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Flint

A quantity of quartz harder than steel which, when struck with another or with a link, produces a spark; It is used to light a fire. By way of illustration, the Bible refers to flint when it highlights qualities such as toughness, durability,...

PALESTINE

Palestine is the name commonly used for the land that in ancient times was known as Canaan. When the Israelites first occupied Canaan, they met some of their strongest opposition from the Philistines, the people from whom Palestine takes its name...

PAMPHYLIA

The province of Pamphylia was in southern Asia Minor, bordering the Mediterranean Sea (Acts 27:5). Paul visited the province twice on his first missionary journey. The Bible does not mention his preaching there when he passed through it the first time...

PARABLES

From ancient times people have used pictures and stories from nature, history and everyday life to teach moral and spiritual truth. Broadly speaking, these pictures and stories are called parables. The Old Testament contains a number of stories that may be...

PARADISE

Originally the word translated ‘paradise’ in English versions of the Bible meant ‘a garden’. The word was used of the Garden of Eden (Gen 2:8-10; Ezek 28:13). This association with a place of beauty and perfection was probably the reason why...
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