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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...

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, ...

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...

Clement of Alexandria

Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Clement of AlexandriaIntroductionClement of Alexandria (Titus Flavius Clemens) was one of the most erudite Christian writers of the 2nd century. As li...

Clement, 2

Wilhelm Pratscher

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

2 Clement Introduction The text of 2 Clement has only survived in three manuscripts. The oldest one, the Codex Alexandrinus (A), ends at 12.5,...

Clothing

Alicia Batten, Antonios Finitsis

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

ClothingIntroductionClothing refers to skins or garments made from the manipulation of fibers or threads (i.e. woven, knitted, sprang, etc.) that cove...

Colossians

Jerry L. Sumney

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Colossians Introduction Colossians is often seen as a letter on the edge of the transition from Pauline to post-Pauline thought, being identif...

Conversion

Zeba Crook

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

ConversionIntroductionConversion is the sort of phenomenon that every person seems intuitively to understand, and yet an intuitive definition eludes u...

Corinthians, 2

Thomas D. Stegman

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

2 Corinthians Introduction Paul’s second (canonical) letter to the Corinthians is one of the undisputed Pauline epistles (i.e., scholars are i...

Cosmology, Near East

Kevin M. McGeough

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Cosmology, Near EastIntroductionThe terms “cosmology” and “cosmogony” are sometimes used inconsistently within Near Eastern studies. A cosmology is us...

Covenant

John Bergsma

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

CovenantIntroductionThe precise definition of covenant (Heb. b’rith, Gk. diatheke) is a matter of scholarly debate, but many contemporary scholars wou...

Covenant, Ark of the

Raanan Eichler

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Ark of The CovenantIntroductionThe ark of the covenant was, according to the Hebrew Bible (Oxford Bibliographies article in Biblical Studies “Biblical...

Crucifixion

John Granger Cook, David W. Chapman

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

CrucifixionIntroductionCrucifixion and related bodily suspension penalties were widely employed in Antiquity for the punishment of criminals and in ti...

Daniel

Carol Newsom

Subject: Biblical Studies »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Daniel Introduction The book of Daniel contains a collection of short narratives about Daniel and his three friends at the courts of pagan ki...

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