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  • alpha (A-Z entry)

    The first letter of the Greek alphabet; in Rev. 1: 8 God is called ‘Alpha and Omega ’ (the last letter of the Greek ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Alpha and Omega (A-Z entry)

    The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, spoken in the book of Revelation to John as the self‐disclosure of God ( Rev. ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • angels (A-Z entry)

    The Greek word aggelos means ‘messenger’ and as such angels are described as bearing messages from God to the patriarchs (e.g. Gen. 22: 11 ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Antichrist (A-Z entry)

    The word “antichrist” occurs in the Bible only in 1 and 2 John. The prefix anti‐ in Greek means “over against,” “instead of,” and ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • apocalypse (A-Z entry)

    Though applied especially to the last book in the Bible, the Revelation to John, and called ‘The Apocalypse’, the word means more generally an ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Apocalyptic Literature (A-Z entry)

    The words “apocalyptic” and “apocalypse” (from a Greek root meaning “to uncover,” “to reveal”) are terms that came to be used from the second ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • The Apocalyptic Vision (Chapters)

    When the word “apocalypse” appears in the newspaper, it is usually in connection with the horrors of nuclear war or the threat of environmental ...

    Source: The Oxford Study Bible

  • Armageddon (A-Z entry)

    A place name found only in Revelation 16.16 , where it is identified as the “Hebrew” name for the location where the kings of ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • bronze (A-Z entry)

    Bronze was harder than copper and came to replace it in weaponry. It also had a bright, shiny surface—hence the simile in Rev. 1: ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Churches, seven (A-Z entry)

    Christian communities in the province of Asia. The last book of the Bible, the Revelation to John, also known sometimes as the Apocalypse , ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Eschatology (A-Z entry)

    The teaching concerning last things, such as the resurrection of the dead, the Last Judgment, the end of this world, and the creation of ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Introduction (Chapters)

    The Revelation of John encourages Christians to keep faith in the face of trial and persecution. The author is a Christian prophet, John, who ...

    Source: The Oxford Study Bible

  • Introduction (Chapters)

    A. Reading Revelation. 1. Revelation is a book of profound theology, intense prophetic insight and dazzling literary accomplishment. But most modern readers find it ...

    Source: The Oxford Bible Commentary

  • Introduction (Chapters)

    The book of Revelation, also known as the Apocalypse (from the Greek word meaning “disclosure,” “unveiling,” or “revelation”) brings the canon of the New ...

    Source: The New Oxford Annotated Bible

  • Introduction (Chapters)

    The Apocalypse * of John is a symbolic vision report containing elaborate descriptions (of Jesus, of a trip to heaven, and of the agents ...

    Source: The Access Bible

  • John, gospel of (A-Z entry)

    Often called ‘the fourth gospel’ to mark its distinction from the three synoptics . The gospel is certainly a narrative about Jesus and in ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Laodicea (A-Z entry)

    A city in the Roman province of Asia which enjoyed great prosperity until laid waste by an earthquake in 60 ce . Its uncertain ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Life, book of (A-Z entry)

    A list of names of people who are destined to enter the New Jerusalem ( Rev. 21: 27 ).

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Lion of Judah (A-Z entry)

    A Messianic title for Christ ( Rev. 5: 5 ) recalling Jacob 's blessing ( Gen. 49: 9 ), and the lion is here ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • marriage (A-Z entry)

    In the OT marriage is assumed to be a normal relationship, ordained by the Creator ( Gen. 1: 26 f.) though the initial period ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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