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  • ῾Abbasid Caliphate (Map) This result is a map

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • ῾Abbasid Caliphate (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    As the result of a revolution that culminated In 750 ce in the defeat of the last Umayyad caliph, Marwan ibn Muhammad , on ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Akkadian (A-Z entry)

    the language of the Assyrian and Babylonian empires. Akkadian is a Semitic language related to Hebrew, and is written in cuneiform, wedge‐shaped writing, ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Alexander's Empire and its Aftermath: The Hellenistic Period (Chapters)

    It was the rise to power of Alexander the Great of Macedon which brought about the downfall of the Persian Empire. In 334 he ...

    Source: pageId="iii"Oxford Bible Atlas

  • aliens (A-Z entry)

    Aliens, or strangers sojourning in the land, were supposed to be treated generously ( Exod. 22: 21 ; 23: 9 ). But neighbours across ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • alliances (A-Z entry)

    In spite of the sense of a specially chosen people, foreign alliances were negotiated by Solomon ( 1 Kgs. 5: 1–12 ) and Ahab ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Amarna Letters (A-Z entry)

    Akkadian cuneiform tablets from the period of 1350 bce or slightly earlier, containing diplomatic correspondence from the reigns of Pharaohs Amenophis III and ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • asiarchs (A-Z entry)

    Officials (NRSV) in the Roman province of Asia. They were well disposed towards Paul at Ephesus ( Acts 19: 31 —‘dignitaries of the province’, ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Babylonia (A-Z entry)

    a Mesopotamian world power. It often competed against Assyria, which it conquered in 612 bce. Its major city was Babylon, Akkadian for “gate ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Cyrus Cylinder (A-Z entry)

    an Akkadian inscription describing the conquest of Babylon by Cyrus.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Dov Baer (A-Z entry)

    (1710–72) a Hasidic leader and follower of Isaac Luria; he became well known as a preacher ( maggid )and is therefore known as ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Fatimid Dynasty (A-Z entry)

    Shi῾i in origin, the Fatimid dynasty takes as its eponym Fatimah, the daughter of the prophet Muhammad and the wife of ῾ Ali , ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Fundamentalism (A-Z entry)

    A twentieth‐century theological movement among conservative Protestants, largely in North America. Despite its broad, amorphous, and decentralized character, fundamentalism has the following features: 1. ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Haggadah of Pesaḥ (A-Z entry)

    (“telling of Passover”) the liturgical recitation used at the Passover Seder ; also the book that contains the recitation and instructions of the ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Hebrew Scriptures (A-Z entry)

    the works, written in the Hebrew language (with a few short Aramaic sections), that are accepted as Scripture in Judaism. Thus, although Sirach, ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Hebrews (A-Z entry)

    A name applied occasionally to the early Israelites, primarily to distinguish them from other cultures and peoples of the ancient Near East. An ethnic ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • heikhalot rabbati (A-Z entry)

    (“greater halls”) mystical writings probably dating from the 3rd to 7th centuries ce. The “halls” (or “palaces, temples”) are heavenly realms through which ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • heikhalot zutarti (A-Z entry)

    (“lesser halls”) mystical writings of the same type as the heikhalot rabbati .

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • hellenic (A-Z entry)

    conforming to, or characterized by, the ideals of Greek culture. The Greek conquest of the countries of the eastern Mediterranean by Alexander the ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Herodians (A-Z entry)

    In Mark 12: 13 and Matt. 22: 16 some Herodians join with Pharisees in putting to Jesus a difficult question about the payment of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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