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  • 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

  • Abu Hawam, Tell (A-Z entry)

    10-acre mound on the Mediterranean coast near where the Kishon River empties into the bay of Haifa (map reference 151 × 144). It may ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Achziv (A-Z entry)

    ( or Akhzib; Ar., Ez-Zib; Assyr., Accipu ), site located on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, 15 km (9 mi.) north of Akko and ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Ahasuerus (A-Z entry)

    Probably to be identified with Xerxes I ( 486 – 465 bce ), who is mentioned by the Greek historian Herodotus. As portrayed in ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • ῾Ain Es-Samiyeh (A-Z entry)

    an exceptionally strong, perennial spring some 19 km (12 mi.) north-northeast of Jerusalem, at the northeastern foot of Ba῾al Hazor, one of the highest ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • ῾Ajjul, Tell EL- (A-Z entry)

    ( Ar., “the mound of the calf” ), site located on the northern bank of Wadi Gaza, 2 km (1.2 mi.) from the Mediterranean ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • ʿAkedah (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “binding”) the story of the binding of Isaac (Gen. ch 22).

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Amman (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Amman (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Amman (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Amman (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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

    capital city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, located about 88 km (55 mi.) east of Jerusalem, 206 km (128 mi.) south of Damascus, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Amos, The Book of (A-Z entry)

    The early prophets of Israel— Samuel , Elijah , Elisha , and many others—are known from stories included in the historical books of Samuel ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Ancestors, The (A-Z entry)

    Genesis 12–50 relates in the fullest form the traditions about the ancestors of Israel, frequently called the patriarchs ( Abraham , Isaac , and ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Ancient Versions and Textual Transmission of the Old Testament (Chapters)

    Introduction This essay will first give a schematic outline of the history of the Hebrew text in four stages. The elements that readers will ...

    Source: The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

  • Apocalyptic (Chapters)

    Introduction The word ‘apocalyptic’ is nowadays used to describe a scenario that heralds the end of the world, or at least the end of ...

    Source: The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

  • The Apocalyptic Vision (Chapters)

    When the word “apocalypse” appears in the newspaper, it is usually in connection with the horrors of nuclear war or the threat of environmental ...

    Source: The Oxford Study 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

  • Azariah, The Prayer of, and the Song of the Three Young Men (A-Z entry)

    The Greek translation ( Septuagint ) of the book of Daniel inserts between vv. 23 and 24 of chap. 3 a section embracing sixty‐eight ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Balaam (A-Z entry)

    A non‐Israelite prophet who figures most prominently in the narratives of Numbers 22–24 ; there is also a lengthy prophecy of the same Balaam ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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