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Jerusalem

Jerusalem, the most prominent city in the Bible, is the source of historical debates and the object of religious devotion

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Pentecost

Acts 2:1-4 recounts the earliest Christians’ experience of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, accompanied by dramatic effects of wind and fire and the special ability to speak in other languages.

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Who Wrote the Bible?

Scholars propose that there were multiple authors of the Torah, whose works were composed independently and combined by a later editor.

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Philippi

Philippi was a Roman colony in northeastern Greece where Paul founded his first Christian community in Europe.

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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.

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Ekklesia

Why do most English Bibles translate “ekklesia” as “church”?

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