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Baal:  [ba'-al]  1. The supreme male divinity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish nations, 2. A Reubenite, 3. The son of Jehiel...
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Baal-gad:  [ba'-al-gad]  A Canaanite city in the valley of Lebanon at the foot of Mount Hermon. It was the most northern point...
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Baalbec:  [ba'-al'-bek]  A city of Coele-Syria which the Greeks called Heliopolis...
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Baalim:  [ba'-a-lim]  The plural from of Baal or images of the god Ball meaning...
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Babel, Tower of:  [tou-er uhv ba'-bel]  The name given to the tower built by...
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Babylon:  [bab'-i-lon] Grand, ancient, capital city of Mesopotamia and Babylonian...
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Balaam:  [ba'-lam]  Son of Beor who possessed the gift of prophecy. Hired by...
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Balak:  [ba'-ak]  Son of Zippor and king of the Moabites. He made an alliance...
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Bani:  [ba'-ni]  1. A Gadite, one of Davids mighty men, 2. A Levite of the line...
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Barak:  [ba'-rak]  Son of Abinoam of Kedesh and one of 12 judges described in...
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Barnabas:  [bar'-na-bas]  A Levite of the island of Cyprus who was an associate...
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Bartholomew:  [bar-thol'-o-mu]  One of the twelve apostles of Christ. He is said...
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Bath:  [bath]  A Hebrew liquid measure, the tenth part of an homer. It contained...
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Bathsheba, Bath-sheba:  [bath-she'-ba]  Wife of Uriah the Hittite, she had an...
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Bath-shua:  [bath-she'-ba]  Wife of Uriah the Hittite, she had an adulterous...
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Bel:  [bel]  The Aramaic form of Baal, the national god of the Babylonians. The word signifies lord...
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Bela:  [be'-la]  1. A city on the shore of the Dead Sea, not far from Sodom, called also Zoar, 2. The eldest son of Benjamin...
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Belah:  [be'-la]  1. The son of Beor, the first king of Edom, 2. The firstborn son of Benjamin, 3. A son of Azaz, of the tribe of...
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Belshazzar:  [bel-shaz'-ar]  The last King of Babylon. He made a great feast and drank from sacred vessels taken from the...
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Ben-ammi:  [ben-am'-i]  The son of Lot by his youngest daughter, and progenitor of the Ammonites. He was born after the...
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Benjamin:  [ben'-ja-min]  "1. The youngest son of Jacob by Rachel, who died in the act of giving him birth. Originally named...
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Beor:  [be'-or]  1. The father of Bela, one of the kings of Edom, 2. Father of Balaam, also called Bosor...
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Berenice, Bernice:  [ber-ni'-se]  The eldest daughter of Agrippa I. After the death of her first husband she married her uncle...
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Beth-Aven:  [beth-a'-ven]  A place in the mountains of Benjamin, east of Bethel. The name transferred to the neighboring...
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Beth-Barah:  [beth-ba'-ra]  A chief ford of the Jordan river. Here Gideon found victory over the Midianites, John the Baptist...
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Beth-Dagon:  [beth-da'-gon]  The sanctuary or temple of Dagon. 1. One city of the tribe of Judah, 2. A border city...
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Bethabara:  [beth-ab'-a-ra]  A place on the east bank of the Jordan river where John the Baptist was baptizing. It may be...
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Bethany:  [beth'-a-ni]  A village on the south-eastern slope of the Mount of Olives. Here Jesus was baptized by John the...
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Bethel, Beth-el:  [beth'-el]  1. A place in Central Palestine, about 10 miles north of Jerusalem. Here Jacob had a vision of...
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Bethuel:  [be-thu'-el]  1. The son of Nahor by Milcah, nephew of Abraham and father of Rebekah, 2. A southern city of Judah...
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Bible, The:  [bi'-b'-l]  A designation for the collection of the Scriptures of the Old Testament and New Testament recognized... 
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Bildad:  [bil'-dad]  As told in the Book of Job, the second of the three friends of Job who, coming from distant regions...
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Bilhah:  [bil'-ha]  The handmaid of Rachel and concubine of Jacob, to whom she bore the sons Dan and Naphtali. She...
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Birds:  [burds]  Birds are divided in the Mosaic law into two classes, 1. the clean, which were offered in sacrifice and 2. the...
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Blasphemy:  [blas'-fe-mi]  In classical Greek meant primarily defamation or 'evil-speaking in general, a word of evil omen...
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Boaz:  [bo'-az]  1. The husband of Ruth, a wealthy Bethlehemite, 2. The name given to one of the two brazen pillars which...
