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  • Abu Simbel (A-Z entry)

    colossal temple complex located in the northern Sudan about 200 km (186 mi.) up the Nile from Aswan (22°21′ N, 31°38′ E). Built in ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abydos (A-Z entry)

    one of ancient Egypt's most sacred sites, located in the eighth Upper Egyptian nome, or province (26°11′ N, 31°55′ E). Archaeological survey indicates that ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Agriculture (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Agriculture (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Agriculture (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Agriculture (A-Z entry)

    In the Bible agriculture and religion are intimately connected. Of the three major festivals two were clearly connected with the agricultural year. The Feast ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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

    The broad array of activities and knowledge whereby human communities exploit plants to produce food and other crops (fibers and oils), agriculture, literally means ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Ahiram Inscription (A-Z entry)

    The sarcophagus of Ahiram found in Byblos, in Lebanon, by French archaeologists In 1923 is one of the most important works of art from ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • almond (A-Z entry)

    A fruit tree often mentioned in the OT and, because of the shape of the fruit, possibly originally associated with fertility rites. The white ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • aloes (A-Z entry)

    A fragrant spice (not a bitter plant) used as perfume ( Ps. 45: 8 and S. of S. 4: 14 ) and on the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • alphabet (A-Z entry)

    An alphabet was in use in the cities of Palestine by 1200 bce , including the Hebrew alphabet used in Israel and Judah . ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Alphabet (A-Z entry)

    [ This entry treats the origins and development of what is traditionally termed the “alphabet,” that is, the stages termed “abjad” and “alphabet.” For ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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

    In the ancient Near East, altars are typically classified on the basis of their material and style of construction. However, the flexibility and comprehensiveness ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Altars (A-Z entry)

    References to altars appear in the Bible some four hundred times, including their construction, materials (e.g., unhewn stone, wood, earth, brass/bronze, gold), types (especially ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • amanuensis (A-Z entry)

    Latin for a secretary. Paul dictated letters to Tertius ( Rom. 16: 22 ), who wrote on his behalf. It is sometimes held that ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • ambassadors (A-Z entry)

    ‘Servants’ (AV, NRSV), ‘envoys’ (REB), ‘an embassy’ (NJB) sent on a goodwill visit to another country ( 1 Kgs. 5: 1 ) or to ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Amman Airport Temple (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Amman Airport Temple (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    located at the former Amman Civil Airport in Markeh, Jordan, a northern suburb of Amman. The site lies immediately east of the apron runway, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • ʾamoraʾ (A-Z entry)

    (Aram. “speaker”; pl. ʾamora ʾ im ) a rabbinic teacher of the talmudic period. The name is used in both Babylonia and the ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

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