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  1. Panorama Bible

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    Samuel, Asumadu-Sarkodie

    2015-01-01

    The Bible, as you know, is not merely a collection of books: It is a divine library. It was written during the course of some fifteen centuries, and forty or more authors contributed to it, some of whom we know, some we do not know. It is a book of wonderful variety. There are beautiful love stories which reflect the tenderness and most delicate of human passions; there are stories of political intrigue and maneuvering which rival anything we know in the 20th Century. The whole book is the gl...

  2. Linux bible

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    Negus, Christopher

    2015-01-01

    The industry favorite Linux guide, updated for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and the cloud Linux Bible, 9th Edition is the ultimate hands-on Linux user guide, whether you're a true beginner or a more advanced user navigating recent changes. This updated ninth edition covers the latest versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7), Fedora 21, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and includes new information on cloud computing and development with guidance on Openstack and Cloudforms. With a focus on RHEL 7, this practical guide gets you up to speed quickly on the new enhancements for enterprise-quality file s

  3. Joomla! bible

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    Shreves, Ric

    2013-01-01

    Your complete guide to the Joomla! content management system Whether you use Joomla! to power a website, intranet, or blog, you'll need a good how-to reference on this complex, but not always intuitive, content management software. Joomla! Bible, Second Edition is that book. It not only brings you up to speed on the changes and extensions that are now part of Joomla! 3.0, it thoroughly covers functions and tasks, including installation, configuration, management, advanced modules, and extended coverage of two key extensions. You'll learn how to obtain code and depl

  4. GIMP Bible

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    van Gumster, Jason

    2010-01-01

    The ultimate reference and guide to the GNU image manipulation program. GIMP is a free, Photoshop-like image manipulation program, and as its use grows, so does the demand for detailed instruction on how to get the very most out of it. GIMP Bible is the most comprehensive and current independent GIMP reference available that goes beyond official documentation. If you're a digital artist or photographer, the step-by-step explanations in this authoritative guide show you how to power-use GIMP throughout a production pipeline. Topics include understanding the GIMP interface and how to work with i

  5. Spravedlnost pro Severinovy bible

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    Voit, Petr

    2012-01-01

    The study titled „The justice for Severin’s Bibles“ presents the results of the typographical analysis of Severin´s Bibles from 1529 and 1537. Based on comparison with later prints of other Czech Bibles it seems that the Severin´s Bibles were of great importance for the later development of biblical typography.

  6. Spreading the Bible in China

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    2006-01-01

    According to records of the Bible Society in China, more than 300 million copies of the Bible in Chinese have been published and distributed since 1823. The spread of the Bible in China has gone through five stages.

  7. The Bible and China

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    2006-01-01

    A Western scholar once said that if all English writings were destroyed except the Bible, it would still be a perfect showcase for the beauty and power of the English language. To this, a Chinese may add: Jesus "speaks" Chinese in the same charming manner, as the Chinese Bible also reproduces the beauty and power of the original version.

  8. WordPress Bible

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    Brazell, Aaron

    2010-01-01

    The WordPress Bible provides a complete and thorough guide to the largest self hosted blogging tool. This guide starts by covering the basics of WordPress such as installing and the principles of blogging, marketing and social media interaction, but then quickly ramps the reader up to more intermediate to advanced level topics such as plugins, WordPress Loop, themes and templates, custom fields, caching, security and more. The WordPress Bible is the only complete resource one needs to learning WordPress from beginning to end.

  9. Taking Bible to Heart

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    2007-01-01

    Protestant Church of China holds its first Bible exhibition in Europe as China embraces the holy book Michelle Schneider, a 21-year-old German Christian who works in China, didn’t expect to find so many churches open to the

  10. JavaScript bible

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    Goodman, Danny; Novitski, Paul; Rayl, Tia Gustaffl

    2009-01-01

    The bestselling JavaScript reference, now updated to reflect changes in technology and best practices. As the most comprehensive book on the market, the JavaScript Bible is a classic bestseller that keeps you up to date on the latest changes in JavaScript, the leading technology for incorporating interactivity into Web pages. Part tutorial, part reference, this book serves as both a learning tool for building new JavaScript skills as well as a detailed reference for the more experienced JavaScript user. You'll get up-to-date coverage on the latest JavaScript practices that have been implemente

  11. WordPress Bible

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    Brazell, Aaron

    2011-01-01

    Get the latest word on the biggest self-hosted blogging tool on the marketWithin a week of the announcement of WordPress 3.0, it had been downloaded over a million times. Now you can get on the bandwagon of this popular open-source blogging tool with WordPress Bible, 2nd Edition. Whether you're a casual blogger or programming pro, this comprehensive guide covers the latest version of WordPress, from the basics through advanced application development. If you want to thoroughly learn WordPress, this is the book you need to succeed.Explores the principles of blogging, marketing, and social media

  12. English Bibles on Trial: Bible Burning and the Desecration of Bibles c.1640-1800

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    Shamir, Avner

    The aim of this book is to explore antagonism towards and acts of violence against English Bibles in England and Scotland (and, to a lesser degree, Ireland) from the English Civil war to the end of the eighteenth century. By focusing on violent gestures, which expressed resentment, rejection and...... hatred, I hope to further our understanding of what the Bible meant for early modern Christians. More specifically, I hope to show that religious identities in the period were not simply formed by pious reading, studying and contemplating Scripture, but rather, for some people, religious identities were...

  13. Newman et la Bible Newman and the Bible

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    Paul Vaiss

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available After his conversion in 1816, the young Newman was under the influence of evangelical teaching. He considered the Bible literally as the infallible Word of God, the only source of authority for the Christian in matters of doctrine and conduct. When he became a fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, he was taught by Hawkins, the Provost, that Christian doctrine is to be found in the traditions, creeds and formularies of the Church, the role of Scripture being confined to proving doctrine. It is clear that he did not adopt that view immediately. A close study of his unpublished sermons shows that the authority of the Bible kept its full sway over him for a long time to come. It was only on the eve of the Oxford Movement, in 1832, that he integrated Hawkins’ teaching. From then on, Newman’s spiritual itinerary was to be a quest for a final authority that would complement the Bible. On the other hand, confronted with the challenge posed by Science to Holy Scripture, he took a stand in a sermon of 1826 that he was to keep to the end of his life. He felt that there is no need to try and reconcile the Bible and Science. First because revealed religion has its own evidence, that is at least as strong as that of Science, second because scientific knowledge is so subject to change that it would be wasting one’s time and degrading to go about trying to accommodate religion to the theories of Science.

  14. 3ds Max 2012 Bible

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    Murdock, Kelly L

    2011-01-01

    Updated version of the bestselling 3ds Max book on the market 3ds Max 2012 Bible is one of the most popular 3ds Max how-tos on the market. If you're a beginner just itching to create something right away, the Quick Start project in Part 1 is for you. If you're an experienced user checking out 3ds Max 2012's latest and greatest features, you'll love the fact that the 3ds Max 2012 Bible continues to be the most comprehensive reference on this highly complex application.Find out what's new, what's tried and true, and how creative you can get using the tips, tricks, and techniques in this must-hav

  15. Elementary Analysis of the Bible Linguistic Art

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    陈月汀

    2014-01-01

    The English language in its development course embraces every aspect of social life and it reflects the unique cultural tradition of the western society. The bible has had a huge impact on western culture. There are a lot of English words from the bible. This paper from derived words, euphemism, idiom, proverb and British and American literature perspectives discusses the linguistic artistic characteristics of the bible and its influence on the English language.

  16. An Analysis of Feminism in Bible

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    WANG Pei-xiang

    2014-01-01

    As the foundation of western civilization and western Christian religion, Bible plays a very important role in decisively shaping human ideology and greatly influencing people's behavior. Bible has a magnificent influence on western culture, history, literature as well as art. To safeguard women's rights and strive for equality to men, feminists are all along engaged in interpreting Bible in a way reflecting women's perspectives. In this thesis, the author tries to give a brief introduction to feminist interpreta-tion of Bible, demonstrates the view point about the sex of God, and talks about feminist viewpoints on equal treatment for male and female in .

  17. SolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible

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    Lombard, Matt

    2011-01-01

    A fan of the SolidWorks Bible, but want more detail on assemblies? Here you go. SolidWorks fans have long sought more detail on SolidWorks topics, and now you have it. We took our popular SolidWorks Bible, divided it into two books (SolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible and SolidWorks 2011 Parts Bible) and packed each new book with a host of items from your wish lists, such as more extensive coverage of the basics, additional tutorials, and expanded coverage of topics largely ignored by other books. This SolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible shows you how to organize parts data to create assemblies or s

  18. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 bible

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    Jorgensen, Adam; LeBlanc, Patrick; Cherry, Denny; Nelson, Aaron

    2012-01-01

    Harness the powerful new SQL Server 2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is the most significant update to this product since 2005, and it may change how database administrators and developers perform many aspects of their jobs. If you're a database administrator or developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible teaches you everything you need to take full advantage of this major release. This detailed guide not only covers all the new features of SQL Server 2012, it also shows you step by step how to develop top-notch SQL Server databases and new data connections and keep your databases performing at p

  19. PowerPoint 2010 Bible

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    Wempen, Faithe

    2010-01-01

    Master PowerPoint and improve your presentation skills-with one book!. It's no longer enough to have slide after slide of text, bullets, and charts. It's not even enough to have good speaking skills if your PowerPoint slides bore your audience. Get the very most out of all that PowerPoint 2010 has to offer while also learning priceless tips and techniques for making good presentations in this new PowerPoint 2010 Bible. Well-known PowerPoint expert and author Faithe Wempen provides formatting tips; shows you how to work with drawings, tables, and SmartArt; introduces new collaboration tools; wa

  20. Windows 8.1 bible

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    Boyce, Jim; Tidrow, Rob

    2014-01-01

    Windows 8.1 coverage that goes above and beyond all competitors? Serving as an evolutionary update to Windows 8, Windows 8.1 provides critical changes to parts of Windows 8, such as greater customization of the interface and boot operations, return of a 'start button' that reveals apps, greater integration between the two interfaces, and updates to apps. Weighing in at nearly 1000 pages, Windows 8.1 Bible provides deeper Windows insight than any other book on the market. It's valuable for both professionals needing a guide to the nooks and crannies of Windows and regular users wanting a wide

  1. Office 2010 Library Excel 2010 Bible, Access 2010 Bible, PowerPoint 2010 Bible, Word 2010 Bible

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    Walkenbach, John; Tyson, Herb; Wempen, Faithe

    2010-01-01

    A must-have collection of Office 2010 application Bibles, written by the world?s leading experts Talk about a bargain! Office 2010 Library offers enormous savings on four invaluable resources that boast nearly 5,000 pages and cover the core Office programs: Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Word. The world?s leading experts of these applications provide you with an arsenal of information on the latest version of each program. Three CDs are also included that feature bonus material, including helpful templates, worksheets, examples, and more to enhance your Microsoft Office 2010 experiences. Featu

  2. Medicine in the Holy Bible.

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    Subhaktha, P K

    1998-07-01

    The study of history of medical science from non-medical sources needs no apology. At first sight the discussion of what was thought in the past rather than what is known now appears to be of merely anti-quarian value. The Hebrews can be proud of having preserved in the Old Testament many old medical practices and traditions which throw light on ancient medicine in general and on Hebrew medical practices in particular. The Bible is a genuinely documented book presenting the wisdom, medical knowledge and the culture of a nomadic race.

  3. God is: children’s Bibles and Bible storybooks’ presentation of religious values

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    J.S. du Toit

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This article considers children’s Bibles and Bible storybooks as vehicles for the transfer of God concepts from one generation to the next – as God is considered central to the portrayal of the confessional attributes of the religious collective. It identifies both the commercial and religious imperatives controlling the prevailing attributes assigned as characteristic of the divine. The presentation of the nature of God is found to align with the commercial target audience for children’s Bibles: mothers and female caregivers who purchase the books on behalf of their charges and read and interpret the Bibles to the child. But it also coincides with the preferred attributes associated with a supernatural being by young children. Ultimately, God is found to be consistently portrayed by means of maternal attributes of love, protection and care in contrast to the more ambivalent portrayal of God in the adult biblical text.

  4. Galileo and the Interpretation of the Bible.

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    Carroll, William E.

    1999-01-01

    Argues that, contrary to the common view, Galileo and the theologians of the Inquisition share the same fundamental principles of biblical interpretation. Contends that Galileo and these theologians thought that the Bible contained truths about nature, but Galileo denied what the theologians accepted as scientifically true. Contains 93 references.…

  5. Bible reading in Africa: the shaping of a reformed perspective

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    B. Wielenga

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available In this article I try to develop a reformed perspective on Bible reading in Africa by ordinary readers. I explore the concept of ordinary readers in the context of recent hermeneutical discus-sions, and of the differences between their mode of reading and that of biblical scholars against the background ofthe reality of the oral or semi-literate cultures of Africa. A reformed perspec-tive, with its emphasis on the church as locus for Bible reading under the operation of the Holy Spirit, opens up a way forward out of the dilemma between ordinary and professional Bible reading. A reformed perspective can also clear the way for a gender-sensitive reading of the Bible in a continent where most Bible readers are women. This requires from those who read the Bible together an attitude of humility.

  6. Psychology and the Bible in Suicide Counseling.

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    Samuel, Asumadu-Sarkodie

    2015-01-01

    To begin with Psychology and the Bible, Psychology is an academic and applied discipline that involves the scientific study of mental functions and behaviours. The study of psychology in a philosophical context dates back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, China, India, and Persia. Historians point to the writings of ancient Greek philosophers, such as Thales, Plato, and Aristotle as the first significant body of work in the west to be rich in psychological thought. As early as th...

  7. Proton milliprobe analyses of the Gutenberg Bible

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    Kusko, Bruce H.; Cahill, Thomas A.; Eldred, Robert A.; Schwab, Richard N.

    1984-04-01

    The advent of printing with movable type is properly regarded as the most important technological event in modern cultural history, yet its earliest history is shrouded in mystery. The Davis proton milliprobe has enabled scientists and humanist scholars to collaborate in unlocking the secrets of earliest print, focusing on the contribution of Johannes Gutenberg. The 42-line Gutenberg Bible is not only the first book printed by movable type, it is considered by many to be the finest book every printed. Unfortunately very little is known about the materials and techniques used in this first large scale printing operation. In October 1982 we had the unprecedented opportunity to examine page-by-page the inks, papers, illuminations and binding of volume I of the Doheny Gutenberg Bible. A similar study of the Lilly New Testament (most of volume II) was undertaken in March 1983. The results, some wholly unexpected and very exciting, add a large new body of information about this great work, and give us new enlightenment on the day-to-day production of this first and most important printed book. Moreover, the discovery of the uniqueness of the ink in Gutenberg's Bible, combined with our ability to taken minutely detailed and non-destructive elemental "fingerprints" with the milliprobe beam of all man-made papers and inks, gives us a weapon that has never been available before to investigate some of the controversial basic questions in the history of the origins of printing technology.

  8. De-culturising the Bible: Translation as Truth-Transcribed

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    Sabih, Joshua

    , in Jehovah’s witnesses’ world view is paradoxically conceived as an expression God’s gift to mankind, and a demonic site of truth confusing. This paper shall argue that translating the Bible according to Jehovah’s witnesses consists of de-culturising the biblical message in order to restore its would...... the other existing Bible translations in Arabic. Producing a Bible translation of their own means a re-introduction and popularisation of the Divine name Jehovah/Jahveh as a universal Deity in Arabic Biblical tradition, which in the history of Arabic Bible translation has been identified with the Jewish...

  9. The Psychodrama of the Bible: Mirror and Window of Soul.

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    Pitzele, Peter A.

    1991-01-01

    Discusses an approach to the study of the Bible through psychodrama. Argues that such an approach makes biblical stories and their characters real by investing them fully with humanity. Concludes that a psychodramatic approach to the Bible is a strenuous exigesis through which it is possible to look past surfaces into an inner world. (SG)

  10. A Study on Bible Archetypes in Desire under the Elms

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    DU Man-li

    2014-01-01

    Desire under the Elms reveals a tragedy of spiritual and survival desire of human being. O’Neill creates many Bible ar-chetypes in Desire under the Elms. The thesis analyzes and appreciates Desire under the Elms from aspect of Bible archetype to highlight the destructive power of improper desires in Desire under the Elms.

  11. How Often Do You Read the Bible? Commentary.

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    Landrine, Hope; Klonoff, Elizabeth A.

    1999-01-01

    The "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" resembles the Bible not so much in terms of the dictates it espouses, but because of the way it has been, and still is, regarded by psychologists and psychology students. If the "Manual" is like the Bible, one may predict the continuing neglect of its dictates. (SLD)

  12. The Influence of The Bible on The Pilgrim's Progress

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    谈竹琴

    2009-01-01

    The Bible is the classic work of Christianity.The influence of the Bible on the British and American literature is profound and extensive.Therefore,one of the most profoundly influenced literature works-The Pilgrim's Progress,which was the British pastor and essay writer John Bunyan's representative work couldn't don't be involved.Thus,this paper is going to elaborate the influence of The Bible on The Pilgrim's Progress systematically by the conscientious reading and analysis.Firstly,this paper will introduce the background of The Bible,and its composing parts,and its relation with the British and American literature.Secondly,this paper will also emphatically recommend The Pilgrim's Progress and its author John Bunyan.At last,it will analyze the relation between The Bible and The Pilgrim's Progress.

  13. The Curious Case of a "Mayflower Bible"

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    Carolyn K. Coates

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available A library at a small liberal arts university receives from a donor an old book, which has long been assumed to be a Mayflower Bible. A staff librarian who is not accustomed to dealing with rare books reflects on the process of determining the true identity of the volume, its provenance, and the story behind it, with particular interest in the value of this experience to a library whose special collections are limited. Attention to the history of the book and of print culture demonstrate that even the most unlikely library gifts can serve the liberal arts institution through their value both as text and as artifact.

