When Christ was on the cross... where was Simon Peter? "Between the Savior and the Sea" tells the Gospel story through Simon Peter's eyes. It not only brings to life the famous moments of the Gospels, it also goes where they are silent: What miracles occurred when Simon Peter and the other disciples were sent off two by two? How did he know that Jesus was the Christ? And what was he thinking when he denied him? Led to experience things beyond his wildest imagination, Simon Peter felt torn between being a fisherman and a “fisher of men,” caught between the Savior and the sea.
Jesus Christ is a light that will reveal salvation to the nations... So wrote Luke, the only Gentile writer found in the New Testament Scriptures. Luke saw in Jesus Christ the fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy: "Arise! Shine! Your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has dawned. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn." In clearly described themes, Luke takes his readers on a journey of discovery, finding in Jesus Christ, not only the light for Israel, but for people of all nations of the world. "The book you hold in your hands is no dry seminary text, nor is it a feel-good self-help devotional. There is a wealth of information here, presented in a clear and accessible writing style that makes this commentary a great read for new believers and seasoned theologians alike. Luke's Gospel is examined not in a vaccuum, but in the context of the totality of Scripture where frequent references to supporting verses serve as roadsigns, assuring the reader that he is on the right road. This commentary informs and delights!"
Norwegian Maritime Migration and Community in Brooklyn, 1850-1910
Author: David Mauk
Category: Brooklyn (New York)
The second in the series of in-depth investigations of urban immigrant life in America's great cities from the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA), this work continues the correction of the previous rural bias in the historiography of the group. It also contributes to a significantly more multi-faceted view of Norwegian and, indeed, European international migration by focusing attention on an East coast community that developed primarily through the irregular, often illegal immigration of merchant seamen.
Integrating the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Study of Ancient Texts, Languages, and Cultures
Author: Armin Lange
With nearly all Dead Sea Scrolls published, this collection of essays integrates this very important corpus of ancient texts into the study of Hebrew Bible, ancient and rabbinic Judaism as well as early Christian and other ancient literatures, languages, and cultures.
Numerous works have explored the historical life of a man named Yahshua under the name “Jesus,” considering his embodiment of the Spirit of YHWH, his mission, his teaching, and the great works he performed among an ancient people. The Life, Times, and Teachings of a Savior differs in that it not only chronicles historical and biblical events but also goes beyond, digging deeply into many of the esoteric meanings of events in those days and the relationship between Yahshua’s teaching and his environment. It meshes the first four books of the New Testament into one unbroken story and blends it with selected writings from other holy books, such as the Upanishads and the Dhammapada. In doing so, the study seeks to reveal Yahshua the man and explain why the errors of humanity became his responsibility. Moreover, it links the man commonly known as the Messiah to who the Bible calls the first man—Adam—showing how Adam fell short of bringing light to a world that became darkened and formless, while Yahshua fulfilled his mission, leaving an example for all to follow out of the darkened and formless world to an illuminated world of abundant life. The Life, Times, and Teachings of a Savior will no doubt magnify the teachings of the Bible, and shine light on prophecies, while unveiling man’s purpose on the earth. Intended for anyone seeking truth in light—whether Christian or not—this study considers the life of Yahshua through a unique and spiritually expanded perspective.
Where can you find Jesus today? In Sightings of the Savior Rick Ezell opens your eyes to see Jesus. Retelling stories from the Bible of men and women who were met by Jesus uniquely and powerfully, Ezell shows how only the Savior can meet your needs, heal your hurts and find you--however unexpectedly--wherever you are. Where are you looking for Jesus? Can you see him coming to meet you? Will you welcome him into your life? If you do, you will never be the same.
Professor Aldwinckleʹs basic theme is to argue for the necessity of going beyond the science and phenomenology of religion to deal with the truth-claims of various forms of religious faith. Aldwinckle makes a substantial case against modern tendencies toward religious syncretism, and a convincing case for the uniqueness of the Christian faith. Against the charge that such claims for Christ entail religious imperialism, arrogance, or exclusivism, Aldwinckle makes a strong case for living nearer the Spirit of the One whose unique role we affirm and profess. Russell Aldwinckle is Professor Emeritus at McMaster Divinity School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. -- Publisher description.
The celebration of Christmas is intended to be a rich season of personal and corporate growth rather than a one day event that comes and goes all too quickly. Tracing the history and biblical basis for Advent, Gaddy helps lead a church into a renewed and blessed encounter with the Savior at Christmas.
In The First Messiah renowned Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Michael O. Wise brings to light the life of Judah, a forgotten prophet who predated Jesus as a messianic figure by a century and has had a profound impact on the course of Christianity and Western civilization. Although Judah, known in the Dead Sea Scrolls as the Teacher of Righteousness, preached a message distinctly different from that of Jesus, the parallels between their lives are striking. Sharing with his successor a strong foundation in earlier written revelation, Judah came to believe--through meditation on Holly Writ--that he brought a divine message from God; like Christ, Judah's claims to messianic status led to his arrest and condemnation. Judah's warnings of Jewish apostasy and his apocalyptic prophecies, combined with powerful personal charisma, also built a movement that survived his death and even grew into an institution comprising bishops, priests, and laity. Unlike Jesus, Judah left behind a personal testament, in his own words, of his relationship with God. By analyzing the Thanksgiving Hymns discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls, Wise uncovers the basis of a groundbreaking understanding of the prophetic mind. In so doing, Wise deepens our understanding of Christ, his impact on the Jewish community of his time, and even his interpretation of his own messianic role. The parallels between Judah and Jesus blaze forth in sharp relief: Both declared themselves prophets. Both were hailed by followers as He Who Is to Come and worked attendant wonders. Both founded vital and long-lasting movements before leaving this world. In all these things, Judah was first, anticipating the far more famous prophet from Galilee. How can these similarities be explained? A century before Christ, a man came to Jerusalem who became known as the Teacher of Righteousness. In The First Messiah, distinguished Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Michael O. Wise provides a detailed examination of Judah, a figure whose life and prophecies helped lay the foundation for the acceptance of Jesus as the savior. Drawing on ancient texts as well as contemporary anthropological thought, Wise reveals compelling parallels between early prophets such as Judah and Jesus, and messianic figures who have emerged through the ages to the current day in cultures around the world.
The Christianization of the Nahua and Totonac in the Sierra Norte de Puebla, Mexico
Author: Guy Stresser-Péan
This translation presents two decades of fieldwork in the Sierra Norte de Puebla, Mexico, where native pre-Hispanic pagan beliefs blended with traditional Catholic evangelization from the 16th century and the more recent intrusion of modernism.