Moab is so fascinating because its history reveals the complex identity politics in Israel’s outlying territories, which gave rise to a diverse array of biblical texts.

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What Is Reception History?

Reception history explores all the different ways that people have received and used biblical texts in all aspects of culture throughout history.

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Strong Woman

The concluding passage of Proverbs, which depicts a “woman of strength,” provides clues about women’s lives in biblical antiquity.

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Mary Magdalene

In the Gospels Mary Magdalene is portrayed as an important witness to and follower of Jesus and appears in extrabiblical literature as well; later interpreters associated her with sexual sin though there is no evidence for this in the Bible.

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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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