Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

In its original context, Leviticus 19:18 meant that you should treat your fellow Israelite properly, but it is part of a larger legal collection that also commands love of the stranger.

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Peter in Christian Tradition

Peter is in both gospels and letters, both sinner and saint, and authority figure. 

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Jesus, Lazarus, and Friendship

John’s Gospel notes that Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead and that Lazarus of Bethany was Jesus’ friend, a rare designation in the New Testament.

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Marisol Escobar, Niños sentados en un banco, 1994.

Biblical Marriage

Robert R. Cargill on whether or not there is a unified biblical understanding of marriage.

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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.

In biblical prophecy and poetry, the Jordan River evoked images of a harsh and difficult landscape, sometimes even viewed as a mythological enemy.

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