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  • angels (A-Z entry)

    The Greek word aggelos means ‘messenger’ and as such angels are described as bearing messages from God to the patriarchs (e.g. Gen. 22: 11 ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Angels (A-Z entry)

    In Israel's early traditions, God was perceived as administering the cosmos with a retinue of divine assistants. The members of this divine council were ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • archangel (A-Z entry)

    From the Greek, meaning a chief angel; seven are named in 1 Enoch 20, cf. Tobit 12: 15 . In the two centuries bce ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Archangels (A-Z entry)

    From Greek archaggeloi , “chief angels” or “angels of high rank.” The plural form is not found in the Bible, but in Tobit 12.15 ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Assumption of Moses (A-Z entry)

    a legend, the account of which is no longer in existence, that may be the origin of the allusion in Jude 9 to ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • cherubim (A-Z entry)

    Winged creatures (‘cherubim’ is the Hebrew plural of ‘cherub’) which were frequently represented in the art of ancient Assyria. Two may be seen in ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • darkness (A-Z entry)

    A symbol for what is evil : it encompasses the underworld ( Ps. 143: 3 ), but is not impenetrable by God ( Ps. ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • elemental spirits (A-Z entry)

    The Greek word ( stoicheia ), so translated by NRSV and REB, has puzzled commentators. It occurs at Col. 2: 8 and 20 ; ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Gabriel (A-Z entry)

    Gabriel is one of the most prominent angels in postexilic Jewish literature and in Christian texts, especially extracanonical literature. He is portrayed as one ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • heaven (A-Z entry)

    In the Bible, as in the English language, ‘heaven’ can refer to the region of the atmosphere or also to a supernatural world. Birds ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • hosts of heaven (A-Z entry)

    Used in both bad and good senses in OT: as sun, moon, and stars they were worshipped by Israelites guilty of apostasy ( Deut. ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Introduction (Chapters)

    The reports about Daniel in this book may contain elements about an older figure, or figures, with the same name: a king in an ...

    Source: The Oxford Study Bible

  • Introduction (Chapters)

    The books of Tobit, Judith, the Greek version of Esther, the expanded form of Daniel, and Joseph and Aseneth * are the only ancient ...

    Source: The Access Bible

  • Introduction (Chapters)

    Luke is the third of the Synoptic Gospels. * Early interpreters recognized that Matthew, Mark, and Luke were so closely related that they should ...

    Source: The Access Bible

  • Introduction (Chapters)

    Over time Paul the apostle * was thought to be the author, and this document was placed at the end of his collected letters. ...

    Source: The Access Bible

  • Introduction (Chapters)

    Second Esdras is a composite book, containing three works of different origins. The central part of the book, chs. 3–14 , is usually referred ...

    Source: The Access Bible

  • Introduction (Chapters)

    Colossians is a mixture of liturgical * elements (a prayer in 1.9–12 , a hymn in 1.15–20 , and baptismal * reminiscences in 3.1–4.6 ...

    Source: The Access Bible

  • Michael (A-Z entry)

    One of the archangels , whose name is a rhetorical question meaning “Who is like God?” (or, “Who is like El?”). In apocalyptic literature ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Raphael (A-Z entry)

    An archangel mentioned in the Bible only in the book of Tobit , in which he is sent to cure the blindness of Tobit ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Seraph, Seraphim (A-Z entry)

    Hebrew singular and plural for supernatural beings associated with the presence of God, and in postbiblical tradition identified as one of the choirs of ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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