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Koiné (from κοινή, "common") Greek was the form of post-classical Greek spoken and written in Hellenistic and Roman antiquity. It is the language of the Septuagint (LXX), Christian New Testament, and …
The language in which the Jewish Scriptures (Tanakh) -- or the "Old Testament" in Christian Bibles -- were written.
The first book of the Hebrew Bible which covers events from Creation to the start of Israel's sojourn in Egypt.
Investigation into the meaning or use of an individual word across a body of writing.
The fourth Gospel in the Christian New Testament that is attributed to John the son of Zebedee.
The life of Jesus as presented by Matthew. The gospel covers His virginal birth to His death and resurrection. Matthew also presents Jesus as the Lion of Judah and the fulfillment of prophecy. It i…
The first half of Luke's history of the church which, along with Acts, was addressed to a certain "Theophilus". The gospel of Luke covers the life of Jesus from his birth to his resurrection.
At points the Bible seems to display contradictions in parallel accounts or the understanding of a given concept. Questions with this tag are (usually) seeking a resolution to the (apparent) contradic…
Understanding the grammar of the source texts; this tag should be accompanied by the appropriate language tag.
the last book of the canonical New Testament. (This tag is NOT for questions about the revelation of God's will/plan/instruction in general).
Events in the Bible, the wider cultural background of those events, and the biblical text itself, all have a historical dimension.
The second book of the Hebrew Bible, starting with Israel in Egyptian slavery and ending with the building of the tabernacle in the desert.
The second half of Luke's history of the church, which was commissioned by Theophilus. It covers the actions of the Apostles from Christ's ascension to heaven to Paul's imprisonment in Rome.
The art/science of textual criticism attempts to reconstruct the oldest or original wording of a given text.
The book of Psalms, also known as "the Psalter", a collection of many poems and hymns from ancient Israel and Judah.
Particular philosophies and methodologies of textual interpretation.
The philosophical basis that grounds the work of translators. Questions about specific translation problems should instead be tagged hebrew, aramaic, or greek as appropriate.
unclear what a pronoun or other vague identifier refers to.
The letter to the Hebrews (NOT the Hebrew language or members of the Hebrew religion).
An account of the life of Jesus from his baptism to the discovery of his empty tomb. Generally held to be the earliest gospel, written by John Mark, and using Peter as a primary source.
Questions about prophecy and the contents of the books of the prophets in general. Questions regarding specific books should also be tagged with the appropriate book tag.
one of the founders of organized Christianity, and the author of several "letters" now found in the New Testament.
The Hebrew Bible (Biblia Hebraica) refers to the Jewish Tanakh. Questions about specific texts should only be tagged with the name of the text. This tag is reserved for questions related to a collecti…
Fourth book of the Hebrew Bible, and the fourth of five books of the Jewish Torah, covering most of the 40 years that Israel spent in the desert.
The second major part of the Christian Bible. Questions about specific texts should only be tagged with the name of the text. This tag is reserved for questions related to a collection of texts within…
The fifth book of the bible and the conclusion of the Torah (five books of Moses). Consists primarily of Moses's final instructions to Israel at the end of the 40 years in the desert. Ends with Mose…
Questions about the interpretation of a passage across different periods of history.
Leader and prophet of Israel from the exodus from Egypt to their entry into the promised land. Considered by Judaism to be the greatest of the prophets.
Third book of the Hebrew Bible and Jewish Torah, covering the early part of Israel's time in the desert and also containing instruction on priestly service, offerings, and other ritual matters.
Questions related to the four canonical gospels-Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Questions may refer to narratives unique to a gospel or shared between gospels.