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  • Blindness (A-Z entry)

    Due to several causes, blindness was common in the ancient world. The blind were one of the groups to whom special protection was due; ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Circumcision (A-Z entry)

    Circumcision is the ritualistic removal of the male's foreskin, practiced by many African, South American, and Middle Eastern peoples. Often performed at puberty, it ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • disease (A-Z entry)

    Many kinds of disease are mentioned in the Bible but it is difficult to identify them by their modern names. The incidence of disease ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Epilepsy (A-Z entry)

    Epilepsy in its grand mal or major form was a well‐known illness of the ancient world. Its frightening and bizarre nature seemed to defy ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • gall (A-Z entry)

    Jesus on the cross was offered a drink of wine mixed with gall, a herb of intense bitterness which had the effect of dulling ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Gehazi (A-Z entry)

    Elisha 's servant ( 2 Kgs. 4: 12 ). After Elisha had cured Naaman the Syrian commander of ‘leprosy’ , Gehazi dishonestly obtained a ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Gilead (A-Z entry)

    A name for three minor persons ( Josh. 17: 1 ; Judg. 11: 1 ; 1 Chron. 5: 14 ), but more importantly of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Gilead (A-Z entry)

    region named in the Hebrew Bible, located on the rocky, and in those days forested, parts of the eastern side of the Jordan River ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • health (A-Z entry)

    Regarded by the Hebrews as the reward for obedience to God ( Exod. 15: 26 ). Disease therefore was directly or indirectly caused by ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • herbs (A-Z entry)

    Herbs were in use by the Hebrews both to give flavour to food and also as medicines. Bitter herbs (lettuce etc.) were eaten during ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • hypophora (A-Z entry)

    (hie-po-for′-uh) an argument in which the speaker or writer states and answers objections. Sometimes the writer puts the objections in the form of ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Introduction (Chapters)

    Third John has the form of a private letter from the Elder (see the Introduction to 2 Jn) to a certain Gaius, who is ...

    Source: The New Oxford Annotated Bible

  • Laying on of Hands (A-Z entry)

    The laying on of hands was a ceremonial act that conferred a special favor or function on the person for whom it was performed. ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Leprosy (A-Z entry)

    The biblical disorder called “leprosy” is different from the disease known as “leprosy” in the twentieth century. The latter, called Hansen's disease (bacillus mycobacterium ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Medicine (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Medicine (A-Z entry)

    Although the existence of survivable surgical procedures on the skull (trephination) is attested from the Neolithic through the Arab periods, it is particularly difficult ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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

    As a general reference to healing practices, medicine has a long and complex history in the ancient Near East. It is useful to think ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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