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Abijah

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

The best-known of four OT characters of this name was the son and successor of Rehoboam. He was king of Judah (911–908bce), after the disruption of the state into the separate kingdoms of...

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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

Abilene

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 40 words.

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

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

Abilene

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

An area NW of Damascus round Abila. Luke 3: 1 mentions that when John the Baptist began his ministry Abilene was governed by Lysanias. An inscription, dated between 15 and 30 ce, at...

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Abimelech

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 86 words.

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

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

Abimelech

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

Son of Gideon (or Jerubbaal) and a concubine from Shechem. Upon the death of Gideon, Abimelech got himself proclaimed king at Shechem (Judg. 9), contrary to the tradition in Israel which...

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Abinadab

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 69 words.

1. Man at whose house on a hill in Kiriath-jearim the ark of the *covenant was lodged after its

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

Abinadab

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

1. Man at whose house on a hill in Kiriath-jearim the ark of the covenant was lodged after its return to Israel by the Philistines; it remained there for twenty years (1 Sam....

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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

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.

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

abomination

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 78 words.

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

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,

abomination

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies — Biblical Studies.

Frequently in AV, and sometimes in NRSV, it describes an action or article incompatible with the true religion of Israel, as in Lev. 7: 18, or 1 Kgs. 11: 5 where REB prefers ‘loathsome...

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Abomination of Desolation

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 19 words.

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

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.

abortion

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 35 words.

Not an ethical issue in the OT; maintaining population growth was a national priority. But cf. Jer. 20: 15–18. For