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Elijah

Eric Lee Welch, Gary N. Knoppers

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Elijah Introduction The accounts of the career of the prophet Elijah are found in 1 Kings 17–19, 21; and in 2 Kings 1 and 2. As presented in K...

Judas, Gospel of

John Turner

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Gospel of Judas Introduction We possess the Gospel of Judas as the third treatise in a single fourth-century papyrus codex, or bound book, wri...

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...

Philistines

Carl S. Ehrlich

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Philistines Introduction The Philistines were a people with roots in the Aegean or Anatolian world who settled on the southern coastal strip o...

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...

Luke, Gospel of

Christopher R. Matthews

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Gospel of Luke Introduction The Gospel of Luke provides a narrative account of the birth of Jesus, his public activities in Galilee and Judea, ...

Ceramics

S. Rebecca Martin

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Ceramics Introduction Ceramics offer insights into human behaviors, technologies, and economies in a way that is currently unmatched by any ot...

Jubilees, Book of

John C. Endres

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Book of Jubilees Introduction The Book of Jubilees is a Jewish book from the 2nd century bce that presents the narrative of Genesis and Exodus ...

Hittites

Billie Jean Collins

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-09-30

Hittites Introduction The Hittites are a civilization that ruled in Anatolia (the peninsula now occupied by the modern nation of Turkey) in the...

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, ...

Priest/Priesthood

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...

Levitical Cities

John R. Spencer

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Levitical Cities Introduction The story told in the biblical text is that when land is distributed to the ancient Israelite tribes in Joshua (13–19), th...

Galatians

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 combat...

God, Son of

Michael Peppard

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Son of God Introduction The title “Son of God” is most commonly associated with Jesus of Nazareth. In addition to being called “Lord” and “Christ,” Jesu...

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...

Sacrifice

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 ...