The Jerusalem Academy  2nd Edition

The Jerusalem Academy 2nd Edition


  • Author : Loren Fisher
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621893905


The Jerusalem Academy 2nd Edition Book Description :

This novel tells the story of the scribes who produced the book of Genesis. It is narrated by Keziah, the wife of Jonathan, one of the scribes. They collected the stories and put them together according to a detailed plan. These same scribes worked in the Jerusalem Academy during the time of the Davidic monarchy about 1000 BCE. The scribes understood their work to be a Royal Epic, and it helped bring Judah and Israel together and legitimize the throne of David. This epic was performed at the dedication of David's palace, and it is interesting to note the interplay between the scribes' text and the performance of the minstrels....

The Eloquent Peasant  2nd edition

The Eloquent Peasant 2nd edition


  • Author : Loren R. Fisher
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-01-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781630878344


The Eloquent Peasant 2nd edition Book Description :

Four thousand years ago, Egyptian society struggled with the downfall of the Old Kingdom, which brought an end to material success and introduced anarchy and chaos. Out of this period of crisis came such literature as A Dialogue between a Man and His Ba, Instructions to Meri-ka-Re, as well as the story recounted in this volume, The Eloquent Peasant. In this story, Khun-Anup, a poor peasant, was robbed, beaten, and scorned by Nemtinakht, who was well connected. Khun-Anup appealed to authorities for redress but had to make his appeals nine times. This compelling narrative recounts the peasant's struggle for justice. Fisher's fresh translation with notes provides an engaging entry to a story that has contemporary implications....

The Minority Report  2nd Edition

The Minority Report 2nd Edition


  • Author : Loren R. Fisher
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-05-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621897934


The Minority Report 2nd Edition Book Description :

Endorsements: "A novel is a novel way of entering into the world of biblical textual criticism! Fisher's novel about the writing of the Job poem and how its message was largely silenced by locating it within the more ancient story is a likely tale that, in any case, brings to life the world of scholars at David's court. It also shows that modern skepticism is not so modern after all!" --John Cobb, Emeritus Professor, Claremont School of Theology About the Contributor(s): Loren R. Fisher retired as Professor of Hebrew Bible at the School of Theology at Claremont and as Professor of Semitic Languages and Literature at the Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of The Many Voices of Job, Tales from Ancient Egypt, The Jerusalem Academy, and the ...

Glory  Grace  and Truth

Glory Grace and Truth


  • Author : Alexander Tsutserov
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781630877163


Glory Grace and Truth Book Description :

In Glory, Grace, and Truth, Alexander Tsutserov argues that three concepts of the revelation of God as Jesus are unfolded throughout the Gospel of John in terms of a ratification of the covenant of the presence of God. The covenantal aspects of glory, confirming the presence of God, are evident in Jesus: the visible appearance of God; the intrinsic character of God; the miraculous splendor of God (in Jesus's incomparable signs, deeds, wonders, and marvelous acts); and the divine honor of God (in the Son glorified by the Father). Grace upon grace alludes to the requests to confirm the presence of God. All believers gained the grace of the presence of God in Jesus, rather than Moses alone encountering the grace of the presence at Sinai. The Gospel of J...

Daughters of Hecate

Daughters of Hecate


  • Author : Kimberly B. Stratton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190202149


Daughters of Hecate Book Description :

Daughters of Hecate unites for the first time research on the problem of gender and magic in three ancient Mediterranean societies: early Judaism, Christianity, and Graeco-Roman culture. The book illuminates the gendering of ancient magic by approaching the topic from three distinct disciplinary perspectives: literary stereotyping, the social application of magic discourse, and material culture. The authors probe the foundations of, processes, and motivations behind gendered stereotypes, beginning with Western culture's earliest associations of women and magic in the Bible and Homer's Odyssey. Daughters of Hecate provides a nuanced exploration of the topic while avoiding reductive approaches. In fact, the essays in this volume uncover complexities an...

The Book of Genesis

The Book of Genesis


  • Author : Craig A. Evans
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2012-03-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004226579


The Book of Genesis Book Description :

Drawing on the latest in Genesis scholarship, this volume offers twenty-nine essays on a wide range of topics related to Genesis, written by leading experts in the field. Topics include its formation, reception, textual history and translation, themes, theologies, and place within Judaism, Christianity, and Islam....

Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics  Eg Lan

Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Eg Lan


  • Author : Kees Versteegh
  • Publisher : Brill Academic Pub
  • Release Date : 2006-11-29
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9004144749


Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Eg Lan Book Description :

The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics is a major multi-volume reference work. It is a unique collaboration of hundreds of scholars from around the world and covers all relevant aspects of the study of Arabic, dealing with all levels of the language (pre-Classical Arabic, Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic vernaculars, mixed varieties of Arabic)....

An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt


  • Author : Kathryn A. Bard
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-01-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118896112


An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt Book Description :

This student-friendly introduction to the archaeology of ancient Egypt guides readers from the Paleolithic to the Greco-Roman periods, and has now been updated to include recent discoveries and new illustrations. • Superbly illustrated with photographs, maps, and site plans, with additional illustrations in this new edition • Organized into 11 chapters, covering: the history of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric and pharaonic chronology and the ancient Egyptian language; geography, resources, and environment; and seven chapters organized chronologically and devoted to specific archaeological sites and evidence • Includes sections on salient topics such as the constructing the Great Pyramid at Giza and the process of mummification...

The Idea of Idolatry and the Emergence of Islam

The Idea of Idolatry and the Emergence of Islam


  • Author : G. R. Hawting
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-12-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1139426354


The Idea of Idolatry and the Emergence of Islam Book Description :

Why and under what circumstances did the religion of Islam emerge in a remote part of Arabia at the beginning of the seventh century? Traditional scholarship maintains that Islam developed in opposition to the idolatrous and polytheistic religion of the Arabs of Mecca and the surrounding regions. In this study of pre-Islamic Arabian religion, G. R. Hawting adopts a comparative religious perspective to suggest an alternative view. By examining the various bodies of evidence which survive from this period, the Koran and the vast resources of the Islamic tradition, the author argues that in fact Islam arose out of conflict with other monotheists whose beliefs and practices were judged to fall short of true monotheism and were, in consequence, attacked p...

Encyclopaedia Judaica  Ba Blo

Encyclopaedia Judaica Ba Blo


  • Author : Fred Skolnik
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Jews
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0028659317


Encyclopaedia Judaica Ba Blo Book Description :

Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures....