(* owner or Lord)
The main god of many Canaanite peoples. Worship of Baal was a constant temptation for the Israelites. Many of Israel's kings encouraged or allowed Baal worship in place of worship of the true God.Baal Peor
1 Kings 18:25-26
A time when the Israelites of the Exodus joined the people of Moab in worshiping the Baal of Peor. Their rebellion involved so much sin that 24,000 Israelites died in a plague.Babel (* confusion)
The great city of Genesis 11 where the tower of Babel was built, and once capital of Babylonia. It was at the tower of Babel that God caused new languages to form as a punishment for human pride. Babel later became known Babylon.Babylon
The capital of Babylonia. Babylon was founded by Nimrod and located on the Euphrates River.Babylonia
The empire of southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). The Israelites spent 70 years as prisoners Babylonia during the time of Daniel. It was ruled at different times by the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Greeks, and the Romans.Babylonians
The people of Babylonia.Balaam
An Israelite who did magic and claimed to be able to bless and curse people. The king of Moab hired Balaam to curse the people of Israel during the Exodus, but God stopped him with his donkey. He later advised the Israelites to worship Baal, and for this he was punished.Balak
The king of Moab who hired Balaam to curse the Israelites during the Exodus.baptism
A special ceremony in which a pastor or other spiritual leader uses water to show that a person belongs to God. John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. Churches today often sprinkle or dip a person in water at the church.baptist
A person who baptizes.baptize
Matthew 3:1, 5-6
To use water in a special ceremony to show that a person belongs to God. John the Baptist baptized people in the Jordan River.Barabbas (* son of Abba)
A Jewish man found guilty of murder and rebellion against Rome during the time of Jesus. Barabbas and Jesus were both prisoners at the same time. When Pontius Pilate found Jesus innocent, the crowd asked Pilate to release Barabbas instead of Jesus.Barak (* lightning)
Commander of the Israelite forces that defeated the Canaanites under Sisera.barley
Deborah had received a prophecy ordering Barak to act.
A grain fed to horses, cows, and donkeys, and also used to make bread.Barnabas (* son of encouragement)
People did not like barley bread as much as bread made from wheat, so it was considered a poor person's food.
A Jewish leader in the early church and one of those who helped the apostle Paul in his ministry. His real name was Joseph; people called him Barnabas because of his helpful way with words. Barnabas means "son of encouragement"Bartholomew (* son of Tolmai)
One of Jesus' Twelve disciples, possibly the same man as Nathanael.Baruch (* blessed)
• Jeremiah's assistant. Baruch wrote down Jeremiah's prophecies and read them to the people.bath
• One of those who rebuilt a section of the walls of Jerusalem; a priest; son of Zabbai.
• One of the Jewish leaders who settled in Jerusalem after the walls were rebuilt; son of Col-Hozeh.
A liquid measure equal to about 22 liters, or six gallons; equivalent to one ephah.Bathsheba (* daughter of the oath)
The wife of Uriah with whom David committed adultery. Bathsheba became the mother of Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon.beast
2 Samuel 11:3
I Kings 2:13
The being that comes from the Abyss in the prophesies of Revelation 11-20.Beatitudes
This beast tries to take the place of God on earth by demanding to be worshiped. He is the ultimate antichrist, but will be thrown into the lake of fire with the false prophet in the end.
"Blessings," the name given to the teachings of Jesus recorded in Matthew 5:3-12. The Beatitudes are part of the Sermon on the MountBeelzebub (* Lord of the house)
Another name for Satan. Several of the people who opposed Jesus accused him of casting out demons by using power from Beelzabub.Beersheba(* well of the oath)
A town in the northern Negev that played a big part in Israel's history. Abraham and his son Isaac lived in this area for a long time. After the Israelites settled in Canaan, Beersheba was often spoken of as the southern border of Israel. There were several wells in Beersheba. The name means "well of the oath."begotten
1 Samuel 8:1-3
See only begottenbeka
A unit of weight equal to about five and a half grams, or one-fifth of an ounce; 10 gerahs; one-half a shekel.Belial
Another name for Satan.Belshazzar
2 Corinthians 6:15
One of the kings of Babylonia during the time of Daniel. Belshazzar was the king who saw a hand write a message on the wall, which Daniel interpreted as a message from God. His name means "may Bel protect the king."Belteshazzar
The name that the Babylonians gave to Daniel It means "protect his life." The spelling looks similar to that of one of the kings Daniel served, Beishazzar.Benaiah (* Jehovah hath built up)
• Commander of David's mighty men and of David's third militia of 24,000; son of Jehoiada of Kabzeel. He supported David when Adonijah laid claim to the throne. He replaced Joab as commander of the army under Solomon.Benjamin (* son of the right hand)
1 Chronicles 27:5-6
• Commander of David's eleventh militia of 24,000; of the tribe of Ephraim.
