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Daniel

Carol Newsom

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Daniel Introduction The book of Daniel contains a collection of short narratives about Daniel and his three friends at the courts of pagan ki...

David

Victor H. Matthews

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

David Introduction Few persons mentioned in the biblical text have had as much influence on later traditions as has David. This complex bib...

Demons

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 ...

Deuteronomistic History

Gary N. Knoppers, Jonathan S. Greer

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Deuteronomistic History Introduction The Deuteronomistic History (DH) is a modern theoretical construct holding that behind the present for...

Deuteronomy

Stephen L. Cook

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Deuteronomy Introduction Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It stands last in the section known as the books ...

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...

Elijah

Eric Lee Welch, Gary N. Knoppers

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Elijah Introduction The accounts of the career of the prophet Elijah are found in 1 Kings 17–19, 21; and in 2 Kings 1 and 2. As presented in K...

Enoch

Pierluigi Piovanelli

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Enoch Introduction The various books of Enoch, beginning with the five or six booklets that constitute 1 (Ethiopic) Enoch to 3 (Hebrew) Enoch ...

Epistles, Catholic

Peter H. Davids

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Catholic Epistles Introduction Alongside the four Gospels, Acts, the Pauline letters (which often included Hebrews) and the Apocalypse, the...

Epistolography (Ancient Letters)

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Epistolography (Ancient Letters) Introduction The term “epistolography” refers to the practice and art of writing letters or epistles, derived...

Esther and Additions to Esther

Jill Middlemas

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Esther and Additions to Esther Introduction The biblical book of Esther is the story of a Jewish heroine (Esther, or Hadassah—the character’s H...

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...

Exodus, Book of

Thomas B. Dozeman

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Book of Exodus Introduction Exodus is the second book in the Torah, or Pentateuch, of the Hebrew Bible. It follows the story of the Israelite...

Ezekiel

Jacqueline Lapsley

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Ezekiel Introduction The book of Ezekiel, with its forty-eight chapters, is the third of the so-called Major Prophets (after Isaiah and Jeremia...

Food and Food Production

Peter Altmann

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Food and Food Production Introduction Food and food production form the settings for a plethora of Old and New Testament texts as well as the m...

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 tr...

Galatians

Mark D. Nanos

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Galatians Introduction Galatians is central to Christian theology and to Christian conceptualizations of Judaism. Paul aggressively combats t...

Galilee

Mark Chancey

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Galilee Introduction Galilee is a region in northern Israel bounded to the south by the Jezreel Valley; to the north by the mountains of Le...

Genesis, Book of

Victor H. Matthews

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Book of Genesis Introduction Genesis, the first book in the Pentateuch, was shaped by a variety of editors over a long period of time fro...

Gnosticism

Nicola Denzey Lewis

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Gnosticism Introduction The term “Gnosticism” can be utilized broadly, to characterize any religious movement based on an internal, individu...

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