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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

  • balm of Gilead (A-Z entry)

    Resin gathered from the mastic tree. Joseph 's brothers ( Gen. 37: 25 ) sold him to merchants whose caravan of camels conveyed this ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Circumcision (A-Z entry)

    Circumcision is the ritualistic removal of the male's foreskin, practiced by many African, South American, and Middle Eastern peoples. Often performed at puberty, it ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • ῾Ein-Boqeq (A-Z entry)

    oasis in Israel on the southwest shore of the Dead Sea (31°10′ N, 35°20′ E; map reference 1854 × 0676). Its ancient name is ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Epilepsy (A-Z entry)

    Epilepsy in its grand mal or major form was a well‐known illness of the ancient world. Its frightening and bizarre nature seemed to defy ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • ISIN (A-Z entry)

    ancient capital of the first dynasty of Isin, situated about 200 km (124 mi.) south–southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, about 20 km (12 mi.) south ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Medicine (A-Z entry)

    Although the existence of survivable surgical procedures on the skull (trephination) is attested from the Neolithic through the Arab periods, it is particularly difficult ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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    As a general reference to healing practices, medicine has a long and complex history in the ancient Near East. It is useful to think ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Medicine and the Bible (A-Z entry)

    It is generally agreed that modern Western medicine takes its origin from two main sources, the Greek ideals enshrined in the Hippocratic tradition, to ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Paleopathology (A-Z entry)

    The scientific study of ancient disease, which has historical and medical implications for human, animal, and plant evolution, began in the late nineteenth century. ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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