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The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden PDF Book By Catherynne Valente

The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden

  • Author: Catherynne Valente
  • ISBN Code: : 0553903101
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Page : 496 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 200 Readers
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A Book of Wonders for Grown-Up Readers Every once in a great while a book comes along that reminds us of the magic spell that stories can cast over us–to dazzle, entertain, and enlighten. Welcome to the Arabian Nights for our time–a lush and fantastical epic guaranteed to spirit you away from the very first page . . . Secreted away in a garden, a lonely girl spins stories to warm a curious prince: peculiar feats and unspeakable fates that loop through each other and back again to meet in the tapestry of her voice. Inked on her eyelids, each twisting, tattooed tale is a piece in the puzzle of the girl’s own hidden history. And what tales she tells! Tales of shape-shifting witches and wild horsewomen, heron kings and beast princesses, snake gods, dog monks, and living stars–each story more strange and fantastic than the one that came before. From ill-tempered “mermaid” to fastidious Beast, nothing is ever quite what it seems in these ever-shifting tales–even, and especially, their teller. Adorned with illustrations by the legendary Michael Kaluta, Valente’s enchanting lyrical fantasy offers a breathtaking reinvention of the untold myths and dark fairy tales that shape our dreams. And just when you think you’ve come to the end, you realize the adventure has only begun…. Praise for In the Night Garden “Cathrynne Valente weaves layer upon layer of marvels in her debut novel. In the Night Garden is a treat for all who love puzzle stories and the mystical language of talespinners.”—Carol Berg, author of Daughter of Ancients “Fabulous talespinning in the tradition of story cycles such as The Arabian Nights. Lyrical, wildly imaginative and slyly humorous, Valente's prose possesses an irrepressible spirit.”—K. J. Bishop, author of The Etched City “Astonishing work! Valente’s endless invention and mythic range are breathtaking. It’s as if she’s gone night-wandering, and plucked a hundred distant cultures out of the air to deliver their stories to us.”—Ellen Kushner, author of Thomas the Rhymer “Refreshingly original in both style and form, In the Night Garden should delight lovers of myth and folklore.”—Juliet Marillier, author of the Sevenwaters trilogy

Evocations of the Calf? PDF Book By Alec J. Lucas

Evocations of the Calf?

  • Author: Alec J. Lucas
  • ISBN Code: : 3110348039
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Page : 292 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 276 Readers
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This study proposes that both constitutively and rhetorically (through ironic, inferential, and indirect application), Ps 106(105) serves as the substructure for Paul’s argumentation in Rom 1:18–2:11. Constitutively, Rom 1:18–32 hinges on the triadic interplay between “they (ex)changed” and “God gave them over,” an interplay that creates a sin–retribution sequence with an a-ba-ba-b pattern. Both elements of this pattern derive from Ps 106(105):20, 41a respectively. Rhetorically, Paul ironically applies the psalmic language of idolatrous “(ex)change” and God’s subsequent “giving-over” to Gentiles. Aiding this ironic application is that Paul has cast his argument in the mold of Hellenistic Jewish polemic against Gentile idolatry and immorality, similar to Wis 13–15. In Rom 2:1–4, however, Paul inferentially incorporates a hypocritical Jewish interlocutor into the preceding sequence through the charge of doing the “same,” a charge that recalls Israel’s sins recounted in Ps 106(105). This incorporation then gives way to an indirect application of Ps 106(105):23, by means of an allusion to Deut 9–10 in Rom 2:5–11. Secondarily, this study suggests that Paul’s argumentation exploits an intra-Jewish debate in which evocations of the golden calf figured prominently.

Alterity and Identity in Israel PDF Book By José E. Ramírez Kidd

Alterity and Identity in Israel

  • Author: José E. Ramírez Kidd
  • ISBN Code: : 3110802228
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Page : 198 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 135 Readers
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The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world.

The Theology of the Four Gospels PDF Book By Mel Shoemaker

The Theology of the Four Gospels

  • Author: Mel Shoemaker
  • ISBN Code: : 144972924X
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Page : 476 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 581 Readers
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Biblical theology is the discovery and development of doctrine as found and emphasized by a specific book of the Bible. Instead of beginning with a subject and then searching the scriptures broadly to assemble what may be relevant and illuminate one’s understanding of that specific topic, biblical theology starts with a particular author and focuses upon a specific scriptural unit. The objective is to let the Bible speak for itself and discover what the original writer(s) wanted readers—or those listening to the reading—to understand. Therefore, New Testament biblical theology assists the student in understanding the distinctive doctrinal enrichment each book in the Christian canon brings to the collection of authoritative literature. The Theology of the Four Gospels is designed to engage an individual or group in a fresh study of the teachings of Jesus and the distinctive perspectives of the Four Evangelists—Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Even though everyone participating in the study is examining the same literature, the conclusions may vary widely, which may contribute to a very fruitful discussion. Why should one anticipate a variety of interpretations? Each person comes to the study of the Bible with prior opinions, judgments, and beliefs. These presuppositions have been formed by our culture (e.g., ethnicity, political, social, economic, and religious background), critical knowledge (educational background in history, literature, language, natural abilities, life experiences, and age), and character (moral values, belief in the supernatural, human immortality, accountability, rational choices, and spiritual maturity). This is the goal—to let the Four Gospels speak for themselves. The theological outcome may be tentative and provisional; however, the reader or student becomes engaged in the process of building a sound, personal theology and a steadfast, living faith in Jesus Christ.

