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John R. Spencer

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

AaronIntroductionAaron has an important role as priest in the Bible, particularly in the Hebrew Bible. When he is first introduced in Exodus 4:14, he ...

Acts of Peter

Callie Callon

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

The Acts of PeterIntroductionThe Acts of Peter is one of the five ancient apocryphal Acts that relate the missionary activities of the apostles beyond...

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...

Adam and Eve

Linda Schearing

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Adam and Eve Introduction The figures of Adam and Eve are ubiquitous in Western civilization. Their story is a story of origins. But stories o...

Aelia Capitolina

Jon Seligman, Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Aelia CapitolinaIntroductionAfter the sacking of the Herodian Jerusalem in 70 ce, the city came under direct Roman rule. The Jewish residents were kil...

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, ...


Oded Borowski

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Agriculture Introduction Agriculture is the cultivation of the soil for the production of food and other useful and valuable growth from the la...

Alexander the Great

Lester L. Grabbe

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Alexander the GreatIntroductionAlexander is famous as the conqueror of much of the known world of his time, creating a Mediterranean-based empire grea...


Joan Taylor

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Alexandria Introduction Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 bce, Alexandria under the Ptolemaic dynasty soon became a unique cultural center...

Altered States of Consciousness in the Bible

Pieter Craffert

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Altered States of Consciousness in the BibleIntroductionThe term “altered state of consciousness” (ASC and plural ASCs) became prominent in the 1960s ...

Ancient Christianity, Churches in

Richard Last

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Churches in Ancient Christianity Introduction The English term, “church,” derives from the Greek, kuriakon (κυριακόν) (“that which belongs to ...

Ancient Israel, Schools in

William Schniedewind

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Schools in Ancient IsraelIntroductionNo direct evidence—either literary or archaeological—exists for schools in ancient Israel, but indirect evidence ...

Ancient Medicine

Trevor Thompson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Ancient Medicine Introduction The experience of injury, illness, and disease unites human beings across time and place. Life in the ancient wo...

Ancient Mesopotamia, Schools in

Niek Veldhuis

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Schools in Ancient Mesopotamia Introduction Throughout the history of cuneiform (c. 3200 bce–100 ce) evidence exists for scribal training, the...

Ancient Near Eastern Law

Pamela Barmash

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2022-02-21

Ancient Near Eastern LawIntroductionLaw played a major role in the cultures of the ancient Near East. Law from Mesopotamia (ancient Iraq) is evidenced...


Joseph Angel, Matthew Walsh

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

AngelsIntroductionAngels are supernatural beings who serve a variety of functions in biblical literature. The term most often used to denote angels in...

Anti-Semitism and the New Testament

Jeffrey Siker

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Anti-Semitism and the New Testament Introduction The topic of anti-Semitism (or anti-Judaism) in the New Testament is an area of significant d...

Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

David A. deSilva

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Apocrypha and PseudepigraphaIntroductionApocrypha and Pseudepigrapha are terms used to label a large body of early Jewish and early Christian literatu...

Apocryphal Acts

Tony Burke

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Apocryphal Acts Introduction The Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles are a category within Christian apocryphal literature detailing the individua...

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...

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