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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Bank Islands Creation

Bank Islands Creation  

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The Bank Islands are north of the Melanesian New Hebrides. The people there are ruled over by the sun god Quat, one of whose major tasks in the creation was ...
Alpha Farm

Alpha Farm  

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Located in the coastal range of central Oregon, the intentional community of Alpha Farm was founded in 1972. The community grows a substantial amount of its own food using completely ...
Acunn

Acunn  

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Hero in Scottish Fenian narratives; gives his name to Kyle of Akin, the strait between the Isle of Skye and Lochalsh. His brother was Riadh.
abhisamaya

abhisamaya  

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(Skt.). Direct and clear understanding or realization of the Dharma.
Bal Tashḥit

Bal Tashḥit  

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(; do not destroy), biblical prohibition against destroying fruit trees, even when laying siege to a city (Dt. 20.19–20), extended by the Talmud to cover all senseless destruction or waste ...
Perizzites

Perizzites  

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A group of inhabitants of Canaan (Gen. 15: 20) who were defeated by Joshua (Josh. 11: 3, 23), as forecast by Moses (Deut. 20: 17).
Sláinge

Sláinge  

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Reputedly the first of the 142 kings of Tara, reigning in the 20th century bc. See SLÁINE (1).
ʿAkeda

ʿAkeda  

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(Heb., ‘Binding’ (of Isaac).The story of Abraham's intended sacrifice of Isaac, told in Genesis 22. In Jewish thought, this incident is regarded as the supreme example of obedience to ...
Prince of the Congregation

Prince of the Congregation  

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The phrase “Prince of the (whole) Congregation” (nasi [kol] ha-῾edah) occurs some ten times in the Dead Sea Scrolls (CD vii.19–20; 1QSb v.20; 1QM v.1; 4Q161 2–6.ii.19; 4Q266 3.iv.9; 4Q285 ...
second death

second death  

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In a vision of the day of judgement all the dead will rise (Rev. 20: 12) and the wicked will be thrown into the lake of fire (Rev. 20: 14) to suffer their second death. Jesus gave a warning that God ...
prophetess

prophetess  

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Female prophets in the OT performed functions similar to those of male prophets. Deborah was a judge who led people into battle (Judg. 4: 1–10) and Huldah received enquiries from King Josiah about ...
Zebedee

Zebedee  

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The father and partner of James and John (Mark 1: 19–20) and a fisherman who employed staff (Mark 1: 20). His wife left home and followed Jesus (Matt. 27: 56), at least at the end of his life.
Gihon

Gihon  

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1. One of the four rivers in Eden (Gen. 2: 13).2. A spring in Jerusalem which supplied water to the city; the scene of the anointing of Solomon (1 Kgs. 1: 33). Hezekiah in 701 bce had a tunnel ...
marks

marks  

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Paul carries the marks of Jesus branded on his body (Gal. 6: 17) as a result of scourgings, and this was a means of sharing Christ's sufferings (Phil. 3: 10). In the vision of the end of the age in ...
ABIM

ABIM  

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Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia or Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement. Founded in 1972. Major objectives include establishment and propagation of Islamic tenets and principles enshrined in the Quran and ...
St Anterus

St Anterus  

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(21 Nov. 235–3 Jan. 236)Successor to Pontian, who abdicated on 28 Sept. 235, he was, as his name suggests and LP confirms, of Greek extraction. Nothing is certainly known of his activities during his ...
Apocalypse of Abraham

Apocalypse of Abraham  

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An apocryphal writing, perhaps dating from the 1st cent. ad. It describes Abraham's conversion from idolatry and a series of visions seen by him in the heavens. It shows Christian influence, but the ...
Donga Tribe

Donga Tribe  

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The “Donga Tribe,” as they came to be called, were a group of 15–20 young people who lived for most of 1992 directly on Twyford Down in an effort to ...
Cittʾekaggata

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(Pāli, ‘one-pointedness of mind’).The mark of having reached full concentration (samādhi) during Buddhist meditation.
Cadan

Cadan  

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[Ir., wild goose].An early hero whose wonderful dog killed a piast or monster near Derry, Northern Ireland.

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