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'Persian' Period, The

Jenny Rose

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

The “Persian” Period Introduction In the context of biblical studies, the term “Persian period” is usually taken to refer to the time when the...

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...

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 e...

Alexandria

Joan Taylor

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Alexandria Introduction Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 bce, Alexandria under the Ptolemaic dynasty soon became a unique cultural center...

Ancient Christianity, Churches in

Richard Last

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Churches in Ancient Christianity Introduction The English term, “church,” derives from the Greek, kuriakon (κυριακόν) (“that which belongs to ...

Ancient Medicine

Trevor Thompson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Ancient Medicine Introduction The experience of injury, illness, and disease unites human beings across time and place. Life in the ancient wo...

Ancient Mesopotamia, Schools in

Niek Veldhuis

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Schools in Ancient Mesopotamia Introduction Throughout the history of cuneiform (c. 3200 bce–100 ce) evidence exists for scribal training, the...

Angels

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...

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 Chri...

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 ...

Astrology and Astronomy

John M. Steele

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Astrology and Astronomy Introduction The interconnected sciences of astronomy and astrology were widely practiced across the ancient cultures ...

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