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  • ῾Abbasid Caliphate (Map) This result is a map

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • ῾Abbasid Caliphate (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    As the result of a revolution that culminated In 750 ce in the defeat of the last Umayyad caliph, Marwan ibn Muhammad , on ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • abomination (A-Z entry)

    Frequently in AV, and sometimes in NRSV, it describes an action or article incompatible with the true religion of Israel, as in Lev. 7: ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abortion (A-Z entry)

    Abortion as such is not discussed in the Bible, so any explanation of why it is not legislated or commented on is speculative. One ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Adullam (A-Z entry)

    A place in the hills of Judah . When David fled from Saul he hid in a cave nearby and there gathered a supportive ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Adultery (A-Z entry)

    Adultery is voluntary sexual intercourse by either a married man or a married woman with someone other than his or her spouse. In ancient ...

    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

  • Agrippa (A-Z entry)

    Herod Agrippa I , grandson of Herod the Great; the name ‘Agrippa’ was assumed on account of a friendship with Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa , ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Ahaz (A-Z entry)

    King of Judah , 735 – 715 bce . The Assyrians were dominant, and Syria and Ephraim resolved to arrest their eastward expansion and ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Akkadian (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Akkadian (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Akkadian (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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

    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

  • Alexander's Empire and its Aftermath: The Hellenistic Period (Chapters)

    It was the rise to power of Alexander the Great of Macedon which brought about the downfall of the Persian Empire. In 334 he ...

    Source: pageId="iii"Oxford Bible Atlas

  • 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

  • ambassadors (A-Z entry)

    ‘Servants’ (AV, NRSV), ‘envoys’ (REB), ‘an embassy’ (NJB) sent on a goodwill visit to another country ( 1 Kgs. 5: 1 ) or to ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Ancient Near Eastern Studies: Mesopotamia (Chapters)

    The idea that understanding of the Hebrew Bible can be helped by study of other ancient Near Eastern documents is nothing new. In the ...

    Source: The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

  • apodictic law (A-Z entry)

    Divine law in the OT expressing absolute prohibitions or injunctions, as in the Ten Commandments (‘You shall not make an idol’, Exod. 20: 4 ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Aram (A-Z entry)

    Aram is a name of both places and persons. As a place name it refers usually to Aram‐Damascus ( Map 1:Z2 ), a powerful ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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