By Nancy M. Tischler
The Bible is the primary textual content of Western civilization, and an figuring out of it will be important to the learn of global heritage and tradition. furthermore, an increasing number of highschool scholars and undergraduates are learning the Bible as literature. enormous in scope and written specifically for top university scholars and normal readers, this encyclopedia surveys the fabric tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical global via greater than 2 hundred alphabetically prepared entries at the instruments, animals, meals, behavior, legislation, professions, and peoples of the Bible. integrated are such entries as:
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A version of this “built altar” was also included in the design for the Temple of Solomon (2 Sam. 24:25). Such bronze altars as these probably enclosed piles of earth and rubble with the altar itself made of brick for burnt offerings (T. C. Mitchell 1980, 36). After the destruction of the Temple, the prophets condemned the “false altars” or unlawful ones (Amos 3:14; Hos. 8:11). Ezekiel had a vision of the restoration of Israel and of the Temple (Ezek. 40–44) that describes the three stages of the altar of burnt offering (43:13–17), a design that echoes the pattern of the Babylonian ziggurat, including a flight of steps that the priests must climb.
In fact, although Amoritish names such as Adonizedek (Josh. 10:3) appear in Scripture, the actual people and their relationship to the Hebrews remain cloudy. It may well be that the various groups among the Canaanites were clustered together under the single name of “Amorite” for convenience. See also Babylon, Babylonia; Canaan, Canaanite; Law; Witchcraft, Witches; Writing and Reading. Further Reading Greene, Joseph A. “Amorites,” in The Oxford Companion to the Bible. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Palestine had two varieties of fox that loved holes (Matt. 8:20) and display willfulness, can be overburdeserted ruins (Lam. 5:18). dened, and respond to punishment. ” On the other hand, they have monetary value and can be bought and sold, stolen, lost, hurt, or coveted. Exodus 20–21 and Deuteronomy 22 note a number of issues concerning the treatment of animals. In addition, animals are included among those of God’s creatures that need Sabbath rest. A man who violated an animal sexually was to be put to death (Exod.