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  • 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

  • Acts (Chapters)

    Before Beginning … Acts continues the story that began with Luke's Gospel. What began with Jesus' life did not end on Easter. God's plan ...

    Source: The Catholic Study Bible

  • The Acts of John (Chapters)

    In the East the earliest unambiguous patristic attestation to the Acts of John is in Eusebius ( HE 3. 25. 6 (Schwartz GCS 9.2, ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

  • The Acts of Paul (Chapters)

    Attestation Tertullian, de Baptismo 17 (ed. A. Reifferscheid and G. Wissowa, CSEL 20 (Prague, Vienna, Leipzig, 1890), p. 215, or ed. J. W. P. ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

  • The Acts of Thomas (Chapters)

    Ancient testimony to the existence of the Acts of Thomas is late and may be seen in Epiphanius, adv. Haer. 2. 47. 1 and ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

  • advent (A-Z entry)

    An alternative translation of the Greek parousia , otherwise rendered ‘coming’ in the English versions, with reference to the eschatological expectation of Christ's coming ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • advocate (A-Z entry)

    A translation of the Greek ‘ Paraclete ’, used in the gospel and first epistle of John for the Spirit (e.g. John 14: 16 ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Aenon (A-Z entry)

    A place near Shechem in Samaria , though not identified with certainty. When Jesus and his disciples began a ministry of baptism , John ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • age (A-Z entry)

    Human life was expected to end after seventy years, and anyone living for eighty years must have unusual strength ( Ps. 90: 10 ). ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • agony (A-Z entry)

    From the Greek for a ‘contest’, meaning the nervous feeling experienced before such a contest. It is in that sense that Jesus was in ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Ahimelech (A-Z entry)

    Priest at Nob ( 1 Sam. 21: 1–6 ). During his flight from Saul , David , desperate for food, was given the bread ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Anna (A-Z entry)

    An elderly and devout prophetess who greeted the infant Jesus in the Temple ( Luke 2: 36–8 ); a widow with whom many in ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Annas (A-Z entry)

    High priest , 6 – 15 ce ; father-in-law of Caiaphas ( John 18: 13 ). Although deposed, Annas continued to hold an influential ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • annunciation (A-Z entry)

    The message brought by the angel Gabriel to Mary recorded only by Luke ( 1: 26–38 ) that she would be the mother of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Apostle (A-Z entry)

    The Greek word apostolos (“someone who has been sent”) is seldom used in classical Greek, but it occurs eighty times in the New Testament, ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • 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

  • Arimathaea (A-Z entry)

    All the gospels mention that Joseph , who sought permission to bury Jesus in his personal tomb , lived in Arimathaea, 8 km. (5 ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Barabbas (A-Z entry)

    Outside the Gospels nothing is known of Barabbas. His name is Aramaic and means “son of the father” ( Abba ), ironically denoting the ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Barnabas (A-Z entry)

    Acts describes Joseph “Barnabas” as a Hellenized Jew from Cyprus who played a leading role in the gentile mission. The apostles call this Joseph ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Bartholomew (A-Z entry)

    A follower of Jesus and one of the Twelve ( Mark 3.18 par.). Other than his Aramaic name, which means “son of Tolmai,” nothing ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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