The First Book of Maccabees

The First Book of Maccabees, also called 1 Maccabees, is a book written in Hebrew by an anonymous Jewish author after the restoration of an independent Jewish kingdom by the Hasmonean dynasty, around the late 2nd century BC….

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2004 Black’s Law Dictionary Edition 8

Black’s Law Dictionary is the most widely used law dictionary in the United States. Henry Campbell Black (1860–1927) was the author of the first two editions of the dictionary. However, it remains an abridged dictionary with pronunciation guides and…

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Bell and the Dragon

The narrative of Bel and the Dragon is incorporated as chapter 14 of the extended Book of Daniel. The original Septuagint text in Greek survives in a single manuscript, Codex Chisianus, while the standard text is due to Theodotion, the…

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Esther Additions

ESTHER, ADDITIONS TO. The apocryphal book, Additions to Esther, consists of six passages (107 vv), inserted into the Gr. text in various places. It is generally assumed that the Heb. was tr. into Gr….

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Ibo Benei Yisrael

The Ibo Benei-Yisrael of Nigeria, sometimes addressed as “Igbo,” are an Ibo ethnic group whom descended from the southern and westward migrations of both ancient Hebrew and later Israeli peoples from the Middle East…

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Testament of Solomon

The Testament of Solomon is a pseudepigraphical composite text ascribed to King Solomon and so associated with the Old Testament, but not regarded as canonical scripture by Jews or Christian groups. It was written in the Greek language, based on precedents dating back to the early 1st…

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The Apocalypse of Peter or Revelation of Peter

The Apocalypse of Peter or Revelation of Peter is an example of popular early Christian apocalyptic literature. Once a serious candidate for inclusion in the New Testament, it was considered scripture by several ancient Christian authorities, but was lost to history…

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The Name Yah in Scripture

Following the article on the Prophetic Strategic SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat) Analysis of the Body of Believers in December the writer was led to undertake research into versions of the compilation of…

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