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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...

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 ...

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