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  • 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

  • Abila (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abila (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    city of the Decapolis, located about 15 km (9 mi.) north-northeast of Irbid in northern Jordan. Abila has an occupational history that extends from ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • 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

  • Abomination of Desolation (A-Z entry)

    Used by AV, REB for ‘ the desolating sacrilege ’ of NRSV at Mark 13: 14 etc.

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • abortion (A-Z entry)

    Not an ethical issue in the OT; maintaining population growth was a national priority. But cf. Jer. 20: 15–18 . For Christian theologians the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • 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)

    Also known as Abram; first of the patriarchs of Israel. His kind of life, depicted in Gen. 11–25 , might be that of about ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abraham (Chapters) This result contains an image

    As already noted ( see ‘The Lands of the Bible’ and ‘The Setting of the Genesis Stories’ ) the biblical narrative presents Abraham (originally ...

    Source: pageId="iii"Oxford Bible Atlas; from chapter The Patriarchs in Canaan

  • 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 (A-Z entry)

    (Heb., Avraham Heb., Avram ) is the name of the progenitor of the Hebrew people. At first he is called Abram ( Gn. 11.26–27 ...

    Source: Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

  • Abraham Ibn Ezra (1089–1164) (Chapters)

    The commentaries of Abraham ben Meir Ibn Ezra mark the culmination of the Spanish‐Arabic period of exegesis. Ibn Ezra lived in Spain most of ...

    Source: The Jewish Study Bible; from chapter Medieval Jewish Interpretation

  • Abraham's Bosom (A-Z entry)

    In Jesus' parable of Dives and Lazarus ( Luke 16: 19–31 ) both characters die, and in the abode of the dead, which is ...

    Source: A Dictionary of 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

  • Abram (A-Z entry)

    See Abraham .

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Abravanel, Isaac (A-Z entry)

    (1437–1508) a medieval philosopher and biblical commentator. He fled from Portugal to Spain to escape a sentence of death in a supposed plot ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

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