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  • Agrippa (A-Z entry)

    Herod Agrippa I , grandson of Herod the Great; the name ‘Agrippa’ was assumed on account of a friendship with Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa , ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Ahaz (A-Z entry)

    King of Judah , 735 – 715 bce . The Assyrians were dominant, and Syria and Ephraim resolved to arrest their eastward expansion and ...

    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

  • Artaxerxes (A-Z entry)

    In Ezra 4: 7 etc. the reference is probably to Artaxerxes I , king of Persia 465 – 424 bce , whose appointment of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • The Assyrian Empire (Chapters)

    Much of our knowledge of the Assyrians comes from records they left behind, in particular through royal annals. In using these records, it is ...

    Source: pageId="iii"Oxford Bible Atlas

  • Babylonian exile (A-Z entry)

    the forced relocation of some of the population of Judah, perhaps the ruling portion of it, after the conquest by Babylonia in 597–586 ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Benjamin (A-Z entry)

    The younger son of Jacob and Rachel ( Gen. 35: 18 ), from whom the tribe of Benjamin claimed to be descended. He is ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Cadbury, Henry Joel (A-Z entry)

    ( 1883 – 1974 ) Internationally known as a Nobel Peace prizewinner, he was a professor at Bryn Mawr and Harvard in New Testament ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • citizenship (A-Z entry)

    Roman citizenship was immensely important in the NT era, and Paul was able to claim it—and more; he was also a citizen of Tarsus ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • David (A-Z entry)

    The Bible remembers David as founder, around 1000 b.c.e. , of the dynasty that ruled First Temple Jerusalem. David is famous for his defeat ...

    Source: Oxford Encyclopedias of the Bible

  • Domitian (A-Z entry)

    Emperor from 81 to 96 ce (when he was assassinated). Under him the Romans made substantial military advances in Britain. He pressed his claim ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Edomites (A-Z entry)

    Inhabitants of land at the SE end of the Dead Sea . The Edomites lived adjacent to the Israelites, with whom there were frequent ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Euphrates (A-Z entry)

    The southernmost of the two rivers that, along with the Tigris, define Mesopotamia . The Euphrates begins from two tributaries in mountainous eastern Turkey, ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Euphrates (A-Z entry)

    In Sumerian the name of the Euphrates River is BURANUN ; in Akkadian, ÍD.KIB.NUN.KI (lit., “Sippar River”); in Assyro-Babylonian, Purattu ; in Old Persian, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Gedaliah (A-Z entry)

    The governor of Judah appointed by Nebuchadnezzar after its capture in 586 bce ( 2 Kgs. 25: 22 ). He enjoyed the support of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Gibeon (A-Z entry)

    A town NW of Jerusalem whose inhabitants tricked the invading Israelites into a treaty ( Josh. 9: 4 ), though later Saul attacked them ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Gibeon (A-Z entry)

    A site of some importance in the Bible, located approximately 9 km (5 mi) north of Jerusalem (35°11′ N, 31°51′ E; map reference 167.6 ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Haggadah of Pesaḥ (A-Z entry)

    (“telling of Passover”) the liturgical recitation used at the Passover Seder ; also the book that contains the recitation and instructions of the ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • halakhah (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “way,” from halakh “go”; pl. halakhot ) the legal portions of the Talmud, or any legal ruling according to Jewish law.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Hazael (A-Z entry)

    A courtier with King Benhadad at Damascus , who became king of Syria (Aram). When Elisha the prophet paid a visit to Damascus, King ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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