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Asceticism

Richard Finn

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Asceticism Introduction Asceticism may be defined as the voluntary abstention for philosophical or religious reasons from physical goods that a...

Astrology and Astronomy

John M. Steele

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Astrology and Astronomy Introduction The interconnected sciences of astronomy and astrology were widely practiced across the ancient cultures ...

Athaliah

Hye Kyung Park

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

AthaliahIntroductionThree Athaliahs appear in the biblical texts: the son of Jeroham (1 Chronicles 8:26), a descendent of Elam (Ezra 8:7) and the quee...

Atonement

Stephen Finlan

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

AtonementIntroductionTheological usage of the term “atonement” refers to a cluster of ideas in the Old Testament that center on the cleansing of impur...

Augustus

Daniel Schowalter

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

AugustusIntroductionIn 1985, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill remarked, “The task of surveying the bibliography on Augustus is impossible” (Journal of Roman Stu...

Baptism

Everett Ferguson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Baptism Introduction Baptism was the central rite in the ceremonies of initiation into the Christian church. It required faith, and so was norm...

Barnabas, The Epistle of

David Lincicum

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

The Epistle of BarnabasIntroductionThe Epistle of Barnabas is an early Christian tractate from the period just after the New Testament that evinces co...

Benefaction/Patronage

Zeba Crook

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-07-28

Benefaction/Patronage Introduction Patronage is a term with many connotations. Used in modern political settings, it is evidence of corruption...

Biblical Criticism

Daniel J. Harrington

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Biblical CriticismIntroductionThe term “biblical criticism” refers to the process of establishing the plain meaning of biblical texts and of assessing...

Biblical Studies, Cognitive Science Approaches in

István Czachesz

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Cognitive Science Approaches in Biblical StudiesIntroductionSince the mid-2000s, cognitive science approaches have been used in biblical studies. Cogn...

Caesarea Maritima

Leslie J. Hoppe

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Caesarea Maritima Introduction Caesarea Maritima was a port city built by Herod the Great in 22 bce on the site of the Hellenistic period anch...

Canaanites

Ann E. Killebrew

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

CanaanitesIntroductionThe Canaanites are best known from the biblical accounts that portray them as a hostile, pre-Israelite indigenous population res...

Canon, Biblical

Lee Martin McDonald

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Biblical CanonIntroductionA biblical canon is the collection of books that comprise the sacred scriptures or Bibles of Jews and Christians. The study ...

Ceramics

S. Rebecca Martin

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Ceramics Introduction Ceramics offer insights into human behaviors, technologies, and economies in a way that is currently unmatched by any ot...

Cherubim

Raanan Eichler

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

CherubimIntroductionCherubim (singular: cherub; Hebrew plural: keruvim; Hebrew singular: keruv) are marvelous, winged beings in the Hebrew Bible (see

Children in the Hebrew Bible

Julie Faith Parker

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Children in the Hebrew BibleIntroductionChildren pervade the Hebrew Bible and were an integral part of ancient societies, yet they were largely ignore...

Christian Apocrypha

Tony Burke

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Christian Apocrypha Introduction “Christian Apocrypha” designates non-biblical Christian literature that features tales of Jesus, his family, ...

Christology

David B. Capes

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Christology Introduction Christology refers to that branch of Christian theology concerned primarily with the person and work of Jesus. From t...

Chronicles, 1 and 2

Steven Shawn Tuell

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

1 and 2 Chronicles Introduction Although divided into two books in modern Bibles (a division dating to the Septuagint), Chronicles was orig...

Cities of Refuge

John R. Spencer

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Cities of RefugeIntroductionWithin the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament there is a provision for six cities of refuge (“cities of intaking” [ערי מקלט]), whe...

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