Within the pages of the Bible, we come to grasp God via Jesus Christ. therefore the significance of the Bible for our non secular formation can't be overstated. If we're sincere, although, the Bible isn't really continuously effortless to appreciate. for instance, the locations named within the Bible can look unusual, and the variety of humans pointed out is nearly countless.

This entire dictionary intends to aid humans learn the Bible with elevated knowing and self belief. It comprises articles on significant subject matters in addition to areas and other people, no matter if they only seem in one verse within the Bible. Its articles hide theological subject matters, biblical phrases, biblical imagery, and old subject matters. This A to Z dictionary contains extra than

•1,700 full-color pages
•400 colour illustrations, maps, and photos
•5,000 articles by way of major evangelical scholars

The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary is an informative, colourful, and easy-to-understand source that might be an critical reference to your personal own learn or in training for educating.

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Based on second-century files, the level of this sea could have integrated waters from Malta to the western coast of Crete. It used to be in those waters that Paul came across himself adrift for fourteen days in the course of his journey to Rome to plead his case earlier than Caesar (Acts 27:27). Adriel   Son of Barzillai the Meholathite, who most likely resided in Abel Meholah. Adriel married Merab, Saul’s oldest daughter, who had formerly been promised to David (1 Sam. 18:19), even though numerous manuscripts document that he married Michal (2 Sam. 21:8). the wedding could have sealed a treaty among Adriel’s city-state and Saul’s nation. 5 sons from this marriage have been between these whom David surrendered to the Gibeonites to be carried out for Saul’s misdeeds. Adullam   A urban within the western foothills of Judah, positioned approximately fifteen miles southwest of Jerusalem (Josh. 15:35). ahead of the conquest of Canaan, the patriarch Judah lived for a while in Adullam (Gen. 38:1–5). The Israelites conquered town a number of hundred years later less than Joshua (Josh. 12:15), and Rehoboam fortified the town after the department of Israel (2 Chron. 11:7). Adullam turned a shelter for David either earlier than and after his enthronement. After fleeing from Saul to the Philistine urban of Gath, David stayed at a collapse Adullam, and approximately 400 males amassed to him, lots of whom have been discontented and (1 Sam. 22:1–2). King David’s battles with the Philistines led him again to the stronghold on the cave of Adullam. in a single memorable example, Philistine forces have been stationed close to Jerusalem within the Valley of Rephaim and in Bethlehem, and 3 of David’s potent males broke via Philistine strains and taken water again to David within the stronghold (2 Sam. 23:13–17; 1 Chron. 11:15). Micah warned the folks of Adullam and a number of other within reach towns that catastrophe was once impending (Mic. 1:10–15); this materialized whilst Sennacherib captured the entire fortified towns of Judah (Isa. 36:1). The Bible doesn't point out Adullam back until eventually Nehemiah’s returnees from exile reestablish an Israelite presence within the urban through the time of Artaxerxes (Neh. 11:30). Adullamite   See Adullam. Adulteress   A translation of the Hebrew note nokriah. The KJV translation, “strange woman,” is exact, yet “foreign lady” is an excellent extra literal rendering. The NIV interprets it “wayward girl” or “wayward spouse” (Prov. 2:17 makes transparent that she is accountable of marital unfaithfulness). The time period is parallel to “prostitute” in Prov. 23:27 (ESV, NRSV; NIV: “adulterous woman”). Many prostitutes in historic Israel can have been foreigners; besides the fact that, using this time period within the e-book of Proverbs is nonethnic, describing a lady who defies Israelite ethical criteria. The younger guy is promised that knowledge will defend him from the evil girl (2:16–19; 7:5), who by way of attractive phrases (5:3) and provocative gestures (7:6–27) seeks to guide him into sexual infidelity. within the instructing of Proverbs she is the competitor of girl knowledge (most basically in 9:1–6, 13–18). Adultery   One of the sins forbidden within the Ten Commandments (Exod.

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