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Isaiah

Marvin A. Sweeney

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Isaiah Introduction The book of Isaiah is the first of the major prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible, although rabbinic tradition sometimes...

Jesus of Nazareth

Pierluigi Piovanelli

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Jesus of Nazareth Introduction In modern and contemporary research, the study of the historical figure of Jesus of Nazareth has become a spec...

Solomon, Wisdom of

Daniel J. Harrington

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Wisdom of Solomon Introduction The Wisdom of Solomon (known as the Book of Wisdom in the Latin Bible tradition) is a book about wisdom—its ...

Joshua

Thomas B. Dozeman

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Joshua Introduction The book of Joshua narrates the conquest of Canaan by the second generation of Israelites who left Egypt. The first gener...

Septuagint

Leonard J. Greenspoon

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Septuagint Introduction The term Septuagint (or LXX) refers to the oldest Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible and of other ancient Jewish scr...

Hebrew Language

Jeremy M. Hutton

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Hebrew Language Introduction The Hebrew language is a member of the Semitic language family and thus related (somewhat distantly) to Akkadian, ...

Gnosticism

Nicola Denzey Lewis

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Gnosticism Introduction The term “Gnosticism” can be utilized broadly, to characterize any religious movement based on an internal, individu...

Augustus

Daniel Schowalter

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Augustus Introduction In 1985, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill remarked, “The task of surveying the bibliography on Augustus is impossible” (Journal of...

Sirach

Jeremy Corley

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Sirach Introduction This article deals with a 2nd-century bce Jewish wisdom book, known variously as Ben Sira (its Hebrew name), Sirach (its Gr...

Associations in the Greco-Roman World

John S. Kloppenborg

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Associations in the Greco-Roman World Introduction Life in the cities and towns of the Hellenistic and Roman periods was organized around two ...

John the Baptist

Federico Adinolfi, Joan Taylor

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

John the Baptist Introduction John the Baptist is an enigmatic figure within the New Testament. In Christian tradition his role as the precurs...

Psalms

Stephen Breck Reid

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Psalms Introduction The location of a book in the canon gives the reader clues to the genre and interpretation of the book. The Jewish canon ...

David

Victor H. Matthews

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

David Introduction Few persons mentioned in the biblical text have had as much influence on later traditions as has David. This complex bib...

Maccabean Revolt

Dov Gera

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Maccabean Revolt Introduction In 167 bce the Seleucid king Antiochus IV Epiphanes (reign from 175–164 bce) ordered the religious persecution o...

Manasseh, King of Judah

Robert Foster

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Manasseh, King of Judah Introduction The portrayal of Manasseh in the biblical tradition presents differing views of his reign. 2 Kings 21:1–1...

Qumran/Dead Sea Scrolls

Carol Newsom

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Qumran/Dead Sea Scrolls Introduction The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947–1948 has rightly been called the most important archaeol...

Biblical Criticism

Daniel J. Harrington

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Biblical Criticism Introduction The term “biblical criticism” refers to the process of establishing the plain meaning of biblical texts and of ...

Enoch

Pierluigi Piovanelli

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Enoch Introduction The various books of Enoch, beginning with the five or six booklets that constitute 1 (Ethiopic) Enoch to 3 (Hebrew) Enoch ...

Epistolography (Ancient Letters)

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Epistolography (Ancient Letters) Introduction The term “epistolography” refers to the practice and art of writing letters or epistles, derived...

Worship in the New Testament and Earliest Christianity

Larry Hurtado

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Worship in the New Testament and Earliest Christianity Introduction In distinction from magical rituals, which are typically intended to ward ...

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