Bible Odyssey Cruise 2020

See New Testament cities in the wider context of the Bible and religion in the Mediterranean world with distinguished biblical scholars 

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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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Judaism and Hellenism

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

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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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Love Passage






Paul probably never considered a marriage ceremony or vow of romantic love when he penned the now-famous words in 1 Corinthians 13.

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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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Royal Succession

The succession rules of kingship varied throughout the ancient Near East.

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