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  • Abaddon (A-Z entry)

    Meaning literally, “place of destruction,” Abaddon refers to the realm of the dead in the Hebrew Bible. Occurring mainly in wisdom literature , Abaddon ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • 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

  • Achaia (A-Z entry)

    The southern part of Greece made into a province by the Romans in 27 bce . In the time (5th cent. bce ) of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Adramyttium (A-Z entry)

    Port on the NW coast of modern Turkey. Paul was put on board a ship from Adramyttium at Caesarea on his way to Rome ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Adria, Sea of (A-Z entry)

    In the 1st cent. ce the name was applied not only to the modern Adriatic (between Italy and the Balkan peninsula) but also southwards ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Africa (A-Z entry)

    Names and Words for Africa. Africa appears throughout the Bible from Genesis 2.11–13 , where the sources of the Nile River are located in ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • ῾Amuq (A-Z entry)

    a well-watered and extremely fertile plain more than 1,400 sq km (868 sq. mi.) in area, bounded on the north by the Taurus Mountains ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Anatolia (A-Z entry)

    [ This entry provides a broad survey of the history of Anatolia as known primarily from archaeological discoveries. It is chronologically divided into four ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Ancient Trade Routes (Chapters)

    Mention has already been made of the fact that the territory occupied by the Israelites formed a land‐bridge through which routes from Africa and ...

    Source: pageId="iii"Oxford Bible Atlas

  • Arabah (A-Z entry)

    The desert valley which runs from the Sea of Galilee to the Red Sea was an important trade route from north to south. In ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Arabia (A-Z entry)

    Arabia is a large, predominately arid peninsula bounded on the east by Mesopotamia and the Persian Gulf, on the north by the Mediterranean coastal ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Archbishop Oscar Romero (Image) This result contains an image

    Undated picture of Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assassinated while celebrating Mass in a church in San Salvador on 24 March 1980. Romero was ...

    Source: The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

  • Asia (A-Z entry)

    In the Hellenistic period, Asia is a term for the Seleucid Empire ( Map 11 ; e.g., 1 Macc. 11.13 ; 13.32 ). In ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Attalia (A-Z entry)

    A port where Paul and Barnabas embarked, in Pamphylia , on the southern coast of Asia Minor, on their way to Antioch ( Acts ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Bartolomé de Las Casas (1474–1566) (Image) This result contains an image

    Bartolomé de Las Casas (1474–1566), called the ‘Apostle of the Indians’ for trying to humanize the colonization of Southern America by the Spanish. The ...

    Source: The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

  • Canaan (A-Z entry)

    An ancient name for the region occupied today by Lebanon and Israel ( Map 1 ). The origin of the term “Canaan” is obscure. ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Canaan (A-Z entry)

    In Hebrew, Ugaritic, and Phoenician/Punic Canaan is spelled kn῾n , in Akkadian cuneiform it is spelled ki-na-aḫ-nu(m) (at Mari, Byblos, and Tyre), ki-in-a-nim (at ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Carmel Caves (A-Z entry)

    Mount Carmel is a limestone mountainous block that stretches as a triangular mass over about 350 sq km. It was surveyed intensively and all ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Central Moab (A-Z entry)

    The region immediately east of the Dead Sea, known as Moab in ancient times, consists of a narrow strip of cultivable land between the ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Chaos (A-Z entry)

    The Hebrew word tōhû is generally translated in two ways. It can denote the arid wilderness , where wadis disappear ( Job 6.18 ), ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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