• Temple (the Second Temple)

    The central sanctuary in Jerusalem where God dwelt in the midst of God's people. The Second Temple constructed about 515BC was destroyed by the Romans in 70AD.
  • Textual criticism

    Reconstructing biblical texts by comparing and contrasting manuscripts and translations in order to establish the original wording and therefore the most authoritative text.
  • Theological narrative

    A story or series of stories designed to provide a religious interpretation of the events recounted and the faith understanding of the readers.
  • Torah

    The written Jewish Law, the central teaching of Judaism, which consists of the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures or Old Testament.
  • Tradition

    The process and content of handing on the Scriptures, teachings, liturgy and practices through the ages.