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By Charlotte M Mason. 2015
The Saviour of the World covers each incident and each saying in the Bible and converts them to either a…single poem, blank verse or rhymed stanza, according to the subject. This volume, called The Holy Infancy, was originally published in 1908. This book will be of interest to students of both religious studies and English literature.
New York Times Best Seller! Over 2,700 5-Star Reviews From the author that brought you NEW YORK TIMES best sellers The…Book of Mysteries, The Harbinger, and The Paradigm with over 3 MILLION copies sold"Rabbi Jonathan Cahn is a Jewish prophet who has been chosen to reveal end-time mysteries—vital material to put the last-days puzzle together!" —Sid Roth | Host, It&’s Supernatural! "The Mystery of the Shemitah is a detailed, compelling, and provocative book for anyone seeking answers to the future of America and the world." —Marcus D. Lamb | Founder, president, Daystar Television Network "The Mystery of the Shemitah is the most amazing thing I have ever read! Brilliant and stunning . . . sobering . . . humbling . . . it is undeniable truth. It is one of the most important books of our lifetime!" —Joseph Farah | Founder, WND The Shemitah occurs every seven years. Has God already given us clues as to WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT? The Shemitah (shmee-TA), or Sabbath year, is the seventh year of the seven-year agricultural cycle mandated by the Torah for the land of Israel. Understanding this seven-year pattern is essential for understanding the prophecy and mysteries of the Bible that are still applicable today. In The Mystery of the Shemitah Updated Edition you will discover new insight on current events such as: How the Great Depression and other economic events fit into the ShemitahHow stock market crashes in 2015 were linked to the period of nullification at the end of the ShemitahHow the Shemitah of 2015 affected economies worldwideHow the pattern of sevens predicted 9/11 to the exact hourHow the World Trade Center was conceived, started, finished, and destroyed in Shemitah yearsHow the rise—and possibly the fall—of America can be linked to the year of the ShemitahAnd much more…
By Paul Babie, Michael Trainor. 2016
This book compares our contemporary preoccupation with ownership and consumption with the role of property and possessions in the biblical…world, contending that Christian theology provides a valuable entry point to discussing the issue of private property—a neoliberal tool with the capacity to shape the world in which we live by exercising control over the planet’s resources. Babie and Trainor draw on the teaching on property and possessions of Jesus of Nazareth. They demonstrate how subsequent members of the Jesus movement—the writers of early collection of Jesus sayings (called ‘Q’), and the gospels of Mark and Luke—reformulated Jesus’ teaching for different contexts that was radical and challenging for their own day. Their view of wealth and possessions continues today to be as relevant as ever. By placing the insights of the Galilean Jesus and the early Jesus movement into conversation with contemporary views on private property and consumer culture, the authors develop legal, philosophical and theological insights, what they describe as ‘seven theses’, into how our desire for ethical living fares in the neoliberal marketplace.
This book addresses central theological issues and biblical narratives in terms of a bold thesis regarding relations between God and…humans: that the actions of God and the actions of humans are informed by independently valid moral viewpoints which do not entirely overlap. The author suggests that God’s plans and actions refl ect the interests and obligations appropriate to His goal of creating a worthy world, but not necessarily our world. In contrast, humans must attend to special obligations grounded in their dependence on their existing created world and in their particular places in the human family. However, in acts of grace, God voluntarily takes on special obligations toward the created world by entering covenants with its inhabitants. When the covenant involves reciprocal obligations, as in the case of God’s covenant with Israel, it also recruits human beings to play conscious roles in God’s larger plans. These covenants frame the moral parameters of human-divine interaction and cooperation in which each party strains to negotiate confl icts between its original duties and the new obligations generated by covenants. The interpretive discussions in this book involve close readings of the Hebrew text and are also informed by rabbinic tradition and Western philosophy. They address major issues that are of relevance to scholars of the bible, theology, and philosophy of religion, including the relationship between divine commands and morality, God’s responsibility for human suff ering, God’s role in history and the intersection between politics and religion.
