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Aaron

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 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, ...

Agriculture

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...

Alexandria

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...

Angels

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...

Aram

Hélène Sader

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2020-09-24

AramIntroductionThe first genuine reference to Aram is in a 14th-century bce text of Amenhotep III and attests to a region located in north-central Sy...

Archaeology and Material Culture of Ammon and the Ammonites

Craig W. Tyson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2020-09-24

Archaeology and Material Culture of Ammon and the AmmonitesIntroductionThe Ammonites (literally, “sons of Ammon”) were a tribal group with a core terr...

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