Glossary of Terms



Harper’s Bible Dictionary

edited by Paul J. Achtemier (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1985)

You are strongly recommended to add to your library the excellent revised edition of Harper's Bible Dictionary titled, The Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, Revised Edition [book review], edited by Paul J. Achtemeier, with the Society of Biblical Literature (NY: Harper Collins, 1996). It is currently the best one-volume Bible dictionary in English, and it is available at Border's Books, Christian Science Reading Rooms,, or


1 According to Luke 8:3, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s (i.e., Herod Antipas) steward, and one of the women who accompanied Jesus. Along with Mary Magdalene, Susanna, and others who ‘had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities,’ Joanna gave assistance (‘out of their means’) to Jesus and the Twelve. In Luke 24:10, she is one of the women (with Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and others) who, having gone to anoint Jesus’ body, find the tomb empty.

2 One of the ancestors of Jesus in Luke 3:27 (kjv; rsv: ‘Joanan’).


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