A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Lamentations by R. B. Salters

By R. B. Salters

For over 100 years foreign severe Commentaries have had a different position between works in English at the Bible. they've got sought to collect all of the appropriate aids to exegesis, linguistic and textual a minimum of archaeological, old, literary and theological, to assist the reader comprehend the which means of the books of the outdated and New Testaments.

The new commentaries proceed this custom. New facts now on hand, in addition to new tools of research, could be included within the convinced expectation that there'll be a fair higher desire for such commentaries within the twenty-first century than there was within the past.

No test has been made to safe a uniform theological or serious method of the biblical textual content: participants were invited for his or her scholarly contrast, now not for his or her adherence to anybody tuition of proposal. it truly is was hoping that the hot volumes will reach the excessive criteria in their predecessors and give a contribution considerably to the knowledge of the books of the Bible.

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Wyrdworking: The Path of a Saxon Sorcerer by Alaric Albertsson

By Alaric Albertsson

In the pages of this magical guide, you’ll locate every thing you want to comprehend to perform Saxon sorcery. Alaric Albertsson once more uncovers the practices and customs of the Anglo-Saxons hidden in early charms and English folks traditions. His first publication, Travels via center Earth, taught readers how you can connect to the Saxon cosmology, deities, spirits, and rituals. Now, Wyrdworking tells the right way to craft rune charms, brew potions, solid powerful spells, and use magical innovations to discover love and prosperity.

This consultant explores the folklore, meanings, and magical homes of all thirty-three outdated English Futhorc runes, classifying them through subject matter, resembling animals or bushes, that will help you study. realize the best way to make a wand or employees, consecrate and use a seax (knife), and perform the natural therapeutic often called wortcunning. layout potent spells by utilizing galdor (incantations), perform wiglung (the artwork of soothsaying), and create your personal set of strong divinatory runes.

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Rezeption und Wirkung des Dekalogs in jüdischen und by J. Cornelis de Vos

By J. Cornelis de Vos

J. Cornelis de Vos examines the impression and reception of the Decalogue as much as 2 hundred CE, scrutinizing the types of the Decalogue, and the historical past of the Decalogue in old Jewish writings, the hot testomony, and early Christian writings. just about all texts express an interconnection of id and normativity: the Decalogue capabilities as an expression of basic ethical innovations of socio-religious teams. whilst, those teams improve the Decalogue with normativity—sometimes even increasing on it—to make it a textual content that generates their very own identity.
This is the 1st research that provides an in-depth and non-stop research of the early historical past of the Decalogue.

Der Wirkung und Rezeption des Dekalogs bis 2 hundred n.Chr. widmet sich J. Cornelis de Vos in dieser Studie. Dafür erforscht er zunächst die alten Textzeugen der beiden Dekalogfassungen, um anschließend zu fragen, wie die Zehn Gebote bei antik-jüdischen Autoren, im Neuen testomony sowie in frühchristlichen Schriften aufgenommen wurden. Es zeigt sich eine Verbindung von Normativität und Identität: Der Dekalog gilt zumeist als Ausdruck der moralischen Grundauffassungen sozioreligiöser Gruppen; er wird gleichzeitig von diesen Gruppen mit Normativität aufgeladen – manchmal sogar erweitert – gerade um als Identität stiftend für die eigene Gruppe zu gelten.
Dies ist die erste Studie, die eine detaillierte und durchgehende Geschichte des Dekalogs in der Antike beschreibt.

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The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on by Katherine Stewart

By Katherine Stewart

In 2009, the excellent news membership got here to the general public uncomplicated institution the place journalist Katherine Stewart despatched her teenagers. The membership, that is backed by means of the kid Evangelism Fellowship, accounts itself as an after-school software of ““Bible study.” yet Stewart quickly came upon that the Club’s genuine undertaking is to transform childrens to fundamentalist Christianity and inspire them to proselytize to their ““unchurched” friends, all of the whereas selling the typical yet misunderstanding one of the youngsters that its actions are counseled by means of the school.

Astonished to find that the U.S. ultimate courtroom has deemed this——and different kinds of non secular job in public schools——legal, Stewart trigger on an investigative trip to dozens of towns and cities around the kingdom to rfile the influence. during this ebook she demonstrates that there's extra faith in America’s public colleges this day than there was for the prior a hundred years. The move using this time table is stealthy. it truly is competitive. It has our youngsters in its points of interest. And its final objective is to smash the approach of public schooling as we all know it.

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Samaria, Samarians, Samaritans: Studies on Bible, History by József Zsengellér

By József Zsengellér

This quantity represents the present kingdom of Samaritan study. The reviews, which have been awarded on the 7th overseas convention of the Societe d Etudes Samaritaines, take care of numerous elements of the sphere of Samaritan experiences, just like the connections of Samaritan heritage and faith to the outdated testomony, difficulties of the temple development on Mount Gerizim within the Persian or Hellenistic interval, linguistic features of the Samaritan Hebrew language and Samaritan theological questions of the Arabic period. Papers have been written through the prime students of Samaritan reviews.

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Zeit und Ewigkeit als Raum gottlichen Handelns: by Reinhard G. Kratz & Hermann Spieckermann

By Reinhard G. Kratz & Hermann Spieckermann

The quantity comprises the papers from a world symposium held in 2007 by way of the G?¶ttingen Graduate college on pictures of Gods - pictures of God - global perspectives: Polytheism and Monotheism within the vintage global. operating from the subject of Time and Eternity as locations of Divine motion, the participants research differing conceptions of time and eternity in a cultural zone with in depth trade. The papers care for the traditional Orient (Egypt, Mesopotamia, Iran), historical philosophy (Aristotle, Plato, Stoa) and the 3 global religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

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The Drawing of the Mark of Cain: A Social-Historical by Dik Van Arkel

By Dik Van Arkel

Anti-Semitism is a phenomenal ancient phenomenon whose historical past extends not less than millennia into the previous, as its discriminatory vitriol affecting many nations and quite a lot of societies. but regardless of that heritage, the stipulations of anti-Semitism aren't common. many nations haven't any culture of anti-Semitic suggestion, or even in these international locations the place anti-Semitism periodically rears its head, there were lengthy sessions while it was once approximately dormant. This definitive research tackles the complicated roots and manifestations of anti-Semitism over the centuries, tracing the increase of anti-Jewish stereotypes and the conditions within which racial prejudice has resulted in tragic outcomes. because the large-scale social adjustments of the earlier millennia have given additional impetus to the reappearance of cultural bias, it is a well timed and significant contribution to social old scholarship.

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Religion on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and by James John Jurinski

By James John Jurinski

From the across the world well known Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925, which pitted a public tuition instructor arrested for instructing evolution opposed to the country of Tennessee, faith on Trial chronicles key complaints that experience formed the tumultuous dating among church and nation all through U.S. history.This quantity chronicles such groundbreaking instances because the 1991 selection ordering blood transfusions for kids of Christian Scientists in Norwood clinic v. Munoz and the notorious case, Engel v. Vitale, that banned prayer in faculties and ignited demands leader Justice Earl Warren's impeachment. The paintings addresses such inflammatory modern disputes as prayer in faculties, allegiance to the flag, and the exhibit of non secular symbols on public estate, and the impression they've got had on American society.

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