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ointment

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Biblical Studies.

1. Olive oil mixed with fragrant spices (Esther 2: 12).

2. The ‘costly ointment’ poured on Jesus' head at Bethany (Matt. 26: 7) was of ‘nard’ (Mark 14:...

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Palairet, Elias

T. P. J. Edlin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Biblical Studies; Classical Studies. 553 words.

Palairet, Elias (1713–1765), classical and biblical philologist, was born in Rotterdam, of a French family which had taken refuge in the Netherlands following the revocation of the edict of...

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Ptolemais

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies — Classical Studies.

The name given to the seaport Acco (Judg. 1: 31) by the Egyptians in the 3rd and 2nd cents. bce and one of the towns which mobilized an army against Judas Maccabaeus (1 Macc. 5: 15). Paul...

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publican

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies — Classical Studies.

In ancient Roman and biblical times, a collector or farmer of taxes. The word is used chiefly in biblical translations and allusions, as in reference to Matthew 11:9, ‘Why eateth your...

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Trevet [Trivet], Nicholas

James G. Clark.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Biblical Studies; Education; Classical Studies. 2290 words.

Trevet [Trivet], Nicholas (b. 1257x65, d. in or after 1334), Dominican friar and biblical and classical scholar, was born in Somerset, probably between 1257 and 1265—in the preface to his...

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