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Colors in Greek

The ancient Greeks had a unique understanding of color, which differed significantly from modern perceptions. Rather than categorizing specific hues, they focused on describing colors based on qualities such as light, brightness, darkness, and saturation. This approach prioritized the qualitative...

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Food in the New Testament

Food in ancient Israel during its Hellenistic era, which spanned from the late 4th century BCE to the 1st century BCE, presents a fascinating blend of local and foreign influences. This period, marked by the conquests of Alexander the Great and the subsequent rule of the Ptolemies and Seleucids,...

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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...

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People names in the New Testament

The New Testament features an array of names that have had a profound influence on Western culture and beyond. These names are not only significant for their religious connotations but also for their historical and cultural impact. Here is a brief overview of some of the key names from the New...

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Groups and Classes of People in the New Testament

The New Testament era was a period of rich cultural diversity, marked by a mosaic of social classes, religious sects, and political entities. This tapestry of society set the stage for the rise of Christianity amidst various tensions and interactions among these groups. Religious and Cultural...

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Gemstones in the New Testament

In the tapestry of biblical narratives, the New Testament unveils a fascinating array of precious stones. These gems, particularly highlighted in the Book of Revelation, are not just ornamental but are imbued with profound symbolic significance. They are emblematic of spiritual truths, divine...

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