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  • O’Connor, Flannery (A-Z entry)

    The fiction of Flannery O’Connor ( 1925 – 1964 ) is saturated with scripture. Virtually every short story and novel is permeated with biblical ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

  • 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)

    The purpose of an oath in the biblical world was to assure the truth of a statement or the reliability of a promise. Persons ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology

  • 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

  • Oaths and Vows (A-Z entry)

    Oaths and vows are solemn statements by which a person confirms the veracity of a past action or statement, or swears to complete a ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

  • 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 (A-Z entry)

    See Prophets .

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

  • 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)

    See Book of the Twelve (Minor Prophets) .

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology

  • 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)

    See Fidelity .

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

  • 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

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