Writing Architectures PDF Book By Hélène Frichot,Naomi Stead

Writing Architectures

  • Author: Hélène Frichot,Naomi Stead
  • ISBN Code: : 135013791X
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 264 pages
  • Genre : Architecture
  • Reviews : 314 Readers
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Architects and fiction writers share the same ambition: to imagine new worlds into being. Every architectural proposition is a kind of fiction before it becomes a built fact; likewise, every written fiction relies on the construction of a context in which a story can take place. This collection of essays explores what happens when fiction, experimental writing and criticism are combined and applied to architectural projects and problems. It begins with ficto-criticism – an experimental and often feminist mode of writing which fuses the forms and genres of essay, critique, and story – and extends it into the domain of architecture, challenging assumptions about our contemporary social and political realities, and placing architecture in contact with such disciplines as cultural studies, literary theory and ethnography. These sixteen newly-written pieces have been selected for this volume to show how ficto-critical writing can be a powerful vehicle for creative architectural practice, providing new opportunities to explore modes of writing about architecture both within and beyond the discipline. The collection represents a broad range of geographical and cultural positions including indigenous and non-Western contexts, and includes a foreword and afterword by important thinkers in the domains of architectural criticism (Jane Rendell) and cultural studies/ethnography (Stephen Muecke).

The Targums of Jonathan Ben Uzziel On the Pentateuch With The Fragments of the Jerusalem Targum From the Chaldee PDF Book By J. W. Etheridge

The Targums of Jonathan Ben Uzziel On the Pentateuch With The Fragments of the Jerusalem Targum From the Chaldee

  • Author: J. W. Etheridge
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Christian Classics Reproductions
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 530 Readers
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Excerpt from The Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan Ben Uzziel on the Pentateuch: With the Fragments of the Jerusalem Targum, From the Chaldee; Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy The holy Pentateuch opens with a sentence which combines the majesty and simplicity of a Divine oracle In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and th cart a sentence whose few but sublime words throw the first beam of light on the otherwise inscrutable mystery of existence, and lead us up to the foun tain and cause of created being, in God, its Author and End. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Life-Study of Numbers and Deuteronomy PDF Book By Witness Lee

Life-Study of Numbers and Deuteronomy

  • Author: Witness Lee
  • ISBN Code: : 0736350101
  • Publisher : Living Stream Ministry
  • Page : 593 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 847 Readers
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In the Lord’s recovery during the past five hundred years the church’s knowledge of the Lord and His truth has been continually progressing. This monumental and classical work by Brother Witness Lee builds upon and is a further development of all that the Lord has revealed to His church in the past centuries. It is filled with the revelation concerning the processed Triune God, the living Christ, the life-giving Spirit, the experience of life, and the definition and practice of the church. In this set Brother Lee has kept three basic principles that should rule and govern every believer in their interpretation, development, and expounding of the truths contained in the Scriptures. The first principle is that of the Triune God dispensing Himself into His chosen and redeemed people; the second principle is that we should interpret, develop, and expound the truths contained in the Bible with Christ for the church; and the third governing principle is Christ, the Spirit, life, and the church. No other study or exposition of the New Testament conveys the life nourishment or ushers the reader into the divine revelation of God’s holy Word according to His New Testament economy as this one does.

Fields of the Fatherless PDF Book By Tom Davis

Fields of the Fatherless

  • Author: Tom Davis
  • ISBN Code: : 143476656X
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 550 Readers
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In Bible times, God maintained a special provision for the less fortunate. As His people harvested their fields, they were instructed to always leave a portion of the crops for those in need. Today, God's heart continues to beat for the poor, the widows, and the fatherless. And as His children, our divine commission remains the same, a directive that's nothing less than the heart of the Christian message. Author Tom Davis encourages us to move beyond words and become Christ to those in need. Join Tom as he shares a journey from around the world and our own backyard as people's lives are changed through the power of compassion. Filled with remarkable stories of hope and mercy, Fields of the Fatherless will inspire you to love "the least of these," and discover the joy found in becoming the hands and feet of Christ, His way.

Hear Then the Parable PDF Book By Bernard Brandon Scott

Hear Then the Parable

  • Author: Bernard Brandon Scott
  • ISBN Code: : 9781451404180
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Page : 465 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 599 Readers
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Hear Then the Parable is an innovative literary-social reading of all the parables of Jesus.

Who Will Care for the Orphan? PDF Book By Wayne Lavender

Who Will Care for the Orphan?

  • Author: Wayne Lavender
  • ISBN Code: : 1630478571
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Page : 231 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 379 Readers
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This book is an important contribution for all United Methodists concerned that their denomination is approaching irrelevance. Within its pages Dr. Lavender offers a Biblical, Wesleyan and means-tested approach that both saves the lives of millions of orphans and vulnerable children and inspires evangelical hope for the church.

