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Names and Namegiving

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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Religion
Length:
540 words

Significance. ...

Throughout the Bible, names are full of meaning. Scholars have long recognized that both for ancient Israel and the

Names and Naming

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008

The personal names of individuals, mostly Jews, found in the documents from the Judean Desert belong to the social milieu ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
135 words

The names given to a child often reflect the religious convictions of the parents. The Quran instructs that the only ...

Names and Naming

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
4,753 words

Names are personal (anthroponyms), geographic (toponyms), or divine (DN). They are recorded in various scripts and languages. Most ancient Near ...

Names, Personal

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,067 words

A rough division can be made into three categories: family names (patronymics), given or baptismal names, and monastic names. In ...

Naming

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
154 words

Although many Sikhs do not name their children in this way, the distinctive religious practice is as follows. About forty ...

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
275 words

From biblical times, much significance has been attached to the names given by parents to their children. The form of ...

Names and Namegiving

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
607 words

Significance. ...

Throughout the Bible, names are full of meaning. Scholars have long recognized that both for ancient Israel and the

Names

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

To the ancient Egyptians, names were considered ritually and magically potent, a vital part of the individual. A person could ...

Names, Greek

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
612 words

Personal names are an important source not only for the political, social, and intellectual history of a people but also ...

Names, Roman

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
853 words

In the late Republic and early Empire a male Roman citizen typically had three names (the tria nomina): a ...

Names and Naming

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1,483 words

“Choose for your children pleasant and beautiful names,” the Prophet is reported to have said, and, as a measure of ...

Names and Naming

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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1,747 words

Women in the totalitarian world of Gilead in Canadian writer Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale (1985) have ...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
183 words

Most Hebrew personal names in the *Bible are compounds which begin or end with the divine name Yahweh, such ...

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
652 words

In the broadest sense of the term ‘name’, names divide into two classes—proper names and common names, these being species ...

Names, Personal

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
646 words

The medieval period saw a radical modification in the way people were named. At the end of it, the “modern” ...

names, personal, Greek

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Elaine Matthews

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1,721 words

Greek nomenclature conformed in many important respects to the *Indo-European pattern; its main features can be seen already in Mycenaean texts (...

names, personal, Roman

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Heikki Solin

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
2,939 words
(1) In the classical period, the Romans shared with other peoples of Italy, including the Etruscans, a system of personal nomenclature in which the central ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
633 words
In many ancient cultures personal names had great significance. Names represented one’s essence, and a person was often given a new name upon entering a new phase of life. The Bible often ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006

recorded from Old English and of Germanic origin, the word comes ultimately from a root shared by Latin nomen and Greek ...

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