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Download E-books Green Pastures, Quiet Waters: Refreshing Moments From the Psalms (Guidelines for Living) PDF

By Ray Pritchard

Our days are busy and our lives are full of an unending barrage of 'must's,' 'should's,' and 'have to's.' whereas our hearts lengthy for a trifling second of attractiveness, peace, and relaxation, we regularly wonder whether there's actually a spot to discover eco-friendly pastures and quiet waters. within the 3rd e-book of his knowledge Trilogy, Pastor Ray Pritchard takes us distant from the clamor of the typical, no longer by way of elimination us from our events, yet by way of placing them within the right context of God's observe. Spend a couple of moments meditating at the observe of God in eco-friendly Pastures, Quiet Waters. In those a hundred day-by-day readings from the Psalms, Pastor Pritchard skillfully weaves wonderful tales and phrases of significant thinkers with the inerrant notice of God. each one interpreting contains a key verse, a meditation on that verse, a prayer of reaction, and 3 meditation questions.God can provide peace and relaxation to those that search Him and belief Him for the end result in their events. You, too, can locate eco-friendly Pastures, Quiet Waters.

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Download E-books Valuable and Vulnerable: Children in the Hebrew Bible, Especially the Elisha Cycle (Brown Judaic Studies) (Brown Judiac Studies) PDF

Simply as ladies within the Bible were neglected for far of interpretative background, youngsters within the Bible have attention-grabbing and compelling tales that students have principally overlooked. This groundbreaking booklet makes a speciality of childrens within the Hebrew Bible. the writer argues that the biblical writers well-known teenagers as various from adults and used those rules to form their tales. She offers conceptual and historic frameworks for realizing young children and adolescence, and examines Hebrew phrases regarding teenagers and formative years. The e-book introduces a brand new method of childist interpretation and applies it to the Elisha cycle (2 Kings 2-8), which includes forty-nine baby characters. Combining literary insights with social-scientific facts, the writer demonstrates that youngsters play severe roles on this planet of the textual content in addition to the tradition that produced it.

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Download E-books Davids Thron: Redaktionskritische Studien zur Geschichte von der Thronnachfolge Davids (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fýýr die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 358) (German Edition) PDF

Das Buch widmet sich den literarischen Problemen von II Sam nine – I Reg 1f. Am Anfang stehen zeitgenössische prodynastische Quellentexte, die noch unter Salomos Herrschaft zu einem Gründungsdokument der beginnenden Dynastie redigiert wurden. Mehrere umfassende Nachbearbeitungen bis ins three. Jh. v. Chr. reflektieren extensive theologische Debatten. Dabei verleiht eine Redaktion im Zeichen des Tat-Ergehen-Zusammenhanges dem textual content sein theologisches Profil. Dadurch ergeben sich wesentlich neue Erkenntnisse über Israels frühe Königszeit.

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Download E-books The Social Meanings of Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible: A Study of Four Writings (Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft) PDF

By David Janzen

This paintings makes use of anthropological concept and box reports to enquire the social functionality and that means of sacrifice. All rituals, together with sacrifice, speak social ideals and morality, yet those can't be decided outdoor of a research of the social context. hence, there's no unmarried reason behind sacrifice - reminiscent of these complicated by way of René Girard or Walter Burkert or late-19th and early-20th century students. The publication then examines 4 varied writings within the Hebrew Bible - the Priestly Writing, the Deuteronomistic background, Ezra-Nehemiah, and Chronicles - to illustrate how varied social origins lead to assorted social meanings of sacrifice.

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Download E-books Lord of the Dance: The Mani Rimdu Festival in Tibet and Nepal (SUNY Series in Buddhist Studies) PDF

By Richard J. Kohn

A first-hand description of the Mani Rimdu competition of Tibet and Nepal, an occasion which encapsulates the Himalayan Buddhist experience.

Richard Kohn's e-book transports the reader to the excessive Himalayas for an in-depth examine the internal workings of the three-week lengthy Mani Rimdu competition. This occasion encapsulates the breadth and intensity of the Himalayan Buddhist adventure, from the profound practices of significant Perfection meditation to the worship of the gods of the neighboring mountains. The competition makes use of archaic fabric in addition to prayers written through modern lamas, and it includes the coaching of various works of formality artwork resembling man'd'alas built of coloured sand and sculptures of barley flour and coloured butter known as tormas. days of public functionality, an afternoon of religious empowerment, and an afternoon of masked dance whole the festival.

A description of Mani Rimdu from starting to finish, Lord of the Dance is going directly to give some thought to the constitution of Tibetan ritual and its position in the background of South and valuable Asian religions. additionally, the writer discusses ritual as an artwork shape and analyses the transformation of a textual culture into functionality paintings. in the course of the small window of the Himalayan pageant, the publication overlooks the massive horizon of the Buddhist experience.

