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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

  • Albright, W. F. (A-Z entry)

    ( 1891 – 1971 ) American OT scholar who exercised great influence, both as the founder of a ‘school’ of interpreters and in his ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Analytical Techniques (A-Z entry)

    The traditional archaeological methods of classification and seriation were developed on the basis of the physical appearance of archaeological artifacts, but it is increasingly ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • anthropology (A-Z entry)

    Usually the study of mankind's cultures, customs, and cults—but in Christian theology it is used for the doctrine that men and women are made ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • 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

  • Assumption of Moses (A-Z entry)

    The story of the world, written about 90 ce , in terms of conflict between God and Satan beginning with Moses and culminating in ...

    Source: A Dictionary of 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

  • Blindness (A-Z entry)

    Due to several causes, blindness was common in the ancient world. The blind were one of the groups to whom special protection was due; ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Christian Science and the Bible (A-Z entry)

    Christian Science began in the United States during the latter half of the nineteenth century, appearing first as a religious teaching and later as ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to 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

  • Climate, Flora, and Fauna (Chapters)

    Seasons The latitude of Palestine is roughly that of southern Spain in Europe or Georgia in the USA. Its climate is also influenced by ...

    Source: pageId="iii"Oxford Bible Atlas

  • Computers and the Bible (A-Z entry)

    Just as all humanistic study of ancient texts is enhanced by the application of computing technologies, the modern study of biblical texts is increasingly ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • corvée (A-Z entry)

    forced labor for the state

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Deutscher Palästina- Verein (A-Z entry)

    By 1876 the need for a scientific society to coordinate and support the efforts of German scholars exploring Palestine—Arabists, archaeologists, geographers, historians, Orientalists, theologians—became ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • disease (A-Z entry)

    Many kinds of disease are mentioned in the Bible but it is difficult to identify them by their modern names. The incidence of disease ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • dysentery (A-Z entry)

    Gastric fever, or some other violent stomach disorder. Jehoram king of Judah died in agony from chronic dysentery ( 2 Chron. 21: 18 ). ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • ear (A-Z entry)

    Literally, the human organ (e.g. Luke 22: 50 ), but also metaphorically of the inward disposition to listen and take heed (e.g. Mark 4: ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • earthquakes (A-Z entry)

    Frequently experienced in Palestine ( Amos 1: 1 ) as natural phenomena; but also earthquakes are the product of apocalyptic symbolism, such as the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • east (A-Z entry)

    One of the points of the compass, the direction of sunrise, and in combination with the other three points ( Ps. 107: 3 ) ...

    Source: A Dictionary of 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

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