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Hellenistic and Roman Egypt

Gaëlle Tallet

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2020-09-24

Hellenistic and Roman EgyptIntroductionThe Greco-Roman period in Egypt started with the conquest of the country by Alexander the Great in 332 bce and ...

Hermas, Shepherd of

Harry Maier

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

Shepherd of HermasIntroductionThe Shepherd of Hermas is a document attributed to Hermas, a Roman freedperson, who flourished during the first half of ...

Historiography, Greco-Roman

Eric M. Orlin

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Greco-Roman HistoriographyIntroductionThe practice of writing history in the ancient world differed markedly from the practices employed by historians...


Billie Jean Collins

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-09-30

Hittites Introduction The Hittites are a civilization that ruled in Anatolia (the peninsula now occupied by the modern nation of Turkey) in the...

Holy Spirit

John R. Levison, Volker Rabens

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Holy Spirit Introduction In the opening words of Scripture, the Spirit or wind of God hovers over the creative void, brooding perhaps like a mo...

Honor and Shame

John J. Pilch

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Honor and Shame Introduction Anxiety, shame (along with its correlative, honor), and guilt are three control patterns of human personality that...

Hosea, Book of

Carol Dempsey

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Book of HoseaIntroductionThe book of Hosea, a minor prophet, is part of the Book of the Twelve. A highly complex and rhetorically rich text, the book’...

Idol/Idolatry (HB/OT)

Aaron Tugendhaft

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Idol/Idolatry (HB/OT)IntroductionThe Hebrew Bible has often been characterized as concerned with the problem of idolatry. The term itself is of Greek ...

Imperial Cult and Early Christianity

Warren Carter

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Imperial Cult and Early Christianity Introduction The imperial cult or emperor worship honored the emperor during his reign (common in the east...

Infancy Gospel of Thomas

Robert Cousland

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2020-04-22

Infancy Gospel of ThomasIntroductionThe so-called Infancy Gospel of Thomas (IGT) or Paidika is an apocryphal document that narrates episodes from Jesu...

Interpretation and Hermeneutics

Stephen L. Cook

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Interpretation and Hermeneutics Introduction The Bible is an all-time best-seller, but readers have always struggled to understand it, inte...


Marvin A. Sweeney, Kevin Tolley

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

IsaiahIntroductionThe book of Isaiah is the first of the major prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible, although rabbinic tradition sometimes places it th...

Israel, History of

Marc Brettler

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

History of Israel Introduction The history of Israel has become a highly contentious issue. Through much of the 20th century, most histories ...


Bruce Chilton

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

JAMES, the brother of JesusIntroductionWithin the New Testament, a figure named “James,” an English rendering that represents “Jacob” from Hebrew and ...


Marvin A. Sweeney, Shelley Birdsong

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

JeremiahIntroductionThe Book of Jeremiah is the second of the major prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible, although Rabbinic tradition sometimes places ...


Dan Pioske

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

JerusalemIntroductionJerusalem is the most important location in the Bible and the most researched within the realm of biblical studies. Already a Can...

Jesus of Nazareth

Pierluigi Piovanelli

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Jesus of Nazareth Introduction In modern and contemporary research, the study of the historical figure of Jesus of Nazareth has become a spec...

Jewish Christianity

Annette Yoshiko Reed

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Jewish Christianity Introduction “Jewish Christianity” is a modern scholarly category. In 19th- and early-20th-century scholarship, this and r...

Jewish Festivals

Alan Avery-Peck

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Jewish FestivalsIntroductionThe topic of Jewish holidays covers diverse historical periods, from biblical times until the present, and also diverse me...


Carol Newsom

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Job Introduction The book of Job is one of the wisdom writings in the Hebrew Bible. In the Jewish canon it is placed with the Kethubim (“Writ...

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