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  • A (A-Z entry)

    The symbol employed in textual criticism for a MS of the New Testament in Greek written on parchment in Egypt ( Alexandria ? Hence ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Aaron (A-Z entry)

    Moses' elder brother (according to Exod 6:20 ; 7:7 ), his close associate in leading the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage, and eponymous ancestor ...

    Source: Oxford Encyclopedias of the Bible

  • Aaronid Blessing. (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

  • Abarbanel (A-Z entry)

    an alternative pronunciation of Abravanel.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Abiathar (A-Z entry)

    A priest in the army of King David ( 2 Sam. 20: 25 ), who later supported Adonijah's unsuccessful bid for the throne against ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abigail (A-Z entry)

    Wife of Nabal; she interceded with David to save her husband's life ( 1 Sam. 25: 23–31 ). Nabal was so shocked by the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abijah (A-Z entry)

    The best-known of four OT characters of this name was the son and successor of Rehoboam . He was king of Judah ( 911 ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abilene (A-Z entry)

    An area NW of Damascus round Abila. Luke 3: 1 mentions that when John the Baptist began his ministry Abilene was governed by Lysanias ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abimelech (A-Z entry)

    Son of Gideon (or Jerubbaal) and a concubine from Shechem . Upon the death of Gideon, Abimelech got himself proclaimed king at Shechem ( ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abinadab (A-Z entry)

    Man at whose house on a hill in Kiriath-jearim the ark of the covenant was lodged after its return to Israel by the Philistines ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • 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

  • 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'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

  • 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

  • accession (A-Z entry)

    the act of taking one's place as a ruler

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Aceldama (A-Z entry)

    (AV) Aramaic for ‘Field of Blood’ and rendered Hakeldama by NRSV; ‘Aceldama which means “Blood Acre”’ by REB ( Acts 1: 19 ): the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Achan (A-Z entry)

    Son of Carmi ( 1 Chron. 2: 7 ). After the destruction of Jericho ( Josh. 6: 24 ) some of the booty reserved ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Achor (A-Z entry)

    The valley in which Achan was stoned ( Josh. 7: 25–6 ); the name in Hebrew = ‘trouble’. But Hosea ( 2: 15 ) ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Achziv (A-Z entry)

    ( or Akhzib; Ar., Ez-Zib; Assyr., Accipu ), site located on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, 15 km (9 mi.) north of Akko and ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • acrostic (A-Z entry)

    a poetic form in which the first letter of each new line or series of lines within a larger group follows the order ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

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