While there are two different men named Lazarus in the New Testament—one in Luke and the other in John—their stories share some interesting parallels.

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Egypt was an important neighboring nation of Israel and it is frequently mentioned in the Bible, where it is presented in both positive and negative terms.

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Job's Last Words

Debate surrounds the last words uttered by Job in the book that bears his name.

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What are the Earliest Versions and Translations of the Bible?

Early versions and translations of biblical texts reveal textual differences and similarities.

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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.

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NEW! Sarcophagi

When did Jews begin the practice of burying the dead in individual sarcophagi?

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