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Download Adam & Eve by Sena Jeter Naslund PDF

By Sena Jeter Naslund

What occurred to Eden? the hot York instances bestselling writer of Ahab's spouse, 4 Spirits, and Abundance returns with an audacious and provocative novel that envisions a global the place technology and religion contend for the allegiance of a brand new Adam & Eve Her books were hailed as "exceptional" (People); "enchanting" (Entertainment Weekly); "of nice cultural and historic value" (New York instances ebook Review); and "original and affecting" (Los Angeles Times). essentially the most creative and encouraged writers of our time, Sena Jeter Naslund masterfully makes use of her craft to put naked the poignant complexity of humanity—the ardour and melancholy, the lack of knowledge and frailty, the genius and resilience that outline us. From Victorian London to civil-rights-era Alabama, from nineteenth-century New England to innovative Paris, her novels provide profound perception and startling truths approximately human event. Now, with Adam & Eve, she supplies her so much bold and encompassing story to this point. Hours prior to his untimely—and hugely suspicious—death, world-renowned astrophysicist Thom Bergmann stocks his discovery of extraterrestrial existence together with his spouse, Lucy. Feeling that the warring international isn't able to examine of—or accept—proof of existence somewhere else within the universe, Thom entrusts Lucy along with his computing device flash force, which holds the keys to his mystery paintings. Devastated through Thom's demise, Lucy retains the key, yet Thom's buddy, anthropologist Pierre Saad, contacts Lucy with an strange and unsafe request approximately one other delicate topic. Pierre wishes Lucy to aid him smuggle a newly came across artifact out of Egypt: an historical codex in regards to the human authorship of the publication of Genesis. providing a reinterpretation of the construction tale, the record is bound to threaten the basis of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religions . . . and there are those that will cease at not anything to suppress it. halfway in the course of the bold trip, Lucy's small aircraft is going down on a slip of verdant land among the Tigris and Euphrates rivers within the center East. Burned within the crash touchdown, she is rescued through Adam, a delusional American soldier whose look for either religious and carnal wisdom has ended in insanity. Blessed with early life, good looks, and an unsettling innocence, Adam lightly has a tendency to Lucy's wounds, and during this quiet, solitary paradise, a bond among the not going pair grows. finally, Lucy and Adam forsake their half-mythical Eden and make their long ago towards civilization, the place contributors of an ultraconservative non secular cult are made up our minds to deprive the area of the data Lucy contains. Set opposed to the searing debate among evolutionists and creationists, Adam & Eve expands the definition of a "sacred book," and means that precise insanity lies in wars and violence fueled by means of all non secular literalism and intolerance. A mystery, a romance, an experience, and an idyll, Adam & Eve is a journey de strength by means of a grasp modern storyteller.

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Download Reading Hosea in Achaemenid Yehud (JSOT Supplement) by James M. Trotter PDF

By James M. Trotter

An exam of the ultimate type of Hosea in the socio-historical context of Persian interval Judah, utilizing either historical-critical and reader-oriented views. This paintings examines the ultimate kind of Hosea in the socio-historical context of Persian interval Judah, employing insights from historical-critical and reader-oriented views. The amalgamation of those doubtless divergent methods creates a framework in which the surroundings and interpretive practices of either the trendy critic and the traditional reader(s) could be taken heavily. The ensuing exam proposes a analyzing of Hosea formed, so far as potentially, through the analyzing conventions and socio-religious issues of Persian interval Judahites.

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Download As Those Who Are Taught: The Interpretation of Isaiah from by Claire Mathews McGinnis, Patricia K. Tull (eds.) PDF

By Claire Mathews McGinnis, Patricia K. Tull (eds.)

This ebook bargains a selective survey of the heritage of Isaiah's reception over the process millennia, from the Septuagint and early models, carrying on with in the course of the centuries in Jewish and Christian exegesis, and concluding with the overdue 20th century. each one bankruptcy contains an introductory survey of Isaiah's interpretation inside of a selected ancient context, after which pursues a selected aspect of Isaiah's reception by way of one in all Isaiah's many readers in that point interval. Contributing authors characterize a wide selection of experts within the fields of bible study, rabbinics, and Christian heritage and theology. Aimed essentially at students operating within the fields of bible study, hermeneutics, and the heritage of interpretation. it's going to even be of curiosity to clergy and lecturers.

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Download The Syriac Apocalypse of Daniel: Introduction, Text, and by Matthias Henze PDF

By Matthias Henze

The writer has ready the editio princeps of the Syriac Apocalypse of Daniel, a hitherto unknown apocalypse composed within the early 7th century A.D. in Syriac and preserved in one manuscript in simple terms. Following an advent, the ebook contains an variation of the Syriac textual content, an English translation, and a close statement. just like the Biblical Daniel on which it really is heavily modeled, the Syriac textual content is an 'historical' apocalypse, i.e. it has components: the 'historical' first half relates the adventures of Daniel in midrashic shape, from his deportation by means of Nebuchadnezzar until eventually his go back to Persia. Upon returning, Daniel has a chain of apocalyptic visions that are recorded within the latter, eschatological a part of the textual content and which describe the sluggish unfolding of the top of time.

