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Ararat

Ararat  

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Religion
The region in modern SE Turkey where the sons of Sennacharib sought refuge after murdering him (2 Kgs. 19: 37). Noah's ark was made to settle in Ararat according to the legend of Gen. 8: 4, no doubt ...
Ark

Ark   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
140 words

1 The vessel in which Noah supposedly saved his family and a breeding pair of each animal and bird species

Ark

Ark   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Current Version:
2004
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Religion
Length:
806 words

The English word “ark” translates two Hebrew words that differ from each other both in form and in usage, though

ark

ark   Quick reference

A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
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Religion
Length:
303 words

The English translates two unrelated Hebrew nouns:

1. The first is that of the vessel of three storeys in which

ark

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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47 words

According to Genesis 6, the floating house Noah was ordered to build and live in with his family and one

ark

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
a chest or coffer, especially (more fully the Ark of the Covenant) the wooden chest which contained the tablets of the laws of the ancient Israelites. Carried by the Israelites on their ... More
ARK OF NOAH

ARK OF NOAH   Reference library

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

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Current Version:
2011
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Religion
Length:
173 words
God commanded Noah (Gn. 6.14–16) to build an enormous three-storied ark of gopher wood coated with bitumen in order to save Noah, his family, and specimens of all animal life from the ... ... More
Ashdod

Ashdod  

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A town under Philistine control to which the Ark of the Covenant was temporarily taken (1 Sam. 5: 6). Its walls were demolished by Uzziah, king of Judah (783–742bce) and later it was captured by the ...
Bethshemesh

Bethshemesh  

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1. A city, 25 km. (16 miles) SW of Jerusalem, for which Israelites and Philistines contested. The Ark of the Covenant was returned here after it had been captured and temporarily retained by the ...
Book of Exodus

Book of Exodus  

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This OT Book records the events attending the ‘Exodus’ (i.e. the release of the Israelites under Moses from their Egyptian bondage) and the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai. Its authorship has ...
candle

candle  

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Candles of wax or tallow took the place of lamps used in various Jewish rituals such as the Sabbath lights; in the Havdalah ceremony; and the Hanukkah lights. A synagogue had to be well lit and pious ...
cherubim

cherubim  

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The Hebrew word, which is plural in form, denotes the second of the nine orders of angels.
Commandments, the Ten

Commandments, the Ten  

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Precepts divinely revealed to Moses on Mt. Sinai and engraved on two tablets of stone. The text is preserved in two closely similar versions (Exod. 20: 1–17 and Deut. 5: 6–21). Their dating has been ...
Covenant

Covenant  

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In theology, an agreement which brings about a relationship of commitment between God and his people. The Jewish faith is based on the biblical covenants made with Abraham, Moses, and David. In ...
covenant

covenant  

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(Old French covenant, agreement, from covenir, to agree or meet, from Latin convenire, to come together)(1) A formal undertaking, agreement or promise made in a deed (contract under seal).[...]
cultic interpretation

cultic interpretation  

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The religious history of Israel would be nothing without the cult: worship, sacrifice, ritual. Before the first king was anointed by Samuel, there existed a cult round the Ark of the Covenant which ...
Dagon.

Dagon.  

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In the Bible, a national deity of the ancient Philistines, represented as a fish-tailed man. The name comes via Latin and Greek from Hebrew dāḡōn, perhaps from dāḡān ‘corn’, but said (according to ...
David

David  

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Male forename.King David (d. c.962 bc), king of Judah and Israel. In the biblical account he was the youngest son of Jesse, who killed the Philistine Goliath and, on Saul's death, became king, making ...
Day of Atonement

Day of Atonement  

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The annual Jewish fast day designed to cleanse the people from sin and to re-establish good relations between God and His chosen ones. Much of the ritual ordered in the OT has necessarily lapsed, but ...
Decalogue

Decalogue  

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Another name for the Ten Commandments; the name is recorded from late Middle English, and comes via French and ecclesiastical Latin from Greek dekalogos (biblos) ‘(book of) the Ten Commandments’, ...

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