A Jew's Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land
Author: Yossi Klein Halevi
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Category: Social Science
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor comes a new edition—with a new and updated foreword—of his brilliantly observed memoir and unprecedented and remarkable spiritual journey. “One of the most important spiritual memoirs of our time.”—Krista Tippett, host of the radio program, On Being While religion has fueled the often violent conflict plaguing the Holy Land, Yossi Klein Halevi wondered whether it could be a source of unity as well. To find the answer, this religious Israeli Jew began a two-year exploration to discover a common language with his Christian and Muslim neighbors. He followed their holiday cycles, befriended Christian monastics and Islamic mystics, and joined them in prayer in monasteries and mosques in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden traces that remarkable spiritual journey. Halevi candidly reveals how he fought to reconcile his own fears and anger as a Jew to relate to Christians and Muslims as fellow spiritual seekers. He chronicles the difficulty of overcoming multiple obstacles—theological, political, historical, and psychological—that separate believers of the three monotheistic faiths. And he introduces a diverse range of people attempting to reconcile the dichotomous heart of this sacred place—a struggle central to Israel, but which resonates for us all.
Should Genesis rightly be identified as law—that is, as torah or legal instruction for Israel? Peterson argues in the affirmative, concluding that Genesis serves a greater function than merely offering a prehistory or backstory for the people of Israel. As the introductory book to the Torah, Genesis must first and foremost be read as legal instruction for Israel. And how exactly is that instruction presented? Peterson posits that many of the Genesis accounts serve as case law. The Genesis narratives depict what a number of key laws in the pentateuchal law codes look like in practice. When Genesis is read through this lens, the rhetorical strategy of the biblical author(s) becomes clear and the purpose for including specific narratives takes on new meaning.
Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium of the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature, Jointly Sponsored by the Hebrew University Center for the Study of Christianity, 22–24 February, 2011
Author: Menahem Kister
Tradition, Transmission, and Transformation presents fourteen papers delivered at the Thirteenth Orion Center International Symposium, which trace the development of interpretive traditions found in Second Temple texts through later interpretive contexts.
"With its broad selection from written and oral sources, Leaves from the garden of Eden is a landmark collection, representing the full range of Jewish folklore from the Talmud to the present"--Jacket.
This book entitled, Garden of Eden Found, is divided into three almost equal parts. Part I of the book is exactly what the title says. It reveals and explains the exact geographical location of the ancient site of the Garden of Eden. This is an absolutely new and a previously undiscovered site. People suppose that we must yet wait on a prophet of God to reveal its location, but this book explains that God through the prophet Moses said everything he could to explain the location of the Garden of Eden in the second chapter of Genesis. It is just that the names of the lands and rivers have changed. The original thing in this work, however, is that the ancient site of the Garden of Eden was located upon the North American continent. Note that according to Genesis 1:10 each land was called earth. Thus, it could have been on any continent. There has never been one fact of evidence to show that the Garden of Eden was located in the Middle East anyway. This has only been a supposition of the so-called learned; even those who write the text books; and most of whom do not believe in God or in revelation. The author has simply put together the Genesis account of Eden with the latter-day revelations concerning Adam-ondi-Ahman in America. Part II of this book reveals the ultimate meaning of the six days and the six nights and Sabbath of the creation account in Genesis chapter one. No one has ever discovered nor understood their ultimate meaning before this work. The author submits that this concept is the greatest concept that can be conceived by the mind of man concerning ultimate reality. This concept ties together the law of eternal progression, the order of the universes of the cosmos, and the days and nights of creation as one and the same thing. So the author begins Part II of his book with the following paragraph. If I were a scientist and was speaking before my other colleagues, then, I would name my address, "The Number and Order of the Universes of the Cosmos." If I was a philosopher and was presenting this topic before my fellow philosophers, I would entitle my presentation, "The Law of Eternal Progression to Ultimate Continuum." But if I happened to be a theologian, and was preaching a sermon to my parishioners, I would call my message, "The Meaning of the Six Days and Six Nights and a Sabbath of Creation." This is because these three subjects concern the same ultimate reality. The first is scientific, the second is philosophical, and the third is religious. Often the terms for universe and the cosmos are used interchangeably. Actually, this is the concept of mankind at the present time. Most people, including scientists, the philosophers, and the theologians, consider that the universe is the cosmos and that the cosmos is the universe. However, this is simply not the true case of the matter, for the cosmos is the sum total of the series of the twelve universes of the cosmos. However, would anyone have ever entertained the idea that the answer is to be found in the first chapter of the Book of Genesis in the Bible? Who would have thought that God had hidden it in the simple account of the six days and the six nights and Sabbath of creation? I will attempt to show, in plainness and simplicity, that this is the true interpretation. SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt"Part III of this book explains the historic meaning of the symbolism in the Book of Revelation. The new truth to understand is that they represent only natural things and historical events of the past two-thousand years of Christian history. There are three general principles that we must accept in order to understand the symbolism of t
Sten, the shepherd son of a Viking father and an Arabic mother, finds an altarpiece that facilitates relationships with the Lord. Sten and his wife become Christians and guiding lights in molding a better world in this novel that moves through time and space.