The Targum of Jonathan Ben Uzziel On the Pentateuch PDF Book By Luis Rafael Smith

The Targum of Jonathan Ben Uzziel On the Pentateuch

  • Author: Luis Rafael Smith
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Luis Smith
  • Page : 529 pages
  • Genre : Bibles
  • Reviews : 434 Readers
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Targum, (Aramaic: “Translation,” or “Interpretation”), any of several translations of the Hebrew Bible or portions of it into the Aramaic language. The word originally indicated a translation of the Old Testament in any language but later came to refer specifically to an Aramaic translation. The earliest Targums date from the time after the Babylonian Exile when Aramaic had superseded Hebrew as the spoken language of the Jews in Palestine. It is impossible to give more than a rough estimate as to the period in which Hebrew was displaced by Aramaic as a spoken language. It is certain, however, that Aramaic was firmly established in Palestine by the 1st century AD, although Hebrew still remained the learned and sacred language. Thus, the Targums were designed to meet the needs of unlearned Jews to whom the Hebrew of the Old Testament was unintelligible. The status and influence of the Targums became assured after the Second Temple was destroyed in AD 70 when synagogues replaced the Temple as houses of worship. For it was in the synagogue that the practice of reading from the Old Testament became widely observed, along with the custom of providing these readings with a translation into Aramaic. When Scripture was read aloud in the synagogue, it was translated aloud by a meturgeman, or professional interpreter (hence the name Targum), for the benefit of the congregation. The translator tried to reproduce the original text as closely as possible, but since his object was to give an intelligible rendering of the biblical text, the Targums eventually took on the character of paraphrase and commentary, leaving literal translation behind. To prevent misconceptions, a meturgeman expanded and explained what was obscure, adjusted the incidents of the past to the ideas of later times, emphasized the moral lessons to be learned from the biblical narratives, and adapted the rules and regulations of the Scriptures to the conditions and requirements of the current age.

Fortress Commentary on the Bible PDF Book By Matthew J. M. Coomber,Hugh R. Page Jr. ,Gale A. Yee,Cynthia Briggs Kittredge,Margaret Aymer,David A. Sánchez

Fortress Commentary on the Bible

  • Author: Matthew J. M. Coomber,Hugh R. Page Jr. ,Gale A. Yee,Cynthia Briggs Kittredge,Margaret Aymer,David A. Sánchez
  • ISBN Code: : 1451489706
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Page : 1750 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 273 Readers
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The Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha and Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testament present a balanced synthesis of current scholarship on the Bible, enabling readers to interpret Scripture for a complex and pluralistic world. Introductory articles in each volume discuss the dramatic challenges that have shaped contemporary interpretation of the Bible. Commentary articles set each book of the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha in its historical and cultural context, discuss the themes in each book that have proven most important for the Christian interpretive tradition, and introduce the most pressing questions facing the responsible use of the Bible today. The writers are renowned authorities in the historical interpretation of the Old and New Testaments, sensitive to theological and cultural issues arising in our encounter with the text, richly diverse in social locations and vantage points, representing a broad array of theological commitment—Protestants, Catholics, Jews, and others, and alive to the ethical consequences of interpretation today. A team of six scholar editors and seventy contributors provide clear and concise commentary on key sense units in each book of the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament. Each unit is explored through the lenses of three levels of commentary based on these critical questions. The result is a commentary that is comprehensive and useful for gaining insights on the texts for preaching, teaching, and research. In addition to the commentary essays on each book, the volumes also contain major essays that introduce each section of Scripture and explore critical questions as well as up-to-date and comprehensive bibliographies for each book and essay.

Reading the Bible Around the World PDF Book By Federico Alfredo Roth,Justin Marc Smith,Kirsten Oh,Alice Yafeh-Deigh,Kay Higuera Smith

Reading the Bible Around the World

  • Author: Federico Alfredo Roth,Justin Marc Smith,Kirsten Oh,Alice Yafeh-Deigh,Kay Higuera Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 151400187X
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Page : 156 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 464 Readers
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Who we are shapes how we read. Guided by an expert team of crosscultural scholars, readers will gain a deeper understanding of the influence of their own social location, building up self-awareness, other-awareness, and true dialogue in the process. Grow in your biblical wisdom as you read Scripture alongside the global Christian community.

A Place in the Sun PDF Book By Patrizia Palumbo

A Place in the Sun

  • Author: Patrizia Palumbo
  • ISBN Code: : 9780520936263
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Page : 332 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 378 Readers
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Given the centrality of Africa to Italy's national identity, a thorough study of Italian colonial history and culture has been long overdue. Two important developments, the growth of postcolonial studies and the controversy surrounding immigration from Africa to the Italian peninsula, have made it clear that the discussion of Italy's colonial past is essential to any understanding of the history and construction of the nation. This collection, the first to gather articles by the most-respected scholars in Italian colonial studies, highlights the ways in which colonial discourse has pervaded Italian culture from the post-unification period to the present. During the Risorgimento, Africa was invoked as a limb of a proudly resuscitated Imperial Rome. During the Fascist era, imperialistic politics were crucial in shaping both domestic and international perceptions of the Italian nation. These contributors offer compelling essays on decolonization, exoticism, fascist and liberal politics, anthropology, and historiography, not to mention popular literature, feminist studies, cinema, and children's literature. Because the Italian colonial past has had huge repercussions, not only in Italy and in the former colonies but also in other countries not directly involved, scholars in many areas will welcome this broad and insightful panorama of Italian colonial culture.

