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Aaron

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...

Acts of the Apostles

Christopher R. Matthews

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Acts of the Apostles Introduction The Acts of the Apostles is the second New Testament work composed by the individual responsible for the Gos...

Adam and Eve

Linda Schearing

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Adam and Eve Introduction The figures of Adam and Eve are ubiquitous in Western civilization. Their story is a story of origins. But stories of...

Afterlife and Immortality

Stephen L. Cook

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Afterlife and Immortality Introduction Biblical understandings of death and the afterlife have proved of enduring fascination to scholars, ...

Agriculture

Oded Borowski

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Agriculture Introduction Agriculture is the cultivation of the soil for the production of food and other useful and valuable growth from the la...

Anti-Semitism and the New Testament

Jeffrey Siker

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Anti-Semitism and the New Testament Introduction The topic of anti-Semitism (or anti-Judaism) in the New Testament is an area of significant d...

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 Chris...

Apocryphal Acts

Tony Burke

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Apocryphal Acts Introduction The Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles are a category within Christian apocryphal literature detailing the individua...

Apostolic Fathers

Clayton N. Jefford

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Apostolic Fathers Introduction The collection of writings known as the Apostolic Fathers forms a loosely defined group of early Christian text...

Art, Early Christian

Robin Jensen

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Early Christian Art Introduction Most scholars agree that Christian art first appeared around the end of the 2nd century or the beginning of t...

Asceticism

Richard Finn

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Asceticism Introduction Asceticism may be defined as the voluntary abstention for philosophical or religious reasons from physical goods that a...

Associations in the Greco-Roman World

John S. Kloppenborg

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Associations in the Greco-Roman World Introduction Life in the cities and towns of the Hellenistic and Roman periods was organized around two ...

Atonement

Stephen Finlan

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Atonement Introduction Theological usage of the term “atonement” refers to a cluster of ideas in the Old Testament that center around the clea...

Augustus

Daniel Schowalter

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Augustus Introduction In 1985, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill remarked, “The task of surveying the bibliography on Augustus is impossible” (Journal of...

Baptism

Everett Ferguson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Baptism Introduction Baptism was the central rite in the ceremonies of initiation into the Christian church. It required faith, and so was norm...

Biblical Criticism

Daniel J. Harrington

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Biblical Criticism Introduction The term “biblical criticism” refers to the process of establishing the plain meaning of biblical texts and of ...

Caesarea Maritima

Leslie J. Hoppe

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Caesarea Maritima Introduction Caesarea Maritima was a port city built by Herod the Great in 22 bce on the site of the Hellenistic period anch...

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 Christian...

Christology

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...

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...

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