Polytheistic Rome

Temples in Rome honored gods from places as far away as Syria and Egypt.

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Homosexuality in the New Testament

The only clear reference to same-sex sexual activity and same-sex orientation is in Romans. 

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The biblical vision for justice hinged on the belief that God had acted in history to liberate the people of Israel from Egypt. 

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Peter and Paul

Biblical texts show Peter and Paul in conflict, yet traditions views them both favorably.

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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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Who or what is Asaph in the Psalms?

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