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Ableism and Transhumanism

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Religious Studies. 3460 words.

The Bible overflows with references to children, childhood, and relations between the generations. There are two main reasons for this.

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Abner

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 83 words.

A cousin of Saul, in whose army he was the commander (1 Sam. 14: 50). In the

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abomination

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 78 words.

Frequently in AV, and sometimes in NRSV, it describes an action or article incompatible with the true religion of Israel,

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Abomination of Desolation

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 19 words.

Used by AV, REB for ‘the desolating sacrilege’ of NRSV at Mark 13: 14 etc.

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Abortion

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 2355 words.

There are no references to intentionally induced abortion in the Bible. The closest possible allusion is in Numbers 5:11–30,

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Abortion

Drorah O'Donnell Setel.

in The Oxford Companion to the Bible

January 1993; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 465 words.

Abortion as such is not discussed in the Bible, so any explanation of why it is not legislated or commented

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abortion

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 23 words.

Not an ethical issue in the Bible, for maintaining population growth was a Jewish priority sanctioned by a divine command

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Abraham

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology

April 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Religious Studies. 2290 words.

Abraham is recognized as the forefather of both Judaism and Christianity but for different reasons. Within the Hebrew Bible, Abraham’s

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Abraham

Craig A. Evans.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 1826 words.

is the name of the progenitor of the Hebrew people. At first he is called Abram (Gn. 11.26–27,

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Abraham

Robert North.

in The Oxford Companion to the Bible

January 1993; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 791 words.

Abraham is the earliest biblical character who is delineated clearly enough to be correlated, to a limited extent, within world

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