Human race
Ethnicity • Race • Racial Relations
Compton’s Encyclopedia
race and ethnicityAnthropology, the study of humans, has two basic divisions. Physical anthropology studies human evolution and human biological variation, while cultural anthropology considers the social aspects of human life, such as language, behavior, and beliefs. Both fields have sought to establish
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
race. A population distinguishable from others; a tribe or nation composed of people that derive from the same stock. (For the meaning “a contest of speed,” see athlete.) There are two primary considerations to be made when discussing the human races. One is biological, dealing with the processes of
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
ETHNICITYEven when done well, history writing presents its audience with a very finite cross-section of reality, a cross-section bounded finitely by the historian’s choice of sources and temporally by the history’s beginning and end. How do historians decide where to begin and end their histories, and
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ETHNICITY [גּוֹיgoy, גּוֹיִםgoyim; ἐθνικάς ethnikos, ἔθνος ethnos]. Ethnicity is used throughout the Bible in a variety of semantic contexts and rhetorical situations to indicate nations, groups of people, foreigners, Gentiles, and “others.” Throughout the different periods of biblical history,