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alpha

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Biblical Studies.

The first letter of the Greek alphabet (A, α), transliterated as ‘a’. The phrase alpha and omega ‘the beginning and the end’ (omega is the last letter of the Greek alphabet, as alpha is the...

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donkey

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies — Genetics and Genomics.

Equus asinus, a close relative of the horse. The female is referred to as a jennet, the male as a jack. See Equus, horse-donkey hybrids.

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east

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies — Environmental Science.

One of the points of the compass, the direction of sunrise, and in combination with the other three points (Ps. 107: 3) there is an expression of totality.

The east is associated...

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fox

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Biblical Studies.

Foxes were common in Palestine, and Ezekiel lambasts false prophets as foxes (AV; ‘jackals’, NRSV, REB, NJB), that is, scavengers who hope to profit from the ruin of the nation (Ezek. 13:...

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mountains

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Biblical Studies.

A high area of land that rises steeply above its surroundings, usually has a sharply pointed top, and is larger than a hill.

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Red Sea

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Biblical Studies.

The crossing of the Red Sea by the Israelites, recorded in Exod. 14 and 15, marked the end of their bondage in Egypt and was subsequently regarded as a turning-point in their destiny.

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