“The nice contribution of this paintings lies in its nearly exceptional comprehensiveness … Kohn has left us with a legacy of admirably disciplined and impassioned examine on an ill-understood point of Tibetan spiritual tradition. It stands as a great reference paintings and aspect of departure for additional study.” — Journal of the yank Oriental Society

"Lord of the Dance offers a superb mass of saw aspect woven including an emphasis at the Tibetan's lived event of underlying dynamics and rationales. The element not just issues the functionality of the ritual, but in addition the participation and function of the broader circles of Tibetan/Sherpa society." -- David Germano, collage of Virginia

"An very good treatise and rationalization of an important Tibetan/Sherpa ritual. Kohn tells the tale of the ritual and explains even more approximately Buddhist perform, symbolism, and epistemology within the process." -- Vincanne Adams, writer of Tigers of the Snow and different digital Sherpas: An Ethnography of Himalayan Encounters

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Download E-books The Targums and Rabbinic Literature: An Introduction to Jewish Interpretations of Scripture PDF

By John Bowker

The Targums are interpretative translations of the Hebrew textual content of the Bible which originated in Synagogue instructing, the place an interpretation of the Hebrew textual content needed to be given orally for the advantage of non-Hebrew conversing congregations. Over the centuries, a free 'Targum culture' started to shape and the written Aramaic Targums can most sensible be understood as crystallisations of the Targum culture at diversified issues of time. within the first a part of this publication Professor Bowker examines the emergence and improvement of Jewish exegesis and the significance of the Targums. making an allowance for that Jewish and rabbinic fabric is being more and more utilized to difficulties of Christian origins, he offers a complete advent to the topic (referring to the texts and translations so much available) with emphasis on fresh paintings and discoveries. the second one a part of the e-book provides genuine fabric in translation, exhibiting how Jewish exegesis arrived at its interpretations of Scripture.

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Download E-books Studia Philonica Annual PDF

By David T. Runia, Gregory E. Sterling

The Studia Philonica Annual is a scholarly magazine dedicated to the examine of Hellenistic Judaism, rather the writings and regarded the Hellenistic-Jewish author Philo of Alexandria (circa 15 B.C.E. to circa 50 C.E.). CONTENTS The Studia Philonica Annual: Silver Anniversary 1989 2013 ARTICLES M. Jason Reddoch, Enigmatic desires and Onirocritical ability in De Somniis Nicole L. Tilford, After the methods of girls : the elderly Virgin in Philo s Transformation of the Philosophical Soul Olivier Munnich, , : l photograph de l. a. «garde» chez Philon d Alexandrie David Lincicum, Aeschylus in Philo, Anim. forty seven and QE 2.6 precise part: PHILO S historical READERS Gregory E. Sterling, creation James R. Royse, Did Philo post His Works? Gregory E. Sterling, a guy of the top reputation : Did Josephus understand the Writings of Philo? Jennifer Otto, Philo, Judaeus? A second look of Why Clement Calls Philo the Pythagorean INSTRUMENTA David Lincicum, A initial Index to Philo s Non Biblical Citations and Allusions BIBLIOGRAPHY part D. T. Runia, okay. Berthelot, E. Birnbaum, A. C. Geljon, H. M. Keizer, J. Leonhardt-Balzer, J. P. Martín, M.R. Niehoff, S. J. ok. Pearce, T. Seland, Philo of Alexandria: An Annotated Bibliography 2010 complement: A Provisional Bibliography 2011 2013 booklet assessment part stories via Ronald Cox, Walter T. Wilson, M. Jason Reddoch, David T. Runia, and Karl Shuve.

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Download E-books A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 PDF

By W. Phillip Keller

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall now not be in wish …” commute the shepherd’s route to the fairway pastures and funky, clean waters of Psalm 23. As a shepherd, Phillip Keller stocks his insights into the lifestyles and personality of sheep―and of the great Shepherd who loves and cares for them. This cherished vintage will provide new intending to the ageless Shepherd Psalm, enriching your belief in and love for the Lord who watches heavily over you.

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Download E-books Between Philology and Theology: Contributions to the Study of Ancient Jewish Interpretation (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism) PDF

Florentino García Martínez illuminates the nexus among philology and theology. The essays have interaction historical Jewish texts reminiscent of Philo, the lifeless Sea Scrolls, Jubilees, four Ezra and the Targumim, and concentrate on how historic Jewish writers interpreted and remodeled biblical traditions and the way those new interpretations form theological ideas.

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