The Gospel of Peace in a Violent World PDF Book By Shawn Graves,Marlena Graves

The Gospel of Peace in a Violent World

  • Author: Shawn Graves,Marlena Graves
  • ISBN Code: : 1514001292
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 252 Readers
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The gospel of Jesus Christ is the good news of peace. Gathering contributions from theologians, pastors, and practitioners, Shawn Graves and Marlena Graves cast a vision of Christian nonviolence in today's world, not only responding to the realities of war but also offering a deeper understanding of peace—a holistic shalom.

The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah PDF Book By Benyamim Tsedaka,Sharon Sullivan

The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah

  • Author: Benyamim Tsedaka,Sharon Sullivan
  • ISBN Code: : 1467464546
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Page : 559 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 623 Readers
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This landmark volume presents the first-ever English translation of the ancient Israelite Samaritan version of the Pentateuch, or Torah. A text of growing interest and importance in the field of biblical studies, the Samaritan Pentateuch preserves a version of the Hebrew text distinct from the traditional Masoretic Text that underlies modern Bible translations. Benyamim Tsedaka's expert English translation of the Samaritan Pentateuch is here laid out parallel to the more familiar Masoretic Text, highlighting the more than 6,000 differences between the two versions. In addition to extensive explanatory notes in the margins throughout, the book's detailed appendices show affinities between the Samaritan and Septuagint versions and between the Samaritan and Dead Sea Scroll texts. Concluding the volume is a categorical name index containing a wealth of comparative information.

Handbook of Religion PDF Book By Terry C. Muck,Harold A. Netland,Gerald R. McDermott

Handbook of Religion

  • Author: Terry C. Muck,Harold A. Netland,Gerald R. McDermott
  • ISBN Code: : 1441246002
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Page : 832 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 883 Readers
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This comprehensive handbook provides a Christian perspective on religion and its many manifestations around the world. Written by top religion scholars from a broad spectrum of Christianity, it introduces world religions, indigenous religious traditions, and new religious movements. Articles explore the relationship of other religions to Christianity, providing historical perspective on past encounters and highlighting current issues. The book also contains articles by adherents of non-Christian religions, offering readers an insider's perspective on various religions and their encounters with Christianity. Maps, timelines, and sidebars are included.

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1956, volume 2 PDF Book By Witness Lee

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1956, volume 2

  • Author: Witness Lee
  • ISBN Code: : 153600488X
  • Publisher : Living Stream Ministry
  • Page : 609 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 189 Readers
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The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1956, volume 2, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee mainly in April 1956. Historical information concerning Brother Lee's travels and the content of his ministry in 1956 can be found in the general preface that appears at the beginning of volume 1 in this set. The contents of this volume are divided into four sections, as follows: 1. Four messages published in The Ministry of the Word in 1956. These messages are included in this volume under the title The Ministry of the Word, Miscellaneous Messages, 1956. Chapter 1 was previously published in a booklet entitled A God Who Hides Himself. An unabridged version of this message is included in volume 3 of this set as chapter 1 of the section entitled A God Who Hides Himself. 2. Seventeen messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, in April. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Three Aspects of the Church, Book 1: The Meaning of the Church and are included in this volume under the same title. 3. Nineteen messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, in April. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Three Aspects of the Church, Book 2: The Course of the Church and are included in this volume under the same title. 4. Eighteen messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, in April. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Three Aspects of the Church, Book 3: The Organization of the Church and are included in this volume under the same title.

The Spiritual Gifts Challenge PDF Book By Rachel Linkswiler

The Spiritual Gifts Challenge

  • Author: Rachel Linkswiler
  • ISBN Code: : 164300087X
  • Publisher : Covenant Books, Inc.
  • Page : 140 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 173 Readers
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Discover what the Bible says about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. God provides everyone with spirit-given abilities for their walk of faith. Learn about those gifts and put that knowledge to action in the Spiritual Gifts Challenge.

The Food and Feasts of Jesus PDF Book By Douglas E. Neel,Joel A. Pugh

The Food and Feasts of Jesus

  • Author: Douglas E. Neel,Joel A. Pugh
  • ISBN Code: : 1442212926
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 914 Readers
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The Food and Feasts of Jesus offers a new perspective on life in biblical times by taking readers inside the food culture of the day. From wedding feasts to a farmer’s lunch, the book explores the significance of various meals, discusses key ingredients, and offers accessible recipes for readers to make their own tastes of the first century.

