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Esther


Esther, the Jewish heroine of the biblical book that bears her name, bravely intervenes on behalf of her people to save them from destruction.

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Mary and Martha

In the Gospels, the sisters Mary and Martha are mentioned only in Luke and John, but they figure prominently in many early and medieval Christian traditions.


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Jordan River

In biblical tradition, the Jordan River serves as an important geophysical and symbolic boundary as well as a place for demonstrations of the Lord's power and for ritual immersion, or baptism.

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Isaiah

Isaiah was a prophet in ancient Judah between 740 and 700 B.C.E. who prophesied about the expansion of the Assyrian Empire and its threat to Judah.


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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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