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(687 bc)

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Assyria

Assyria  

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An ancient country in what is now northern Iraq, and which from the early part of the 2nd millennium bc was the centre of a succession of empires; it was at its peak in the 8th and late 7th centuries ...
boil

boil  

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A localized swelling containing pus and dead tissue usually at the site of a hair follicle. The most common causative organism is Staphylococcus aureus.
Book of Chronicles

Book of Chronicles  

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These OT Books record the history of Israel and Judah from the creation to the return from Exile (c.539 bc). In the Hebrew Bible they are a single Book; the division goes back to the Septuagint, ...
Book of Isaiah

Book of Isaiah  

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Traditionally the whole of this OT Book has been ascribed to Isaiah, but only parts of the earlier chapters have any claim to be his. The Book falls into three sections.(1) Chs. 1–35. The parts most ...
Book of Zephaniah

Book of Zephaniah  

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Minor Prophet. The Book announces the approaching judgement of all peoples in the Day of the Lord, but holds out the hope of future conversion among foreign nations and of a faithful remnant among ...
Books of Kings

Books of Kings  

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The two OT Books of Kings were originally a single Book, which was divided by the Greek translators, who grouped them with the Books of Samuel and called all four the ‘Books of the Reigns’. This ...
Cush

Cush  

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The region now known as N. Sudan and called Ethiopia (so NRSV in 2 Kgs. 19: 9) by classical authors. Moses married a wife from Cush (Num. 12: 1), much to the indignation of his sister. Its ...
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A symbol used by scholars who follow the ‘documentary thesis’ of the origins of the Pentateuch (q.v.) to denote the source most characteristically represented by the Book of Deuteronomy.
Deuteronomic History.

Deuteronomic History.  

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The name given by scholars to the theory of history in the biblical books Deuteronomy-2 Kings: obedience to the commands of God leads to success, and disobedience to disaster.
dial

dial  

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According to Isa. 38: 8 the dial of King Ahaz was approached by steps; or it is possible that the sundial may have been the staircase itself. As the day went on, the shadow would naturally fall, but ...
feast

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Feast day a day on which a celebration, especially an annual Christian one, is held.feast of reason intellectual discussion, as complementary to genial conversation; the phrase comes originally from ...
Gaza

Gaza  

A city in the hands in turn of the tribe of Judah (Judg. 1: 18), the Philistines (1 Sam. 6: 17), the Assyrians, Judah under Hezekiah (2 Kgs. 18: 8), the Egyptians (609 bce), and the Seleucids. It was ...
idols

idols  

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An image or representation of a god used as an object of worship; in extended usage, a person or thing that is greatly admired, loved, or revered. Recorded from Middle English, the word comes via Old ...
Isaiah

Isaiah  

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A major Hebrew prophet of Judah in the 8th century bc, who taught the supremacy of the God of Israel and emphasized the moral demands on worshippers. Also, a book of the Bible containing his ...
Jerusalem

Jerusalem  

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1 See cross.2 The Ideal or Holy City, a symbol of Paradise as the goal of a pilgrim (or indeed of any Christian), and therefore represented by the centre of a medieval labyrinth or maze cut in turf ...
Joshua

Joshua  

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Son of Nun, Hebrew/Israelite leader at the time of the conquest of Canaan. The fact that his name is that of (the Gk.) Jesus made Joshua a type of Christ ...
Judah

Judah  

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The tribe of Judah was the most powerful of the twelve tribes of Israel. After the death of Solomon (c.930 bc), Judah, with Benjamin, formed a separate kingdom (known as the kingdom of Judah), which ...
Kidron

Kidron  

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A valley which runs from the eastern boundary of Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, across which David fled when his son Absalom tried to seize the kingdom from him (2 Sam. 15: 23). Pagan objects of worship ...
Manasseh

Manasseh  

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In the Bible, the name of a Hebrew patriarch, son of Jacob, and the tribe descended from him, and of one of the kings of Judah.Prayer of Manasses a book of the Apocrypha consisting of a penitential ...
Merodoch-baladan

Merodoch-baladan  

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King of Babylonia, 721–710 bce, who sent diplomats to Hezekiah of Judah in the hope of securing support against the ruler of Assyria who had overthrown the Babylonian allies in 710 (2 Kgs. 20: ...

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