Nameless Heroes of the Bible

Author: Carl Wells

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468558927

Category: Religion

Page: 388

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Nobody knows their names . . . Except God--and perhaps several million (billion?) of their closest friends in heaven. The Bible gives us true stories about a large handful of fascinating, but nameless, people. You and I are like them. We too will be nameless to history. And we too have an opportunity to act in ways that have a profound effect for good on the way history unfolds on the earth. They are Nameless Heroes of the Bible. What do they have to teach us?

The Bible in Byzantium

Appropriation, Adaptation, Interpretation

Author: Agnethe Siquans,Armin Lange,Claudia Rapp,Andreas Külzer

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647570680

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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The Bible is the foundational text for the Byzantine Empire. The papers of this volume explore its reception through appropriation, adaptation and interpretation as articulated in all aspects of Byzantine society. Several sessions at the ISBL held in Vienna, 6 to 10 July 2014 on ‘The Reception of the Bible in Greco-Roman Tradition,’ ‘The Bible between Jews and Christians in Byzantium,’ ‘Biblical Scholarship in Byzantium,’ and ‘Biblical Foundations of Byzantine Identity and Culture’ built the basis of this volume. Various angles shed light on the Byzantine experience of the Bible. The wide range of source materials that inform the contributions to this volume—from manuscripts and military handbooks to lead seals and pilgrim guides— allows insights into a vivid liturgical tradition, which shapes Orthodox Christianity up today. As a thoroughly Christianized society, the Bible had sunk deep into the cultural DNA of Byzantium. The volume shows the multitude of strategies for the engagement with the Biblical text and the manifold ways in which the Bible message was experienced, articulated and brought to life on a daily basis.

Die Samaritaner und die Bibel / The Samaritans and the Bible

Historische und literarische Wechselwirkungen zwischen biblischen und samaritanischen Traditionen / Historical and Literary Interactions between Biblical and Samaritan Traditions

Author: Jörg Frey,Ursula Schattner-Rieser,Konrad Schmid

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110294362

Category: Religion

Page: 460

View: 694

Die samaritanischen Überlieferungen finden in der Bibelwissenschaft nach wie vor zu wenig Beachtung. Der vorliegende Band mit Beiträgen eines 2010 in Zürich abgehaltenen Symposiums stellt daher die Geschichte der Samaritaner und die Überlieferungen über sie in den biblischen Quellen einerseits und die Perspektiven auf die biblische, frühjüdische und frühchristliche Geschichte in den samaritanischen Quellen andererseits gegenüber. Die Beiträge reichen von der Bedeutung des Samaritanischen Pentateuchs und dem Verhältnis des Garizim-Tempels zum Jerusalemer Tempel über die wechselseitigen Ursprungserzählungen, die samaritanische Geschichte in der Alexanderzeit, das Bild der Samaritaner im Neuen Testament und das Bild Jesu und der frühen Christen in samaritanischen Quellen bis hin zur antisamaritanischen Polemik der Rabbinen und den Religionsgesprächen in arabischer Zeit. Durch die wechselseitige Wahrnehmung biblischer bzw. frühjüdischer und samaritanischer Quellen sollen neue Diskursräume eröffnet und Impulse für die weitere Analyse und Auswertung der samaritanischen Quellen gegeben werden.

Biblical Figures Outside the Bible

Author: Michael E. Stone,Theodore A. Bergren

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781563384110

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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1999 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Award for the category Best Book Relating to the Old Testament. Explores the evolution of the biographical traditions of some fifteen biblical figures

Ethnicity and the Bible

Author: Mark G. Brett

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9780391041264

Category: Religion

Page: 509

View: 1319

This international collection of twenty-one essays examines the construction of ethnic identities both within the Bible itself and in biblical interpretation. The major themes of the volumes are: ethnocentrism, indigeneity, ethics and the politics of identity. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.

