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  • A (A-Z entry)

    The symbol employed in textual criticism for a MS of the New Testament in Greek written on parchment in Egypt ( Alexandria ? Hence ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • A-group (A-Z entry)

    the archaeological designation for an indigenous Nubian culture; the term “A-Group” was introduced by George A. Reisner ( 1910 ) in his chronological model ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • Aaron (A-Z entry)

    Brother of Moses and Miriam , of the tribe of Levi. Over the centuries Aaron's status in Israel's memory was allowed to grow. In ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Aaron (A-Z entry)

    Moses' elder brother (according to Exod 6:20 ; 7:7 ), his close associate in leading the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage, and eponymous ancestor ...

    Source: Oxford Encyclopedias of the Bible

  • Aaron (A-Z entry)

    The figure of Aaron, his ancestry, and his rise to priestly prominence is treated rather tersely in the Bible. Though he stems from the ...

    Source: Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

  • Abaddon (A-Z entry)

    In Hebrew = destruction, and in Job 26: 6 and Prov. 27: 20 denotes the abode of the dead, also called sheol or Hades ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abaddon (A-Z entry)

    Meaning literally, “place of destruction,” Abaddon refers to the realm of the dead in the Hebrew Bible. Occurring mainly in wisdom literature , Abaddon ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Abarbanel (A-Z entry)

    an alternative pronunciation of Abravanel.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Abba (A-Z entry)

    An Aramaic word for ‘father’. Jesus used it in prayer in Gethsemane ( Mark 14: 36 ), and it is twice taken up by ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abba (A-Z entry)

    The word for “my father” or “the father.” This Aramaic word appears three times in the New Testament, followed by a translation into Greek: ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • ῾Abbasid Caliphate (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    As the result of a revolution that culminated In 750 ce in the defeat of the last Umayyad caliph, Marwan ibn Muhammad , on ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abel (A-Z entry)

    In Gen. 4, the second son of Adam and Eve , whose offering to God was accepted, thereby incurring the wrath of his brother ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abijah (A-Z entry)

    The best-known of four OT characters of this name was the son and successor of Rehoboam . He was king of Judah ( 911 ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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

    city of the Decapolis, located about 15 km (9 mi.) north-northeast of Irbid in northern Jordan. Abila has an occupational history that extends from ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abilene (A-Z entry)

    An area NW of Damascus round Abila. Luke 3: 1 mentions that when John the Baptist began his ministry Abilene was governed by Lysanias ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abinadab (A-Z entry)

    Man at whose house on a hill in Kiriath-jearim the ark of the covenant was lodged after its return to Israel by the Philistines ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Ableism and Transhumanism (A-Z entry)

    See Human Being .

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

  • Abolition Fiction and the Bible (A-Z entry)

    The great battles to end American slavery were fought not only by soldiers at Gettysburg and Antietam but also by activists and artists who ...

    Source: Oxford Encyclopedias of the Bible

  • abomination (A-Z entry)

    Frequently in AV, and sometimes in NRSV, it describes an action or article incompatible with the true religion of Israel, as in Lev. 7: ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abomination of Desolation (A-Z entry)

    Used by AV, REB for ‘ the desolating sacrilege ’ of NRSV at Mark 13: 14 etc.

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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