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  • Abimelech (A-Z entry)

    Son of Gideon (or Jerubbaal) and a concubine from Shechem . Upon the death of Gideon, Abimelech got himself proclaimed king at Shechem ( ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abortion (A-Z entry)

    Abortion as such is not discussed in the Bible, so any explanation of why it is not legislated or commented on is speculative. One ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Achan (A-Z entry)

    Son of Carmi ( 1 Chron. 2: 7 ). After the destruction of Jericho ( Josh. 6: 24 ) some of the booty reserved ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • adoptionism (A-Z entry)

    A theory about the Person of Christ associated with the heretic Nestorius ( d. 451 ce ) that Jesus was a man gifted with ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Adultery (A-Z entry)

    Adultery is voluntary sexual intercourse by either a married man or a married woman with someone other than his or her spouse. In ancient ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Agrippa (A-Z entry)

    Herod Agrippa I , grandson of Herod the Great; the name ‘Agrippa’ was assumed on account of a friendship with Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa , ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Alphaeus (A-Z entry)

    In Matt. 10: 3 mentioned as the father of James , after ‘James the son of Zebedee ’. In Mark 2: 14 he is ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • ancestor worship (A-Z entry)

    The real or supposed ancestors of the Hebrews were venerated and were felt to be so close that their descendants even continued to suffer ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Ancestors, The (A-Z entry)

    Genesis 12–50 relates in the fullest form the traditions about the ancestors of Israel, frequently called the patriarchs ( Abraham , Isaac , and ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to 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

  • Avenger of Blood (A-Z entry)

    In ancient Israel, as in tribal societies in general, the members of the clan were responsible for avenging the death of innocent victims. Unavenged ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Barr, James (A-Z entry)

    ( 1924 – 2006 ) Born in Glasgow and educated at Edinburgh University; after a brief period as a minister of the Church of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • barrenness (A-Z entry)

    It was the worst of misfortunes for a Hebrew or Jewish wife not to bear children ( 1 Sam. 1: 10 ff.). So the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Bernice (A-Z entry)

    Daughter of Herod Agrippa I , and sister and mistress of Herod Agrippa II , with whom she listened to Paul in Caesarea ( ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • birth (A-Z entry)

    A mother was regarded as ceremonially unclean after childbirth for seven days; and then for thirty-three days was prohibited from entering a sanctuary or ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Boaz (A-Z entry)

    A landowner in Bethlehem in the time of the judges who acted generously at harvest time to Ruth , a Moabite widow. After marriage, ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • The Book of Genesis (Chapters)

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible

  • The Book of Hosea (Chapters)

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible

  • The Book of Ruth (Chapters)

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible

  • brother (A-Z entry)

    Used of sons of the same parent(s) (e.g. Judg. 8: 19 ), of related people (e.g. Deut. 23: 8 , NJB), or in reference ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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