By Nancy M. Tischler
The Bible is the crucial textual content of Western civilization, and an realizing of it is important to the learn of global heritage and tradition. furthermore, a growing number of highschool and school scholars are learning the Bible as literature. enormous in scope and written specially for top college 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 fashionable readers. Entries contain cross-references and cite works for additional analyzing, and the encyclopedia is generously illustrated.
The Bible is the critical textual content of Western civilization, and an knowing of it can be crucial to the examine of global heritage and tradition. additionally, a growing number of highschool scholars and undergraduates are learning the Bible as literature. enormous in scope and written specially for prime tuition 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, 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 existence: the Essenes and Pharisees, the scribes and monks, the buddies and enemies, and the good powers that enslaved them. furthermore, it explains some of the significant occasions in Israel's background, the accredited suggestion of cosmology and climate, and the typical knowing of many info from the construction to Armageddon.
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The Christian concept of charity—giving for Jesus’s sake and in his name—has continued into modern time. The outpouring of gifts to victims of disasters, such as a ﬂood, tsunami, or an earthquake, which leaves many homeless and in distress, is evidence of the continuing power of this ancient ethical imperative. Further Reading Douglas, J. D. “Alms, Almsgiving,” in The Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Sydney, Australia: Tyndale House Publishers, 1980. Kohler, Kaufmann. com (accessed February 22, 2005).
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. , 10:11; 1 Sam. 7:14; 1 Kings 21:26; 2 Kings 21:11; Amos 2:9, and so forth) At times, the whole “aboriginal population of Canaan is also called ‘Amorite’ (Gen. 15:13–16),” making it difﬁcult to determine the speciﬁc peoples designated by the term (Joseph A.
8:38; Eph. 1:21; Col. 1:16), which are thought to be ranks among the fallen angels. , Dionysus the Aereopagite enumerated nine orders of heavenly beings, dividing them into three groups of three: (1) Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones; (2) Dominations, Virtues, and Powers; (3) Principalities, Archangels, and Angels. Dante, in his Paradiso, placed the different angelic ranks, connected with the different planets, in different heavenly realms. Milton, of course, expanded the battle of angels into Paradise Lost, an epic of the Creation and the Fall.
All Things in the Bible [2 Volumes]: An Encyclopedia of the Biblical World [Two Volumes] by Nancy M. Tischler