Sarah has some rather eyebrow-raising events in her life

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Mary in Latin America

The figure of Mary arrived with the Spanish conquest

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Does the Bible Relate to History?

Is the Bible historically accurate? How have the way people understood "history" and "truth" changed over time?

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The Cleansing (or Cursing?) of the Temple

How should we understand Jesus' actions in the Jerusalem temple in John's Gospel?

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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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Samaritan Woman

Is the story of the Samaritan woman symbolic?

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