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  • 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

  • Aqedah (A-Z entry)

    The Hebrew word for “binding,” and the common designation for Genesis 22.1–19 , in which God tests Abraham by commanding that he sacrifice his ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • art (A-Z entry)

    In contrast with the genius of classical Greece , Hebrew and Jewish creative talent was repressed by the strict prohibition of images of the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Art and the Bible (A-Z entry)

    Early Art. Stories from the Bible had become the subject of a developed narrative art by the middle of the third century CE in ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • boats (A-Z entry)

    There are not many references to boats in the OT since the Hebrews were not a seafaring people; indeed the sea had connotations of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Cherub, Cherubim (A-Z entry)

    Hebrew singular and plural for hybrid supernatural creatures associated with the presence of God, and in postbiblical tradition identified as one of the choirs ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • cherubim (A-Z entry)

    Winged creatures (‘cherubim’ is the Hebrew plural of ‘cherub’) which were frequently represented in the art of ancient Assyria. Two may be seen in ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Clothing (A-Z entry)

    The nations around Palestine in the ancient Near East have left stone monuments depicting the life of the people and their garments. From Palestine ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Clothing (A-Z entry)

    Archaeological remains of garments are scarce, with usually only fragments of textiles recovered. What is known about clothing often can be deduced from accessories, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Di Cesnola, Luigi Palma (A-Z entry)

    ( 1832 – 1904 ), soldier , diplomat , antiquarian and ultimately museum director Throughout his long life Emmanuele Pietro Paolo Maria Luigi Palma ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • ῾Ein-YA'el (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • ῾Ein-YA'el (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • ῾Ein-YA'el (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    terraced farm at a hand-dug spring in the Rephaim Valley, 3 km (5 mi.) southwest of Jerusalem. The ancient name of the site is ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Fatimid Dynasty (A-Z entry)

    Shi῾i in origin, the Fatimid dynasty takes as its eponym Fatimah, the daughter of the prophet Muhammad and the wife of ῾ Ali , ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Furtwängler, Adolf (A-Z entry)

    ( 1853 – 1907 ), German historian of ancient art and field archaeologist . In 1874 , Furtwängler completed his doctorate at Munich and ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • gold (A-Z entry)

    A precious metal found in places near to Palestine ( Egypt , and Ophir—perhaps modern Oman in SE Arabia) and exported to Judah ( ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Graven Image (A-Z entry)

    Hebrew pesel is variously translated as “graven image,” “idol,” or “statue.” Three‐dimensional sacred images of metal, stone, wood, or clay were ubiquitously venerated in ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Hunting (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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

    Little is known about the prehistoric hunter-gatherer of the Near East who created the Natufian and similar cultures. With the development of civilization, people ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • icon (A-Z entry)

    The Greek noun used for the likeness of the emperor's head impressed upon coins ( Matt. 22: 20 ) and also for the likeness ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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