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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Agrapha (Extracanonical Sayings of Jesus) (A-Z entry)

    Since the publication of J. G. Körner 's De sermonibus Christi “agraphois” (1778), “agrapha” (literally “unwritten things”) has become the name for sayings attributed ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Aharoni, Yohanan (A-Z entry)

    ( 1919 – 1976 ), Israeli biblical archaeologist and historical geographer . Born in Germany, Aharoni went to Palestine as a young man. His ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (A-Z entry)

    The W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research ( AIAR ) in Jerusalem is the oldest American research center for ancient Near Eastern studies ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Albright, William Foxwell (A-Z entry)

    ( 1891 – 1971 ), the acknowledged “dean of biblical archaeology.” Born to self-supporting missionary parents in Chile, Albright grew up in a strict, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • allegorical (A-Z entry)

    a method of reading a work as an allegory; explaining or interpreting elements of a story as if they stood for something else. ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Alt, Albrecht (A-Z entry)

    ( 1883 – 1956 ), Hebrew Bible scholar and founder of the discipline of historical geography. Alt was born in Stübach, near Neustadt/Aisch, in ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • alterations to text (A-Z entry)

    Variations among MSS are sometimes due to scribes having misheard a word being dictated or through some other human error. But also sometimes alterations ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Amarna Letters (A-Z entry)

    Akkadian cuneiform tablets from the period of 1350 bce or slightly earlier, containing diplomatic correspondence from the reigns of Pharaohs Amenophis III and ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Amos (A-Z entry)

    The name Amos ( ‘amôs ) derives from the Hebrew root ‘ms , which means “to bear, carry.” The name could be understood in ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

  • amphictyony (A-Z entry)

    A word borrowed from institutions in classical Greece and applied by some historians of Israel to its supposed organization before the monarchy as a ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • anachronism (A-Z entry)

    (ah‐nah′‐krow‐nizm) an element in a story that is out of place because it did not exist at the time of the story. Anachronisms ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

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