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Book of Acts, The:  [akts]  the title now given to the fifth and last of the historical books of the New Testament. The author...
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Book of Amos, The:  [a'-mos]  borne; a burden, one of the twelve minor prophets. He was a native of Tekota, the modern...
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Book(s) of Chronicles, The:  [kron'-i-k'-ls]  The two books were originally one. They bore the title in the Massoretic Hebrew...
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Book of Colossians, The (Epistle to the):  [ko-losh'-ans]  written by the apostle St. Paul during his first captivity at Rome. The...
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Book of 1 Corinthians, The (First Epistle to the):  [ko-rin'-thi-anz]  written by the apostle St. Paul toward the close of his nearly...
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Book of 2 Corinthians, The (Second Epistle to the):  [ko-rin'-thi-anz]  written a few months subsequent to the first, in the same...
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Book of Daniel, The:  [dan'-yel]  is ranked by the Jews in that division of their Bible called the Hagiographa (Heb. Khethubim)...
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Book of Deuteronomy, The:  [du-ter-on'-o-mi]  In all the Hebrew manuscripts the Pentateuch (q.v.) forms one roll or volume...
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Book of Ecclesiastes, The:  [e-kle-zi-as'-tez]  the Greek rendering of the Hebrew Koheleth , which means "Preacher." The old...
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Book of Ephesians, The (Epistle to the):  [ih-fee-zhuhnz]  written by the apostle St. Paul during his first captivity at Rome...
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Book of Esther, The:  [es'-ter]  The authorship of this book is unknown. It must have been obviously written after the death of...
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Book of Exodus, The:  [ek'-so-dus]  Exodus is the name given in the LXX. to the second book of the Pentateuch (q.v.). It...
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Book of Ezekiel, The:  [e-ze'-ki-el]  consists mainly of three groups of prophecies. After an account of his call to the prophetical...
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Book of Ezra, The:  [ez'-ra]  This book is the record of events occurring at the close of the Babylonian exile. It was at one time...
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Book of Galatians, The (Epistle to the):  [guh-ley-shuhnz]  written by the apostle St. Paul not long after his journey through...
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Book of Genesis, The:  [jen'-e-sis]  The five books of Moses were collectively called the Pentateuch, a word of Greek origin...
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Book of Habakkuk, The:  [ha-bak'-uk]  were probably written about B.C. 650-627, or, as some think, a few years later. This...
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Book of Haggai, The:  [hag'-a-i]  consists of two brief, comprehensive chapters. The object of the prophet was generally to...
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Book of Hebrews, The (Epistle to the):  [he'-brooz]  probably addressed to the Jews in Jerusalem and Palestine. The...
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Book of Hosea, The:  [ho-ze'-a]  This book stands first in order among the "Minor Prophets." The probable cause of the...
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Book of Isaiah, The:  [i-za'-ya]  consists of prophecies delivered (Isaia 1) in the reign of Uzziah (1-5), (2) of Jotham (6),...
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Book of James, The (Epistle of):  [jamz]  Author of, was James the Less, the Lord's brother, one of the twelve apostles. He...
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Book of Jeremiah, The:  [jer-e-mi'-a]  "There can be little doubt that the book of Jeremiah grew out of the roll which Baruch...
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Book of Job, The:  [job]  A great diversity of opinion exists as to the authorship of this book. From internal evidence, such as...
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Book of Joel, The:  [jo'-el]  Joel was probably a resident in Judah, as his commission was to that people. He makes frequent...
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Book of John, The (the Gospel of):  [jon]  This Gospel was probably written at Ephesus about A.D. 78. The Gospel was...
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Book of 1 John, The (First Epistle of):  [jon]  the fourth of the catholic or "general" epistles. It was evidently written by John the...
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Book of 2 John, The (Second Epistle of):  [jon]  addressed to an individual woman. One who had children, and a sister and...
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Book of 3 John, The (Third Epistle of):  [jon]  written for the purpose of commending to the kindness and hospitality of Caius...
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Book of Jonah, The:  [jo'-na]  This book professes to give an account of what actually took place in the experience of the...
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Book of Joshua, The:  [josh'-u-a]  contains a history of the Israelites from the death of Moses to that of Joshua. It consists of...
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Book of Jude, The (Epistle of):  [jood]  author was probably Jude, one of the brethren of Jesus, the subject of the preceding...
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Book of Judges, The:  [juj'-iz]  is so called because it contains the history of the deliverance and government of Israel by the...
