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Judaism and Hellenism

In Jesus’ own lifetime Judaism was Hellenized because Hellenism part of the landscape for 300 years already.

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Love as Strong as Death

Song of Songs 8:6-7 compares love with death and fire, serving as a culmination of the book’s exploration of human love or, for some, as a clue to the presence of the divine.

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Mary and Martha

In the Gospels, the sisters Mary and Martha are mentioned only in Luke and John, but they figure prominently in many early and medieval Christian traditions.

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Ancient Hazor, the largest archaeological mound in the southern Levant, is an extensively excavated major Bronze Age (Canaanite) and Iron Age (Israelite) settlement.

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Bible Odyssey: People, Places, and Passages

Explore the fascinating origins of the Bible and its eventful history. On Bible Odyssey, the world’s leading scholars share the latest historical and literary research on key people, places, and passages of the Bible.

New Testament writings were read in churches early on but were not generally called "scripture" until the end of the second century C.E.

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