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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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In Judaism, an angel acting at God's direction to test or prove somebody; in Christianity, a fallen angel who rebelled against God and reigns over hell.
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Questions about the general epistle of James.
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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 family of Jacob (b'nei Yisrael, children of Israel) and/or the biblical nation of Israel.
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The timing/ordering of biblical events, which are not always described in sequence. What happened when?
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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 Joshua. Joshua was the successor of Moses and led the Israelites during the conquest of Canaan.
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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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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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The set of letters written by the apostle Paul, as a corpus.
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The immediate literary setting in which a text appears.
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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 about faith, belief, trust, confidence, fidelity, and/or faithfulness.
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The prophet Samuel, who led Israel before anointing Saul as the first king of Israel.
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The English Standard Version of the Holy Bible.
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Descriptions of celestial bodies and events whether used symbolically or historically.
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Questions about different translations/versions of the bible in general.
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Also known as the "Five Megillot" - a collective term for the books of Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, and Esther.
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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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For questions about Peter, disciple of Jesus, leader and "apostle" of the early church.
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The study of the significance of biblical numbers.
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Questions about Paul's letter to the Philippians.
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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.
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a prophet recorded in the books of Kings known for performing miracles and challenging the priests of Ba'al to a contest on Mount Carmel. The Tanakh does not record his death but reports that he asce…
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