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.
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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.
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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.
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The Genesis Pursuit

Author: Stephen John Spencer

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597814989

Category: Religion

Page: 556

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Was there a Genesis Code? What Original Sin was so terrible requiring Jesus to die? Find out! The Genesis Pursuit - The Lost History of Jesus Christ by Stephen John Spencer.
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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.
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Light Through an Eastern Window

Author: Bishop K. C. Pillai

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787202763

Category: Religion

Page: 70

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First published in 1963, this book by Bishop K. C. Pillai was written on the urging of many of his listeners to put his teachings into book form, “so that more Christians may be encouraged to trust in the Word of God, and believe more deeply through understanding.” He explains in his Introduction that he was unable to put all of his teachings into one book at this time due to time constraints, but with this volume intends to “touch upon some of the portions of the Bible which my listeners tell me have been the most interesting and inspiring.” A wonderful book for any reader who seeks to know and understand the Word of God...
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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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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Buried History

Quarterly Journal of the Australian Institute of Archaeology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

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The Gospel According to Mark

Author: Nick Cave

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857860976

Category: Bibles

Page: 64

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The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave
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The Battle for God

A History of Fundamentalism

Author: Karen Armstrong

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307798607

Category: Religion

Page: 480

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. In the late twentieth century, fundamentalism has emerged as one of the most powerful forces at work in the world, contesting the dominance of modern secular values and threatening peace and harmony around the globe. Yet it remains incomprehensible to a large number of people. In The Battle for God, Karen Armstrong brilliantly and sympathetically shows us how and why fundamentalist groups came into existence and what they yearn to accomplish. We see the West in the sixteenth century beginning to create an entirely new kind of civilization, which brought in its wake change in every aspect of life -- often painful and violent, even if liberating. Armstrong argues that one of the things that changed most was religion. People could no longer think about or experience the divine in the same way; they had to develop new forms of faith to fit their new circumstances. Armstrong characterizes fundamentalism as one of these new ways of being religious that have emerged in every major faith tradition. Focusing on Protestant fundamentalism in the United States, Jewish fundamentalism in Israel, and Muslim fundamentalism in Egypt and Iran, she examines the ways in which these movements, while not monolithic, have each sprung from a dread of modernity -- often in response to assault (sometimes unwitting, sometimes intentional) by the mainstream society. Armstrong sees fundamentalist groups as complex, innovative, and modern -- rather than as throwbacks to the past -- but contends that they have failed in religious terms. Maintaining that fundamentalism often exists in symbiotic relationship with an aggressive modernity, each impelling the other on to greater excess, she suggests compassion as a way to defuse what is now an intensifying conflict.
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Learning Directory

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Teaching

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