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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 ...
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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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The symbol employed in textual criticism for a MS of the New Testament in Greek written on parchment in Egypt

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The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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2017

The first vowel and letter in the Sanskrit alphabet. The phoneme “a” is thought to be the source of all

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Symbol of emptiness (śūnyatā) and of the undifferentiated source of appearance in Zen Buddhism. In Japanese esoteric

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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(Gk., alpha).

First letter of the Greek alphabet, combined with the last, Ω (omega), to refer to God as the

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Letter of negation in several languages, as in, e.g., atheism, adharma.

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 ...
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Abdullah Gymnastiar (b.1962) is an Indonesianpreacher popularly known as Aa (elder brother) Gym. Despite minimal orthodox

Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, The Royal

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Joseph A. Kéchichian

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

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The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought is an independent non-governmental institute headquartered in Amman, Jordan, whose ultimate purpose

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

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(Heb. Aharon), first high priest; greatgrandson of levi; elder brother of moses and his spokesman before pharaoh. While

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Brother of *Moses and *Miriam, of the tribe of Levi. Over the centuries Aaron's status in Israel's

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Brother of Moses; Aaron together with his sister Miriam, features in the Bible among the three leaders of the

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Eva Maria Siebert–Johnson

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

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The first ordained Protestant Indian pastor, Aaron was the son of Chokkanathan, a well-to-do businessman. Aaron's Hindu name was

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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2008

The figure of Aaron, his ancestry, and his rise to priestly prominence is treated rather tersely in the Bible. Though

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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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2002
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A major figure in Israel's origins and the first of its high priests. In very ancient narratives, he appears without

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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2004
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A major figure in Israel's origins and the first of its high priests. In very ancient narratives, he appears

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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2014
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In Hebrew tradition *Moses’s brother. He was assigned to Moses as his assistant (Exod. 4: 14), and later

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