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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...

Midrash and Aggadah

Burton Visotzky

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Midrash and Aggadah Introduction Midrash (Hebrew: מדרש) is ancient rabbinic interpretation of scripture. Aggadah (Hebrew: אגדה) is rabbinic na...


William K. Gilders

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Sacrifice Introduction “Sacrifice” is a word that evokes multiple meanings and connotations in modern contexts. When dealing with the Hebre...

Honor and Shame

John J. Pilch

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Honor and Shame Introduction Anxiety, shame (along with its correlative, honor), and guilt are three control patterns of human personality that...

New Testament Studies, Emerging Approaches in

Todd Penner, Davina C. Lopez

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-09-30

Emerging Approaches in New Testament Studies Introduction The study of the New Testament and early Christian texts has undergone major shifts i...

Literature, Apocalyptic

Greg Carey

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Apocalyptic Literature Introduction “Apocalyptic literature” refers to the ancient Jewish and Christian documents that share common concerns, t...

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...

Judges, Book of

Gregory Mobley

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Book of Judges Introduction This frontier epic located among the former prophets in the Jewish Bible and the historical books in the Old Test...


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...

Poetry, Hebrew

F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp, Elaine T. James

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Hebrew Poetry Introduction The poetry of the Hebrew Bible makes up a central part of the scriptural heritage of Judaism, Christianity, and Isla...

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...

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...


Alicia Batten

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Clothing Introduction Clothing refers to skins or woven garments that cover the body in some manner. Clothing is more specific than dress, whi...


Jerry L. Sumney

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Paul Introduction Paul is one of the most important figures in the earliest church. Although he was not a follower during the ministry of Jesus...


Ellen B. Aitken

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Hebrews Introduction The New Testament writing known as the Epistle (or “Letter”) to the Hebrews poses many challenges to its interpreters, d...

New Testament, Social Sciences and the

Dietmar Neufeld

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Social Sciences and the New Testament Introduction Social-scientific criticism is the stage in the exegetical process that brings scrutiny ...


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...


Mark Reasoner

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Romans Introduction Placed first among Paul’s letters in the canon, Romans is often considered to be the most influential and comprehensive of ...


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...


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 ...

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