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God, Greco-Roman

Alexander Millington

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

God, Greco-RomanIntroductionThe study of Greco-Roman divinity encompasses all of the many elements that make up a Greco-Roman god. These include stori...

God, Son of

Michael Peppard

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Son of GodIntroductionThe title “Son of God” is most commonly associated with Jesus of Nazareth. In addition to being called “Lord” and “Christ,” Jesu...

Gospels

Andrew Gregory

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Gospels Introduction In Christian usage, the word “gospel” first referred to the proclamation of good news about Jesus. By sometime in the 2nd...

Gospels, Apocryphal

James Keith Elliott

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Apocryphal Gospels Introduction The title “apocryphal gospels” conventionally applies to certain early Christian or Gnostic texts that are wr...

Great, Herod the

Adam Kolman Marshak

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Herod the GreatIntroductionHerod the Great, king of Judaea from 40–4 bce, stood at multiple political and cultural crossroads. Rising to power as an I...

Greco-Roman World, Associations in the

John S. Kloppenborg

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Associations in the Greco-Roman WorldIntroductionLife in the cities and towns of the Hellenistic and Roman periods was organized around two poles: the...

Greek Language

Stanley E. Porter

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Greek Language Introduction The New Testament, apart from a few words in Aramaic and Hebrew, is written in a form of the Greek language used t...

Hagar

Nyasha Junior

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

HagarIntroductionHagar is a biblical character in the book of Genesis. She has an important role as wife of Abram/Abraham and mother of Ishmael. As su...

Heaven

J. Edward Wright

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Heaven Introduction Speculation on heaven and the afterlife has been a central feature of the human religious imagination since the dawn of hu...

Hebrew Bible, Biblical Law in the

Stephen C. Russell

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Biblical Law in the Hebrew BibleIntroductionBy word count alone, biblical law comprises a vast proportion of the first five books of the Bible; a sign...

Hebrew Language

Jeremy M. Hutton

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Hebrew Language Introduction The Hebrew language is a member of the Semitic language family and thus related (somewhat distantly) to Akkadian, ...

Hebrews

Ellen B. Aitken

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Hebrews Introduction The New Testament writing known as the Epistle (or “Letter”) to the Hebrews poses many challenges to its interpreters, d...

Hell

Meghan Henning, Carol Newsom

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Hell Introduction The mention of hell usually invokes imagery of a fiery place, below the earth, in which the wicked are tortured for eternity...

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...

Hittites

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’...

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