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1) parable. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Hebrew word "mashal"-a term denoting a metaphor, or an enigmatic saying or an analogy. In the Greco-Roman rhetorical tradition, however, "parables" were illustrative...

2) prodigal son. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...New Testament, parable of Jesus about heaven and the sinner who repents. A young man leaves home and becomes a wastrel; repentant, he returns to be received with...

3) Dives. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Dives, (di´vez) (KEY) [Lat.,=rich], traditional name of the unnamed rich man of the parable in the Gospel of St. Luke....

4) Jotham. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The only one of Gideon's sons not killed by Abimelech; noted for his parable of the trees electing the bramble to be their king. 2 King of Judah, son of Uzziah. He...

5) Lazarus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Brother of Mary and Martha of Bethany who, after four days in the tomb, was brought back to life by Jesus. 2 Beggar in the parable who lay suffering and neglected...

6) allegory. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The characters in an allegory often have no individual personality, but are embodiments of moral qualities and other abstractions. The allegory is closely related...

7) Miller, Arthur. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...New York City, grad. Univ. of Michigan, 1938. Miller's plays are concerned with morality and the pressures exerted on people by family and society. His masterpiece,...

8) Song of Solomon. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Song of Solomon, Song of Songs, or Canticles, book of the Bible, 22d in the order of the Authorized Version. Although traditionally ascribed to King Solomon, many...

9) Bowen, Elizabeth. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Her novels include The Hotel (1927), To the North (1932), The House in Paris (1936), The Death of the Heart (1938), and The Heat of the Day (1949). In her last three...

10) Tyndale, William. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English biblical translator (see Bible) and Protestant martyr. He was probably ordained shortly before entering (c.1521) the household of Sir John Walsh of Gloucestershire...

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