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  • 1 blaspheme — I. v. a. 1. Speak impiously of. 2. (Rare.) Revile, calumniate, defame, traduce, malign, speak evil of. II. v. n. Utter blasphemy, speak impiously of God or of sacred things, be impious, utter sacrilege …

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  • 2 Les Troyens — (in English: The Trojans ) is a French opera in five acts by Hector Berlioz. The libretto was written by Berlioz himself, based on Virgil s epic poem The Aeneid . Written between 1856 and 1858, Les Troyens was Berlioz s largest and most ambitious …

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  • 3 curses —    Although invoking God s power to curse is generally done by the clergy, in previous centuries some lay people who believed themselves deeply wronged would utter a ritualized curse, kneeling on their bare knees in some public place in the… …

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  • 4 Air India Flight 182 — Boeing 747 237B Emperor Kanishka landing at London Heathrow Airport on 10 June 1985, a few days before the explosion Occurrence summary …

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  • 5 Battle of Drepana — Infobox Military Conflict caption= conflict=Battle of Drepana partof=the First Punic War date=249 BC place=Off Drepana, Sicily result=Carthaginian victory combatant1=Carthage combatant2=Roman Republic commander1=Ad Herbal Hamilcar… …

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  • 6 Battle of Pliska — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Pliska caption=Ruins of Pliska partof=the Byzantine Bulgarian Wars date=26 July, 811 place=Pliska and Vărbitsa Pass result=Decisive Bulgarian victory combatant1=Bulgarian Empire combatant2=Byzantine… …

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  • 7 Belshazzar's Feast (Walton) — Belshazzar s Feast is an oratorio by the English composer William Walton. It was first performed at the Leeds Festival on 8 October 1931. The work has remained one of Walton s most celebrated compositions [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk… …

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  • 8 religion — religionless, adj. /ri lij euhn/, n. 1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and… …

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  • 9 biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …

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  • 10 False Decretals — • A name given to certain apocryphal papal letters contained in a collection of canon laws composed about the middle of the ninth century by an author who uses the pseudonym of Isidore Mercator, in the opening preface to the collection Catholic… …

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  • 11 curse — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. execrate, damn, swear, denounce; blaspheme. n. malediction, imprecation, execration, anathema; bane, plague. See evil, adversity. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Malediction] Syn. oath, imprecation, blasphemy …

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  • 12 OATH — IN THE BIBLE Definition and Form The truth or inviolability of one s words was commonly attested in ancient Israel by oath – a self curse made in conditional form that went into effect if the condition was fulfilled; e.g., May harm befall me if I …

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  • 13 PARODY, HEBREW — Parody in Early Hebrew Literature Parody is the use of a recognizable literary form as a vehicle to ridicule or mock something or someone. The writer takes a well known, serious work as his model and invests it with new and amusing contents, at… …

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