By Nancy M. Tischler
The Bible is the significant textual content of Western civilization, and an knowing of it will be significant to the examine of global background and tradition. moreover, an increasing number of highschool and faculty scholars are learning the Bible as literature. enormous in scope and written particularly for top institution scholars and common readers, this encyclopedia surveys the fabric tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical international. incorporated are greater than two hundred alphabetically prepared entries at the instruments, animals, meals, conduct, legislation, professions, and peoples of the Bible. each one access offers definitions; scriptural references; etymological, historic, and archaeolgical info; and, while attainable, a dialogue of the relevance of the subject to trendy readers. Entries comprise cross-references and cite works for additional analyzing, and the encyclopedia is generously illustrated.
The Bible is the relevant textual content of Western civilization, and an knowing of it's important to the examine of worldwide background and tradition. additionally, progressively more highschool scholars and undergraduates are learning the Bible as literature. huge in scope and written specifically for top institution scholars and common readers, this encyclopedia surveys the fabric tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical global via greater than two hundred alphabetically prepared entries at the instruments, animals, meals, behavior, legislation, professions, and peoples of the Bible.
Each access presents definitions; scriptural references; etymological, historic, and archaeological details; 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 lifestyles: the Essenes and Pharisees, the scribes and clergymen, the friends and enemies, and the good powers that enslaved them. additionally, it explains a few of the significant occasions in Israel's heritage, the approved notion of cosmology and climate, and the typical knowing of many information from the production to Armageddon.
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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). 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.
The New Testament speciﬁcally prohibits the worship of angels (Rev. 19:10, 22:9). In fact, demons may sometimes masquerade as angels (2 Cor. 11:14–15). Angels in Art and Culture In both Hebrew and Christian art, angels were among the ﬁrst religious images allowed. As noted, the cherubim were carved on either side of the throne of God, signifying that God had spoken to Moses from between two cherubim. They were also embroidered on the tapestries of both the Tabernacle and the Temple. Some portrayals of these creatures were like Egyptian and Assyrian art: huge eagle-winged, human faced, bull-lion hybrids.
Unguents, used for anointing, were preserved best in alabaster containers where they improved with age. (See references to a “box” of ointment in Matt. ) 29 Antichrist This tradition of the divine protection and right of anointed kings ﬁgures in much of history. The Europeans accepted this concept, as we see in the Tragedy of Macbeth and many other of Shakespeare’s plays. Even an evil king had God’s protection ringing him about. In the seventeenth century, with the execution of Charles I, the English engaged in explosive controversies over the violation of this anointed king.
All things in the bible an encyclopedia of the biblical world by Nancy M. Tischler