Pharoahs [sic] and Kings

A Biblical Quest

Author: David M. Rohl

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780609801307

Category: Social Science

Page: 425

View: 9735

The basis of a series produced by The Learning Channel, a survey shows how archaeological evidence uncovered over the past two centuries validates the history of the biblical lands as it is told in the Old Testament. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

From Eden to Exile

The Epic History of the People of the Bible

Author: David Rohl

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780099415664

Category: Bible

Page: 528

View: 6097

The earliest part of the Bible is recognized as the foundation-stone of three great religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - yet over the last century, archeologists and historians have signally failed to find any evidence to confirm the events described in the 'book of books' prior to the 9th century BC. As a consequence, many scholars took the view that the Old Testament was little more than a work of fiction.As the leading figure in the New Archaeology, David Rohl has been at the forefront of the movement to discover the archaeological evidence for events described in the Old Testament which we have come to think of as myths. His previous books, The Test of Time and Legend presented the arguments and counter arguments. In the Lost Testament this discursive approach is replaced by historical stort-telling, which follows the e=sequence of events from the rise of Neolithic civilisation a region now part of Iran which inspired the story of the Garden of Eden, through Noah, Abraham and the sojourn in Egypt, to the fall of Jerico, the dual kingdoms of the Promised Land and lastly, the exile in Babylon, where the stories of the Old Testament were collated into something very like their present form.

The Lost Testament

From Eden to Exile : the Five-thousand-year History of the People of the Bible

Author: David M. Rohl

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780712669931

Category: Archaelogy

Page: 513

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The stories of the Old Testament retold from a modern, historical perspective. As the leading figure in the New Archaeology, David Rohl has been at the forefront of the movement to discover the archaeological evidence for events described in the Old Testament that we have come to think of as myths. From the rise of Neolithic civilization in a region now a part of Iran and which inspired the Garden of Eden story, Rohl traces the historical route of the stories of Noah, Abraham and the sojourn in Egypt, to the fall of Jericho. He looks at the dual kingdoms of the Promised Land and lastly, the exile in Babylon which is where the stories of the Old Testament were collected into something very like their present form.

The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach

Bible Based Homeschooling

Author: Robin Sampson

Publisher: Heart of Wisdom Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9780970181671

Category: Education

Page: 508

View: 2017

Details the Bible-based homeschool teaching approach for parents, and discusses Christian education, learning styles, unit studies, bible study, and more.

Egyptian Cultural Icons in Midrash

Author: Rivka Ulmer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110223937

Category: Religion

Page: 411

View: 4267

Rabbinic midrash of late antiquity and the early medieval period visualized Egypt and presented Egyptian religious concepts and icons. Midrash is analyzed in a cross-cultural perspective utilizing insights from the discipline of Egyptology. Topics: the Greco-Roman Nile god, Isis, Serapis and other gods, festivals, mummy portraits, funeral customs, the Egyptian language, Pharaohs, Cleopatra, Alexandria, the divine eye. The hermeneutical role of Egyptian cultural icons in midrash is explored.

Was Achilles a Jew?

Hebraic Contributions to Greek Civilization

Author: Larry S. Milner

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465333150

Category: History

Page: 519

View: 9231

Significant interest has always existed about the origin of Classic Greek culture, but despite the long-standing attention, scholars continue to disagree on where this amazing civilization got its start. The Mycenaeans were the earliest Greek-speaking people on the mainland, but the country entered a Dark Age following the end of the Trojan War, and in the Archaic Age which followed, the fundamentals of Greek political and literary thought suddenly emerged, without a clear source of derivation. Historians have sometimes given credit to the Egyptians, Phoenicians, or other Eastern civilizations for this evolution, but no serious consideration has been given to the ancient Hebrews, despite the fact that the Exodus from Egypt took place during the Late Bronze Age, when Mycenae was at its peak of influence in the Mediterranean Basin. In Was Achilles a Jew? Hebraic Origins to Greek Civilization, Dr. Larry Milner argues that a group of Hebrews devoted to the traditions of the patriarchs left the Exodus following the parricidal reprisals instituted by Moses during the modification of Judaism into a monotheistic faith, and migrated to Mycenae, where they became immersed into Mycenaean culture, taking part in the Trojan War. His analysis provides the most persuasive argument to date about where the Eastern influence in Greece was generated.

The Feasts of Israel: God's Plan of the Ages - Volume 1

Author: Paul Lindberg

Publisher: Redemption Press

ISBN: 1632324865

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 7791

While some Christian ministries warn of impending world-changing events and signs of the end times, Paul Lindberg points us back to God’s story of redemption. In “The Feasts of Israel: God’s Plan of the Ages,” Lindberg sees the children of Israel as the very heart of God’s perfect plan to redeem all mankind. He calls the seven feasts of Israel “God’s little picture book,” with each feast telling an essential part of the redemption story. Lindberg says, “Israel’s feasts become our invitation into the presence of God, just as much now as when they were given to Israel.”

Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Manners and Customs

How the People of the Bible Really Lived

Author: Howard Vos

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418585696

Category: Religion

Page: 608

View: 8382

The most comprehensive, up-to-date, accurate information on life in Bible times available in one volume for the general reader.