  14. Linux command line and shell scripting bible

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    Blum, Richard

    2014-01-01

    Talk directly to your system for a faster workflow with automation capability Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible is your essential Linux guide. With detailed instruction and abundant examples, this book teaches you how to bypass the graphical interface and communicate directly with your computer, saving time and expanding capability. This third edition incorporates thirty pages of new functional examples that are fully updated to align with the latest Linux features. Beginning with command line fundamentals, the book moves into shell scripting and shows you the practical application

  15. Should Bible Studies Remain in Israeli Public Schools? Teachers' Attitudes toward Bible Teaching as a Mandatory Subject

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    Idalovichi, Israel

    2003-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to provide an overview and analysis of attitudes of Israeli K-12 educators and bible teachers toward religious studies. Teachers' attitudes toward bible teaching as a mandatory subject are, on the whole, positive throughout the country. The present study addresses the absence of systematic research into the opinions…

  16. An Exploration of Moshe Greenberg's Religious Vision and Its Manifestation in His Bible Scholarship and Writings on Bible Education

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    Sinclair, Alex

    2010-01-01

    This article is an attempt to explore the religious vision of Moshe Greenberg in some detail, and in particular, to analyze how his approach to education is applied to and reflected in his ideas about the teaching and learning of Bible, and in his own Bible scholarship itself. The paper examines the connection between Greenberg's philosophy of…

  17. The Bible: Why We Need to Teach It; How Some Do.

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    Wachlin, Marie Goughnour

    1998-01-01

    Argues that the Bible is a classic in a class by itself, and discusses why secondary students need to study it. Notes legal interpretations that guide Bible teachers and students. Describes how secondary English teachers are successfully teaching the Bible in several schools across the country, and discusses literary allusions, bible versions,…

  18. THE BIBLE LANGUAGE IN THE AMERICAN LYRIC

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    Bruno Rosario Candelier

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The footprint of the Bible in its intellectual and aesthetic expression is manifested in the creation of poetry and fiction. The religious and mystical poetry, and the use of biblical language through the recreation of characters, themes or motifs inspired by the sacred text, are a tribute to the Holy Book  and a creative vein of literature inspired by this paradigmatic work of our culture. The biblical language that channel profound teachings and revealed truths through diverse literary figures, has been a fruitful means of creation. Besides intuition and inspiration, in the poetic language flowing the signals of revelation that synthesize perception of consciousness, the metaphysics slope of the existing and the effluvia of Transcendence. In its implementation intervenes the creative power of poetry that the word formalized in images, myths and concepts. In numerous poetic creations there are formal, conceptual and spiritual reminiscent of the Holy Book. It’s prolific the trace of the Bible in literature, culture and spiritual awareness. The word that creates and raises is a melting pot of the aesthetic feeling and spirituality. In fact, the Gospel contains the inspiring principle of Christian mystical literature. By focusing biblical language in poetic creation, we appreciate literary formulas and compositional resources. There is a wisdom and a stylistic inherent in biblical language, which manifests itself in a biblical tone, a biblical image and a biblical technique that the language arts formalized in various forms of creation. Knowing from the biblical heritage is reflected in judgments, prophetic visions, parables, allegories, parallelisms and other resources that have fallen into the lyrical flow. The biblical language embodies a format registered by proverbs, hymns, prayers, metaphors and other expressive resources format. In the biblical text we find various literary forms that have fueled the substance of poetic creation, as

  19. The Textual Significance of Spanish Polyglot Bibles

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    Spottorno, Mª Victoria

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Within the history of the Biblical text, the 16th century Spanish Polyglot Bibles are monumental productions that do not deserve to fall into oblivion. This article points out the historical and philological aspects that better reveal their significance in the world of the Renaissance and their unquestionable transcendence in Biblical philology. Cardinal Cisneros' tenacity and generosity first, and then Benito Arias Montano's knowledge made possible the edition of these two Spanish Polyglot Bibles, the Complutensian and the Royal. They constitute the point of departure of modern Biblical textual criticism, whose principles keep alive that initial spirit that leads to a wider acquaintance with the text.

    Dentro de la historia del texto bíblico, las Biblias Políglotas españolas del siglo XVI son obras monumentales que no merecen quedar en el olvido. En este artículo se ponen de relieve los aspectos históricos y filológicos que mejor transmiten su significación en el mundo renacentista y su trascendencia indudable para la filología bíblica. El tesón y la generosidad del Cardenal Cisneros primero y la sabiduría de Benito Arias Montano después hicieron posible que estas dos Biblias Políglotas españolas, Complutense y Regia, se llegaran a publicar. Constituyen el punto de partida de la moderna crítica textual bíblica, cuyos principios mantienen vivo aquel espíritu inicial que conduce a un mayor conocimiento del texto.

  20. Intertextuality: On the use of the Bible in mystical texts

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    Kees Waaijman

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available This article discussed the use of the Bible in mystical texts by focusing on intertextuality as a literary approach which analyses the intersection of texts. It investigated how mystical texts, as phenotexts, relate to the Bible as archetext: firstly, the intertextual relations affect the surface of the text in a mono-causal way and secondly, they govern the production of meaning reciprocally. The article also discussed forms of intersection (quotations, collage, allusions and reproduction before it analysed the three intertextual strategies producing meaning: participation, detachment and change or rearrangement. Finally, six functions and dimensions of meaning were delineated in the intertextual dynamic between the Bible and the mystical texts. In these the Bible serves as an authoritative framework for argumentation, as a guide and blueprint of the mystical way, as a vocabulary of mystical experience, as an initiation into the divine infinity, as the place of mystical transformation in love and as the articulation of transformation in glory.

  1. "Abomination"--life as a Bible belt gay.

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    Barton, Bernadette

    2010-01-01

    Drawing on observation, autoethnography, and audio-taped interviews, this article explores the religious backgrounds and experiences of Bible Belt gays. In the Bible Belt, Christianity is not confined to Sunday worship. Christian crosses, messages, paraphernalia, music, news, and attitudes permeate everyday settings. Consequently, Christian fundamentalist dogma about homosexuality-that homosexuals are bad, diseased, perverse, sinful, other, and inferior-is cumulatively bolstered within a variety of other social institutions and environments in the Bible Belt. Of the 46 lesbians and gay men interviewed for this study (age 18-74 years), most describe living through spirit-crushing experiences of isolation, abuse, and self-loathing. This article argues that the geographic region of the Bible Belt intersects with religious-based homophobia. Informants explained that negative social attitudes about homosexuality caused a range of harmful consequences in their lives including the fear of going to hell, depression, low self-esteem, and feelings of worthlessness.

  2. "Abomination"--life as a Bible belt gay.

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    Barton, Bernadette

    2010-01-01

    Drawing on observation, autoethnography, and audio-taped interviews, this article explores the religious backgrounds and experiences of Bible Belt gays. In the Bible Belt, Christianity is not confined to Sunday worship. Christian crosses, messages, paraphernalia, music, news, and attitudes permeate everyday settings. Consequently, Christian fundamentalist dogma about homosexuality-that homosexuals are bad, diseased, perverse, sinful, other, and inferior-is cumulatively bolstered within a variety of other social institutions and environments in the Bible Belt. Of the 46 lesbians and gay men interviewed for this study (age 18-74 years), most describe living through spirit-crushing experiences of isolation, abuse, and self-loathing. This article argues that the geographic region of the Bible Belt intersects with religious-based homophobia. Informants explained that negative social attitudes about homosexuality caused a range of harmful consequences in their lives including the fear of going to hell, depression, low self-esteem, and feelings of worthlessness. PMID:20391006

  3. Defending the Concept of Time in the Hebrew Bible

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    Bundvad, Mette

    2014-01-01

    Due to the scarcity of reflection on time as an independent subject in the Hebrew Bible, there has been a scholarly tendency to consider biblical time conception more limited than our own, perhaps even nonexistent. This article confronts the scholarly skepticism regarding the ability of the bibli......Due to the scarcity of reflection on time as an independent subject in the Hebrew Bible, there has been a scholarly tendency to consider biblical time conception more limited than our own, perhaps even nonexistent. This article confronts the scholarly skepticism regarding the ability...... of the biblical authors to think about time, defending the presence of time conceptualization in the Hebrew Bible. In the article I discuss central research contributions to the subject of biblical time, in particular Sacha Stern’s thesis that the concept of time is entirely absent from the Hebrew Bible and from...

  4. On Speech Act Theory in Conversations of the Holy Bible

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    YANG Hongya

    2014-01-01

    Speech act theory is an important theory in current pragmatics, which is originated with the Oxford philosopher John Langshaw Austin. Speech act theory is started from research on daily language’s function. There are few papers using speech act theory to analyze literature works. The holy bible is a literature treasure in human history, so this paper tries to use speech act theory to analyze conversations of Bible and provide some enlightenment for readers.

  5. Soul and psyche: The Bible in psychological perspective

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    Willem J. Smith

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available During the last third of the twentieth century a discipline that applies psychological and psychoanalytic insight to the study of the Bible, has resurfaced within biblical studies. In his book, Soul and Psyche, Wayne Rollins offers a psychological biblical approach as one of the new approaches to Scripture since the 1960’s. This approach tends to bring a renewed appreciation for the role of the human psyche or soul in the history of the Bible and its interpretation.

  6. The Role and Place of Governing Angels in Bible

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    Sayyed hesam aldin Hosseini

    2014-01-01

    Angels have allocated a considerable part of Bible's discussions to themselves and since one of the dogmatic principles of the revealed religions is the belief in angels, depiction of the place and attributes of angels can be the indicator of the quality of attitude and worldview and the strength of dogmatic principles of Bible's followers and justify their thought and ideas; For this subject is related with the issues such as: transcendent unity of divine acts and essence and attributes and ...

  7. The African agent discovered: The recognition and involvement of the African biblical interpreter in Bible translation

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    S V Coertze

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the extent to which the role of the African biblical interpreter is acknowledged in the process of Bible translation, as the Bible and Bible translation form an important part of the establishment of the African church on the continent of Africa. It points out that even though foreign discovery of African agency in Bible translation is evident, indigenous discovery of the same is largely absent. Part of the relevance of this article is for the African church to own and be actively involved in the translation of the Bible into the remaining African languages that are in need of a translation of the Bible.

  8. The really good news: What the Bible says about sex.

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    Haffner, D W

    1997-01-01

    According to this author's analysis of the Bible, its text reveals its usefulness as a theological tool capable of demonstrating a sexual theology that rejects attempts to limit experiences of sexuality or promote systematic oppression of sexuality. The Hebrew Bible covers many sexual themes in its stories, starting with an explanation of biological sex and the reason for two genders given in the creation stories and moving on to the importance of sexual intercourse for sexual pleasure as well as for procreation. Additional themes reviewed from the Hebrew Bible include physical beauty, love at first sight, fertility, genital and bodily functions, destructive uses of sexuality, sexuality in relationships, homosexuality, adultery, and celibacy. The Song of Solomon is the most overtly sexual book of the Bible, and the early Christian teachers attempted to present these verses as allegory and went so far as to warn that no one under the age of 30 should read the text. On the other hand, the New Testament contains little about sexuality with the exception of the First Letter of Paul to the Church in Corinth, which could be viewed as a first-century form of sexual instruction because it covers at least 17 sexuality topics, including anatomy, families, child rearing, values, decision making, communication, assertiveness, shared sexual behavior, and sexual desire, and provides information on bodies, love, marriage, gender roles, and sexuality. Thus, according to the author, the Bible is an important starting point in the struggle of many denominations with sexuality issues. She recommends that sexologists consider the sexual theology present in the Bible and its impact on the people they serve and that they spread the news that the Bible affirms a healthy and positive view of sexuality.

  9. Vision 2025 and the Bible translation movement

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    Kirk J. Franklin

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Complex questions have arisen about how Christian mission agencies function within a globalised context. The changing context has impacted on how the missio Dei has been worked out within these agencies and this has had implications of a theological and missiological nature in particular as to how the agencies have interacted with the church worldwide. This has lead to new paradigms of how mission is conceptualised. The growth of the church worldwide in newer soil has forced mission agencies such as the Wycliffe Global Alliance (WGA to re-evaluate their place in the world. It has been assumed that as resources have decreased from parts of the world where the WGA has had its traditional roots, there are missiological factors in determining how this impacts on the WGA. There are many missiological implications for the WGA that come from influences in church history on the importance of the translatability of the gospel especially in the context of Bible translation. These have impacted the WGA’s understanding of itself and in particular of how it has interpreted and reinterpreted its Vision 2025. When the missio Dei converges with outcomes of globalisation there are numerous implications for an agency such as the WGA. Consequently, the article concludes that none of these matters can be ignored. Instead they must be explored and lessons learnt from them that can be passed along to others in similar situations.

  10. Job of the Bible: leprosy or scabies?

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    Appelboom, Thierry; Cogan, Elie; Klastersky, Jean

    2007-04-01

    Proposing a medical diagnosis a posteriori of a person who died a long time ago is not as impossible as it sounds if sufficient medical history is available.A whole book of the Bible is devoted to Job and his trials. The diagnosis of leprosy has been generally accepted by medieval commentators because the verses of the Book speak of ulcers disseminated over the skin, and also because leprosy is an exemplary sanction imposed by way of example by God to punish those who have committed a sin. In this paper, we have taken the different verses with a medical content from the Book of Job, and reconstructed the clinical picture as if the patient had turned up in the 21st century in order to see if the diagnosis of leprosy may be called into question, and to discuss the limits of the medico-historic approach. The clinical picture of the disease consists of deterioration in the general condition, with widespread pain, confusion, skin eruptions, bilious vomiting, and so on. Under these conditions, if Job did exist, and if the retrospective medical history is reliable, the most likely diagnosis is that of scabies rather than leprosy.

  11. The Impact of the Bible on the English Vocabulary

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    陈月汀

    2013-01-01

    The Bible, which covers ancient Hebrew and Greek politics, history, legislation, philosophy, geography, traditions, cus⁃toms and arts, has been regarded as an all-including encyclopedia. Moreover, its brief, specific but natural and graceful language is cherished as English learners’delicacies. A good command of its words will help people with their studies of English and Western culture. The paper aims at understanding the essence of the English language and western culture on the basis of researching Eng⁃lish vocabulary to the Bible is derived.

  12. The Hebrew Bible as Data : Laboratory - Sharing - Experiences

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    Roorda, Dirk

    2015-01-01

    The systematic study of ancient texts including their production, transmission and interpretation is greatly aided by the digital methods that started taking off in the 1970s. But how is that research in turn transmitted to new generations of researchers? We tell a story of Bible and computer across

  13. Teaching the Bible and Film: Pedagogical Promises, Pitfalls, and Proposals

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    Rindge, Matthew S.; Runions, Erin; Ascough, Richard S.

    2010-01-01

    This article begins by recognizing the increasing use of film in Religion, Theology, and Bible courses. It contends that in many Biblical Studies (and Religious Studies and Theology) courses, students are neither taught how to view films properly, nor how to place films into constructive dialogue with biblical texts. The article argues for a…

  14. The Judaeo-Karaite Reception of the Hebrew Bible

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    Sabih, Joshua

    DESCRIPTION: The Karaites emerged as a school of thought within Middle Eastern Judaism in the 8th century. The Karaites were a “reading community” whose intellectual activity and daily lives were based around the divine scriptures. Over time Karaism became one of the two main competing schools of...... between the Rabbinate and the Karaite reception and interpretation of the Hebrew Bible....

  15. Samaria, Samaritans and the Composition of the Hebrew Bible

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    Hjelm, Ingrid

    2010-01-01

    Examination of supersessionism and competition over cult and belief inherent in narratives and structures of the Hebrew Bible. While discussions over cult  places are presented in a variety of extra-biblical sources as taking place in post-exilic times, biblical narratives anachronistically place...

  16. John Nelson Darby: Scholarship that Influenced the Bible College Movement

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    Sutherland, Winston Terrance

    2010-01-01

    The study reported in this article focused on the scholastic life of John Nelson Darby and his contributions to the Bible college movement. Darby continues to exert a great influence on Christianity, particularly conservative evangelical Christianity. This research provides a discussion of the forces that conspired to shape the direction of…

  17. The Body and Voice of God in the Hebrew Bible

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    Johanna Stiebert

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the role of the voice of God in the Hebrew Bible and in early Jewish interpretations such as the Targumim. In contrast to the question as to whether God has a body, which is enmeshed in theological debates concerning anthropomorphism and idolatry, the notion that God has a voice is less controversial but evidences some diachronic development.

  18. Fundamentalism in Psychological Science. The Publication Manual as "Bible."

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    Walsh-Bowers, Richard

    1999-01-01

    Analyzes the content of the fourth edition of the "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" (1994) as if it were a biblical text. Draws on socio-historical studies and critical feminist perspectives to discuss the manual's function as a fundamentalist "bible" in relation to psychologists' culture. (SLD)

  19. Teaching the Bible at public universities in South Africa: A proposal for multidisciplinary approach

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    Zorodzai Dube

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available How should the academy teach the Bible? I noted two challenges to this endeavour. Firstly, the Bible has been used as superstructure to justify and to solidify colonialism and apartheid in South Africa which resulted in people to mistrust the way the Western missionaries interpreted the Bible. It also gave birth to the inception of African Independent Churches (AIC and an urgent need to reinterpret the Bible from the experiences of Africans. However, the initial question remains how the academy should teach the Bible. The complexity of this question is that despite the Bible’s association with a colonial legacy, the ordinary people did not stop reading the Bible and to make meaning of their lives from it. This study justifies the place of the Bible in public universities in South Africa and proposes ways the academy should teach the Bible. This study suggests a two-pronged approach to Biblical Studies at public universities. Firstly, the academy should critically engage the ideological presupposition underlying the theories used in the academy. Secondly, the academy must be open to the fact that the Bible is part of popular culture; hence, the academy should critically reflect how the Bible is used in public space. Therefore my hypothesis is that the academy should further focus on critiquing ideological inclinations that underline established truths in addition to focusing on the historical meaning of the Bible and establishing contextual similarities. Teaching the Bible should focus on analysing cultural, political and economic ideological truths that find support from the Bible. I propose that this line of thought is possible through cultural studies and/or interdisciplinary methods.

  20. A Dialogical Approach to Critical Bible Study: The Use of Schwabian Deliberation to Integrate the Work of Bible Scholars with Educational Philosophy

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    Sinclair, Alex

    2004-01-01

    This article uses analytic tools provided by Joseph Schwab to address a "practical" problem faced by many liberal religious educational institutions: the tension between historical-critical study of the Bible and an affective connection to it. This problem is painted in broad strokes; then two contemporary Bible scholars, Jeffrey Tigay and Yair…

  1. APLIKASI BIBLE PADA MOBILE PHONE DENGAN MENGGUNAKAN JAVA MICRO EDITION (JAVA ME

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    Alexander Setiawan

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The Bible is a guidebook for the Christian life, the development of mobile technology allows to create applications Bible on mobile phones. This research aims to develop applications of existing Bible by providing new features. These features include, that can display two types of the same Bible (New International Version and the King James Version, features of note to the bookmark application, clear visibility on the in-verse bookmarks, display, grouping the bookmarks and search results clustering words, the application daily devotional, and maps. Database Bible is a database used Go Bible, and the search string using the Turbo Boyer Moore. Tests on the application made on the Nokia N78, Sony Ericsson W910i, K800 as a sample. From the results of testing, applications have been made to run well on all three mobile phone.

  2. Hammarskjöld’s interpretation of the Bible

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    Jos Huls

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available This article describes the use of the Bible in Dag Hammarskjöld’s famous and widely read publication, Markings (1988. It asks the question whether his use of the Bible reflects his personal experiences or whether it reflects his search for understanding the meaning of his vocation. The article focuses particularly on the relationship between Scripture and the awakening to the mystical process as it comes to the fore in his discussion of the Johannine passage on Jesus’ washing of the disciple’s feet before the Last Supper (Jn 13–14. In the first section of the article a new, precise version of the text in Markings is provided. Then, secondly, Hammarskjöld’s interpretation and representation of the contents of the passage are analysed. Finally, some general conclusions about the nature of the mystical process in Hammarskjöld’s appropriation of Scripture are given.

  3. Protestantism and Education: Reading (the Bible) and Other Skills

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    2011-01-01

    During industrialization, Protestants were more literate than Catholics. This paper investigates whether this fact may be led back to the intrinsic motivation of Protestants to read the bible and whether other education motives were involved as well. We employ a historical data set from Switzerland which allows us to differentiate between different cognitive skills: reading, numeracy, essay writing and Swiss history. We develop an estimation strategy to examine whether the impact of religious...

