All Things in the Bible [2 Volumes]: An Encyclopedia of the by Nancy M. Tischler

By Nancy M. Tischler

The Bible is the significant textual content of Western civilization, and an knowing of it is important to the learn of worldwide heritage and tradition. moreover, an increasing number of highschool and faculty scholars are learning the Bible as literature. enormous in scope and written specifically for top institution scholars and normal readers, this encyclopedia surveys the cloth tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical international. integrated are greater than 2 hundred alphabetically prepared entries at the instruments, animals, meals, conduct, legislation, professions, and peoples of the Bible. every one access presents definitions; scriptural references; etymological, old, and archaeolgical info; 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 significant textual content of Western civilization, and an realizing of it is necessary to the learn of global background and tradition. moreover, a growing number of highschool scholars and undergraduates are learning the Bible as literature. enormous in scope and written particularly for top tuition scholars and common readers, this encyclopedia surveys the cloth tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical international via greater than 2 hundred alphabetically prepared entries at the instruments, animals, meals, behavior, legislation, professions, and peoples of the Bible.

Each access presents 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 monks, the associates and enemies, and the nice powers that enslaved them. additionally, it explains some of the significant occasions in Israel's background, the authorized idea of cosmology and climate, and the typical figuring out of many information from the construction to Armageddon.

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Everyday Life in Old Testament Times. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1956. Hepper, F. N. “Agriculture,” in The Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Sydney, Australia: Tyndale House Publishers, 1980. King, Philip J. and Lawrence E. Stager. Life in Biblical Israel. : Westminster John Knox Press, 2001. Alms, Almsgiving (Deut. 15:11; Prov. 21:21, 25:21; Dan. 4:24; Matt. 6:1–4) The word alms derives from the Greek word for “mercifulness,” charity to the needy 10 Alms, Almsgiving (Kaufmann Kohler 2004).

Symbols of Catholicism. New York: Assouline Publishing, 2000. Manganiello, Dominic. “Transubstantiation,” in A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature. : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1992. Mitchell, T. C. “Altars,” in The Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Sydney, Australia: Tyndale House Publishers, 1980. Amen (Mark 3:28; John 21:18) The word amen, meaning “May it be so,” “surely,” or “truly,” was used in the Old Testament as a liturgical formula by the congregation to assert the validity of an oath or curse.

This rebellion in Heaven, often called the Battle of Angels, where the good and evil angels engaged in warfare, is chronicled only indirectly by certain hints in Scripture and in even more extensive legends outside of the canon of Scripture. (Job 4:18; Isa. 14:12–15; Ezek. 28:12–19). Such fallen angels subsequently were thought to have become demons. ” Jesus seems to confirm the asexual nature of the angels when he speaks of the afterlife as a time and place when there is no marriage, when we become “like angels” (Mark 12:25).

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