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Book(s) of Kings, The:  [kingz]  The two books of Kings formed originally but one book in the Hebrew Scriptures. The present...
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Book of Lamentations, The:  [lam-en-ta'-shun]  called in the Hebrew canon 'Ekhah , meaning "How," being the formula for the...
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Book of Leviticus, The:  [le-vit'-i-kus]  the third book of the Pentateuch; so called in the Vulgate, after the LXX., because it...
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Book of Luke, The (the Gospel of):  [luk]  was written by Luke. He does not claim to have been an eye-witness of our Lord's...
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Book of Malachi, The:  [mal'-a-ki]  The contents of the book are comprised in four chapters. In the Hebrew text the third and...
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Book of Mark, The (the Gospel of):  [mahrk]  The Gospel begins with the ministry of John the Baptist and ends with the...
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Book of Matthew, The (the Gospel of):  [math'-u]  This Gospel takes the life of Jesus as it was lived on earth, and his character...
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Book of Micah, The:  [mi'-ka]  the sixth in order of the so-called minor prophets. The superscription to this book states that the...
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Book of Nahum, The:  [na'-hum]  Nahum prophesied, according to some, in the beginning of the reign of Ahaz (B.C. 743)...
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Book of Nehemiah, The:  [ne-he-mi'-a]  The author of this book was no doubt Nehemiah himself. There are portions of the...
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Book of Numbers, The:  [nuhm-berz]  the fourth of the books of the Pentateuch, called in the Hebrew be-midbar, i.e., "in the...
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Book of Obadiah, The:  [o-ba-di'-a]  consists of one chapter, "concerning Edom," its impending doom ( 1:1-16 ), and the...
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Book of 1 Peter, The (First Epistle of):  [pe'-ter]  addressed to "the strangers scattered abroad", i.e., to the Jews of the...
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Book of 2 Peter, The (Second Epistle of):  [pe'-ter]  This epistle contains eleven references to the Old Testament. It also...
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Book of Philemon, The (Epistle to):  [fi-le'-mon]  written from Rome at the same time as the epistles to the Colossians and...
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Book of Philippians, The (Epistle to the):  [fi-lip'-i-anz]  written by Paul during the two years when he was "in bonds" in Rome...
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Book of Proverbs, The:  [prov'-erbz]  a collection of moral and philosophical maxims of a wide range of subjects presented in...
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Book of Psalm(s), The:  The psalms are the production of various authors. "Only a portion of the Book of Psalms claims David...
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Book of Revelation, The (of John):  [rev-uh-ley-shuhn]  The Apocalypse, the closing book and the only prophetical book of the...
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Book of Romans, The (epistle to the):  [raw-mahns]  The object of the apostle in writing to this church was to explain to them...
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Book of Ruth, The:  was originally a part of the Book of Judges, but it now forms one of the twenty-four separate books of the...
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Book(s) of Samuel, The:  The LXX. translators regarded the books of Samuel and of Kings as forming one continuous history...
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Book of Song of Solomon, The:  [sol'-o-mun] called also, after the Vulgate, the "Canticles." It is the "song of songs" ( 1:1 ),...
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Book of Song of Songs, The:  called also, after the Vulgate, the "Canticles." It is the "song of songs" ( 1:1 ), as being the...
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Book of Thessalonians 1, The (First epistle to the):  [thes-a-lo'-ni-anz]  The first epistle to the Thessalonians was the first of all...
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Book of Thessalonians 2, The (Second epistle to the):  [thes-a-lo'-ni-anz]  The second epistle to the Thessalonians was...
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Book(s) of Timothy, The (epistles to):  [tim'-o-thi]  Paul in this epistle speaks of himself as having left Ephesus for Macedonia...
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Book of Titus, The (epistles to):  [ti'-tus]  was probably written about the same time as the first epistle to Timothy, with which it...
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Book of Zechariah, The:  [zek-a-ri'-a]  The book of Zechariah, in its existing form, consists of three principal parts, vis. chs. 1-8...
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Book of Zephaniah, The:  [zef-a-ni'-a]  The Book of Zephaniah falls naturally into two parts of unequal length. The first part...
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Bosor:  [bo'-sor]  1. The Chaldee or Aramaic form of the name Beor, the father of Balaam, 2. A city named among those...
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Bread:  [bred]  An article of food among the Jews generally made of wheat and sometimes of other grains. The word bread is...
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Breastplate of the High Priest:  [brest'-plat uhv thuh hai prest]  The Hebrew word choshen, meaning a pouch or bag...
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