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Ancient Versions and Textual Transmission of the Old Testament

Gerard J. Norton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

February 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Religion in the Ancient World; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Christianity. 11908 words.

This article first gives a schematic outline of the history of the Hebrew text in four stages. It then presents the elements that readers will meet in modern editions of that text. These...

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Ancyra

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Classical Studies.

Among the more important early Church synods held here were those of: (1) 314, which dealt with the reconciliation of the lapsed and those who had committed other offences; and (2) 358, a...

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apologists, Christian

Wolfram Kinzig.

in Oxford Classical Dictionary

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Religion in the Ancient World. 563 words.

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Appian Way

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Classical Studies.

The principal road southward from Rome in classical times, named after the censor Appius Claudius Caecus, who in 312 bc built the section to Capua; it was later extended to Brindisi.

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Archaeology

John R. Bartlett.

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

February 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religion in the Ancient World; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Christianity. 8834 words.

This article discusses archaeology's impact on biblical scholarship, especially over the last two centuries. It describes the Christian pilgrims, explorers, travellers, map makers, and...

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Archaeology

John R. Bartlett.

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

February 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religion in the Ancient World; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Christianity. 4733 words.

This article discusses the contributions of archaeology to biblical scholarship. Biblical scholarship needs the archaeologist as it needs the anthropologist, the epigraphist, the...

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Archelaus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Biblical Studies.

Son of Herod the Great, who inherited the territory of Judaea, Samaria, and Idumea, but after popular disturbances was banished to Greece by the emperor in 6 ce.

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Areopagus

Theodore John Cadoux and P. J. Rhodes.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Early Christianity; Greek and Roman Law. 1034 words.

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Aristobulus

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An Alexandrian Jew, probably of the second half of the 2nd cent. bc, author of a commentary on the Pentateuch which is known only through quotations by Clement of Alexandria ...

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Artaxerxes

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Biblical Studies.

In Ezra 4: 7 etc. the reference is probably to Artaxerxes I, king of Persia 465–424bce, whose appointment of Nehemiah as governor in Jerusalem was probably to assist his ambitions against...

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