Fortress Press Commentary on the Bible PDF Book By Gale A. Yee,High R. Page Jr. ,Matthew J.M. Coomber

Fortress Press Commentary on the Bible

  • Author: Gale A. Yee,High R. Page Jr. ,Matthew J.M. Coomber
  • ISBN Code: : 1451489668
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Page : 1050 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 528 Readers
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The Fortress Commentary on the Old Testament and Apocrypha presents a balanced synthesis of current scholarship, enabling readers to interpret Scripture for a complex and pluralistic world. The contributors bring a rich diversity of perspectives to the task of connecting solid historical critical analysis of the Scripture with sensitivity to theological, cultural, and interpretive issues. The volume includes introductory articles, section introductions, and individual book articles that explore key sense units through three lenses: • The Text in Its Ancient Context • The Text in the Interpretive Tradition • The Text in Contemporary Discussion

Battlefield of the Mind Bible PDF Book By Joyce Meyer

Battlefield of the Mind Bible

  • Author: Joyce Meyer
  • ISBN Code: : 1455595292
  • Publisher : FaithWords
  • Page : 1952 pages
  • Genre : Bibles
  • Reviews : 368 Readers
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The Battlefield of the Mind Bible will help readers connect the truths of Joyce Meyer's all-time bestselling book, Battlefield of the Mind, to the Bible, and change their lives by changing their thinking. Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger, and feelings of condemnation. . .all these are attacks on the mind. If you struggle with negative thoughts, take heart! The Battlefield of the Mind Bible will help you win these all-important battles through clear, practical application of God's Word to your life. With notes, commentary, and previously unpublished insights by Joyce Meyer, this Bible is packed with features specifically designed for helping you deal with thousands of thoughts you have every day and focus your mind to think the way God thinks. Special Features Include: BOOK INTRODUCTIONS -- thoughts on the importance of each book and how it relates to the battlefield of the mind WINNING THE BATTLES OF THE MIND -- core teaching to help you apply specific biblical truths to winning the battle PRAYERS FOR VICTORY -- Scripture-based prayer to help you claim God's guarantee of winning PRAYERS TO RENEW YOUR MIND -- help for you to learn to think the way God thinks KEYS TO A VICTORIOUS LIFE -- practical truths for overcoming mental or emotional challenges POWER POINTS -- insight into how to think, speak, and live victoriously SPEAK GOD'S WORD-first-person Scripture confessions to train your mind for ultimate victory SCRIPTURES ON THOUGHTS AND WORDS -- more than 200 Bible passages that teach you how to think and speak in agreement with God's Word.

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1960, volume 1 PDF Book By Witness Lee

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1960, volume 1

  • Author: Witness Lee
  • ISBN Code: : 1536005126
  • Publisher : Living Stream Ministry
  • Page : 588 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 694 Readers
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On October 5, 1959, Brother Witness Lee began a service training in Taipei, Taiwan, that ended on January 22, 1960. A follow-up training began on February 16, 1960, and lasted until April 2. During that time Brother Lee released messages on the elders' management of the church and continued his synopsis of the books of the Bible with synopses of Numbers and Deuteronomy. After the training ended on April 2, he began another training for young people on April 26, which was intended to last five weeks; however, after the second week Brother Lee became ill. He rested until June 28, at which time he began a five-day co-workers' series of meetings with about twenty brothers (see Church News in volume 1 of this set). After these meetings he held various weekly training meetings with co-workers. His speaking in these meetings included the subjects of the sufficiency, pursuit, and learning of the Lord's serving ones and the law of revival. On September 27 he left for the United States for the second time. He remained mainly in New York and conducted meetings on God's building and held a four-day conference on the ground of the church. He traveled to San Francisco on December 1. On December 5 he went to Los Angeles and stayed there until December 8, at which time he returned to the Far East, passing through Japan, where he remained from December 10 through 19. There is no record of his speaking in San Francisco or in Japan. On December 19 Brother Lee returned to Taipei and remained there until the end of the year. The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1960, volume 1, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee and personal notes, letters, and reports concerning his ministry from December 1959 through November 23, 1960. Historical information concerning Brother Lee's travels and the content of his ministry in 1960 can be found in the general preface that appears at the beginning of this volume. The contents of this volume are divided into three sections, as follows: 1. Eleven issues of the periodical Church News published in January through December 1960. These issues contain personal letters and reports written in Taipei, Taiwan, and New York City from December 1959 through November 23, 1960. They are included in this volume under the same title. 2. Thirty-five messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, on February 16 through March 17, 1960, as a continuation of a previous training that ended on January 22. These messages are included in this volume under the title Synopsis of Numbers. 3. Nineteen messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, on March 18 through April 1, 1960. These messages are included in this volume under the title Synopsis of Deuteronomy.

The Word that Redescribes the World PDF Book By Walter Brueggemann

The Word that Redescribes the World

  • Author: Walter Brueggemann
  • ISBN Code: : 1451419813
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Page : 237 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 735 Readers
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In the last several years, Walter Brueggemann's writings have directly addressed the situation of Christian communities in today's globalized context, with its consumerist lifestyles, vast inequalities, and near-imperial exercises of power. His insights, forged in rugged encounters with the texts of the Old Testament, are sharp, painful, and indispensable. In the people Israel Brueggemann finds a model of an alternative community - anchored in YHWH, ever exploring new possibilities, and prophetically bent against empire. Part I: The Word Redescribing the World Part II: The Word Redefining the Possible Part III: The Word Shaping a Community of Discipleship

