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The Researchers Library Of Ancient Texts

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ISBN : 0983621691
Genre : Religion
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The Bible, as we hold it today, is esteemed by many religious institutions and especially Conservative Christians to be the inspired, inerrant Word of God. This doctrinal position affirms that the Bible is unlike all other books or collections of works in that it is free of error due to having been “given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim. 3:16, 17). While no other text can claim this same unique authority, Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphal literature such as contained in this volume of The Researchers Library of Ancient Texts (Volume One—The Apocrypha: Includes the Books of Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees), provides literature that often precedes or follows the chronology of biblical texts, which frequently are used or assigned as supplemental works within academic settings to help students and scholars discover or better understand cultural and historical context within the Word of God. Whether or not the information contained in the apocryphal literature is entirely precise—as is the canon of Scripture—these ancient texts provide commentators’ valuable insight into what many ancient Jews and early Christians believed when, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets” (Heb. 1:1). The Researchers Library of Ancient Texts is therefore intended to be a supplemental resource for assisting serious researchers and students in the study of the Bible and Bible times. Contained in this volume: The Book of Enoch, The Book of Jasher, The Book of Jubilees, 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Tobias, Judith, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, Susanna, Prayer of Azariah, Prayer of Manasseh, Bel and the Dragon, and Laodiceans.
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The Classical Archaeology Of Greece

Author : Michael Shanks
ISBN : 9781134693177
Genre : Social Science
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Archaeologists do not discover the past but take the fragmentary remains which they recover and make something of them. Archaeology is a process of detection and supposition; this is what makes it so fascinating. However, the interpretations of archaeologists differ and change over time. They depend upon the amount of evidence available, the ideas and preconceptions of the archaeologist and their interests and aims. Michael Shanks's enlivening work is a guide to the discipline of classical archaeology and its objects. It assesses archaeology as a means of reconstructing ancient Greek society using the latest approaches of social archaeology. In addition, The Classical Archaeology of Greece outlines the history of the discipline and discusses why Classical Greece continues to fascinate us and why it has had such an impact on European civilization and identity.
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Antiquity Recovered

Author : Victoria C. Gardner Coates
ISBN : 0892368721
Genre : History
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'Antiquity Recovered' presents 13 diverse essays that trace how perceptions of the past have changed over the course of three centuries of excavations. They range in subject from a reassessment of the contents of the library at Herculaneum's Villa of the Papyri, to the symbolic appearance of the ancient world in classic films.
Category: History

Puzzling Out The Past

Author : Marilyn J. Lundberg
ISBN : 9789004227156
Genre : History
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Bruce Zuckerman has transformed the way we look at ancient Semitic inscriptions. The series of articles included here honour his many contributions through discussions of a wide variety of inscriptional materials, Biblical texts, archaeology, lexicography and teaching methodology.
Category: History

Augustine S Confessions

Author : Annemaré Kotzé
ISBN : 9789004139268
Genre : Religion
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This reading of the "Confessions" focuses on its aim to convert its readers (it displays some characteristics of the protreptic genre) and on a specific segment of its potential audience, Augustine's erstwhile co-religionists, the Manichaeans.
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Inheritance Within Rupture

Author : Zhitian Luo
ISBN : 9789004287662
Genre : Social Science
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Luo Zhitian's Inheritance within Rupture is a multi-faceted exploration of how Chinese scholars understood modernity and tradition, historical ruptures and cultural continuties in the late Qing and early Republic (1890s-1940s).
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The History And Cultural Heritage Of Chinese Calligraphy Printing And Library Work

Author : Susan M. Allen
ISBN : 9783598441790
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In China the tradition of a book society is longer than anywhere else in the world. Chinese paper making, calligraphy and woodblock printing date from very early ages, but have for a very long time remained almost unknown to the Western world. At the IFLA satellite meeting “Chinese Written and Printed Cultural Heritage and Library Work” in Hangzhou in 2006 the richness of present day book historical research and library activities in China has been presented by more than sixty papers. This fine selection reflects the width and depth of this extremely important and immense Chinese heritage.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Research And Advanced Technology For Digital Libraries

Author : José Luis Borbinha
ISBN : 9783642043451
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL 2009, held in Corfu, Greece, in September/October 2009. The 28 revised full papers and 6 revised short papers presented together with 2 panel description, the extended abstracts of 20 revised poster and 16 demo papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 181 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on services, infrastructures, interaction, knowledge organization systems, interfaces, resource discovery, architectures, information retrieval, preservation, and evaluation.
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Annual Report

Author : New York Public Library
ISBN : UOM:39015082936520
Genre : Public libraries
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Ancient Libraries

Author : Jason König
ISBN : 9781107012561
Genre : History
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The libraries of the ancient world were completely unlike those we know today. This book explores and explains those differences.
Category: History