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Questions about the book of Jeremiah or the prophet himself. Jeremiah lived through the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem.
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Questions about the general epistle of James.
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Questions about the book of the prophet Hosea or the prophet himself.
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Questions about the different roles and characteristics of men and women as described in the bible.
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Paul's second (preserved) letter to the church in Corinth.
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Questions regarding the short stories of Jesus known as the parables. They were common teaching devices in Jesus's era. Famous ones include the Prodigal Son, the Lost Sheep, and the Pearl of Great P…
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The book of Proverbs, one of the wisdom books of the Tanakh (Hebrew bible). Many of the short sayings are attributed to Solomon.
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Questions about the book of 2 Samuel. The book chronicles much of David's reign over the united kingdom of Israel. It was originally the second half of 1 Samuel, but was split when the Septuagint wa…
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The torah (Greek: Pentateuch) or five books of Moses consists of the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
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For requests for resources that help analyze the Biblical text in a specific way, or questions about how to use those resources.
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The second New Testament letter of the Apostle Peter.
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Questions about the family of Jacob (b'nei Yisrael, children of Israel) and/or the biblical nation of Israel.
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Places mentioned in the Biblical texts.
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a word or phrase not used literally, such as metaphor, hyperbole, euphemism, etc.
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the study of the significance, usage, and etymology of names. Questions about names of God should additionally be thus tagged.
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The book of Joshua. Joshua was the successor of Moses and led the Israelites during the conquest of Canaan.
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The immediate literary setting in which a text appears.
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Questions about the second letter of Paul to Timothy. Also one of the pastoral epistles, Paul wrote this letter shortly before his death. As his last letter, many consider it his most personal.
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A word occuring only once within a given context such as the works of an author or a single text. In Biblical Studies, the "context" is taken to be either the Hebrew Bible in its entirety, or the Gree…
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Questions about the temple in Jerusalem -- the first temple (built by Solomon and destroyed by Babylon), the second temple (destroyed by Rome), prophetic visions of the temple, and the temple to be re…
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Questions on biblical texts relating to the Christian teaching of the "Trinity", that one God exists in three "persons": Father, Son, and Spirit.
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The apostle Paul's first letter to the church in Thessalonica.
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The prophetic forerunner of Christ in the Gospels (not the Apostle John).
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The fixed and textually authoritative written form of the Hebrew Scriptures. Also the basis of many Christian Old Testament translations.
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the return to life of a being after death. In Biblical studies it is often associated either with the end of the age or with Jesus.
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Questions about the offerings commanded in the bible and performed in the temple. There were several types of offerings, some fully consumed on the altar and some not. In addition to certain animals…
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a book of love poetry attributed to Solomon. Its inclusion in the canon was controversial; in including it, the rabbis understood it to be speaking allegorically of the relations…
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Biblical texts addressing human sexuality.
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The study of the significance of biblical numbers.
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Questions about different translations/versions of the bible in general. Questions about the translation choices of a specific translation should use a version-specific tag.
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The study of how a text came to be placed in a Canon of Scripture. Questions about whether a text should be included in the canon are off-topic here.
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records of family descent. There are twenty five in the Hebrew Bible, typically tracing lineages from father to son(s).