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  • 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

  • African American Traditions and the Bible (A-Z entry)

    Introduction: Reading the Bible = Reading the Self and the World. African Americans' engagement of the Bible is complex and dynamic. It is a ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Amos (Chapters)

    Amos is the earliest of the prophets who have books in their names. In fact, his oracles were transmitted orally and were only collected ...

    Source: The Catholic Study Bible

  • Arameans (A-Z entry)

    a Semitic people living in the area of modern Syria from the second millennium onwards. Some biblical texts suggest particular kinship between Israel ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Ashkenazi (A-Z entry)

    the name Ashkenaz appears in Gen. 10.3, as a descendant of Gomer, son of Japheth, son of Noah. In geonic tradition (ca. 9th ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Cherethites and Pelethites (A-Z entry)

    A group of mercenaries loyal to David . As a military unit separate from the regular army, the Cherethites and the Pelethites were under ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • congregation (A-Z entry)

    The people of Israel considered as a group for travel ( Exod. 16: 1 ) or worship ( Isa. 1: 13 , ‘convocation’, NRSV, ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the 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

  • 2 Corinthians (Chapters)

    Before Beginning … Second Corinthians features some of the most profound moments of Paul's theology, but in a puzzling arrangement. If 1 Corinthians has ...

    Source: The Catholic Study Bible

  • Cush (A-Z entry)

    Often translated “Ethiopia,” Cush refers principally to the land of Nubia, south of Egypt ( Map 7:F6 ). Cush's political apex came when the ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Daniel (Chapters)

    The book of Daniel falls into three sections. The first ( chapters 1–6 ) consists of stories in which Daniel and his three companions ...

    Source: The Catholic Study Bible

  • Elamites (A-Z entry)

    From the early third through mid-first millennia bce , Elam was one of the major powers in the ancient Near East. Its territory encompassed ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Ephesians (Chapters)

    Before Beginning… Ephesians displays a well‐developed theology of the church. The four major epistles of Paul (Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Galatians) are ...

    Source: The Catholic Study Bible

  • epithet (A-Z entry)

    a word or phrase that characterizes a person or thing, and that often can be used by itself to refer to the person. ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Ezra (Chapters)

    The Book of Ezra This book and the book of Nehemiah are the only narrative accounts of the postexilic period to have survived in ...

    Source: The Catholic Study Bible

  • Galatians (Chapters)

    Before Beginning… Galatians is the only Pauline letter written as a circular letter to various churches of a geographical region rather than an urban ...

    Source: The Catholic Study Bible

  • Gentile (A-Z entry)

    From the Latin gens (literally, “nation”; Hebr. gôy; Grk. ethnos ), “gentile” refers to a non‐Jew or, more broadly, anyone outside the covenant community ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • giant (A-Z entry)

    Before the arrival of the Israelites several races of giants were said to inhabit the land ( Deut. 2 ). Goliath of Gath was ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Habakkuk (Chapters)

    The prophecy of Habakkuk is considerably more reflective than that of Nahum. He prophesied a few years later, when the Babylonian threat had become ...

    Source: The Catholic Study Bible

  • Habiru (A-Z entry)

    Sumerian term for refugees of various races scattered round the Fertile Crescent from about 2900 to 1200 bce . The Tell el-Amarna letters found ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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