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Architecture
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Art and Architecture in the Ancient near East
Art and Architecture in the Ancient Near East A brief overview of the most important pieces of art and structures from the Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian Empires.
Art and Architecture, Early Jewish
Art and Architecture, Early Jewish Reviews the Jewish communities’ visual culture and structures from the beginning of the Second Temple period to the Byzantine period (late sixth century bc–early seventh century ad).
Art and Architecture, Persian
Persia, Art and Architecture of Reviews the development of art and architecture in ancient Persia, highlighting relevant connections to biblical accounts.
Mesopotamia, Art and Architecture of
Mesopotamia, Art and Architecture of Traces the development of art and architecture in Mesopotamia, highlighting relevant connections to biblical accounts.
Early Christian Art
Art and Architecture, Early Christian Early Christian Art and Architecture. Reviews early Christian art and architecture during the first through the fifth centuries ad.It was not until the reign of Constantine I (ad 306–337), and in particular the Edict of Milan (313) and the Council of Nicaea (325),
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Art and Architecture
ART AND ARCHITECTURE. Seven articles are included under this general heading. The first two, respectively, provide broad historical surveys of ANE art and of ANE architecture, excluding Egypt. The third article focuses more closely upon the art and architecture specifically of Mesopotamia, while the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Architecture
Architecture. Science, art, or profession of designing and constructing buildings, bridges, etc. Architecture is the practice of combining construction and art in order to produce “beauty with purpose.” The architect’s synthesis of creative imagination and technical skill produces structures of interest,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Architecture
Architecture Near Eastern archeology has uncovered many palaces, temples, private houses, walls, city gates, and fortifications. Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, Greece, and Rome had well-developed architectural traditions. So dependent upon these arts and skills was Israel that it is debatable whether one
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Architecture
ARCHITECTURE Science, art, or profession of designing and constructing buildings, bridges, etc. Architecture is the practice of combining construction and art in order to produce “beauty with purpose.” The architect’s synthesis of creative imagination and technical skill produces structures of interest,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Architecture
architecture. The Bible does not use the term “architecture” as such, but speaks rather of specific constructions, sometimes giving remarkable details, but descriptions are always incidental in narratives composed for other purposes. Furthermore, the archaeological evidence for architecture seldom survives
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Architecture
ARCHITECTURE. The art of building a herein limited to Palestine from 2000 b.c. to a.d. 100.In the Old TestamentThe usual city of several thousand people was perched atop a hill or city mound five to ten acres in extent, and was protected by a strong wall with one or two gates. With no proper street
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Architecture
ARCHITECTURE. Compared with many ancient cultures, the architectural remains of Palestine are for most of its history unimpressive. The perishable nature of the normal building materials used is partly to blame for this deficiency as is the frequent lack of indigenous prosperity, without which monumental
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Architecture
ArchitectureArchitecture, as the art or science of building, addresses the physical, ideological, social, and creative needs of humanity through the design of functional structures. Over the centuries of human existence, mankind has claimed the right to express, in personal and monumental venues, these
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Art: Greco-Roman
ART AND ARCHITECTURE: GRECO-ROMANBoth art and architecture reached a state of perfection in the Greco-Roman world and give us avenues for understanding both its cultural ideals and aspects of everyday life.1. Sculpture2. Painting3. Mosaics4. Frescoes5. Minor Art Forms6. Architecture
Art: Jewish
ART AND ARCHITECTURE: JEWISHJewish art and architecture of the Second Temple period (Hellenistic to early Roman, second century b.c. to first century a.d.) begins with the remains of the Hasmonean sites that were later reconstructed or renewed by the Herodian architectural projects, which left a more
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Architecture, Early Church
Architecture, Early ChurchBoth literary and nonliterary evidence points to the domestic residence as the venue for early Christian gatherings. This pattern is affirmed in Acts, where we read that the first believers met together in private homes, and in Paul’s letters we find that the new communities
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Architecture
Architecture. The book of Genesis, 4:17, 20, 22, appears to divide mankind into two great characteristic sections, viz., the “dwellers in tents” and the “dwellers in cities.” To the race of Shem is attributed, Gen. 10:11, 12, 22; 11:2–9, the foundation of those cities in the plain of Shinar, Babylon,