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  • Acts (Chapters)

    Before Beginning … Acts continues the story that began with Luke’s Gospel. What began with Jesus’ life did not end on Easter. God’s plan ...

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible

  • Amos (A-Z entry)

    A prophet , but no professional in that role ( Amos 7: 14 ), yet with the sense that he experienced a particular call ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Amos, book of (A-Z entry)

    According to the first verse of his book, Amos lived during the reigns of Uzziah (= Azariah in 2 Kgs 15), king of Judah ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Apostolic Council (A-Z entry)

    The gathering of the Jerusalem church under the leadership of apostles and elders reported in Acts 15.4–29 . The meeting took place after unnamed ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Apostolic Fathers (A-Z entry)

    The Apostolic Fathers ( Clement of Rome, Ignatius , Hermas , Polycarp, and Papias ; and the authors of the epistle of Barnabas, the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • assembly (A-Z entry)

    The people of Israel were summoned as a whole community to listen to Moses and Aaron ( Exod. 12: 3 ) and to Solomon ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Asshur (A-Z entry)

    The capital city of Assyria until 900 bce , when it became one only of several important cities in the greatly enlarged empire. The ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • atonement (A-Z entry)

    Sin destroys the relationship between God and people, and atonement is the means by which a reconciliation is effected. In the OT, sacrifices and ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Base Community (A-Z entry)

    a translation of a Spanish term, comunidad de base: “basic or foundational society,” for certain popular church groups in Central and South America ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Bible Societies (A-Z entry)

    With their concern for the translation, production, and distribution of the scriptures, Bible societies are relatively recent institutions, but the concept underlying their worldwide ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Biblical Interpretation in the Early Church (Chapters)

    The Bible of the Early Christians Christianity's entry to the world as a Jewish sect had profound consequences for its development. Possessing a distinctive ...

    Source: The Oxford Study Bible

  • The Book of Ezra (Chapters)

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible

  • The Book of Leviticus (Chapters)

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible

  • The Book of Zephaniah (Chapters)

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible

  • Christian Science and the Bible (A-Z entry)

    Christian Science began in the United States during the latter half of the nineteenth century, appearing first as a religious teaching and later as ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Church (A-Z entry)

    In the Greek world, the term ekklēsia meant a group of citizens “called out” to assemble for political purposes. In the New Testament, ekklēsia ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Churches in Context (Chapters)

    The Jesus movement consisted at first of a small group of Jews who held the unorthodox view that their teacher was the expected Messiah ...

    Source: The Oxford History of the Biblical World

  • colophon (A-Z entry)

    a notice, usually printed at the end of a book, giving information about authorship. There is a colophon at the end of Sirach ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Colossians, The Letter of Paul to the (A-Z entry)

    Outline. I. Introductory greeting ( 1.1–2 ) II. Thanksgiving: Faith‐love‐hope and the gospel ( 1.3–8 ) III. Praying for knowledge and godly conduct ( ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • congregation (A-Z entry)

    The people of Israel considered as a group for travel ( Exod. 16: 1 ) or worship ( Isa. 1: 13 , ‘convocation’, NRSV, ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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