History & Culture

Prologue to History: The Yahwist as Historian in Genesis

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 14.15 MB Downloadable formats: PDF It is not sufficient to translate a text word for word in order to obtain its literal sense. Again this was borrowed from the corrupt Latin Vulgate. The coalescence of God's actions and those of Babylon/Nebuchadnezzar is common throughout the book. Ricoeur speaks of a "second naiveté" enabling us to read the ancient texts again with a "hermeneutic of belief," which is "beyond the deserts of criticism." The earliest and most diffused Hebrew term was Ha-Sefarim ("The Books"). [...]

Why You Were Born

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 13.30 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Strauss, Philosophie und Gesetz (1935), 68–86; G. Jacob b. Ḥayyim was very conscious of the importance of the masorah as the guarantee of the correct text, and he went to great pains and undertook several journeys to secure as many codices with a masorah as possible. Accurate translations of the Bible or enlargements with aggadic paraphrases (similar to Targum Jonathan) were however certainly to be found among the ahl al-kitāb – if not in writing, then at least in a fixed oral tradition. [...]

Understanding "The Law" as it is referred to in Scripture

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 8.64 MB Downloadable formats: PDF This packet of curriculum materials was designed for class, group, and individual instruction in the use of black folk types and features (i.e., folk song-types, black folk sermons, black folk verbal strategies, folk literature by known Black- American authors, and non-standard English dialects). Berger, "Charisma and Religious Innovation: The Social Location of Israelite Prophecy," in: American Sociological Review, 28 (1963): 940–50; P. Realize, then, the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls moved the dating back more than a thousand years! [...]

Women in the World of the Earliest Christians: Illuminating

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 5.54 MB Downloadable formats: PDF I believe, in order to understand our English Bible translation, we must know something about the culture of the people who wrote the original in their native languages. Josephus goes into detail quoting Manetho showing that the Jews were in Egypt. Note also that that the cutting of covenant entailed the "spillage" of blood. More minority reporters should be brought into the mainstream media, and the knowledge and sensitivity of white journalists should be broadened. [...]

Land of Conflict - An Arab and Jewish Conversation -

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.92 MB Downloadable formats: PDF The Arabic translation may also be found written in Arabic letters, however the Karaite Bibles that were used for religious purposes were written in Hebrew. The narrative therefore centers itself around the lives of the three men, Samuel, Saul and David, who were chiefly instrumental in the establishment of the monarchy, and to whom it was due more than to any others that Israel emerged from the depressed and disunited state in which the tribes had remained during the period of the rule of the Judges, and came into possession of a combined and effective national life. [...]

When Rocks Cry Out (English Edition)

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 11.09 MB Downloadable formats: PDF For people the world over, the Bible is God's Word to us. Exclusion was only one side of the problem. The individual pathfinders are entitled: (1) "Josephine Baker" (Kay Nilsson); (2) "Juba, William Henry Lane" (J'Nevelyn White); (3) "Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson" (Chris Mannix); (4) "Arthur Mitchell" (Michael McElwain); (5) "Dance Theatre of Harlem's Creole 'Giselle'" (Cathy Curren); (6) "The Harlem Renaissance" (Rob Kohler); (7) "Pearl Primus" (Cindy Lennartson); (8) "Katherine Dunham" (Rima O'Connor); (9) "Charles Moore" (Clay-Edward Dixon); (10) "Asadata Dafora Horton" (Katie Hays); (11) "Alvin Ailey" (Kathryn Hill); (12) "Donald McKayle" (Angela Dorau); (13) "Urban Bush Women" (Larry Gainor); (14) "Black American Concert Dance Pioneers: Edna Guy, Hemsley Winfield, Eugene Von Grona" (Melba Valdez); (15) "The Lindy Hop" (Linda Clark); (16) "The Hoofers Club" (Silvia Stewart); (17) "The Twist" (Jennifer Coggins); and (18) "Breakdancing" (Mimi McKay). [...]

Re-thinking Christianity

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 10.98 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Place in history: Daniel has an important place in history. Well, that is a good question and for those interested in a little bit of history, please check out the second footnote. The books are in form a historical record of events; but they are at the same time and more particularly a history conceived with a definite purpose, and made to subserve a definite moral and religious aim. The dramatization of real or legendary battles was common in the Ancient Near East, in this context it served to glorify Israel's national god. [...]

The Debate Over Jewish Achievement: Exploring the Nature and

Format: Hardcover Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.04 MB Downloadable formats: PDF The Perseus Classics collection integrates textual and visual materials on the Archaic and Classical Greek world and the Roman world. The United Nations sent peacekeepers, who stayed in the region until 1967. Best evidence, however, favors Rome as the place of origin and the date as c. 61 (see chart, p. 2261). A new translation, produced by many scholars, including the philologist Tegnér, enjoyed greater success and, on its completion in 1917, received royal approbation. [...]

Prayer: Archangels and Intercessory Beings

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 5.93 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Müller-Kessler, Grammatik des Christlich-Palästinisch Aramäischen (1991), incl. extensive bibl.; idem and M. The first Jew to translate the Bible into High German was Moses Mendelssohn, whose work was fiercely attacked by the rigidly Orthodox (notably Ezekiel Landau and Phinehas Horowitz of Frankfurt) and repeatedly placed under a ban. Even family life and the conduct of the home were subject to public scrutiny. I join their ranks for entire minutes at a time, especially on days like today when I saw Pope Francis with a statue of Martin Luther... 4 truths about weights and measures and true worth... [...]

Blim: The Bible's Life Instruction Manual

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 6.32 MB Downloadable formats: PDF God said to go preach the gospel to every creature. The intensification of the Karaite-Rabbanite controversy over readings and interpretations of biblical texts also contributed to this development. Fun, educational site for middle school students. The "canonical criticism" of James Sanders (Torah and Canon, 1972) attempts to interpret traditional-historical pursuits in relation to the shaping and significance of a canon. Several studies have been conducted recently concerning this corpus. [...]