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Israel from the Rise of Hellenisim to 70 ce  

Lester L. Grabbe

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article discusses Jewish history from the rise of Hellenism to 70 CE. The Hellenistic and Roman periods belong to what is often referred to as the ‘Second Temple period’ – a ... More

Israel to the End of the Persian Period: History, Social, Political, and Economic background  

J. W. Rogerson

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article discusses the social, political, and economic background of Israel to the end of the Persian period, based upon extra-biblical texts, archaeological discoveries, and ... More

Same-Sex Relations in the Biblical World  

Theodore W. Jennings Jr.

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Nov 2014
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Mar 2014
While the Bible is often understood to forbid same-sex love, a closer examination reveals a wide variety of forms of same-sex love that are presupposed and even celebrated in these texts. ... More

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