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Mystical Prayer in Ancient Judaism

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ISBN 10 : 3161456793
Pages : 284 pages
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The Forsaken Firstborn

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ISBN 10 : 9780567427946
Pages : 159 pages
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Download The Forsaken Firstborn PDF Full Free by Roger Syrén and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 1992-12-01 with total page 159 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This provocative book combines literary and historical methods to examine the phenomenon of the 'forsaken firstborn' in Genesis. The dignity of the firstborn sons of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph-Ishmael, Esau, Reuben and Manasseh-is disregarded in the narrative and the rights inherent in their status are taken from them and conferred on a younger brother. One might easily compare this with the motif in many folktales of the youngest son outdoing his elder brothers in cleverness and skill. But unlike the folklore motif, in the book of Genesis the younger brother's success is not due to any courageous deed or heroic feat on his own part. Instead the displacement of the elder by the younger is usually the result of somebody else's initiative and achievement.


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The Poetics of Ascent

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ISBN 10 : 0887066364
Pages : 174 pages
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Download The Poetics of Ascent PDF Full Free by Naomi Janowitz and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1989-01-01 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book represents the first English translation of Maaseh Merkabah, which is part of a body of early Jewish mystical texts known as palace (hekhalot) or chariot (merkabah) texts. Through a complex dialogue, a rabbi-teacher reveals to his student the techniques of ascent, methods for traveling up through the heavens by means of recitation of hymns. The teacher gives vivid descriptions of the heavenly realm, filled with flaming chariots and a chorus of angels engaged in praising the deity. The emphasis in the text is on language, on the correct recitation of the words to achieve the ritual. The particular focus is on the divine Name, which can be employed in unusual ways. The author relates the structures of the text to the linguistic idealogies. The complex structures of the text begin to unfold in light of the theories about the ritual function of language. The hymns include praise of the deity and voces magicae, words that have no semantic meaning, but draw attention to sounds of letters in God's name. Since God's name is used to create the world, the sounds of the name are creative, but the Name cannot be spoken. The hymns create a multiplicity of Name-equivalents, words that have the functional status of the divine Name and which can be employed in ritual. Voces magicae are not so much nonsense as they are logical extensions of the linguistic theory. The final chapter surveys recent theories of ritual language and then uses the conclusions from the study to refine the general issue of the relationship between the semantic meaning of words and their ritual efficacy. The dialogic structure of the text permits the reader to become the next student in a chain going back to the deity by means of Moses.


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Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN 10 : 1462820751
Pages : 625 pages
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Download Birding and Mysticism Volume 2 PDF Full Free by George E. Lowe and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2009-09-29 with total page 625 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In volume 2 of Birding and Mysticism: Enlightenment Through Bird Watching, there is no traditional table of contents; rather, there are the five main parts and their sections and subsections, which contain the substantive ideas and memes of volume 2, followed by six appendices. The main thrust of volume 2 concerns the many aspects, faces, and forms of mysticism: religious, spiritual, rational, scientific, personal, and practical.


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ISBN 10 : 9781725287105
Pages : 336 pages
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Download The Unity of the Bible PDF Full Free by Duane L. Christensen and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2020-09-22 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This landmark work represents an imaginative and important new analysis of the basic development of the Scriptures through the centuries. Christensen explores the overall unity of the entire Bible, not just as a collection of sixty-six or seventy-two individual books, nor just as the Old and New Testaments, but as a single literary work that comprises today’s Christian Bible. He shows how it emerged over the course of centuries in distinct stages. The Hebrew Scriptures or Old Testament developed in three steps from the formation of the Pentateuch and Prophets that took place up to the time of Josiah in the seventh century B.C.E., followed by the production of the Deuteronomic Canon during and following the Exile, and then the completion of the whole Hebrew Canon as we now have it. This was followed by a second major phase – the development of the Apostolic writings to be added to the First Testament as a Second (or New) Testament. After tracing the growth of the Bible in these stages, Christensen examines the structure and literary art of each major section from the Pentateuch (Torah) to the New Testament.


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The History of al-Tabari Vol. 2

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Publisher : State University of New York Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780791497517
Pages : 228 pages
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Download The History of al-Tabari Vol. 2 PDF Full Free by and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2015-06-10 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume records the lives and efforts of some of the prophets preceeding the birth of Mohammad. It devotes most of its message to two towering figures--Abraham, the Friend of God, and his great-grandson, Joseph. The story is not, however simply a repetition of Biblical tales in a slightly altered form, for Tabari sees the ancient pre-Islamic Near East as an area in which the histories of three different peoples are acted out, occasionally meeting and intertwining. Thus ancient Iran, Israel, and Arabia serve as the stages on which actors such as Biwarasb, the semi-legendary Iranian king, Noah and his progeny, and the otherwise unknown Arabian prophets Hud and Salih appear and act. In the pages of this volume we read of the miraculous birth and early life of Abraham, and of his struggle against his father's idolatry. God grants him sons--Ishmael from Hagar and Isaac from Sarah--and the conflicts between the two mothers, the subsequent expulsion of Hagar, and her settling in the vicinity of Mecca, all lead to the story of Abraham's being commanded to build God's sanctuary there. Abraham is tested by God, both by being commanded to sacrifice his son (and here Tabari shows his fairness be presenting the arguments of Muslim scholars as to whether that son was Ishmael or Isaac) and by being given commandments to follow both in personal behavior and in ritual practice. The account of Abraham is interlaced with tales of the cruel tyrant Nimrod, who tried in vain both to burn Abraham in fire and to reach the heavens to fight with God. The story of Abraham's nephew Lot and the wicked people of Sodom also appears here, with the scholars once again arguing--this time over what the exact crimes were for which the Sodomites were destroyed. Before proceeding to the story of Joseph, which is recounted in great detail, we linger over the accounts of two figures associated with ancient Arabia in Muslim tradition: the Biblical Job, who despite his trials and sufferings does not rail against God, and Shu'ayb, usually associated with the Biblical Jethro, the priest of Midian and father-in-law of Moses. Finally we meet Joseph, whose handsome appearance, paternal preference, and subsequent boasting to his brothers lead to his being cast into a pit and ending up as a slave in Egypt. His career is traced in some detail: the attempted seduction by Potiphar's wife, his imprisonment and eventual release after becoming able to interpret dreams, and his rise to power as ruler of Egypt. The volume ends with the moving story of Joseph's reunion with his brothers, the tragi-comic story of how he reveals himself to them, and the final reunion with his aged father who is brought to Egypt to see his son's power and glory. This is proto-history told in fascinating detail, of us in different contexts, as well as of others completely unknown to Western readers.


