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Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology

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Aaron
Aaron had the distinctive privilege of being Moses' close associate and also the one selected as the first high priest of God's people. He and the firstborn
Abaddon
In the Book of Revelation (9:1-11), when John sees his vision of the fifth trumpet blowing, a vast horde of demonic horsemen is seen arising from the
Abomination That Causes Desolation, the
An expression that occurs three times in the Septuagint of Daniel (9:27; 11:31; 12:11) and twice in the words of Jesus (Matthew 24:15 ; Mark 13:14 ),
Abortion
Humankind as God's Unique Image-Bearer . Although only a handful of Old Testament texts, all in Genesis, explicitly portray humankind as God's image-bearer,
Abraham
The Old Testament . This man, whose name may mean "the father is exalted, " was the first of the great patriarchs of Israel. In the ancient Near East
Abraham's Bosom
Unique phrase found in a parable of Jesus describing the place where Lazarus went after death (Luke 16:19-31 ). It is a figurative phrase that appears
Abstain, Abstinence
Forbearance of certain activities as a matter of command and voluntary practice for moral and religious purposes. The word-group "to abstain, " under
Abyss
In our English Bibles, the Greek word abyssos [ Isaiah 44:27 ), MeshuLam (Job 41:22 ), and Racha ( Job 36:16 ). In the Old Testament abyssos [ Psalm
Adam
"Adam" is both the proper name of the first human and a designation for humankind. God himself gave this appellation to Adam and Eve (Genesis 5:1-2 ).
Adam, the Second
Christ is the "image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation" (Colossians 1:15 ). Like the first Adam, he is the "ruler of creation" (Revelation
Adoption
Act of leaving one's natural family and entering into the privileges and responsibilities of another. In the Bible, adoption is one of several family-related
Advocate
Translation (consistently in NRSV and JB) of the Greek work parakletos [16:2) it is used for Job's "comforters." Clearly the work of the Holy Spirit
Age, Ages
The Greek aion [ αἰών ] in the Septuagint and New Testament corresponds to the Hebrew olam [ עֹולָם
Age, Old (the Aged)
Though the Bible seldom discusses old age directly, there are several terms that relate to this topic. The most common Hebrew expression for age, zaqen
Allegory
A popular form of literature in which a story points to a hidden or symbolic parallel meaning. Certain elements, such as people, things, and happenings
Altar
Structure on which offerings are made to a deity. The Hebrew word for altar is mizbeah [ מִזְבֵּחַ
Amen
In current usage, the term "amen" has become little more than a ritualized conclusion to prayers. Yet the Hebrew and Greek words for amen appear hundreds
Amos, Theology of
Like all biblical prophets, Amos spoke the oracles of Yahweh, Israel's God, to people in a particular context. In order to comprehend the theology of
Angel
Superhuman or heavenly being who serves as God's messenger. Both the Hebrew malak [ 1 Kings 19:2 ; Haggai 1:13 ; Luke 7:24 ). "Angels" are mentioned
Angel of the Lord
(Heb. mal'ak yehwah) . Supernatural being who bears a message on behalf of God. In many passages in the Old Testament, the angel of the Lord is identified
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