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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...


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...

Sin (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament)

David Wright

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Sin (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament) ...

Israel, History of

Marc Brettler

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

History of Israel Introduction The history of Israel has become a highly contentious issue. Through much of the 20th century, most histories ...

Myth in the Hebrew Bible

Bernard F. Batto

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Myth in the Hebrew Bible Introduction Myth in the Hebrew Bible is a complex and controversial topic, depending on how one defines myth and som...


Raymond F. Collins

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Pastorals Introduction The modern study of the Pastoral Epistles (1–2 Timothy, Titus) began in the first decade of the 19th century when Ge...


Bruce C. Birch

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

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

Canon, Biblical

Lee Martin McDonald

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Biblical Canon Introduction A biblical canon is the collection of books that comprise the sacred scriptures or Bibles of Jews and Christian...

Chronicles, 1 and 2

Steven Shawn Tuell

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

1 and 2 Chronicles Introduction Although divided into two books in modern Bibles (a division dating to the Septuagint), Chronicles was orig...


Lynn R. Huber

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Satan Introduction The Satan of popular imagination, God’s cosmic archenemy and the source of evil, has a long and complex history. Although sc...

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