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Hymns in the New Testament

One of the defining markers of early Christian worship was the singing of hymns to Christ that praised him for his cosmic role in sustaining creation and providing salvation through his death and resurrection.

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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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Apocalyptic Literaturre

Bart Ehrman on the genre of apocalyptic literature in the ancient world.

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The Sign of the Beast

In Revelation 13, a cosmic battle between God and Satan (aka Rome) is all or nothing.



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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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Gematria
This article explores the Jewish practice of gematria and its most famous biblical usage: 666 (or 616) as Revelation’s “number of the beast.”

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