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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 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...

War, New Testament

Keith Dyer

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

War, New Testament Introduction In comparison to the extensive literature on war and warfare in the Old Testament and the depth and complexity...


Christine Roy Yoder

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-09-30

Wisdom Introduction The term wisdom, in biblical studies, refers to: (1) a movement in the ancient world that was associated with sages and edu...

Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

Hilary Lipka

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the Hebrew Bible/Old TestamentIntroductionThere was relatively little scholarship focusing on women, gender, and sexua...

Worship in the New Testament and Earliest Christianity

Larry Hurtado

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Worship in the New Testament and Earliest ChristianityIntroductionIn distinction from magical rituals, which are typically intended to ward off malevo...

Worship, Old Testament

Beth Tanner

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Worship, Old Testament Introduction “Worship” is a slight misnomer in Old Testament or Hebrew Bible studies. It is more accurate to speak of t...


Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

ZadokIntroductionThe name and character of Zadok appears in three places in the Hebrew Bible: in the David Narrative in the Deuteronomistic history (2...

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