Every issue of Exploring God’s Word has a Glossary, which contains the explanation of names, places, and events found in the Biblical texts. For example:
Jezebel: The wife of Ahab, the king of Israel, at the time of the prophet Elijah. She was of pagan origin (from Sidon, in Lebanon) and tried to spread the cult to Baal, while harassing the followers of Yahweh, the only true God. She met a very sad end, thus fulfilling the prophecy of Elijah. (See 1 Kgs 21:23.)
Moab: This is the name of both an area east of the Dead Sea and south of the River Arnon, as well as of the people who lived in that region. (The people are also called “Moabites.”) According to the Book of Genesis, the people of Moab descended from Lot, the nephew of Abraham. The Israelites and the Moabites, therefore, were kins, though from time to time they found themselves at odds due to territorial disputes. Before entering the Promised Land, the Israelites camped in the planes of Moab.
Second Coming: The coming of Jesus as Judge of the living and the dead at the end of time. This is called “the Second Coming” because Jesus already came once as the Incarnate Son of God to redeem mankind as the “Servant of Yahweh” who offers his life in atonement for the sins of all. He will come back as the glorious “Son of Man” at a time when nobody expects him.
Christ’s Second Coming is also called “Parousia,” a Greek term which means “presence” or “arrival.”
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