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  • 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

  • ʿAkedah (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “binding”) the story of the binding of Isaac (Gen. ch 22).

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Ancestors, The (A-Z entry)

    Genesis 12–50 relates in the fullest form the traditions about the ancestors of Israel, frequently called the patriarchs ( Abraham , Isaac , and ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Ark (for the Torah) (A-Z entry)

    a box or cabinet, typically of wood, in which the Torah scrolls are stored at the front of the synagogue. It is often ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Baruch (Chapters)

    Baruch, son of Neriah, was the secretary of the great prophet Jeremiah. He wrote down the prophet's preaching to preserve it for later generations, ...

    Source: The Catholic Study Bible

  • Before Israel (Chapters)

    By the time the nation of Israel emerged as a political entity in the late thirteenth century bce , Near Eastern urban civilization had ...

    Source: The Oxford History of the Biblical World

  • The Bible in the Jewish Mystical Tradition (Chapters)

    Background to the Jewish Mystical Tradition Early Sources The mystical tradition in Judaism is a multifaceted phenomenon whose early roots reach back to the ...

    Source: The Jewish Study Bible

  • The Binding of Isaac. (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

  • Bitter Lives (Chapters)

    E xodus , a Greek word, means departure or going out. The Exodus is the Israelite departure from Egypt under the leadership of Moses, ...

    Source: The Oxford History of the Biblical World

  • Cain and Abel (A-Z entry)

    Genesis 4.1–16 relates the curious story of Cain and Abel. Cain (meaning perhaps “smith,” possibly related to the Kenites ), is the firstborn of ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to 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

  • Conquest of Canaan (A-Z entry)

    The biblical story of the conquest of Canaan is found in Joshua 1–11 and Judges 1 . The Joshua account continues the story of ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Construction of the Tower of Babel (11:4–9). (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

  • Council of Trent (A-Z entry)

    the twenty‐ninth ecumenical council of the Catholic Church, held 1545–1563, after the Protestant Reformation had begun. Among other things, it defined the books ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Covenant Code (A-Z entry)

    another term for Covenant Collection

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Deuteronomy, The Book of (A-Z entry)

    Content. The book of Deuteronomy received its title from the Greek translation of Deuteronomy 17.18 , where the Hebrew word indicating “copy” has been ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Exodus, The (A-Z entry)

    The Exodus, the escape of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt under the leadership of Moses , is the central event of the Hebrew ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Exodus, The Book of (A-Z entry)

    Wĕʾēlleh šĕmôt begins the book of Exodus, “And these are the names.” This phrase serves as the Hebrew name for Exodus, and as a ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Genesis (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

  • Genesis (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

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