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  • A (A-Z entry)

    The symbol employed in textual criticism for a MS of the New Testament in Greek written on parchment in Egypt ( Alexandria ? Hence ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • abomination (A-Z entry)

    Frequently in AV, and sometimes in NRSV, it describes an action or article incompatible with the true religion of Israel, as in Lev. 7: ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abomination of Desolation (A-Z entry)

    Used by AV, REB for ‘ the desolating sacrilege ’ of NRSV at Mark 13: 14 etc.

    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

  • Abraham (A-Z entry)

    Abraham is the earliest biblical character who is delineated clearly enough to be correlated, to a limited extent, within world history. His homeland on ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • 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

  • Aceldama (A-Z entry)

    (AV) Aramaic for ‘Field of Blood’ and rendered Hakeldama by NRSV; ‘Aceldama which means “Blood Acre”’ by REB ( Acts 1: 19 ): the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • The Acts of Andrew (Chapters)

    The arrangement of this section is: Introduction The Acts of Andrew The Acts of Andrew and Matthias; the Acts of Peter and Andrew; the ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

  • The Acts of Andrew and Matthias; The Acts of Peter and Andrew; The Acts of Andrew and Paul (Chapters)

    The Acts of Andrew and Matthias among the Cannibals was at one time thought to have belonged to the original Acts of Andrew. This ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

  • The Acts of John (Chapters)

    In the East the earliest unambiguous patristic attestation to the Acts of John is in Eusebius ( HE 3. 25. 6 (Schwartz GCS 9.2, ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

  • The Acts of Peter (Chapters)

    The figure of Peter gave rise to much apocryphal literature. The Acts and Passion of Peter appear in various forms and in various languages. ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

  • Acts of the Apostles (A-Z entry)

    The fifth book of the New Testament in the common arrangement, Acts records certain phases of the progress of Christianity for a period of ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • The Acts of Thomas (Chapters)

    Ancient testimony to the existence of the Acts of Thomas is late and may be seen in Epiphanius, adv. Haer. 2. 47. 1 and ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

  • AD (A-Z entry)

    Latin, anno domini , ‘in the year of the Lord’, commonly used by Christians to indicate dates, from the supposed date of the birth ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Adar (A-Z entry)

    the twelfth month (February–March) in the Jewish year. In order to bring the lunar calendar into alignment with the solar year, a leap ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • 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

  • advocate (A-Z entry)

    A translation of the Greek ‘ Paraclete ’, used in the gospel and first epistle of John for the Spirit (e.g. John 14: 16 ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • aetiology (A-Z entry)

    An aetiological story professes to explain causes. The Pentateuch , especially Genesis, is rich in stories designed to give explanations about the origin of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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