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  • Abarbanel (A-Z entry)

    an alternative pronunciation of Abravanel.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • 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

  • accession (A-Z entry)

    the act of taking one's place as a ruler

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Aceldama (A-Z entry)

    (AV) Aramaic for ‘Field of Blood’ and rendered Hakeldama by NRSV; ‘Aceldama which means “Blood Acre”’ by REB ( Acts 1: 19 ): the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Achor (A-Z entry)

    The valley in which Achan was stoned ( Josh. 7: 25–6 ); the name in Hebrew = ‘trouble’. But Hosea ( 2: 15 ) ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • The Acts of Andrew (Chapters)

    The arrangement of this section is: Introduction The Acts of Andrew The Acts of Andrew and Matthias; the Acts of Peter and Andrew; the ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

  • The Acts of Andrew and Matthias; The Acts of Peter and Andrew; The Acts of Andrew and Paul (Chapters)

    The Acts of Andrew and Matthias among the Cannibals was at one time thought to have belonged to the original Acts of Andrew. This ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

  • 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 Peter (Chapters)

    The figure of Peter gave rise to much apocryphal literature. The Acts and Passion of Peter appear in various forms and in various languages. ...

    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

  • AD (A-Z entry)

    Latin, anno domini , ‘in the year of the Lord’, commonly used by Christians to indicate dates, from the supposed date of the birth ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Adar (A-Z entry)

    the twelfth month (February–March) in the Jewish year. In order to bring the lunar calendar into alignment with the solar year, a leap ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Adonai (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “my Lord”) a divine title and the word generally substituted for the Tetragrammaton , Yhvh, when the Bible is read aloud.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • 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

  • agape (A-Z entry)

    Greek noun meaning ‘ love ’ not much used in secular writings but common in the NT for the gracious self-giving love of God ...

    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

  • agrapha (A-Z entry)

    A Greek word (in the plural) for sayings of Jesus which are not written in the gospels or found sometimes only in inferior MSS ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Aḥad HaʿAm (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “one of the people” or “the people are one”) pen‐name of Asher Ginzberg (1856–1927), Zionist writer.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

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