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  • Adonai (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “my Lord”) a divine title and the word generally substituted for the Tetragrammaton , Yhvh, when the Bible is read aloud.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • ʿAkedah (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “binding”) the story of the binding of Isaac (Gen. ch 22).

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Alexander the Great (A-Z entry)

    ( 356 – 323 bce ) King of Macedon from 336 who conquered the Persian Empire. Greek culture then permeated the Mediterranean region and ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • alterations to text (A-Z entry)

    Variations among MSS are sometimes due to scribes having misheard a word being dictated or through some other human error. But also sometimes alterations ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Ancient of Days (A-Z entry)

    An Aramaic expression used in e.g. Dan. 7: 9 for God as Judge. It conveys the notion of wisdom associated by the Jews with ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • ancient translations (A-Z entry)

    In the translators' notes to the NRSV and in some of the study materials, there are references to various ancient translations of the ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Ancient Versions and Textual Transmission of the Old Testament (Chapters)

    Introduction This essay will first give a schematic outline of the history of the Hebrew text in four stages. The elements that readers will ...

    Source: The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

  • aporia (A-Z entry)

    Greek = anxiety, perplexity ( Luke 21: 25 ) in tempest: in NT criticism used for an abrupt transition or inconsistency in the narrative, ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • The Arabic Infancy Gospel (Chapters)

    This is another collection of material that has made use of the Protevangelium of James (= PJ) and Infancy Thomas. Chapters 1–10 are based ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

  • ʾatbash (A-Z entry)

    a form of cipher in which a word is transformed into a code by letter substitution, in which the last letter of the ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Bel (A-Z entry)

    Akkadian “master,” (cognate to Baal) alternative name for Marduk, head of the Babylonian pantheon.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Bethel (A-Z entry)

    Formerly Luz, it was renamed by Jacob ( Gen. 28: 18–19 ). In the northern part of the divided kingdom, it became notorious when ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Bethel (A-Z entry)

    ( Heb., “House of [the god] El” ), site located 16 km (10 mi.( north of Jerusalem, on the border of ancient Israel and ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • The Bible in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Chapters)

    Until the discovery in the Judean Desert, near the Dead Sea, of more than 200 scrolls containing various parts of the Bible, historical and ...

    Source: The Jewish Study Bible

  • The Bible in the Synagogue (Chapters)

    During the period of the Second Temple (from the return to Zion [538 bce ] until the destruction of the Temple [70 ce ]), ...

    Source: The Jewish Study Bible

  • Bible Societies (A-Z entry)

    With their concern for the translation, production, and distribution of the scriptures, Bible societies are relatively recent institutions, but the concept underlying their worldwide ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Chapter and Verse Divisions (A-Z entry)

    The complete Bible of today is ordinarily divided into chapters and verses, but such divisions were not part of the original texts. They were ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Circulation of the Bible (A-Z entry)

    By the end of 1992 , translations of the entire Bible had been published in 329 languages, the New Testament in 770 additional languages, ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • clan (A-Z entry)

    a relatively small social unit considered to be descended from a common ancestor; several clans constitute a tribe

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • The Early Church (Chapters)

    The Use of the Old in the New Testament The study and use of the Bible in the church begins with the church itself. ...

    Source: The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

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