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  • Abigail (A-Z entry)

    Wife of Nabal; she interceded with David to save her husband's life ( 1 Sam. 25: 23–31 ). Nabal was so shocked by the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abijah (A-Z entry)

    The best-known of four OT characters of this name was the son and successor of Rehoboam . He was king of Judah ( 911 ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abila (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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

    city of the Decapolis, located about 15 km (9 mi.) north-northeast of Irbid in northern Jordan. Abila has an occupational history that extends from ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abilene (A-Z entry)

    An area NW of Damascus round Abila. Luke 3: 1 mentions that when John the Baptist began his ministry Abilene was governed by Lysanias ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abimelech (A-Z entry)

    Son of Gideon (or Jerubbaal) and a concubine from Shechem . Upon the death of Gideon, Abimelech got himself proclaimed king at Shechem ( ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abinadab (A-Z entry)

    Man at whose house on a hill in Kiriath-jearim the ark of the covenant was lodged after its return to Israel by the Philistines ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • 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

  • Abomination of Desolation (A-Z entry)

    Used by AV, REB for ‘ the desolating sacrilege ’ of NRSV at Mark 13: 14 etc.

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • abortion (A-Z entry)

    Not an ethical issue in the OT; maintaining population growth was a national priority. But cf. Jer. 20: 15–18 . For Christian theologians the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abortion (A-Z entry)

    Abortion as such is not discussed in the Bible, so any explanation of why it is not legislated or commented on is speculative. One ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • About the Book (Chapters)

    The book of Psalms, also known as the Psalter, is really a collection of books each of which ends with a short doxology or ...

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible; from chapter Psalms

  • About the Book (Chapters)

    Ecclesiastes manifests some of the literary characteristics of a Royal Testament , a common type of literature of the ancient Near East intended for ...

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible; from chapter Ecclesiastes

  • About the Book (Chapters)

    Scholars vary in their explanation of the book, but they agree that it did not originate as a single composition. They concur that it ...

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible; from chapter The Song of Songs

  • About the Book (Chapters)

    Over the centuries this book has been called “The Book of Wisdom” (from the Latin translations), “The Wisdom of Solomon” (from the Septuagint), or ...

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible; from chapter pageId="272"Wisdom

  • About the Book (Chapters)

    Over the years the book of Sirach has been known by different names: “The Wisdom of Jesus Ben Sira”; “The Book of Sirach” (Sirach ...

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible; from chapter Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)

  • About the Book (Chapters)

    Certain aspects of the book of Job have evoked as many interpretations as there are interpreters. Since the way we explain these points may ...

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible; from chapter Job

  • About the Book (Chapters)

    Proverbs is probably the biblical book that best characterizes the wisdom tradition. It appears to be the “guide for successful living” referred to in ...

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible; from chapter Proverbs

  • Abraham (A-Z entry)

    Also known as Abram; first of the patriarchs of Israel. His kind of life, depicted in Gen. 11–25 , might be that of about ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abraham (Chapters)

    As already noted ( see ‘The Lands of the Bible’ and ‘The Setting of the Genesis Stories’ ) the biblical narrative presents Abraham (originally ...

    Source: pageId="iii"Oxford Bible Atlas; from chapter The Patriarchs in Canaan

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