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1

Annunciation

The announcement by the angel Gabriel, to the Virgin Mary that she will conceive and become the mother of Jesus

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Jacob's Ladder

Jacob dreams about a ladder between heaven and Earth during his flight from his brother Esau.

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Armageddon

The place of the gathering of armies for the battle at the end of the world or, in general, the end of the world.

4

Babel

A tower built after the great flood, at which point God made everyone speak different languages and live in different places.

5

Babylon

Mesopotamian city that appeared in the New Testament as the site of many prophecies.

6

Burning bush

Represents God's miraculous energy, sacred light, illumination, and the burning heart of purity, love and charity

7

Bathsheeba

Wife Urah and later David
She and king David committed adultery.

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Damascus

Capital of Syria, known for war of kings

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Esther

Heroine of the book of Esther, wife of Xerxes; she was Jew

10

Golden calf

An idol (cult image) made by israelites in Moses's absence, sin of the bull

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Promised Land

Land given by God to the descendants of Abraham

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Jeremiah

The weeping prophet

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Job

Job is a prosperous man that had bad stuff happen to him, then searched for answers, his determination was rewarded by God with more sons and other good stuff

14

Leviathan

A sea monster in the Old Testament

15

Lot's wife

Turned into a pillar of salt for looking back at Sodom

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Lazarus

Jesus restores him to life after 4 days of death

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Methuselah

Lived the longest at 969 years

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Olive branch

A symbol of peace for brides and virgins

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Pearls before swine

"Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces."

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Plagues of Egypt

10 calamities to release the ill treated Israelite from the slavery of the pharaoh

21

Prodigal Son

Young son takes father's money and wastes it and is returned lovingly with a party. The old son gets mad but the father instead says no, all that is his is the old son's

22

Queen of Sheba

Visited with Solomon and "prove him with hard questions"

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Ruth

A foremother of Jesus who converted to Judaism and took its principles to heart

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Four horsemen

Forces of men's destruction

25

Jesus and money changers

Jesus expels the money changers from the Temple in Jerusalem accusing them of turning it into a den of thieves.

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Jonah

Prophet swallowed by a fish

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Abraham and Isaac

God tells Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, his son, but he instead sacrifices a goat when an angel convinces him not too.