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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

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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Kedar

Kedar  

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In the Bible, the name of a son of Ishmael, and of the nomadic tribe descended from him.
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 ...
Mekhilta of R. Simeon ben Yohai

Mekhilta of R. Simeon ben Yohai  

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Jewish halakhic midrash on Exodus. Like that of R. Ishmael, the Mekhilta of R. Simeon ben Yohai interprets much of the Book of Exodus verse by verse. It probably dates from the beginning of the 5th ...
Nabataeans

Nabataeans  

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A member of an ancient Arabian people who from 312 bc formed an independent kingdom with its capital at Petra (now in Jordan). The kingdom was allied to the Roman Empire from ad 63 and incorporated ...
Night Journey

Night Journey  

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Also known as al-Isra and Laylat al-Miraj. Refers to the journey made by Muhammad from the Great Mosque in Mecca to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on a winged horselike creature known as Buraq, ...
quotations

quotations  

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The faith of the NT is under-girded by constant references to the OT—250 direct quotations and many more allusions. It was important to maintain the continuity of the new covenant with the old and to ...
Rabbi Ishmael

Rabbi Ishmael  

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Tanna (see TANNAIM AND AMORAIM) who lived in the first half of the second century ce and contemporary of Rabbi Akiba, with whom he often engaged in debate. He is sometimes referred to as Rabbi ...
Rabbi Meir

Rabbi Meir  

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Prominent teacher of the second century ce, the period of the later Tannaim. Meir was one of the last disciples of Rabbi Akiba. Like his master, he was responsible for collections of teaching that ...
Sarah

Sarah  

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In the Bible, the wife of Abraham and mother (in her old age) of Isaac. When she herself had a son, she forced Abraham to drive away the maidservant Hagar with their child Ishmael.

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