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Kings, 1 and 2

Gary N. Knoppers, Jonathan S. Greer

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

1 and 2 Kings Introduction The biblical books of 1 and 2 Kings provide a theological history of the monarchy from the 10th to the early 6...

Kingship

Mark W. Hamilton

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

KingshipIntroductionKingship is an ancient institution, originating in the 4th millennium bce (or perhaps even slightly earlier) as small-scale societ...

Lamentations

Robert Williamson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

LamentationsIntroductionThe book of Lamentations expresses the humiliation, suffering, and despair of Jerusalem and her people following the destructi...

Letters, Johannine

Urban von Wahlde

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Johannine LettersIntroductionThe “Johannine letters” consist of three documents almost universally associated with the Gospel of John. They are often ...

Letters, Pauline

Magnus Zetterholm

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Pauline Letters Introduction Thirteen letters in the New Testament bear the name of Paul, a Jewish follower of Jesus of Nazareth, who probably ...

Levi/Levittes

John R. Spencer

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Levi/LevitesIntroductionThe Hebrew Bible introduces Levi as one of the twelve sons of Jacob (Genesis 29:34), and hence the “father” of one of the trib...

Levitical Cities

John R. Spencer

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Levitical CitiesIntroductionThe story told in the biblical text is that when land is distributed to the ancient Israelite tribes in Joshua (13–19), th...

Leviticus

Jeffrey Stackert, Samuel L. Boyd

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Leviticus Introduction The book of Leviticus is part of the priestly source of the Pentateuch and not in itself a discrete literary unit. Set a...

Literacy, New Testament

Chris Keith

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Literacy, New TestamentIntroductionAlthough various New Testament texts reflect the importance of literacy and illiteracy in early Christianity (for e...

Literature, Apocalyptic

Greg Carey

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Apocalyptic Literature Introduction “Apocalyptic literature” refers to the ancient Jewish and Christian documents that share common concerns, t...

Lord’s Prayer

John Yieh

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Lord’s PrayerIntroductionThe Lord’s Prayer is a model prayer that Jesus taught his disciples to say as a group (Luke 11:2a, b). It reflects Jesus’ con...

Luke, Gospel of

Christopher R. Matthews

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Gospel of Luke Introduction The Gospel of Luke provides a narrative account of the birth of Jesus, his public activities in Galilee and Judea, ...

Maccabean Revolt

Dov Gera

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Maccabean Revolt Introduction In 167 bce the Seleucid king Antiochus IV Epiphanes (reign from 175–164 bce) ordered the religious persecution o...

Maccabees, 1–4

Jan W. van Henten

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

1–4 MaccabeesIntroductionSeveral ancient versions of the Old Testament contain four books named after the Maccabees, which are not part of the Hebrew ...

Man, Son of

Benjamin Reynolds

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Son of ManIntroductionJesus’ use of the phrase “the Son of Man” (ho huios tou anthrōpou) in reference to himself has long been a conundrum for critica...

Manasseh, King of Judah

Robert L. Foster

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Manasseh, King of Judah Introduction The portrayal of Manasseh in the biblical tradition presents differing views of his reign. 2 Kings 21:1–1...

Manasseh, Tribe/Territory

Robert L. Foster

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

Manasseh, Tribe/Territory Introduction Manasseh is one of two eponymous tribes named after the sons of Joseph (the other is Ephraim) and shoul...

Mark, Gospel of

James Keith Elliott

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Gospel of Mark Introduction Of the four canonical gospels, Mark seems to have been neglected in Antiquity, despite the tradition of Papias t...

Martyrdom

Jan W. van Henten

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

MartyrdomIntroductionMartyrdom in the Greco-Roman period is a scholarly construct. Which writings are relevant sources depends on the definition of ma...

Mary

Carly Daniel-Hughes

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Mary Introduction Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus, has inspired some of the Christian tradition’s most majestic art, architecture, and m...

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