By Nancy M. Tischler
The Bible is the relevant textual content of Western civilization, and an figuring out of it can be crucial to the examine of worldwide historical past and tradition. furthermore, an increasing number of highschool and school scholars are learning the Bible as literature. huge in scope and written particularly for prime university scholars and basic readers, this encyclopedia surveys the fabric 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, ancient, and archaeolgical details; and, whilst attainable, a dialogue of the relevance of the subject to trendy readers. Entries comprise cross-references and cite works for extra studying, and the encyclopedia is generously illustrated.
The Bible is the principal textual content of Western civilization, and an knowing of it is important to the research of worldwide background and tradition. moreover, progressively more highschool scholars and undergraduates are learning the Bible as literature. huge in scope and written in particular for prime university scholars and common readers, this encyclopedia surveys the cloth tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical global via greater than 2 hundred alphabetically prepared entries at the instruments, animals, meals, conduct, legislation, professions, and peoples of the Bible.
Each access presents definitions; scriptural references; etymological, ancient, and archaeological info; and, whilst attainable, a dialogue of the relevance of the subject to fashionable readers. The encyclopedia covers the peoples who have been part of biblical existence: the Essenes and Pharisees, the scribes and monks, the friends and enemies, and the good powers that enslaved them. additionally, it explains a number of the significant occasions in Israel's historical past, the permitted suggestion of cosmology and climate, and the typical knowing of many information from the production to Armageddon.
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He also wrestled with one, who left him wounded in the thigh (Gen. 28:12). Moses saw an angel in the burning bush (Exod. 3:2), although it is not always clear whether Moses (or Jacob) was confronting God himself or one of his messengers. In the lions’ den with Daniel, the angelic protector appeared as a man who subdued the beasts (Dan. 6:22). , an angel who appeared in the form of a man) who guided Ezekiel through the ideal Temple (Ezek. 40). Earlier, the prophet Ezekiel had a different set of guides: the “four living creatures” each with four faces and four wings, “as for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four 19 Angels also had the face of an eagle” (Ezek 1:10).
And J. Lane Miller. “Amen,” in Harper’s Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper and Row, 1961. Ammon, Ammonites (Gen. 19:38; Deut. 2:19; Ezek. 25:1) The Ammonites were akin to the Moabites, both thought to have descended from illicit relations between Lot and his daughters after the fall of Sodom and Gomorrah. ) The Ammonites lived on a narrow strip of land west of the Jordan, the boundaries of which are still in dispute among scholars. In Judges 11:13, the king of Ammon claimed that the land “from Arnon even unto Jabbok and unto Jordan” rightfully belonged to him and his countrymen, but the claim is cited as illegitimate in Scripture.
20:24–26). Physically, an altar was a ﬂat or concave space on which the animals might be placed for the slaughter. Altars often had troughs to carry off the blood. The priest burned the sacriﬁcial offering of grain or ﬂesh, or poured the libations of wine and blood Altar with “horns” made of stone. Supplicants onto the altar. Although often made of stone, the altar was a built structure, which sometimes grasped the horns of the altar to seek asylum, or the protection of God (1 Kings was not thought to be inhabited by any 1:50), believing these raised corners to be supernatural force: it was not a sacred stone particularly sacred portions of the altar, as this (Philip C.