Oxford Dictionary of the Bible by W. R. F. Browning

By W. R. F. Browning

This revised variation is the main authoritative, obtainable, and updated dictionary of the Bible on hand in paperback. in addition to supplying valuable information regarding very important locations and personalities, it truly is rather involved to expound the topics and doctrines of the Bible and to point their prestige within the mild of recent scholarship. With entries starting from earthquakes and mice to feminism and the lifeless Sea Scrolls, the dictionary is a full of life and soaking up reference paintings for all readers of the Bible. -Over 2,000 entries from Adam to Zechariah -Clear motives of technical phrases, tools of interpretation, and significant research, in addition to notes on prime biblical students and their contributions -Broad insurance comprises the books of the Bible, humans and locations, customs, religions and worship, historical past, and theology -Takes under consideration the paintings of Christian students of all denominations and Jewish students

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Paul dictated letters to Tertius (Rom. 16: 22), who wrote on his behalf. It is sometimes held that Silvanus is responsible for the Greek style of 1 Peter (see 1 Pet. 5: 12). Back - New Search Amarna Tell el- City on the eastern bank of the Nile. For a time it was the capital of Egypt, and in 1887 a cache of inscribed tablets was discovered which proved to be correspondence between Ikhnaton, the monotheist Pharaoh of Egypt (d. 1347 BCE), and rulers of neighbouring countries. They refer to the invasion of Canaan by the Habiru and several archaeologists argued attractively that these people were the Hebrews led by Joshua of the biblical narratives.

The ‘high places’ (cf. g. 2 Kgs. 23: 5) were shrines with a natural kind of altar. Solomon's Temple at Jerusalem had an altar in the courtyard overlaid with bronze (1 Kgs. 8: 64) and Ahaz commissioned a larger altar with horns at the four corners. As places for sacrifice, altars were imbued with a sense of holiness where people would approach God and in some cases also seek refuge (1 Kgs. 2: 28). Altars might be of stone, either shaped or natural (Judg. 6: 19–23), or of earth (Exod. 20: 24), or of metal, as was the altar of incense (Exod.

18). Ahab was also humiliated by Elijah for having concurred in the execution, by order of Jezebel, of Naboth, whose vineyard Ahab wished to appropriate. For the biblical writer Ahab was the archetypal villain but on other criteria might be judged an able and successful ruler. Back - New Search Ahasuerus Probably to be identified with Xerxes I (486–465 BCE), who is mentioned by the Greek historian Herodotus. As portrayed in the book of Esther, Ahasuerus oscillated between the threat of a holocaust at the instigation of Haman, followed by protection of the Jews through the intervention of his Jewish queen Esther.

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