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Revelation (Apocalypse)

Daniel J. Harrington

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Revelation (Apocalypse) Introduction The book of Revelation is an apocalypse or revelation (1:1) and a prophecy (1:3) in letter form (1:4)....

Romans

Mark Reasoner

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

RomansIntroductionPlaced first among Paul’s letters in the canon, Romans is often considered to be the most influential and comprehensive of these let...

Sacrifice

William K. Gilders

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Sacrifice Introduction “Sacrifice” is a word that evokes multiple meanings and connotations in modern contexts. When dealing with the Hebre...

Samaria/Samaritans

Reinhard Pummer

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Samaria/SamaritansIntroductionBoth in the Bible and in nonbiblical sources, the name “Samaria” occurs numerous times, either as the appellation of a c...

Samuel, 1 and 2

Graeme Auld

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

1 and 2 Samuel Introduction The books 1 and 2 Samuel tell the story of King David, founder of the line that would rule in Jerusalem for over fo...

Satan

Lynn R. Huber

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Satan Introduction The Satan of popular imagination, God’s cosmic archenemy and the source of evil, has a long and complex history. Although sc...

Scriptures

Vincent L. Wimbush

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Scriptures Introduction Used interchangeably with Sacred Book, “Scriptures” is the English-language term that is still popularly used to refer ...

Sects, Jewish

Eyal Regev

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Jewish Sects Introduction The term “Jewish Sects” usually refers mainly to the three religious “philosophies” (hieresis) introduced time and a...

Septuagint

Leonard J. Greenspoon

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Septuagint Introduction The term Septuagint (or LXX) refers to the oldest Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible and of other ancient Jewish scr...

Sermon on the Mount

Jonathan T. Pennington

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Sermon on the Mount Introduction There is no portion of the Bible that plays a more central role in the history of the Church than the Sermon o...

Sin (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament)

David Wright

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Sin (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament) ...

Sirach

Jeremy Corley, Bradley C. Gregory

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

SirachIntroductionThis article deals with a 2nd-century bce Jewish wisdom book, known variously as Ben Sira (its Hebrew name), Sirach (its Greek name,...

Slavery

John Byron

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Slavery Introduction Slavery was an accepted part of the world in which the biblical authors lived and wrote. It was a vital part of the emp...

Sojourner

John R. Spencer

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

SojournerIntroduction“Sojourner” is the frequent translation of the Hebrew term gēr (Hebrew gēr [גר]; plural gērīm [גרים]). This Hebrew term and its t...

Solomon

Mark W. Hamilton

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Solomon Introduction According to the Bible, Solomon was the third king of a united Israel, reigning in the latter half of the 10th century bc...

Solomon, Wisdom of

Daniel J. Harrington

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Wisdom of Solomon Introduction The Wisdom of Solomon (known as the Book of Wisdom in the Latin Bible tradition) is a book about wisdom—its ...

Song of Songs

Chloe Sun

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Song of SongsIntroductionThe Song of Songs has been deemed the most sublime song, the holy of holies, and the interpretive key that has been lost. Alt...

Succession Narrative

Andrew Knapp

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Succession NarrativeIntroduction“Succession Narrative” (SN; German Thronfolgegeschichte and similar terms) refers to a block of text in 2 Samuel and 1...

Synagogue

Anders Runesson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Synagogue Introduction The earliest evidence of synagogue institutions consists of two inscriptions and one papyrus text from mid- to late ...

Synoptic Problem

John S. Kloppenborg

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Synoptic Problem Introduction The Synoptic Problem is the problem of the literary relationships among the first three “Synoptic” Gospels. M...

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