The Catholic Study Bible PDF Book By Donald Senior,John Collins,Mary Ann Getty

The Catholic Study Bible

  • Author: Donald Senior,John Collins,Mary Ann Getty
  • ISBN Code: : 0190267267
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 2560 pages
  • Genre : Bibles
  • Reviews : 835 Readers
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This landmark resource, the first fully-based on the authoritative NABRE translation, contains the trustworthy study notes, expanded essays, and informational sidebars which have guided and informed students and general readers for 25 years. In this new edition, which comes in a protective slipcase, one-third of the Reading Guide materials are new, and all of the other Guides have been reviewed and revised by their original authors. The extensive Reading Guide, the focal point of this volume, leads the reader through the Scriptures, book by book. References and background information are clearly laid out to guide the reader to a fuller understanding of the Bible. New to this edition is a more extensive treatment of the biblical background, including history and archeology. Other outstanding features include: a 15-page glossary of special terms and complete Sunday and weekday lectionary readings for the liturgical years of the Church. Thirty-two beautiful pages of full-color Oxford Bible Maps come with a place-name index for easy reference. Perfect for both higher education and clergy, Bible study and general readers, The Catholic Study Bible is an essential resource for both experienced students and first-time readers. The New American Bible Revised Edition: The New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) brings to culmination the work of nearly 100 scholars, including translators, editors, and a subcommittee of Catholic bishops who provided extensive review of the biblical text over a period of many years. The NABRE is the first major amendment to the New American Bible translation since 1991. It features: *The first update of the Old Testament since 1970, taking into account recent archaeological and textual discoveries. *Complete revision of the Psalter.

The Covenanted Self PDF Book By Walter Brueggemann

The Covenanted Self

  • Author: Walter Brueggemann
  • ISBN Code: : 9781451419566
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Page : 148 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 801 Readers
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Books Synopsis

These exciting studies on the first five books of the Bible cover a wide range of topics, challenging the reader to confront the issues of faithfulness, responsibility, and justice in an ever-changing world. Brueggemann sets the issues of praise and lament, grace and duty, truth and power in new frames of reference that call for a response. He demonstrates that the Christian reader of the Bible cannot blithely pass over the Pentateuch as simply pre-Christian and without relevance. His creative use of metaphor and imagination invite the reader to encounter freshly in these biblical texts God's call and the work of justice.

Tractates Peah and Demay PDF Book By Heinrich W. Guggenheimer

Tractates Peah and Demay

  • Author: Heinrich W. Guggenheimer
  • ISBN Code: : 311081658X
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Page : 660 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 334 Readers
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Books Synopsis

First Order: Zeraïm / Tractate Peah and Demay is the second volume in the edition of the Jerusalem Talmud, a basic work in Jewish Patristic. It presents basic Jewish texts on the organization of private and public charity, and on the modalities of coexistence of the ritually observant and the non-observant. This part of the Jerusalem Talmud has almost no counterpart in the Babylonian Talmud. Its study is prerequisite for an understanding of the relevant rules of Jewish tradition.

The Torah For Dummies PDF Book By Arthur Kurzweil

The Torah For Dummies

  • Author: Arthur Kurzweil
  • ISBN Code: : 9781118051832
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 380 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 517 Readers
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An easy-to-understand introduction to Judaism's most sacred text The foundation of Hebrew and Jewish religion, thought, law, and society is the Torah-the parchment scroll containing the text of the Five Books of Moses that is located in every synagogue. This accessible guide explains the Torah in clear language, even to those who were not raised in the Jewish religious tradition. Christians who want to know more about the Jewish roots of Christianity need to understand the Torah, as do followers of Islamic tradition and those interested in the roots of Abrahamic faiths. The Torah For Dummies explains the history of the Torah, its structure and major principles, and how the Torah affects the daily lives of people who follow the Jewish way of life.

Argonauts of the Desert PDF Book By Philippe Wajdenbaum

Argonauts of the Desert

  • Author: Philippe Wajdenbaum
  • ISBN Code: : 1317543904
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 116 Readers
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'Argonauts of the Desert' presents a revolutionary new commentary on the Bible and its origins, arguing that most biblical stories and laws were inspired by Greek literature. From Genesis to Kings, the books of the Bible may have been written by a single author, a Hellenized Judean scholar who used Plato's ideal state in The Laws as a primary source. As such, biblical Israel is a recreation of that twelve tribes State and the stories surrounding the birth, life and death of that State were inspired by Greek epics. Each chapter presents the biblical material and compares this to the Greek or Roman equivalents, discussing similarities and differences.

The Book of Deuteronomy PDF Book By Peter C. Craigie

The Book of Deuteronomy

  • Author: Peter C. Craigie
  • ISBN Code: : 1467422940
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Page : 420 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 656 Readers
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Craigie's study on the Book of Deuteronomy is part of The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Like its companion series on the New Testament, this commentary devotes considerable care to achieving a balance between technical information and homiletic-devotional interpretation.