The Natural History of the Bible

An Environmental Exploration of the Hebrew Scriptures

Author: Daniel J. Hillel

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508336

Category: Religion

Page: 376

View: 3050

Traversing river valleys, steppes, deserts, rain-fed forests, farmlands, and seacoasts, the early Israelites experienced all the contrasting ecological domains of the ancient Near East. As they grew from a nomadic clan to become a nation-state in Canaan, they interacted with indigenous societies of the region, absorbed selective elements of their cultures, and integrated them into a radically new culture of their own. Daniel Hillel reveals the interplay between the culture of the Israelites and the environments within which it evolved. More than just affecting their material existence, the region's ecology influenced their views of creation and the creator, their conception of humanity's role on Earth, their own distinctive identity and destiny, and their ethics. In The Natural History of the Bible, Hillel shows how the eclectic experiences of the Israelites shaped their perception of the overarching unity governing nature's varied manifestations. Where other societies idolized disparate and capricious forces of nature, the Israelites discerned essential harmony and higher moral purpose. Inspired by visionary prophets, they looked to a singular, omnipresent, omnipotent force of nature mandating justice and compassion in human affairs. Monotheism was promoted as state policy and centralized in the Temple of Jerusalem. After it was destroyed and the people were exiled, a collection of scrolls distilling the nation's memories and spiritual quest served as the focus of faith in its stead. A prominent environmental scientist who surveyed Israel's land and water resources and has worked on agricultural development projects throughout the region, Daniel Hillel is a uniquely qualified expert on the natural history of the lands of the Bible. Combining his scientific work with a passionate, life-long study of the Bible, Hillel offers new perspectives on biblical views of the environment and the origin of ethical monotheism as an outgrowth of the Israelites' internalized experiences.

The Irrational Atheist

Dissecting the Unholy Trinity of Dawkins, Harris, And Hitchens

Author: Vox Day

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1935251341

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 1770

In The Irrational Atheist Vox Day, writer, columnist and software designer, challenges three authors, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, on their own ground—reason itself. Day argues persuasively that Dawkins, Harris and Hitchens employ false assertions and faulty reasoning throughout their works. From the assertion that religion drives wars to the analysis showing blue states are more moral than red states, Day, in this rigorously documented work, dissects the false conclusions and shows exactly why they are wrong. The Irrational Atheist does not argue from a religious or Biblical perspective—its arguments are purely based on hard factual data and careful reasoning.

Die Zehn Gebote

Author: Matthias Köckert

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406622771

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 9679

Die Zehn Gebote gehören zu den bekanntesten Texten der Bibel. Sie haben in der Kulturgeschichte tiefe Spuren hinterlassen. Ihnen verdanken sich unser Wochenrhythmus und der wöchentliche Ruhetag. Bis heute berufen sich Politiker auf dieses Grundgesetz der Menschheit. Matthias Köckert erklärt anschaulich, wie die Zehn Gebote entstanden sind und was ihr ursprünglicher Sinn war, und beschreibt ihre Wirkungsgeschichte in Judentum, Christentum und Islam.

Exodus 1-15

Author: Helmut Utzschneider,Wolfgang Oswald

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 317025412X

Category: Religion

Page: 372

View: 7274

Der Kommentar umfasst den ersten Teil des Buches Exodus, Kapitel 1,1-15,21. Er nimmt einerseits den überlieferten hebräischen Text in den Blick und legt ihn "synchron" nach literaturwissenschaftlichen Methoden aus. Andererseits werden "diachron" die literargeschichtlichen Vorgänger-Kompositionen rekonstruiert und nach ihrer historischen Funktion befragt. Eine abschließende Synthese reflektiert das Verhältnis der beiden Auslegungsweisen, greift aber auch auslegungsgeschichtliche und aktuelle Fragestellungen auf. Am Anfang der Literargeschichte steht eine Kampfschrift gegen politische Vasallenschaft, die im Verlauf von 250 Jahren vier Mal umgestaltet und erweitert wurde. Das Ende bildet eine Erzählung, die den Herrschaftswechsel vom Pharao zum Gott Israels in höchster dramatischer Zuspitzung darbietet und so das zukunftsoffene Paradigma einer freiheitlichen politischen Theologie entwirft. Mit der Auslegung des Auszugs Israels aus Ägypten geschieht zugleich der Auszug aus der historizistischen Suche nach dem historischen Kern der Erzählung.

Papyros Ebers

Das älteste Buch über Heilkunde

Author: H. Joachim

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111521761

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 9448

Papyri graecae magicae

Author: Karl Preisendanz,Albert Henrichs

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598742767

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 5137

Halley, Hünen, Hinkelsteine

die großen Rätsel der Menschheit

Author: Peter James,Annette von Heinz,Nick Thorpe,I. J. Thorpe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423621144

Category: Unerklärliches Phänomen

Page: 492

View: 6887

Eine anschauliche, vielseitige und sachkundige Darstellung rätselhafter archäologischer Funde, ungeklärter astronomischer Phänomene sowie Infos über Fälschungen und Irrtümer in der historischen Forschung.

Gateway to Atlantis

The Search for the Source of a Lost Civilization

Author: Andrew Collins

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers

ISBN: 9780786709632

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 3865

A historian and author of Gods of Eden takes on the myth of Atlantis, chronicling his earnest and often frustrating search around the world for the legendary land mentioned by Plato. Reprint.