Below is a list of vocabulary words with definitions pertaining to the biblical studies. Definitions have been referenced from the online dictionary at

  • exegesis

    critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text, especially of the Bible.
  • Hellenism

    the characteristics of Greek culture, especially after the time of Alexander the Great; civilization of the Hellenistic period.
  • monotheism

    the doctrine or belief that there is only one God.
  • pantheon

    the gods of a particular mythology considered collectively.
  • polytheism

    the doctrine of or belief in more than one god or in many gods.
  • predestination

    theology – the action of God in foreordaining from eternity whatever comes to pass. – the decree of God by which certain souls are foreordained to salvation.
  • pseudepigrapha

    certain writings (other than the canonical books and the Apocrypha) professing to be Biblical in character.
  • Septuagint

    the oldest Greek version of the Old Testament, traditionally said to have been translated by 70 or 72 Jewish scholars at the request of Ptolemy II: most scholars believe that only the Pentateuch was completed in the early part of the 3rd century b.c. and that the remaining books were translated in the next two centuries.
  • theology

    the field of study and analysis that treats of God and of God’s attributes and relations to the universe; study of divine things or religious truth; divinity.