  4. Using Game Theory and the Bible to Build Critical Thinking Skills

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    McCannon, Bryan C.

    2007-01-01

    The author describes a course designed to build the critical thinking skills of undergraduate economics students. The course introduces and uses game theory to study the Bible. Students gain experience using game theory to formalize events and, by drawing parallels between the Bible and common economic concepts, illustrate the pervasiveness of…

  5. The Relationship between Bible Reading and Attitude toward Substance Use among 13-15 Year Olds

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    Francis, Leslie J.

    2002-01-01

    The relationship between Bible reading and attitude toward drug use is examined among a sample of 25,888 teenagers, 13-15 year olds, throughout England and Wales. Information about sex, age, personality, belief in God, and church attendance was also considered. The conclusion is that Bible reading makes a small but significant contribution to…

  6. Using the Contextual Orientation to Facilitate the Study of Bible with Generation X

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    Cousens, Beth; Morrison, Jeremy S.; Fendrick, Susan P.

    2008-01-01

    This article investigates the use of the contextual orientation to the Bible--which seeks to understand the Bible as a product of its time, and in the context of historical-critical biblical scholarship--as a deliberate, significant aspect of a teacher's overall approach to reaching Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s. Through classroom observation…

  7. Violence and the Daniel tales in a children's Bible

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    Marius Nel

    2009-01-01

    Children enjoy the tales of Daniel and his three friends, whether told in Sunday school, day school, by parents or grandparents. These tales are cast essentially in violent terms. In this article a specific version of the tales in a children’s Bible is analysed to show in what way violence serves as the thread that holds the tales together and to suggest that this might imply that violence is condoned, be it violence committed by God for the sake of his children or by his children for their o...

  8. Emotional distress in the Hebrew Bible. Somatic or psychological?

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    Mumford, D B

    1992-01-01

    A systematic search was made in the Hebrew Bible for expressions of emotional distress. A wide range of somatic and psychological vocabulary was found, especially in the Psalms and other poetic literature. Somatic expressions most frequently involved the heart, bowels, belly, bones, and eyes. Head symptoms were rare. Metaphors referring to the heart were common; other somatic expressions appeared to be descriptions of actual physical sensations. Usually somatic and psychological expressions were paired together, utilising the 'parallelism' of Hebrew verse form. Biblical Hebrew thus incorporated a powerful and sophisticated language of emotional expression.

  9. Sociolinguistic Aspects of the First Translations of the Bible into the Russian Language

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    Alexander G. Kravetsky

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available The first translations of the New Testament into the Russian language, which were carried out at the beginning of the 19th century, are usually regarded as a missionary project. But the language of these translations may prove that they were addressed to a rather narrow audience. As is known, the Russian Bible Society established in 1812 began its activities not with translations into Russian but with the mass edition of the Church Slavonic text of the Bible. In other words, it was the Church Slavonic Bible that was initially taken as the “Russian” Bible. Such a perception correlated with the sociolinguistic situation of that period, when, among the literate country and town dwellers, people learned grammar according to practices dating back to Medieval Rus’, which meant learning by heart the Church Slavonic alphabet, the Book of Hours, and the Book of Psalms; these readers were in the majority, and they could understand the Church Slavonic Bible much better than they could a Russian-language version. That is why the main audience for the “Russian” Bible was the educated classes who read the Bible in European languages, not in Russian. The numbers of targeted readers for the Russian-language translation of the Bible were significantly lower than those for the Church Slavonic version. The ideas of the “language innovators” (who favored using Russian as a basis for a new national language thus appeared to be closer to the approach taken by the Bible translators than the ideas of “the upholders of the archaic tradition” (who favored using the vocabulary and forms of Church Slavonic as their basis. The language into which the New Testament was translated moved ahead of the literary standard of that period, and that was one of the reasons why the work on the translation of the Bible into the Russian language was halted.

  10. Chapter 4: neurology in the Bible and the Talmud.

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    Feinsod, Moshe

    2010-01-01

    The Bible, a major pillar of Western Civilization consists of Hebrew Scriptures, assembled over a millennium and accepted as of divine origin. The Talmud is a compendium of Jewish laws, covering every possible aspect of life, analyzed in depth from 200 BCE to 600 CE, becoming the foundation of Jewish existence. The all-encompassing character of the books provides numerous medical problems and observations that appear in various connotations. When in need to clarify various legal dilemmas, the Talmudic sages displayed astoundingly accurate anatomical knowledge and were pioneers in clinical-pathological correlations. The descriptions of "neurological" events in the Bible are very precise but show no evidence of neurological knowledge. Those reported in the various tractates of the Talmud are evidence of a substantial medical knowledge, marked by Hellenistic influence. Subjects such as head and spinal injuries, epilepsy, handedness neuralgias aphasia tinnitus and tremor were discussed in depth. This chapter is an updated collection of the studies, extracting observations and discussions of neurological manifestations from the ancient texts. PMID:19892107

  11. Chapter 4: neurology in the Bible and the Talmud.

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    Feinsod, Moshe

    2010-01-01

    The Bible, a major pillar of Western Civilization consists of Hebrew Scriptures, assembled over a millennium and accepted as of divine origin. The Talmud is a compendium of Jewish laws, covering every possible aspect of life, analyzed in depth from 200 BCE to 600 CE, becoming the foundation of Jewish existence. The all-encompassing character of the books provides numerous medical problems and observations that appear in various connotations. When in need to clarify various legal dilemmas, the Talmudic sages displayed astoundingly accurate anatomical knowledge and were pioneers in clinical-pathological correlations. The descriptions of "neurological" events in the Bible are very precise but show no evidence of neurological knowledge. Those reported in the various tractates of the Talmud are evidence of a substantial medical knowledge, marked by Hellenistic influence. Subjects such as head and spinal injuries, epilepsy, handedness neuralgias aphasia tinnitus and tremor were discussed in depth. This chapter is an updated collection of the studies, extracting observations and discussions of neurological manifestations from the ancient texts.

  12. Left and right in the Bible from a neuropsychological perspective.

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    Fabbro, F

    1994-03-01

    Although in several neuropsychological works dealing with hemispheric specializations a few passages of the Bible referring to the left and the right have been mentioned now and then, a systematical study with a neuropsychological approach to this topic was still a missing link. By using concordance texts from the Bible books of the Hebrew Canon (Old Testament, OT) and from the New Testament (NT), all the verses containing any reference to the left and the right (OT = 151, NT = 49 verses) have been identified and classified into 10 groups: (1) references to space, (2) symmetric sayings, (3) the right hand is the favorite hand, (4) right eye preference, (5) God's right hand, (6) the right side is more prestigious, (7) the right side in liturgy, (8) left hand preference, (9) fatal left-hand shots, and (10) on the left side. Some statistical considerations have been put forward and a neuropsychological, anthropological approach has been suggested for the purpose of interpreting the most interesting verses. According to the author of the present paper, it would be worthwhile commenting on some texts of ancient and modern literature not only from a linguistic, historical, religious and theological point of view, but also by means of a neuropsychological approach.

  13. The Role and Place of Governing Angels in Bible

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    Sayyed hesam aldin Hosseini

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Angels have allocated a considerable part of Bible's discussions to themselves and since one of the dogmatic principles of the revealed religions is the belief in angels, depiction of the place and attributes of angels can be the indicator of the quality of attitude and worldview and the strength of dogmatic principles of Bible's followers and justify their thought and ideas; For this subject is related with the issues such as: transcendent unity of divine acts and essence and attributes and even unity in obedience, how to record the actions and investigate them in Purgatory and Resurrection and believe in the unseen world and how to connect to that world and how to manage the world by God and the definition of the Kingdom of Heaven and how to divide people's sustenance and their reward and punishment which is the indicator and representative of the position of each religion as compared to other religions. Like Muslims, the followers of Bible regard the existence of angels as one of the articles of faith and among the most important elements of the world of being. And whereas the Old Testament has described the revelation of One God using figures who appear in the Eastern mythological stories, it can be seen that in many cases the Kingdom of Heaven has been depicted by metaphors which match the similes used in Quran like angel's march before God (Fajr, 22 as if God is one of the kings from East. The angels are mentioned a lot in the Bible. In Hebrews it has been said that the numbers of angels is countless and in fact, they cannot be enumerated. Angels also do many things including: the report of the Birth of John… the most important task which is assigned to the angels is worshipping God. (1 Enoch, 40 The other significant task undertaken by angels is mediating between God and man. Intercession is another role assigned to angels. (1 Enoch, 2: 4, 4:9 Sometimes man asks the angels beseechingly to convey his/her request to Divinity. The angels

  14. Creating a Company Code of Ethics: Using the Bible as a Guide

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    2003-01-01

    The Bible has had a profound effect on billions of people, both believers and non-believers. This paper shows how it can be used to develop a code of ethics for a firm. Some ethical principles that can be derived from the Bible include the importance of caring for the stranger, the poor, employees, the environment, and animals. In addition, a firm interested in following the values of the Bible will not give bad advice to others, will be extremely honest, will not attempt to hurt competitors,...

  15. Descriptive currents in philosophy of religion for Hebrew Bible studies

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    Jacobus W. Gericke

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available This article argued that the utilisation of philosophy of religion in the study of the Hebrew Bible is possible if we look beyond the stereotype of erroneously equating the auxiliary field with natural theology, apologetics or atheological criticism. Fruitful possibilities for interdisciplinary research are available in the form of descriptive varieties of philosophy of religion primarily concerned with understanding and the clarification of meaning rather than with the stereotypical tasks of propositional justification or critical evaluation. Three examples are discussed in the article: analytic traditions (Wittgensteinianism and ordinarylanguage philosophy, phenomenological perspectives involving reduction (bracketing and comparative philosophy of religion that works in tandem with the history of religion and comparative religion.

  16. The Hebrew Bible in contemporary philosophy of religion

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    Jacobus W. Gericke

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Some dialogue among these specialists, especially between biblical scholars and philosophers of religion, is unquestionably long overdue.(Stump 1985:1�Over the last few decades, there has been an increased concern for the establishment of more sustained interdisciplinary dialogue between biblical scholars and philosophers of religion. In this article, aimed at biblical scholars, the author as biblical scholar offers a descriptive and historical overview of some samples of recourse to the Hebrew Bible in philosophical approaches in the study of religion. The aim is to provide a brief glimpse of how some representative philosophers from both the analytic and continental sides of the methodological divide have related to the biblical traditions in the quest for a contemporary relevant Christian philosophy of religion.

  17. South African perspectives on the communication of the Bible in church and society / C.J.S. Lombaard

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    Lombaard, Christo

    2004-01-01

    This thesis reflects research undertaken over the past eight years about the way in which the Bible has been brought to bear on a number of frameworks within the South African socio-historical context. It is argued that it is not at all surprising that the Bible would become a part of the dialogues of the church; the Bible remains the source of the Christian identity of the churches in South Africa in a very particular way. Nor is it really unexpected that the Bible would be in...

  18. With the Bible toward the year 2000: scriptural engagement as barometer, beacon and bellwether

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    J. H. Elliott

    1990-06-01

    Full Text Available Through the centuries, engagement with the Bible has served as a barometer (recording and reflec­ting the history of shifting circumstances, as a beacon (constituting a source of light illuminating theological reflection and guiding human conduct and as a bellwether (leading the way in setting new agendas for the Church, her theology and her encounter with the world. Against this back­ ground, the history of biblical engagement through the centuries is briefly traced. The main focus of the article is, however, to reflect on the role of the Bible in the next millenium. The author foresees an even stronger ecumenical engagement, an enhanced focus on a critical faith and a self-critical rationality, a stronger rejection of absolutist claims, renewed respect for the diversity of voices in the biblical canon, the emergence of biblical study to an attentive dialogue partner within other fields of human knowledge and a renewed search for wisdom in the Bible in future in order to face the problems which will confront humankind. Against the background of these developments the study of the Bible will, in the third millenium, become even more an interconfessional, international, interdisciplinary and intersocial enterprise, sustained by the conviction that the Bible is a holy and privileged word, both about human existence and humanity’s relation to God, society, history, and the cosmos.

  19. Interpreting the Bible in the 'new' South Africa: Remarks on some problems and challenges

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    D. J. Human

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    Full Text Available Interpreting the Bible in the 'new' South Africa DJ Human Department of Biblical Studies (Sec B University of Pretoria The Bible plays an important role in South African society. The interpretation of this book within or outside the Christian community has become an increaslingly major source of debate. It has been used and misused in several spheres of society. This article does not intend providing an extensive and composite picture of the problems and character of biblical hermeneutics. Nor will it attempt to elaborate on or explain the origins, development and influences of all the different her-meneutical approaches. Rather, it poses to be an introduction to a few of the problem(s encountered in the attempt to understand the Bible, especially in terms of the 'new' South Africa. Within the framework of this scope, remarks will be made regarding the challenges involved in interpreting the Bible, the role of the interpreter in the interpretation process, the varied forms of literature to be found in Scripture, and in the last instance, to take cognisance of a few methodological approaches to the text analysis of the Bible.

  20. Using the Bible in post-apartheid South Africa: Its influence and impact amidst the gay debate

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    Jeremy Punt

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available The Bible has generated a significant reception history in the first decade of democratic, post-apartheid South Africa. Its reception history testifies to how the Bible was considered to be important across a broad spectrum of society, also contributing to believers’ lives and sense of self amidst the enormous changes in the country. Recent documents and decisions of the Dutch Reformed Church on homosexuality and the ensuing debates, highlight the influence and impact of Bible use in South Africa today. Examining different hermeneutical approaches to the Bible and using insights from reception theory, a number of interesting trends in the ongoing use and influence of the Bible are highlighted and discussed.

  1. "This Book Changed My Life": 'Oprah's Book Club' and The Poisonwood Bible

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    McPherson, Annika

    2004-01-01

    Literary production, distribution, and consumption seem to become more intricately entwined as readers engage in new forms of literary criticism on the Internet. This article analyzes the entries on Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible on 'Oprah's Book Club' online discussion board and shows how these both challenge and confirm academic literary criticism of the novel.

  2. (Configuring gender in Bible translation: Cultural, translational and gender critical intersections

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    Jeremy Punt

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The gendered intersection of cultural studies and Bible translation is under acknowledged. Accounting for gender criticism in translation work requires, besides responsible theory and practice of translation, also attention to interwoven gender critical aspects. After a brief investigation of the intersections between biblical, translation and gender studies, translation in a few Pauline texts with bearing on gender and sexuality are investigated.

  3. Learning to Read the Bible with Desire: Teaching the Eros of Exegesis in the Theological Classroom

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    Vaage, Leif E.

    2007-01-01

    The article begins with two brief theoretical descriptions of a pedagogy of desire vis-a-vis the Christian Bible. The first of these is a poem; the second summarizes the conversation constituted by four quite different books: the "Confessions" by Augustine of Hippo, "Freud & Philosophy" by Paul Ricoeur, "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" by Paulo Freire,…

  4. English for Bible and Theology: Understanding and Communicating Theology across Cultural and Linguistic Barriers

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    Pierson, Cheri; Bankston, Will

    2013-01-01

    This article introduces English for Bible and Theology (EBT), an inherently interdisciplinary field that merges English language learning with the content of biblical and theological studies in a context that is, by nature, cross-cultural. Within this collaboration there exists the possibility not only to enable theological study, but also to…

  5. Mimesis in Bible Didactics – an outline in the context of religious education

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    Full Text Available ‘Mimesis’ is a concept explored in Antiquity as well as in cultural history. It also plays an important role in the Bible. In this article we argue for ‘mimesis’ as a role model for Bible teaching in religious education. In the first part we give some insights into the concept of mimesis, drawing on ancient philosophers (Aristotle, Plato. ‘Mimesis’ does not denote a copy of a prescribed object; instead, the type of depiction and reference brings it into the present in an intensive, creative and productive way. In the second part we want to give some examples for how ‘mimesis’ is used in the Bible itself. Biblical tradition can be described as a ‘mimetic process’. Furthermore, authors like Paul explicitly use the concept of ‘mimesis’, for example in his ethical admonition. Thus, the use of ‘mimesis’ in the Bible inspires directly our teaching on biblical genres, motifs and ways of thinking. The third part gives a draft of how the ‘mimetic didactic’ works, drawing on parables, Gospel writing, Johannine theology and coping with painful fate like Job. Mimetic hermeneutics transforms tradition in applying it into the contemporary situation. This can prove stimulating for contemporary contexts: mimesis is closely connected to tradition, but simultaneously encourages its transmission into the present day with astonishing variability and freedom.

  6. [Divine etiology in the Hebrew Bible: points of contact with Greek literature].

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    Byl, S

    1998-11-01

    Simon Byl has explored all the passages in the Hebraic Bible where God is considered sometimes the cause of disease, sometimes the means of healing. He reveals a great number of points of view common to the Biblical literature and to the Ancient Greek literature, with regard to divine aetiology.

  7. History of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)--Current Academic Understandings.

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    Abrahamson, Brant; Smith, Fred

    The lessons in the teacher's guide about the Bible's Old Testament are based on historic and scientific scholarship and, to avoid a sectarian point of view, focus on the factual data generated by academic research. The lessons are based on what is known about the nature of oral tradition, recent archaeological findings, and the academic biblical…

  8. The Bible and Walt Whitman's Poems——From the Perspective of Diction

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    王珺

    2009-01-01

    @@ The Bible, which is the Hebrew Scriptures, is viewed as a library of different literary types rather than a single book. In this library in the Old Testament there are classics like the Psalms, the Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, and Jeremiah. As the classics from the ancient times, they have formulated a new form of poem, which is the Biblical free verse.

  9. Bible Depicted in 2,000-year-old Han Dynasty Stone Carvings

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    Wang Weifan is a member of the standing committee of the China Christian Council, and a Christian theology education professor. He recently discovered that several Eastern Han Dynasty museum exhibits in the Jiangsu Xuzhou Han Dynasty Stone Carving Museum include depictions of the bible and of early

  10. The Silk Road, Marco Polo, a Bible and its proteome: a detective story.

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    Toniolo, Lucia; D'Amato, Alfonsina; Saccenti, Riccardo; Gulotta, Davide; Righetti, Pier Giorgio

    2012-06-18

    Around the end of XIII century (at the time of young Marco Polo's first trip to China at the court of Khubilai Khan in Khan Baliq) a pocket Bible was delivered by a Franciscan friar to the Mogul Emperor, in the framework of the evangelization program of the Far East. Four centuries later, in 1685, this Bible was rediscovered by the Jesuit Philippe Couplet in the house of a rich Chinese in Nanchin and donated to Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany. This Bible was recently "unearthed" in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence, wrapped up in a precious yellow silk cloth, in a rather ruined state. After two years of restoration, the Bible will return to China in 2012 for a celebration of its >700years of life and of its remarkable return trip on the Silk Road. On account of the thinness of the parchment (barely 80μm thickness, the size of each foil being 16.5×11cm) it was widely held that the pages were produced from foetal lambskins. On tiny fragments of the margins of a foil, after several unsuccessful attempts at digesting the vellum, we were able to obtain a tryptic peptide mixture, which, upon mass spectrometry analysis, yielded the identity of 8 unique proteins, belonging to the genus Bos taurus, thus confirming the origin of the vellum from calfskins rather than from foetal lambskins. Our results prove that it is possible to obtain reliable protein extraction and IDs from ancient parchment documents.

