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  • colophon (A-Z entry)

    a notice, usually printed at the end of a book, giving information about authorship. There is a colophon at the end of Sirach ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Golden Rule (A-Z entry)

    Since the eighteenth century CE the familiar saying “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” has been known as the ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • government (A-Z entry)

    In the Bible God is regarded as the supreme governor of the world and those who execute authority on earth are said to hold ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Law (A-Z entry)

    This entry consists of two articles, the first on Israelite Law in its ancient Near Eastern context, and the second on New Testament Views ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Law and the Bible (A-Z entry)

    Municipal or national law is the set of rules that, within a state, orders its affairs and those of persons under its jurisdiction, and ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • liberation theology (A-Z entry)

    Several Roman Catholic theologians working in impoverished communities in Latin America have emphasized that both in the OT and in the NT injustice and ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Maʾat (A-Z entry)

    Egyptian goddess of reason and order; her name literally means “truth.”

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Minor Prophets (A-Z entry)

    (so‐called because compared to the Major Prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, they are much shorter) the books from Hosea through Malachi; in the ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Mishnah (A-Z entry)

    A law code brought to closure ca. 200 CE , the Mishnah is the first document of rabbinic Judaism. Its material is arranged by ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Pharisees (A-Z entry)

    Sources. References to the Pharisees occur widely throughout Jewish and Christian literature of the first two centuries CE . Josephus lists them as one ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Philo (A-Z entry)

    Philo of Alexandria (ca. 15 BCE – 50 CE ), also known as Philo Judaeus , is the most important representative of the Greek‐speaking ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Pirkei (A-Z entry)

    ʾ Avot (“chapters of the Fathers”) a tractate of the Mishnah (called ʾAvot ) that begins by tracing the transmission of the oral ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Prostitution (A-Z entry)

    The granting of sexual access for payment is disparaged in the Bible and is associated linguistically with a variety of forms of sexual immorality. ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • romance (A-Z entry)

    a popular storytelling technique in the ancient Mediterranean world that recounted the situation of young lovers and how they overcome obstacles to their ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • slander (A-Z entry)

    Defamation of other people by lying speech; forbidden in OT ( Lev. 19: 16 ) and in the Church ( 2 Cor. 12: 20 ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Sortes Biblicae (A-Z entry)

    In the ancient world, a method of fortune‐telling called sortilege was performed by randomly choosing one of several slips on which were written verses ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • state (A-Z entry)

    A political community organized under one government. As the biblical historians looked back, they understood Israel to have been a theocratic state; that is, ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Syrohexapla (A-Z entry)

    (see-row-hex-ah′-pluh) or Syriac hexapla a Syriac translation of the Septuagint text that provides textual evidence about the nature of the Septuagint. Although the ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • talion (A-Z entry)

    (Latin talio ,“in kind” from talis ,“like,” “such like”) a punishment that is of the same kind as the crime: exacting an equivalent ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Tanakh (A-Z entry)

    (tuh-nak′) an acronym, a word made up from the beginning letters of the three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures (see) : Torah, Nevi'im ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

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