Paul and Race

How have scholars recently interpreted the issue of slavery in Paul’s epistles?

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Second Temple

The second temple in Jerusalem was the central place of worship for the Jewish people from ca. 515 B.C.E. until its destruction by the Romans in 70 C.E.

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Joseph in the Qur'an

The Bible and the Qur’an have a lot more in common than most people realize, including the story of Joseph—a soap opera-like tale of betrayal, adultery, sibling rivalry, and mistaken identity all rolled into one.

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The first chapters of Genesis contain two distinct accounts of creation. The second account focuses on the creation of humanity and has inspired imaginative and influential interpretations.

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Bible Odyssey: People, Places, and Passages

Explore the fascinating origins of the Bible and its eventful history. On Bible Odyssey, the world’s leading scholars share the latest historical and literary research on key people, places, and passages of the Bible.

The Bible we know took a long journey before it became the sacred text we recognize today.

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