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  • Azazel (A-Z entry)

    Appears only in the Day of Atonement ritual in Leviticus 16 . Two goats were designated by lot ( 16.8 ), one for the ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Baal‐zebub (A-Z entry)

    The Phoenician god at Ekron consulted by King Ahaziah ( 2 Kings 1.2–18 ). The name in Hebrew means “Lord of Flies,” but no ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Behemoth (A-Z entry)

    A mythical beast described in Job 40.15–24 as the first of God's creations, an animal of enormous strength that inhabits the river valleys. Although ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Belial (A-Z entry)

    A word that occurs two dozen times in the Hebrew Bible, frequently in the pseudepigrapha and other Jewish literature of the Greco‐Roman period, and ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Demons (A-Z entry)

    In all cultures, fabulous notions may be found about the work of evil spirits, more or less capricious, more or less baleful. Such concepts ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • dragon (A-Z entry)

    An apocalyptic monster identified with Satan in Rev. 12: 9 .

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Epilepsy (A-Z entry)

    Epilepsy in its grand mal or major form was a well‐known illness of the ancient world. Its frightening and bizarre nature seemed to defy ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Exorcism (A-Z entry)

    A belief in the existence of evil spirits or demons and their ability both to cause disease and to take possession of people has ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • falsehood (A-Z entry)

    The OT Decalogue does not contain any prohibition of lying—but there are many terms in which the evils of falsehood are denounced. It is ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Gadara (A-Z entry)

    A city of the Decapolis, 9.6 km. (6 miles) SE of the Sea of Galilee , where Jesus healed two demoniacs in Matt. ( ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • healings (A-Z entry)

    In the OT, healings which are apparently miraculous are recorded during the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt ( Num. 12: 13 ) and ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Introduction (Chapters)

    Probably the oldest of the Gospels, Mark is a collection of traditions about Jesus brought together around 70 c.e . The import of the ...

    Source: The Oxford Study Bible

  • Lilith (A-Z entry)

    A female demon who appears in Isaiah 34.14 as part of a description of the Lord's day of vengeance. The figure of Lilith may ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Lucifer (A-Z entry)

    A sarcastic reference ( Isa. 14: 12 ) to the king of Babylon calls him the Light‐Bearer, or the Day Star (NRSV), or Venus, ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • magic and sorcery (A-Z entry)

    Magic is a means by which human beings manipulate deity to obtain a benefit; the appropriate formula and substance (metal or animal, etc.) is ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Methuselah (A-Z entry)

    (Masoretic Text) m e tûšelaḥ; Septuagint (LXX) mathousala. Eighth from Adam in Seth's line ( Gen 5:21 , 22 , 25 , 26 , ...

    Source: Oxford Encyclopedias of the Bible

  • Pergamum (A-Z entry)

    One of the cities whose Church is addressed in Revelation ( 2: 12 ); capital of the Roman province of Asia , and the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Prince of the Power of the Air (A-Z entry)

    Found only in Ephesians 2.2 (NRSV: “ruler of …”), this phrase reflects the common belief in the hierarchical organization of angels and demons . ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • python (A-Z entry)

    The name in Greek for a mythical serpent at Delphi, supposedly slain by the god Apollo. ‘Python’ was then applied to persons at the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Satan (A-Z entry)

    The name of the archenemy of God and the personification of evil , particularly in Christian tradition. The name may derive from a Semitic ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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