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Questions about Paul's letter to Philemon. This personal letter was written to Philemon on behalf of a converted, runaway slave name Onesimus.
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a first-century historian. He wrote four books about Judiasm and Israel's history. He is considered an important source for the Maccabean Revolt and Hasmonean Dynasty of Judea. He also spe…
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A literary technique where an author expects his audience to see additional meaning other than what a literal reading of the text conveys.
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The book of the Wisdom of Joshua ben Sira, AKA Wisdom of Sirach, AKA Ecclesiasticus, AKA Siracides.
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Questions regarding whether or not Biblical books are attributed correctly.
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the approach to interpretation by which "meaning" is discerned through clarifying the social conventions governing literary genre to which a given text belongs.
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Bilaam (or Balaam, depending on translation) was a non-Jewish prophet who was hired by Balak, king of Moav, to curse Israel. See Numbers 22-24.
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Questions about the existence of evil in a world created by a good God.
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The book of Tobit, part of the Catholic and Orthodox canon and regarded as apocryphal by Protestants.
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The theory that the Pentateuch was written by multiple authors many generations after Moses.
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For questions on "James, son of Zebedee", "James, brother of Jesus", and the author of the Epistle of James, which may all be the same person (traditional Catholic view), two different people (traditi…
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The theory that most, if not all, New Testament books were originally written in Aramaic. (This theory is disputed in academia.)
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