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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 ...

Song of Songs

Chloe Sun

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Song of SongsIntroductionThe Song of Songs has been deemed the most sublime song, the holy of holies, and the interpretive key that has been lost. Alt...

Succession Narrative

Andrew Knapp

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Succession NarrativeIntroduction“Succession Narrative” (SN; German Thronfolgegeschichte and similar terms) refers to a block of text in 2 Samuel and 1...


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 ...

Synoptic Problem

John S. Kloppenborg

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Synoptic Problem Introduction The Synoptic Problem is the problem of the literary relationships among the first three “Synoptic” Gospels. M...

Tales, Court

David M. Valeta

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Court Tales Introduction The Bible is replete with the stories and exploits of kings and queens, including the court history or succession narr...


Joshua Ezra Burns

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

TalmudIntroductionThe term Talmud, derived from the Hebrew root למד/lmd (to learn), is a generic title applicable to two distinct but closely related ...


Martin McNamara, Paul V.M. Flesher

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Targum Introduction Targums are Jewish Aramaic translations of books of the Hebrew Bible. The targumic genre combines literal renderings of th...

Temples and Sanctuaries

Stephen C. Russell

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Temples and SanctuariesIntroductionAmong ancient temples and sanctuaries, readers of the Bible are perhaps most familiar with Solomon’s temple in Jeru...

Temples, Near Eastern

Michael Hundley

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Near Eastern TemplesIntroductionTemples were nearly ubiquitous across the ancient Near East. Rather than serving as a gathering place for a worshippin...

Ten Commandments

Klaus-Peter Adam

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Ten CommandmentsIntroductionThe Ten Commandments, found in Exodus 20:1–17 and Deuteronomy 5:6–21, are a list of prohibitions and, to a lesser extent, ...

The 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...

the Dead, Egyptian Book of

Burkhard Backes

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Egyptian Book of the DeadIntroductionToday, the so-called Book of the Dead (BD) is certainly the most prominent corpus of funerary texts from ancient ...

the Hebrew Bible, Ancient Egypt and

Bernd U. Schipper, Jan Moje

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Ancient Egypt and the Hebrew BibleIntroductionProviding a brief but representative overview of ancient Egypt and the most important Egyptological stud...


Richard Ascough

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

ThessaloniansIntroductionThe two letters written to the Christian group at the city of Thessalonica occupy the thirteenth and fourteenth places in the...

Thomas, Gospel of

Stephen J. Patterson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Gospel of Thomas Introduction The Gospel of Thomas is an early Christian gospel comprising 114 sayings and parables of Jesus organized into...


Micah D. Kiel

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Tobit Introduction The book of Tobit tells the story of Tobit and his family, who are living as exiles from Israel after the Assyrian conquest...

Twelve Prophets, Book of the

Marvin A. Sweeney

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Book of the Twelve Prophets Introduction The book of the Twelve Prophets is the fourth of the major prophetic books of the Tanakh (the canon...


Robert Hawley

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Ugarit Introduction Ugarit (also spelled “Ougarit,” especially in French publications) was the name of an ancient city (as well as the surround...

Virtues and Vices: New Testament Ethical Exhortation in Its Graeco-Roman Context

James R. Harrison

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Virtues and Vices: New Testament Ethical Exhortation in Its Graeco-Roman ContextIntroductionThe issue of the origins of New Testament ethics continues...

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