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  • Aaron (A-Z entry)

    A major figure in Israel's origins and the first of its high priests . In very ancient narratives, he appears without specifically priestly features, ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Aaron (A-Z entry)

    Moses' elder brother (according to Exod 6:20 ; 7:7 ), his close associate in leading the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage, and eponymous ancestor ...

    Source: Oxford Encyclopedias of the Bible

  • ῾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

  • Abel, Félix-Marie (A-Z entry)

    ( 1878 – 1953 ), professor of history and geography at the École Biblique et Archéologique Française in Jerusalem from 1905 to 1953 . ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abiathar (A-Z entry)

    A priest in the army of King David ( 2 Sam. 20: 25 ), who later supported Adonijah's unsuccessful bid for the throne against ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abigail (A-Z entry)

    Wife of Nabal; she interceded with David to save her husband's life ( 1 Sam. 25: 23–31 ). Nabal was so shocked by the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abijah (A-Z entry)

    The best-known of four OT characters of this name was the son and successor of Rehoboam . He was king of Judah ( 911 ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abimelech (A-Z entry)

    Son of Gideon (or Jerubbaal) and a concubine from Shechem . Upon the death of Gideon, Abimelech got himself proclaimed king at Shechem ( ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abinadab (A-Z entry)

    Man at whose house on a hill in Kiriath-jearim the ark of the covenant was lodged after its return to Israel by the Philistines ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • 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

  • Abravanel, Isaac (A-Z entry)

    (1437–1508) a medieval philosopher and biblical commentator. He fled from Portugal to Spain to escape a sentence of death in a supposed plot ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Abravanel, Judah (A-Z entry)

    (1460–1521) physician, poet, and philosopher, and son of Isaac Abravanel. His Dialogue on Love (published posthumously) argued that love was the structural principle ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Absalom (A-Z entry)

    Third son of King David ( 2 Sam. 3.3 ). The story of Absalom is presented as a subplot of the life of David, ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Abulafia, Abraham ben Shemuel (A-Z entry)

    (13th century) a leading kabbalist and mystic of Spain. Abulafia taught a method of mystical insight that involved contemplating the letters of the ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Achan (A-Z entry)

    Son of Carmi ( 1 Chron. 2: 7 ). After the destruction of Jericho ( Josh. 6: 24 ) some of the booty reserved ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Acts (Chapters)

    Before Beginning … Acts continues the story that began with Luke's Gospel. What began with Jesus' life did not end on Easter. God's plan ...

    Source: The Catholic Study Bible

  • Adam (A-Z entry)

    Adam (possibly meaning “ruddy” or “earth”) is the common noun in Hebrew for “human(‐kind)”; only in Genesis 1–5 (when used without the article) and ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • 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

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