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  • A (A-Z entry)

    The symbol employed in textual criticism for a MS of the New Testament in Greek written on parchment in Egypt ( Alexandria ? Hence ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abilene (A-Z entry)

    An area NW of Damascus round Abila. Luke 3: 1 mentions that when John the Baptist began his ministry Abilene was governed by Lysanias ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abraham's Bosom (A-Z entry)

    This expression occurs in the parable of the Rich Man ( Dives ) and Lazarus ( Luke 16.19–31 ); after his death, Lazarus is ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Aceldama (A-Z entry)

    (AV) Aramaic for ‘Field of Blood’ and rendered Hakeldama by NRSV; ‘Aceldama which means “Blood Acre”’ by REB ( Acts 1: 19 ): the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • The Acts of John (Chapters)

    In the East the earliest unambiguous patristic attestation to the Acts of John is in Eusebius ( HE 3. 25. 6 (Schwartz GCS 9.2, ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

  • The Acts of Paul (Chapters)

    Attestation Tertullian, de Baptismo 17 (ed. A. Reifferscheid and G. Wissowa, CSEL 20 (Prague, Vienna, Leipzig, 1890), p. 215, or ed. J. W. P. ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

  • The Acts of Peter (Chapters)

    The figure of Peter gave rise to much apocryphal literature. The Acts and Passion of Peter appear in various forms and in various languages. ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

  • Acts of the Apostles (A-Z entry)

    The fifth book of the New Testament in the common arrangement, Acts records certain phases of the progress of Christianity for a period of ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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    The Acts of the Apostles is the earliest attempt to provide a narrative account of the birth and expansion of the church in the ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

  • The Acts of Thomas (Chapters)

    Ancient testimony to the existence of the Acts of Thomas is late and may be seen in Epiphanius, adv. Haer. 2. 47. 1 and ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

  • adoptionism (A-Z entry)

    A theory about the Person of Christ associated with the heretic Nestorius ( d. 451 ce ) that Jesus was a man gifted with ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Adramyttium (A-Z entry)

    Port on the NW coast of modern Turkey. Paul was put on board a ship from Adramyttium at Caesarea on his way to Rome ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Adria, Sea of (A-Z entry)

    In the 1st cent. ce the name was applied not only to the modern Adriatic (between Italy and the Balkan peninsula) but also southwards ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • advent (A-Z entry)

    An alternative translation of the Greek parousia , otherwise rendered ‘coming’ in the English versions, with reference to the eschatological expectation of Christ's coming ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • advocate (A-Z entry)

    A translation of the Greek ‘ Paraclete ’, used in the gospel and first epistle of John for the Spirit (e.g. John 14: 16 ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Aeneas (A-Z entry)

    The hero of the Aeneid , the epic poem in Latin by Virgil. The name was indeed well known in the 1st cent. and ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Aenon (A-Z entry)

    A place near Shechem in Samaria , though not identified with certainty. When Jesus and his disciples began a ministry of baptism , John ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • aetiology (A-Z entry)

    An aetiological story professes to explain causes. The Pentateuch , especially Genesis, is rich in stories designed to give explanations about the origin of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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