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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, ...


Robert Kugler

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Priest/Priesthood Introduction The topic of priests and priesthood in ancient Israel and early Judaism focuses the concentration of biblical s...

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...

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...


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

Davina C. Lopez, Todd Penner

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...


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...


Theodore W. Burgh

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Music Introduction Music in Antiquity was ubiquitous. It was a part of daily life. People made this unique art form a part of ceremonies, reli...

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...

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