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  • 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

  • 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

  • Adar (A-Z entry)

    the twelfth month (February–March) in the Jewish year. In order to bring the lunar calendar into alignment with the solar year, a leap ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • adoptionism (A-Z entry)

    A theory about the Person of Christ associated with the heretic Nestorius ( d. 451 ce ) that Jesus was a man gifted with ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • amphictyony (A-Z entry)

    A word borrowed from institutions in classical Greece and applied by some historians of Israel to its supposed organization before the monarchy as a ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Aqedah (A-Z entry)

    The Hebrew word for “binding,” and the common designation for Genesis 22.1–19 , in which God tests Abraham by commanding that he sacrifice his ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Ashi, Rabbana (A-Z entry)

    (ca. 335–427) Babylonian ʾamoraʾ of the Sura academy; one of the primary editors of the Babylonian Talmud.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • 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

  • Assumption of Moses (A-Z entry)

    a legend, the account of which is no longer in existence, that may be the origin of the allusion in Jude 9 to ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Baḥya ben Asher (A-Z entry)

    (d. 1320) biblical commentator of Spain. He used the Zohar' s method of distinguishing four levels of meaning in Scripture: peshat (contextual sense), ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Bar Kappara (A-Z entry)

    3rd century ce scholar; he lived in the land of Israel.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Baraita (A-Z entry)

    (Aram. “outside,” i.e., external to the Mishnah) a section of rabbinic material with a ruling or interpretation like that in the Mishnah, that ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Bavli, Talmud (A-Z entry)

    the Babylonian Talmud; see Talmud.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • ben Asher, Aaron (A-Z entry)

    (9th–10th centuries) Masorete of Tiberias. Ben Asher was one of the primary scholars who established the Hebrew Masoretic Text.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • The Bible in Judaism (Chapters)

    The Centrality of the Bible in Judaism Judaism is now so Bible-centred, so obviously a ‘religion of the Book’, that it takes an effort ...

    Source: The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

  • commandments (A-Z entry)

    The people of Israel are frequently exhorted to keep the Lord's commandments, not however as a burden to be resented, but as a response ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • concordance (A-Z entry)

    a word index to a given text, listing each occurrence of a given word along with a context line so that scholars may ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • corner‐stone (A-Z entry)

    A large stone placed in the foundation at the main corner of a new building; it might form part of the end wall and ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Council of Trent (A-Z entry)

    the twenty‐ninth ecumenical council of the Catholic Church, held 1545–1563, after the Protestant Reformation had begun. Among other things, it defined the books ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Covenant Code (A-Z entry)

    another term for Covenant Collection

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

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