The King and the Land

A Geography of Royal Power in the Biblical World

Author: Stephen C. Russell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199361886

Category: Bible

Page: 280

View: 2098

In The King and the Land, Stephen C. Russell offers a history of space and power in the biblical world by demonstrating how the monarchies in ancient Israel and Judah asserted their power over strategically important spaces such as privately-held lands, religious buildings,collectively-governed towns, and urban water systems. Case studies in the book treat Solomon's use of foreign architecture (1 Kings 5-8), David's dedication of land to Yahweh (2 Samuel 24), Jehu's decommissioning of Baal's temple (2 Kings 10), Absalom's navigation of the collective politics ofLevantine towns (2 Samuel 15), and Hezekiah's reshaping of the tunnels that supplied Jerusalem with water (2 Kings 20; 2 Chronicles 32). Steeped in archaeological and textual evidence, this book contextualizes Israelite and Judahite royal and tribal politics within broader patterns of ancient Near Eastern spatial power. By providing a historical investigation into the nature of power and physical space in the Iron Age Levant, thisbook also offers fresh literary readings of the biblical texts that anchor its theses.

The Troubled Land and the King

Author: Christopher Oghogho Egbo

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504991168

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 5885

This is a story that was discovered of a community that was never having the habit of warring. However, it got to a time that the wealth of the land attracted other neighbouring communities who felt this land must be taken away from these people who originally settled here by the means of continued wars since the people were found to be very feeble to wars. This however, didn’t go down well with one of the young men who from so many stories he heard of his grandfather while the grandfather was still alive as regarding who were the real owners of this land that is now becoming a troubled land, decided to take some serious risk and measures. This he did by travelling out of his home-town in search for power acquisition from various goddesses in other regions. Again, as times and days grew older then, the young man after creating fame for himself, decided to be rebellious against those who ennobled him and thereby causing the people more troubles. His attitude became so unbearable few years after his coronation as the King. He was regarded as the people’s death trap. The King’s uncompromising attitude brought fears into the land and its people. This led to those who couldn’t stand these troubles to run for their dear lives. And as a result of these troubles in the land and the King’s aggressive drives, many settlements, which later in the years grew into villages and towns were founded. This thereby led to this community expanding into many parts of the district and beyond. Though some of these settlements were founded in virgin land, that were never occupied by people which the people still lived in them till date. As times kept on drifting, the people became restive of the King and this led the warriors and the elders of the community to plan the death of the King. However, while the people were making every frantic effort to have the King dead, the King was facing more troubles with his wives and children.

The King and the Hawk

Author: Timothy McLean

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 144900458X


Page: 24

View: 7745

This story tries to teach our king to conserve all that is precious and destruction comes with a price.It's easy to relate to what we do today and at what price?In the world we live in this story really helps young readers relate to what's really important.

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Author: Rev. James Ingram


ISBN: 1773562002


Page: N.A

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Seven Tribes of British Central Africa

Author: Elizabeth Colson,Max Gluckman

Publisher: Manchester University Press


Category: Bemba (African people)

Page: 409

View: 8287

This book represents a general discription of the various tribes of Central Africa in the areas of religion, anthropology, social organization and culture.

Praying with the Conquerors

Prayers From Joshua, Judges, and Ruth (Praying the Scriptures)

Author: Elmer Towns

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768493382

Category: Religion

Page: 289

View: 5955

Praying your way through Joshua, Judges, and Ruth will give you the strength and stamina to face and conquer all of your daily challenges. you will be propelled toward the dream God has for you. The unique aspects of these three books of the Old Testament are vividly presented through contemporary illustrations and poignant prayers. Award-winning author and university professor Elmer Towns has meticulously researched and written a you-are-there narration providing interesting insight into the culture and religious practices of the day. But, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through the One who loves us. I am sure that nothing will be able to separate us from God's love which is found in Christ Jesus our Lord--none of these things--death, life, angels, rulers, the present time, the future, powers, heights, or depth!(Romans 8:37-39 PEB) Enjoyable to read, Praying With Conquerors is written in poetic style, combining modern-day language with a lyrical twist. Learn firsthand how God provides His children with more than enough to be more than conquerors--you can change the world around you!

