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Promised Land
The Promised Land
Promised Land
(Hebrew: הארץ המובטחת‎, translit.: Ha'Aretz HaMuvtahat; Arabic: أرض الميعاد‎, translit.: Ard Al-Mi'ad; also known as "The Land of Milk and Honey") is the land which, according to the Tanakh
Tanakh
(the Hebrew Bible), was promised and subsequently given by God to Abraham
Abraham
and his descendants, and in modern contexts an image and idea related both to the restored Homeland for the Jewish people
Homeland for the Jewish people
and to salvation and liberation is more generally understood. The promise was first made to Abraham
Abraham
(Genesis 15:18-21), then confirmed to his son Isaac
Isaac
(Genesis 26:3), and then to Isaac's son Jacob
Jacob
(Genesis 28:13), Abraham's grandson
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Paul The Apostle
Paul the Apostle
Paul the Apostle
(Latin: Paulus; Greek: Παῦλος, translit. Paulos, Coptic: ⲡⲁⲩⲗⲟⲥ; c. 5 – c. 67), commonly known as Saint
Saint
Paul and also known by his Jewish name Saul of Tarsus (Hebrew: שאול התרסי‎, translit. Sha'ul ha-Tarsi; Greek: Σαῦλος Ταρσεύς, translit. Saulos Tarseus),[4][5][6] was an apostle (though not one of the Twelve Apostles) who taught the gospel of the Christ
Christ
to the first century world.[7] Paul is generally considered one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age[8][9] and in the mid-30s to the mid-50s AD he founded several churches in Asia Minor and Europe. He took advantage of his status as both a Jew
Jew
and a Roman citizen
Roman citizen
to minister to both Jewish and Roman audiences
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Perizzite
The Perizzites are a group of people mentioned many times in the Bible as having lived in Canaan
Canaan
before the arrival of the Israelites. The name may be related to a Hebrew term meaning "rural person."[1]Contents1 History 2 Jewish Encyclopedia Entry 3 Bibliography 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Biblical mentions of Perizzites extend from the time of Abraham (Genesis 13:7) to the time of Ezra
Ezra
and Nehemiah
Nehemiah
( Ezra
Ezra
9:1-2). According to Michael LeFebvre, Ezra's reference to the Perizzites does not imply that a group still known as Perizzites existed in the land in Ezra's time
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Negro Spirituals
Spirituals (or Negro spirituals)[1][2] are generally Christian songs that were created by African Americans.[3] Spirituals were originally an oral tradition that imparted Christian values while also describing the hardships of slavery.[4] Although spirituals were originally unaccompanied monophonic (unison) songs, they are best known today in harmonized choral arrangements
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Abraham
Abraham
Abraham
(Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם‬, Modern ʾAvraham, Tiberian ʾAḇrāhām, Arabic: إبراهيم Ibrahim), originally Avram or Abram (Hebrew: אַבְרָם‬, Modern ʾAvram, Tiberian ʾAḇrām), is the common patriarch of the three Abrahamic religions.[1] In Judaism
Judaism
he is the founding father of the Covenant, the special relationship between the Jewish people and God; in Christianity, he is the prototype of all believers, Jewish or Gentile; and in Islam
Islam
he is seen as a link in the chain of prophets that begins with Adam
Adam
and culminates in Muhammad.[2] The narrative in Genesis revolves around the themes of posterity and land
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Rashi
Shlomo Yitzchaki (Hebrew: רבי שלמה יצחקי‬‎; Latin: Salomon Isaacides; French: Salomon de Troyes, 22 February 1040 – 13 July 1105), today generally known by the acronym Rashi
Rashi
(Hebrew: רש"י‬, RAbbi SHlomo Itzhaki), was a medieval French rabbi and author of a comprehensive commentary on the Talmud
Talmud
and commentary on the Tanakh. Acclaimed for his ability to present the basic meaning of the text in a concise and lucid fashion, Rashi
Rashi
appeals to both learned scholars and beginner students, and his works remain a centerpiece of contemporary Jewish study
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Kenite
According to the Hebrew Bible, the Kenites (/ˈkiːnaɪt/; Hebrew: קינים, Hebrew pronunciation: [qeˈnim]) were a nomadic clan in the ancient Levant. One of the most recognized Kenites is Jethro, a priest in the land of Midian.[1] They played an important role in the history of ancient Israel. The Kenites were coppersmiths and metalworkers.[1] Moses' father-in-law, Jethro, was a shepherd and a priest in the land of Midian. Judges 1:16 says that Moses
Moses
had a father-in-law who was a Kenite, but it is not clear from the passage if this refers to Jethro. Certain groups of Kenites settled among the Israelite population, including the descendants of Moses' brother-in-law,[2] although the Kenites descended from Rechab maintained a distinct, nomadic lifestyle for some time. Kenite is a rendition of Hebrew קֵינִי Qeyniy
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Kenizzite
Kenizzite (also spelled Cenezite in the Douay-Rheims Bible) was a tribe referred to in the covenant God made with Abraham
Abraham
(Genesis 15:19). They are not mentioned among the other inhabitants of Canaan in Exodus 3:8 and Joshua 3:10 and probably inhabited some part of Arabia, in the confines of Syria. In Numbers 32:12 Jephunneh, father of the Israelite leader Caleb, is called a Kenizzite.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Easton, Matthew George (1897). "Kenizzite". Easton's Bible Dictionary
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons. This article related to the Hebrew Bible
