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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • brothers of Jesus (A-Z entry)

    The natural understanding of Mark 6: 3 is that James , Joses , Simon , and Judas were the younger sons of Mary and ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Cain (A-Z entry)

    The elder son of Adam and Eve . Cain offered fruits of the earth (he was a farmer) to the Lord, but they were ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • children (A-Z entry)

    Childlessness was such a disaster that the Hebrews could regard it only as a punishment from God ( Gen. 20: 18 ); but children ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • commandments (A-Z entry)

    The people of Israel are frequently exhorted to keep the Lord's commandments, not however as a burden to be resented, but as a response ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Drusilla (A-Z entry)

    The youngest daughter of Herod Agrippa I ; married to Felix after deserting her previous husband. She listened to Paul's defence at Caesarea , ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Elizabeth (A-Z entry)

    Wife of the priest Zechariah ( Luke 1: 5–80 ). After years of infertility, she at last gave birth to John the Baptist . ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Eunice (A-Z entry)

    Mother of Timothy , who was converted from Judaism and gave her son instruction in the Christian faith ( 2 Tim. 1: 5 ; ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Family (A-Z entry)

    The family in ancient Israel was a fluid and open community. The most common Hebrew terms ( mišpāḥâ and bêt , “house”) can designate ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • father (A-Z entry)

    In the OT ‘father’ can have a wider significance than the modern head of the nuclear family . He may be head of a ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • first‐born (A-Z entry)

    The first son and the first fruits of a crop had a special significance for the Hebrews and other ancient peoples in the area, ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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