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anointing

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

A ceremonial action to separate persons and things from profane use and to obtain for them the infusion of Divine grace. In the OT priests and kings are anointed, and the future deliverer...

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Bethlehem

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A small town to the south of Jerusalem, first mentioned in Egyptian records of the 14th century bc. It was the native city of King David and is the reputed birthplace of Jesus. (See also...

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Christian archaeology

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The phrase commonly denotes the study of the monuments, as distinct from the documents, of early Christianity for the light they can throw on the thought and religious life of the Church,...

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Gezer

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

A major city in antiquity and the object of important archaeological excavations in this century, Gezer lies on the border between the Judean foothills and the Shephelah, in the tribal ...

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Hebrew

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The inhabitants of Palestine, who entered the land with the Patriarchs and Moses. They generally spoke of themselves as ‘Israelites’; the term ‘Hebrew’ was largely used of them by others.

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Shechem

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A city north of Jerusalem controlling a vital trade route, and so very prosperous. It was visited by Abraham (Gen. 12: 6) and it was the burial site of Jacob (Josh. 24: 32) and the place...

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