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  • Rebuilding Identity: The Nehemiah-Memoir and its Earliest by Jacob L. Wright

    By Jacob L. Wright

    This monograph offers a clean and certain therapy of the issues posed by means of the Nehemiah-Memoir. ranging from the pre-critical interpretations of Ezra-Neh, the examine demonstrates that using the first-person doesn't suffice as a criterion for distinguishing among the verba Neemiae and the additions of later authors. The earliest variation of the Memoir is restricted to a development file, which was once elevated as early generations of readers built the results of Nehemiah's accomplishments for the consolidation and centralization of Judah. The expansions occasioned in flip the composition of the background of the "Restoration" in Ezra-Neh.

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  • The Encyclopedia of Lost and Rejected Scriptures: The by Joseph Lumpkin

    By Joseph Lumpkin

    The Encyclopedia of misplaced and Rejected Scriptures: The Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha - part One - misplaced Scriptures of the outdated testomony - First publication of Adam and Eve, moment e-book of Adam and Eve, First ebook of Enoch, moment ebook of Enoch (Secrets of Enoch), 3rd ebook of Enoch (Hebrew Enoch), Jubilees, Jasher - part - Apocalyptic Writings and the tip of Days - Apocalypse of Abraham, Apocalypse of Thomas, 2 Baruch, warfare Scroll (Sons of darkish vs. Sons of sunshine) - part 3 - misplaced Scriptures of the recent testomony - Gospel of Philip, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Apocryphon of John, Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Judas, Acts bankruptcy 29 - - part 4 - The existence and instances of Jesus - Infancy Gospel of James, Infancy Gospel of Thomas, lifetime of Joseph The chippie, Letters of Pilate, lifetime of Saint Issaa - part 5 - The Apocrypha - 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, three Maccabees, four Maccabees, Letter (Epistle) of Jeremiah, The Prayer of Azariah, 1 Baruch, Prayer of Manasseh (Manassas), Bel and the Dragon, knowledge of Sirach, knowledge of Solomon, Additions to Esther, Tobit, Judith, Susanna, Psalm 151, 1 Clements, Shepherd of Hermas, The Didache.

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  • Images of Joshua in the Bible and Their Reception by Zev Farber

    By Zev Farber

    The imperative subject matter of the e-book is the connection among a hero or cultural icon and the cultures during which she or he is commemorated. On one hand, a hero can't stay a static personality if she or he is to attract different and dynamic groups. nonetheless, a standard icon should still hold a few uncomplicated positive aspects as a way to stay recognizable. Joshua son of Nun is an iconic determine of Israelite cultural reminiscence defined at size within the Hebrew Bible and honored in different non secular traditions. This ebook makes use of Joshua as a try case. It tackles reception and redaction historical past, concentrating on the use and improvement of Joshua s personality and the deployment of his a number of photos within the narratives and texts of a number of non secular traditions. i glance for continuities and discontinuities among traditions, in addition to cross-pollination and polemic. the 1st chapters examine Joshua s portrayal in biblical literature, utilizing either synchronic (literary research) in addition to diachronic (Uberlieferungsgeschichte and redaction/source feedback) methodologies. the opposite 4 chapters concentrate on the reception historical past of Joshua in moment Temple and Hellenistic Jewish literature, within the medieval (Arabic) Samaritan booklet of Joshua, within the New testomony and Church Fathers, and in Rabbinic literature.

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  • The Song of the Sea: Ex 15:1 - 21 by Martin Leon Brenner

    By Martin Leon Brenner

    Following thorough analyses of fashion, mythological content material and theological utilization, the writer proceeds to supply conclusions at the courting and authorship of this passage from the booklet of Exodus.
    This dissertation from the Angelicum in Rome indicates how fragile are our scholarly assumptions and agreements, and what sort of our conclusions are required by means of our assumptions. Brenner’s thesis is that the music of the ocean (Exod 15:1-18) is a postexilic record, reflecting the paintings and pursuits of the Levitica! singers through the reconstruction of Nehemiah.

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  • The World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions by Philip Novak

    By Philip Novak

    A international Bible for our time from Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and primal faith sources!

    during this ideal spouse to Huston Smith's bestselling The World's Wisdom, Philip Novak distills the main strong and stylish expressions of the knowledge of humankind. real, poetic translations of key texts are coupled with insightful introductions and "grace notes."

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