Hymns in the New Testament

One of the defining markers of early Christian worship was the singing of hymns to Christ that praised him for his cosmic role in sustaining creation and providing salvation through his death and resurrection.

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The Destruction and Reconstruction of the Temple

The second temple, built on the site of the destroyed first temple, became the center of the Jewish community in the Persian period.

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Apocalyptic Literaturre

Bart Ehrman on the genre of apocalyptic literature in the ancient world.

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The Sign of the Beast

In Revelation 13, a cosmic battle between God and Satan (aka Rome) is all or nothing.

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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 book of Proverbs presents the ideal wife as an economic dynamo and a force to harness; her value is highlighted by comparison with Woman Wisdom and her counterpart, Woman Folly.

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