  11. Pedagogy of social transformation in the Hebrew Bible: Allowing Scripture to inform our interpretive strategy for contemporary application

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    Katherine Moloney

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The Hebrew Bible itself teaches its readers and listeners how to learn. Its pedagogy of social transformation instructs contemporary Christians how to interpret and apply lessons from Scripture in a manner that is consistent with the orientation, priorities and methods inherent in the text. This article demonstrates that relationship and identity are the necessary precursors to biblical education. It then considers the educational perspective for social transformation within the Hebrew Bible. The analysis explores the purpose and process of education for social transformation and the pastorally oriented pedagogy that the Bible utilises to advance moral development and prevent hermeneutic bias. Lastly, the article considers how the narrative, Law, prophets and wisdom texts in the Hebrew Bible train in social critique. This article helps Christians to develop a biblically based hermeneutic of the Hebrew Scripture’s social transformation for application today.

  12. BIBLE, ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A READING OF GENESIS 1:1-2:4A

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    Kojo Okyere

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores how Gen. 1:1-2:4a reflects the concept of sustainable development (SD and posits symbols for addressing ecological crisis: symbols that can be used to inform our belief systems. This investigation is imperative in the face of the integrated effort in finding solutions to ecological and environmental difficulties. Its rationale, therefore, is to demonstrate that the Bible can equally engage in the discourse on SD. It, indeed, has something to offer in the quest for solutions to ecological crisis. In this respect, there is the need for exploratory studies aimed at investigating the prospects for positive interface between the Bible and ecology, toward pragmatic response to ecological crisis.

  13. Analysis Of Metaphorin In Psalm Section 1 To 119 Of Bible

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    This paper is entitled Analysis of Metaphors in Psalm section 1 to 119 of Bible discusses about existing metaphor in Psalm and analyze the meaning of the metaphor. The writer only studies metaphor in Psalm of David. In writing of this paper, writer conduct method research of bibliography for the study of bibliography to collect information and data by using some books and internet that related to problem of analyzes metaphor. Writer collect metaphor data found on verses in Psalm of David, Lis...

  14. Analysis Of Metaphor In Psalm Section 1 To 119 Of Bible

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    This paper is entitled Analysis of Metaphors in Psalm section 1 to 119 of Bible discusses about existing metaphor in Psalm and analyze the meaning of the metaphor. The writer only studies metaphor in Psalm of David. In writing of this paper, writer conduct method research of bibliography for the study of bibliography to collect information and data by using some books and internet that related to problem of analyzes metaphor. Writer collect metaphor data found on verses in Psalm of David, Lis...

  15. Baruch Spinoza and the naturalisation of the Bible: An epistemological investigation

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    Nicolaas J. Gronum

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available This article investigates the naturalisation of the Bible. Three voices are of special importance in the narrative presented in this article; they are Aristotle (384–322 BC, Rene Descartes (1596–1650 and Baruc Spinoza (1632–1677. This article will investigate the scientific method and metaphysics espoused by each of the three scholars, thereby highlighting changes in scientific method and metaphysics that lead to the naturalisation of the Bible. Firstly, Aristotle pioneered a scientific method (his logic that would dominate for centuries, as well as a highly influential metaphysics. Secondly, Descartes, witnessing the horrors of the Thirty Years War and seeing first-hand the new discoveries that brought about the scientific revolution, reacted against Aristotle’s metaphysics. Ironically he then used Aristotle’s scientific method to provide a foundation for the new science resulting in Descartes’s famous dualism. Thirdly, Spinoza, equally horrified by the amount of religious violence of his time, reacts against Descartes’s dualism, providing scholars with a monist metaphysics that would contribute greatly to the naturalisation of the Bible. This article will be relevant to theologians who wish to engage more fully with contemporary Western culture.

  16. The Old Testament or Hebrew Bible in Africa: Challenges and prospects for interpretation and translation

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    Aloo O. Mojola

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The Old Testament or Hebrew Bible is much loved in Africa. It is however encountered almost exclusively in translation, either through translation into local indigenous languages or translation into foreign, non-local languages. The source language Hebrew text is inaccessible to the vast majority of readers, including Christian pastors or theological students who would naturally be expected to have access by virtue of their profession. Knowledge of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible is thus mediated through existing translations and interpretations, and through the popular or scholarly writings of Old Testament or Hebrew Bible experts. In many parts of Africa the latter are in very short supply. This article is an attempt to engage and critically reflect further on some of the issues arising out of this situation with specific reference to the work of Knut Holter, as well as others. This situation and the challenges posed for a full and unencumbered encounter with the Hebrew scriptures and prospects for the future is explored.Intradisciplinary and/or�interdisciplinary�implications: It is expected that the translation of the Hebrew scriptures involves interaction with local cultures and belief systems opening space for new interpretations from the perspectives of local world views and practices. The challenges for local Christian theologies and Christian doctrine in general arising from this are unavoidable.

  17. Repositioning the use of the Bible towards a mission-oriented theological education

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    Adekunle O. Dada

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available It is an undeniable fact that mission remains the cardinal essence of the Church. However, in Africa and in Nigeria, the Church seems to have lost focus regarding the main reason for its existence, namely mission. One of the factors responsible for this may be the form of theological education in vogue. In view of this anomaly, this paper reflects on how the study of the Bible, which serves as the primary basis for theological education in some institutions, can be repositioned to enhance a mission-oriented theological education. The importance of proper interpretation of the Bible in enhancing missions can be premised on the fact that a sound biblical hermeneutics is prerequisite to the formulation of an effective and functional theology of missions. If our theology of mission is faulty, the practice cannot be anything but flawed. In view of this, the paper explores ways in which the Bible can be meaningfully studied in order to promote a mission-oriented theological education.

  18. BOOK REVIEW: WALID A. SALEH: IN DEFENSE OF THE BIBLE. A CRITICAL EDITION AND AN INTRODUCTION TO AL-BIQĀ‘ĪS BIBLE TREATISE

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    Amidu Olalekan Sanni

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available There is a general perception in Western and indeed in mainstream Islamic circles that Muslims hardly exhibit any positive attitude towards the Bible and that their view of it is one of measured opprobrium that verges on outright rejection. The Mamluk savant, Ibrāhim b. „Umar b. Hasan al-Biqā„ī (809-885AH/1406-1480CE wrote Al-aqwāl al-qawwāmah fī hukm al-naql min al-kutub al-qadīma (The Straightforward Statements concerning Quoting from Ancient Scriptures, henceforth Aqwāl, in order to confirm authoritatively the permissibility to the Muslims of using Biblical materials for religious and epistemic reasons. It is a critical edition of this work as introduced by Walid A. Saleh that is being reviewed here

  19. Re-manifestation of the Culture in the Bible——Domestication and Foreignization in Bible Translation

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    刘隽

    2008-01-01

    Translation is not only to transfer from one language to another;it is also a carrier between different cultures.The translators are responsible for transferring the cuhural information of the source text for the target readers. The cuhural feature can be frequently traced in the Bible.Both domesticating method and foreignizing method have been applied in Bible translation.This paper explores the adequacy of domesticating method and foreignizing method in the re-manifestation of the culture in the Bible.It will be discussed from two aspects,namely,re-manifestation of the culture in words and re-manifestation of the culture in the naming of people and places.

  20. Dialogue between Bakhtin and the Bible%巴赫金与圣经对话

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    “一与多”的关系是理解巴赫金与圣经对话的关键。巴赫金对话哲学强调存在意义上的多元性,然而他对“多”的强调导致将其哲学观点移植到文艺学观点时发生错位,具体体现在其复调理论中作者与主人公的关系上以及其狂欢理论缺乏史料支持的尴尬。圣经的宏观思想与微观文本皆具有鲜明对话性。然而其先天的信仰胎记导致它强调“一”而忽视“多”,具体表现为上帝在基督教传统中的主导地位以及上帝形象在圣经文本中的绝对主人公地位。巴赫金对话理论与圣经中的对话思想并非乌托邦式幻想,而是出于对普世的深沉关注而生发的可贵理想。%The relationship between“one”and“many”is the key to understanding the dialogue between Bakhtin and the Bible.Bakhtin dialogue philosophy emphasizes the diversity of meanings,however he“more”that lead to their philosophy i-deas to Literature and art view dislocation occurs,embodied in the polyphonic theory of relationship between the author and protagonist and the lack of historical data to support the embarrassment of Carnival theory.The macro theory and micro text of the Bible are distinct dialogue.However the congenital birthmark caused it to emphasize the“belief”and ignore the“man-y”,manifested as God the dominant position in the Christian tradition and the God in the Bible of the absolute protagonist status.The concept of dialogue is not utopian fantasy of Bakhtin’s dialogue theory and in the Bible,is ideal but out of deep concern for universal and the reality.

  1. The Doctrine of the Divine Education of Mankind in the Greek Bible

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    Élcio Verçosa Filho

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    This essay seeks to retrieve an important foundation in the constitution of the theology of history in patristic times, i.e., the notion of the providential education of Mankind, uncovering its origins in the translation of the Hebrew Bible to the Greek, the Septuagint, which can be traced back to the Alexandrian Jewish community of the Second Century B.C. The aim is to contribute to the history of the development of the notion of Divine Providence in a particular strand of Eastern Christian ...

  2. Diabolical Authority: Anton LaVey, The Satanic Bible and the Satanist "Tradition"

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    The status of The Satanic Bible as an authoritative scripture-or, perhaps more accurately, as a kind of quasi-scripture-within the Satanic subculture was initially brought to my attention during my first face-to-face encounter with Satanists in the Spring of 2000. Via the internet, I had found a small Satanist group in Portage, Wisconsin, which was about an hour south of where I resided at the time. This group, the Temple of Lylyth, distinguishes itself from Anton LaVey's brand of Satanism ch...

  3. AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 bible

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    The perfect reference for all AutoCAD users AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible is the book you want to have close at hand to answer those day-to-day questions about this industry-leading software. Author and Autodesk University instructor Ellen Finkelstein guides readers through AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 with clear, easy-to-understand instruction and hands-on tutorials that allow even total beginners to create a design on their very first day. Although simple and fundamental enough to be used by those new to CAD, the book is so comprehensive that even Autodesk power u

  4. The concept of wisdom in the Hebrew Bible � A comparative-philosophical analysis

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    Jacobus W. Gericke

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available This article provides a brief comparative philosophical clarification of the concept of wisdom in the Hebrew Bible. Utilising the format of a presentation presented by Ryan (2008, four philosophical definitions of wisdom were compared with similar sentiments in ancient Israelite religion: (1 wisdom as epistemic humility, (2 wisdom as factual knowledge, (3 wisdom as useful knowledge, and (4 wisdom as successful living. Cumulatively the four criteria might approximate a functional list of individually necessary and jointly sufficient conditions for instantiating the property of being wise.

  5. Religion and literature: Critical reflections on reading the Bible, literature, theology and culture to 2000

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    David Jasper

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    Full Text Available Despite its status as a “best-seller " for thousands of years, the Bible is rarely actually "read". It has been used by religious traditions for various purposes, primarily to maintain its status as authoritative text within their institutions. But if we return to the ancient midrashic tradition of reading and interpretation as opposed to more recent practices of biblical interpretation within the academies, we encounter a relentless exercise in reading the texts of Scripture, and a rediscovery of their strange, dangerous and often subversive powers. This is particularly important now as we face our “postmodern condition ”, in which what emerges as important is not the power of the centre, but the necessary revival of those on the margins and those whose voices have been stifled. Returning to these nervous practices of reading the Bible we find ourselves within the critical debates of postmodernity as it struggles with an apocalyptic sense of ending and beginning at the turn of the millenium.

  6. Mereological concepts for modelling parthood relations between אלהים and natural phenomena in the Hebrew Bible

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    Jacobus W. Gericke

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    Full Text Available In the Hebrew Bible, some texts represent what we would call �natural� phenomena as being in some way related to entities classed to be אלהים in some sense of the Hebrew term; that is, God, gods, divine, deity, etc. Although various perspectives on these relations already exist in the available research on the topic, no philosophical approach to the data has of yet been conceived. In order to facilitate the latter, this study brackets the question as to what the relations between אלהים and natural phenomena in any given biblical context actually were. Yet its contribution lies in the way it aims to offer an introductory overview of some of the potentially relevant core concepts in mereology (parthood theory in metaphysics that may be of aid in any future attempt at modelling such relations, however they were conceived.Intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary implications: This article challenges the tradition of non-philosophical discourse in Old Testament theology, particularly with reference to the relational properties of Yhwh vis-a-vis natural phenomena. Its meta-theoretical application of concepts in formal descriptive mereological analysis represents an interdisciplinary supplementation of current ways of modelling God/World in the text.Keywords: Hebrew Bible; natural phenomena; philosophy; mereology; parthood; relations

  7. The Fluid Mechanics of the Bible: Miracles Explainable by Christian Science?

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    Lang, Amy

    2015-11-01

    The Bible is full of accounts clearly in violation of our scientific understanding of fluid mechanics. Examples include the floating axe head, Jesus walking on the water and immediately calming a storm. ``Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe. He plunged beneath the material surface of things, and found the spiritual cause,'' wrote Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910), the founder of a now well-established religion known as Christian Science, in her seminal work Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures. She asserted that Jesus' miracles were in accord with the, ``Science of God's unchangeable law.'' She also proclaimed that matter is a derivative of consciousness. Independently with the discovery of quantum mechanics, physicists such as Max Planck and Sir James Jeans began to make similar statements (``The Mental Universe'', Nature, 2005). More recently, Max Tegmark (MIT) theorized that consciousness is a state of matter (New Scientist, April 2014). Using a paradigm shift from matter to consciousness as the primary substance, one can scientifically explain how a mental activity (i.e. prayer) could influence the physical. Since this conference is next door to the original church of Christian Science (Const. 1894), this talk will discuss various fluid-mechanic miracles in the Bible and provide an explanation based on divine metaphysics while providing an overview of scientific Christianity and its unifying influence to the fields of science, theology and medicine.

  8. Meek and Mild: American Children's Bibles' Stories of Jesus as a Boy

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    Dalton, Russell W.

    2014-01-01

    The four canonical gospels provide readers with few details of the life of Jesus as a boy. Many authors of children's bibles in America, however, have been happy to fill in some of the details. This article suggests that these retellings regularly create or adapt stories of Jesus' childhood to teach children virtues that serve to affirm…

  9. Designing a Curriculum Model for the Teaching of the Bible in UK Jewish Secondary Schools: A Case Study

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    Kohn, Eli

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes the process of designing a curriculum model for Bible teaching in UK Jewish secondary schools. This model was designed over the period 2008-2010 by a team of curriculum specialists from the Jewish Curriculum Partnership UK in collaboration with a group of teachers from Jewish secondary schools. The paper first outlines the…

  10. Telling women to be like men? Some theoretical aspects regarding the interpretation of the Bible on gender issues

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    Full Text Available The RCSA is in desperate need of a new way of approaching the Bible. The hermeneutical principles that gave birth to a theological legitimation of apartheid are still active in the theological legitimation of a patriarchal order in the RCSA (Gereformeerde Kerke in Suid-Afrika. It is as if the RCSA suffers from a theological schizophrenia which bars a critical approach from taking root. The article explores some hermeneutical impediments within the RCSA, illustrated by the 2000 Synod and a declaration published for the advent of Reformation Day in October 2000. Those impediments can be traced back to a seminal article of the 1980s, written by J.C. Coetzee, B.J. de Klerk and L. Floor (“Die hermeneuse van die Skrif met die oog op hedendaagse kerklik-etiese vraagstukke”, and to the influence of Afrikaner civil religion in the reading of the Bible. In the light of these three aspects, the article surveys the problem of imitating the text in terms of its values or characters, since the discussion of the role of women in the church is based on what is said about women in the Bible as a male text. The article concludes with a tentative proposal for an ethics of reading, with regard to the theoretical aspects when discussing gender issues in the Bible.

  11. The legacy of Circle women�s engagement with the Bible: Reflections from an African male biblical scholar

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    Full Text Available The entry of women into religious and theological studies has revolutionised the modus operandi of these disciplines. Especially with the formation of the Circle of Concerned Women Theologians, the study of these disciplines has never been the same. In this article, an attempt is made to consider the legacy of women theologians in the area of biblical interpretation. Specifically, the article looks at how members of the Circle have interpreted the Bible in their quest for a theology that responds to African women�s experiences. The article discusses Circle biblical scholars� methods of interpreting the Bible, what they have managed to achieve, as well as pointing out areas that still call for attention. It concludes that Circle biblical scholars, like all African Biblical Interpretation, are engaged scholars who serve both the need for intellectual growth as well as solving the pressing needs of their societies.Intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary implications: This article primarily focuses on how members of the Circle of Concerned Women Theologians have interpreted the Bible in their quest for justice. It therefore engages several disciplines: biblical interpretation, theology, gender, politics, health, and so on.Keywords: African Biblical interpretation; Women theologians; Bible; legacy;engaged Biblical Scholarship

  12. Reading Sacred Texts in the Classroom: The Alignment between Students and Their Teacher's Interpretive Stances When Reading the Hebrew Bible

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    Hassenfeld, Ziva R.

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    This study investigated the voices of students interpreting Hebrew Bible texts in one fourth-grade classroom. Through think-alouds on the Biblical text with each student, exit interviews, teacher interviews, and classroom observations, this study found that those students whose interpretive stances were more aligned with the teacher's were given…

  13. TRANSLATION OF RELIGIOUS-CULTURAL TERMS OF ADDRESS IN THE LUKE’S BIBLE

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    Frans I Made Brata

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    Full Text Available This study analyses words and phrases used for addressing in the translation ofreligious-cultural terms of address in the Luke’s Bible. Their profiles and attitudes,techniques, methods, and ideologies applied as well as factors leading to and theirimpacts towards the degree of accuracy, readability, and acceptability were qualitativelydescribed.The data were taken from the Luke’s English Bible and their translations intoBalinese. First, the terms of address found in the source text were compared with thosefound in the target text with reference to the appraisal theoretical framework to identifythe social stratifications to which the addressee belongs to, which was then applied toidentify what translation techniques were applied. The formal and dynamic equivalence(de Ward and Nida, 1986: 36, and V diagram of the translation method (New Mark,1988: 45 were employed to show the translation orientations closely related to thetranslation ideology itself.The findings show that: (1 the choice of the linguistic variants in the targetlanguage was influenced by the dimensions of attitude: affect, judgment, andappreciation, either (positive [+], or negative [-] among the participants; (2 there were12 translation techniques applied, two of which were the technique of calque and literal(0.06% which were oriented towards the source language, 0.02% was ‘gray’, and therest, that is, 99.2% was oriented towards the target language. The dominance of thetranslation techniques which were oriented towards the target language shows that therewas a great cultural difference between the source text and the target text; (3 thedominance of the translation communicative method and the domestication ideologyshows that, when the translation process took place, the translator’s orientation wastowards the target reader; (4 the linguistic factor, the religious-cultural difference, andthe translator’s preference led to the translation techniques, methods and

  14. Mac Bible

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    This essential guide answers all your questions on using a Macintosh computer, whether you?re unpacking your very first Mac after switching from a PC or upgrading from an older Mac. You?ll walk through all pre-installed Mac applications, including using Mac OS X, browsing the Web using Safari, downloading music from the iTunes store, troubleshooting Mac-specific problems, organizing photos in iPhoto, organizing calendars in iCal, editing digital video in iMovie, and more.

