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  • Abu Simbel (A-Z entry)

    colossal temple complex located in the northern Sudan about 200 km (186 mi.) up the Nile from Aswan (22°21′ N, 31°38′ E). Built in ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abydos (A-Z entry)

    one of ancient Egypt's most sacred sites, located in the eighth Upper Egyptian nome, or province (26°11′ N, 31°55′ E). Archaeological survey indicates that ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Ahiram Inscription (A-Z entry)

    The sarcophagus of Ahiram found in Byblos, in Lebanon, by French archaeologists In 1923 is one of the most important works of art from ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Altars (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    In the ancient Near East, altars are typically classified on the basis of their material and style of construction. However, the flexibility and comprehensiveness ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Altars (A-Z entry)

    References to altars appear in the Bible some four hundred times, including their construction, materials (e.g., unhewn stone, wood, earth, brass/bronze, gold), types (especially ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Amman Airport Temple (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Amman Airport Temple (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    located at the former Amman Civil Airport in Markeh, Jordan, a northern suburb of Amman. The site lies immediately east of the apron runway, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Amulets (A-Z entry)

    The Latin term amuletum (“an object used as a charm to avert evil”) was possibly derived from the Arabic word hamilet (something “carried, worn”) ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Anchors (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Anchors (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Anchors (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Anchors (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    In antiquity, those who sailed utilized stones as the earliest anchoring devices. As anchors found on the seabed assume the passing of a ship, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Archaeology and the Bible (A-Z entry)

    History of Archaeology. Archaeology is the study of the remains of ancient civilizations uncovered through excavations. It is a relatively young discipline, for the ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Ark (A-Z entry)

    The English word “ark” translates two Hebrew words that differ from each other both in form and in usage, though the Septuagint employs one ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Ark (for the Torah) (A-Z entry)

    a box or cabinet, typically of wood, in which the Torah scrolls are stored at the front of the synagogue. It is often ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Ark of the Covenant (A-Z entry)

    the chest ( Hebʾaron ) in the Tabernacle or Temple that contained the Pact ( Hebʿedut ) (Exod. 40.20), or the tablets (Deut. ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • armour (A-Z entry)

    Israelite soldiers were equipped with shields and spears ( 2 Chron. 14: 8 ), helmets ( 2 Chron. 26: 14 ), and coats of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Asherah (A-Z entry)

    The Canaanite mother goddess, associated with lions, serpents, and sacred trees. The word “asherah” in the Bible most often refers to a stylized wooden ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • basin (A-Z entry)

    Half of the blood of animals sacrificed as burnt offerings was poured into basins and Moses dashed it over the people ( Exod. 24: ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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