Embracing the Transformation PDF Book By Walter Brueggemann

Embracing the Transformation

  • Author: Walter Brueggemann
  • ISBN Code: : 1620322641
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 114 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 869 Readers
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Books Synopsis

"Like athletes, preachers carry inside them the voices of their most challenging coaches--people who have encouraged them to dig deeper, stretch farther, and more faithfully pursue their craft and calling. In these crystalline essays, Walter Brueggemann is that voice again, shaking us free of the dust of our own diminished expectations, bolstering our best instincts, and consistently pointing us toward a gospel that would make the powers and principalities tremble. --Scott Black Johnston, Senior Pastor, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church ""Richly informed by Scripture, this superb book is a must-read for preachers and, indeed, for laity who love the Word. Brueggemann's theological interpretation of the biblical text strikes the mind and heart and calls out the church as an alternative community to embrace the work of transformation God is doing in the world. Brueggemann's books always inform and inspire, but as I read this extraordinary text, I found myself over and over again giving thanks to God."" --Tex Sample, Professor Emeritus of Church and Society, Saint Paul School of Theology ""In this splendid collection of essays, we encounter the Walter Brueggemann we have come to expect--wise, edgy, original, provocative, stimulating to preachers, and deeply encouraging to a church in quest of a prophetic, bold, and vital faith."" --Thomas G. Long, Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University "

The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha PDF Book By Michael D. Coogan,Marc Z. Brettler,Carol Newsom

The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha

  • Author: Michael D. Coogan,Marc Z. Brettler,Carol Newsom
  • ISBN Code: : 0199370508
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 2416 pages
  • Genre : Bibles
  • Reviews : 225 Readers
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The premier study Bible used by scholars, pastors, undergraduate and graduate students, The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha, featuring a protective two-piece box, offers a vast range of information, including extensive notes by experts in their fields; in-text maps, charts, and diagrams; supplementary essays on translation, biblical interpretation, cultural and historical background, and other general topics. Extensively revised--half of the material is brand new--featuring a new design to enhance readability and brand-new color maps, the Annotated Fourth Edition adds to the established reputation of this essential biblical studies resource. Many new and revised maps, charts, and diagrams further clarify information found in the Scripture text. In addition, section introductions have been expanded and the book introductions present their information in a standard format so that students can find what they need to know. Of course, the Fourth Edition retains the features prized by students, including single column annotations at the foot of the pages, in-text charts, and maps, a page number-keyed index of all the study materials in the volume, and Oxford's renowned Bible maps. This timely edition maintains and extends the excellence the Annotated's users have come to expect, bringing still more insights, information, and perspectives to bear upon the understanding of the biblical text. · The renowned New Revised Standard Version Bible translation, the scholarly standard for study of the Bible · Wholly revised, and greatly expanded book introductions and annotations. · Annotations in a single column across the page bottom, paragraphed according to their boldface topical headings. · In-text background essays on the major divisions of the biblical text. · Essays on the history of the formation of the biblical canon for Jews and various Christian churches. · More detailed explanations of the historical background of the text. · More in-depth treatment of the history and varieties of biblical criticism. · A timeline of major events in the ancient Near East. · A full index to all of the study materials, keyed to the page numbers on which they occur. · A full glossary of scholarly and critical terms. · 36-page section of full color New Oxford Bible Maps, approximately 40 in-text line drawing maps and diagrams. Classic but not stodgy, up-to-date but not trendy, The New Oxford Annotated Bible: 4th Edition is ready to serve new generations of students, teachers, and general readers.

A History of Judaism PDF Book By Martin Goodman

A History of Judaism

  • Author: Martin Goodman
  • ISBN Code: : 0141978414
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 512 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 110 Readers
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A panoramic history of Judaism from its origins to the present Judaism is by some distance the oldest of the three Abrahamic religions. Despite the extraordinarily diverse forms it has taken, the Jewish people have believed themselves bound to God by the same covenant for more than three thousand years. This book explains how Judaism came to be and how it has developed from one age to the next, as well as the ways in which its varieties have related to each other. A History of Judaism ranges from Judaism's inception amidst polytheistic societies in the second and fi rst millennia, through the Jerusalem Temple cult in the centuries preceding its destruction, to the rabbis, mystics and messiahs of medieval and early modern times and, finally, the many expressions of the modern and contemporary Jewish worlds. Throughout, Martin Goodman shows how Judaism has been made and remade over the millennia by individuals as well as communities, and shaped by the cultures and philosophies in which Jews have been immersed. It becomes a truly global story, spanning not only the Middle East, Europe and North Africa, but also China, India and America, andone that untangles the threads of doctrinal and philosophical debate running through Judaism's history. Goodman demonstrates that its numerous strains have often adopted incompatible practices and ideas - about the authority of ancestral traditions, the meaning of scripture, the nature of God, the afterlife and the End of Days - but that disagreement has almost always been tolerated without schism. There have been many histories of the Jewish people but remarkably few attempts to describe the history and evolution of Judaism itself. This panoramic book, the fi rst of its kind in almost seventy years, does glorious justice to the inexhaustible variety of one the world's great religions.

The Spirit and the Common Good PDF Book By Daniela C. Augustine

The Spirit and the Common Good

  • Author: Daniela C. Augustine
  • ISBN Code: : 1467456349
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Page : 344 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 313 Readers
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A fresh vision of the common good through pnumatological lenses Daniela C. Augustine, a brilliant emerging scholar, offers a theological ethic for the common good. Augustine develops a public theology from a theological vision of creation as the household of the Triune God, bearing the image of God in a mutual sharing of divine love and justice, and as a sacrament of the divine presence. The Spirit and the Common Good expounds upon the application of this vision not only within the life of the church but also to the realm of politics, economics, and care for creation. The church serves a priestly and prophetic function for society, indeed for all of creation. This renewed vision becomes the foundation for constructing a theological ethic of planetary flourishing in and through commitment to a sustainable communal praxis of a shared future with the other and the different. While emphatically theological in its approach, The Spirit and the Common Good engages readers with insights from political philosophy, sociology of religion, economics, and ecology, as well as forgiveness/reconciliation and peacebuilding studies.

