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Abel

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

In the Bible, the younger son of Adam and Eve, murdered by his jealous brother Cain, after Abel's offering to God of a lamb was accepted by God, while Cain's sheaves were rejected.

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Adam

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

First human being. Created to be God's vicegerent (steward) on earth. The Quran records Adam's fall from grace as the result of disobedience to God's commands but, unlike Christian...

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apple

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Fruit of the tree Malus sylvestris and its many cultivars and hybrids; there are more than 2 000 varieties in the British National Fruit Collection. The first apple seeds in North America...

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Arafat

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

Mountain located outside of Mecca, on whose plain pilgrims gather on the ninth day of Dhu al-Hijjah. There they pray continously from just after noon until shortly after sunset. Many...

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Art and the Bible.

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

Early Art.

Stories from the Bible had become the subject of a developed narrative art by the middle of the third century CE in the synagogue discovered at Dura‐Europos, where ...

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Blackfoot

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

A Native American tribe of the Great Plains and prairies of northern Montana and southern Alberta. Divided into Blackfoot Proper, Blood Blackfoot, and Piegan subgroups, the Blackfoot are...

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Books of Adam

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Apocryphal books. They include the Book of the Life of Adam and Eve (probably composed in Palestine between 100 bce and 200 ce), the Cave of Treasures (a Syriac work) ...

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Cain

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

The elder son of Adam and Eve. Cain offered fruits of the earth (he was a farmer) to the Lord, but they were rejected; whereas his brother Abel offered meat, which was accepted (Gen. 4)....

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devil

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval) — Christianity.

The word diabolos is used in the LXX to translate Hebrew Satan, and ‘devil’ is an English alternative used in the NT (e.g. in the temptation narrative, Matt. 4: 1) as an equivalent of...

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evolutionary clock

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

The accumulation of changes in non-genetic stretches or introns of (especially) mitochondrial DNA that occur at a fairly constant rate and can be calibrated with real time to enable...

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