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Education in the Hebrew Bible

William Schniedewind, Elizabeth VanDyke

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

Education in the Hebrew BibleIntroductionEducation is a wide-ranging topic concerning the variety of ways in which people acquire knowledge, skills, a...

Election in the Bible

Joel S. Kaminsky, Joel N. Lohr

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Election in the BibleIntroductionElection within the Bible is the notion that God favors some individuals and groups over others, an idea that finds f...


Eric Lee Welch, Gary N. Knoppers

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Elijah Introduction The accounts of the career of the prophet Elijah are found in 1 Kings 17–19, 21; and in 2 Kings 1 and 2. As presented in K...


Rachelle Gilmour

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

ElishaIntroductionThe accounts of Elisha are found in 1 Kgs 19, 2 Kgs 2–10, and 2 Kgs 13, in which he is presented as a northern prophet during the Om...


Pierluigi Piovanelli

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Enoch Introduction The various books of Enoch, beginning with the five or six booklets that constitute 1 (Ethiopic) Enoch to 3 (Hebrew) Enoch ...


Minna Shkul

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Ephesians Introduction Ephesians is a 1st-century ce New Testament letter in which a Jewish writer applies the memory of Jesus and Pauline tho...

Epistles, Catholic

Peter H. Davids, Darian R. Lockett

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Catholic EpistlesIntroductionAlongside the four Gospels, Acts, the Pauline letters (which often included Hebrews), and the Apocalypse, the Catholic Ep...

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...

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