By Nancy M. Tischler
The Bible is the imperative textual content of Western civilization, and an realizing of it will be important to the research of global background and tradition. furthermore, increasingly more highschool and school scholars are learning the Bible as literature. huge in scope and written specifically for prime tuition 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, behavior, legislation, professions, and peoples of the Bible. each one access offers definitions; scriptural references; etymological, old, 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 examining, and the encyclopedia is generously illustrated.
The Bible is the vital textual content of Western civilization, and an realizing of it will be important to the research of worldwide historical past and tradition. moreover, progressively more highschool scholars and undergraduates are learning the Bible as literature. huge in scope and written specifically for top university scholars and normal readers, this encyclopedia surveys the cloth tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical global 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 monks, the friends and enemies, and the good powers that enslaved them. furthermore, it explains some of the significant occasions in Israel's background, the authorised suggestion of cosmology and climate, and the typical realizing of many information from the construction to Armageddon.
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Abram did not immediately recognize his angelic visitors as supernatural (Gen. 18). Lot served as host to these same visitors and thereby saved himself and part of his family from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. 19). The angels then slaughtered the townspeople who had failed to recognize them or treat them with the proper hospitality due guests. Hagar and Ishmael were comforted and advised by an angel in the wilderness (Gen. 21:17–19). An angel interrupted the sacriﬁce of Isaac (Gen.
1:8, 9). Christians were sometimes challenged to “anathema Jesus” or to curse him, as an act of blasphemy. Anathema came to be a synonym for excommunication. Because the person or item had once been consecrated, the anathema is a verdict requiring obliteration. The anathema was a common element in an oath, invoked by the oathtakers on themselves in the event that they failed to perform the promises made in the oath. See also Curse; Oaths. 18 Angels Angels (Gen. 16:7; Ps. 8; Rev. 22:16; and so forth) Angels are God-created beings that exist somewhere between God and humans.
Motyer, J. A. “Anointing, Anointed,” in The Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Sydney, Australia: Tyndale House Publishers, 1980. Antichrist (1 John 2:18, 22, 4:3; 2 John 7; 2 Thess. 2:1–12; Rev. 13, 17) Literally, antichrist means “instead of Christ,” or an antagonist of Christ. Although the term appears mainly in John’s epistles, the basic idea was widespread. It means a person who deliberately opposes Christ, not just a false prophet who claims to be Christ. Thus, it refers to the strong opposition by forces of evil, such as those mentioned in Daniel 7:7 and is usually associated with the Last Days, appearing in references to the Apocalypse.
All things in the bible an encyclopedia of the biblical world by Nancy M. Tischler