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Cain

Despite the bond of brotherhood, Cain kills Abel. Often described as the first murder, the early placement of this story in Genesis highlights the horrific and disruptive nature of homicide.

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Jezreel

Located in the fertile Jezreel Valley, Jezreel was the setting for the dramatic stories of Naboth’s vineyard and Jezebel’s death in 1 and 2 Kings.


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Naboth's Vineyard

"Poor" Naboth of the biblical tale may not have been so poor, but rather a wealthy vintner who was able to reject King Ahab's offer.


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Pentecost

Acts 2:1-4 recounts the earliest Christians’ experience of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, dramatically described as wind and fire and the ability to speak in other languages.

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