Women in Scripture: A Dictionary of Named and Unnamed Women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books and the New Testament
By Toni Craven, Carol Meyers, Ross S. Kraemer. 2000
&“This splendid reference describes every woman in Jewish and Christian scripture . . . monumental&” (Library Journal). In recent decades, many biblical…scholars have studied the holy text with a new focus on gender. Women in Scripture is a groundbreaking work that provides Jews, Christians, or anyone fascinated by a body of literature that has exerted a singular influence on Western civilization a thorough look at every woman and group of women mentioned in the Bible, whether named or unnamed, well known or heretofore not known at all. They are remarkably varied—from prophets to prostitutes, military heroines to musicians, deacons to dancers, widows to wet nurses, rulers to slaves. There are familiar faces, such as Eve, Judith, and Mary, seen anew with the full benefit of the most up-to-date results of biblical scholarship. But the most innovative aspect of this book is the section devoted to the many females who in the scriptures do not even have names. Combining rigorous research with engaging prose, these articles on women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books, and the New Testament will inform, delight, and challenge readers interested in the Bible, scholars and laypeople alike. Together, these collected histories create a volume that takes the study of women in the Bible to a new level.
By George MacDonald. 2006
This collection of sermons and theological essays by the beloved Victorian author explore the nature of God&’s truth and how…it is revealed to us. The Victorian author, poet, and theologian George MacDonald inspired some of the greatest writers of the early 20th century, including C.S. Lewis, who said MacDonald&’s books were pivotal in leading him toward Christianity. But while MacDonald&’s fiction remains popular—with such notable classics as Robert Falconer and At the Back of the North Wind—his theological nonfiction is often challenging for modern readers. Now MacDonald scholar and biographer Michael Phillips addresses this difficulty with this expertly edited edition of MacDonald&’s sermons and essays about God&’s truth. Each selection is accompanied by Phillips&’s illuminating commentary, providing readers with an essential road map into the expansive world of George MacDonald&’s theological writings.
By Brennan Manning, John Blase. 2013
A deeply personal and heartfelt devotional from the beloved author of The Ragamuffin Gospel. Raw vulnerability can be scary.…It can also save our lives. In this book, Brennan Manning has laid out a month of honest prayers to God, whom he affectionately calls Abba, in an easy-to-use format that can guide your own prayers. Each day contains morning and evening prayers coupled with Scripture and excerpts from Manning&’s contemporary spiritual classics—in a modern-day collection of psalms, complete with cries for help, expressions of wonder, and invitations into the comforting mercy of God.
An Exploration of Different Issues in the Doctrine of the Trinity. Throughout the last century, theologians gave great attention to…the doctrine of the Trinity, and they largely succeeded in restoring it to a central place in Christian thought. But as they highlighted the novelty of the revolutionary new trinitarianism, a number of generalizations crept into the discussion that requires a careful reevaluation of the classical tradition.Trinitarian Theology—the subject of the second annual Los Angeles Theology Conference—sought to make constructive progress in the doctrine of the Trinity by aligning the trinitarian revival with the ongoing task of retrieving the classical doctrine of the Trinity.The nine diverse essays in this collection include discussions on:Ways to clarify the doctrine of the Trinity without sacrificing its essential mystery.The ways in which trinitarian theology applies practically to the Christian life and mission.Highlighting the counter-revolutionary trends in the most recent trinitarian thought.Discourse on the role Karl Barth played in advancing trinitarian thought.Each of the essays collected in this volume engage with Scripture as well as with others in the field—theologians both past and present, from different confessions—in order to provide constructive resources for contemporary systematic theology and to forge a theology for the future.
