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Ancient Near Eastern Studies: Egypt  

Kenneth Kitchen

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article looks at the impact of ancient Near Eastern studies on biblical scholarship. Before 1800, no accurate first-hand knowledge of Egypt's ancient remains was available to compare ... More

Ancient Near Eastern Studies: Mesopotamia  

W. G. Lambert

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article discusses the impact of ancient Near Eastern studies on biblical scholarship, focusing on written remains of all kinds. Ancient Mesopotamia has yielded tens of thousands of ... More

Apocalyptic  

Philip Davies

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
In the Old Testament, apocalyptic literature (or simply ‘apocalyptic’, as the genre is often called) might not seem to occupy a prominent place. Only the book of Daniel falls into this ... More

Esther and Hitler: A Second Triumphant Purim  

Jo Carruthers

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
The Book of Esther tells the tale of a prime minister, Haman, who, through various political machinations, attempts to annihilate the Jews of the ancient Persian empire. Esther, queen of ... More

Exodus in Early Twentieth‐Century America: Charles Reynolds Brown and Lawrence Langner  

Scott M. Langston

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
The questions scholars are raising in regard to the biblical text are changing. With increasing frequency biblical scholars are asking, ‘What does the Bible do’?, in recognition that the ... More

Exodus in Latin America  

Paulo Nogueira

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article begins with a discussion of the Exodus in the Latin American Bible movement (Movimento Bíblico Latino-Americano) related to the Theology of Liberation. It then looks at the ... More

Ezekiel 1 and the Nation of Islam  

Michael Lieb

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
The first article of the Book of Ezekiel inaugurates one of the most profound events in Hebrew Scriptures. Extending well beyond the first article and reappearing later in the prophecy, ... More

From John's Gospel to Dan Brown: The Magdalene Code  

Robin Griffith‐Jones

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article considers the roles of women in which the New Testament bears witness. In Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, the claim that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married raised the ire of ... More

Gospels  

Richard A. Burridge

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
The basic question of what the gospels actually are from a literary point of view should have been one of the first things biblical scholars sorted out and agreed about. However, the ... More

Jewish Folklore and Ethnography  

Galit Hasan-Rokem

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
This article describes folklore as a unique form of cultural creativity and expression and discusses Jewish folklore through the ages and the scholarship of Jewish folklore. Folklore is a ... More

The Mythic Dimensions of New Religious Movements: Function, Reality Construction, and Process  

Diana G. Tumminia and R. George Kirkpatrick

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2009
This article argues that, despite the significant body of theoretical work that has been carried out by anthropologists and others, the mythological dimension of new religions has been ... More

The Passion Story in Literature  

Paul S. Fiddes

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Mar 2009
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Sep 2009
The story of the passion of Jesus Christ, in its earliest forms, was already shaped by interpretation. This was the story of a man – who had announced the coming of the Kingdom of God and ... More

Study of the Graeco-Roman World  

Peter Richardson

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article examines the impact of Graeco-Roman world studies on biblical scholarship. Classical language, rhetoric, philosophy, and culture have had a continuing impact on study of the ... More

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