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  • Abigail (A-Z entry)

    Wife of Nabal; she interceded with David to save her husband's life ( 1 Sam. 25: 23–31 ). Nabal was so shocked by the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of 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

  • Anna (A-Z entry)

    An elderly and devout prophetess who greeted the infant Jesus in the Temple ( Luke 2: 36–8 ); a widow with whom many in ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Aquila and Prisc(ill)a (A-Z entry)

    Evicted from Rome in 49 ce when the emperor Claudius expelled Jews after disturbances about Christianity. They met Paul in Corinth ( Acts 18: ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Athens (A-Z entry)

    The capital city of Attica, Greece . About the time when Nehemiah was rebuilding the fortifications of Jerusalem, Athens, three miles from the Aegean ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Bathsheba (A-Z entry)

    Wife of King David , mother of Solomon . Bathsheba was the wife of Uriah the Hittite , one of David's “mighty men” ( ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Bernice (A-Z entry)

    Daughter of Herod Agrippa I , and sister and mistress of Herod Agrippa II , with whom she listened to Paul in Caesarea ( ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Brothers and Sisters of Jesus (A-Z entry)

    Siblings of Jesus are referred to collectively twice in the Gospels. In the account of the “true kindred” ( Matt. 12.46–50 par.), Jesus' mother ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Chloe (A-Z entry)

    A woman of substance, possibly a Christian, who lived in Corinth . 1 Corinthians was written when Paul learnt of the unsatisfactory state of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Deborah (A-Z entry)

    A name which means “bee” in Hebrew, Deborah is the name of two women mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. Two passages ( Gen. 35.8 ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Dinah (A-Z entry)

    Jacob and Leah 's daughter, Leah's seventh child, born after her six sons ( Gen. 30.21 ; 46.15 ); her name, like that of ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to 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

  • Esther (Chapters)

    Esther and Judith The central character in both Esther and Judith is a beautiful Jewish woman whose bravery and wiles save her people from ...

    Source: The Catholic Study Bible

  • Esther, The Book of (A-Z entry)

    The Hebrew Book. Deriving its title from the name of its heroine, the book of Esther presents the story of an unsuccessful attempt to ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to 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

  • Eve (A-Z entry)

    The name given to the first woman by the first man ( Gen. 3.20 ). The Bible interprets this name to mean “the mother ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • feminism (A-Z entry)

    The movement to establish the equality of the sexes by securing greater justice for women. Many involved women blame the Judaeo‐Christian tradition for the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Feminist Scholarship (Chapters)

    The Bible is strangely full—and empty—of women. There is Eve, whose name means Life but who is ‘born’ of a man, and who, at ...

    Source: The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

  • Galatians (Chapters)

    Before Beginning… Galatians is the only Pauline letter written as a circular letter to various churches of a geographical region rather than an urban ...

    Source: The Catholic Study Bible

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