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Abel

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 52 words.

In Gen. 4, the second son of Adam and Eve, whose offering to God was accepted, thereby incurring

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Abel, Félix-Marie

Jerome o. p. Murphy-O'Connor.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 427 words.

of history and geography at the École Biblique et Archéologique Française in Jerusalem from 1905 to 1953. Abel went

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Abiathar

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 75 words.

A priest in the army of King David (2 Sam. 20: 25), who later supported Adonijah's unsuccessful

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Abigail

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 39 words.

Wife of Nabal; she interceded with David to save her husband's life (1 Sam. 25: 23–31). Nabal

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Abijah

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 89 words.

The best-known of four OT characters of this name was the son and successor of Rehoboam. He was king

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Abila

W. Harold Mare.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 1543 words.

city of the Decapolis, located about 15 km (9 mi.) north-northeast of Irbid in northern Jordan. Abila has an occupational

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Abilene

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 42 words.

An area NW of Damascus round Abila. Luke 3: 1 mentions that when John the Baptist the Baptist began his

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Abimelech

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 86 words.

Son of Gideon (or Jerubbaal) and a concubine from Shechem. Upon the death of Gideon, Abimelech got himself

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Abinadab

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 67 words.

Man at whose house on a hill in Kiriath-jearim the ark of the covenant was lodged after its return to

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Abishai

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 74 words.

A loyal soldier in David's band who had to be restrained from killing Saul when he was resting from

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