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The Book of Revelation: The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ

Christopher Rowland.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 7598 words.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, or the Apocalypse of John, has been extraordinarily influential in Christian life and theology. For example, because of the many hymns sung by the heavenly...

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Desire, Love, and Romance in the Hebrew Bible

J. Cheryl Exum.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Christianity; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 9298 words.

In the Hebrew Bible human sexual desire is, for the most part, constructed as male and as dangerous. In the patriarchal economy of ancient Israel, in which women were subordinated to men...

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The Pentateuch

Thomas B. Dozeman.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Christianity; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 10809 words.

The Pentateuch (“five books”) is the title for the first five books of the Bible in the Greek translation, known as the Septuagint (LXX). The more original title is the Hebrew, Torah,...

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Ugaritic and Biblical Literature

Mark S. Smith.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Christianity; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 11274 words.

The Ugaritic texts provide a rich resource for understanding the Late Bronze Age kingdom of Ugarit, located on the coast of Syria. The site has yielded about two thousand tablets in...

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William Blake and the Apocalypse

Christopher Rowland.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Christianity; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 8843 words.

William Blake (1757–1827) was a British artist, engraver, poet, and writer on theological themes. His illuminated books were the product of his technological inventiveness, and are...

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