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Who is God?

Mount Carmel, God's VineyardMount Carmel stood in the fertile and strategic Jezreel Valley. For God's people, it became a symbol of God's blessing on their land.'Mount Carmel, which literally means "God's vineyard," is a mountain range ...

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Zealots-People of the Palm Branch

THE PEOPLE OF THE PALM BRANCHThe history of impassioned defense of freedom and the right to serve God alone was vivid in the collective memory of the people of Jesus' day. Only 150 years earlier, the deeply religious supporters of the Hasmonaeans ...

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Worship Court Definition

The people's court; a large outer court in which the people stood to worship; contained the altar of sacrifice and the laver or basin (the bronze Sea).

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Yahweh Definition

'%uFFFDIsrael's God, means "I am" or "I am what I am," indicating that God is completely self-determined, dependent on no one for his being or power. The most sacred and holy name of God; other references to the divine as God, ...

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Ziklag Definition

City in southern Judea controlled by Philistines. Achish, king of the Philistine city of Gath, gave Ziklag to David before David became king of Israel. David used the city as a base to expand his power with the people of Judea.

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Zion Definition

A hill within the city of Jerusalem. God's temple was built on Zion. Sometimes Zion or Daughter of Zion is used to refer to the whole city of Jerusalem, or to the people of God. The New Testament refers to Mount Zion as the New Jerusalem. It is pa...

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