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A20

A cytoplasmic zinc finger protein (790 aa) that inhibits NFκB activity and TNF-mediated programmed cell death. The expression of the A20 mRNA is upregulated by TNFα. It is a dual function ...

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 ...
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.
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 ...
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).
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 ...
Sláinge

Sláinge  

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

Berakhah Le-Vattalah  

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(), a blessing made in vain. According to a simple understanding of the words of the Talmud (Ber. 33a), such a blessing violates the biblical prohibition found in Exodus 20.7. ...
Yew Sunday

Yew Sunday  

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A medieval name for Palm Sunday, so called because branches of yew were carried in the liturgical procession.
Jus Talionis

Jus Talionis  

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The law of retaliation. The Bible states “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand” (Ex. 21.24–5; Lv. 24.20; Dt. 19.21) as the ...
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 ...
Oath of Abjuration

Oath of Abjuration  

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An oath renouncing the Stuart dynasty and the temporal power of the Pope, imposed in 1702 on all who took civil, military, or spiritual office. It was replaced in 1858 by a new form of the Oath of ...
carnelian

carnelian  

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The sixth precious stone in the foundation of the wall of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21: 20, NRSV, REB); a red stone, a ruby (NJB) rather than sardius (AV).
Auroville

Auroville  

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Auroville is an international community founded in 1968 in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Its 1600 inhabitants representing over 35 nations reside in over 80 settlements spread across 20 ...

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