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Sects, Jewish

Eyal Regev

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Jewish Sects Introduction The term “Jewish Sects” usually refers mainly to the three religious “philosophies” (hieresis) introduced time and a...


Leonard J. Greenspoon

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Septuagint Introduction The term Septuagint (or LXX) refers to the oldest Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible and of other ancient Jewish scr...

Sermon on the Mount

Jonathan T. Pennington

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Sermon on the Mount Introduction There is no portion of the Bible that plays a more central role in the history of the Church than the Sermon o...

Sin (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament)

David Wright

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Sin (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament) ...


Jeremy Corley

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Sirach Introduction This article deals with a 2nd-century bce Jewish wisdom book, known variously as Ben Sira (its Hebrew name), Sirach (its Gr...


John Byron

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Slavery Introduction Slavery was an accepted part of the world in which the biblical authors lived and wrote. It was a vital part of the emp...


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...

Solomon, Wisdom of

Daniel J. Harrington

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Wisdom of Solomon Introduction The Wisdom of Solomon (known as the Book of Wisdom in the Latin Bible tradition) is a book about wisdom—its ...

Song of Songs

Chloe Sun

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Song of Songs Introduction The Song of Songs has been deemed the most sublime song, the holy of holies, and the interpretive key that has been lost. Alt...


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 ...

Synoptic Problem

John S. Kloppenborg

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Synoptic Problem Introduction The Synoptic Problem is the problem of the literary relationships among the first three “Synoptic” Gospels. M...

Tales, Court

David M. Valeta

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Court Tales Introduction The Bible is replete with the stories and exploits of kings and queens, including the court history or succession narr...


Joshua Ezra Burns

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Talmud Introduction The term Talmud, derived from the Hebrew root למד/lmd (to learn), is a generic title applicable to two distinct but closel...


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...

Ten Commandments

Klaus-Peter Adam

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Ten Commandments Introduction The Ten Commandments, found in Exodus 20:1–17 and Deuteronomy 5:6–21, are a list of prohibitions and, to a lesser extent, ...


Richard Ascough

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Thessalonians Introduction The two letters written to the Christian group at the city of Thessalonica occupy the thirteenth and fourteenth pla...

Thomas, Gospel of

Stephen J. Patterson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Gospel of Thomas Introduction The Gospel of Thomas is an early Christian gospel comprising 114 sayings and parables of Jesus organized into...


Micah D. Kiel

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Tobit Introduction The book of Tobit tells the story of Tobit and his family, who are living as exiles from Israel after the Assyrian conquest...

Twelve Prophets, Book of the

Marvin A. Sweeney

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Book of the Twelve Prophets Introduction The book of the Twelve Prophets is the fourth of the major prophetic books of the Tanakh (the canon...


Robert Hawley

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Ugarit Introduction Ugarit (also spelled “Ougarit,” especially in French publications) was the name of an ancient city (as well as the surround...

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