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Paul's Opponents

Jerry L. Sumney

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Paul’s OpponentsIntroductionBeginning with some of the earliest, interpreters have sought to identify the teaching of those Paul opposed in his letter...

Pauline Chronology

Mark Reasoner

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Pauline ChronologyIntroductionPauline chronology, the chronological framework in which Paul’s life and letters are situated, is a significant prolegom...

Pentateuch

Thomas B. Dozeman

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Pentateuch Introduction The Pentateuch includes the first five books of the Hebrew Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteron...

Period, The "Persian"

Jenny Rose

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

The “Persian” PeriodIntroductionIn the context of biblical studies, the term “Persian period” is usually taken to refer to the time when the Ancient P...

Peter

Barry S. Crawford

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

PeterIntroductionThe literature on the apostle Peter, as it relates to the study of the New Testament and early Christianity, is vast. In addition to ...

Philippians

Jerry L. Sumney

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

PhilippiansIntroductionPhilippians is known for its expressions of joy. While it is written to a community with which Paul has good relations, the let...

Philistines

Carl S. Ehrlich

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

PhilistinesIntroductionThe Philistines were a people with roots in the Aegean or Anatolian world who settled on the southern coastal strip of Canaan a...

Philo of Alexandria

David T. Runia

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Philo of AlexandriaIntroductionPhilo of Alexandria, also known as Philo Judaeus or Philo the Jew, is the most significant representative of Hellenisti...

Poetry, Hebrew

F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp, Elaine T. James

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Hebrew Poetry Introduction The poetry of the Hebrew Bible makes up a central part of the scriptural heritage of Judaism, Christianity, and Isla...

Pontius Pilate

Warren Carter, Anna Bowden, Annelies Moeser, Kendi Mohn, Jill Engelhardt

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

Pontius PilateIntroductionPontius Pilate was the Roman governor of Judea (26–37 ce) who crucified Jesus. There is little information about his life pr...

Priest/Priesthood

Robert Kugler

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Priest/Priesthood Introduction The topic of priests and priesthood in ancient Israel and early Judaism focuses the concentration of biblical s...

Priestly/Holiness Codes

Jeffrey Stackert

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Priestly/Holiness Codes Introduction The pentateuchal Priestly source comprises portions of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and a small p...

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...

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...

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