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1

Annunciation

Christian celebration of the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would give birth to Jesus, the son of God.

2

Ararat Jacob's ladder

A bridge between the earth and heaven that the biblical patriarch Jacob dreams about during his flight from his brother Esau.

3

Armageddon

The site of gathering of armies for a battle during the end of times or refers to any end of the world scenario.

4

Babel

A story meant to explain the origin of different languages.

5

Babylon

A significant city in ancient Mesopotamia that has become synonymous with sin and pride in western art and literature.

6

Burning bush

A bush that was on fire, but not consumed by its flames which represents Moses' fear of God.

7

Bathsheba

Known for committing adultery with king David.

8

Damascus

Prophet Isaiah gives gods commentary of conflict between Damascus and Israel,turning Damascus into a heap of ruins.

9

Esther

Jewish exile who lived in persia and brought peace and thanksgiving to the people as the queen.

10

Golden calf

An idol made by the Israelites during Moses' absence.

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Promised land

The land promised by God within the river of Egypt and the Euphrates river.

12

Jeremiah

A prophet that spiritualized and individualized religion and insisted upon the primacy of the individuals relationship with God.

13

Job

A good and prosperous family man who is beset with horrendous disasters that take away things that he holds dearest to him, and in return receives double the wealth and more children from God.

14

Leviathan

A sea monster in the tanakh that is seen as an enemy of light.

15

Lot's wife

Book of genesis describes how she became a pillar of salt after she looked back at sodom.

16

Lazarus

A prominent miracle attributed to Jesus where he restores himself to life 4 days after his death.

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Methuselah

A man reported to have lived for 969 years. Son of Enoch, father of lamech.

18

Olive branch

A dove had a olive leaf in its beak and it symbolizes peace because it's not food for the dove, but it likes freedom so it chooses to leave the ark.

19

Pearls before swine

Jesus had stated that valuable things should not be given to unappreciative people, because they will walk over you.

20

Plagues of Egypt

Ten plagues that the God of Israel had inflicted upon Egypt to persuade the pharaoh to release poorly treated Israelites from slavery.

21

Prodigal son

A story of a fathers two sons in which the younger one wastes his inheritance and goes hungry, found by the father and is excepted back into the family, while the older son questions the dad. He says that he stuck by him and should celebrate the return of the son who was lost.

22

Queen of Sheba

She went to see king Solomon to test him with hard questions, who was supposed to be gifted with wisdom from God.

23

Ruth

During the time of a famine in Israel, Ruth had married Mahlon and is known for her moving vow of loyalty.

24

Four horsemen

They are contained within a chapter of the New Testament, which tells of a book or scroll in god's right hand that is sealed with seven seals.

25

Jesus and money changers

Money changers had entered a temple and Jesus threw them out for occupying that place which was in direct violation to a command of God.

26

Jonah

A prophet who is sent by God to prophesy the destruction of Nineveh but tries to escape the divine mission

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Abraham and Isaac

God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac on Mount Moriah, to test his fear of God.