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Discovering The City Of David

Author : Ahron Horovitz
ISBN : 159264421X
Genre : History
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This book brings the wealth of finds and detailed research of ancient Jerusalem to the doorstep of lay readers for the first time. The first part surveys the major historical periods in the history of ancient Jerusalem. The second part is a guided tour of all the major sites i the City of David.Featuring illuminating drawings and exciting reconstructions, as well as beautiful photographs.
Category: History

Exploring The Narrative

Author : Eveline van der Steen
ISBN : 9780567655370
Genre : Religion
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This volume brings together a number of scholars who use archaeology as a tool to question the sometimes easy assumptions made by historians and biblical scholars about the past. It combines essays from both archaeologists and biblical scholars whose subject matter, whilst differing widely in both geographical and chronological terms, also shares a critical stance used to examine the relationship between 'dirt' archaeology and the biblical world as presented to us through written sources.
Category: Religion

Discovering The Principles Of Mechanics 1600 1800

Author : David Speiser
ISBN : 3764385642
Genre : Science
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This book assembles 21 essays on the history of mechanics and mathematical physics written by David Speiser. Covering a period from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the eighteenth, the essays discuss developments in elasticity, rigid bodies, gravitation, the principle of relativity, optics, and first principles. They examine the work of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Leibniz, the Bernoullis, Euler, Maupertuis, and Lambert.
Category: Science

Discovering The Traditions Of Prose Prayers In Early Jewish Literature

Author : Michael D. Matlock
ISBN : 9780567458100
Genre : Religion
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In this volume Michael D. Matlock analyses five lengthy biblical prose prayers from the exilic and post-exilic period: Solomon's prayer (1 Kings 8.14-61), Ezra's prayer (Ezra 9.5-15), Nehemiah's prayer (Nehemiah 1.4-11), the Levites' prayer (Nehemiah 9.4-37), and the prayer of Daniel (Daniel 9:3-19). He also examines prayers from Second Temple literature including texts from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, the writings of Philo and Josephus and texts from Qumran, and discusses the Septuagintal versions of the five biblical prayers and Targum Jonathan's treatment of Solomon's prayer. He offers a new English translation of each prayer, examines the prayers' rhetorical characteristics, and demonstrates how each prayer draws upon and reinterprets traditional images and materials. Matlock describes how each prayer relates to its larger narrative context and examines its functions within that context. Finally, he appraises the various similarities and differences in these prayers in terms of their different contexts in the Second Commonwealth period noting particular theologies and ideologies.
Category: Religion

The Discovery Of The Asylum

Author : David J. Rothman
ISBN : 0202365530
Genre : Psychology
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This text poses the question why Americans, beginning in the 1820s and 1830s, simultaneously and confidently constructed prisons, insane asylums, reformatories and almshouses to confine and treat their deviant and dependent population. In his introduction, Rothman examines the reasons that this question is now one of the core concerns of European and American social history; analyzes the many imaginative answers that have been proposed; and evaluates their strengths and weaknesses.
Category: Psychology

Discovering The Most Amazing Book

Author : Charles W. Stebbing
ISBN : 9781499090598
Genre : Religion
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Discovering the Most Amazing Book is an Exciting Journey into the Bible. Typically one of those books you wish someone had given you when you first started studying the Bible. It is a unique overview of and guide to the Bible. In Discovering the Most Amazing Book you will find numerous fascinating facts and you will gain: • A proper understanding of the Bible and its glorious message • A clear view of how God worked in Old Testament times and why • Insight into what changed with Christ’s coming and why • Motivation for effective Christian living • Greater confidence and more knowledge to express your faith to others more effectively • Encouragement for further Bible study • A deepening in your love and appreciation for the Author of the Most Amazing Book. Be infused with faith, hope, love and expectation as you discover God’s unfailing plan of salvation through this valuable, clear and concise resource.
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Discovering The Miracle Of The Scarlet Thread In Every Book Of The Bible

Author : Richard Booker
ISBN : 9780768497205
Genre : Religion
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Yes you can understand the Bible! Discovering the Miracle of the Scarlet Thread in Every Book of the Bible takes the mystery and confusion out of the Bible and makes God s Word come alive with new insights and a fresh excitement that will have you searching for more. Dr. Richard Booker unveils the mysteries and secrets of the Bible by explaining its master theme, and then reveals a simple plan so you can discover God s personal revelation for yourself. The author provides Exciting biblical background, An interesting survey of each book in the Bible, Each book s master theme, Practical principles, forms, and guidelines for your own life-enriching Bible study. The sometimes hard-to-understand teachings of Jesus in their original culture and context come alive and become real through discovering the miracle of the scarlet thread. Then Jesus began to explain everything which had been written in the Scriptures about Him.Jesus started with the books of Moses and then He talked about what the prophets had written about Him (Luke 24:27 PEB). This book about the Bible will change the way you think about His Word His life-changing and eternal Word.
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Open Wide The Doors To Christ Discovering Catholicism

Author : Lucas Pollice
ISBN : 9781937155162
Genre : Religion
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Open Wide the Doors to Christ, is a powerful tool for both teachers and students of the Catholic faith. As an excellent resource for RCIA and Adult Faith Formation, this insightful book discusses the basics of the Catholic faith -- and how we can live it fully. As the "meat and potatoes" of Catholicism, it is an introduction to the Church's teachings on the Creed, the sacraments, the moral life, prayer and much more -- with particular focus upon those who are seeking to become Catholic. Presented in a way that adults from all walks of life can understand, the book challenges readers to dig deeper and to continue to grow in their understanding of Christ and the Catholic Church.
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Discovering The Joy Of Catalytic Giving For Christ

Author : James P. Gills
ISBN : 9781629984070
Genre : Religion
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Networking with like-minded people who share our love for God enables us to do together what could not be accomplished alone for the kingdom of God. The result is catalytic giving--maximized impact for reaching souls in every nation. James P. Gills will introduce you to extraordinarily successful entrepreneurs, businesspeople, Bible teachers, and other gifted servants of God who have one thing in common: all have discovered the supreme joy of uniting their God-given abilities, spiritual gifts, and material resources as a catalyst for spreading God's love with maximum effect. Catalytic Giving will show you through firsthand accounts the power of Jesus's words in Acts 20:35, that: "It is more blessed to give than to receive."
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The Lost City Of Z

Author : David Grann
ISBN : 9781847378057
Genre : History
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**NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING ROBERT PATTINSON, CHARLIE HUNNAM AND SIENNA MILLER** ‘A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure’JOHN GRISHAM The story of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's The Lost World Fawcett was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a trace. For the next eighty years, hordes of explorers plunged into the jungle, trying to find evidence of Fawcett's party or Z. Some died from disease and starvation; others simply disappeared. In this spellbinding true tale of lethal obsession, David Grann retraces the footsteps of Fawcett and his followers as he unravels one of the greatest mysteries of exploration. ‘A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic exploration’ Sunday Times ‘Marvellous ... An engrossing book whose protagonist could out-think Indiana Jones’ Daily Telegraph ‘The best story in the world, told perfectly’ Evening Standard ‘A fascinating and brilliant book’ Malcolm Gladwell
Category: History