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  • Abel, Félix-Marie (A-Z entry)

    ( 1878 – 1953 ), professor of history and geography at the École Biblique et Archéologique Française in Jerusalem from 1905 to 1953 . ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abravanel, Isaac (A-Z entry)

    (1437–1508) a medieval philosopher and biblical commentator. He fled from Portugal to Spain to escape a sentence of death in a supposed plot ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Abravanel, Judah (A-Z entry)

    (1460–1521) physician, poet, and philosopher, and son of Isaac Abravanel. His Dialogue on Love (published posthumously) argued that love was the structural principle ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Abulafia, Abraham ben Shemuel (A-Z entry)

    (13th century) a leading kabbalist and mystic of Spain. Abulafia taught a method of mystical insight that involved contemplating the letters of the ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Aeneas (A-Z entry)

    The hero of the Aeneid , the epic poem in Latin by Virgil. The name was indeed well known in the 1st cent. and ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Aḥad HaʿAm (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “one of the people” or “the people are one”) pen‐name of Asher Ginzberg (1856–1927), Zionist writer.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Aharoni, Yohanan (A-Z entry)

    ( 1919 – 1976 ), Israeli biblical archaeologist and historical geographer . Born in Germany, Aharoni went to Palestine as a young man. His ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Albright, William Foxwell (A-Z entry)

    ( 1891 – 1971 ), the acknowledged “dean of biblical archaeology.” Born to self-supporting missionary parents in Chile, Albright grew up in a strict, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Alexander III (“The Great”) (A-Z entry)

    Macedonian, born in 356 BCE . After the assassination of his father, Philip II , at Aegae in 336 , Alexander ascended to the ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Alt, Albrecht (A-Z entry)

    ( 1883 – 1956 ), Hebrew Bible scholar and founder of the discipline of historical geography. Alt was born in Stübach, near Neustadt/Aisch, in ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Andrae, Walter (A-Z entry)

    ( 1875 – 1956 ), archaeologist , scholar , and museologist . Andrae was born in Anger, near Leipzig, Germany. After finishing school at ...

    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

  • Apostolic Fathers (A-Z entry)

    The Apostolic Fathers ( Clement of Rome, Ignatius , Hermas , Polycarp, and Papias ; and the authors of the epistle of Barnabas, the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Archelaus (A-Z entry)

    Son of Herod the Great, who inherited the territory of Judaea , Samaria , and Idumea , but after popular disturbances was banished to ...

    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

  • Ashi, Rabbana (A-Z entry)

    (ca. 335–427) Babylonian ʾamoraʾ of the Sura academy; one of the primary editors of the Babylonian Talmud.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Baḥya ben Asher (A-Z entry)

    (d. 1320) biblical commentator of Spain. He used the Zohar' s method of distinguishing four levels of meaning in Scripture: peshat (contextual sense), ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Bar Kappara (A-Z entry)

    3rd century ce scholar; he lived in the land of Israel.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Bar-Kochba (A-Z entry)

    The name means ‘son of a star’ (from the prophecy in Num. 24: 17 ); he was the leader of guerrilla forces who fought ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Bar Kokhba, Shimeon (A-Z entry)

    (Aram. “son of a star”) sobriquet of Shimeon Bar Kosiba (d. 135 ce), leader of the second Jewish revolt against Rome.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

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