History of the Bible in English

Author: Frederick Fyvie Bruce

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 9780718890315

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The Bible in the English language is among the great achievements of all time, not only as a masterpiece of inspired writing but as a witness to the place of the Scriptures in the life of the English-speaking peoples, and Bruce's work, recognised for 30 years as the best on its subject, documents its history and shows the impact of some of the translations on the use and development of the English language. Formerly The English Bible, this comprehensive study of the various English translations of the Bible is again available in paperback. The author traces the story from the earliest partial translations in Saxon times, through Wycliffe, Tyndale and The King James Version, to the publication of such contemporary versions as The New English Bible, The New American Standard Version, The Living Bible, and The Good News Bible. Authoritative and highly readable, this remains one of the standard works on its subject.

All the Questions in the Bible

Author: Lorna Anderson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411625161

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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A comprehensive listing of all the questions in the Bible, arranged in topical order. Main categories are: Questions about God, Questions about Truth, Questions about Man. Invaluable for personal Bible study, lesson preparation, general reference.

A Complete Introduction to the Bible

Author: Christopher Gilbert

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809145529

Category: Religion

Page: 308

View: 9075

"A Complete Introduction to the Bible is an ideal resource for personal study, as a classroom text, or for use with Bible study groups. Accompanying charts, graphs, maps, and online study-discussion questions for each chapter complement this presentation."--BOOK JACKET.

The Oxford Companion to the Bible

Author: Bruce M. Metzger,Michael David Coogan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199743919

Category: Religion

Page: 932

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The Bible has had an immeasurable influence on Western culture, touching on virtually every aspect of our lives. It is one of the great wellsprings of Western religious, ethical, and philosophical traditions. It has been an endless source of inspiration to artists, from classic works such as Michaelangelo's Last Judgment, Handel's Messiah, or Milton's Paradise Lost, to modern works such as Thomas Mann's Joseph and His Brothers or Martin Scorsese's controversial Last Temptation of Christ. For countless generations, it has been a comfort in suffering, a place to reflect on the mysteries of birth, death, and immortality. Its stories and characters are an integral part of the repertoire of every educated adult, forming an enduring bond that spans thousands of years and embraces a vast community of believers and nonbelievers. The Oxford Companion to the Bible provides an authoritative one-volume reference to the people, places, events, books, institutions, religious belief, and secular influence of the Bible. Written by more than 250 scholars from some 20 nations and embracing a wide variety of perspectives, the Companion offers over seven hundred entries, ranging from brief identifications--who is Dives? where is Pisgah?--to extensive interpretive essays on topics such as the influence of the Bible on music or law. Ranging far beyond the scope of a traditional Bible dictionary, the Companion features, in addition to its many informative, factual entries, an abundance of interpretive essays. Here are extended entries on religious concepts from immortality, sin, and grace, to baptism, ethics, and the Holy Spirit. The contributors also explore biblical views of modern issues such as homosexuality, marriage, and anti-Semitism, and the impact of the Bible on the secular world (including a four-part article on the Bible's influence on literature). Of course, the Companion can also serve as a handy reference, the first place to turn to find factual information on the Bible. Readers will find fascinating, informative articles on all the books of the Bible--including the Apocrypha and many other ancient texts, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, Pseudepigrapha, and the Mishrah. Virtually every figure who walked across the biblical stage is identified here, ranging from Rebekah, Rachel, and Mary, to Joseph, Barabbas, and Jesus. The Companion also offers entries that shed light on daily life in ancient Israel and the earliest Christian communities, with fascinating articles on feasts and festivals, clothing, medicine, units of time, houses, and furniture. Finally, there are twenty-eight pages of full-color maps, providing an accurate, detailed portrait of the biblical world. A vast compendium of information related to scriptures, here is an ideal complement to the Bible, an essential volume for every home and library, the first place to turn for information on the central book of Western culture.

Mercer Dictionary of the Bible

Author: Watson E. Mills,Roger Aubrey Bullard

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865543737

Category: Religion

Page: 987

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An encyclopedic guide to the interpretation and understanding of biblical literature. Though written by members of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, the 1,450 original entries by some 225 contributors are diverse in viewpoint and devoid of theological prescription. They're

40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible

Author: Robert L. Plummer

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 082543498X

Category: Religion

Page: 347

View: 5900

The second in the series organized around common FAQs, 40Questions about Interpreting the Bible tackles the major questions thatstudents, pastors and professors ask about the hermeneutics of reading thebible (i.e. understanding the bible).