Return to Me (The Restoration Chronicles Book #1)

Author: Lynn Austin

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441262709

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Bestselling Author Lynn Austin Launches New Biblical Saga After years of watching his children and grandchildren wander from their faith, Iddo's prayers are answered: King Cyrus is allowing God's chosen people to return to Jerusalem. Jubilant, he joyfully prepares for their departure, only to learn that his family, grown comfortable in the pagan culture of Babylon, wants to remain. Zechariah, Iddo's oldest grandson, feels torn between his grandfather's ancient beliefs and the comfort and success his father enjoys in Babylon. But he soon begins to hear the voice of God, encouraging him to return to the land given to his forefathers. Bringing to life the biblical books of Ezra and Nehemiah, Return to Me tells the compelling story of Iddo and Zechariah, the women who love them, and the faithful followers who struggle to rebuild their lives in obedience to the God who beckons them home.
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On This Foundation (The Restoration Chronicles Book #3)

Author: Lynn Austin

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441228926

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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The Powerful Concluding Novel to The Restoration Chronicles When news that the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire, Nehemiah, Jewish cupbearer to King Artaxerxes in Persia, seeks God's guidance. After fasting and prayer, he's given leave to travel to Jerusalem and rebuild the city wall, not anticipating all the dangers that await him on his arrival. The leaders of the surrounding nations become his fierce enemies, plotting to assassinate him and halt the work. A drought, meanwhile, has left the country impoverished, many families resorting to selling their children as bondservants just to keep from starving. Capturing the rebuilding of the wall through the eyes of a number of characters, On This Foundation is a powerful exploration of faith in the midst of oppression, and hope that, in spite of appearances, the gracious hand of God is upon those who believe.
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Keepers of the Covenant (The Restoration Chronicles Book #2)

Author: Lynn Austin

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441264795

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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In Their Darkest Hour, Where Would Hope Be Found? In one life-changing moment, the lives of the exiles in Babylon are thrown into despair when a decree from the king's palace calls for the annihilation of every Jewish man, woman, and child throughout the empire in less than one year. Ezra, a quiet but brilliant scholar, soon finds himself called upon to become the leader of his people. Forced to rally an army when all his training has been in the Torah, he struggles to bring hope in a time of utter despair, when dreams of the future--of family and love--seem impossible. In Keepers of the Covenant, acclaimed novelist Lynn Austin weaves together the struggles and stories of both Jews and Gentiles, creating a tapestry of faith and doubt, love and loss. Here, the Old Testament comes to life, demonstrating the everlasting hope displayed in God's unwavering love for His people. Praise of Lynn Austin's Restoration Chronicles "...a powerful new historical series that brings the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah to life." --Library Journal "Austin shines a bright light on ancient Jewish life and lands. Biblical fiction fans will cheer her latest offering, which bolsters this challenging genre." --Publishers Weekly
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The Restoration of Israel

Israel's Re-gathering and the Fate of the Nations in Early Jewish Literature and Luke-Acts

Author: Michael E. Fuller

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110926210

Category: History

Page: 343

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This monograph examines the Motifs of Israel’s (Future) Re-gathering and Fate of the Nations Early Jewish Literature and Luke-Acts.
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Antiquity in Antiquity

Jewish and Christian Pasts in the Greco-Roman World

Author: Gregg Gardner,Kevin Lee Osterloh

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161494116

Category: Religion

Page: 475

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Leading scholars in early Christianity, Judaic studies, classics, history and archaeology explore the ways that memories were retrieved, reconstituted and put to use by Jews, Christians and their pagan neighbours in late antiquity, from the third century B.C.E. to the seventh century C.E.
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NIV, The Chronological Study Bible, eBook

Holy Bible, New International Version

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1401680135

Category: Bibles

Page: 1664

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The Chronological Study Bible presents the text of the New International Version in chronological order - the order in which the events actually happened - with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times and gives the reader a dramatic, "you are there" experience. Features include full-color illustrations of places, artifacts, and cultural phenomena, contextual articles that connect Biblical times and world history and culture, daily life notes, time panels and charts that show the flow of Biblical history, and in-text and full-color maps. Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles Chronological Study Bibles sold to date: More than 400,000 Thomas Nelson Bibles is a proud supporter of World Vision in eradicating poverty and preventable deaths among children. Learn more and discover what you can do at www.seegodswordinaction.com.
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The MacArthur Bible Commentary

Author: John F. MacArthur

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418562246

Category: Religion

Page: 2080

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The MacArthur Bible Commentary treats every passage of the OT and NT phrase by phrase, with hundreds of word studies as sidebars throughout.
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Approaches to the 'Chosen Place'

Accessing a Biblical Concept

Author: Rannfrid I. Thelle

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 056737632X

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Deuteronomy's command to restrict cultic practice to one "chosen place" has occupied a central position in scholars' understandings of the book and their reconstruction of Israelite political and religious history. The debates about the date of Deuteronomy, its proposed connections to "Josiah's reform", and, most profoundly, the "Deuteronomistic History (DH) hypothesis" have dominated study of the idea of "chosen place". These debates have, to a large extent, determined how we read Deuteronomy and the Former Prophets in general. Through a reading of key texts from these corpora, this book provides a new, textually grounded, perspective of the "chosen place."
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