Poverty and Wealth in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam PDF Book By Nathan R. Kollar,Muhammad Shafiq

Poverty and Wealth in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

  • Author: Nathan R. Kollar,Muhammad Shafiq
  • ISBN Code: : 1349948500
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 324 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 391 Readers
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This book gathers scholars from the three major monotheistic religions to discuss the issue of poverty and wealth from the varied perspectives of each tradition. It provides a cadre of values inherent to the sacred texts of Jews, Christians, and Muslims and illustrates how these values may be used to deal with current economic inequalities. Contributors use the methodologies of religious studies to provide descriptions and comparisons of perspectives from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam on poverty and wealth. The book presents citations from the sacred texts of all three religions. The contributors discuss the interpretations of these texts and the necessary contexts, both past and present, for deciphering the stances found there. Poverty and Wealth in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam identifies and details a foundation of common values upon which individual and institutional decisions may be made.

In the Shadow of the Pyramids PDF Book By Tom Stone

In the Shadow of the Pyramids

  • Author: Tom Stone
  • ISBN Code: : 1664231994
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Page : 244 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 867 Readers
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The Israelites had lived in the shadow of the Pyramids for 400 years and the Exodus was supposed to liberate them from that shadow. Yet, Yahweh knew that the shadows cast were not simply physical, but spiritual, emotional and social. God’s instructions in Deuteronomy were designed to remove every trace of their slavery mindset. Our journey through Deuteronomy explores the liberation God offered, and how God’s freedom legislation reflects the wider redemption narrative of the Bible. As we stand with the Israelites at the cusp of the promised land, we’ll also reflect on the images that cast shadows over our hearts and how God’s 3000-year-old guidance may still emancipate our modern, unequal society.

Sourcebook of the World's Religions PDF Book By Joel Beversluis

Sourcebook of the World's Religions

  • Author: Joel Beversluis
  • ISBN Code: : 1577313321
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Page : 420 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 202 Readers
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Now in its third edition, this is the most comprehensive work available on the rich variety of paths available to today's spiritual seekers. More than an academic reference, it explores how religions can collaborate to help the world. Essays exploring the realm of building an interfaith community add to the book's detailed portraits of the major religious traditions. The Sourcebook also contains essays on spiritual practices as diverse as theosophy, wicca, and indigenous religions. This revised edition of the Sourcebook offers an unparalleled look at where spirituality is headed in the coming millennium.

The Sacred Bible PDF Book By God,Ronald L. Conte Jr.

The Sacred Bible

  • Author: God,Ronald L. Conte Jr.
  • ISBN Code: : 8085811553
  • Publisher : Milan Vilímek Jihlavský
  • Page : pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 469 Readers
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The Amplified Study Bible PDF Book By Zondervan

The Amplified Study Bible

  • Author: Zondervan
  • ISBN Code: : 031044103X
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Page : 2272 pages
  • Genre : Bibles
  • Reviews : 303 Readers
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Grasp the full meaning behind the original Greek and Hebrew texts with the first-of-its-kind Amplified® Study Bible, featuring verse by verse study notes and the text of the newly revised Amplified translation. The Amplified® translation was created to deliver enhanced understanding of the rich nuances and shades of meaning of the original Bible languages. For this kind of study, no working knowledge of Greek or Hebrew is required—just a desire to know more about what God says in his Word. Now the updated Amplified translation is even easier to read and better than ever to study and understand. It includes more amplification in the Old Testament and refined amplification in the New Testament. Additionally, the Bible text has been improved to read smoothly with or without amplifications, so that the text may be read either way. It’s the same study material that Amplified readers love, now with even clearer wording for deeper understanding. A unique system of punctuation, italics, references, and synonyms to unlock subtle shades of meaning as found in the original languages More than 5000 concise study notes provide helpful, practical, application-oriented comments on passages of Scripture and open the Word for readers to apply it to life 330 practical theological notes draw attention to important doctrinal content in the Bible and explain how to apply it every day Book introductions give background information about each of the Bible’s 66 Books A topical index provides an alphabetical listing of key words and study topics and their related passages 10.5-point type size

The Blacklisted Bible PDF Book By Daniel L. Smith-Christopher

The Blacklisted Bible

  • Author: Daniel L. Smith-Christopher
  • ISBN Code: : 1666706841
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 180 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 154 Readers
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Choosing ten films that were considered "suspicious," "un-American," or even "dangerous" by the conservative media, and especially the infamous "House Un-American Affairs Committee" (HUAC) between 1947-1953, each chapter briefly outlines how progressive Christians should have supported the message of the film rather than condemned it. Each chapter explains why the film was considered controversial, and then proposes a number of arguments drawing heavily on Scripture, arguing that Christians should have, and still should, consider these films about social justice issues to be deeply biblical, and not "un-American." Intended for an adult education series, this book can serve as a kind of "handbook" for a church or parish "Film Series" that raises serious questions of social justice and Christian response.