All Things in the Bible: An Encyclopedia of the Biblical by Nancy M. Tischler

By Nancy M. Tischler

The Bible is the critical textual content of Western civilization, and an realizing of it is important to the research of worldwide historical past and tradition. furthermore, progressively more highschool scholars and undergraduates are learning the Bible as literature. enormous in scope and written particularly for prime tuition scholars and common readers, this encyclopedia surveys the fabric tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical international via greater than two hundred alphabetically prepared entries at the instruments, animals, meals, conduct, legislation, professions, and peoples of the Bible. integrated are such entries as:

  • Afterlife
  • Agriculture
  • Angels
  • Chariots
  • canine
  • Embalming
  • homes
  • Locusts
  • Moloch
  • Proverbs
  • Sacrifice
  • Vineyards
  • warfare
  • Witchcraft
  • and lots of extra. every one access presents definitions; scriptural references; etymological, historic, and archaeological details; and, while attainable, a dialogue of the relevance of the subject to trendy readers. The encyclopedia covers the peoples who have been part of biblical existence: the Essenes and Pharisees, the scribes and clergymen, the acquaintances and enemies, and the nice powers that enslaved them. furthermore, it explains some of the significant occasions in Israel's historical past, the approved suggestion of cosmology and climate, and the typical knowing of many info from the production to Armageddon. gains and merits:
  • contains greater than two hundred alphabetically prepared entries.
  • offers various illustrations.
  • Entries cite works for additional analyzing.
  • deals a specific, common bibliography.
  • encompasses a number of discovering aids, together with lists of entries, cross-references, and a close index.
  • Illuminates everyday life in biblical instances.
  • helps the literature curriculum through assisting scholars comprehend the crucial textual content of the Western culture.
  • helps the background curriculum by utilizing the bible to discover the customs and cultures of the biblical international.
  • Fosters an appreciation for the Judeo-Christian historical past.
  • Assists basic readers in studying in regards to the foundations of Judaism, Christianity, and Western civilization.
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    In her appetite to become more than human, she actually became less than the God-created human. She became “natural”—more like the animals that act on impulse and appetite. God subsequently cursed the serpent: “Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life; And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed” (Gen. 3: 14–15). The expulsion from Eden marks the end of harmony between humans and animals: for the first time, recognizing their nakedness, the first couple used animal skins to clothe themselves (v.

    See also War, Warfare: General. Further Reading Miller, Madeleine S. and J. Lane Miller. “Ammonites,” in Harper’s Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper and Row, 1961. Muller, W. Max and Kaufmann Kohler, “Ammon, Ammonites,” http://www. com (accessed December 20, 2004). Pitard, Wayne T. “Ammon,” in The Oxford Companion to the Bible. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. Amorites (Gen. 10:16; Exod. 33:2; Num. 13:29; Josh. 24:15; Ezek. 16:3) The Amorites, like the Hittites, were among the original inhabitants of Canaan, remnants of ancient cultures, once dominant in the region (Gen.

    Farmers also used the goad to keep the oxen moving, and they must have had some kind of shovels and rods for leveraging rocks out of the soil, not to mention primitive wheelbarrows to move soil, manure, and rock from place to place. Their main animal helpers were their donkeys and oxen, which could plow the stony soil and haul the loads from the fields. Their enemies—aside from the humans who liked to invade during harvest time—were the locusts, mildew, various plant diseases, and the hot sirocco winds.

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