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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...

Funerary Rites and Practices, Greco-Roman

Burkhard Backes

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-07-28

Funerary Rites and Practices, Greco-Roman Introduction A description of the typical Egyptian treatment of the body from death to interment dur...

Galatians

Mark D. Nanos

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

GalatiansIntroductionGalatians is central to Christian theology and to Christian conceptualizations of Judaism. Paul aggressively combats the notion t...

Galilee

Mark Chancey

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Galilee Introduction Galilee is a region in northern Israel bounded to the south by the Jezreel Valley; to the north by the mountains of Le...

Genesis, Book of

Victor H. Matthews

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Book of Genesis Introduction Genesis, the first book in the Pentateuch, was shaped by a variety of editors over a long period of time fro...

Gentiles

Terence L. Donaldson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

GentilesIntroductionThis article deals with the place of Gentiles (i.e., non-Jews) in biblical tradition, biblical studies, and closely related fields...

Gnosticism

Nicola Denzey Lewis

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Gnosticism Introduction The term “Gnosticism” can be utilized broadly, to characterize any religious movement based on an internal, individu...

God, Ancient Israel

Ryan Bonfiglio

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

God, Ancient IsraelIntroductionIn the Hebrew Bible, the term “God” (Hebrew ʾĕlōhîm or ʾĕlôah; Aramaic ʾĕlāh) typically indicates the supreme deity of ...

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...

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