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  • J (A-Z entry)

    The symbol (from the German Jahvist ; Yahwist in English) used by German OT scholars and followed internationally to denote one of the sources ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • J (A-Z entry)

    The abbreviation for the Yahwist “source” in the Pentateuch , derived from the German spelling ( Jahwe ) of the divine name Yahweh ( ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • The J and E Sources (Chapters)

    The stories of the ancestors and of the exodus and the wilderness experiences, long told orally, were perhaps first written down during the time ...

    Source: The Oxford Study Bible

  • Jabbok (A-Z entry)

    A tributary of the Jordan ; a ford across this stream was the scene of Jacob 's wrestling with God ( Gen. 32: 22 ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Jabesh-Gilead (A-Z entry)

    A town on the east of the River Jordan . Saul came to the rescue of its people (1 Sam. 11) when they were ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Jachin (A-Z entry)

    A bronze pillar on the right (the south side) of the porch of Solomon 's Temple ( 1 Kgs. 7: 15–22 ), hollow and ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Jacinth (A-Z entry)

    Not the modern (reddish-orange) jacinth, but a blue stone; it is mentioned at Exod. 28: 19 as being in the high priest's breastpiece. In ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Jacob (Chapters)

    The story of Jacob, like that of Abraham, associates the ancestor with a number of sanctuaries. According to the biblical account, Jacob deceitfully obtained ...

    Source: pageId="iii"Oxford Bible Atlas; from chapter The Patriarchs in Canaan

  • Jacob (A-Z entry)

    Son of Isaac and Rebekah and younger brother of Esau . The Bible presents Jacob in a double light. On the one hand, he ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Jacob (A-Z entry)

    the younger twin son of Isaac and Rebecca. His life is presented as a struggle with both human beings and God ( Gn. 32.28 ...

    Source: Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

  • Jacob (A-Z entry)

    Son of Isaac and Rebekah , and brother of Esau whom he twice outwitted ( Gen. 25: 29 ff.; 27 ). The traditions about ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Jacob's well (A-Z entry)

    The scene of the conversation described in John 4 of Jesus with a woman of Samaria . He promises her ‘living water’ instead of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Jacobsen, Thorkild (A-Z entry)

    ( 1904 – 1993 ), philologist , cuneiformist , and archaeologist ; one of the great interpreters of Mesopotamian culture. Born in Denmark, Jacobsen ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Jael (A-Z entry)

    Wife of Heber the Kenite ( Judg. 4: 17 ); she invited Sisera , commander of the Canaanite army of King Jabin of Hazor ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Jaffa (A-Z entry)

    site located along the southern edge of modern Tel Aviv–Jaffa, on a promontory jutting into the Mediterranean Sea that forms one of the few ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Jahveh (A-Z entry)

    Used by German scholars for the name for God in the J source of the Pentateuch which English scholars normally write as Yahweh .

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Jairus (A-Z entry)

    The leader of a synagogue ( Mark 5: 22 ) in Galilee ( Capernaum ?) who asked Jesus to heal his daughter. Jesus did ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Jambres (A-Z entry)

    See Jannes and Jambres .

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • James (Chapters)

    Before Beginning… James as Moral Exhortation Letter writing was so popular in antiquity that the epistolary form became a package capable of holding many ...

    Source: The Catholic Study Bible

  • James (A-Z entry)

    Four persons in the New Testament have the name “James” (Greek Iakōbos ), which is one of two Greek forms of the Hebrew name ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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