Amplified Bible, eBook

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310409039

Category: Bibles

Page: 1728

View: 9308

When Your Knowledge of the Original Languages of the Bible Is Limited and You Don't Want to Lose Anything in the Translation If you want to get all the rich nuances and shades of meaning of the original Bible languages, the Amplified Bible is for you. No knowledge of Greek or Hebrew is required-just a desire to know all that God says in his Word. With its unique system of brackets, parentheses and italics, the Amplified Bible defines and expands key words and phrases right in the text. Verse by verse, the full meaning of Scripture unfolds as you read. And this Bible features other study aids as well to help you clearly understand God’s Word: - Footnotes-provide concise historical and archaeological information and devotional insights, plus hundreds of references to select sources and authors. - Book Introductions-tell you about the book’s author, background, purpose, and themes. - Concordance-helps you find the location of verses (25,000 entries). - Bibliography and Glossary-give you a handy list of the sources cited in the study notes and the most frequent amplifications in the text.

The Commentaries, Or Reports of Edmund Plowden

... Containing Divers Cases Upon Matters of Law, Argued and Adjudged in the Several Reigns of King Edward VI., Queen Mary, King and Queen Philip and Mary, and Queen Elizabeth [1548-1579]

Author: Great Britain. Courts,Edmund Plowden

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page: N.A

View: 4953


The Holy Bible

Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 251

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or, The Lives of the Norse Kings

Author: Snorri Sturluson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137872

Category: History

Page: 832

View: 1347

Great classic by Icelandic poet/chieftain chronicles reigns of 16 high kings, including Olav II Haraldson, patron saint of Norway. Viking roving gives way to Christianity, unification of Norway. Over 130 illustrations and 5 maps.

The Return of the King

Being the Third Part of the Lord of the Rings

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054795204X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 4812

The third volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alive—now in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom. “A triumphant close . . . a grand piece of work, grand in both conception and execution. An astonishing imaginative tour de force.” – Daily Telegraph Includes the complete appendices and index for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The Holy Bible: HCSB Digital Text Edition

Holman Christian Standard Bible Optimized for Digital Readers

Author: Holman Bible Publishers

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433601524

Category: Bibles

Page: 1072

View: 4498

This updated text edition of the HCSB is optimized for easy reading on digital devices. Free from the visual clutter of footnotes, cross references, and other links, this edition is fast to navigate and easy to use. The HCSB was developed by 100 scholars and English stylists from 17 denominations, who prayerfully translated what is one of the most significant Bible translations available today. The HCSB reflects linguistic advances in vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and formatting while it retains meaningful theological terms. In the HCSB you'll find God's personal name (Yahweh), the use of "Messiah" in the New Testament, and the use of "slave" in the New Testament, just to name a few examples. Also, you'll notice the contemporary speech patterns in the HCSB mean that words like "behold" and "shall" are not used. Instead, words or phrases that are common today can be found in their place. The HCSB employs a first-of-its kind translation philosophy known as Optimal Equivalence, which seeks to achieve an optimal balance of literary precision and emotive clarity through a comprehensive analysis of the text at every level. This process assures maximum transfer of both words and thoughts contained in the original.

The One Year Bible Illustrated NLT

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 1414389973

Category: Bibles

Page: 1488

View: 1111

The bestselling daily reading Bible now combines Scripture and full-color imagery to enhance each day’s experience. The One Year Bible Illustrated contains the entire text of the New Living Translation divided into 365 daily readings. Each day’s reading includes portions from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs—and a fresh image to guide readers through the entire Bible in one unforgettable journey. The New Living Translation breathes life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages—but even more powerful are stories of how people’s lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts.

The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520256378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 990

View: 1395

Critical commentary illuminating Blake's allusions and references accompanies the texts of his poetic and prose works.