Strange Scriptures That Perplex the Western Mind

Author: Barbara M. Bowen

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802815118

Category: Religion

Page: 121

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With fascinating insights into biblical customs and conditions--many of which exist today in the Middle East--Bowen clarifies over 100 scriptural texts and phrases that often puzzle Western readers unfamiliar with the culture of Bible times.

Strange Scriptures That Perplex the Western Mind

Clarified in the Light of Customs and Conditions in Bible Lands

Author: Barbara MacDonald Bowen

Publisher: Martino Fine Books

ISBN: 9781614273424

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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2012 Reprint of 1944 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The author has selected circa one hundred scriptures, followed by an explanation of why this scripture is confusing to us today, then an explanation of what the scripture means in light of the customs and conditions in Bible lands. There are illustrations and photographs to accompany the text. Scriptures are divided by subject, including: Perplexing Scriptures; Women, Garment, Peasant Men, Home Life, Clothing and Jewels, Feasts, Fields, Tombs and Tents, Gates and Trades.

Aramaic Peshitta New Testament Translation

Author: Janet M. Magiera

Publisher: Light of the Word Ministry

ISBN: 0967961351

Category: Religion

Page: 615

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Aramaic Peshitta New Testament Translation is a new translation of the New Testament into English that is based on the Gwilliam text. This translation includes explanatory footnotes marking variant readings from the Old Syriac, Eastern text, and other Peshitta manuscripts. Other footnotes provide cultural understanding and a system of abbreviations that mark idioms and figures of speech so that they are easily recognisable. The translation is as literal as possible, but with readable English, giving the flavour and rhythm of Eastern language. Aramaic is the language of the first century and the Peshitta is the earliest complete manuscript of the New Testament. The Gwilliam text, from which this work is based, is a Latin translation of the Peshitta.

Small Steps on a Long Journey

A Collection of Thoughtful Devotions

Author: Tim McConnell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453529638

Category: Religion

Page: 398

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In an earnest attempt to spread spiritual inspiration and growth, Reverend Tim McConnell pens an enriching collection of thoughtful devotions that will move your heart, stir your thoughts, and direct you to Gods chosen path for you. A compilation of short yet profound articles that have already been published in local weekly newspapers, Small Steps On A Long Journey contains more than more than three hundred-fifty pages of hope, joy, courage, enlightenment, faith, triumph amid difficulty, and much more. Touching on some of societys most sensitive topics, this anthology also captivates readers with deep thoughts and moving insights about daily human encounters and lifes biggest questions. Tim has attempted to incorporate into these writings the use of common events, themes, and everyday living along side the necessity of living a holy life.

The Up-to-Date, Long Ago Biblical Book of Ruth

Author: Jim Townsend

Publisher: Innovo Publishing

ISBN: 1613142382

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Do you ever use the word "ruth" for someone's positive human quality? Get sensitive to "ruth" as you scour the biblical book named Ruth. The Up-to-Date, Long-Ago Biblical Book of Ruth describes a long-ago romance and will assist you in cultivating greater respectful treatment of others in tough times. If you long to be a person of character, this material can nudge you in that direction. Whether you are a pastor, teacher, or first-time Bible reader, this book will furnish you with grist for your thoughts and actions. It is also a model for preachers who engage in Bible exposition. This book can help you assess personal relationships, evaluate work situations, understand cultural differences, mirror God's concern for immigrants and other marginalized people, imbibe greater commitment, and siphon hope amid hopelessness. In short, it's good for what ails you (or doesn't ail you).

The Genesis Pursuit

Author: Stephen John Spencer

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597814970

Category: Religion

Page: 556

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Spencer addresses questions about the existence of a Genesis code, original sin, and why Christ had to die in this text based on his research into Genesis.

THE MYSTERY & HISTORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE

AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE

Author: SAM OYSTEIN

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146915823X

Category: History

Page: 177

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The Jewish people have honored the principles of the Torah for thousands of years. Today, the Jewish people make up less than 1% of the world's population. However, their contribution in global affairs is enormous. This book presents a unique perspective about Jewish culture and history. It sets out to investigate the causes of the success of the Jewish people. The History & Mystery of the Jewish People unleashes some core elements and aspects of the Jewish society that have enabled Jews to remain at the helm of affairs in professions and institutions for centuries. It uses a rationalist approach to go over the history of the Jewish people. It examines the individual and collective philosophies that have shaped the thought and mindset of the Jewish people for the past centuries. The book undertakes some comparative analysis between the Jewish society and culture and the African society. It identifies the equivalents of the Jewish culture in the Sub-Saharan African community. This piece ventures into elements of Jewish history from Ancient Israel to the Destruction of the Second Temple. It gives a vivid account about events that led to the creation of the modern state of Israel. This daring quest brings to light some elements of today's society like the root of the War on Terror amongst others. The book is a unique narration by an African writer in an African context.

Living the Psalms

a confidence for all seasons

Author: Maxie D. Dunnam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835806213

Category: Religion

Page: 157

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The American Jewish Year Book

Author: Cyrus Adler,Henrietta Szold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jews

Page: N.A

View: 2011

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Issues for 1900/1901- include report of the 12th- year of the Jewish Publication Society of America, 1890-1900- (issued also separately in some years); issues for 1908/1909- include Report of the American Jewish Committee for 1906/1908- (issued also separately in some years); issues for include American Jewish Committee. Proceedings of the annual meeting.

Buried History

Quarterly Journal of the Australian Institute of Archaeology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: N.A

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A Marriage Made in Heaven

The Eternal Love of the Bride and Bridegroom

Author: Glenn Greenwood,Latayne C. Scott

Publisher: W Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780849907821

Category: Religion

Page: 83

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Justification: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Alan J. Spence

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567275434

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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This title provides an upper-level introduction to the doctrine of justification which triggered the Reformation and is still high up on the agenda in Ecumenical dialogue. The core of the book is an historical survey of the doctrine of justification as it has developed within the Western church - a somewhat simplified version of McGrath's Justitia Dei, but with a more outspoken assessment of the various moves that are taken at various stages in the discussion. Attention will is paid to the context or prevailing world view in which such a doctrine is deemed significant. Although the focus is on a number of principal theologians there are some reference to their peers or followers. Only at the end the Pauline texts are examined. The conclusion considers what part a doctrine of justification can have within a modern worldview in which the concept of divine judgement has generally been marginalised. Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging - or indeed downright bewildering. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to grasp, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material.