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Judaism, Hellenistic

Lester L. Grabbe

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Hellenistic Judaism Introduction The term “Hellenistic Judaism” is a conventional one, long used, but a misnomer according to many contemporary scholars...

War, New Testament

Keith Dyer

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

War, New Testament Introduction In comparison to the extensive literature on war and warfare in the Old Testament and the depth and complexity...

Synagogue

Anders Runesson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Synagogue Introduction The earliest evidence of synagogue institutions consists of two inscriptions and one papyrus text from mid- to late ...

Judaism, Second Temple

Annette Yoshiko Reed

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Second Temple Judaism Introduction “Second Temple Judaism” is a common designation for the Jewish traditions that flourished between the return...

Wisdom

Christine Roy Yoder

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-09-30

Wisdom Introduction The term wisdom, in biblical studies, refers to: (1) a movement in the ancient world that was associated with sages and edu...

Ecclesiastes/Qohelet

Timothy J. Sandoval

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Ecclesiastes/Qohelet Introduction As Carol Newsom remarks in her review of scholarship on Ecclesiastes (Qohelet), in discussions of the history...

Sin (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament)

David Wright

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Sin (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament) ...

Israel, History of

Marc Brettler

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

History of Israel Introduction The history of Israel has become a highly contentious issue. Through much of the 20th century, most histories ...

Zechariah

Anthony Petterson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Zechariah Introduction The book of Zechariah is set initially in 520 BC, some twenty years after the first Jews returned from exile in Babylon...

Myth in the Hebrew Bible

Bernard F. Batto

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Myth in the Hebrew Bible Introduction Myth in the Hebrew Bible is a complex and controversial topic, depending on how one defines myth and som...

Pastorals

Raymond F. Collins

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Pastorals Introduction The modern study of the Pastoral Epistles (1–2 Timothy, Titus) began in the first decade of the 19th century when Ge...

Ethics

Bruce C. Birch

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Ethics Introduction The modern discussion of biblical ethics began in the 1970s. There were, of course, important precursors to that developmen...

Canon, Biblical

Lee Martin McDonald

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Biblical Canon Introduction A biblical canon is the collection of books that comprise the sacred scriptures or Bibles of Jews and Christians. ...

Chronicles, 1 and 2

Steven Shawn Tuell

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

1 and 2 Chronicles Introduction Although divided into two books in modern Bibles (a division dating to the Septuagint), Chronicles was orig...

Manasseh, Tribe/Territory

Robert L. Foster

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

Manasseh, Tribe/Territory Introduction Manasseh is one of two eponymous tribes named after the sons of Joseph (the other is Ephraim) and shoul...

Satan

Lynn R. Huber

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Satan Introduction The Satan of popular imagination, God’s cosmic archenemy and the source of evil, has a long and complex history. Although sc...

Jeremiah

Marvin A. Sweeney

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Jeremiah Introduction The Book of Jeremiah is the second of the major prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible, although Rabbinic tradition sometim...

Ezra-Nehemiah

Lester L. Grabbe

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Ezra-Nehemiah Introduction The books of Ezra and Nehemiah are among the latest in the Hebrew Bible, not only in their ostensible setting (in t...

Solomon

Mark W. Hamilton

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Solomon Introduction According to the Bible, Solomon was the third king of a united Israel, reigning in the latter half of the 10th century bc...

New Testament and Early Christianity, Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the

Todd Penner

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the New Testament and Early Christianity Introduction The study of gender, sex, and sexuality in early ...

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