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Epistolography (Ancient Letters)

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

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

Esther and Additions to Esther

Jill Middlemas

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Esther and Additions to Esther Introduction The biblical book of Esther is the story of a Jewish heroine (Esther, or Hadassah—the character’s H...


Bruce C. Birch

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Ethics Introduction The modern discussion of biblical ethics began in the 1970s. There were, of course, important precursors to that developmen...

Evil Eye

Nicole Tilford

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Evil Eye Introduction People throughout the world have believed that “certain individuals, animals, demons, or gods had the power of casti...

Exodus, Book of

Thomas B. Dozeman

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Book of Exodus Introduction Exodus is the second book in the Torah, or Pentateuch, of the Hebrew Bible. It follows the story of the Israelite...


Graham H. Twelftree

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

ExorcismIntroductionIn the biblical material the motif of exorcism—expelling an unwanted spiritual entity from a person or place—is dominated by stori...


Jacqueline Lapsley, Safwat Marzouk

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

EzekielIntroductionThe book of Ezekiel, with its forty-eight chapters, is the third of the so-called Major Prophets (after Isaiah and Jeremiah). Ezeki...


Lester L. Grabbe

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Ezra-Nehemiah Introduction The books of Ezra and Nehemiah are among the latest in the Hebrew Bible, not only in their ostensible setting (in t...

Faith in the New Testament

Nijay Gupta

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

Faith in the New TestamentIntroductionFaith language is prevalent in the New Testament (NT; esp. pistis, pisteuō), but only in the early 21st century ...

Feminist Scholarship on the Old Testament

Susanne Scholz

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Feminist Scholarship on the Old TestamentIntroductionFeminist scholarship on the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible has its historical roots in various women’...

Flora and Fauna of the Hebrew Bible

Mari Joerstad

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

Flora and Fauna of the Hebrew BibleIntroductionThe flora and fauna of the Hebrew Bible has long fascinated scholars and lay readers alike. From illust...

Food and Food Production

Peter Altmann

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Food and Food Production Introduction Food and food production form the settings for a plethora of Old and New Testament texts as well as the m...

Friendship, Kinship and Enmity

Zeba Crook

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Friendship, Kinship and EnmityIntroductionFriendship in any age is a difficult concept to pin down. What constitutes friendship? What is true friendsh...

Funerary Rites and Practices, Greco-Roman

Burkhard Backes

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-07-28

Funerary Rites and Practices, Greco-Roman Introduction A description of the typical Egyptian treatment of the body from death to interment dur...


Mark D. Nanos

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

GalatiansIntroductionGalatians is central to Christian theology and to Christian conceptualizations of Judaism. Paul aggressively combats the notion t...


Mark Chancey

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Galilee Introduction Galilee is a region in northern Israel bounded to the south by the Jezreel Valley; to the north by the mountains of Le...

Genesis, Book of

Victor H. Matthews

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Book of Genesis Introduction Genesis, the first book in the Pentateuch, was shaped by a variety of editors over a long period of time fro...


Terence L. Donaldson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

GentilesIntroductionThis article deals with the place of Gentiles (i.e., non-Jews) in biblical tradition, biblical studies, and closely related fields...


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...

God, Ancient Israel

Ryan Bonfiglio

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

God, Ancient IsraelIntroductionIn the Hebrew Bible, the term “God” (Hebrew ʾĕlōhîm or ʾĕlôah; Aramaic ʾĕlāh) typically indicates the supreme deity of ...

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