The Akedah in Jewish Tradition

The Akedah refers to the binding of Isaac (Gen 22) in Jewish tradition.

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Virgin Birth and What It Means

What is the theological significance of the virginal conception in the gospels?

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Ancient Iconography and the New Testament

Modern scholars differ on how texts and images convey ideas to audiences.

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Qumran - Cave 4

Dead Sea Scrolls Community

Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls, and what do the scrolls tell us about them?

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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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Mark 2:1-12

What is the context of Mark 2:1-12?

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