The Love Passage

In 1 Corinthians 13 Paul describes love that begins when one treats someone else's need as more important than one's own

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Judith’s name means “Jewess” and may represent the nation Israel as it struggles to keep its Jewish identity in the Greco-Roman world.  She uses her beauty and lies to seduce and decapitate the enemy general Holofernes, ensuring the safety of her besieged town

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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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Andrea Mantegna, Judas, 1455.


Judas Iscariot, the “betrayer” of Jesus described both as possessed by Satan and as acting according to God’s purpose, found his loyalty divided between his rabbi and the temple establishment.

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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.

 Ancient imprisonment was very different from what we know today

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