  15. Debating LGBT Workplace Protections in the Bible Belt: Social Identities in Legislative and Media Discourse.

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    Rhodes, Claire D; Stewart, Craig O

    2016-07-01

    This article reports a case study of the legislative and media discourse surrounding the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity language to the employment nondiscrimination ordinance of a city in the heart of the Bible Belt. The purpose of the study is to uncover how different identities were constructed and contested at city council meetings and in the news media on the way to passing legal protection for LGBT city employees in a region that is often characterized by anti-gay prejudice. This debate over the nondiscrimination ordinance centered on the question of whether LGBT identities are equivalent to identity categories based on race, gender, or religious belief, and it was shaped by various intergroup communication dynamics, specifically between members of the LGBT minority and the straight majority, between LGBT and Christian identities, and between "true" and "false" Christian identities. PMID:26549385

  16. Predicative possession in Medieval Slavic Bible translations Predicative Possession in Early Biblical Slavic

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    Full Text Available Late Proto-Slavic (LPS had an inventory of three constructions for expressing predicative possession. Using the earliest Slavic Bible translations from Old Church Slavic (OCS, and to a lesser degree Old Czech, a number of conclusions can be drawn about the status of predicative possession for LPS. The verb iměti ‘have’ was the most frequent and least syntactically and semantically restricted predicative possessive construction (PPC. Existential PPCs with a dative possessor appear primarily with kinship relations, abstract possessums, and in a number of other fixed construction types; existential PPCs with the possessor in an u + genitive prepositional phrase primarily appear with concrete and countable possessums. Both existential PPCs call for an animate, most often pronominal, possessor. The u + genitive was the rarest type of PPC in LPS, though it had undoubtedly grammaticalized as a PPC.

  17. Debating LGBT Workplace Protections in the Bible Belt: Social Identities in Legislative and Media Discourse.

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    Rhodes, Claire D; Stewart, Craig O

    2016-07-01

    This article reports a case study of the legislative and media discourse surrounding the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity language to the employment nondiscrimination ordinance of a city in the heart of the Bible Belt. The purpose of the study is to uncover how different identities were constructed and contested at city council meetings and in the news media on the way to passing legal protection for LGBT city employees in a region that is often characterized by anti-gay prejudice. This debate over the nondiscrimination ordinance centered on the question of whether LGBT identities are equivalent to identity categories based on race, gender, or religious belief, and it was shaped by various intergroup communication dynamics, specifically between members of the LGBT minority and the straight majority, between LGBT and Christian identities, and between "true" and "false" Christian identities.

  18. Relationships between God and people in the Bible, part III: When the other is an outsider.

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    Popp, Carol; Luborsky, Lester; Descôteaux, Jean; Diguer, Louis; Andrusyna, Tomasz P; Kirk, Dan; Cotsonis, George

    2004-01-01

    This study considers intergroup attitudes in the Bible and compares relationships between God or Jesus and (a) Torah non-Israelites; (b) New Testament people who were not followers of Jesus; and (c) New Testament people who were not Jewish. Torah non-Israelites belonged to an out-group with respect to the Hebrew Torah, New Testament people who were not followers of Jesus belonged to an out-group with respect to the Christian New Testament, and New Testament people who were not Jewish were an in-group with respect to Christians. Results were that God or Jesus' relationships were very negative with people in the Torah who were non-Israelites and with people in the New Testament who were not followers, while relationships were positive with people in the New Testament who were not Jewish. Thus, in conclusion, results indicate that both the New Testament and the Torah portray negative relationships between God or Jesus and members of out-groups. Relationships portrayed in New Testament narratives about God and people who were not followers were sometimes more negative than observed for other groups in the New Testament and the Torah; for people who were viewed as outsiders, the New Testament could sometimes be more negative than the Torah. An aim of this study was to identify patterns of relationships between God or Jesus and different types of people in narratives of the Torah and in the New Testament. One of the characteristics of different types of people, including people described in biblical narratives, is whether they are members of in-groups or out-groups. Our focus in this report is on biblical narratives about people who are members of out-groups. The results contribute a clinical-quantitative assessment of out-groups in the Torah and New Testament that is focused on relationship with God, a central issue in the psychology of religion and the Bible.

  19. The Comparison of Two Chinese Versions (CUV and TCV) of Bible from the Perspective of Skopos Theory

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    程少云

    2014-01-01

    Bible has a lot of Chinese versions, among which The Chinese Union Version (CUV) and Today ’s Chinese Version (TCV) are most popular. The skopos of CUV is for Chinese Christians while the skopos of TCV is not just for Chinese Chris-tians but also for the non-believers. Different target readers decide different skopos of translation. The comparison of CUV and TCV of this essay will focus on the word choices and sentence patterns to illustrate the point. Concerning the word choice, CUV uses a lot of classical words that are hard for readers today to understand. As to the sentence pattern, CUV version is generally lit-eral translation to be loyal to God. On the contrary, because of different skopos, TCV version is very free translation. We can not deny the fact that TCV using free translation is under the influence of Nida whose dynamic equivalence is influential during the 1970s especially in the Bible translation. However, from the prospective of Vermeer’s theory, the prime skopos of TCV is to help non-believers understand and be willing to read Bible. Strange sentences and vague meanings will prevent them from go on reading it. Since I am also a Christian, at the end of the essay I will illustrate the limitation of both versions from a Christian ’s per-spective.

  20. Harry Potter og Biblían. Kristilegar hugmyndir í Harry Potter bókunum

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    Ísabella Ruth Borgþórsdóttir 1982

    2012-01-01

    Þegar vinsældir Harry Potter bókana voru sem mestar þá urðu þær fyrir miklu aðkasti frá trúarleiðtogum vegna þess að þeir trúðu því að bækurnar ýttu undir galdur. Í þeirra augum þá er galdur hættulegur þar sem Biblían varar fólk við þeirri hættu sem honum fylgir. Hættu sem lýsir sér í því að galdur getur verið spilandi og hann getur afvegaleit fólk frá sinni réttu lífsleið en einnig ýtt undir skurðgoðadýrkun. Út af þessu þá voru stofnaðir viðburðir þar sem fólk gat fylgst með og hvatt áfram á...

  1. Tense, Aspect and Case in Bantu and significance in Translation- The Case of Lulogooli Bible

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    Joyce Imali Wangia

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Tense and Aspect are morphological features and in some languages like English, they are marked mainly by inflection on the verb. In Bantu languages, the verbal element is characteristically conflated to mark tense and aspect and more often than not, the morphemes marking tense and aspect cannot be isolated. In many instances, they are tonally marked. Thus, a lexical verb may mark three or even more distinctions whose semantic realization is only through tonal variation. Similarly, Case realization is unique compared to for example English that marks possession on the noun and gender distinction on pronouns. This study will examine these features in Lulogooli, a Bantu language spoken in Western Kenya. Lulogooli has only two gender distinctions; male and female but does not use pronouns to mark them. This study proposes to sample data from the Lulogooli bible translation to show why and how improper use of these three grammatical categories leads to mistranslation. The analysis will also contribute to the significance of understanding language typology to translators so as to aid accuracy and effectiveness in translation. The study posits the significance of aspects of linguistic analysis to translation.

  2. The Doctrine of the Divine Education of Mankind in the Greek Bible

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    Élcio Verçosa Filho

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    Full Text Available This essay seeks to retrieve an important foundation in the constitution of the theology of history in patristic times, i.e., the notion of the providential education of Mankind, uncovering its origins in the translation of the Hebrew Bible to the Greek, the Septuagint, which can be traced back to the Alexandrian Jewish community of the Second Century B.C. The aim is to contribute to the history of the development of the notion of Divine Providence in a particular strand of Eastern Christian thought, from Irinaeus to Origen and beyond. In order to achieve that, the essay offers an in-depth reading of the Greek translation of certain key passages in the Deuteronomy that point to a pedagogical interpretation of Divine Action, then discussing the more developed versions of that view in the new texts authored by the Hellenized Jews of Alexandria around the 3rd Century B.C, such as “The Wisdom of Salomon” and Ben Sirach’s “Ecclesiasticus”.

  3. 圣经中的鼠疫及纪年%Plague and Its Time in Bible

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    马学博

    2015-01-01

    圣经记载了最早一次鼠疫流行,西方学者为此长期争论不休,主要集中在临床症状的译名、宿主动物黑鼠是否存在等,而发生鼠疫流行的年代则语焉不详。现据文献研究及考古发掘证据,试图阐释“非利士人鼠疫”的可信性,提出相对准确的纪年约为公元前1050年,并且涉及了旧约时代中东鼠疫自然疫源地及鼠疫流行史研究与鼠疫实验科学研究关系问题。%The first plague epidemic was recorded in the Bible. Western scholars debated about it for a long time, focusing mainly in the translation of clinical symptoms, the presence of host animal rattus, and so on. However, the time of plague epidemic was vague. According to the evidence of literature research and archaeological excavations, the article attempted to explain the credibility of 'Philistine plague', and proposed that the relatively accurate time of plague epidemic is 1050 BC. At the same time, the article involved in the Old Testament times' natural foci of plague in the Near East, and the relation of study of the history of the plague epidemic and experimental scientific research.

  4. The Holy Stone Worship in the Bible%《圣经》中圣石崇拜的影响

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    王宁

    2016-01-01

    Abst arct:The holy stone worship becomes the salient feature of the Bible on account of geographic environ -ment, social consciousness and life experiences of the ancient people.The holy stone plays four main types of roles in the worship , which are the house of God , the watcher, the altar in the sacrifice and the monument .As a proto-type, the holy stone worship in the Bible has a far -reaching impact on the literature .Furthermore, as an ancient custom , the holy stone worship in the Bible has its specialty when comparing with other stone worship in the world , which highlights the Hebrew ’ s belief in the one God .%由于地理环境、先民社会意识和生活经验等多方面的原因,《圣经》包含有圣石崇拜的显著特征。圣石在崇拜仪式中主要有神殿、鉴察者、祭祀和纪念碑四种功能。《圣经》中的圣石崇拜作为一种文学原型对后世创作产生深远的影响。此外,作为一种古老习俗,《圣经》中的圣石崇拜与世界其他地区的圣石崇拜相比又有其独到之处,集中凸显了希伯来民族对耶和华上帝的独一信仰。

  5. Patronage of the Bible in Sixteenth-Century Spain: A Defence of the Faith or an Attack on Heresy?

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    2014-01-01

    The last decades of Middle Age and first decades of Early Modern Age in the Iberian Peninsula are offering an exceptional field to analyse the main reasons to understand the promotion of the study of the Bible from a new perspective, leaded by the kings of the Spanish Monarchy. This perspective was essentially different from those one developed until that moment. The study of the original texts in their original languages, such as Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Latin or Syriac, as well as the parti...

  6. 从文化视角看《圣经》典故的翻译%From the perspective of culture to see the "Bible" allusions translation

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    彭宣红

    2013-01-01

    Divide rooted in specific cultural allusions are impassable in cross-cultural translation. "Bible" in the fairy story, characters, fables and proverbs, resulting in a large number of "the Bible" allusions, has become an important part of the English language. Because there are many differences between the "Bible"allusions and Chinese culture, the translator often encounter obstacles in understanding " Bible" allusions in translation. Based on this, this paper aims to explore the translation principles and methods of "Bible" allusions from the perspective of culture, in order to better guide the future of the "Bible" allusions.%  根植于特定文化的典故在跨文化翻译中存在不可逾越的鸿沟。《圣经》中的神话故事、人物、寓言和箴言等产生了大量的《圣经》典故,已成为英语语言的一个重要部分。由于《圣经》典故与中华文化存在诸多差异,国内译者在翻译《圣经》典故时经常碰到理解上的障碍。在此基础上,本文旨在从文化角度探讨《圣经》典故的翻译原则和方法,以期更好地指导今后的《圣经》典故翻译。

  7. How ‘direct’ can a direct translation be? Some perspectives from the realities of a new type of church Bible

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    Full Text Available The skopos of this new type of church Bible is: ‘How would the source texts of the Bible have sounded in Afrikaans in the context envisaged for its hypothesised first audience(s?’ Fully acknowledging the complexities of language as a dynamic and complex system embedded in the culture and conceptual world of its speakers, as well as the wide range of frames that are involved in the process of Bible translation as a difficult form of secondary communication, this article addresses two of the challenges of this ambitious project. In the first section the incongruence between the world of the Old Testament and speakers of Afrikaans is treated. Examples are provided of instances where both the nature of difficult secondary intercultural communication as well as the subjective theories of the host audience constrains the ‘directness’ of the translation. In the second section, some of the challenges of distinguishing between the formal and functional features of Biblical Hebrew are dealt with. The article concludes that, although the notion ‘communicative clue’ provides a useful heuristic device to act as point of departure for negotiations on the construal of the meaning of the text in the source language and host language respectively, the notion has to be supplemented by insights from the fields of cultural anthropology, cognitive linguistics and linguistic typology. A better understanding of how meaning ‘works’ (e.g. how linguistic expressions act as windows into the conceptual worlds of speakers, how the meaning of expressions may shift and develop, as well as processes of grammaticalisation provides members of a translation team with some criteria to make informed decisions when they negotiate how the meaning of specific Biblical Hebrew constructions are to be construed ‘directly’ in Afrikaans.Keywords: Afrikaans Bibles; Bible translation; Biblical Hebrew; church Bible; code model; cognitive linguistics; cognitive semantics

  8. The identity and witness of Arab pre-Islamic Arab Christianity: The Arabic language and the Bible

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    David D. Grafton

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    Full Text Available This article argues that Arab Christianity has had a unique place in the history of World Christianity. Rooted in a biblical witness, the origins and history of Arab Christianity have been largely forgotten or ignored. This is not primarily as a result of the fact that the Arab Christian historical legacy has been overcome by Islam. Rather, unlike other early Christian communities, the Bible was never translated into the vernacular of the Arabs. By the 7th century the language of the Qur’an became the primary standard of the Arabic language, which then became the written religious text of the Arabs. This article will explore the identity and witness of the Christian presence in Arabia and claims that the development of an Arabic Bible provides a unique counter-example to what most missiologists have assumed as the basis for the spread of the Christian faith as a result of the translation of the Christian scriptures into a vernacular.

  9. A journey to the bible lands: a call from the past to the present in astonishing ways.

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    Brown, Geraldine

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    I traveled to the Middle East six times between 1978 and 200. These trips will always remain among my most precious memories. These trips included visiting Tele Aviv, Jerusalem (Old and New), Bethlehem, Haifa, Galilee, Golan Heights, Tiberius, Temple Mount, Ein Gedi Beach (Dead Sea), the Masada, Sinai, Caesarea, and Megiddo (Armageddon). The Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc. (New York City) was the Host Church, with Dr. Robert Spellman (a Senior Professor at Essex County College (New Jersey), Bishop/Pastor of the Macedonia Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Newark, NJ), and Bible Seminar Teacher, was the Tour Leader. During these travels, many airlines were used, including British Airways, El Al, Olympia, Lufthansa, and Alitalia. Side trips included Egypt, Jordan (Petra), and Europe (Greece, London, Paris, Rome). This tour in my own words, hopefully will entice and enlighten others to plan a trip to the most sacred ground on earth. I trust there will be as much enjoyment as I have had and am still having in sharing the biblical knowledge as it relates to the Bible lessons I learned over the years in Sunday School and actually comparing them today with the Holy Land itself.

  10. Modern and Postmodern Teaching Styles and Students' Perceived Levels of Motivation and Engagement in Christian High School Bible Classes: Is There a Difference?

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    Uecker, Joel T.

    2010-01-01

    This study examined potential differences between modern and postmodern teaching styles and students' perceived levels of motivation and engagement, using Christian high school Bible teachers and their students. Twenty-four teachers were categorized as either modern or postmodern in style using a Teaching Style Inventory (TSI). These same teachers…

  11. 希伯来圣经性别结构批判%Critique of the Gender Structure of the Hebrew Bible

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    舒也

    2011-01-01

    The Hebrew Bible is an important cultural text in the history. There is a hidden gender structure based on male centralism in the Hebrew Bible. There are different signs of patriarchy in the Ontological hermeneutic, anthropological hermeneutic, historical hermeneutic and gender hermeneutic in the Hebrew Bible. The Hebrew Bible is a text of gender discrimination, showing the dominatingdominated relationship of man and woman. By revealing the male-centered structure of the Bible this paper appeals to go out of the Egypt of patriarchy church and construct a totally new value system.%希伯来圣经是人类历史上的一部文化经典,其潜在的性别结构有着深层的男性中心主义特征。圣经在本体论阐释、人类阐释、历史阐释以及价值阐释等诸多方面均表现出了父权制的遗痕。圣经是一部男尊女卑的书,是一部在两性关系上统治与被统治的经典,面对这样一种不平等的权力结构,女性的独立与解放有必要从自身的价值出发,以人类与自身的需要和权利为基础来建构一个全新的价值体系。

  12. Moses, Elijah, and Jesus: Reflections on the basic structures of the Bible

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    Abraham van de Beek

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    Full Text Available This article deals with the end of the lives of Moses and Elijah as the representatives of the Torah and the Prophets. Moses was not allowed to enter the Promised Land, and Elijah left it before he was taken up. These events are interpreted as indicating that the Law is not able to bring the people into the Promised Land and that the Prophets cannot keep them there. The end of Moses’ life is also the end of the Torah. The Prophets end with the call for a new Elijah. The Ketubim, as the human response on God’s acting, do not better. The Hebrew Bible ends with the exile. The New Testament begins where the Prophets end: a new Elijah, in the person of John the Baptist. He works at exactly the place where Israel entered the land after Moses’ death and where Elijah left the land. It is a reprise of the fulfilment of the promise. John points to Jesus, who begins his work at this place, not going on dry feet through the Jordan River,but fulfilling all righteousness when drawn into the water of God’s judgement. Then the way to the land is open to Moses and Elijah in the glory of God on the Mount of Transfiguration, when they speak about the exodus of Jesus on the cross. Salvation is not in the law or in conversion but in being baptised into Christ in his death.  Moses, Elia en Jesus: Oorwegings oor die fundamentele strukture van die Bybel. Hierdie artikel gaan oor die einde van die lewes van Moses en Elia as die personifikasies van die Torah en die profete. Moses is verhinder om in die beloofde land in te gaan en Elijah moes dit verlaat voordat hy hemel toe gegaan het. Hierdie gebeurtenisse word so geïnterpreteer dat die Wet die volk nie in die beloofde land kan bring nie, en dat die profete hulle nie daar kan hou nie. Die einde van die lewe van Moses is ook die einde van die Torah. Die profete eindig met die oproep vir ’n nuwe Elia. Die Ketubim as die menslike antwoord op God se dade doen nie beter nie. Die Hebreeuse Bybel eindig in die

  13. Yhwh, the Goddess and Evil: Is 'monotheism' an adequate concept to describe the Hebrew Bible's discourses about the God of Israel?

