Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Inscriptions. Term used to refer to writing in the ancient world which was done on a material of a permanent nature, such as stone or clay, rather than on ordinary and impermanent substances, such as papyri or parchment. There are occasional references to inscriptions in the Bible, for example, the Ten
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
InscriptionsDocuments written or engraved on hard surfaces and intended for public display as lasting records. They may be distinguished on the one hand from writings on perishable materials, such as Papyrus, and on the other from those intended for private use, including Letters and seals; to the
Inscription[Heb miḵtāḇ] (Ex. 39:30); AV WRITING; NEB ENGRAVING; [pittû (a)ḥ] (Zec. 3:9); AV GRAVING; NEB “meaning”; [Gk. epigraphḗ] (Mt. 22:20; Mk. 12:16; 15:26; Lk. 20:24; 23:38); AV SUPERSCRIPTION; [epigráphō] (Acts 17:23); INSCRIBE [Heb. ḥāqaq] (Job 19:23; Isa. 30:8); NEB also ENGRAVE;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
INSCRIPTIONS Term used to refer to writing in the ancient world that was done on a material of a permanent nature, such as stone or clay, rather than on ordinary and impermanent substances, such as papyri or parchment.PreviewIntroductionInscriptions on MonumentsHistorical RecordsOfficial Announcements
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Inscription (Heb. miḵtāḇ; Gk. epigraphḗ).† A legend or epigraph engraved or written on a hard surface, generally intended for public notice. Such an inscription was affixed to the turban of the high priest, identifying him as “Holy to the Lord” (Exod. 39:30; KJV “writing”; cf. 28:36).
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
INSCRIPTIONS Inscriptions mark the boundary between pre-history and proto-history and the beginning of history as such. Inscribed documents have been found in Mesopotamia and Egypt in occupation levels dating from as far back as the late 4th millennium bc, while the earliest found in Palestine date back
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
INSCRIPTION (Gk. epigraphē, “written upon”). A superscription, title, in the NT referring to writing in black letters upon a lighter tablet, perhaps surfaced with wax. Pilate wrote a trilingual inscription and had it placed on the cross (Luke 23:38; John 19:19). Inscriptions also appeared on coins (Matt.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
INSCRIPTION — letters carved, engraved, or printed on a surface. The term is applied to the words on a placard above the head of Jesus as He hung on the cross (Mark 15:26; Luke 23:38; superscription, KJV). The full inscription, which read “This is Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews,” stated the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
INSCRIPTION<in-skrip’-shun> (verb [ἐπιγράφω, epigrapho], “to write upon,” “inscribe”): The word occurs once in English Versions of the Bible in Acts 17:23 of the altar at Athens with the inscription “To an Unknown God.” On inscriptions in archaeology,see ARCHAEOLOGY; ASSYRIA; BABYLONIA,
Dictionary of Theological Terms
InscripturationThe committal to writing of the revealed word of God, according to His command, and accomplished by His inspiration of the human penmen. Inscripturation of the word guaranteed the purity, the preservation, and the worldwide propagation of the deposit.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
INSCRIPTION Words or letters carved, engraved, or printed on a surface (Mark 15:26; Luke 23:38; superscription, KJV). Pilate likely intended the inscription above the cross in a derogatory sense: “See the defeated King of the Jews.” According to John 19:21, the Jewish leadership found the inscription
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
inscriptions. The discovery of many inscriptions from Bible times has revolutionized the knowledge of its background. Until the 19th cent., students of the Bible were primarily limited in their research to a small number of books in monasteries and libraries, such as the writings of Josephus and Eusebius.
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Asnam, El-
Asnam, el-(“the place of idols”; Orléansville [toponym conferred by the French in 1854], Chlef or Chlif; Lat. Castellum Tingitanum, Castrum Tingitii). Site 50 km inland from coastal Ténès (Augustan Cartennae; see M. Leglay, KlPauly, s.v.), on the west bank of Wadi Chélif in Algeria, roughly halfway
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