By Nancy M. Tischler
The Bible is the primary textual content of Western civilization, and an realizing of it can be crucial to the research of global historical past and tradition. additionally, a growing number of highschool and school scholars are learning the Bible as literature. huge in scope and written particularly for top institution scholars and normal readers, this encyclopedia surveys the fabric tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical global. incorporated are greater than two 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, while attainable, a dialogue of the relevance of the subject to trendy readers. Entries contain cross-references and cite works for additional interpreting, 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 examine of worldwide heritage and tradition. additionally, a growing number of highschool scholars and undergraduates are learning the Bible as literature. huge in scope and written in particular for top 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 fashionable readers. The encyclopedia covers the peoples who have been part of biblical lifestyles: the Essenes and Pharisees, the scribes and clergymen, the friends and enemies, and the nice powers that enslaved them. moreover, it explains the various significant occasions in Israel's background, the approved inspiration of cosmology and climate, and the typical knowing of many information from the construction to Armageddon.
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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). Pitard, Wayne T. “Ammon,” in The Oxford Companion to the Bible. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. Amorites (Gen. 10:16; Exod. 33:2; Num. 13:29; Josh. 24:15; Ezek. 16:3) The Amorites, like the Hittites, were among the original inhabitants of Canaan, remnants of ancient cultures, once dominant in the region (Gen.
Still later, hostilities 15 Ammon, Ammonites broke out under Jehosaphat (2 Chron. 20) Jereboam II (Amos 1:13), and Jotham, who forced them into subjection (2 Chron. 27:5). The Ammonites are mentioned brieﬂy in the records of the various conquerors of the region: the Assyrians demanded tribute from them. ), when the Assyrians guaranteed the Ammonites’ position on international trade routes and helped protect them from various nomadic groups who threatened the routes. “Excavations and Assyrian texts indicate that Ammon extended its boundaries during this period, westward to the Jordan River, northward into Gilead, and southward toward Heshbon.
Biblical Archaeology. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1957. Anathema (Lev. 27:28; Luke 21:5;1 Cor. ” The original concept was the designation of “something set up” in a temple, like an offering. Later it came to mean a cursed person or thing. The idea was to hand over to God a despised person or thing for complete destruction. According to Leviticus, a person who had been so cursed could not be ransomed. Paul pronounces anathema on those who preach a deviant gospel (Gal. 1:8, 9). Christians were sometimes challenged to “anathema Jesus” or to curse him, as an act of blasphemy.
All things in the bible an encyclopedia of the biblical world by Nancy M. Tischler