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Places mentioned in the Biblical texts.
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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 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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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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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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Paul's second (preserved) letter to the church in Corinth.
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The immediate literary setting in which a text appears.
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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 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 set of letters written by the apostle Paul, as a corpus.
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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 Joshua. Joshua was the successor of Moses and led the Israelites during the conquest of Canaan.
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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 apostle Paul's first letter to the church in Thessalonica.
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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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The prophet Samuel, who led Israel before anointing Saul as the first king of Israel.
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For questions about Peter, disciple of Jesus, leader and "apostle" of the early church.
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Questions about Paul's letter to the Philippians.
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Questions about different translations/versions of the bible in general.
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Descriptions of celestial bodies and events whether used symbolically or historically.
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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 faith, belief, trust, confidence, fidelity, and/or faithfulness.
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The English Standard Version of the Holy Bible.
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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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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 relating to Matthew 5-7
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The fixed and authoritative written form of the Hebrew Scriptures.
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The study of the significance of biblical numbers.
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Questions about Jewish practice and interpretation as related to biblical texts.
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The original manuscripts of the Bible had little or no punctuation. Most of the time this has little effect on the meaning but sometimes it can cause confusion.