By Philip Mitchell. 2020
Many people believe passionately in truths that originate from the Bible, yet they do not know that the Bible is…the source of those truths. This book takes you on a journey into the most powerful ideas that have ever entered the mind of mankind--ideas that will shape your life, and the life of your community, and impact civilizations all across the world. Based on over 40 years of real-life experience as both a pastor and university professor, Dr. Mitchell shares priceless spiritual and biblical insights from his cross-cultural experiences in China, Cambodia, and Northern Thailand, and from his work as a professor. <p><p>1. The Sanctity of Life <p><p>2. The Value of Women <p><p>3. Ministries of Compassion <p><p>4. Social Justice <p><p>5. Free Will <p><p>6. Sexual Ethics <p><p>7. Christian Roots of Science & Theology <p><p>Dr. Philip Mitchell is a Professor of Social Sciences at Colorado Christian University. He has lectured on the impact of the Bible on cultures all over the world. He has appeared on national television in the U.S. and has done numerous interviews on national radio broadcasts and national publications. His focus is on how the Bible has transformed the world and continues to be the most powerful collection of ideas ever known to the human race.
By Myles A. Rutherford. 2023
The Lord is calling His people to break their silence and proclaim the Gospel to everyone—right now.The Spirit of God…is moving in people&’s hearts, prompting them to speak out against the sins and atrocities in our world. Speaking out comes with a cost. It can be challenging, unpopular, and downright lonely. You will be misunderstood. But those who speak in God&’s voice find peace for being faithful to his call. God has always looked for people who are willing to do what He needs done. He takes those imperfect people and baptizes them with passion to do His will. They cannot escape its clutches. God wants to say something to you and through you. He is looking for a trumpet; the raised voices of His remnant are the sounds of revival. Revival happens when repentance happens. Repentance happens when people speak the heart of God. God has voices ready to speak and bring revival to earth. Are you one of them? If you are looking for a way to unlock the words of God from deep in your soul, this book is for you.
By Jenna Bassin and Jane Lahr. 1955
An exquisitely illustrated collection of more than 100 beautiful prayers drawn from centuries of Christian faith across the globe. Chosen…for their poetry as well as their enduring power to inspire, the prayers collected in this volume reflect the historical and cultural breadth of the Christian tradition. The selection includes prayers from four continents and many centuries—composed in the flower of youth and the fullness of maturity, uttered in sorrow, thanksgiving, doubt, and transcendence. A Garden of Prayer brings together the words of Saints, including Thomas Aquinas and Francis of Assisi, as well as authors ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Merton and from John Donne to Robert Louis Stevenson. It also features powerful, anonymous prayers from the Christian communities of Ghana, Ireland, and elsewhere. The prayers are arranged in five sections that correspond to the changing seasons—spring, summer, fall, winter, and returns to the transcendent spring. The beauty of the prayers is enhanced by illustrations throughout the book, including full-color illuminations that begin each section.
LET GOD PERFORM THE MIRACULOUS IN YOUR LIFEDoes God still do miracles? It&’s a question many ask when they read about…the wonders God does in the Bible. In Signs and Secrets of the Messiah, Rabbi Jason Sobel seeks to answer this question by drawing on Jesus&’ miracles in the Gospel of John, biblical culture, and ancient texts. He reveals how Jesus takes the ordinary and turns it into something extraordinary (turning water into wine), gives new life (healing the man at the Pool of Bethesda), and blesses you so you can bless others (multiplying the loaves and fish). God still does the miraculous . . . if we only open our eyes to see it.This study guide includes:Individual access to five streaming video sessionsA guide to best practices for leading a groupVideo notes and a comprehensive structure for group discussion timePersonal study for deeper reflection between sessionsSessions and video run times:Signs and Secrets of Transformation (20:00)Signs and Secrets of the New Birth (21:00)Signs and Secrets of Healing (21:00)Signs and Secrets of Multiplication (21:30)Signs and Secrets of Fullness (20:00)This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including:The study guide itself—with discussion and reflection questions, video notes, and a leader's guide.An individual access code to stream all video sessions online. (You don&’t need to buy a DVD!)Streaming video access code included. Access code subject to expiration after 12/31/2028. Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code may not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Internet connection required. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Additional offer details inside.
