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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 ...

Perizzites

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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26 words

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

Posek

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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22 words

.... A Jewish scholar who is concerned with practical halakhah . For an example of a much revered 20th-cent. posek, see FEINSTEIN, MOSHEH...

Zebedee

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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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...

Trogyllium

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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...A peninsula on the west coast of Asia Minor, between * Samos and * Miletus (Acts 20: 15, AV, NJB, NRSV...

carnelian

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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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...

Cenchreae

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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...A town near * Corinth visited by Paul (Acts 18: 18–20). A Church was established there; * Phoebe was one of its * deacons (Rom. 16:...

Trophimus

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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52 words

...One of Paul's companions from * Ephesus who travelled with him to Jerusalem (Acts 20: 4–5) and who was suspected by Jews of taking him, a * Gentile , into the Temple (Acts 21: 29). A Trophimus is also mentioned at a later stage as being ill in * Miletus (2 Tim. 4: 20...

second death

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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...death 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 has the power to destroy both soul and body in * hell (Matt. 10:...

Gihon

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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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 constructed to convey water from the spring to the pool of * Siloam (2 Kgs. 20: 20; 2 Chron. 32:...

ambassadors

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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Religion
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...‘Servants’ (AV, NRSV), ‘envoys’ (REB), ‘an embassy’ (NJB) sent on a goodwill visit to another country (1 Kgs. 5: 1) or to make a formal protest (Judg. 11: 12). Paul describes himself as an ambassador for Christ (2 Cor. 5: 20; Eph. 6: 20), travelling abroad as his...

Florenz, Karl A.

Florenz, Karl A. (1865–1939)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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...Karl A. ( 1865–1939 ). German scholar in the early 20th cent. who translated the ancient Shinto texts into German and wrote extensively on Shinto and Japanese religion and...

Hymenaeus

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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...Denounced in the Pastoral Epistles (1 Tim. 1: 20; 2 Tim. 2: 17) for the * Gnostic heresy of denying that there will be a future * resurrection...

birthday

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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...* Pharaoh 's birthday was celebrated with a * banquet (Gen. 40: 20); Herod's with the severed head of * John the Baptist (Matt. 14: 8). Otherwise, birthdays do not figure in...

Chios

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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...A mountainous island off the west coast of Asia Minor (Acts 20: 15). It has been famous for its wines, and by ancient Greeks was celebrated as the birthplace of...

Aurelius, St

Aurelius, St (d. c.430)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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...St ( d. c. 430 ), Bp. of Carthage from c. 391 . He presided over a series of African councils and was held in honour by St Augustine . Feast day, 20...

Tarn Tāran

Tarn Tāran   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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43 words

...Tāran (Pañjābī, ‘means of crossing ocean of life to salvation’). A Sikh shrine. Tarn Tāran lies 20 km. south of Amritsar . Here Gurū Arjan Dev constructed a gurdwārā in honour of Gurū Rām Dās and a pool whose water reputedly cures...

Gerizim

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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...A mountain in * Samaria where * Jotham spoke a * parable (Judg. 9: 7) and which was a focus for * Samaritan * worship and therefore an alternative to Jerusalem (John 4: 20). Their own temple had been destroyed by John Hyrcanus in 128 bce...

vaticinium ex eventu

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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...ex eventu ( post eventum ) The term applied to a passage in the prophets or the gospels which has the form of a prediction but is in fact written in the knowledge of the event having occurred (e.g. probably Luke 21: 20...

chiliasm

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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2009
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...chiliasm (Gk. χίλιοι ‎, ‘a thousand’) . Another name for Millenarianism , the theory that Christ will return to earth and reign here for a thousand years before the final consummation of all things. The belief is based on an interpretation of Rev. 20:1–5...

Klosterneuburg

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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2014
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38 words

..., a monastery of Augustinian Canons near Vienna, founded not later than 1108 . It possesses great art treasures and a valuable library. In the 20th cent. it became renowned for its support of the Liturgical Movement...

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