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Archaeology and Material Culture of Phoenicia and the Phoenicians

Gunnar Lehmann

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

Archaeology and Material Culture of Phoenicia and the PhoeniciansIntroductionThe Phoenicians are the population of ancient Lebanon during the 1st mill...

Art, Early Christian

Robin Jensen, Lee Jefferson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Early Christian ArtIntroductionMost scholars agree that Christian art first appeared around the end of the 2nd century or the beginning of the 3rd cen...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...

Children in the New Testament World

Amy Lindeman Allen

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

Children in the New Testament WorldIntroductionAt the turn of the 20th century, Clarence Herbert Woolston penned the words to the now famous children’...

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, ...

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