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New Testament, Rhetoric of the

Duane F. Watson

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Rhetoric of the New TestamentIntroductionRhetoric is the art of persuasion. In the Western world, its practice is rooted in Greece and Rome where the ...

New Testament, Social Sciences and the

Dietmar Neufeld

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Social Sciences and the New Testament Introduction Social-scientific criticism is the stage in the exegetical process that brings scrutiny ...

New Testament, Textual Criticism of the

James Keith Elliott

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Textual Criticism of the New Testament Introduction Textual criticism is concerned with documents written by hand. It is both a science an...

Numbers, Book of

Reinhard Achenbach

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Book of Numbers Introduction The book of Numbers is the fourth part of the Torah (or, in Greek, the Pentateuch). In the Mishnah and in the Talm...

Nuzi (Nuzi Tablets)

Mark W. Chavalas

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Nuzi (Nuzi Tablets)IntroductionMore than 6,500 cuneiform texts and fragments have been discovered in northeastern Iraq in the vicinity of modern Kirku...

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...

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