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Eliezer Ben Hyrcanus

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Publisher : Brill Archive
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ISBN 10 : 9004037535
Pages : 528 pages
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Al-Rabghūzī, The Stories of the Prophets (2 vols.)

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ISBN 10 : 9789004294837
Pages : 1435 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9783736800748
Pages : 834 pages
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A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part 3

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ISBN 10 : 9781725217775
Pages : 432 pages
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Download A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part 3 PDF Full Free by Jacob Neusner and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2006-10-18 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The history of Jews from the period of the Second Temple to the rise of Islam. From 'A History of the Mishnaic Law of Appointed Times, Part 1' This volume introduces the sources of Judaism in late antiquity to scholars in adjacent fields, such as the study of the Old and New Testaments, Ancient History, the ancient Near East, and the history of religion. In two volumes, leading American, Israeli, and European specialists in the history, literature, theology, and archaeology of Judaism offer factual answers to the two questions that the study of any religion in ancient times must raise. The first is, what are the sources -- written and in material culture -- that inform us about that religion? The second is, how have we to understand those sources in reconstructing the history of various Judaic systems in antiquity. The chapters set forth in simple statements, intelligible to non-specialists, the facts which the sources provide. Because of the nature of the subject and acute interest in it, the specialists also raise some questions particular to the study of Judaism, dealing with its historical relationship with nascent Christianity in New Testament times. The work forms the starting point for the study of all the principal questions concerning Judaism in late antiquity and sets forth the most current, critical results of scholarship.


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Ishmael

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ISBN 10 : 0553375407
Pages : 276 pages
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Download Ishmael PDF Full Free by Daniel Quinn and published by Bantam. This book was released on 1995 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An award-winning, compelling novel of spiritual adventure about a gorilla named Ishmael, who possesses immense wisdom, and the man who becomes his pupil, offers answers to the world's most pressing moral dilemmas. Reprint.


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India Traders of the Middle Ages

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ISBN 10 : 9789004154728
Pages : 949 pages
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Download India Traders of the Middle Ages PDF Full Free by Shelomo Dov Goitein and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2008 with total page 949 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The annotated and translated letters of 11th-12th century traders of the Jewish Indian Ocean, found in the Cairo Geniza, provide fascinating information on commerce between the Far East, Yemen and the Mediterranean, medieval material, social, and spiritual civilization among Jews and Arabs, and Judeo-Arabic.


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ISBN 10 : 055310053X
Pages : 325 pages
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Download The Story of B PDF Full Free by Daniel Quinn and published by Bantam Dell Publishing Group. This book was released on 1996 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jared Osborne, a Laurentians priest, investigates an itinerant preacher of unusual power and penetrates his inner circle, where he becomes an anguished collaborator in the dismantling of his own beliefs. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.


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ISBN 10 : 9780891300953
Pages : 344 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781429104678
Pages : 132 pages
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Download Milliken's Complete Book of Reading and Writing Reproducibles - Grades 7-8 PDF Full Free by and published by Milliken Publishing Company. This book was released on 2009-09-01 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This activity book of over 110 ready-to-use, reproducible pencil-to-paper worksheets are ideal for enrichment or for use as reinforcement. Perfect for use at school or as homework, they feature basic written and English skills including comprehension, letter blends, vowels, rhyming words, and creative writing.


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ISBN 10 : 9781418589141
Pages : 2240 pages
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Download KJV Study Bible, eBook PDF Full Free by Thomas Nelson and published by Thomas Nelson. This book was released on 2013-10-22 with total page 2240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The best selling study Bible in the King James Version—now updated, with added features. Trusted for 25 years, The King James Study Bible has dependable notes and annotations from scholars you can rely on, led by General Editor Edward Hindson. A clear presentation of conservative Bible doctrine, with the resources you need for knowing God’s Word. Features include: NEW: Fresh new page design for enjoyable reading of the Authorized King James text More than 5,700 authoritative and time-tested study notes offer straightforward communication and clear understanding NEW: 48 revised in-text maps and charts - modernized and redrawn for stress-free reference Large, 11-point Bible type for comfort reading no matter how long you spend NEW: Enhanced concordance with added Hebrew and Greek word studies gives deeper insight NEW: Index of Christ and the Gospels NEW: Index of Paul and His Letters NEW: Index of Bible Prophecy Words of Christ in red Doctrinal and archaeological footnotes and personality profiles written by trusted, conservative pastors and Bible teachers Comprehensive book introductions and outlines Center-column references with translation notes Complete index to annotations, doctrinal footnotes, personality profiles, and archaeological sites Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles King James Study Bibles sold to date: More than 2.4 million The King James Version—The most successful Bible translation in history with billions of copies published


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