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Download The Non-Israelite Nations in the Book of the Twelve: by Daniel Timmer PDF

By Daniel Timmer

Within the Non-Israelite countries within the ebook of the Twelve Daniel Timmer deals the 1st finished survey of the ‘nations’ within the Minor Prophets. The learn methods this crucial yet hugely varied topic throughout the lens of conceptual coherence and demonstrates the interrelation of synchronic/holistic and diachronic/compositional ways. After exploring the subject matter in all of the person books of the Twelve and noting the various levels of coherence glaring in every one case, Timmer brings his findings to endure on modern understandings of the Twelve as a set, arguing for the theme’s coherence around the assortment at the foundation of every book’s exact therapy of the international locations.

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Download The Family in Life and in Death: The Family in Ancient by Patricia Dutcher-Walls PDF

By Patricia Dutcher-Walls

This quantity explores the benefits of seeing a subject from diversified yet complementary views. the entire papers within the quantity have been learn at periods at SBL (2005 and 2006) that have been co-sponsored through the Social Sciences and the Hebrew Bible part of SBL and the yank colleges of Oriental learn. The classes have been designed to advertise discussion between students by way of juxtaposing examine dependent within the social sciences and archaeology. students contributed papers from inside of their very own methodological and learn viewpoint, yet addressed attainable interactions and overlaps that their study could give a contribution to the complementary standpoint. major intersections among the techniques emerged while styles of social interactions accessed by way of social clinical equipment paralleled styles in fabric continues to be accessed through archaeological equipment.

The classes and hence the publication in attaining coherence simply because the entire papers attended to points of the relations in historic Israel. whereas the presenters chosen their very own themes within the topic sector, numerous foci emerged that mirror present study pursuits in those fields. those foci contain learn on ancestors and the cult of the lifeless, configurations of relations apartment constructions, and family members relational interactions. all the papers make their tools and techniques noticeable and delineate sincerely the textual or fabric foundation in their learn, in order that the discussion one of the papers is facilitated.

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Download Be Distinct. Standing Firmly Against the World's Tides by Warren W. Wiersbe PDF

By Warren W. Wiersbe

God's humans have been by no means intended to mixture in. as a substitute, we are known as to stick out from the group, and develop into a beacon of desire. yet not anything dims our gentle greater than conformity, whilst voices that when proclaimed fact start to quietly yield to a loud global. in response to the books of two Kings and a couple of Chronicles, this learn bargains an eye-opening examine the excessive rate of conformity, and stocks how we will remain special from the environment.

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Download The Parting of the Sea: How Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and by Barbara J. Sivertsen PDF

By Barbara J. Sivertsen

For greater than 4 a long time, biblical specialists have attempted to put the tale of Exodus into historic context--without luck. What may perhaps clarify the Nile turning to blood, bugs swarming the land, and the sky falling to darkness? Integrating biblical debts with noticeable archaeological facts, The Parting of the ocean appears to be like at how average phenomena formed the tales of Exodus, the Sojourn within the desert, and the Israelite conquest of Canaan. Barbara Sivertsen demonstrates that the Exodus was once actually separate exoduses stemming from volcanic eruptions. through the years, Israelite oral culture mixed those occasions into the Exodus narrative identified today.

Skillfully unifying textual and archaeological files with information of historical geological occasions, Sivertsen indicates how the 1st exodus a 1628 B.C.E Minoan eruption that produced all yet one of many first 9 plagues. the second one exodus an eruption of a volcano off the Aegean island of Yali nearly centuries later, developing the 10th plague of darkness and a chain of tsunamis that ''parted the sea'' and drowned the pursuing Egyptian military. Sivertsen's fabulous account explains inconsistencies within the biblical tale, matches chronologically with the conquest of Jericho, and confirms that the Israelites have been in Canaan prior to the tip of the 16th century B.C.E.

In analyzing oral traditions and the way those practices soak up and technique geological info via storytelling, The Parting of the ocean unearths how robust old narratives are reworked into myth.

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Download History and the Hebrew Bible: Studies in Ancient Israelite by Hans M Barstad PDF

By Hans M Barstad

During this number of essays, Hans M. Barstad bargains completely with the new historical past debate, and demonstrates its relevancy for the research of historical Israelite background and historiography. he is taking an self sufficient stand within the heated maximalist/minimalist debate at the historicity of the Hebrew Bible. important to his realizing is the need to become aware of the narrative nature of the traditional Hebrew and of the close to jap resources. both vital is his declare that tales, too, might express positivistic historic "facts". the opposite significant subject he offers with within the ebook is the particular heritage of old Judah within the Neo-Babylonian and Persian classes. the following, the writer makes broad use of extant historical close to jap resources, either textual and archaeological, and he places a lot weight on financial elements. He exhibits that the most important to figuring out the position of Judah within the 1st millennium lays within the right overview of Judah and its neighbouring urban states inside of their respective imperial contexts. a formal knowing of the heritage of Judah throughout the sixth century BCE, accordingly, can simply be bought whilst Judah is studied as part of the a lot wider Neo-Babylonian imperial coverage.

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