Talent

The talent was not a coin but a sum. The Hebrew talent = 3,000 shekels. The quadrans, "farthing," was a fourth of an obolus, which was a sixth of a drachma. The assarion, a diminutive of an "as", less than our penny....

Canaan

With a few exceptions the Biblical writers seem to indicate by this name at the least, the whole of Western or cis-Jordanic Palestine. It extends from the desert of Sin in the south to.......

Peter Simon

St. Peter's true and original name was Simon, sometimes occurring in the form Symeon. He was the son of Jona (Johannes) and was born in Bethsaida, a town on Lake Genesareth, the position of which cannot be established with certainty...

Soul

The question of the reality of the soul and its distinction from the body is among the most important problems of philosophy, for with it is bound up the doctrine of a future life......

Trinity

The Trinity is the term employed to signify the central doctrine of the Christian religion — the truth that in the unity of the Godhead there are Three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, these Three Persons being truly distinct one from another......

Pentecost

Pentecost—The second in importance of the great Jewish feasts. The term, adopted from the Greek-speaking Jews alludes to the fact that the feast, known in the Old Testament as "the feast of harvest of the firstfruits.....

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