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  • 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

  • Abraham (A-Z entry)

    Abraham is the earliest biblical character who is delineated clearly enough to be correlated, to a limited extent, within world history. His homeland on ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to 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

  • adoptionism (A-Z entry)

    A theory about the Person of Christ associated with the heretic Nestorius ( d. 451 ce ) that Jesus was a man gifted with ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • amphictyony (A-Z entry)

    A word borrowed from institutions in classical Greece and applied by some historians of Israel to its supposed organization before the monarchy as a ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • 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

  • Ashi, Rabbana (A-Z entry)

    (ca. 335–427) Babylonian ʾamoraʾ of the Sura academy; one of the primary editors of the Babylonian Talmud.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • assembly (A-Z entry)

    The people of Israel were summoned as a whole community to listen to Moses and Aaron ( Exod. 12: 3 ) and to Solomon ...

    Source: A Dictionary of 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

  • Baḥya ben Asher (A-Z entry)

    (d. 1320) biblical commentator of Spain. He used the Zohar' s method of distinguishing four levels of meaning in Scripture: peshat (contextual sense), ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Bar Kappara (A-Z entry)

    3rd century ce scholar; he lived in the land of Israel.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Baraita (A-Z entry)

    (Aram. “outside,” i.e., external to the Mishnah) a section of rabbinic material with a ruling or interpretation like that in the Mishnah, that ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Bavli, Talmud (A-Z entry)

    the Babylonian Talmud; see Talmud.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • ben Asher, Aaron (A-Z entry)

    (9th–10th centuries) Masorete of Tiberias. Ben Asher was one of the primary scholars who established the Hebrew Masoretic Text.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • The Bible in Israeli Life* (Chapters)

    The Bible, once at the center of the cultural scene in Israel, has become marginalized; its magic has faded. A new Israeli generation no ...

    Source: The Jewish Study Bible

  • The Bible in Judaism (Chapters)

    The Centrality of the Bible in Judaism Judaism is now so Bible-centred, so obviously a ‘religion of the Book’, that it takes an effort ...

    Source: The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

  • The Bible in the Jewish Mystical Tradition (Chapters)

    Background to the Jewish Mystical Tradition Early Sources The mystical tradition in Judaism is a multifaceted phenomenon whose early roots reach back to the ...

    Source: The Jewish Study Bible

  • The Bible in the Jewish Philosophical Tradition (Chapters)

    Understanding what the Bible says and means has been the central concern of the Jewish philosophical tradition. Jewish philosophers have assumed that the biblical ...

    Source: The Jewish Study Bible

  • The Bible in the Liturgy (Chapters)

    For much of Judaism's history, one of its central means of liturgical expression has been the traditional rabbinic prayerbook or Siddur. The Siddur (understood ...

    Source: The Jewish Study Bible

  • The Bible in the Synagogue (Chapters)

    During the period of the Second Temple (from the return to Zion [538 bce ] until the destruction of the Temple [70 ce ]), ...

    Source: The Jewish Study Bible

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