Hebrew Bible

Ketubah

What Is Ketubah? A ketubah (כְּתוּבָּה, “written thing”; pl. ketubot) is a Jewish prenuptial agreement. It is considered an integral part of a traditional Jewish marriage, and outlines the rights and responsibilities of the groom, in relation to the bride. In modern practice, the ketubah has no agreed monetary value, and is seldom enforced...

Textual Criticism

Textual Criticism Textual criticism is a branch of textual scholarship, philology, and literary criticism that is concerned with the identification of textual variants in either manuscripts or printed books. Scribes can make alterations when copying manuscripts by hand.[1] Given a manuscript copy, several or many copies, but not the original...

Authorship of the Bible

Authorship of the Bible This article is about modern scholarly approaches to the composition of the biblical texts.  Table I gives an overview of the periods and dates ascribed to the various books of the Bible. Tables II, III and IV outline the conclusions of the majority of contemporary scholars...

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Repentance in Judaism

Repentance in Judaism Repentance in Judaism known as teshuva (תשובה‎, literally “return”), is the way of atoning for sin in Judaism. According to Gates of Repentance, a standard work of Jewish ethics written by Rabbenu Yonah of Gerona, if someone commits a sin, a forbidden act, he can be forgiven...

Atonement in Judaism

Atonement in Judaism Atonement in Judaism is the process of causing a transgression to be forgiven or pardoned. In the Hebrew Bible In the Hebrew Bible the idea of atonement (Hebrew כפּרת kaphoreth) is connected with “covering.” In Rabbinic Judaism In Rabbinic Judaism, atonement is achieved through some combination of ...

The Fall of the Rebel Angels; right hand panel of Hieronymus Bosch's The Haywain Triptych, c. 1500

War In Heaven

War In Heaven The Book of Revelation describes a war in heaven between angels led by the Archangel Michael against those led by “the dragon”, identified as the devil or Satan, who are defeated and thrown down to the earth.[1][2] Revelation’s war in heaven is related to the idea of fallen angels, and possible parallels have been proposed in the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea...

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Jewish Mythology

Jewish Mythology Jewish mythology is a major literary element of the body of folklore found in the sacred texts and in traditional narratives that help explain and symbolize Jewish culture[1] and Judaism. Elements of Jewish mythology have had a profound influence on Christian mythology and on Islamic mythology, as well as on world culture in general. Christian mythology directly inherited many of the narratives from the Jewish...

Archangel Gabriel

Archangel Gabriel Gabriel (Hebrew: גַּבְרִיאֵל‎,’Gavri’el “God is my strength”‘, Ancient Greek: Γαβριήλ,’Gabriel’, Aramaic: ܓܒܪܝܝܠ‎, Arabic: جبريل, Jibrīl or جبرائيل Jibrāʾīl), in the Abrahamic religions, is an archangel. He was first described in the Hebrew Bible and was subsequently developed by other traditions. In the Hebrew Bible, Gabriel appears to the prophet Daniel, to explain his visions (Daniel 8:15–26, 9:21–27). Gabriel the archangel is also a character in other...

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List Of Angels In Theology

List Of Angels In Theology This is a list of angels in theology, including both specific angels (e.g. Gabriel) and types of angels (e.g. Seraphim). Note that some overlap is to be expected with the list of theological demons entry, since various traditions have different classifications for the spirits they...

Seven Archangels

Seven Archangels The concept of Seven Archangels is found in some works of early Jewish literature. Bible The term archangel itself is not found in equivalent in the Hebrew Bible, and in the Greek New Testament the term archangel only occurs in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and the Epistle of Jude 1:9, where it is used of Michael, who in Daniel10:13 is called ‘one of...

Toras in Istanbul Ashkenazi Sinagogue

Old Testament Wisdom

Old Testament Wisdom The didactic books constitute the third group of writings in the Old Testament. They teach man to organize his personal, earthly life in such a way that it will be blessed by God and by men, and may give him prosperity and peace of soul. The wisdom...

Wisdom In Judaism

WISDOM  Practical intelligence; the mental grasp which observes and penetrates into the nature of things, and also the ability skilfully to perform difficult tasks. The former faculty is intuitive, the latter creative. Hence the word connotes both deep understanding and artistic skill. Wisdom is at once a human and a...

Christians Religious Text

Christians Religious Scriptures From Hebrew Bible to Christian Bible: Jews, Christians and the Word of God. In his teaching, Jesus often quoted the Jewish Scriptures; after his death, his followers turned to them for clues to the meaning of his life and message. Some sacred texts form the cornerstone of a religion, instilling law, character...

Jabez’s Prayer

Jabez’s Prayer Book of 1 Chronicles 4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And...

Prayers From Old Testament

Prayers From Old Testament Abraham’s Intercession for Sodom & Gomorrah Genesis 18:23-33 23 Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? 24 What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare[a] the place for the sake of...

Ketuvim

What Is Ketuvim? Ketuvim (כְּתוּבִים‎ Kəṯûḇîm, “writings”) is the third and final section of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), after Torah (instruction) and Nevi’im (prophets). In English translations of the Hebrew Bible, this section is usually titled “Writings”.[2] Another name used for this section is Hagiographa. The Ketuvim are believed to have been written...

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