"Did the Lord arrange this-or the devil?" The heart of Pastor David Campbell churns with this question when, standing in the misty rain on a jungle airstrip in Paraguay, he sees her-from his years past. What is she doing here? He never dreamed he would ever see her again. David had just come from America where, normally, a life of devotion to Jesus Christ would bring fulfillment and peace. But he has discovered living such a life in today's America can instead bring tragic legal and personal consequences. It is a crushed and discouraged pastor who finds himself on a strangely wondrous trip to an exotic land. How could he know that here he would find healing and heroism; and a love he thought he would never know again?
Explore the power of myth as it flowered in the ancient Near East and the Classical World In this third volume of The Masks of God — Joseph Campbell’s major work of comparative mythology — the preeminent mythologist looks at the pagan religions of Greece, Rome, and the Celts, as well as the Abrahamic religions — Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Exploring the West’s shift from female-centered to male-centered mythology, Campbell examines the distinguishing characteristics and the shared root concepts of these mythologies.The Masks of God is a four-volume study of world religion and myth that stands as one of Joseph Campbell’s masterworks. On completing it, he wrote: Its main result for me has been the confirmation of a thought I have long and faithfully entertained: of the unity of the race of man, not only in its biology, but also in its spiritual history, which has everywhere unfolded in the manner of a single symphony, with its themes announced, developed, amplified and turned about, distorted, reasserted, and today, in a grand fortissimo of all sections sounding together, irresistibly advancing to some kind of mighty climax, out of which the next great movement will emerge. This new digital edition is part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series. (Comparative Mythology: Greek mythology, Roman mythology, Celtic mythology, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, the Classical World)
Speaking of Speaking aims to enrich the reading of the biblical text by offering a coordinated analysis of direct discourse markers, not only in order to consolidate a considerable body of work that is often overlooked by scholars, but also to move further toward a synthesis that can permit informed generalizations not possible at the present time.
The Seven Tablets of Creation : Or the Babylonian and Assyrian Legends Concerning the Creation of the World and of Mankind
Author: Leonard W. King
Publisher: Book Tree
The Babylonian and Assyrian Legends Concerning the Creation of the World and of Mankind. The Enuma Elish is one of the oldest stories known to mankind. It is a story first written down by the ancient Sumerians thousands of years ago. As a one time assistant in the Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum, L.W. King provides us with a qualified translation of the tablets which were originally written in cuneiform script. The Enuma Elish is receiving renewed interest from modern researchers delving into the origins of mankind, the earth, and the solar system. Over the centuries a copy ended up in the library at Nineveh in the 7th century B.C., and was uncovered by archaeologists in the late 1800s. Written in cuneiform text and preserved on seven clay tablets, the entire story was called "The Seven Tablets of Creation". After being translated the story revealed how the planets became aligned, how a cosmic catastrophe affected the earth, how mankind came upon the scene, and how the "gods" played a role in all of it. The Seven Tablets of Creation have had many profound implications since they were first discovered and subsequently published. They predate many parts of the Book of Genesis as well as other worldwide creation myths. Volume One includes this epic poem's English translation. It also includes information on parallels in Hebrew literature, the date and origin of the Babylonian creation legends, and more. Volume Two includes other accounts of creation, an Assyrian "Tower of Dabel" story, and supplementary texts showing the actual cuneiform tablets.
No book has ever attempted to deal with the subject of divinity in its entirety. Here at long last is a comprehensive book dealing with divine beings in its complexity. It provides the reader with accurate and insightful knowledge concerning the concept of divinity. The author gives a clear explanation of the Triune nature of God. God is one being, manifest and existing in three distinct identities or persons, which is further discussed as being comparable with the makeup of a human being. God shares his divine nature with spiritual beings in the heavens with angels and on earth with humankind. The divine nature of God resides in all spirits. Therefore, men have God’s nature in their spirits; they can communicate with and receive the things of the spiritual realm. Through sin, humanity has lost the nature of God; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. The purpose of the Bible is to spiritualize humankind, because we have fallen short of the glory of God. The broad focus of this book is to bring as many believers to a stage of maturity in the knowledge of Christ.
