Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online

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General Editors: David G. Hunter, Boston College, United States, Paul J.J. van Geest, Tilburg University, Netherlands, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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 The Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity focuses on the history of early Christian texts, authors, ideas. Its content is intended to bridge the gap between the fields of New Testament studies and patristics, covering the whole period of early Christianity up to 600 CE. The BEEC aims to provide a critical review of the methods used in Early Christian Studies and to update the historiography.

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Author(s): Kowalski, Beate
Zebulon (zebulon/zaboulwn) can be rendered as “gift.” It is the name of a son of Jacob, an Israelite tribe and a tribal territory in the time before the period of the Israelite kings and can mean a person, a group of people and a place. The term occurs 47 times in the Bible, quite often in the Old Testament and only three times in the New Testament, thereof twice in Matthew (Gen 30:20; 35:23; 46:14; 49:13; Exod 1:3; Num 1:9; 1:28f.; 2:7; 7:24; 10:16; 13:10; 26:22f.; 34:25; Deut 27:13; 33:18: Jos…
Date: 2020-09-21