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Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 5 words.

Aaron

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 245 words.

was the elder brother of *Moses. After the liberation of the Jews from their bondage in Egypt (Exod. 1: 8–14: 30), and after God had appeared to Moses on Mt. Sinai, Moses established the ...

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abacus

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 46 words.

A flat block of masonry on the top of a *capital, which is the transition from the capital to the architrave. In the Doric Order (...

abbey

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 241 words.

A monastery or religious community of monks or nuns, presided over by an *abbot or abbess. Normally the community began with twelve men or women, but often a newly founded community might...

abbot, abbess

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 135 words.

(Aramaic Abba, father) The superior, usually elected for life, of a community of monks or nuns of certain religious Orders, principally ...

Abel

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 217 words.

was the second son of *Adam and Eve and was a shepherd, unlike his elder brother Cain, who was a tiller of the soil. Abel's offering of lambs as a sacrifice to God was accepted and Cain's,...

Abgar, Legend of

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 335 words.

Abgar V (?4 bcad 50), was King of Edessa in Syria (now called Urfa and in Turkey). According to ...

Abigail

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 3 words.

Abiram

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 3 words.

Abraham

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 728 words.

was the first of the *Patriarchs of the OT, the founder of the Hebrew nation and of other nations, since God promised that his descendants would be as innumerable as dust. He was originally...

Abramtsevo

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 6 words.

Absalom

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 3 words.

acheiropoietos

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 77 words.

A term applied to images, usually portraits of Christ, which are claimed to be of miraculous origin. The earliest record of such an image, the ...

acolyte

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 137 words.

(server) Strictly, the highest of the four minor *orders of the priesthood, but in practice usually a layman or boy who serves the celebrant at the ...

Acta Sanctorum

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 135 words.

In general, the lives and deeds of saints; specifically, the vast volumes (64 so far, from 1643 to the present) published by a small group of Jesuit scholars working in Belgium. They are...

‘Acts of Pilate’

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 14 words.

An *Apocryphal Gospel, part of the ‘Gospel of Nicodemus’.

Acts of the Apostles, the

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 121 words.

The fifth book of the NT, written by *S. Luke, probably c.64/85, relates events of the first thirty-odd years of the Church, from the ...

Adam and Eve

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 483 words.

were, according to the first book of the OT of the Bible, the first humans, created directly by God (Gen. 1–4). Gen. 2: 7 tells how God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed...

Adonai

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 4 words.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 7 words.