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How Does the Hebrew Bible Relate to the ANE world?

The influence of ancient Near Eastern history and culture can be perceived within the pages of the Bible.



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Eden

Biblical Eden’s rich and complex fabric of interwoven themes and images grips the imagination with fundamental questions.



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First Creation

First Creation

The creation account in Genesis is a tightly organized story of the ordering of a chaotic cosmos, culminating on the seventh day with the Sabbath.

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History of the Alphabet

The alphabet gradually came to be used to write a number of languages, including the languages of the Hebrew Bible (Hebrew and Aramaic) and the New Testament (Greek).

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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. 

Follow the key ideas and discoveries that helped scholars unravel the Bible's secrets.

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