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apocrypha

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

Biblical or related writings not forming part of the accepted canon of Scripture. The Old Testament Apocrypha include writings (dating from around 300 bc to ad 100) which appeared in the...

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Azariah (The Three Young Men)

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The Greek translation (Septuagint) of the book of Daniel inserts between vv. 23 and 24 of chap. 3 a section embracing sixty-eight verses, which is not found in the Semitic ...

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Bel and the Dragon

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Two stories attached to the Book of Daniel in some Greek MSS of the OT and hence included (as a single item) in the Apocrypha of the English Bible. They recount exploits of Daniel.

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Book of Daniel

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This OT Book consists of: (a) a narrative section (1–6) describing the experiences of Daniel and his three companions under Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar, kings of Babylon, and Darius the...

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Daniel

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

A Hebrew prophet (6th century bc), who spent his life as a captive at the court of Babylon. In the Bible he interpreted the dreams of Nebuchadnezzar and was delivered by God from the lions'...

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Eastern Orthodoxy and the Bible.

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

The Eastern Orthodox churches consider the Bible as the written memory of God's activity in history and of God's relationship to humankind. It does not reveal everything that God is ...

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Julius Africanus, Sextus

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(c.180–c.250),

Christian writer. He was perhaps originally a Jew. He enjoyed close relations with the royal house of Edessa and he went on a successful embassy from Emmaus to the...

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Music and the Bible.

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

[This entry focuses on the use of the Bible in sacred and secular Western music. For music in biblical times, see Music and Musical Instruments].

The Bible has been used ...

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