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  • Active Intellect (A-Z entry)

    in mystical thought, the repository of the intelligible forms that govern the sublunar world.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • 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

  • Afterlife and Immortality (A-Z entry)

    This entry consists of two articles on views of life after death within the historical communities of Ancient Israel and Second Temple Judaism and ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Anathema (A-Z entry)

    A Greek word corresponding to Hebr. ḥērem ( See Ban ) and designating an object dedicated or devoted to a deity either for consecration ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • annunciation (A-Z entry)

    The message brought by the angel Gabriel to Mary recorded only by Luke ( 1: 26–38 ) that she would be the mother of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • anthropology (A-Z entry)

    Usually the study of mankind's cultures, customs, and cults—but in Christian theology it is used for the doctrine that men and women are made ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • apophatic (A-Z entry)

    (from Gk for “deny”) the theology that works by denying likenesses between God and anything that can be conceived, since God transcends all ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • 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

  • aqeda (A-Z entry)

    A term used by rabbis for the elaborate theological development of the Genesis story of the sacrifice of Isaac ( Gen. 22: 1–19 ) ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Ascension of Christ (A-Z entry)

    Despite the great importance and influence of the early church's belief in the ascension of Christ , it is described explicitly in the New ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • assurance (A-Z entry)

    On the basis of Rom. 8: 16 some theologians of the Protestant tradition have held the doctrine that believers can be assured of their ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Astarte (A-Z entry)

    (AV: Ashtoreth , Ashtaroth ). The Greek form of Ashtart, one of the three great Canaanite goddesses. Astarte was primarily a goddess of fertility ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Ban (A-Z entry)

    The Hebrew word ḥērem is generally translated “ban” or “devoted (thing)” and means something set apart as belonging to Yahweh and therefore forbidden for ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Barrett, Charles Kingsley (A-Z entry)

    ( b. 1917 ) Born in Yorkshire and educated at Cambridge, where he studied theology under E. C. Hoskyns . After three years as ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Beza, Theodore (A-Z entry)

    ( 1519 – 1605 ) Swiss reformed theologian who succeeded John Calvin as leader in Geneva. He is remembered in biblical studies for having ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • The Bible in Ethics (Chapters)

    A. Methodological Issues i. The Old Testament Anyone who has been concerned to examine the ethics of the OT has had to contend with ...

    Source: The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

  • 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

  • Biblical Theology (Chapters)

    The purpose of the following observations is to give an overview of various basic problems in biblical theology from the point of view of ...

    Source: The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

  • Biblical Theology (A-Z entry)

    This entry consists of two articles, one on the Old Testament and one on the New Testament . (The term “Old Testament” is appropriate ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Blasphemy (A-Z entry)

    Speech that is abusive to humans or derogatory to God. Blasphemy against humans occurs when people speak words harmful to one another ( Matt. ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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