1 Chronicles 27:14
• A temple gatekeeper appointed to sing and play music during the return of the ark to Jerusalem from Kiriath Jearim.
1 Chronicles 15:18
• Jacob's youngest son and the tribe of Israel named after him. Rachel was his mother.Benjamites
• The land allotted to the tribe of Benjamin.
People of the tribe of Benjamin; people descended from Benjamin.Berea(* well watered)
1 Samuel 9:1
A city in southern Macedonia during the time of Paul and his missionary journeys. Paul and Silas started a church there. Luke praised the Christians of Berea because they studied carefully everything Paul taught them.Bethany (* house of dates)
• A village in Israel during the time of Jesus just east of Jerusalem on the other side of the Mount of Olives. Bethany was Mary and Lazarus' home town. Jesus visited Bethany several times.Bethel (* house of God)
• The area or town east of the Jordan River where John baptized
A city in the land of Israel northwest of Ai. Abraham camped near Bethel when he first arrived in Canaan. Jacob had his dream there fleeing from Esau. After Joshua's conquest, it was given to the tribe of Ephraim.Bethlehem (* house of bread)
• A small city in Judah nine kilometers south of Jerusalem. This is Bethlehem in Judah, where Jesus was born as predicted in Micah 5:2. It is called Bethlehem Ephrathah because it was originally known as Ephrath.Bethuel (* abode of God)
1 Samuel 16:1
• A town northwest of Nazareth in the land of Zebulun.
• Rebekah's fatherBezalel (* in the shadow of God)
• A town occupied by the tribe of Simeon.
• Foreman in charge of building the tabernacle when the Israelites were traveling in the wilderness (during the Exodus). God told Moses to give him the job.Bildad (* Bel hath loved)
• One of those who had to make some changes under Ezra's reform.
One of Job's friends. Bildad believed that Job suffered because he and his children had sinned and were trying to hide it.birthright
The right of the firstborn son to become head of the family and to get a double share of the inheritance when the father died. Jacob became famous for getting Esau to trade his birthright for a single meal.Bithynia
A region in Asia Minor along the southern side of the Black Sea. Paul made plans to preach there, but God sent him to Troas. The apostle Peter addressed his first letter to believers in Bithynia.blameless
1 Peter 1:1
Innocent; not at fault; not guilty.bless
• To wish well of someone else; to say words of belief in another person's promise for the future; to state a wish for someone's well being.blessed
• To ask God's favor on someone; to ask God take care of someone.
• To praise or extol
Given special favor from God; happy.blessing
A word or statement of hope for God's favor.Boaz (* fleetness)
Husband of Ruth; father of Obed; grandfather of Jesse; great-grandfather of David.book of life
The names of all those who will live with God forever in heaven; the list of all true believers in Christbook of the annals of Solomon
A set of writings that that existed in Old Testament times but not today.book of the history of the kings of Israel
A set of writings that existed in Old Testament times but not today.book of the history of the kings of Judah
2 Kings 14:15
A set of writings that existed in Old Testament times but not today.Book of the Law
2 Kings 14:18
The first five books of the Bible; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy;books of history
often called the Pentateuch, the Law of Moses, the Book of the Law of God, and the books of history.
The Old Testament books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.books of law
The Old Testament books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy; also called the Pentateuch.books of poetry
The Old Testament books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs.Booths, Feast of
See Feast of Boothsborn again
Born of God's Spirit; reborn; saved. Jesus told Nicodemus, "I assure you, unless you are born again you can never see the Kingdom of God"( John 3:3). Nicodemus did not understand this. Jesus explained it in John 3:5-17.bread of the Presence
Twelve loaves of bread prepared and eaten weekly by the priests as part of their ritual duties. They were to bake one for each tribe of Israel and place them all on a gold table in the holy place of the tabernacle. Leviticus 24:5-9 contains the instructions that God gave to Moses.brothers in Christ
An expression that refers to all believers; all Christians.Bul
The eighth month of the Israelite year, overlapping October and November.bull
1 Kings 6:38
A male of cattle, one of the kinds of animals the Israelites were allowed to sacrifice for sin. People who could not afford a bull were allowed to sacrifice a dove or pigeon instead. Some of the Canaanites made bull idols. The first of the Ten Commandments forbids this.burnt offering
One of three kinds of sacrifices that the Israelites made to pay for sin. A person who wanted to make a burnt offering would bring a perfect young bull, sheep, goat, pigeon, or dove to the temple, place his hands on the animal's head, kill it, and give it to the priests. The priests would then burn the animal on the altar. This is the only kind of offering that was completely burned up; all other kinds of offerings were eaten by the priests. The rules for burnt offerings can be found in Leviticus 1:1-17 and 6:8-13Go Home
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