By Nancy M. Tischler
The Bible is the important textual content of Western civilization, and an realizing of it's important to the research of worldwide background and tradition. furthermore, a growing number of highschool and faculty scholars are learning the Bible as literature. huge in scope and written in particular for top college scholars and common readers, this encyclopedia surveys the cloth tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical global. incorporated are greater than two hundred alphabetically prepared entries at the instruments, animals, meals, conduct, legislation, professions, and peoples of the Bible. each one access offers definitions; scriptural references; etymological, ancient, and archaeolgical details; and, while attainable, a dialogue of the relevance of the subject to trendy readers. Entries comprise cross-references and cite works for extra analyzing, and the encyclopedia is generously illustrated.
The Bible is the crucial textual content of Western civilization, and an figuring out of it is important to the examine of global heritage and tradition. furthermore, increasingly more highschool scholars and undergraduates are learning the Bible as literature. enormous in scope and written particularly for prime university scholars and basic readers, this encyclopedia surveys the fabric tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical global via greater than 2 hundred alphabetically prepared entries at the instruments, animals, meals, conduct, legislation, professions, and peoples of the Bible.
Each access offers definitions; scriptural references; etymological, ancient, and archaeological details; and, whilst attainable, a dialogue of the relevance of the subject to fashionable readers. The encyclopedia covers the peoples who have been part of biblical lifestyles: the Essenes and Pharisees, the scribes and monks, the friends and enemies, and the good powers that enslaved them. additionally, it explains the various significant occasions in Israel's heritage, the approved suggestion of cosmology and climate, and the typical figuring out of many information from the production to Armageddon.
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New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. Amorites (Gen. 10:16; Exod. 33:2; Num. 13:29; Josh. 24:15; Ezek. 16:3) The Amorites, like the Hittites, were among the original inhabitants of Canaan, remnants of ancient cultures, once dominant in the region (Gen. , 10:11; 1 Sam. 7:14; 1 Kings 21:26; 2 Kings 21:11; Amos 2:9, and so forth) At times, the whole “aboriginal population of Canaan is also called ‘Amorite’ (Gen. 15:13–16),” making it difﬁcult to determine the speciﬁc peoples designated by the term (Joseph A.
The Philistines, for example, apparently made a habit of offering incense on rooftop altars (Philip King and Lawrence Stager 2001, 339). 13 Amen In modern churches, especially Roman Catholic, the altar is seen as “the meeting point between God and mankind, the true centre of all religious buildings” (Dom Robert LeGall 2000, 90). It is usually situated in a high place, above the congregation. At the dedication of churches, relics of the saints are placed inside the altar to mark the continuity between the sacriﬁce of Christ and of his faithful.
All things in the bible an encyclopedia of the biblical world by Nancy M. Tischler