By Nancy M. Tischler
The Bible is the primary textual content of Western civilization, and an realizing of it can be crucial to the research of worldwide background and tradition. moreover, a growing number of highschool and faculty scholars are learning the Bible as literature. huge in scope and written specifically for top university scholars and basic readers, this encyclopedia surveys the cloth tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical international. integrated are greater than 2 hundred alphabetically prepared entries at the instruments, animals, meals, conduct, legislation, professions, and peoples of the Bible. each one access offers definitions; scriptural references; etymological, ancient, and archaeolgical info; and, whilst attainable, a dialogue of the relevance of the subject to fashionable readers. Entries comprise cross-references and cite works for extra interpreting, and the encyclopedia is generously illustrated.
The Bible is the primary textual content of Western civilization, and an figuring out of it is important to the learn of global heritage and tradition. moreover, progressively more highschool scholars and undergraduates are learning the Bible as literature. huge in scope and written in particular for top college scholars and basic readers, this encyclopedia surveys the fabric tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical global via greater than 2 hundred alphabetically prepared entries at the instruments, animals, meals, conduct, legislation, professions, and peoples of the Bible.
Each access offers definitions; scriptural references; etymological, ancient, and archaeological info; and, whilst attainable, a dialogue of the relevance of the subject to fashionable readers. The encyclopedia covers the peoples who have been part of biblical lifestyles: the Essenes and Pharisees, the scribes and monks, the friends and enemies, and the nice powers that enslaved them. furthermore, it explains the various significant occasions in Israel's heritage, the permitted idea of cosmology and climate, and the typical realizing of many info from the construction to Armageddon.
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9:13, 10:18; Heb. 7:13; Rev. 11:1). A fundamental Christian belief is that the sacriﬁce of Christ was the once-andfor-all offering, so the altar became either an image of Christ’s sacriﬁcial death or a symbol of unnecessary and repetitive sacriﬁces. , the great altar was destroyed and its sacriﬁces ended. Modern synagogues therefore do not have altars. Archaeologists have found altars of earth and stone, as well as bronze. The prohibition against steps was apparently frequently broken, because the usual shape of the altar included steps to allow the priests to stand above the community to make the offering.
C. Syrian city on the Euphrates, considered an Amorite town. G. Ernest Wright notes that they were considered “giants” in comparison with the smaller Israelites (Wright 1957, 37). Among the discoveries at Mari were more than 20,000 clay tablets. The king’s palace, with its nearly 300 rooms, covered more than 15 acres. The 17 Anathema Amorites had a system of writing and a system of law that drew from the peoples around them. These early developments were probably enhanced by their regular trading with other cultures.
27:2, 30:1; Heb. 13:10) An altar in the ancient world was simply a place where the slaughtering or sacriﬁcing was done, usually by a priest. The word occurs 400 times in the Bible. We ﬁnd altars marking places of theophany—where God and humans had met face to face—or where people came to worship and to make sacriﬁces in hopes of having direct access to the deity. “An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacriﬁce thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen.