By Scott Hahn

ISBN-10: 0385512295

ISBN-13: 9780385512299

Greater than a new release has handed because the visual appeal of the final significant Catholic Bible dictionary. it's been a fertile new release for biblical scholarship, an eventful time for biblical archaeology, and a fruitful time for the Church’s interpretation of the Bible. it's time for a brand new resource.

Scott Hahn, the world over popular theologian and biblical student, has encouraged thousands along with his perception into the Catholic religion. Now he brings us this significant reference advisor, written particularly for Catholics, which includes greater than 5 thousand transparent and obtainable entries and covers a variety of humans, locations, and subject matters. From Genesis to Revelation, the complete of salvation background is gifted and defined in shrewdpermanent, easy-to-understand prose.

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ABRAM The original name of Abraham. ) ABRONAH A site near Ezion-geber at the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. It was used by the Israelites as a stopping point during their wanderings in the wilderness (Num 33:34–35). ABSALOM (Hebrew, “the father is peace”) The third son of David; his mother was the foreigner Maacah, daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur (2 Sam 3:3; 1 Chr 3:2). When Absalom’s full sister, Tamar, was raped by his half brother Amnon (2 Sam 13), Absalom planned and achieved bloody revenge by luring Am-non to his death at the festival at Baal-hazor, near Ephraim, during the time of sheepshearing (2 Sam 13:23–29).

ADASA A town on the main highway between Jerusalem and Beth-horon (according to Flavius Josephus, Ant. 5); probably modern Khirbet Addaseh. C. at Adasa (1 Macc 7:40–45). ADMAH One of the “cities of the plain” near the southern end of the Dead Sea (Gen 10:19); it was destroyed with Sodom. The ruler of Admah, Shinab, joined in an alliance with other local kings —notably of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Zeboiim—against the foreign kings of Shinar, Ellasar, Elam, and the Goiim. The Lord rained fiery judgment on Admah along with Sodom and Gomorrah “and all the valley” (Gen 19:25).

The prophecy came true after Solomon’s death, when the ten northern tribes rebelled against Rehoboam. But when Jeroboam turned to idolatry, Ahijah spoke out against him. Thus when Jeroboam’s son fell ill and the king sent his wife to Ahijah to learn his son’s fate, Ahijah forecast death (1 Kgs 14:2–18; 15:29–30) as well as the eventual extinction of Jeroboam’s line. There are also seven other individuals with the name Ahijah in the Old Testament, including the son of Ahitub, the great-grandson of Eli, and a priest in Shiloh (1 Sam 14:3, 18–19); the son of Shisha, a scribe to King Solomon (1 Kgs 4:3); a member of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr 2:25); and a member of the tribe of Issachar and the father of King Baasha of Israel (1 Kgs 15:27, 33, 21:22; 2 Kgs 9:9).

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