Zion, the City of the Great King

A Theological Symbol of the Jerusalem Cult

Author: Ben C. Ollenburger

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Religion

Page: 271

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While previous research has illuminated the origins and development of the Zion tradition, this book is the first to make a thorough study of Zion as a theological symbol within the larger Jerusalem cult tradition. Drawing primarily on the Psalms and Isaiah of Jerusalem, Ollenburger shows that Zion serves pre-eminently to symbolize the kingship of Yahweh on Zion as creator and defender of world order. As such, Zion serves also to symbolize security and refuge, particularly for the poor. This study constitutes a powerful argument against the tendency of Old Testament theologians to devalue the cosmic Zion symbolism in favour of the historical theology of the exodus, especially when assessing the contemporary import of Old Testament theology. Zion symbolism is anything but an ideological tool legitimating a self-sufficient and self-serving monarchy. Instead it serves as the basis for a radical critique of the projects and pretensions of Judah's royal court.

The Great King

Author: Christian Cameron

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The heroic story of Arimnestos of Plataea continues - a thrilling historical adventure set amid the epic struggle between Greece and Persia - perfect for fans of the blockbusting film 300. Slave, pirate, husband and lover: Arimnestos of Plataea has been many things in the course of his life. But men remember him best as one of the heroes of the Battle of Marathon, the epic victory that prevented all of Greece from falling under the Persian yoke. But now there is a new Great King on the throne, determined to succeed where his father failed. As rumours abound of a vast Persian invasion, an embassy is sent to forestall the threat. Arimnestos is chosen to escort them - an honour he can hardly refuse. But as the storm clouds of war gather and factions on both sides begin to weave their treacherous plots, Arimnestos' journey begins to look more and more like a suicide mission.

The Children of the Great King

Author: Matilda Horsburg

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand


Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1865. A tale of the Crimean war.

The Army of the Great King

Short Sermons on Short Texts, Miscellaneous Pieces, and Poetic Musings

Author: John M. Orrock



Category: Religion and literature

Page: 224

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The City of the Great King

Or, Jerusalem as it Was, as it Is, and as it is to be

Author: James Turner Barclay



Category: Jerusalem

Page: 627

View: 521

The Princes of Persia

Author: Charles N. Pope

Publisher: DomainOfMan.com


Category: History

Page: 232

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Significance of the Persian Period in royal and biblical history.