Hebrew Bible
is a stub
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Kadmonites
Kadmonites was according to the Hebrew Bible
Hebrew Bible
a tribe, mentioned as inhabiting the land promised by God in a covenant to Abraham
Abraham
in Genesis 15:19. The tribe's identity is unknown.[1] According to M.G. Eastons Bible Dictionary, the Kadmonites inhabited the northeastern part of Palestine, and it is supposed that they are identical to the "children of the east", which inhabited the land between Palestine and the Euphrat.[2] According to the Jewish Encyclopedia, R. Judah b. Hai identified the Kadmonites with the Nabateans.[3] Encyclopaedia Judaica writes that opinions diverge as to the identity of the tribes of the Kenites, Kenizzites and Kadmonites: a plausible interpretation laid forward by R. Judah is that they were Arab tribes bordering Canaan; another interpretation by R
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Biblical Hittites
The Hittites, also spelled Hethites, were a group of people mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. Under the names בני-חת (bny-ḥt "children of Heth") and חתי (ḥty "native of Heth") they are mentioned several times as living in or near Canaan
Canaan
since the time of Abraham (estimated to be between 2000 BC and 1500 BC) to the time of Ezra after the return from the Babylonian exile (around 450 BC). Their ancestor Heth (Hebrew: חֵת‬, Modern H̱et, Tiberian Ḥēṯ, ḥt in the consonant-only Hebrew script) is said in Genesis to be a son of Canaan, son of Ham, son of Noah. In the late 19th century, the biblical Hittites
Hittites
were identified with a newly discovered Indo-European-speaking empire of Anatolia, a major regional power through most of the 2nd millennium BC, who therefore came to be known as the Hittites
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Rephaite
In the Hebrew Bible, as well as non-Jewish ancient texts from the region, the North-West Semitic term Rephaite (Heb. plural רפאים, Rephaim; Phoenician: rpʼm[1]) refers either to a people group of greater-than-average height and stature (possibly giants), or to dead ancestors who are residents of the Netherworld.Contents1 Canaanite People Group 2 Long dead ancestors 3 See also 4 NotesCanaanite People Group[edit] In the Hebrew Bible, "Rephaites" or "Rephaim" can describe an ancient race of giants in Iron Age
Iron Age
Israel, or the places where these individuals were thought to have lived. According to Genesis 14:5, King Chedorlaomer and his allies attacked and defeated the Rephaites at Ashteroth-Karnaim
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Maccabees
The Maccabees, also spelled Machabees (Hebrew: מכבים‬ or מקבים‬, Maqabim; Latin: Machabaei or Maccabaei; Greek: Μακκαβαῖοι, Makkabaioi), were a group of Jewish rebel warriors who took control of Judea, which at the time was part of the Seleucid Empire.[1][2] They founded the Hasmonean
Hasmonean
dynasty, which ruled from 167 BCE to 37 BCE, being a fully independent kingdom from about 110 to 63 BCE
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Amorites
The Amorites
Amorites
(/ˈæməˌraɪts/; Sumerian 𒈥𒌅 MAR.TU; Akkadian Tidnum or Amurrūm; Egyptian Amar; Hebrew אמורי ʼĔmōrī; Ancient Greek: Ἀμορραῖοι) were an ancient Semitic-speaking people[1] from Syria
Syria
who also occupied large parts of southern Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia
from the 21st century BC to the end of the 17th century BC, where they established several prominent city states in existing locations, notably Babylon, which was raised from a small town to an independent state and a major city
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Girgashite
This list contains tribes or other groups of people named in the Bible of minor notability, about whom either nothing or very little is known, aside from any family connections.Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZSee also ReferencesA[edit] Accaba, descendants of[edit] For the descendants of "Accaba" (1 Esdras 5:30, Revised Version), see the entry for Hagab. Agaba, descendants of[edit] For the "Agaba" of 1 Esdras 5:30, see Hagab. Ahumai[edit] Ahumai, according to 1 Chronicles 4:2, was the name of a clan within the Tribe of Judah.[1] The name "Ahuman" appears only in this verse of the Hebrew Bible, and manuscripts of the Greek Septuagint
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Jebusite
According to the Hebrew Bible, the Jebusites (/ˈdʒɛbjəˌsaɪts/; Hebrew: יְבוּסִי‬, Modern Yevusi, Tiberian Yəḇûsî ISO 259-3 Ybusi) were a Canaanite tribe who inhabited Jerusalem
Jerusalem
prior to its conquest by Joshua
Joshua
(11:3 and 12:10) or King David
David
(2 Samuel 5:6-10). The Books of Kings
Books of Kings
as well as 1 Chronicles 11:4 state that Jerusalem
Jerusalem
was known as Jebus prior to this event. According to some biblical chronologies, the city was conquered by King David
David
in 1003 BCE,[1] as indicated by the academic consensus, or according to other sources like the unreliable Seder Olam in 869 BCE
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Mediterranean
The Mediterranean Sea
Sea
is a sea connected to the Atlantic
Atlantic
Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin
Mediterranean Basin
and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe
Southern Europe
and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa
North Africa
and on the east by the Levant. Although the sea is sometimes considered a part of the Atlantic
Atlantic
Ocean, it is usually identified[by whom?] as a separate body of water
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