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Cosmology, Near East

Kevin M. McGeough

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Cosmology, Near EastIntroductionThe terms “cosmology” and “cosmogony” are sometimes used inconsistently within Near Eastern studies. A cosmology is us...


John Bergsma

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

CovenantIntroductionThe precise definition of covenant (Heb. b’rith, Gk. diatheke) is a matter of scholarly debate, but many contemporary scholars wou...

Covenant, Ark of the

Raanan Eichler

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Ark of The CovenantIntroductionThe ark of the covenant was, according to the Hebrew Bible (Oxford Bibliographies article in Biblical Studies “Biblical...


John Granger Cook, David W. Chapman

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

CrucifixionIntroductionCrucifixion and related bodily suspension penalties were widely employed in Antiquity for the punishment of criminals and in ti...


Carol Newsom

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Daniel Introduction The book of Daniel contains a collection of short narratives about Daniel and his three friends at the courts of pagan ki...

Daniel, Additions to

Amanda Davis Bledsoe

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Additions to DanielIntroductionThe Additions to Daniel comprise three additional literary texts that are not found in the Hebrew-Aramaic version of th...


Victor H. Matthews, Dan Pioske

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

DavidIntroductionFew persons mentioned in the biblical text have had as much influence on later traditions as has David. This complex biblical charact...

Death and Burial

Christopher B. Hays

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Death and Burial Introduction The present bibliography is structured according to a comparative approach to death and burial in the Hebrew Bib...


Matthew Goff, Blake Jurgens, Emily Olsen

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

DemonsIntroductionThe term “demon” is used to describe a wide variety of spiritual beings. The word derives from the Greek term daimōn, which refers t...

Deuteronomistic History

Gary N. Knoppers, Jonathan S. Greer

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Deuteronomistic History Introduction The Deuteronomistic History (DH) is a modern theoretical construct holding that behind the present for...


Stephen L. Cook

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Deuteronomy Introduction Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It stands last in the section known as the books ...

Diaspora in the New Testament

Shively Smith, Zoë Towler

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2022-02-21

Diaspora in the New TestamentIntroductionDiaspora in critical studies of the New Testament is evolving as a varied scholarly conversation. Some schola...


Taras Khomych, Alistair C. Stewart

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

DidacheIntroductionThe Didache, while not among the canonical writings of the New Testament, is widely agreed to be at least roughly contemporary with...

Divination and Omens

Ulla Koch

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2021-11-23

Divination and OmensIntroductionDivination is a universal phenomenon; it is found in virtually all cultures, and it was ubiquitous in the ancient worl...

Domestic Architecture, Ancient Israel

Carol Meyers

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Domestic Architecture, Ancient Israel Introduction Since the advent of agriculture, all humans have lived in built environments, and tradition...

Early Christianity

Gerhard A. van den Heever

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Early Christianity Introduction The study of early Christianity overlaps with closely related fields of study such as New Testament canonical ...


Timothy J. Sandoval

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Ecclesiastes/Qohelet Introduction As Carol Newsom remarks in her review of scholarship on Ecclesiastes (Qohelet), in discussions of the history...

Economics and Biblical Studies

Paul Oslington

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Economics and Biblical StudiesIntroductionIn recent years, cultural anthropology, sociology, and psychology have been added to the tool kit of the his...


Ernst Axel Knauf, Robin M. Brown

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

EdomIntroductionEdom was an Iron Age kingdom in southern Jordan and beyond. At the zenith of its territorial expansion in the first half of the 6th ce...

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...

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