Why does the earth exist? What is the purpose of human life? These are two of life's most fundamental questions - and they are addressed by the Bible's remarkably unified story, which centres on a unique deity. Desmond Alexander explores this story by beginning at the end, in the final chapters of the book of Revelation. Anticipating the creation of a new earth and a new heaven, these chapters bring to fulfilment a process that began with the creation of the earth, as described in the opening chapters of Genesis. These passages frame the entire biblical 'meta-story'. This stimulating study outlines some of the central themes that run through the Bible, with broad brush strokes designed to show the general shape of the meta-story. Seeing the big picture enables us to appreciate the details more clearly; and since the themes were an integral part of the thought-world of the biblical authors, an appreciation of them may alter significantly our reading of individual books. Good theology always has pastoral implications, and the study occasionally moves into areas of application - the truths revealed are extremely important for shaping our life-style choices.
The 7th Day Who was Early Man Vol. 2 Age of Phenomenal Accomplishments
Author: H. Donald Daae P. Geol.
Publisher: WestBow Press
This book answers the question as to the origin of Early Man. Was he created by God or did he evolve through a long evolutionary process? Who was the first Early Man to live on this Earth? What did he look like? Was he half ape and half man? Paleo archaeologists believe it is possible to trace Early Man back from about 2 to 3 million years ago to a more recent time when he could be truly called Early Man. Is it possible that Adam & Eve were the first man and woman that can truly be called Early Man? The science of archaeology and anthropology would have us believe that Early Man was a Stone Age person. He is often related to the Old Stone Age, the Middle Stone Age and the New Stone Age periods. He is often referred to as the Palaeolithic Man, the Mesolithic Man and the Neolithic Man. What were the great accomplishments of Early Man? Is it possible that the mysterious, megalithic and colossal stone and pyramidal structures that are present in various parts of the earth were constructed by Early Man? What type of stone tools did he manufacture? Who was Modern Man? When did he appear on this Earth? Is there a gap in time that separates Early Man from Modern Man? How is it possible to relate Early Man throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North and South America to Modern Day Man? This book reveals how it is possible to Bridge the Gap between Early Man and Modern Man. To find the answer you must read this book? Volume Two is a sequel to Volume One entitled, “Bridging the Gap: The First 6 Days.” Volume One bridges the gap between the origin and history of the Earth about 4.6 billion years ago to the time of Early Man. It also reveals the astounding relationship that exists between the record of geology and the Biblical record of the earth throughout this vast period of time. Both books are a must to read. “The Author brings the History of Early Man and the Old Testament account into focus in a very logical way, so that we in the present feel a real connection to the past. This organized information is extremely helpful in adding to the wonder of the Creator’s Plan for Mankind.” W. Gerry Loewen, BA (Econ), LLB “Linking contemporary earth science knowledge with man’s ancient beginnings is an engaging story. This book is for you if you’ve ever wondered how the Bible and science can be complementary. This book is for you if you’ve ever wondered about the origin of our earth, its hidden secrets and its early inhabitants.” Cheryl Miller B.Ed. MAL Administrator Glenmore Christian Academy The science of Archaeology and anthropology would have us believe that Early Man has evolved from a certain ape ancestry. They believe it is possible to trace Early Man back from about 2 to 3 million years ago to a more recent time when he could be truly called Early Man. Who was Modern Man? When did he appear on this Earth? Is there a gap in time that separates Early Man from Modern Man? How is it possible to relate Early Man throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North and South America to Modern Day Man? This book reveals how it is possible to Bridge the Gap between Early Man and Modern Man. To find the answer you must read this book? Volume Two is a sequel to “Bridging the Gap: The First 6 Days.” (Vol. One). Volume One bridges the gap between the Creation of the Earth about 4.7 billion years ago, the Creation of the first Bacteria and Algae about 4.5 billion years ago, the creative, dramatic Cambrian Explosion of Animal life about 530 million years ago and the creation of Early Man about 6,000+ years ago. Both books are a must to read. “The Author brings the History of Early Man and the Old Testament account into focus in a very logical way, so that we in the present feel a real connection to the past. This organized information is extremely helpful in adding to the wonder of the Creator's Plan for Mankind.” W. Gerry Loewen, BA (Econ), LLB “Linking contemporary earth science knowledge with man's ancient beginnings is an engaging story. This book is for you if you've ever wondered how the Bible and science can be complementary. The book is for you if you've ever wondered about the origin of our earth, its hidden secrets and its early inhabitants.” Cheryl Miller B.Ed. MAL Administrator Glenmore Christian Academy.
Portraits of the Endemic Flowering Plants of the Granitic Seychelles
Author: Malcolm James Coe
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Located a thousand miles off the coast of Africa, 32 granite islands called the Seychelles are home to plant species found nowhere else in the world. Fearing the disappearance of this endangered flora, renowned botanical artist Rosemary Wise spent ten years painting the Seychelles' unique plant life in its natural habitat. This book features Wise's beautiful paintings along with her written descriptions of the plants. 79 color plates.
