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  • Anat (A-Z entry)

    a Canaanite goddess often depicted as a warrior.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • aretalogy (A-Z entry)

    A narrative which is a recital of the qualities or virtues (Greek, aretai ) of a worker of miracles , such as Jesus and ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Artemis (A-Z entry)

    Diana of AV, NJB, the goddess worshipped in Ephesus in a great temple made of marble. Miniatures of her were sold by silversmiths ( ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Artemis of the Ephesians (A-Z entry)

    Artemis was the Greek goddess of the woods and hunting, as well as the patron of women in childbirth, identified with the Roman goddess ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Asherah (A-Z entry)

    The Canaanite mother goddess, associated with lions, serpents, and sacred trees. The word “asherah” in the Bible most often refers to a stylized wooden ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Ashtoreth (A-Z entry)

    A goddess of love and motherhood worshipped among the Canaanites ( Judg. 2: 13 ) and called Astarte among the Phoenicians , Aphrodite in ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • assurance (A-Z entry)

    On the basis of Rom. 8: 16 some theologians of the Protestant tradition have held the doctrine that believers can be assured of their ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Astarte (A-Z entry)

    (AV: Ashtoreth , Ashtaroth ). The Greek form of Ashtart, one of the three great Canaanite goddesses. Astarte was primarily a goddess of fertility ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Astarte (A-Z entry)

    (as‐star′‐tee) (also Ishtar) the spouse of Baal (see); a symbol of fertility. The biblical writers denounced worship of “Astartes” (Judg 2.13), which translates ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Atrahasis (A-Z entry)

    hero of the Mesopotamian epic of Atrahasis, who survives the god Enlil's efforts to destroy humankind by, among other means, a flood (with ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Baal (A-Z entry)

    A common Semitic word meaning “owner, lord, husband.” As “lord” it is applied to various Canaanite gods, such as the Baal of Peor ( ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Baal‐zebub (A-Z entry)

    The Phoenician god at Ekron consulted by King Ahaziah ( 2 Kings 1.2–18 ). The name in Hebrew means “Lord of Flies,” but no ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Bel (A-Z entry)

    Akkadian “master,” (cognate to Baal) alternative name for Marduk, head of the Babylonian pantheon.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • calf, golden (A-Z entry)

    The archetypal image of apostasy, in Hebrew tradition. There is much evidence of the worship of cattle in the Near East, certainly from the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Castor and Pollux (A-Z entry)

    The name (REB) of the ship of Alexandria in which Paul sailed from Malta ( Acts 28: 11 ) with these twin brothers (NRSV) ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • chaff (A-Z entry)

    the husks of grain. See thresh, winnow.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Chemosh (A-Z entry)

    The god of Moab for whom Solomon built a high place ( 1 Kgs. 11: 7 ) which Josiah later destroyed ( 2 Kgs. ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • cherubim (A-Z entry)

    Winged creatures (‘cherubim’ is the Hebrew plural of ‘cherub’) which were frequently represented in the art of ancient Assyria. Two may be seen in ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • cultural relativism (A-Z entry)

    The view that perception of the world is inevitably determined by the writer's background and environment. It is held by some modern scholars that ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Dagon (A-Z entry)

    The national god of the Philistines , according to the Bible. Judges 16.23 identifies a temple of Dagon at Gaza, which Samson pulls down; ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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