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Prophets

Stephen Breck Reid

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Prophets Introduction “Prophets,” “prophecy,” and “prophetic” are the three words that form the core of this research area. Prophets interpret...

Proverbs

Timothy J. Sandoval, Joseph McDonald

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

ProverbsIntroductionUp to 2000, it was common to hear of the relative neglect of the study of Proverbs and Wisdom literature in biblical studies. Thos...

Psalms

Stephen Breck Reid, Rebecca Poe Hays

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

PsalmsIntroductionThe location of a book in the canon gives the reader clues to the genre and interpretation of the book. The Jewish canon places the ...

Pseudepigraphy, Early Christian

John W. Marshall

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Pseudepigraphy, Early ChristianIntroductionPseudepigraphy, or the false ascription of authorship, was widely known in Antiquity. The modern term “pseu...

Q

John S. Kloppenborg

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Q Introduction The Sayings Gospel Q, or “Q,” is a hypothetical document posited by the dominant solution to the Synoptic Problem, the Two D...

Qumran/Dead Sea Scrolls

Carol Newsom

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Qumran/Dead Sea Scrolls Introduction The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947–1948 has rightly been called the most important archaeol...

Race, Ethnicity and the Gospels

Yung Suk Kim

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2021-08-25

Race, Ethnicity and the GospelsIntroductionThe study of race and ethnicity in the Gospels has yielded a significant number of publications. Methodolog...

Revelation (Apocalypse)

Daniel J. Harrington

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Revelation (Apocalypse) Introduction The book of Revelation is an apocalypse or revelation (1:1) and a prophecy (1:3) in letter form (1:4)....

Romans

Mark Reasoner

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

RomansIntroductionPlaced first among Paul’s letters in the canon, Romans is often considered to be the most influential and comprehensive of these let...

Sacrifice

William K. Gilders

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Sacrifice Introduction “Sacrifice” is a word that evokes multiple meanings and connotations in modern contexts. When dealing with the Hebre...

Samaria/Samaritans

Reinhard Pummer

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Samaria/SamaritansIntroductionBoth in the Bible and in nonbiblical sources, the name “Samaria” occurs numerous times, either as the appellation of a c...

Samuel, 1 and 2

Graeme Auld

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

1 and 2 Samuel Introduction The books 1 and 2 Samuel tell the story of King David, founder of the line that would rule in Jerusalem for over fo...

Satan

Lynn R. Huber

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Satan Introduction The Satan of popular imagination, God’s cosmic archenemy and the source of evil, has a long and complex history. Although sc...

Scriptures

Vincent L. Wimbush

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Scriptures Introduction Used interchangeably with Sacred Book, “Scriptures” is the English-language term that is still popularly used to refer ...

Sects, Jewish

Eyal Regev

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Jewish Sects Introduction The term “Jewish Sects” usually refers mainly to the three religious “philosophies” (hieresis) introduced time and a...

Septuagint

Leonard J. Greenspoon

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Septuagint Introduction The term Septuagint (or LXX) refers to the oldest Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible and of other ancient Jewish scr...

Sermon on the Mount

Jonathan T. Pennington

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Sermon on the Mount Introduction There is no portion of the Bible that plays a more central role in the history of the Church than the Sermon o...

Sin (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament)

David Wright

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Sin (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament) ...

Sirach

Jeremy Corley, Bradley C. Gregory

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

SirachIntroductionThis article deals with a 2nd-century bce Jewish wisdom book, known variously as Ben Sira (its Hebrew name), Sirach (its Greek name,...

Slavery

John Byron

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Slavery Introduction Slavery was an accepted part of the world in which the biblical authors lived and wrote. It was a vital part of the emp...

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