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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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supernatural or celestial beings that are intermediaries between God and people. Also referred to as messengers or the sons of God (bene elohim) in the Hebrew Bible.
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Questions about the book of the prophet Hosea or the prophet himself.
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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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a word or phrase not used literally, such as metaphor, hyperbole, euphemism, etc.
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Places mentioned in the Biblical texts.
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The second New Testament letter of the Apostle Peter.
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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 Tanakh prophet Zechariah, or the book by the same name (not the New Testament Zechariah, or the priest killed by Joash).
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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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Questions about the different roles and characteristics of men and women as described in the bible.
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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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Paul's second (preserved) letter to the church in Corinth.
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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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The immediate literary setting in which a text appears.
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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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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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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 apostle Paul's first letter to the church in Thessalonica.
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The study of the significance of biblical numbers.
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Biblical texts addressing human sexuality.
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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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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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The prophet Samuel, who led Israel before anointing Saul as the first king of Israel.
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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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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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Questions regarding Hebrew, Greek, or Aramaic idioms in the Biblical text and how they should be interpreted in light of the historical cultural or the canonical context.