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(356—323 bc) king of Macedon 336–323

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Alexander III (“The Great”)

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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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Macedonian, born in 356 bce. After the assassination of his father, Philip II, at Aegae in 336, Alexander

Alexander III (“The Great”)

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Macedonian, born in 356 BCE. After the assassination of his father, Philip II, at Aegae in 336,

Alexander the Great

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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(356–323bce)

King of Macedon from 336 who conquered the Persian Empire. *Greek culture then permeated the

Alexander the Great

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Alexander lived from 356 to 323b.c.e. and ruled from 336. In the Middle East he generally is known as

Alexander of Macedonia

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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(356–323bce)

Alexander made a military incursion into India between 327 and 325 bce. Although this had

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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(d. 334 B.C.E.)

Arabic al-Iskandar. Conqueror of Egypt and the Persian Achaemenid Empire and founder of cities. Often

Alexandria

Alexandria  

The chief port and second‐largest city of Egypt, on the Mediterranean coast, northwest of Cairo. Founded in 332 bc by Alexander the Great, after whom it is named, it became a major centre of ...
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The word ‘apocalypse’ means a ‘revelation’ or ‘unveiling’, so an apocalyptic book claims to reveal things which are normally hidden or to reveal the future. The Jewish Apocalyptic books belong ...
apotheosis

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(Gk., apo, ‘from’, + theoun, ‘to deify’).The elevation of a human being to the rank and status of a god. See also EUHEMERISM.
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art  

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It has been said that while the Greeks taught the holiness of beauty, the Hebrews taught the beauty of holiness. This is an unfortunate generalization, although it is true to say that the ancient. ...
Avesta

Avesta  

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The sacred writings of Zoroastrianism, compiled in the 4th century, and written in an ancient Iranian language closely related to Vedic Sanskrit.
Babylon

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An ancient city in Mesopotamia, the capital of Babylonia in the 2nd millennium bc under Hammurabi. The city (of which only ruins now remain) lay on the Euphrates and was noted by Classical writers ...
Black Elk

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(1863–1950)Nicholas Black Elk is the most famous American Indian religious thinker of the twentieth century. He was a member of the Oglala tribe of the Lakotas (popularly known as ...
Book of Joel

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Minor Prophet. The first section of the Book (1: 1–2: 17) tells of a plague of locusts, and against this background depicts the approaching Day of the Lord with its call to repentance; the rest ...
buildings

buildings  

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Although there was no lack of stone in Palestine, the surplus wealth and technical skills which existed in classical Greece of the 5th cent. bce, and in the era of Alexander the Great, were not ...
Celtic mythology

Celtic mythology  

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The origin of the Celts, today the smallest group of Indo-European speakers, is unclear. Some archeologists have suggested the existence of a proto-Celtic Indo- European people in the so-called ...
Christianity

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The religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its beliefs and practices. It originated among the Jewish followers of Jesus of Nazareth, who believed that he was the promised ...
Cleopatra

Cleopatra  

(69–30bc),queen of Egypt from 47 bc, the last Ptolemaic ruler. After a brief liaison with Julius Caesar she formed a political and romantic alliance with Mark Antony. Their ambitions ultimately ...
Damascus

Damascus  

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Capital of the Arab Republic of Syria. Cosmopolitan metropolis of very ancient origins; has been a major center of Islamic culture ever since its conquest by the Muslims in the seventh century. Was ...
Darius

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1. Darius the Mede is mentioned in Dan. (e.g. 5: 31) as ruling after Belshazzar and before Cyrus, but there is no other evidence for such a monarch.2. Darius I (522–486 bce) is the Persian ruler who ...

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