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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...

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 Jesu...


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...

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...


Minna Shkul

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Ephesians Introduction Ephesians is a 1st-century ce New Testament letter in which a Jewish writer applies the memory of Jesus and Pauline tho...

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 ...


Andrew Gregory

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Gospels Introduction In Christian usage, the word “gospel” first referred to the proclamation of good news about Jesus. By sometime in the 2nd...


Barry S. Crawford

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Peter Introduction The literature on the apostle Peter, as it relates to the study of the New Testament and early Christianity, is vast. In ad...

Judaism, Hellenistic

Lester L. Grabbe

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Hellenistic Judaism Introduction The term “Hellenistic Judaism” is a conventional one, long used, but a misnomer according to many contempora...

War, New Testament

Keith Dyer

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

War, New Testament Introduction In comparison to the extensive literature on war and warfare in the Old Testament and the depth and complexity...


Anders Runesson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Synagogue Introduction The earliest evidence of synagogue institutions consists of two inscriptions and one papyrus text from mid- to late ...

Judaism, Second Temple

Annette Yoshiko Reed

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Second Temple Judaism Introduction “Second Temple Judaism” is a common designation for the Jewish traditions that flourished between the return...


Christine Roy Yoder

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-09-30

Wisdom Introduction The term wisdom, in biblical studies, refers to: (1) a movement in the ancient world that was associated with sages and edu...


Timothy J. Sandoval

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Ecclesiastes/Qohelet Introduction As Carol Newsom remarks in her review of scholarship on Ecclesiastes (Qohelet), in discussions of the history...

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