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  • Abraham (A-Z entry)

    Abraham is the earliest biblical character who is delineated clearly enough to be correlated, to a limited extent, within world history. His homeland on ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Abraham (A-Z entry)

    (Heb., Avraham Heb., Avram ) is the name of the progenitor of the Hebrew people. At first he is called Abram ( Gn. 11.26–27 ...

    Source: Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

  • Abraham's Bosom (A-Z entry)

    In Jesus' parable of Dives and Lazarus ( Luke 16: 19–31 ) both characters die, and in the abode of the dead, which is ...

    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

  • Abram (A-Z entry)

    See Abraham .

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Abravanel, Isaac (A-Z entry)

    (1437–1508) a medieval philosopher and biblical commentator. He fled from Portugal to Spain to escape a sentence of death in a supposed plot ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Abravanel, Judah (A-Z entry)

    (1460–1521) physician, poet, and philosopher, and son of Isaac Abravanel. His Dialogue on Love (published posthumously) argued that love was the structural principle ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Absalom (A-Z entry)

    A son of David ; good-looking and ambitious; he gathered round himself a band of disaffected people who were prepared to overthrow David. He ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Absalom (A-Z entry)

    Third son of King David ( 2 Sam. 3.3 ). The story of Absalom is presented as a subplot of the life of David, ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Absalom, House of (A-Z entry)

    The only reference to the phrase house of Absalom in the Dead Sea Scrolls appears in Pesher Habakkuk (1QpHab v.9), where its position in ...

    Source: Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

  • Abu Ghurob (A-Z entry)

    a New Kingdom site, situated in Middle Egypt at the edge of the Faiyum, 3.75 kilometers (about 2.5 miles) due west of the point ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • Abu Ḥamid, Tell (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abu Ḥamid, Tell (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    site located in the Jordan Valley, at 240 m below sea level, on Lisan marl deposits between two small wadis (32°19′ N, 35°33′ E). ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abu Hawam, Tell (A-Z entry)

    10-acre mound on the Mediterranean coast near where the Kishon River empties into the bay of Haifa (map reference 151 × 144). It may ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abu Rowash (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • Abu Rowash (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    located in the continuation of Gebel el-Ghigiga, the western fringe of the Nile Valley (30°2′N, 31°4′E). The archaeological area of Abu Rowash, which belongs ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • Abu Salabikh (A-Z entry)

    ( modern name, Ar., Tell or Īšān Abū eṣ-Ṣalābīḫ [“father of clinker”] ), city of the fourth and third millennia in southern Iraq, located ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abu Simbel (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • Abu Simbel (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    site south of Aswan, on the western bank of the Nile River in what was Nubia (now near Egypt's border with Sudan). It has ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • Abu Simbel (A-Z entry)

    colossal temple complex located in the northern Sudan about 200 km (186 mi.) up the Nile from Aswan (22°21′ N, 31°38′ E). Built in ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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