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  • Abarbanel (A-Z entry)

    an alternative pronunciation of Abravanel.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • 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

  • 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

  • Aḥad HaʿAm (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “one of the people” or “the people are one”) pen‐name of Asher Ginzberg (1856–1927), Zionist writer.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • ʿaliyah (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “ascent”) pilgrimage or emigration to the land of Israel; being given the honor of “ascending” to read the Torah in synagogue worship.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • ʿAmidah (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “standing”) the main prayer in Jewish worship. Also called the Shemonah ʿ Esrei (eighteen [blessings]), although on regular weekdays (not Shabbat or ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • 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

  • The Arabic Infancy Gospel (Chapters)

    This is another collection of material that has made use of the Protevangelium of James (= PJ) and Infancy Thomas. Chapters 1–10 are based ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

  • ʾAvot (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “fathers”) the name of the first blessing in the ʿ Amidah , from its reference to “the God of Abraham, the God ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • berit (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “treaty”) a term that may be used of a treaty between two individuals, groups, or nations, or between God and Israel (see ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Bible, English translations of (A-Z entry)

    The gospel of John was translated into Anglo-Saxon by the Venerable Bede ( 673 – 735 ce ). An English translation of the entire ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Bible Societies (A-Z entry)

    With their concern for the translation, production, and distribution of the scriptures, Bible societies are relatively recent institutions, but the concept underlying their worldwide ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • The Catholic Study BiblepageId="13" (Chapters)

    How to use this Study Bible This one-volume Study Bible offers a full range of aids to help the reader discover the meaning of ...

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible

  • The Challenges of Biblical TranslationpageId="68" (Chapters)

    For the average person in the pew, the need for new biblical translations can be bewildering. “Why do we need new translations?” or “What ...

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible

  • chaos (A-Z entry)

    complete lack of order. In the mythology of the ancient Near East, chaos was sometimes personified as divine beings who had to be ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Chapter and Verse Divisions (A-Z entry)

    The complete Bible of today is ordinarily divided into chapters and verses, but such divisions were not part of the original texts. They were ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Children's Bibles (A-Z entry)

    The recasting of the Bible to meet the needs of children has been a topic of increasing interest in the twentieth century. Although children ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Christian Hebraists (A-Z entry)

    Christian scholars, inspired by the examples of Origen and Jerome, who taught the importance of returning to the Hebrew text of the Christian ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Circulation of the Bible (A-Z entry)

    By the end of 1992 , translations of the entire Bible had been published in 329 languages, the New Testament in 770 additional languages, ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • consecration (A-Z entry)

    The act of separating persons or things from profane use and dedicating them to the service of God ( Exod. 29: 1 ; 2 ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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