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David Hamidovic

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

MessianismIntroductionMessianism covers the waiting for a savior named “messiah” in numerous contexts. In the majority of cases, a messiah is thought ...


Juan Manuel Tebes

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

MidianIntroductionMidian was an ancient region located in northwestern Arabia. Compared with other peoples of the ancient Near East, knowledge about M...

Midrash and Aggadah

Burton Visotzky, Benjamin Haber Kamine

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Midrash and AggadahIntroductionMidrash (Hebrew: מדרש) is ancient rabbinic interpretation of scripture. Aggadah (Hebrew: אגדה) is rabbinic narrative. T...

Minoritized Criticism of the New Testament

Tat-siong Benny Liew

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2020-09-24

Minoritized Criticism of the New TestamentIntroductionMinoritized criticism of the New Testament refers generally to academic and critical interpretat...

Miracle Stories

Wendy Cotter, Graham H. Twelftree

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Miracle StoriesIntroductionA miracle story is a narrative involving a report of supposed special divine action. This article notes key literature that...

Modern Bible Translations

Gerrit van Steenbergen

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Modern Bible TranslationsIntroductionThe practice of translating the Bible stretches itself out over a period of more than 2,500 years and is still on...


Thomas B. Dozeman

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Moses Introduction Moses is idealized as the liberator of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery, the founder of Yahwistic religion in the wilde...


Theodore W. Burgh

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Music Introduction Music in Antiquity was ubiquitous. It was a part of daily life. People made this unique art form a part of ceremonies, reli...

Myth in the Hebrew Bible

Bernard F. Batto

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Myth in the Hebrew BibleIntroductionMyth in the Hebrew Bible is a complex and controversial topic, depending on how one defines myth and sometimes on ...

Nahum, Book of

Shawn Flynn

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Book of NahumIntroductionThe book of Nahum is only three chapters long, but holds an important place with its vivid imagery of war and its certainty o...

New Testament and Early Christianity, Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the

Todd Penner

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the New Testament and Early Christianity Introduction The study of gender, sex, and sexuality in early ...

New Testament Studies, Emerging Approaches in

Davina C. Lopez, Todd Penner

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-09-30

Emerging Approaches in New Testament Studies Introduction The study of the New Testament and early Christian texts has undergone major shifts ...

New Testament Views of Torah

William R. G. Loader

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

New Testament Views of TorahIntroduction“Law” or “Torah” (Hebrew) normally refers to instruction given by God to Moses at Sinai and preserved in the P...

New Testament, Feminist Scholarship on the

Davina C. Lopez, Todd Penner

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Feminist Scholarship on the New Testament Introduction In terms of feminist interpretation of the New Testament and early Christianity, this ...

New Testament, Men and Masculinity in the

Eric C. Stewart

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Men and Masculinity in the New TestamentIntroductionThe treatment of men as gendered beings is still relatively new despite the fact that most of the ...

New Testament, Rhetoric of the

Duane F. Watson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Rhetoric of the New TestamentIntroductionRhetoric is the art of persuasion. In the Western world, its practice is rooted in Greece and Rome where the ...

New Testament, Social Sciences and the

Dietmar Neufeld

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Social Sciences and the New Testament Introduction Social-scientific criticism is the stage in the exegetical process that brings scrutiny ...

New Testament, Textual Criticism of the

James Keith Elliott

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Textual Criticism of the New Testament Introduction Textual criticism is concerned with documents written by hand. It is both a science an...

Numbers, Book of

Reinhard Achenbach

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Book of Numbers Introduction The book of Numbers is the fourth part of the Torah (or, in Greek, the Pentateuch). In the Mishnah and in the Talm...

Nuzi (Nuzi Tablets)

Mark W. Chavalas

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Nuzi (Nuzi Tablets)IntroductionMore than 6,500 cuneiform texts and fragments have been discovered in northeastern Iraq in the vicinity of modern Kirku...

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