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Jubilees, Book of

John C. Endres

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Book of Jubilees Introduction The Book of Jubilees is a Jewish book from the 2nd century bce that presents the narrative of Genesis and Exodus ...

Judaism, Hellenistic

Lester L. Grabbe

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Hellenistic JudaismIntroductionThe term “Hellenistic Judaism” is a conventional one, long used, but a misnomer according to many contemporary scholars...

Judaism, Rabbinic

Rivka Ulmer

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Rabbinic Judaism Introduction The origins of rabbinic Judaism are found in the many Judaisms that coexisted during the Second Temple period...

Judaism, Second Temple

Annette Yoshiko Reed

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Second Temple Judaism Introduction “Second Temple Judaism” is a common designation for the Jewish traditions that flourished between the return...

Judas, Gospel of

John Turner

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Gospel of Judas Introduction We possess the Gospel of Judas as the third treatise in a single fourth-century papyrus codex, or bound book, wri...

Jude, Epistle of

Peter H. Davids

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Epistle of JudeIntroductionJude or Judas is both an individual who lived in the 1st century and the letter attributed to that individual. The letter d...

Judges, Book of

Gregory Mobley, Joanna Kline

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Book of JudgesIntroductionThis frontier epic located among the former prophets in the Jewish Bible and the historical books in the Old Testament of th...

Judith, Book of

Lawrence Wills

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Book of JudithIntroductionJudith is one of the books of the Apocrypha, the Jewish texts that were included in the Catholic and Orthodox Old Testaments...

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, ...

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