The Maccabean Martyrs' strict dietary laws helped to trigger a political revolt. Dr. Nicole J. Ruane examines the practicalities and symbolism of this prohibition, which endures in Judaism and Islam ... Read more
For more on the topic of our latest "Focus On", see Eve Levavi Feinstein's article "Purity Laws" from The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics.
In our ongoing series, OBSO interviews Jorunn Økland, theologian and gender studies expert, discusses the outcome of a groundbreaking five-year study on women's interpretations and appropriations of Biblical text.
Dale W. Manor (Harding University) provides the archaeological history a settlement from its Bronze Age origins to the Byzantine era.Read More
R.B. Parkinson's landmark translation of the Tale of Sinuhe and other masterpieces of ancient Egypt is now available online for the first time. Featuring adventure stories, dialogues on life and death, ruminations on the problem of suffering, and teachings about the nature of wisdom and virtue, this collection explores many of the themes that are also essential to Biblical literature.
This feature allows you to scroll through the tables of contents for each of the major reference works on Oxford Biblical Studies Online, including The Oxford Companion to the Bible and the new Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible.
This list of the books of the Bible includes their respective commentaries from the following sources: Oxford Bible Commentary, New Oxford Annotated Bible (NRSV), Oxford Study Bible (REB), Jewish Study Bible (TANAKH), Catholic Study Bible (NAB), and the Access Bible (NRSV).