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Bible Terms

A glossary of biblical terms and words without the meanings

  1. Word meaning to pour water, or other substances in a ritual fashion on a person’s head.
  2. Common term for the final meal Jesus shared with his disciples before his crucifixion.
  3. Term meaning "chief of the angels".
  4. A biblical unit of measurement roughly the distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger.

  5. Well known term from a Hebrew word meaning "to rest".
  6. A collection of thousands of ancient documents discovered between 1947 and 1956.
  7. Name for the miraculous food that God provided to the Israelites while they were wandered in the wilderness.
  8. Chest made of acacia wood overlaid with gold which contained the tablets of the Ten Commandments.
  9. A Christian term for the first five books of the Old Testament.
  10. The most important holy day for the Israelites, Yom Kippur, is also called "The Day of ..." what?
  11. The deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed to be brought about by faith in Christ.
  12. The longest river of southwest Asia first mentioned at Genesis 2:14 as one of the four rivers of Eden.
  13. Another word for The Ten Commandments.
  14. A short story with a moral lesson.
  15. A place name mentioned in Rev. 16:16, where the kings of the earth gather to wage war against God in the last days.
  16. Word starting with the letter 'S' which is a person who pratices divination or predicts the future.
  17. In scripture, this word means the "City of Holiness" and also refers to a hill in the city of Jerusalem and to the city itself.
  18. The mount where Moses saw the Promised Land and lived out his final days.
  19. Celestial beings in Christian theology which are the highest rank of angels.
  20. The act of making amends for sin or wrongdoing.
  21. Mighty animal described in Job 40:15–24 as an example of the power of God.


  1. Anoint
  2. Last Supper
  3. Archangel
  4. Cubit
  5. Sabbath
  6. Dead Sea Scrolls
  7. Manna
  8. Ark of the covenant
  9. The Pentateuch
  10. Day of Atonement
  11. Salvation
  12. Euphrates
  13. Decalogue
  14. Parable
  15. Armageddon
  16. Soothsayer
  17. Zion
  18. Nebo
  19. Seraphim
  20. Atonement
  21. A behemoth