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  • 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

  • Africa (A-Z entry)

    Names and Words for Africa. Africa appears throughout the Bible from Genesis 2.11–13 , where the sources of the Nile River are located in ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Agrapha (Extracanonical Sayings of Jesus) (A-Z entry)

    Since the publication of J. G. Körner 's De sermonibus Christi “agraphois” (1778), “agrapha” (literally “unwritten things”) has become the name for sayings attributed ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Aharoni, Yohanan (A-Z entry)

    ( 1919 – 1976 ), Israeli biblical archaeologist and historical geographer . Born in Germany, Aharoni went to Palestine as a young man. His ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Ahiram Inscription (A-Z entry)

    The sarcophagus of Ahiram found in Byblos, in Lebanon, by French archaeologists In 1923 is one of the most important works of art from ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Akiva (Aqiba) ben Yosef, R. (A-Z entry)

    (ca. 50–135 ce), rabbi at Lydda, martyred in the Hadrianic persecutions. He played an instrumental role in the task of beginning to assemble ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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    The language of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians of Mesopotamia, Akkadian, subsumes both Assyrian and Babylonian dialects within it. The earliest attested Semitic language, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Alalakh Texts (A-Z entry)

    British-led archaeological teams, directed by C. Leonard Woolley from 1937 to 1939 and again from 1946 to 1949 , excavated more than 515 texts ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Alms (A-Z entry)

    There is no word for “alms” or “almsgiving” in the Hebrew Bible, and there are almost no specific references to the practice of giving ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Alpha and Omega (A-Z entry)

    The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, spoken in the book of Revelation to John as the self‐disclosure of God ( Rev. ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Amarna Letters (A-Z entry)

    Akkadian cuneiform tablets from the period of 1350 bce or slightly earlier, containing diplomatic correspondence from the reigns of Pharaohs Amenophis III and ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Amarna Letters (A-Z entry)

    Discovered in 1887 , the archive of El‐Amarna in Egypt has yielded 379 cuneiform tablets that are among the most precious finds of Near ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Amarna Tablets (A-Z entry)

    Tell el-Amarna (ancient Akhenaten) in middle Egypt was, in the fourteenth century bce , the capital city of Akhenaten, or Amenophis IV. In 1887 ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Ammonite Inscriptions (A-Z entry)

    Ammonite texts are inscribed on various materials: stone (e.g., from the Amman Citadel), metal (e.g., on a bottle from Tell Siran), pottery (engraved, e.g., ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Amorites (A-Z entry)

    The Amorites were among the original inhabitants of Canaan before the Israelite conquest , along with Hittites , Canaanites, Jebusites , and others ( ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Amorites (A-Z entry)

    The term Amorite is the English rendering of the Hebrew word 'ĕmorî , which is derived in turn from the Akkadian Amurrūm or Amurr-ī-um ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • anastrophe (A-Z entry)

    (ah‐nah′‐stro‐fee) the repetition at the beginning of one line of the word or words that concluded the previous line. “The voice of the ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

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