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Old Testament, Biblical Theology in the

Leo G. Perdue, Joseph McDonald

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Biblical Theology in the Old Testament Introduction The origins of modern Old Testament theology may be traced to the late 18th century, when G...

Old Testament, Social Sciences and the

Victor H. Matthews

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Social Sciences and the Old TestamentIntroductionThe aim of social scientific criticism, as a subfield of biblical exegesis, is to study the biblical ...

Orality and Literacy

Holly Hearon

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Orality and LiteracyIntroductionDefining “orality” and “literacy” is no easy task. Generally, “literacy” is understood as the ability to read and writ...

Parables

John S. Kloppenborg

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Parables Introduction The Greek term parabolē is used in several senses: It sometimes introduces a figurative saying or a cryptic remark that r...

Paraenesis

James Starr

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Paraenesis ...

Passion Narratives

Ellen B. Aitken

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Passion Narratives Introduction The term “passion narrative” is used primarily to refer to the accounts given in the canonical gospels of t...

Pastorals

Raymond F. Collins

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Pastorals Introduction The modern study of the Pastoral Epistles (1–2 Timothy, Titus) began in the first decade of the 19th century when Ge...

Paul

Jerry L. Sumney

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

PaulIntroductionPaul is one of the most important figures in the earliest church. Although he was not a follower during the ministry of Jesus, he came...

Paul's Opponents

Jerry L. Sumney

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Paul’s OpponentsIntroductionBeginning with some of the earliest, interpreters have sought to identify the teaching of those Paul opposed in his letter...

Pauline Chronology

Mark Reasoner

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Pauline ChronologyIntroductionPauline chronology, the chronological framework in which Paul’s life and letters are situated, is a significant prolegom...

Pentateuch

Thomas B. Dozeman

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Pentateuch Introduction The Pentateuch includes the first five books of the Hebrew Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteron...

Period, The "Persian"

Jenny Rose

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

The “Persian” PeriodIntroductionIn the context of biblical studies, the term “Persian period” is usually taken to refer to the time when the Ancient P...

Peter

Barry S. Crawford

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

PeterIntroductionThe literature on the apostle Peter, as it relates to the study of the New Testament and early Christianity, is vast. In addition to ...

Philippians

Jerry L. Sumney

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

PhilippiansIntroductionPhilippians is known for its expressions of joy. While it is written to a community with which Paul has good relations, the let...

Philistines

Carl S. Ehrlich

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

PhilistinesIntroductionThe Philistines were a people with roots in the Aegean or Anatolian world who settled on the southern coastal strip of Canaan a...

Philo of Alexandria

David T. Runia

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Philo of AlexandriaIntroductionPhilo of Alexandria, also known as Philo Judaeus or Philo the Jew, is the most significant representative of Hellenisti...

Poetry, Hebrew

F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp, Elaine T. James

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Hebrew Poetry Introduction The poetry of the Hebrew Bible makes up a central part of the scriptural heritage of Judaism, Christianity, and Isla...

Pontius Pilate

Warren Carter, Anna Bowden, Annelies Moeser, Kendi Mohn, Jill Engelhardt

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

Pontius PilateIntroductionPontius Pilate was the Roman governor of Judea (26–37 ce) who crucified Jesus. There is little information about his life pr...

Priest/Priesthood

Robert Kugler

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Priest/Priesthood Introduction The topic of priests and priesthood in ancient Israel and early Judaism focuses the concentration of biblical s...

Priestly/Holiness Codes

Jeffrey Stackert

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Priestly/Holiness Codes Introduction The pentateuchal Priestly source comprises portions of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and a small p...

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