The Sign of the Beast

Roman emperor worship was a prominent part of civic life in the Roman empire, but in Revelation 13:11-18 John casts it as worship stolen away from the one God, marking participants as Satan’s vassals.

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Covenant in the Hebrew Bible

In the Hebrew Bible, the covenant is the formal agreement between Yhwh and the people of Israel and Judah, in which each agrees to a set of obligations toward the other.

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Ancient Hebrew Scroll

The difference between the Old Testament, the Tanakh, and the Hebrew Bible

The (Protestant) Old Testament and the (Jewish) Tanakh share the same books, but our readings differ in language, punctuation, canonical order, and emphases.

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Naboth’s Vineyard

Textual, historical, and archaeological clues reveal that the prebiblical version of the vineyard story featured a smart queen and a rich Naboth.

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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.

Briefly united under David and Solomon, Israel in the north and Judah in the south were separate kingdoms for centuries, indicating strong differences between the two.

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