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Son and successor of Rehoboam, king of Judah (1Ki 15:1-7; 2Ch 13:1-22). His mother's name was Maacah. He reigned about 915-913 B.C. He tried to bring back the ten tribes to the house of David.
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The name originally of a narrow strip of territory in Greece, on the northwest of the Peloponnesus, lying along the southern shore of the Corinthian Gulf. Subsequently it was applied by the Romans to the whole Peloponnesus, now called the Morea, and the south of Greece.
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A series of lines or verses whose initial, final, or other identifiable letters form a word, a phrase, the initial letters of a phrase, or the alphabet. Acrostics in the Hebrew Old Testament include all or part of Psalms 2; 9-10; 25; 34; 37; 111; 112; 119; 145; Proverbs 31:10-31; Nahum 1:2-10; and most of the book of Lamentations.
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(Hebrew "ruin") One of the cities of the Canaanites. It was the second Canaanite city taken by Israel (Jos 7:2-5; 8:1-29). It was rebuilt and inhabited by the Benjamites (Ezr 2:28) and was located east of Bethel. The exact location is unknown.
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Akkadian is the earliest recorded Semitic language and became known from the decipherment of cuneiform inscriptions written in three languages on monuments at Persepolis and on the Rock of Behistun in the Zagros Mountains east of Babylon. Akkadian is one of the major parents of the Hebrew tongue, and many obscure words and phrases in Genesis have been clarified by comparing Hebrew and Akkadian.
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The usual name of the descendants of Ben-ammi, the son of Lot by his daughter (Ge 19:30-38). They inhabited the country east of the Jordan and north of Moab between the rivers Arnon and Jabbok, from which they had expelled the Zamzummim (Dt 2:20-21, 37; 3:11).
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The prince of the enemies of Christ. In the New Testament "the antichrist" is referred to only in 1 John 2:18, 22; 4:3; and 2 John 7.
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(Syrian) - A city in ancient Syria (now Antakya, Turkey), founded by Seleucus I Nicator (300 B.C.) and named for his father Antiochus. It is located on the river Orontes, about 16 miles from the Mediterranean and some 300 miles north of Jerusalem. Under the Romans it became the capital of the new province of Syria and ranked third, after Rome and Alexandria, in point of importance of the cities of the Roman Empire.
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The lines of a verse express a contrast, and the second line is usually introduced with "but" (Pr 10:1).
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A prophetical book or portion thereof written in apocalyptic style.

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