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    Full Text Available The concept of �monotheism� has become a matter of debate in Hebrew Bible scholarship. This article investigates whether the concept should still be used, starting with Second Isaiah, who in the early Persian period elaborated a discourse that presented Yhwh as the only god. Therefore he had to integrate into this deity functions traditionally attributed to goddesses and to demons or evil gods. However, this attempt did not succeed. The goddess, whose elimination is probably reflected in Zechariah 5, returned in a certain way through the personification of Wisdom in Proverbs 8, and the �dark sides� of the gods were materialised in the figure of Satan, who experienced an impressive career in the following centuries. The question of evil is not resolved in the Hebrew Bible. Some texts admit the autonomy of evil, whereas Isaiah 45 claims that Yhwh himself is at the origin of evil. This diversity makes it difficult to characterise the Hebrew Bible as the result of a straightforward evolution from polytheism to monotheism.

  14. The Bible Student’s Sacrifice: Gender Fluidity and Consecrated Identity in Evangelical America, 1879-1916

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    Full Text Available American feminist scholars have often represented gender in nineteenth-century evangelical Protestantism as a binary conflict between oppositional ‘male’ and ‘female’ categories of identity and experience. Drawing on the theoretical work of Jeanne Boydston, this article argues that gender within evangelical religion is better understood as a ‘system of distinctions’ that could be articulated in a variety of ways, some of which violated the gendered division of masculine/feminine. The American Bible Student movement, as a fervent millennialist organization, demanded that its members sacrifice their individuality to become ‘harvest workers’ for Christ. This sacrifice temporarily provided Students with a degree of freedom to construct spiritual identities that combined ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ signifiers, de-stabilizing the binary meaning of gender. After 1897, a series of internal challenges and schisms re-solidified the gender line, associating stability with the limiting of women’s power within both church and home.

  15. Stages of Geoinformation Evolution Related to the Territories Described in the Bible - from the 3Rd Millennium B.C. to Modern Times

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    Linsenbarth, Adam

    2012-09-01

    The paper presents consecutive stages of the evolution of geoinformation related to the territories of the events described in the Bible. Two geoinformation sources are presented: the Bible and non-Bible sources. In the Bible there is much, often some highly detailed information regarding terrain topography. The oldest non-Bible sources are incorporated in the ancient documents, which were discovered in Egypt and Mesopotamia. Some of them are related to the 3rd millen- nium B.C. The further stages are related to the onomasticons and itineraries written by travellers and pilgrims to the Holy Land. The most famous onomasticons include: onomasticons prepared by bishop Eusebius from Caesarea and those pre- pared by St. Jerome. One of the oldest maps of Palestine's territory is the so-called mosaic map of Madaba dated to 565. In the 15th century several Bible maps were edited. The most rapid evolution occurred in the 16th and 17* centuries, when the world famous cartographers such as Mercator and Ortelius edited several maps of Palestine's territory. Cartographers from several European countries edited more than 6,000 maps presenting the Biblical territories and Biblical events. Modem maps, based on detailed topographical surveys, were edited m the second half of the 19* and 20th centuries. W artykule przedstawiono kolejne etapy rozwoju geoinformacji dotyczącej terenówr biblijnych. Omówiono dwa źródła informacji, a mianowicie geoinformacje biblijne i pozabiblijne. W tekstach biblijnych można znaleźć wiele, często bardzo detalicznych informacji topograficznych. Najstarsze źródła pozabiblijne, to starożytne dokumenty odnalezione na terenach Egiptu i Mezopotamii. Niektóre z nich pochodzą z trzeciego milenium przed Chr. Kolejnym etapem geoinformacji były onomastikony oraz dzienniki podróży pisane przez podróżników i pielgrzymów do Ziemi Świętej. Do najbardziej znanych należy onomastikon sporządzony przez biskupa Euzebiusza z Cezarei oraz

  16. The religious and social principles of patients' rights in holy books (Avesta, Torah, Bible, and Quran) and in traditional medicine.

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    Hatami, Hossein; Hatami, Maryam; Hatami, Neda

    2013-03-01

    Health protection and promotion in healthy people and restoring patients' health have been the most important themes in medicine and health throughout our history. Therefore, discussion of different aspects of patients' rights includes implementation of these objectives by the medical community, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, etc., and the people in charge of health affairs. The principal objective of our research is the study of medical ideology and the approaches of our ancestors in relation to different aspects of patients' rights. To study the different ideologies of traditional medicine in relation to patients' rights, appropriate data were extracted from the original resources of traditional medicine and from religious books. By means of library research we studied these resources in addition to electronic versions of the Alhavi book (by Rhazes), the Kamel-al-Sanaah (by Ahvazi), the Canon of Medicine (by Avicenna), the Zakhireye Khawrazmshahi (by Jorjani), the Avesta, the Torah, the Bible, the Quran, and many other resources, and, finally, after searching, gathering, and encoding the findings, analyzed them qualitatively for thematic content. The holy Avesta book clearly insists on the competence of physicians and setting the appointment fee in accordance with peoples' income. The Old Testament (holy Torah) warned government officials who did not observe patients' rights. In the four gospels (holy Bible) the importance of treatment and taking care of the patient is stressed. After the emergence of Islam, medical students, before beginning the principal courses, had to study Islamic jurisprudence, ethics, logic sciences, natural sciences, geometry, astrology, calculus, and similar courses so that after purifying their soul they could enter the saintly profession of physicians. The holy Quran refers to saving the life of a human irrespective of social class, race, and religion, and insists on exemption of patients from physical activity, including

  17. “Glava že vsěm Biblïja”. Le citazioni bibliche nell’opera di H.S. Skovoroda (1722-1794 tra tradizione slava ecclesiastica e cultura barocca

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    Maria Grazia Bartolini

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    Full Text Available Innumerable quotations from the Bible permeate all Skovoroda’s writings, and yet no systematic analysis of the philosopher’s biblical quotations (or of his quotations from other ecclesiastical sources has ever been made . In this article I isolate all the biblical quotations incorporated in the dialogue Beseda 1-ja narečennaja Observatorium (Sion, while pointing to their role as a crucial component of the spiritual meaning of the text. It is my contention that Skovoroda’s use of the Bible follows the rhetorical and theological patterns already outlined by R. Picchio in his seminal works on the function of “biblical thematic clues”. On the other hand, the often whimsical distribution of biblical quotations and their complicated linking with one another are to be placed in the Baroque tradition, where, as P. Lewin’s studies on Ukrainian scholastic drama have successfully demonstrated, quotations from the Bible fulfilled stylistic as well as theological functions.

  18. On the speciality of Bible in the literature%《圣经》在文学上的独特性

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    周亚华

    2012-01-01

    Bible is special.Firstly,its speciality lies in writing time,place and different languages;secondly,it has been translated in many editions;thirdly,it is prolonged though it is often altered.The character value of Bible includes four points,firstly,the accuracy of character is exemplary;secondly,the diversity of its literary style is brilliant.Thirdly,it has a profound influence on other documents.Fourthly,it provides English learners with rich background information.%《圣经》具有独特性,首先表现在写作时间、写作地点、不同作者、不同文字写作等;其次表现为翻译版本多、发行量大;第三表现在经久不衰和不断遭受改动上。《圣经》的文字价值有四:第一,文字的准确性堪称楷模;第二,文体的多样性灿烂夺目;第三,对其它文献的影响深远;第四,对英语学习者拓展背景知识十分有益。

  19. 1826 Tarihli Grek Harfli Türkçe İncil ile 1827 Tarihli Arap Harfli Türkçe İncil'in Çekim Ekleri Bakımından Karşılaştırılması Comparison of the 1826 Turkish Bible in Greek Characters and the 1827 Turkish Bible in Arabic Characters in terms of Inflectional Affixes

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    Mustafa KILIÇARSLAN

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Bible is a holy book that has been, throughout the history, translated several times to Turkish, as well as all other languages of the world. The history of the Turkish translations of the Bible into is nearly as old as the Bibles in English, French and German. It is known that the Bible, also referred to as the New Testament, was initially translated into Ottoman Turkish between the years of 1662 and 1665 by Ali Bey, the head translator of Sultan Mehmed the Fourth (Wojciech Bobowski. In the following years, also printed Turkish translations of the Bible can be seen. The oldest of these was based on the Translation of Ali Bey and was published in 1819, Paris.Besides the translations of the Bible into Ottoman Turkish with Arabic characters, there are also less known translations made with Greek characters. In this study, at first a Greek characters Turkish Bible of 1826 and an Arabic characters Turkish Bible of 1827 were introduced. Then, the two texts were compared in terms of the inflectional affixes in the First Part of the Gospel of Marcos. At this stage the inflectional affixes in both of the texts were compared and it was tried to set forth the case with the provision of sufficient examples. At the end of the study the translations and the facsimiles of the related part of the Bible are presented.Some of the Greek characters Turkish Bible translations the same publication with the Arabic characters Turkish Bible translations. In fact some of the Greek characters Turkish Bible translations accents different from the Arabic characters Turkish bibles translations. In addition to this fact it is well known that Greek characters Turkish bible translations are syntatically shares the same features with the mentioned Arabic ones. Greek characters Turkish Bible which was dated to 1826 is also subject of our study involves Karamanlidika accents features. It is understood in our study that the Greek characters Turkish Bible text is not syntactically

  20. Malachi 4:4−6 (Heb 3:22−24 as a point of convergence in the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible: A consideration of the intra and intertextual relationships

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    S. D. (Fanie Snyman

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    Full Text Available Malachi 4:4−6 (Heb 3:22−24 occupies a special place in the canon of Scriptures. In Malachi 4:4−6 (Heb 3:22−24 not only the book of Malachi comes to a close but the whole of the Prophets (Nebi’im, and the second part of the Hebrew Bible. In the Christian Bible the book of Malachi is the last book in the Old Testament, which is concluded with this passage, before one turns to the New Testament. In this article it was argued the these three verses serve not only as the conclusion to the book of Malachi but also as a fitting close to the second part of the Hebrew Bible. It also serves as a link to both the Pentateuch as the first part, and the Psalms as the third part, of the Hebrew canon of Scriptures. In this sense Malachi 4:4−6 (Heb 3:22−24 can be viewed as a point of convergence in the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible.

  1. Eschatological Expression In The Holy Text (A Preliminary Hermeneutical Exploration on Selected Eschatological Narratives in the Qur’an and the Bible

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    Asep Nahrul Musadad

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available One of the key concept that lies in almost every religions, as asserted in each holy texts, is eschatological doctrine. The apocalyptic belief in the last day has been existed throughout the history of civilizations with the various expression. Eschatological narrative in the holy texts ought to deemed as a historical text that revealed within its space and time. Accordingly, it is a historizing thing, which contains plenty of stories besides it’s sacred messages. This sense of historical awareness is pointed out – for example – by the eschatological narratives in the Qur’an which strongly influenced by socio-religious circumstances and topographical conditions in Arabian Peninsula at the time of revelation, as the Bible that has cased up its eschatological narratives based on a certain historical event: the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD by Roman soldiers. The central purpose of this paper is to explore the connection and influence of the certain historical moments on the style and construction of both, the Qur’an and the Bible eschatological narratives, through a simple hermeneutical analysis.                    Abstrak: Salah satu konsep kunci yang melandasi hampir seluruh agama, sebagaimana tertera dalam kitab-kitab sucinya adalah persoalan eskatologis. Kepercayaan apokaliptik akan adanya hari akhir terdapat hampir di setiap sejarah peradaban dalam beberapa ekspresi yang berbeda. Narasi eskatologis dalam beberapa teks suci hendaknya tidak hanya dilihat sebagai teks suci yang turun di ruang yang kosong. Dalam hal ini, ia menyejarah dan memberikan suatu kisah lain di samping pesan sakralnya. Hal ini terlihat jelas bagaimana narasi eskatologis dalam Al-Qur’an sangat dipengaruhi oleh kondisi sosio-religius dan keadaan topografis semenanjung Arab ketika itu. Begitu juga dengan Bibel yang mengemas narasi eskatologisnya berdasarkan suatu even sejarah tertentu, dalam hal ini penghancuran Yerusalem oleh bangsa Romawi

  2. Leprosy in the Bible.

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    Grzybowski, Andrzej; Nita, Małgorzata

    2016-01-01

    For many years, the biblical term tzaraat has referred to leprosy. In fact, the disease or diseases described under this name have no relationship to leprosy, as it was known in the Middle Ages or today; moreover, the term referred not only to skin disease, but also to the state of the ritual impurity and punishment for the sins. Although the real nature of tzaraat remains unknown, the differential diagnosis might include the following: Psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, favus, dermatophyte infections, nummular dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, crusted scabies, syphilis, impetigo, sycosis barbae, alopecia areata, furuncles, scabies, neurodermatitis, scarlet fever, lupus erythematosus, lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, folliculitis decalvans, morphea, sarcoidosis, and lichen planopilaris. Leprosy became interchangeable with the biblical leprosy due to two inaccurate translations: The Hebrew tzaraat was first translated into Greek as leprosy in the sixth century, and later, the word leprosy was translated into Arabic as lepra in the ninth century. PMID:26773616

  3. Cloud Computing Bible

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    Sosinsky, Barrie

    2010-01-01

    The complete reference guide to the hot technology of cloud computingIts potential for lowering IT costs makes cloud computing a major force for both IT vendors and users; it is expected to gain momentum rapidly with the launch of Office Web Apps later this year. Because cloud computing involves various technologies, protocols, platforms, and infrastructure elements, this comprehensive reference is just what you need if you'll be using or implementing cloud computing.Cloud computing offers significant cost savings by eliminating upfront expenses for hardware and software; its growing popularit

  4. Dreamweaver CS6 bible

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    Lowery, Joseph W

    2012-01-01

    Thoroughly covers the latest version of the leading website development software Web designers rely on Dreamweaver to create functional, attractive websites quickly and efficiently. The newest version adds some important functionality for tablet and smart phone screens, HTML5 enhancements, CSS3 updates, and native mobile application development for iOS, Android, and other platforms. This comprehensive guide covers them all and much more, making it the complete course in Dreamweaver for new users as well as a vital guide to help experienced designers delve deeper into more advanced topics. Co

  5. Photoshop CC bible

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    Dayley, Lisa DaNae

    2013-01-01

    The one reference book every Photoshop user needs! Adobe Photoshop is the industry leading image-editing software, and the newest version boasts exciting new features. This must-have comprehensive resource gets you started with the basics and then highlights the latest updates and revisions to the new Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud). You'll learn every aspect of Photoshop CC, from image editing basics to techniques for working with the histogram palette, Lens Blur, Match Color, and the color replacement tool, as well as keyboard shortcuts. Explores retouching and color correction, working

  6. The Bible of Confucianism

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    Huang, Xin

    2013-01-01

    The "Analects" is the most influential and enduring Chinese classics, which shows its splendor as early as 2,400 years ago between the spring and autumn and the warring states periods, covering a wide scope of subjects from politics, philosophy, literature and art to the education and moral cultivation. To the translator, the most…

  7. Leprosy in the Bible.

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    Grzybowski, Andrzej; Nita, Małgorzata

    2016-01-01

    For many years, the biblical term tzaraat has referred to leprosy. In fact, the disease or diseases described under this name have no relationship to leprosy, as it was known in the Middle Ages or today; moreover, the term referred not only to skin disease, but also to the state of the ritual impurity and punishment for the sins. Although the real nature of tzaraat remains unknown, the differential diagnosis might include the following: Psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, favus, dermatophyte infections, nummular dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, crusted scabies, syphilis, impetigo, sycosis barbae, alopecia areata, furuncles, scabies, neurodermatitis, scarlet fever, lupus erythematosus, lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, folliculitis decalvans, morphea, sarcoidosis, and lichen planopilaris. Leprosy became interchangeable with the biblical leprosy due to two inaccurate translations: The Hebrew tzaraat was first translated into Greek as leprosy in the sixth century, and later, the word leprosy was translated into Arabic as lepra in the ninth century.

  8. Music, singing and dancing in relation to the use of the harp and the ram’s horn or shofar in the Bible: What do we know about this?

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    Morakeng E.K. Lebaka

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available There are many possible approaches to describing the effects and uses of music in a particular society. It would be a mistake to assume that music in the Bible is not the cement of social life and has no liturgical significance. The present study seeks to explore how people in ancient times employed music using the harp and the ram’s horn (shofar, to cope with roles that were open or never-ending in their demands. In particular, it focuses upon the role played by music in secular life as well as religious rituals, as described in the Bible. The method used was an extensive literature study of the Old and New Testament, textbooks and relevant peer reviewed journals, with a focus on both secular and religious reasons for singing, dancing and playing instruments. It was found that the Bible described the use of the harp and the ram’s horn associated with singing and dancing during celebrations, for military use, as well as mourning or lamentation. It was concluded that music using different instruments, including the harp and shofar, helped people to cope with the demands of everyday life and thus played an important role in both secular life and religious rituals in biblical times.

  9. CEDAW, the Bible and the State of the Netherlands: the struggle over orthodox women’s political participation and their responses

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    Barbara Oomen

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The case of the SGP essentially concerned the question whether the Netherlands should take measures against a Bible-based political party that bars women from its list of candidates. Against the theoretical background of human rights sociology, the rise of rights as a framework for moral discussions and the role of NGOs in rights implementation, this article assesses how ‘rights talk’, in particular based upon the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW, became the language in which the discussion over orthodox women’s political rights came to be framed in the Netherlands. It makes use of extensive quantitative and qualitative data to assess how this particular form of rights realization – via court cases lodged by outside NGOs – impacted upon discussions within the communities concerned, particularly amongst the women themselves. It argues that this particular form of rights realization can also have undesired effects, such as reinforcing more conservative positions and strengthening a general sense of isolation from society and relates these findings to more general discussions on ‘talking rights’ in a context of religious diversity.

  10. On the Jewish Nature of Medieval Spanish Biblical Translations Linguistic Differences between Medieval and Post-Exilic Spanish Translations of the Bible

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    Schwarzwald, Ora

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A linguistic comparison of medieval Spanish translations of the Hebrew Bible and the Constantinople and Ferrara post exilic Ladino translations reveals systematic lexical and grammatical variations. These differences can be explained by the population groups to which the translations were targeted: Christian for the medieval translations; Jewish (or former converso for the post-exilic ones. The conclusion is that the medieval translations are not Jewish in nature and could therefore not have been a source for the post-exilic versions which were based on oral tradition.

    Una comparación lingüística de las traducciones hispano-medievales de la Biblia hebrea y las postexílicas de Constantinopla y Ferrara revela variaciones sistemáticas léxicas y gramaticales. Esas diferencias pueden explicarse por la audiencia a las que iban dirigidas dichas traducciones: cristiana, en el caso de las medievales; judía (o exconversa en el de las post-exílicas. La autora concluye que las traducciones medievales no son judías, por naturaleza, y en consecuencia, no podrían haber sido una fuente para las versiones post-exílicas que estaban basadas en la tradición oral.

