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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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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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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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Augustine and Pelagius on the Epistle to the Romans

Mark Edwards.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible

January 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies; Religion in the Ancient World. 6045 words.

Perhaps no scriptural passage has divided the church so bitterly, or so often, as the ninth article of the Epistle to the Romans. Predestinarian readings take two forms, one of which...

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The Construction of Gender in the New Testament

Colleen M. Conway.

in The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender

November 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Christianity; Religion in the Ancient World. 8501 words.

This chapter begins with a brief overview of the theorists who have shaped gender analytical work on the New Testament, especially the application of gender theory in classical studies. It...

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Early Christian Apocryphal Literature

Stephen J. Shoemaker.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

September 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies; Religion in the Ancient World. 13041 words.

The apocryphal literature of early Christianity consists primarily of narrative traditions about the life and teaching of Jesus, his family, and his apostles, as well as letters,...

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The East (1): Greece and Asia Minor

Raymond Van Dam.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

September 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religion in the Ancient World. 8374 words.

The apostle Paul was primarily responsible for the initial introduction of Christianity in western, central, and southern Asia Minor and in the Greek peninsula. During the mid-first century...

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The East (2): Egypt and Palestine

David Brakke.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

September 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religion in the Ancient World. 9219 words.

Few if any regions in which ancient Christianity thrived capture the modern imagination in the same way as Palestine and Egypt, whose famous cities and equally famous desert regions...

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The East (3): Syria and Mesopotamia

Lucas Van Rompay.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

September 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religion in the Ancient World. 9627 words.

Syriac Christianity emerged in northern Mesopotamia, an area of encounter between various peoples and civilizations in which Aramean settlement began as early as the end of the second...

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