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  • African American Traditions and the Bible (A-Z entry)

    Introduction: Reading the Bible = Reading the Self and the World. African Americans' engagement of the Bible is complex and dynamic. It is a ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Arameans (A-Z entry)

    a Semitic people living in the area of modern Syria from the second millennium onwards. Some biblical texts suggest particular kinship between Israel ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Ashkenazi (A-Z entry)

    the name Ashkenaz appears in Gen. 10.3, as a descendant of Gomer, son of Japheth, son of Noah. In geonic tradition (ca. 9th ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Cherethites and Pelethites (A-Z entry)

    A group of mercenaries loyal to David . As a military unit separate from the regular army, the Cherethites and the Pelethites were under ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • congregation (A-Z entry)

    The people of Israel considered as a group for travel ( Exod. 16: 1 ) or worship ( Isa. 1: 13 , ‘convocation’, NRSV, ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Conquest of Canaan (A-Z entry)

    The biblical story of the conquest of Canaan is found in Joshua 1–11 and Judges 1 . The Joshua account continues the story of ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Cush (A-Z entry)

    Often translated “Ethiopia,” Cush refers principally to the land of Nubia, south of Egypt ( Map 7:F6 ). Cush's political apex came when the ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Elamites (A-Z entry)

    From the early third through mid-first millennia bce , Elam was one of the major powers in the ancient Near East. Its territory encompassed ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • epithet (A-Z entry)

    a word or phrase that characterizes a person or thing, and that often can be used by itself to refer to the person. ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Gentile (A-Z entry)

    From the Latin gens (literally, “nation”; Hebr. gôy; Grk. ethnos ), “gentile” refers to a non‐Jew or, more broadly, anyone outside the covenant community ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • giant (A-Z entry)

    Before the arrival of the Israelites several races of giants were said to inhabit the land ( Deut. 2 ). Goliath of Gath was ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Habiru (A-Z entry)

    Sumerian term for refugees of various races scattered round the Fertile Crescent from about 2900 to 1200 bce . The Tell el-Amarna letters found ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Hagar (A-Z entry)

    An Egyptian servant of Sarah , featured in the Genesis narratives about Sarah and Abraham . According to custom, Sarah, who was sterile, presented ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Ham/Canaan, Cursing of (A-Z entry)

    According to Genesis 9.20–27 , Ham saw his father Noah lying drunk and naked in his tent, and Noah later cursed Ham's son Canaan ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • heathen (A-Z entry)

    Those who do not worship God as revealed in the Bible (AV Jer. 49: 15 ; Ps. 98: 2 ). After the Exile the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Hebrews (A-Z entry)

    A name applied occasionally to the early Israelites, primarily to distinguish them from other cultures and peoples of the ancient Near East. An ethnic ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Holiness Code (A-Z entry)

    the ritual and ethical laws in Lev 17–26, named from the repeated exhortation to the Israelites to be holy. The authors of this ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • household codes (A-Z entry)

    Translation of the German Haustafeln , used by commentators for a literary type developed for ethical instruction in the Hellenistic world, adopted by Jewish ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Hurrians (A-Z entry)

    The term Hurrian may be derived from hur , a stem denoting war. Although the name appears to be related to the biblical ḥōrî(m) ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Hyksos (A-Z entry)

    In the reign of Ptolemy II ( 282 – 246 bce ), the Egyptian priest-historian Manetho used the Greek name Hyksos to identify his ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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