Richard Nance, with the help of Rhonda Roth, has created a whole new genre of fiction. This unique work, The Hidden World Chronicles Book 1: Journey of the Chosen, takes you on a breathtaking ride through all the secret and covert centers of our world. When Dr. Charles Jennings and his coworker cum bride Sarah Parker uncover a strange discovery in an obscure temple in Tibet, they are instantly whisked away to a government facility where they are sure they will be tossed in prison. What they find is an operation kept secret for centuries. These secrets eventually lead Dr. Charles Jennings and Dr. Sarah Parker, along with three others, to a hidden world that some believed to only exists in myth or spiritual realms. These adventures were made known in a journal left in the faithful hands of a man named Gavin Graham, who has been chosen by Charles to carry on a mysterious legacy begun years ago. Gavin was inexorably draw in to the complications of an epic battle between good and evil simply by touching the hand of Dr. Charles when he was a child. With a dazzling incorporation of numerous genres and a challenging mystery to be solved, don't be surprised if at the end of this book you will ask yourself what your part will be in the saga of The Hidden World Chronicles. Richard Nance has had an eclectic assortment of careers since leaving his alma mater, North Carolina State University School of Electrical Engineering, including everything from a stint in the Navy, to a teacher to an electrician. All these careers gave him the means and the experience to pursue a real passion for writing, which he has realized in this novel, which he wrote with his daughter, Rhonda Roth.
In light of numerous contradictions between passages in Jubilees, this study proposes a new, literary-critical method to understand the development of the book. This analysis is significant for the interpretation of the diverse ideological and theological viewpoints found in Jubilees.
In the late afternoon sunlight, the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is one of the most breathtaking places in the world. This was the site of Solomon's great Temple, a "house of prayer for all people" - the center of worship and celebration. Rose Guide to the Temple is a full-color Christian ebook that provides a complete easy-to-understand overview of the history of the Temple in Jerusalem. If you enjoy studying God's Word, you will love the fact that Rose Guide to the Temple answers many questions about how the Temple looked during biblical times. Bible scholars and professors will enjoy the well-annotated text. The author is archaeologist and professor Dr. Randall Price, who has spent more than 30 years exploring the Holy Land and studying the Temple. Rose Guide to the Temple has 150 images, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations, many of which have never published before, and covers the important events and people in the history of the Temple from Abraham to modern day, including: •Pre-Temple Sanctuaries (The Garden of Eden and the Tabernacle) •The First Temple -Solomon's Temple, King David, King Solomon, directions for the "House of the Lord" •The Temple Complex-The Courtyard, Brazen Altar, Molten Sea, Bronze Basins •The Holy Place-Golden Lampstand, Table of the Bread of the Presence, Altar of Incense •Holy of Holies-The Veil, Ark of the Covenant, Cherubim •Eight purposes of the Temple •Priestly duties •Feasts of the Bible •Destruction of the Temple •Time line of the Temple (there are 5 detailed time lines in this book) •The Second Temple-Zerubbabel's Temple •The Second Temple Expanded-Herod's Temple •The gates, porches, and courts of the Temple •The Temple's importance at Jesus' time •Destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans •History of the Temple Mount during the Roman and Byzantine Periods •Islamic Period and Dome of the Rock •From the Crusades to the Modern Era •Political struggle for the Temple Mount •The Future Temple-Ezekiel's Temple •The Temple Scroll •The New Jerusalem
This revised edition of Carolyn's Merchant's classic Reinventing Eden has been updated with a new foreword and afterword. Visionary quests to return to the Garden of Eden have shaped Western Culture. This book traces the idea of rebuilding the primeval garden from its origins to its latest incarnations and offers a bold new way to think about the earth.
Some may read this book and find it straightforward and easy to comprehend, others may read this book with much incredulity and disbelief. This book, "My Little Garden of Eden" was written to enlighten my brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, you're my family and friends; we are all sons and daughters of the Most High; this book is for you. It is better to believe and have faith in something, rather than not believe and have faith in nothing. In writing this book, My Little Garden of Eden, Junior Mendez ingeniously distinguishes between his human nature and the nature of his spirit. This book is a twofold autobiography of the spirit man and the fleshly man, one walked by faith and the other walked by sight. The internal spirit nature seeks after love, peace, and service to others, while human nature lust after beauty, pleasure, and material wealth. Through faith and his intellectual awareness of a higher power, Junior Mendez became convinced that the spiritual mind is far superior to the carnal mind. The mind is spiritual, divine and freewill, the mind is susceptible to the influence of spiritual forces. The brain regulates the biological functions of the body, it process complicated emotions, feelings, images and a multiplicity of information simultaneously. The mind conscieve thoughts and immaginations to vision and reason within our faith after hearing or reading the Word of the Sacred Scriptures. Faith brings hopes and dreams of a brighter future. Eeach of us shall experience the end of life in the flesh, but through faith my spirit shall be a child in the kingdom of God. Unlike the brain, the mind is unseen, it cannot be touch or seen by human. Spiritual forces of the natural and supernatural world discreetly influence the conscious and subsconcious mind.