  11. 从《圣经·创世纪》看文学人类学的必要性和可能性%Study on the Necessity and Probability of Literary Anthropology from Genesis oBible

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    2012-01-01

    Literary anthropology, given different perspectives, is subdivided into literary anthropology and anthropology of literature. With the focus on literary anthropology and Genesis oBible as a case study, a research is carried out on the necessity and probability of literary anthropology.%文学人类学由于切入视角不同,可以分为文学人类学和文学的人类学两个平行的分支,从文学人类学出发,以《圣经·创世纪》为个案探讨文学人类学的必要性和可能性。

  12. OS X Mountain Lion bible

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    Gruman, Galen

    2012-01-01

    The complete guide to Mac OS X, fully updated for the newest release! The Mac's solid, powerful operating system and the exploding popularity of iOS devices are fueling a strong increase in market share for Apple. Previous editions of this book have sold more than 75,000 copies, and this new edition is fully updated with all the exciting features of OS X Mountain Lion, including Game Center, Messages, and Notifications. Written by industry expert Galen Gruman, it covers all the basics and then delves deep into professional and higher-end topics, making it the one book you need to succeed with

  13. Adobe Photoshop CS6 bible

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    Dayley, Brad

    2012-01-01

    The comprehensive, soup-to-nuts guide to Photoshop, fully updated Photoshop CS6, used for both print and digital media, is the industry leader in image-editing software. The newest version adds some exciting new features, and this bestselling guide has been revised to cover each of them, along with all the basic information you need to get started. Learn to use all the tools, including the histogram palette, Lens Blur, Match Color, and the color replacement tool, as well as keyboard shortcuts. Then master retouching and color correction, work with Camera Raw images, prepare photos for print

  14. SolidWorks Administration Bible

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    Lombard, Matt

    2009-01-01

    What you need to prepare, install, and maintain SolidWorks. It's not enough to know how to use SolidWorks, if your job also requires you to install or maintain it, train new users, and implement standards. This in-depth guide was written for those of you who have to actually manage your company's SolidWorks system. From hardware selection to helping users to licensing and more, this is the everyday, bread-and-butter SolidWorks administration resource that IT and CAD managers have been seeking.:; SolidWorks is a powerful 3D solid modeling system that is popular with CAD users everywhere, but of

  15. PowerPoint 2013 bible

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    2013-01-01

    Master PowerPoint and improve your presentation skills with one book! In today's business climate, you need to know PowerPoint inside and out, and that's not all. You also need to be able to make a presentation that makes an impact. From using sophisticated transitions and animation in your PowerPoint presentations to interfacing in person with your audience, this information-packed book helps you succeed. Start creating professional-quality slides that captivate audiences and discover essential tips and techniques for making first-rate presentations, whether you're at a podium or

  16. Criminal law in the Bible

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    Pikov, G.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The Old Testament criminal law, especially its moralizing attitude to state and private violence, crime and punishment, can be ranked among the most important sources of Medieval and Modern jurisprudence. The article analyses basic cultural preconditions of the formation and evolution of Judeo-Christian legal theory, peculiarities of criminological thinking in Judaism and Christianity, causes and effects of the fundamental ties between religion and law in traditional societies, and possible convergence of Mosaic and Modern criminal law.

  17. Historia del cultivo de la vid y el vino; su expresión en la Biblia [The history of wine and the growing of grapes; as expressed in the Bible

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    José María Melero Martínez

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:Para entender el valor de la vid y del vino en la Biblia es necesario conocer antes su cultivo; para ello, el presente artículo pretende, primero, adentrar al lector en la historia del vino y de la situación actual de la vid, así como su morfología y fenología para, posteriormente, centrarse en el significado de la vid y el vino en las Sagradas Escrituras.La importancia de la vid es extraordinaria, no solamente porque las uvas constituyan uno de los frutos más apreciados, sino porque el mayor valor de las uvas es la elaboración del vino. Además, la vid y el vino están ampliamente citados en las Sagradas Escrituras. A través de sus numerosas menciones, se puede contemplar la importancia que tenía la vid y el vino, ambos imprescindibles para aquellos pueblos. La vid es un importante símbolo cristiano, especialmente en cuanto produce el vino que es la imagen de la alegría, la fiesta, el derroche y también del conocimiento. La palabra traducida “vino” en las Escrituras no siempre se refiere a la misma cosa. Hay diferentes palabras hebreas y griegas y, varias de ellas, se refieren a diferentes cosas. Mediante la realización de este artículo, se pretende dar a conocer al lector estos vocablos en la Biblia.  Abstract:To understand the value of the grapevines and wine in the Bible it is necessary to know its culture first; this article aims to get the reader involved in the history of wine and the current status of grapevines, as well as their morphology and phenology, to focus the attention on the meaning of the grapevines and wine in the Holy Scriptures later.The importance of grapevines is extraordinary; not only because grapes are one of the most popular kinds of fruit, but because the highest value of grapes is wine making. Furthermore, he vine and wine are widely quoted in the Holy Scriptures. Through it’s numerous references, you can notice the importance attached to the vine and wine, both essential for those

  18. “道成肉身”与神话思维《圣经》的一种隐喻解读%Incarnation and Myth Thinking ——A Metaphorical Analysis of the Bible

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    相龙烽; 张奎志

    2011-01-01

    《圣经》作为基督教的经典著作,其中包含了大量而深刻的隐喻思维。其中最显著的当属“道成肉身”与“神话思维”这两种相互关联的隐喻思维方式。“道成肉身”从源头上确立了上帝存在的合法性,解决了人类与上帝之间的“信”的问题,同时表明了“道”的真实与具体内容;而“神话思维”则从思维方式上对上帝之爱进行了合理的化解,深刻隐喻出上帝把爱撒播给众人的过程,是把爱的精神化为善的行动的过程,进而从理性逻辑上使这一行动具备了超越悬设的现实性与可实践性。%As a classical Christian masterpiece, the Bible includes a large number of profound metaphorical thinking. Among them the most notable aspects are the " Incarnation" and "myth thinking". " Incarnation" makes the existence of God legal basically, solves the problem of faithfulness between human beings and God, at the same time indicates the truth and concrete content of Tao; " Myth thinking" interprets reasonably the love of God from the way of thinking, expresses deeply the process that how the god spreads his love to his people, and how he changes his love into action, thus makes the action fulfill the reality and practicality.

  19. Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible

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    Blum, Richard

    2011-01-01

    The authoritative guide to Linux command line and shell scripting?completely updated and revised [it's not a guide to Linux as a whole ? just to scripting] The Linux command line allows you to type specific Linux commands directly to the system so that you can easily manipulate files and query system resources, thereby permitting you to automate commonly used functions and even schedule those programs to run automatically. This new edition is packed with new and revised content, reflecting the many changes to new Linux versions, including coverage of alternative shells to the default bash shel

  20. Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 bible

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    Murdock, Kelly L

    2013-01-01

    A complete reference covering the newest version of 3ds Max software Autodesk 3ds Max is the popular 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing software preferred by game developers and graphic designers in film and television. This comprehensive reference not only introduces beginners to this pricey and complex software, but also serves as a reference for experienced users. Packed with expert advice from popular author Kelly Murdock, it begins with a Quick Start tutorial to get you up and running, then continues with more than 150 step-by-step tutorials, advanced coverage, and plenty

  1. Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 Bible

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    Murdock, Kelly L

    2012-01-01

    Updated version of the bestselling 3ds Max book on the market Autodesk 3ds Max is top animation software used by developers, visual effects artists, and graphic designers in film, television, and the game industry. One place designers turn for crucial information on how to use 3ds Max is this in-depth book. Whether you're a beginner just itching to create something right away or an experienced user checking out the latest and greatest features, you'll find it here. See what's new, what's tried and true, and just how creative you can get using the tips, tricks, and techniques in this essential

  2. Ubuntu Linux Bible Featuring Ubuntu 1004 LTS

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    Von Hagen, William

    2010-01-01

    The best resource on the very latest for Ubuntu and Kubuntu users! Ubuntu is a free, open-source, Linux-based operating system that can run on desktops, laptops, netbooks, and servers. If you've joined the millions of users around the world who prefer open-source OS-and Ubuntu in particular-this book is perfect for you

  3. Windows PowerShell 20 Bible

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    Lee, Thomas; Schill, Mark E; Tanasovski, Tome

    2011-01-01

    Here's the complete guide to Windows PowerShell 2.0 for administrators and developers Windows PowerShell is Microsoft's next-generation scripting and automation language. This comprehensive volume provides the background that IT administrators and developers need in order to start using PowerShell automation in exciting new ways. It explains what PowerShell is, how to use the language, and specific ways to apply PowerShell in various technologies. Windows PowerShell is Microsoft's standard automation tool and something that every Windows administrator will eventually have to understand; this b

  4. ActionScript 3.0 Bible

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    Braunstein, Roger

    2010-01-01

    The updated edition on all the latest features and capabilities of ActionScript 3.0 and Flash Player 10. ActionScript is a popular programming language used primarily for the development of Web sites and software. This update to the successful previous version introduces you to all the exciting new capabilities of ActionScript 3.0. You'll see how ActionScript 3.0 goes beyond its primary use of scripting Flash animations and is now an object-oriented evolution that runs ten times faster than previous versions and can be used in Adobe's new platforms, including Flex and AIR. Hands-on instruction

  5. 世俗人生经验的智性表达——《圣经·箴言》与《增广贤文》之比较%The Rational Expression of Secular Life Experience——A Comparison between Proverbs in the Holly Bible and The Wisdom of Ancient Aphorisms

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    张登林

    2012-01-01

    The Proverbs in the Holly Bible and The Wisdom of Ancient Aphorisms both are secularly prominent and rational texts.As a result of different cultural backgrounds,The Proverbs can become part of the Holly Bible and pass down from one generation to another,which shows that Hebrew,even the whole western world,are quite enthusiastic about secular lives.However,The Wisdom of Ancient Aphorisms,a work of sermons,has never been accepted by the dominant Chinese culture although it focus on Confucianism and popular among the populace.By the comparison between the two works,we can get a lot of enlightenment in many respects.Especially,the sermons about the secular lives and secular life principles in the two books are worth thinking about and studying.%从现实的角度看,《圣经》中的《箴言》与我国民间流传的《增广贤文》都是世俗性因素极为显著的"智慧性"文本。由于文化背景的不同,《箴言》可以收入"旧约"《圣经》作为经典流传下来,说明希伯来民族乃至整个西方世界都有着较高的关注世俗生活的热情;而《增广贤文》这种日常生活训诫类书的主导价值取向虽是儒家思想,但却长期流传于民间而不能登大雅之堂。通过对二者的比照,我们可以得到多方面的启示,特别是两书对于世俗生活的热情关注和世俗生活原则的训诫教诲,值得我们认真思考和研究。

  6. Quem é Digno de Abrir os Selos? O Comentário Bíblico como gênero de escrita na Alta Idade Média * Who is Worthy to Open the Seals? The Bible Commentary as written genres in The High Middle Ages

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    RAQUEL DE FÁTIMA PARMEGIANI

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Neste trabalho, temos como proposta refletir sobre o processo de construção da relação entre texto bíblico e seus comentadores na Alta Idade Média. Nosso objetivo é pensar esta escritura na sua historicidade, ou seja, seus usos sociais e suas possibilidades de leitura. Para tanto, partiremos da análise do Comentário ao Apocalipse do Africano Ticônio (cerca de 328, um dos primeiros autores a analisar este livro, e do seu trabalho Liber Regylarum, no qual propõe sete preceitos a partir dos quais os textos bíblicos deveriam ser interpretados. Embora este autor tenha sido considerado herético pela Igreja Romana, o uso das suas regras ganhou um reconhecido lugar entre os comentaristas bíblicos na Idade Média, o que pode ser percebido na obra de autores cristãos como Santo Agostinho, São Jeronimo, Cesário de Arlés, Beda e Beato de Liébana.Palavras-chave: Comentário Bíblico – Práticas de leitura – Cristianismo Medieval. Abstract: In this paper, we will try to reflect how the relationship between the biblical text and its commentators is building in the High Middle Ages. Our aim is to think this scripture in its historicity, that is, its social uses and possibilities of reading. For this, we begin with the analysis of the Tyconius’ Commentary on the Apocalypse (about 328, one of the first authors to analyze this book and your work entitled Liber Regylarum, in which he proposes seven principles according to which the biblical texts should be interpreted. Although this author has been considered heretical by the Roman Church, the use of these rules has gained a recognized place among the bible commentators in the Middle Ages, as we can see in the works of Christian writers such as St. Augustine, St. Jerome, Caesarius of Arles, Beda and Beatus of Liebana.Keywords: Bible Commentary – Reading practices – Medieval Christianity.

  7. 生态危机语境下的反思与追问--简析《圣经》的生态伦理思想%To Reflect and Rethink in Ecological Crisis-A Brief Analysis of the Ecological Ethics in the Holy Bible

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    张宏海; 朱小明

    2014-01-01

    生态危机是时下备受关注的话题,其背后深藏的实质是人的道德危机和宗教危机。在生态危机的时代语境下,通过追本溯源,紧扣《圣经》原典,系统梳理了其中所蕴含的生态伦理观,阐幽表微地阐释了上帝、人和自然的相互关系,详细解读出《圣经》中的八大生态伦理观及其四大生态特征,在此基础上具体分析历史演进过程中人们对《圣经》生态伦理观的误解和偏离,并进一步结合时事,探讨应时代要求而产生的基督教生态伦理。并指出,《圣经》中上帝、人和自然最初是和谐的,在历史演进过程中人们对《圣经》产生了误读和偏离,而当今对《圣经》生态伦理观的绿色回归则是一种主题。人们应该顺应时代的要求,积极重建人与自然在上帝中的和谐共存。%The ecological crisis is one of the maj or concerns currently.Actually,the essence of this ecological crisis is the moral crisis or the religious crisis hidden behind.In time of ecological cri-sis,whether Christianity is the religious origin of the ecological crisis is still a question in dispute.To get to the root of the matter,grounded on the canon,this paper sorts out the ecological ethics in the Holy Bible,interprets eight ecological ideas and four ecological characteristics of Christianity,analy-zes the misunderstanding and deviation of the ecological ethics of the Holy Bile throughout the history and also discusses the emerging new islands of Christian ecological thoughts.It concludes that,the be-ginning harmony among God,human and nature is thesis,whereas the misunderstanding and the de-viation of the ecological ethics of the Holy Bile during history is antithesis,and the Green return to the ecological idea of the Holy Bible is synthesis.Human should try to rebuild the relationship be-tween God,human and nature,so they can coexist with nature harmoniously.

  8. Health care in the Bible and the Talmud

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    L.M. Medlen

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    Full Text Available "The thought patterns of occidental civilization have been basically influenced by the mentalities of two peoples: the ancient Greeks, with their lucid reasoning and logical approach to scientific problems, and the People of the Book, with their intuitive ethical teachings, their timeless moral laws, and, last but by no means least, their ethically based health rules.” (Rosner, p.3.

  9. Java2 Enterprise Edition 14 (J2EE 14) Bible

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    McGovern, James; Fain, Yakov; Gordon, Jason; Henry, Ethan; Hurst, Walter; Jain, Ashish; Little, Mark; Nagarajan, Vaidyanathan; Oak, Harshad; Phillips, Lee Anne

    2011-01-01

    Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) is the specification that all enterprise Java developers need to build multi-tier applications, and also the basis for BEA's WebLogic Application Server and IBM's WebSphereRevised to be current with the significant J2EE 1.4 update that will drive substantial developer interestWritten by a top-selling team of eleven experts who provide unique and substantial business examples in a vendor-neutral format, making the information applicable to various application serversCovers patterns, J2EE application servers, frameworks, Ant, and continuous availabilityIncludes e

  10. Fedora Bible 2010 Edition Featuring Fedora Linux 12

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    Negus, Christopher

    2010-01-01

    The perfect companion for mastering the latest version of Fedora. As a free, open source Linux operating system sponsored by Red Hat, Fedora can either be a stepping stone to Enterprise or used as a viable operating system for those looking for frequent updates. Written by veteran authors of perennial bestsellers, this book serves as an ideal companion for Linux users and offers a thorough look at the basics of the new Fedora 12. Step-by-step instructions make the Linux installation simple while clear explanations walk you through best practices for taking advantage of the desktop interface. Y

  11. Bible and Philology: Gerhard von Rad regarding the Wisdom Books

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    Norma Haydeé Lase

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Theology, through its history, has always been related to Philology, because its source is the Holy Scriptures. This reason has stimulated my further consideration of the exegeta Gerhard von Rad “Wisdom in Israel” a “symbol” of modern interest for the Wisdom books. Inserted in the philologic German trend of the history of tradition and history of editing and forms, it is opposed to positivists interpretation and installs a new comprehension of the OT traditions. Its hermeneutica, without deteriorating the historical criticism, gives first hand priority to the message that the scriptural brands patentize as a twist of an organization in constant growth. However, the love of live words, which is considered by the philologist, make him capable to have a wide effect of the methodological tools, and in this way; unravel the secrets of the world of wisdom. Now in the threshold of Christianism, Wisdom books prepare the adequate opening to receive the “new Wine” in “new containers”. Also, today, philology and wisdom summon us to go along with this moment of the History of Salvation with the necessary instruments and ancient breeding by old and modern wisemen.

  12. In science vs. Bible wrangle, debate moves to the Cosmos

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    1999-01-01

    Creationists in Kansas have succeeded in having the theory of the Big Bang removed from the teaching curriculum. They see it as a direct contradiction of the literal biblical explanation of the creation of the universe (1 page).

  13. The Hebrew Bible in contemporary philosophy of religion

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    2010-01-01

    Some dialogue among these specialists, especially between biblical scholars and philosophers of religion, is unquestionably long overdue.(Stump 1985:1)�Over the last few decades, there has been an increased concern for the establishment of more sustained interdisciplinary dialogue between biblical scholars and philosophers of religion. In this article, aimed at biblical scholars, the author as biblical scholar offers a descriptive and historical overview of some samples of recourse to the Heb...

  14. Writer's Research Handbook: The Research Bible for Freelance Writers.

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    Cottam, Keith M.; Pelton, Robert W.

    This book's purpose is to aid the researcher-writer in locating information from a variety of fields. It describes over 200 basic reference sources, and groups them according to the following types of information: background information, magazine or newspaper articles, books, definitions, fact sources, biography, quotations, statistics,…

  15. Teaching the Bible: A Legal and Objective Approach.

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    Woods, Jimmy L.

    1980-01-01

    Asserting that the Supreme Court's 1963 Schempp decision does not prohibit biblical instruction in the public schools, but only mandates that it be objective, the author suggests several techniques for incorporating Biblical allusions and stories into literature instruction. (SJL)

  16. The Judaeo-Karaite Reception of the Hebrew Bible

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    Sabih, Joshua

    of Judaism in the medieval Arab-Islamic world, notably across Iran, Iraq, the Levant and Egypt. Whilst Rabbinate Judaism emphasised the oral law of the Talmud/Midrash, Karaite Judaism focused on the written law. Much of Karaite classical scholarship remains inaccessible because it is still in manuscript form...

