El Mac, Retna, Kofie (artists), Justice, 2010. Spraypainted mural at Vine and Sunset in Hollywood, CA.

Let Justice Roll Down

Amos 5-6 contains some of the most moving poetry in the Hebrew Bible and strongly denounces religious hypocrisy and economic inequality.

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Gustave Courbet, Funeral at Ornans, 1849. Oil on canvas, Musee d’Orsay, Paris.

Lord Is My Shepherd

Psalm 23 is the well-known song of trust that begins “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want” (KJV).

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Philippi was a Roman colony in northeastern Greece where Paul founded his first Christian congregation in Europe.

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Francesco Bacchiacca, Joseph Pardons His Brothers, circa 1515. Oil on panel, National Gallery, London.


Joseph, son of the patriarch Jacob, dream interpreter and first minister of Egypt, is the hero of a story in the biblical book of Genesis.

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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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When did Jews begin the practice of burying the dead in individual sarcophagi?

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