By Rabbi Jason Sobel. 2023
Are you or someone you love desperate for a miracle? As witnessed through Scripture, the God who was and is…and is to come has been performing miracles from the beginning of time—so you can trust that Jesus wants to do something miraculous in your life today.In this follow-up to his book Mysteries of the Messiah, Rabbi Jason Sobel dives deep into Scripture, biblical culture, and ancient texts to help you better understand the truths and the power behind God&’s miracles, and to increase your faith that Jesus can perform miracles in your life. By taking a deeper look at Yeshua&’s miracles, Rabbi Jason reveals promises for all Christ followers based on miracles throughout Scripture:Jesus takes the ordinary and turns it into something extraordinary, because He wants you to live out of His overflow (He turned water into wine).Jesus wants to renew you so that He can do something new in you (He revealed to Nicodemus the miracle of rebirth).You can stop wandering aimlessly or feeling stuck in your current situation, but instead experience abundant life and healing (He healed the man at the Pool of Bethesda).God wants to bless you abundantly so you, in turn, can bless others and sow into His kingdom (Jesus multiplied the loaves and fish). As you go on this journey with Rabbi Jason, a Messianic Jew, he is praying that God will lead you to new insights and breakthroughs in your life. And as God reveals Himself to you in a fresh and powerful way, you will be filled with a sense of His presence and shalom.
This two-volume book presents cutting-edge archaeological research, primarily as practiced in the Eastern Mediterranean region. These volumes’ key foci are…inspired by the work of Thomas E. Levy. Volume 1 provides an in-depth look at new archaeological research in the southern Levant (primarily in modern Israel and Jordan) inspired by Levy’s commitment to understanding social, political, and economic processes in a long-term or “deep time” perspective. Volume 2 focuses on new research in several key areas of 21st century anthropological archaeology and archaeological science. Volume 1 is organized around two major themes: 1) the later prehistory of the southern Levant, or the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and Bronze Age, and 2) new research in biblical archaeology, or the historical archaeology of the Iron Age. Each section contains a combination of new perspectives on key debates and studies introducing new research questions and directions. Volume 2 is organized around five major themes: 1) the archaeology of the Faynan copper ore district of southern Jordan, a key region for archaeometallurgical research in West Asia where Levy conducted field research for over a decade, 2) new research in archaeometallurgy beyond the Faynan region, 3) marine and maritime archaeology, focusing on issues of trade and environmental change, 4) cyber-archaeology, an important 21st century field Levy conceived as “the marriage of archaeology, engineering, computer science, and the natural sciences,” and 5) key issues in anthropological archaeological theory. In addition to presenting the reader with an up-to-date view of research in each of these areas, the volume also has chapters exploring the connections between these themes, e.g. the maritime trade of metals and cyber-/digital archaeological approaches to metallurgy. The work contains contributions from both up-and-coming early career researchers and key established figures in their fields. This book is an essential reference for archaeologists and scholars in related disciplines working in the southern Levant and the Eastern Mediterranean.
By Daniel Sung Hyun. 2021
Gather a study group and explore the entire Bible in one year Studying the Bible with others helps you open…yourself up to greater meaning and reflection than studying alone. This small group workbook guides Christian men through the entire Bible every week for one year. Together, you'll explore prompts, questions, activities, and prayers that lead you from Genesis to Revelation. Written for men—Find thoughtfully curated discussion topics that focus on what it means to be a man of faith. Easy to manage—The readings are only a few pages long, paired with a schedule to fit every chapter of the Bible into 52 weeks. Opportunities to engage—Each week includes suggested passages to read, a short devotion, questions and exercises for the group, and a prayer to close each session. Get to know the Word in a new light and strengthen your relationship with Christ with this group Bible study for men.
