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  • Agriculture (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Agriculture (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Agriculture (A-Z entry)

    In the Bible agriculture and religion are intimately connected. Of the three major festivals two were clearly connected with the agricultural year. The Feast ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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

    The broad array of activities and knowledge whereby human communities exploit plants to produce food and other crops (fibers and oils), agriculture, literally means ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • amanuensis (A-Z entry)

    Latin for a secretary. Paul dictated letters to Tertius ( Rom. 16: 22 ), who wrote on his behalf. It is sometimes held that ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • ambassadors (A-Z entry)

    ‘Servants’ (AV, NRSV), ‘envoys’ (REB), ‘an embassy’ (NJB) sent on a goodwill visit to another country ( 1 Kgs. 5: 1 ) or to ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • ʾamoraʾ (A-Z entry)

    (Aram. “speaker”; pl. ʾamora ʾ im ) a rabbinic teacher of the talmudic period. The name is used in both Babylonia and the ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Animal Husbandry (A-Z entry)

    The domestication of animals is a component of the “Neolithic Revolution” and a process that had an impact both on the biology of the ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Apelles (A-Z entry)

    Warmly greeted by Paul in Rom. 16: 10 . It is known to be a name borne by members of Caesar 's domestic staff; ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • ark (A-Z entry)

    The English translates two unrelated Hebrew nouns: The first is that of the vessel of three storeys in which Noah and his family and ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • asiarchs (A-Z entry)

    Officials (NRSV) in the Roman province of Asia. They were well disposed towards Paul at Ephesus ( Acts 19: 31 —‘dignitaries of the province’, ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Augustan cohort (A-Z entry)

    A cohort consisted of 600 soldiers, and to bear the name of an emperor was an honour.

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Baruch (A-Z entry)

    The book is named for Baruch, the son of Neriah and scribe of the prophet Jeremiah ( see Jer 32:12 ; 36:4 ). The ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

  • beggar (A-Z entry)

    Illness or some physical disability such as blindness and lameness made it impossible to earn a living; recourse to people's charity was the only ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • carpenter (A-Z entry)

    Worker in timber. Carpenters from abroad were employed in the building of Solomon 's Temple ( 1 Kgs. 5: 6 ) but by the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • concubine (A-Z entry)

    A secondary wife on whom Hebrew law conferred certain minimal rights ( Deut. 21: 15–17 ). Sarah and Rachel gave their handmaidens to their ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Cordovero, Moses ben Jacob (A-Z entry)

    (Moshe ben Yaʿakov; 1522–1570) kabbalist, of Spain. Cordovero wrote commentaries on the Bible and on kabbalistic works; his interests were philosophical, but ultimately ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Crafts (A-Z entry)

    The crafts were critical to the needs of the community. Aristocrats may have looked down on craftspersons, but they paid tribute to their necessity ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • cult (A-Z entry)

    the rituals and religious practices at a temple or other place of worship. For instance, the cult of the Jerusalem Temple means the ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

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