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Abraham

Abraham  

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In the Bible, the Hebrew patriarch from whom all Jews trace their descent (Genesis 11:27–25:10), directed by God to leave his own country for another land. In Genesis 22 he is ordered by God to ...
Ahab

Ahab  

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King of Israel (c.869–850bce), son of Omri and husband of Jezebel, a Sidonian princess. He defeated the armies of Damascus and came into conflict with Assyria. The Deuteronomic historian recounts his ...
aqeda

aqeda  

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A term used by rabbis for the elaborate theological development of the Genesis story of the sacrifice of Isaac (Gen. 22: 1–19) with a doctrine of atonement comparable with that of the NT. The ...
Cave of Machpelah

Cave of Machpelah  

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Burial place of the Jewish patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The site of the Cave of Machpelah is identified with Haram el-Khalil in Hebron.
Eleazar

Eleazar  

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The name of various prominent Jewish tannaim and amoraim. Eleazar ben Arakh (late 1st cent. ce) was the most outstanding pupil of R. Johanan b. Zakkai who described him as ...
Genesis

Genesis  

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The first book of the Bible, which includes the stories of the creation of the world, Noah's ark, the Tower of Babel, and the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.The name, recorded from late ...
Hagar

Hagar  

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*Abraham's Egyptian concubine and slave who bore Ishmael (Gen. 16: 1–4) but was dispatched into the wilderness by the jealous wife Sarah. It is used by Paul (Gal. 4: 21–31) to provide confirmation by ...
hermeneutics

hermeneutics  

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The branch of knowledge that deals with interpretation, especially of the Bible or literary texts.
Isaac

Isaac  

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In the Bible, a Hebrew patriarch, son of Abraham and Sarah and father of Jacob and Esau, whom Abraham was commanded by God to sacrifice. Because of his obedience to God, Isaac was spared; a ram ...
Ishmael

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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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2002
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Son of Abraham and Hagar. A generally positive attitude toward Ishmael and thus toward his descendants is found in

Ishmael

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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2003
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Called Ismail in the Quran. Son of Abraham (Ibrahim) and Hagar. In the Quranic account, God asked

Ishmael

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Eldest son of the Jewish patriarch, Abraham, by his maidservant, Hagar. After the birth of Isaac, Ishmael

Ishmael

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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2003
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Son of Abraham and his concubine Hagar (Genesis 16) and half-brother of Isaac. To some extent in the Pentateuchal narrative

Ishmael

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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2004
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Son of Abraham and Hagar. A generally positive attitude toward Ishmael and thus toward his descendants is found in

Ishmael

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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Son of *Abraham and *Hagar (Gen. 16: 15), brought into the *covenant (Gen. 17: 25) but in

ISHMAEL

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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2011
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(Heb. Yishmaʿe’l), elder son of Abraham. His mother was Hagar, Sarah’s Egyptian handmaiden and Abraham’s concubine (Gn

Islamic mythology

Islamic mythology  

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The word “Islam” comes from the Arabic root slm, meaning “to be whole and at peace”. A Muslim is a person who surrenders to the order and peace that is ...
Ismāʿīl

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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2009
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Ismāʿīl (Ishmael) was the first of the two sons of the prophet Ibrāhīm (Abraham), born to Hajar (Hagar). He was

Ka'bah

Ka'bah  

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(Arab., ‘cube’).The building, deeply revered by Muslims, in the centre of the great mosque at Mecca, in the eastern corner of which, about 5 feet from the ground, is ...
Levi Ben Gershom

Levi Ben Gershom  

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(1288–1344), Provençal Bible commentator, philosopher, talmudist, mathematician, and astronomer; known as Gersonides or by his initials as Ralbag. Levi attempted to solve contradictions between ...

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