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  • Abba (A-Z entry)

    The word for “my father” or “the father.” This Aramaic word appears three times in the New Testament, followed by a translation into Greek: ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Abel, Félix-Marie (A-Z entry)

    ( 1878 – 1953 ), professor of history and geography at the École Biblique et Archéologique Française in Jerusalem from 1905 to 1953 . ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abyss (A-Z entry)

    The abyss, or bottomless depth, appears in biblical tradition in several related senses. In the Hebrew Bible, tĕhôm (NRSV: “the deep”) usually refers to ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • aggadah (A-Z entry)

    (or “haggadah,”possibly from Heb huggad ,“things said” or “what is told”) the nonlegal portions of the Talmud and Midrash (see halakhah ). Aggadah ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • 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

  • Apocalyptic Literature (A-Z entry)

    The words “apocalyptic” and “apocalypse” (from a Greek root meaning “to uncover,” “to reveal”) are terms that came to be used from the second ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • apologia (A-Z entry)

    Greek, “explanation.” A defense of one's actions or beliefs, usually given in a formal speech or written document.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Aqedah (A-Z entry)

    The Hebrew word for “binding,” and the common designation for Genesis 22.1–19 , in which God tests Abraham by commanding that he sacrifice his ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Assumption of Moses (A-Z entry)

    a legend, the account of which is no longer in existence, that may be the origin of the allusion in Jude 9 to ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • The Bible in Literature (Chapters)

    The books of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, are undoubtedly the single greatest influence on the development of English literature, and the reasons ...

    Source: The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

  • bicolon (A-Z entry)

    unit of Heb poetry composed of two cola ,or lines (sometimes called a dístich ).

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Diaspora and Rabbinic Judaism (Chapters)

    The study of the history, literature, and religious beliefs and practices of ancient Jews in the Land of Israel and the Diaspora provides the ...

    Source: The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

  • doxology (A-Z entry)

    (Gk “word of glory”) a prayer of praise to God, or one glorifying God

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Extra-canonical early Christian literature (Chapters)

    A. 1. The twenty-seven books that were eventually accepted as the foundation documents of Christianity were not the only early Christian texts to have ...

    Source: The Oxford Bible Commentary

  • Feminism and the Bible (A-Z entry)

    History. As early as 1837 , the American abolitionist lecturer Sarah Grimke suggested that biblical interpretation was deliberately biased against women in order to ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Former Prophets (A-Z entry)

    the name in the Hebrew Scriptures for the first part of the larger section called the Prophets. The Former Prophets consist of Joshua, ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Freud and the Bible (A-Z entry)

    The views of Sigmund Freud ( 1856 – 1939 ) on religion are well known. He proclaimed to his friend Oscar Pfister , a ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Gnosticism (A-Z entry)

    A modern designation for a religious movement of the early centuries CE , though only some of the groups involved actually called themselves “gnostics” ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Greek (A-Z entry)

    This language belongs to the western branch of the Indo‐European language group, along with the Germanic, Italic, and Celtic families. It evolved into a ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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