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(Gk., alpha).First letter of the Greek alphabet, combined with the last, Ω (omega), to refer to God as the beginning and the end, the all-encompassing.
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Letter of negation in several languages, as in, e.g., atheism, adharma.
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Symbol of emptiness (śūnyatā) and of the undifferentiated source of appearance in Zen Buddhism. In Japanese esoteric Buddhism (mikkyō), aji, the first sound in the Sanskrit alphabet, contains the ...
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The symbol employed in textual criticism for a MS of the New Testament in Greek written on parchment in Egypt (Alexandria? Hence known as the Codex Alexandrinus) in the 5th cent. A few leaves ...
Aa Gym

Aa Gym  

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Abdullah Gymnastiar (b.1962) is an Indonesianpreacher popularly known as Aa (elder brother) Gym. Despite minimal orthodox religious education, Gymnastiar attained national fame through his adept use ...
Aaron ben Elijah

Aaron ben Elijah  

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(?1328–69).Karaite Jewish philosopher and exegete. His greatest work was the trilogy Ez Hayyim (Tree of Life), Gan Eden (Garden of Eden), and Keter Torah (Crown of the Law).
Aaron ben Jacob ha-Kohen of Lunel

Aaron ben Jacob ha-Kohen of Lunel  

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(13th/14th cent. ce).French Jewish Talmudist. His most famous work, Orhot Ḥayyim (Ways of Life), was a compilation of Jewish law which was widely quoted.
Aaron ben Moses Ben Asher

Aaron ben Moses Ben Asher  

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Early 10th cent. ce).Jewish biblical scholar. A contemporary of Saadiah Gaon, he was well known as a masorete (see MASORAH). Although a Karaite, his vocalization of the scriptures carried ...
Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr  

(1756–1836)US Democratic Republican statesman. After losing the presidential election to Jefferson in 1800, Burr was elected Vice-President. He was defeated in the contest for the governorship of New ...
Aaron of Baghdad

Aaron of Baghdad  

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(mid-9th cent. ce).A Babylonian Jewish scholar who lived in Italy and is regarded as a link between the Babylonian academies and W. Jewish culture. He is described by Eleazar ...

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