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Literature, Apocalyptic

Greg Carey

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Apocalyptic Literature Introduction “Apocalyptic literature” refers to the ancient Jewish and Christian documents that share common concerns, t...


Martin McNamara, Paul V.M. Flesher

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Targum Introduction Targums are Jewish Aramaic translations of books of the Hebrew Bible. The targumic genre combines literal renderings of th...


Theodore W. Burgh

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Music Introduction Music in Antiquity was ubiquitous. It was a part of daily life. People made this unique art form a part of ceremonies, reli...

Judges, Book of

Gregory Mobley

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Book of Judges Introduction This frontier epic located among the former prophets in the Jewish Bible and the historical books in the Old Test...


Joseph Angel

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Angels Introduction Angels are supernatural beings who serve a variety of functions in biblical literature. The term most often used to denote...

Poetry, Hebrew

F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp, Elaine T. James

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Hebrew Poetry Introduction The poetry of the Hebrew Bible makes up a central part of the scriptural heritage of Judaism, Christianity, and Isla...

Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

David A. deSilva

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha Introduction Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha are terms used to label a large body of early Jewish and early Chri...

Friendship, Kinship and Enmity

Zeba Crook

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Friendship, Kinship, and Enmity Introduction Friendship in any age is a difficult concept to pin down. What constitutes friendship? What is true friends...


Alicia Batten

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Clothing Introduction Clothing refers to skins or woven garments that cover the body in some manner. Clothing is more specific than dress, whi...


Jerry L. Sumney

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Paul Introduction Paul is one of the most important figures in the earliest church. Although he was not a follower during the ministry of Jesu...


Ellen B. Aitken

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Hebrews Introduction The New Testament writing known as the Epistle (or “Letter”) to the Hebrews poses many challenges to its interpreters, d...

Alexander the Great

Lester L. Grabbe

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Alexander the Great Introduction Alexander is famous as the conqueror of much of the known world of his time, creating a Mediterranean-based empire grea...


Minna Shkul

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Ephesians Introduction Ephesians is a 1st-century ce New Testament letter in which a Jewish writer applies the memory of Jesus and Pauline tho...

New Testament, Social Sciences and the

Dietmar Neufeld

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Social Sciences and the New Testament Introduction Social-scientific criticism is the stage in the exegetical process that brings scrutiny ...


John R. Spencer

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Aaron Introduction Aaron has an important role as priest in the Bible, particularly in the Hebrew Bible. When he is first introduced in Exodus...


Mark Reasoner

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Romans Introduction Placed first among Paul’s letters in the canon, Romans is often considered to be the most influential and comprehensive of...


David B. Capes

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Christology Introduction Christology refers to that branch of Christian theology concerned primarily with the person and work of Jesus. From t...


Matthew Goff

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Demons Introduction The term “demon” is used to describe a wide variety of spiritual beings. The word derives from the Greek term daimōn which ...


Andrew Gregory

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Gospels Introduction In Christian usage, the word “gospel” first referred to the proclamation of good news about Jesus. By sometime in the 2nd...


Barry S. Crawford

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Peter Introduction The literature on the apostle Peter, as it relates to the study of the New Testament and early Christianity, is vast. In ad...

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