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Whether you're a pastor, layperson, or a pupil of scripture, you'll find each vital identify, position, and topic that makes biblical studies come to existence. From Aaron to Zurishaddai, listed below are all of the humans, occasions, and concepts of biblical occasions.
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2:4–7:28; Jer. 10:10–11; Gen. 31:47). Jesus most likely spoke a dialect of Aramaic, and a few phrases within the NT are or come from Aramaic, e. g. , “abba,” “talitha cum,” “maranatha,” and “Golgotha. ” The useless Sea Scrolls, inscriptions, and plenty of records convey that Aramaic used to be in universal use in the course of the first century CE. In succeeding centuries Aramaic break up into a number of dialects. Syriac, a kind of Aramaic, was once utilized by the Christians in Syria. Palestinian Aramaic was once used for composition of the Palestinian Talmud, and Babylonian Aramaic for the Babylonian Talmud. Targums are Jewish translations of the Hebrew Bible into Aramaic for the good thing about synagogue worshipers. See additionally Calvary; maranatha; talitha cum; Targums. A. J. S. Aramean (air′uh-mee′uhn), designation of a humans residing in Syria within the moment millennium BCE; in Genesis, the folk from whom Bethuel and Laban got here. Bethuel used to be the daddy of Isaac’s spouse, Rebekah. Laban was once her brother (Gen. 25:20). in response to an historic Israelite confession of religion, Abraham used to be an Aramean: “A wandering Aramean used to be my ancestor” (Deut. 26:5). Aramean used to be the ancestry of the concubine of Manasseh, who bore Asriel and Machir, the daddy of Gilead (1 Chron. 7:14). next centuries came across Israel at conflict with the Arameans through the Israelite and Judean monarchies. See additionally Aram. Ararat (air′uh-rat), the biblical identify (Assyrian Urartu) for the zone round Lake Van (southeast Turkey, extending into northwest Iran) and the folks and kingdom proven there from the 9th during the early 6th centuries BCE. most sensible recognized from Assyrian files, Urartu continually hindered Assyria’s advances northward. The assassins of Sennacherib fled there from Nineveh (2 Kings 19:37; Isa. 37:38). Later, after the cave in of Assyria, Ararat and different northern countries have been summoned in Jer. 51:27–28 to assault Babylon. In Gen. 8:4, Noah’s ark settled at the mountains of Ararat, obviously thought of the top a part of the area. the fashionable “Mount Ararat” is a later appellation. S. B. P. Aratus (air′uh-tuhs), a Stoic poet of the mid-third century BCE whose paintings Phainomena is quoted in Paul’s Areopagus speech (Acts 17:28: “for we're certainly his offspring”). See additionally Areopagus; Stoicism. Araunah (uh-raw′nuh), a Jebusite who bought a threshing ground to David (2 Sam. 24). The man’s identify is given as Ornan in 1 Chron. 21, and there's a few hypothesis that Araunah can be a Hurrian identify which means “noble” instead of a private identify. within the biblical narrative, David bought the threshing flooring to establish an altar there after God’s plague opposed to the Israelites ceased at that detailed place. in keeping with 1 Chron. 22:1 and a couple of Chron. 3:1 this was once the location on which the temple in Jerusalem could later be equipped. the fellow known as Araunah in 2 Sam. had provided to donate the threshing flooring to David, in addition to animals to provide as a sacrifice, yet David refused, insisting he wouldn't provide sacrifices to God that had price him not anything (24:24). M. A. P. ARAMAIC EXPRESSIONS within the NEW testomony Boanerges Mark 3:17 “Sons of Thunder” Talitha cum Mark 5:41 “Little lady, wake up” Corban Mark 7:11 “an supplying to God” Ephphatha Mark 7:34 “Be opened” Bartimaeus Mark 10:46 “son of Timaeus” Abba Mark 14:36; Rom.