Norse sagas concern tales of ancient Nordic and Germanic history, detailing early Viking voyages, the battles that took place during these voyages, exotic adventures in foreign lands and the migration to Iceland. These prose sagas were written in the Old Norse language, sharing similarities with epic poetry, telling of heroic deeds of days long gone. The tales offer an endless panorama of pagan chieftains, Viking warriors, historic saints, noble bishops and ordinary men and women, facing human dilemmas that troubled the ancient Scandinavian world. This eBook presents a comprehensive collection of Norse Sagas, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to the sagas * Concise introductions to the ancient texts * A generous selection of sagas from four categories: Kings’ Sagas; Sagas of Icelanders; Legendary Sagas; Bishops’ Sagas * Features many rare sagas appearing in English for the first time in digital publishing, including the Kings’ Saga ‘Sverris saga’ * Includes Frederick York’s rare translations of Bishops’ Sagas * Images of how the sagas were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Includes seven bonus collections of Norse Sagas * Special criticism section, with Conrad Hjalmar Nordby’s book evaluating the influence of Old Norse literature on English literature * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: Kings’ Sagas Sverris saga (Tr. John Sephton) Heimskringla (Tr. Samuel Laing) The Saga of Haakon Haakonarson (Tr. James Johnstone) Sagas of Icelanders The Story of the Banded Men (Tr. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon) Egil’s saga (Tr. W. C. Green) The Saga of Erik the Red (Tr. John Sephton) The Saga of the Ere-Dwellers (Tr. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon) Færeyinga saga (Tr. F. York Powell) Gísla saga (Tr. by G. W. DaSent) Grettis saga (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson) The Saga of Gunnlaug the Worm-Tongue and Rafn the Skald (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson) The Saga of Howard the Halt (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson) The Saga of the Heath Slayings (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson) The Saga of Hrafnkell, Frey’s Priest (Tr. John Coles) The Saga of Hen-Thorir (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson) The Saga of Cormac the Skald (Tr. W. G. Collingwood and J. Stefansson) Laurentius saga (Tr. Oliver Elton) Laxdæla saga (Tr. Muriel A. C. Press) Njáls saga (Tr. George Dasent) The Saga of Viga-Glum (Tr. Edmund Head,) The Saga of Viglund the Fair (Tr. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon) Legendary Sagas Fridthjof’s saga (Tr. Thomas and Martha Holcomb) The Saga of Hervör and Heidrek (Tr. Nora Kershaw) Volsunga saga (Tr. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon) The Saga of Dietrich of Bern (Tr. M. W. Macdowall) The Saga of Thorstein, Viking’s Son (Tr. Rasmus B. Anderson) The Story of Norna-Gest (Tr. Nora Kershaw) The Tháttur of Sörli (Tr. Nora Kershaw) Bishops’ Sagas Hunger-waker (Tr. Frederick York) Saga of Saint Thorlak (Tr. Frederick York) Saga of Bishop Paul (Tr. Frederick York) Saga of John of Holar (Tr. Frederick York) Collections of Norse Sagas The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum In the Days of Giants: A Book of Norse Tales by Abbie Farwell Brown The Heroes of Asgard: Tales from Scandinavian Mythology by Keary and Keary Legends of Norseland by Mara L. Pratt-Chadwick and A. Chase Stories and Ballads of the Far Past, by Nora Kershaw Told by the Northmen: Stories from the Eddas and Sagas by E. M. Wilmot-Buxton Viking Tales by Jennie Hall The Criticism The Influence of Old Norse Literature on English Literature, by Conrad Hjalmar Nordby Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks
In this volume, William L. Moran has collected seventeen of Jacobsen's widely scattered essays. Dealing with religion, history, culture, government, economics, and grammar, these pieces are representative of all aspects of Jacobsen's work, but stress his studies in history and religion, the fields in which he made his most important contributions to our knowledge of Mesopotamian culture and the origins of Western civilization. Moran has also included a bibliography of and a lexical index to Jacobsen's writings.
Fleeing King Manasseh's tyranny, Joshua leads the faithful remnant to their new home in Egypt. But as years pass, Joshua's desire for vengeance becomes an obsession. Blinded by hatred, he makes rash decisions, placing his loved ones in jeopardy. Amid Joshua's turmoil comes an unexpected awakening of love--a love that burns so intensely it draws him from the dark inner seclusion where he often retreats. But what will it take for him to grasp the great love his Heavenly Father has for him...and for the chosen people of Judah? (Chronicles of the King Book 5)
Containing the Old and New Testaments : the Text Printed from the Most Correct Copies of the Present Authorized Translation Including the Marginal and Parallel Texts ; with a Commentary and Critical Notes Designed as a Help to a Better Understanding of the Sacred Writings
This book reconstructs the original and origins of the Rig Veda, (between 5.000 to 2.500 B.C, ) the first Indo-European written document ever to show the origin of cultures and the power of music in the recitation and construction of the original hymns. Here we find the original geometries, original forms, original sacrifice of any form to claim supremacy over the others and the continued movement of human life. This book brings together early humans with modern neurobiological discoveries and shows the origins of multiple centers of knowing (the gods), the movement of the singer and the song in a world that avoids idolatry of substances by insisting in the constant movement of singer, song, and music. If you thought you knew all there is to know about the language you use, read this book and find out the idolatry of its imagery and the possible sacrifice needed for a happy, communal and divine life.
The time of John Gill was far different. Search for knowledge was just reaching its full height after the world had crawled out of the Dark and Middle ages. Between 1735 and 1738 The Cause of God and Truth appeared from Gill's pen and was a masterpiece in presenting the truth of God's sovereignty and man's depravity. Augustus Toplady was so moved by this work that he later called Gill the greatest defender of the doctrines of grace since Augustine. The current book is a series of sermons by Dr Gill on the Everlasting Covenant that belongs to His people.