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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...

Prophets

Stephen Breck Reid

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Prophets Introduction “Prophets,” “prophecy,” and “prophetic” are the three words that form the core of this research area. Prophets interpret...

Proverbs

Timothy J. Sandoval, Joseph McDonald

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

ProverbsIntroductionUp to 2000, it was common to hear of the relative neglect of the study of Proverbs and Wisdom literature in biblical studies. Thos...

Psalms

Stephen Breck Reid, Rebecca Poe Hays

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

PsalmsIntroductionThe location of a book in the canon gives the reader clues to the genre and interpretation of the book. The Jewish canon places the ...

Pseudepigraphy, Early Christian

John W. Marshall

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Pseudepigraphy, Early ChristianIntroductionPseudepigraphy, or the false ascription of authorship, was widely known in Antiquity. The modern term “pseu...

Q

John S. Kloppenborg

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Q Introduction The Sayings Gospel Q, or “Q,” is a hypothetical document posited by the dominant solution to the Synoptic Problem, the Two D...

Qumran/Dead Sea Scrolls

Carol Newsom

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Qumran/Dead Sea Scrolls Introduction The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947–1948 has rightly been called the most important archaeol...

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...

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