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Academic Biblical Studies

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This is a subreddit mainly for discussion of early Judaism and Christianity—with a focus on Biblical texts, and other related literature (1 Enoch, the Dead Sea Scrolls, etc.)—in a scholarly context. Relevant topics include general exegetical issues, ancient languages and translation, the study of the historical Jesus, textual criticism, reception history of early Jewish/Christian literature, etc.

Academic Biblical Studies is a field just like any other in the humanities, with published literature having undergone peer review in line with secular academic standards.


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