By Rebecca Hastings. 2020
Get inspired and deepen your connection with God every day In the midst of your busy day, take a private…moment to connect with God and refresh your spirit. Daily Meditations for Christians offers short meditations that pair powerful excerpts of fiction with words of faith, inspiring you to find meaning—and grow closer to God daily. Each memorable line from a piece of Christian fiction is followed by a brief reflection, prayer, or affirmation. Scripture passages for these daily meditations are referred to by chapter and verse, encouraging you to pick up your favorite Bible and finish your personal practice in contemplation. Daily Meditations for Christians includes: A year in Christ—365 short daily meditations give you thought starters for every day of the year—or as often as you want to spend a few minutes reflecting. Notable authors—Deepen your spiritual insights with inspirational quotes from Terri Blackstock, J.R.R. Tolkien, Beth Moore, Karen Kingsbury, C.S. Lewis, and Willam Paul Young. Specific guidance—Daily meditations are indexed by both subject and Scripture passage—so you can rediscover the topics that speak to you most. Connect with God's word every day through Daily Meditations for Christians.
By Ilan Peled. 2020
This volume examines how gender relations were regulated in ancient Near Eastern and biblical law. The textual corpus examined includes…the various pertinent law collections, royal decrees and instructions from Mesopotamia and Hatti, and the three biblical legal collections. Peled explores issues beginning with the wide societal perspective of gender equality and inequality, continues to the institutional perspective of economy, palace and temple, the family, and lastly, sex crimes. All the texts mentioned or referred to in the book are given in an appendix, both in the original languages and in English translation, allowing scholars to access the primary sources for themselves. Law and Gender in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible offers an invaluable resource for anyone working on Near Eastern society and culture, and gender in the ancient world more broadly.
By William Smith. 2015
The Use of Hereford, a local variation of the Roman rite, was one of the diocesan liturgies of medieval England…before their abolition and replacement by the Book of Common Prayer in 1549. Unlike the widespread Use of Sarum, the Use of Hereford was confined principally to its diocese, which helped to maintain its individuality until the Reformation. This study seeks to catalogue and evaluate all the known surviving sources of the Use of Hereford, with particular reference to the missals and gradual, which so far have received little attention. In addition to these a variety of other material has been examined, including a number of little-known or unknown important fragments of early Hereford service-books dismembered at the Reformation and now hidden away as binding or other scrap in libraries and record offices. This is the fullest examination of Hereford liturgical sources ever undertaken and may stimulate similar and much-needed studies of other diocesan uses, in particular Sarum and York. As well as describing in detail the various manuscript sources, the rare single edition printed Hereford texts, the missals and breviaries, are also discussed. Unlike books of the Sarum and York rites, these ’one-offs’ were never revised and reissued. In addition to the examination of these sources, William Smith discusses the possible origins of the rite and provides an analysis of the Hereford liturgical calendar, of the festa, including those of the cathedral’s patron St Ethelbert and the no less famous St Thomas Cantilupe, that helped to make Hereford use so distinctive.
By Rev Albert E. Sims And Rev. George Dent. 1945
This detailed and accessible A–Z reference offers clear and authoritative biographical information on the Bible&’s numerous characters. From Aaron and…Abel to Zohar and Zurishaddai, Who&’s Who in the Bible presents essential information on the many individuals who appear in the Old and New Testaments. Each entry provides the reader with a complete listing of where the individual is mentioned in the Bible, making it easy to follow the continuity of his or her role throughout the scriptures. Supplementary materials include a pronunciation guide, a timeline of the kings of Judah and Israel, and the genealogies of Jesus according to Matthew and Luke.
By Dagobert D. Runes. 1946
The ethical teachings of Judaism and Christianity are presented in distilled form in this concise volume of Biblical writings. A…Bible for the Liberal is not a new book. It is, rather, a selection of the principles of ethics, taken from all biblical literature, including the Hebrew Books of Wisdom and The Apocrypha, without the usual mythological and ritualistic framework. In these selections, philosopher Dagobert D. Runes presents what he calls &“the essence of true Judaism and Christianity.&” The believer, as well as the non-believer, will be able to find in this book the essential ethics of the great law-givers and prophets of biblical times.