Installation of Gentile Cults by Antiochus IV (1 Maccabees 1:41-64)

advanced search…

Great Commission (Mark 16:14-20)

The Great Commission is the final moment of Mark before Jesus leaves His disciples ascending to the right side of God.  The discourse starts with reproaching the disciples' faith because they did not believe the witnesses who sow risen Jesus (Mark 16:14). Only after the reproach, he sends them...

72
Greek
91

Isaiah

2302
Hebrew
133

Latin: Basic Vocabulary (300 Most Frequent Words)

The exercise contains words that occur 300 times or more in the Bible. Mastering this vocabulary will give you an ability for basic reading of the Bible in the Latin language.

314
Latin

Aramaic: Frequency Vocabulary (19-10 Occurrences)

The exercise contains words that occur between 19 to 10 times in the Old Testament. Mastering this vocabulary will increase your ability for a more fluent reading of the Old Testament in the Aramaic language.

60
Aramaic
157

Eschatology (study of the last things)

Eschatology refers to the study of the ultimate climax or end of history. Among the primary topics are conceptions, such as the purpose of history, end times, second coming, judgment, death, hell, or eternal life. In recent times, three primary forms of eschatology have developed. The first...

89
Greek
109

Dissatisfaction with a woman (Deuteronomy 24:1-4)

Deuteronomy 24:1-4 outlines the regulations regarding divorce and remarriage in ancient Israel, with a particular focus on protecting the rights and dignity of women. The passage begins by explaining that if a man finds something indecent about his wife, he may write her a certificate of...

48
Hebrew
14

Aramaic: Frequency Vocabulary (20 And More Occurrences)

The exercise contains words that occur 20 times or more in the Old Testament. Mastering this vocabulary will give you an ability for basic reading of the Old Testament in the Aramaic language.

42
Aramaic
836

Hebrew: Frequency Vocabulary (19-15 Occurrences)

The exercise contains words that occur between 19 to 15 times in the Old Testament. Mastering this vocabulary will increase your ability for a more fluent reading of the Old Testament in the Hebrew language.

296
Hebrew
182

Hebrew: Frequency Vocabulary (29-20 Occurrences)

The exercise contains words that occur between 29 to 20 times in the Old Testament. Mastering this vocabulary will increase your ability for a more fluent reading of the Old Testament in the Hebrew language.

447
Hebrew
136

Holy War (Deuteronomy 20:1-20)

The term "holy war" refers to a sort of warfare that is dedicated to the purposes of the Lord.  God himself is also an active participant it this kind of war. The Old Testament does not use the term “holy war.” Instead, it was coined by the German scholar Friedrich Schwally in the early...

135
Hebrew
47

Love and Affection

Primary expressions for the word love in the New Testament are two nouns ἀγαπη and φιλία, including their cognates.  These words are present in various contexts, creating a vibrant semantic range. In the bible, there exist another two words for love ἔρως and στοργή that are however present in...

30
Greek
126

Song of Angels: Gloria in Excelsis (Luke 2:14)

Gloria in Excelsis refers to a short hymn that is pronounced by angels when the birth of Christ and savior was announced to shepherds. The name "Gloria in Excelsis" is based on the first three words from the verse in the Latin translation: "Gloria in excelsis Deo et in terra pax hominibus bonae...

10
Greek
165

Suffering of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 3:18-22)

The 1 Peter 3:18-22 is arguably the most challenging passage in the entire list and maybe in the entire New Testament itself. This Christological text might have contained fragments of an ancient hymn (among others in the list: 1 Peter 1:18-21; 1 Peter 2:21-25; 1 Peter 3:18-22; 1 Peter 5:5-9). It...

64
Greek
566

Mystery of True Godliness (1 Timothy 3:16)

This short hymnic passage of 1 Timothy 3:16 interrupts Paul’s address to Timothy with an exposition of “the mystery of true godliness.” This break is apparent by the change of personal pronoun from the second person (you) to the third (he) as well as also pointed by relative pronoun “which (ὃς...

21
Greek
208

Hymn of Peace (Ephesians 2:14-16)

Paul breaks his speech to the Ephesians in verses 2:14-16, and begins a short discourse that is composed as a hymn. This is well discerned by a change of the personal prepositions from the first person plural (we) to the third person singular (he). In this discourse, Paul brings to the...

31
Greek
486

Davidic Messiah (Psalms of Solomon 17:1-51)

This very famous psalm (among the NT scholars) describes a Davidic, messianic figure who will purge Jerusalem of Gentiles. The psalm is important for christology studies in that it unveils messianic hopes among some branches of early Judaism. It promotes a belief that the messiah would soon come to...

261
Greek
216

Surely God is good to Israel (Psalm 73)

Psalm 73 is one of the Psalms of Asaph (see 50 and 74-83). It is numbered as 73 in Masoretic numbering while in Septuagint and Vulgate the numbering it is 72. This psalm is raising a topic of prosperity of righteous and wicked people. For the author, as he observes, it seems like those who are...

144
Hebrew
35

Judge Ehud (Judges 3:12-30)

Ehud (אֵהוּד בֶּן־גֵּרָא, Ehúd ben Géráh) is the second judge who was sent by God to deliver the Israelites from Moabite domination resulting in peace lasting for eighty years. He is described as being left-handed and a member of the Tribe of Benjamin.  The judge is sent to the Moabite King...

141
Hebrew
30

Man and woman are one flesh (Genesis 2:24)

The content of this passage describes the establishment of the institution of marriage and the creation of a new family unit. It sets forth the foundational principle that when a man and a woman enter into the covenant of marriage, they are to leave their parents and become united, both physically...

16
Hebrew
37

Feeding of the five thousand (John 6:1-15)

In the Gospels, there are two separate miracle accounts of feeding the multitude. The first account, "Feeding of the 5,000", is recorded in all four gospels (Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:31-44; Luke 9:12-17; John 6:1-15). The second account, the "Feeding of the 4,000", with seven loaves of bread and...

108
Greek
80