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Aaronites: 1Chronicles 12:27-28 mentions the Aaronites. Who are they and what is
their significance in the Bible?
The rod was probably in the form of a walking-stick, but it could also
have been used as a shepherd’s staff or even a weapon. We are not
specifically told. Aaron’s rod is first mentioned by name in Exodus
7:9-12, when Moses commanded him to cast down his rod before Pharaoh. It
became a serpent and then swallowed up the magicians’ rods that had
become serpents. This was the initial sign that God had given to Moses
to verify to the Israelites that he was sent from God (Exodus 4:1-4).
is the Jewish name for the fifth month in the religious calendar and the
eleventh month of the civil calendar. What more can we learn about the
significance of this month?
Abaddon: Abaddon is the anglicized form of the
Hebrew word meaning destruction. It is translated as
“destruction” in several Old Testament passages.
In the New Testament, in its only use in the English
Bible as Abaddon, it is given as one of the names
for the king over the supernatural locusts in the
Abana: The Abana is one of the two rivers of
Damascus (the other being the Pharpar) mentioned by
the Syrian general Naaman in 864BC [Reese] as being
“better than all the waters of Israel”
Abarim: The name Abarim means regions beyond
and refers to regions east of the Jordan River.
Abase: The word, abase,
came from Latin though the French to the English. To
abase literally means to bring to the base (the base
being the lowest part of a column); to bring down
Abated: The word, abate,
came to English from French. Literally, abate
means to beat down or batter. It can also
mean to come down. It refers most often to
the lessening of the strength of an action in some
way or another.
Abba is the transliteration of the Aramaic word for
father. It is always used as a direct address
to God the Father.
An abbey is a monastery of monks ruled by an abbot
or a monastery of nuns ruled by an abbess. Each
abbey will normally follow a particular religious
order (like Benedictines, Augustinians, Franciscans,
Abda - Bible Dictionary Entry:
The name of two men in the Bible, both of whom are
only mentioned one time. The name means the
servant and implies the servant of God.
Abdeel: Abdeel means
servant of God.
The name is mentioned only in Jeremiah 36:26
Abdi - Bible Dictionary Entry:
Abdi means my servant. It is the name of
three different men in the Bible.
- Abdiel - Bible
Dictionary Entry: His name means servant of
God and is mentioned only once in Scripture.
- Abdon: Although
the name Abdon is only used eight times in the
Bible, it is used as the name of four men and one