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  • oaks (A-Z entry)

    Powerful trees which grew extensively in OT times, and those on the plain of Sharon were comparable to the great forest of Lebanon ( ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Oases (A-Z entry)

    See Western Desert .

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • oath (A-Z entry)

    A sanction employed by religious and secular authorities to ensure that a person, especially a witness in court, shall tell the truth. Oaths were ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Oaths and Vows (A-Z entry)

    In biblical Israel, as in the ancient Near East as a whole, oaths were often taken in order to attest to the inviolability of ...

    Source: Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

  • Obadiah (Chapters)

    With only twenty‐one verses, the book of Obadiah is the shortest of the prophetic books. It consists of a series of short oracles against ...

    Source: The Catholic Study Bible

  • Obadiah (Chapters)

    Oracles against Edom Oracles of vengeance against Edom were common in the postexilic period. Compare the related utterances in Jeremiah 49, 7–22 . For ...

    Source: The Catholic Study Bible; from chapter Obadiah

  • Obadiah (A-Z entry)

    The book of Obadiah is the shortest in the Hebrew Bible, comprising only twenty-one verses. The brevity of the book requires discussion. Perhaps it ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

  • Obadiah, Book of (A-Z entry)

    See Minor Prophets .

    Source: Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

  • Obadiah, book of (A-Z entry)

    One of the Minor Prophecies in the OT, though nothing is known of the prophet himself. It is the shortest book in the OT; ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Obadiah, The Book of (A-Z entry)

    This book of twenty‐one verses, the shortest in the Hebrew Bible, is formed of three distinct parts. Vv. 1–4 announce the Lord's decision to ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Obed (A-Z entry)

    Father of Jesse and grandfather of David ( Ruth 4: 22 ); this otherwise undistinguished character is significant as an ancestor of Jesus ( ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • obedience (A-Z entry)

    The verb ‘to obey’ translates the Hebrew ‘to hear’ (as Isa. 42: 24 ), or ‘to observe’ the commandments ( Exod. 16: 28 ). ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Obelisk (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • obelisk (A-Z entry)

    a four‐sided stone shaft, usually tapered and topped with a pyramid, characteristic of ancient Egypt.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

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

    a tall, narrow, four-sided single shaft of stone surmounted by a small pyramid (or pyramidion); the sides of the obelisk taper slightly as they ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • oblation (A-Z entry)

    A cereal offering presented to God ( Lev. 2: 4 ) and denounced by prophets ( Isa. 1: 13 ) when unaccompanied by social ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Oboda (A-Z entry)

    See Avdat .

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Observation of Strata (Chapters)

    Archaeologists may have differing aims from one generation to the next, but there is an increasing consensus on good practice and scientific method applicable ...

    Source: The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies; from chapter Archaeology

  • Odeum (A-Z entry)

    ( Gk., odeion; Lat., odeum ), a small roofed theater, used for musical performances (Gk., ōdai ), recitations, and lectures. The first monument of ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • offering, burnt (A-Z entry)

    The most usual type of OT sacrifice ( Lev. 1 ), when blood of an animal was poured on the altar by a high ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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