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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

  • Adultery (A-Z entry)

    Adultery is voluntary sexual intercourse by either a married man or a married woman with someone other than his or her spouse. In ancient ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Afterlife and Immortality (A-Z entry)

    This entry consists of two articles on views of life after death within the historical communities of Ancient Israel and Second Temple Judaism and ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Akkadian (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Akkadian (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Akkadian (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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

    The language of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians of Mesopotamia, Akkadian, subsumes both Assyrian and Babylonian dialects within it. The earliest attested Semitic language, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • apodictic law (A-Z entry)

    Divine law in the OT expressing absolute prohibitions or injunctions, as in the Ten Commandments (‘You shall not make an idol’, Exod. 20: 4 ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • berit (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “treaty”) a term that may be used of a treaty between two individuals, groups, or nations, or between God and Israel (see ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • binding and loosing (A-Z entry)

    The expression occurs twice in Matt. ( 16: 19 and 18: 18 ) and is spoken first to Peter and then to the whole ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • birthright (A-Z entry)

    The first-born son possessed a right of inheritance ( Deut. 21: 17 ), and the first-born of both families and flocks were deemed to ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • bribery (A-Z entry)

    The strict impartiality of the judicial system was intended even in the earliest codes, and bribery was severely punished. Incorruptibility, however, was not totally ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Cairo Genizah (A-Z entry)

    the storeroom (see genizah ) of the synagogue of Fostat in Old Cairo (built 882 ce). In it were discovered many thousands of ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • casemate wall (A-Z entry)

    a double wall, usually the outside of a larger house or of a city wall, that is filled up with dirt or rubble.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Chosen People (A-Z entry)

    The Bible describes various individuals as “chosen” by God: Abraham , Jacob , Moses , Aaron , Saul David Solomon Zerubbabel Jesus disciples Levi ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • commandments (A-Z entry)

    The people of Israel are frequently exhorted to keep the Lord's commandments, not however as a burden to be resented, but as a response ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Concepts of Purity in the Bible (Chapters)

    As in many religious traditions past and present, ancient Israelites categorized persons, places, and other things as “holy” (kodesh) or “common” (πol) and as ...

    Source: The Jewish Study Bible

  • councils (A-Z entry)

    Porcius Festus became procurator of Judaea in 59 ce and confronted Paul, a prisoner at Caesarea ; after consulting his advisory council he confirmed ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • crimes and punishments (A-Z entry)

    Broadly, in the OT, crimes are conceived either as religious offences or crimes against society. Both are punishable, even by death in the case ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Crucifixion (A-Z entry)

    The act of nailing or binding a person to a cross or tree, whether for executing or for exposing the corpse. It was considered ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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