All things in the bible an encyclopedia of the biblical by Nancy M. Tischler

By Nancy M. Tischler

The Bible is the critical textual content of Western civilization, and an figuring out of it can be crucial to the examine of global background and tradition. furthermore, an increasing number of highschool and faculty scholars are learning the Bible as literature. huge in scope and written specially for top college scholars and common readers, this encyclopedia surveys the fabric tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical international. integrated are greater than two hundred alphabetically prepared entries at the instruments, animals, meals, behavior, legislation, professions, and peoples of the Bible. every one access offers definitions; scriptural references; etymological, old, and archaeolgical details; and, whilst attainable, a dialogue of the relevance of the subject to fashionable readers. Entries comprise cross-references and cite works for extra analyzing, and the encyclopedia is generously illustrated.

The Bible is the important textual content of Western civilization, and an figuring out of it's important to the research of global historical past and tradition. additionally, increasingly more highschool scholars and undergraduates are learning the Bible as literature. huge in scope and written in particular for prime college scholars and common readers, this encyclopedia surveys the cloth tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical international via greater than two hundred alphabetically prepared entries at the instruments, animals, meals, conduct, legislation, professions, and peoples of the Bible.

Each access offers definitions; scriptural references; etymological, old, and archaeological info; and, while attainable, a dialogue of the relevance of the subject to trendy readers. The encyclopedia covers the peoples who have been part of biblical lifestyles: the Essenes and Pharisees, the scribes and clergymen, the associates and enemies, and the nice powers that enslaved them. moreover, it explains some of the significant occasions in Israel's historical past, the accredited thought of cosmology and climate, and the typical figuring out of many info from the production to Armageddon.

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In fact, although Amoritish names such as Adonizedek (Josh. 10:3) appear in Scripture, the actual people and their relationship to the Hebrews remain cloudy. It may well be that the various groups among the Canaanites were clustered together under the single name of “Amorite” for convenience. See also Babylon, Babylonia; Canaan, Canaanite; Law; Witchcraft, Witches; Writing and Reading. Further Reading Greene, Joseph A. “Amorites,” in The Oxford Companion to the Bible. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

28:2–3). Guardian angels watch over individuals, protecting and helping them. The angels of the churches in Revelation, or the “seven stars” (Rev. 1:20), to whom the book is addressed, are considered guardian angels. Some believe that the term may refer to a personification of the churches, a heavenly counterpart to the earthly churches (C. J. Hemer 1960,151–152). Angels were frequently present in visions or in apocalyptic literature, thus appearing in Daniel, Ezekiel, and Revelation with greater frequency than elsewhere.

3:11). , and named Philadelphia”; today Ammon is a “busy trading center of Arabs 16 Amorites and goal of travellers, who delight in its Roman hillside theatre and other marks of ancient occupation of the city” (Madeleine S. Miller and J. Lane Miller 1961, 16). See also War, Warfare: General. Further Reading Miller, Madeleine S. and J. Lane Miller. “Ammonites,” in Harper’s Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper and Row, 1961. Muller, W. Max and Kaufmann Kohler, “Ammon, Ammonites,” http://www. com (accessed December 20, 2004).

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