  17. Health care in the Bible and the Talmud

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    1980-01-01

    "The thought patterns of occidental civilization have been basically influenced by the mentalities of two peoples: the ancient Greeks, with their lucid reasoning and logical approach to scientific problems, and the People of the Book, with their intuitive ethical teachings, their timeless moral laws, and, last but by no means least, their ethically based health rules.” (Rosner, p.3).

  18. On the Application of the Holy Bible in Robinson Crusoe

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    纪艳

    2014-01-01

    Daniel Defoe’s representative work-Robinson Crusoe is deeply influenced by Christianity and its scriptures. It con-tains abundant traces of the influence from the biblical sin and allusions. There are not only very similar biblical archetypal struc-ture and characters, but also direct and indirect quotations from the Biblical discourse.

  19. Gere, Zsolt. 2013. Vörösmarty Mihály Epikus Korszakának Irodalom és Recepciótörténeti Kontextusai (The Writing and Reception Contexts of Mihály Vörösmarty 's Epic Writing Ph.D Dissertation. Szeged: Szeged University. 275 pp. Illus. (http://doktori.bibl.u-szeged.hu/1781/1/Gere%20Zsolt%20- %20PhD-dolgozat.pdf [Szebb idők - Vörösmarty epikus korszakának rétegei; Budapest: Argumentum Kiadó, 2013

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    Full Text Available Gere, Zsolt. 2013. Vörösmarty Mihály Epikus Korszakának Irodalom és Recepciótörténeti Kontextusai  (The Writing and Reception Contexts of Mihály Vörösmarty 's Epic Writing  Ph.D Dissertation. Szeged: Szeged University. 275 pp. Illus. (http://doktori.bibl.u-szeged.hu/1781/1/Gere%20Zsolt%20-%20PhD-dolgozat.pdf [Szebb idők - Vörösmarty epikus korszakának rétegei; Budapest: Argumentum Kiadó, 2013].  Reviewed by Enikő Molnár Basa

  20. AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 bible

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    2012-01-01

    The bestselling guide to AutoCAD, fully updated for the 2013 version AutoCAD, the number one architectural drawing software, can be challenging to learn. This comprehensive guide has sold more than 160,000 copies in previous editions and is the go-to resource for architects, engineers, drafters, interior designers, and space planners who need to learn and use AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. From the basics of creating drawings and using commands to 2D and 3D drawing techniques, using layers, rendering, and customizing the program, this book covers it all. A Quick Start guide allows eve

  1. 《圣经》的修辞观%Rhetoric View of Holy Bible

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    宗守云

    2013-01-01

    《圣经》的修辞观,在本质上属于伦理修辞,不属于言辩修辞.《圣经》的修辞观表现为,追求“诚言”,力求“善言”,讲求“慎言”.《圣经》修辞观的价值在于,能够反映人类文化的共通性和伦理修辞的一致性.

  2. AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD LT 2008 Bible

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    2011-01-01

    "Whether you're new to AutoCAD or a veteran, you will undoubtedly find this book to be an excellent resource."-- Abhi Singh, AutoCAD Product Manager, Autodesk, Inc.Here's the book that makes AutoCAD approachableEven the people at Autodesk look to Ellen Finkelstein for AutoCAD training, so who better to teach you about AutoCAD 2008? This comprehensive guide brings veterans up to speed on AutoCAD updates and takes novices from the basics to programming in AutoLISP(r) and VBA. Every feature is covered in a logical order, and with the Quick Start chapter, you'll be creating drawings on your very f

  3. Pipe, Bible, and Peyote among the Oglala Lakota. A Study in Religious Identity [Revised Edition].

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    Steinmetz, Paul B.

    Written from the perspective of a Jesuit priest who was both a missionary to the Oglala Lakota for 20 years and a scholar of the anthropology of religion, this book offers a model for understanding Oglala religious identity. It describes the history, belief systems, and contemporary ceremonies of three religious movements among the Oglala Lakota…

  4. Pagan and bible beginning in the creative work of B.Shulz and F.Kafka

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    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Modern literature pays great attention to the study of biblical and pagan aspects of the classical works of the twentieth century. Franz Kafka and Bruno Schulz – two classics of modernity, residents of “Republic of dreams”, if to use a beautiful metaphor of Schultz, were from Jewish families lived in a multicultural and multilingual Austro-Hungarian Empire absorbed with best achievements of the Austrian culture. As noted by J. Updike: «Kafka and Schulz – two unremarkable man, born in the backyard of once powerful empire, took a bite at the same apple myth, but from different sides». Both were able to transform the insightful observation in prophecy, describing the dreams and nightmares as precisely as if they were facts of life, both shed light on human nature and witnessed history, complementing each other. I. Klekh rightly observes certain «commonness» of their creative method, stressing the importance for the two writers’ motif of transformation, transformation, mutual penetration of books and worlds. Shulz’s «fairy tale», his myth-making, guided by its own laws, “mythological” rules, which, unlike Kafka, is not «mythological» of closeness exclusively on internal self-perception.

  5. "Ye Shall Be as Gods Knowing Good and Evil": Using the Bible to Teach Conflict

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    Shapiro, Elayne

    2009-01-01

    Theology courses can offer perspective on a multitude of other disciplines. The course described in this article is one model of how theology and other courses might be integrated to provide a theological perspective on a topic. For our purposes, biblical studies and conflict were combined. The model, however, may serve as impetus and inspiration…

  6. Critical thinking and the bible in the age of new media

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    Ess, Charles

    A collection of chapters devoted to various dimensions of how new media interact with diverse conceptions of critical thinking and various traditional understandings of the relationship between critical thinking and faith traditions and claims.......A collection of chapters devoted to various dimensions of how new media interact with diverse conceptions of critical thinking and various traditional understandings of the relationship between critical thinking and faith traditions and claims....

  7. Religious Orientation, Low Self-Control, and Deviance: Muslims, Catholics, Eastern Orthodox-, and "Bible Belt" Christians

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    Klanjsek, Rudi; Vazsonyi, Alexander T.; Trejos-Castillo, Elizabeth

    2012-01-01

    Using adolescent samples from four cultures, the current study tested whether effects by religiosity on deviance varied by the nature of religiosity (intrinsic versus extrinsic) and by the cultural context (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovenia, and the U.S.). Results indicated: a) that not every type of religiosity has a buffering effect on…

  8. Literature in Focus - Gli anelli del sapere = The Rings of Knowledge + The LHC bible

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    2010-01-01

    A fascinating photographic survey describes the essential phases of constructing the colossal equipment to build the four main experiments. It is enriched by a sophisticated, experimental graphic design and the stories of the Italian scientists from the INFN (National Institute of Nuclear Physics), who made vital contributions to the project and constructing the LHC. The book is completed by descriptions illustrating the important contribution that Italian companies made to this major project, demonstrating Italy’s competitive capacity for excellence in the most important technological undertakings in Europe. Edited by Federico Brunetti (Politecnico di Milano) Published by Editrice Abitare Segesta The presentation of the book will take place on Tuesday, 9th March, 4.00 p.m. in the Pas Perdus area. At the same time, the INFN photo exhibition installed in the occasion of the International Women's day will also be inaugurated. A reception will be sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Italy to th...

  9. Abortion in the United States' bible belt: organizing for power and empowerment

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Over the last 30 years, conservative power in the United States, financed and organized by Christian fundamentalist sects, the Catholic Church, and conservative corporate and political leadership, has become more threatening and potentially destabilizing of progressive democratic principles and practices. Powerful interlocking political, financial and social forces are arrayed against women in many Southern and Western states. They are having destructive effects on women's ability to control their fertility and maintain bodily integrity and health. Poor women and women of color are disproportionately affected by restrictions on abortion services. Strategically developed interventions must be initiated and managed at every level in these localities. It is urgent to coordinate and empower individuals, multiple organizations and communities to engender effective changes in attitudes, norms, behavior and policies that will enable women to obtain reproductive health services, including abortion care. This paper describes contextual factors that continue to decimate U.S. women's right to health and, then, describes a community organizing-social action project in a number of US' states aimed at reversing the erosion of women's right to have or not to have children.

  10. Abortion in the United States' Bible Belt: organizing for power and empowerment.

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    Castle, Mary Ann

    2011-01-01

    Over the last 30 years, conservative power in the United States, financed and organized by Christian fundamentalist sects, the Catholic Church, and conservative corporate and political leadership, has become more threatening and potentially destabilizing of progressive democratic principles and practices. Powerful interlocking political, financial and social forces are arrayed against women in many Southern and Western states. They are having destructive effects on women's ability to control their fertility and maintain bodily integrity and health. Poor women and women of color are disproportionately affected by restrictions on abortion services. Strategically developed interventions must be initiated and managed at every level in these localities. It is urgent to coordinate and empower individuals, multiple organizations and communities to engender effective changes in attitudes, norms, behavior and policies that will enable women to obtain reproductive health services, including abortion care. This paper describes contextual factors that continue to decimate U.S. women's right to health and, then, describes a community organizing-social action project in a number of US' states aimed at reversing the erosion of women's right to have or not to have children.

  11. AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 Bible

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    2011-01-01

    The latest version of this perennial favorite, in-depth, reference-tutorial This top-selling book has been updated by AutoCAD guru and author Ellen Finkelstein to provide you with the very latest coverage of both AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012. It begins with a Quick Start tutorial, so you start creating right away. From there, the book covers so much in-depth material on AutoCAD that it is said that even Autodesk employees keep this comprehensive book at their desks. A DVD is included that features before-and-after drawings of all the tutorials and plenty of great examples from AutoCAD prof

  12. The Horns of Moses. Setting the Bible in its Historical Context

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    Corvol, Pierre; Römer, Thomas

    2013-01-01

    Developments in literary methodologies and archaeology have led scholars to question the traditional conception of biblical chronology and historiography. The starting point for Maximalist studies is the idea that the biblical story should simply be taken as true. However this position is indefensible from a scientific standpoint. Minimalists consider that everything began either during the Achaemenid period, around 400 years before our own era, or even later during the Hellenistic period. Th...

  13. Is Bible and Quran the true word of God, "The Economist case against addictive substance"

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    Azmat, Hayat; Saeed, Akhtar

    2012-01-01

    The use of addictive substances is one of the most critical issues facing humanity since time immemorial. The ground reality exhibits that there are direct relationship of drug use with violence, corruption, incest and numerous other immoral and corrupt activities. The present study therefore made an attempt to exhibit and highlights the policy prescription provided by economists and different religions. Towards addictive substances the policy prescription of economists are usually based on c...

  14. The Nomadic peoples of Iran. Londres, Azimut Editions, 2002, 324 p., ill., bibl.

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    2005-01-01

    Les seize textes qui composent cet ouvrage font le point des connaissances sur les principales tribus ou sociétés de pasteurs nomades d’Iran par ceux, ethnologues et géographes, qui les ont étudiées principalement dans les années 1970, qui resteront une sorte d’« âge d’or » de l’ethnologie de l’Iran. Après une introduction générale par R. Tapper et un chapitre général sur le nomadisme montagnard qui caractérise l’Iran par Eckart Ehlers, sont présentés successivement : les Bakhtiâri par Jean-P...

  15. Leadership in the world of the Bible: (De)institutionalisation as an ongoing process

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    2002-01-01

    This article discusses the development of leadership in the biblical world in light of structuration theory. The use of the structuration theory is embedded in the theoretical work of Max Weber. Max Weber distinguishes three types of authority: legal, traditional and charismatic authority. In order to differentiate between the more nurturing and the more institutionalised aspects of authority (with the innate possibility of the abuse of power), Latin, rather than Western languages, provides t...

  16. Leadership in the world of the Bible: (Deinstitutionalisation as an ongoing process

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    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses the development of leadership in the biblical world in light of structuration theory. The use of the structuration theory is embedded in the theoretical work of Max Weber. Max Weber distinguishes three types of authority: legal, traditional and charismatic authority. In order to differentiate between the more nurturing and the more institutionalised aspects of authority (with the innate possibility of the abuse of power, Latin, rather than Western languages, provides the most useful terminology. The article traces the development from auctoritas (nurturing authority to potestas (coercive power. It focuses on how authority manifested in the Near- and Middle-East, the Hellenistic Emperor Cult and early Christianity. The aim is to explain the ways in which power and authority function in society by reflecting on the development from charismatic to institutionalised leadership. The potential danger that the message of Jesus can be adapted to the power structures of the world, is highlighted. Deinstitutionalisation is a postmodern demystifying process, by means of which church and society can be restructured today.

  17. Représenter dieux et hommes dans le Proche-Orient ancien et dans la Bible

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    Pfitzmann, Fabian

    2015-01-01

    Statues divines déportées (issue de Layard, Monuments of Nineveh) Le colloque interdisciplinaire portant sur la question de la représentation des dieux et des hommes s’est tenu dans le cadre du séminaire de la chaire Milieux Bibliques, les 5 et 6 mai 2015. Ce colloque a réuni des biblistes, des assyriologues, un égyptologue, des islamologues et un psychologue invités par le Pr Römer autour de la question des représentations religieuses, qui jouent un rôle central pour l’intelligence des relig...

  18. 《圣经》中的性别歧视%The Sexual Bias in Holy Bible

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    吕玉梅

    2004-01-01

    《圣经》是人类文明史上的重要经典之一, 对西方社会产生了深远的影响,它同时开歧视女性之先河.一方面,它客观地反映了妇女极其低下的社会地位和极为悲惨的命运,表现了当时社会对妇女的歧视;另一方面,它的文本本身是从男性的视角进行创作的,也充满了对女性的歧视.《圣经》对女性的评价和观点, 成为西方基督教文化歧视女性的源头.

  19. Language Features of the Holy Bible%浅议《圣经》的语言特点

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    梁平

    2010-01-01

    既是宗教经典,又是一部古代文学经典.而由英王詹姆士一世组织翻译的钦译本对英语的语言文化产生了深远的影响.直至今日,英语学习还是无法不提及对语言的学习.本文通过对的学习和探索,在大量例证的基础上讨论了其语言的一些特点.

  20. Spinoza's Hermeneutics for Bible%斯宾诺莎的《圣经》解释学

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    周晓亮

    2013-01-01

    斯宾诺莎对《圣经》的解释是西方《圣经》解释学的重要著作.他从哲学基本原理出发,将认识论看作《圣经》解释学的本质,强调了解释《圣经》方法与认识自然方法的一致性,从而对《圣经》解释做出了现代理性主义的改造.他关于《圣经》解释的历史主义原则、文本客观性原则、文本研究的语言学维度等,都为后来解释学的发展提供了借鉴.通过解释,他揭示了《圣经》的目的不是传播知识而是要人服从,并因而主张信仰和哲学分开,两者互不干涉,表明了资产阶级启蒙思想家摆脱宗教神学束缚、实现思想自由的时代要求.

  1. A simple model to quantitatively account for periodic outbreaks of the measles in the Dutch Bible Belt

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    Bier, Martin; Brak, Bastiaan

    2015-04-01

    In the Netherlands there has been nationwide vaccination against the measles since 1976. However, in small clustered communities of orthodox Protestants there is widespread refusal of the vaccine. After 1976, three large outbreaks with about 3000 reported cases of the measles have occurred among these orthodox Protestants. The outbreaks appear to occur about every twelve years. We show how a simple Kermack-McKendrick-like model can quantitatively account for the periodic outbreaks. Approximate analytic formulae to connect the period, size, and outbreak duration are derived. With an enhanced model we take the latency period in account. We also expand the model to follow how different age groups are affected. Like other researchers using other methods, we conclude that large scale underreporting of the disease must occur.

  2. On the Holy Bible & its Interpretation by Kant%康德论圣经及其诠释

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    2015-01-01

    康德从实践理性对于德福相配的要求出发,论证了“道德必然导致宗教”的命题,提出了唯一的理性宗教或曰道德宗教,并力图以此来解释之前已经实存的“历史性的信仰”,首先就是圣经.因为圣经作为神圣启示的记载,为历史性的信仰提供了持久的、普遍的规范,起着维系信仰存续的纽带作用.但是,圣经本身除了包含着道德性的内核之外,也包含着许多作为道德信仰之工具和载体的、与道德无关甚至与道德相悖的历史性内容,因而必须由哲学对圣经做出合乎道德或者有利于道德的诠释.康德不仅自己着手进行了这样的诠释,而且在此基础上提出了哲学诠释圣经的四条基本原理.在康德看来,这样的诠释能使教会信仰减弱其历史性的、特殊的成分,无限接近唯一的真正宗教,并使教会成为一个普遍的伦理共同体,这样的伦理共同体就是“上帝的国”.

  3. Imagined Religious Communities and the “Culture of Bible-Readers”: Hinduism’s Challenge to European Religious Studies

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper will discuss the challenges posed by modern conceptions of Hinduism - in particular Heinrich von Stietencron’s conception of a “collection of religions” and Romila Thapar’s application of Benedict Anderson’s theory of “imagined communities” to Hinduism-to the European style of religious studies, particularly at the undergraduate level.

  4. Sosiologiese en antropologiese insigte en die studie van die Hebreeuse Bybel: 'n Bestekopname1

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    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Sociological and anthropological insights and the study of the Hebrew Bible: A review. This article reviews the main trends in the social-scientific study of the Hebrew Bible. It focuses on the following central issues: the theoretical principles underlying this approach, anthropologists and the Hebrew Bible, the Hebrew Bible and comparative anthropology, anthropological evidence from African cultures, and the Hebrew Bible in social-scientific research: perils and prospects.

  5. The Correlation Between Chronicles of Narnia and the Holy Bible%纳尼亚王国传奇与《圣经》的相关性

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    陈双眉

    2007-01-01

    C.S.刘易斯所作的纳尼亚王国七部传奇是从另一个角度对基督教《圣经》的阐释.这七部传奇中体现了基督教的多种精神,纳尼亚王国传奇是儿童童话冒险版《圣经》.

  6. Spinoza's Historical Criticism and Interpretation to the Bible%斯宾诺莎对圣经的历史批判与诠释

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    田海华

    2008-01-01

    斯宾诺莎的,在圣经诠释历史上堪称是里程碑式的著作.他通过质疑作为真理之标准与公众法律之来源的圣经,倡导思想、言说与著述的自由.他对圣经研究最具原创性的贡献,并不在于其探求真理所坚持的理性主义标准,而在于对圣经文本自身及其内容所进行的历史理解.本文将简介斯宾诺莎对圣经诠释的历史批判方法,并兼及述评.

  7. Monique LE PELLEY FONTENY (dir.), ADOLPHE ET GEORGES GIRAUDON. UNE BIBLIOTHEQUE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE cat. expo, Paris, Somogy, 2005, 230 p., 175 ill., bibl., ind.

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    L'histoire des agences photographiques commence à sortir de l'ombre. À ce défrichage, le catalogue consacré à l'histoire de la maison Giraudon, qui joua un rôle essentiel dans la diffusion de la photographie d'oeuvres d'art en France à partir de 1877, apporte une contribution précieuse et remarquablement documentée. Dans un essai liminaire, repris du catalogue D'après l'antique (musée du Louvre, 2000), Catherine Mathon et Hélène Pinet proposent une étude synthétique de la reproduction photogr...

  8. "The Chosen" in Old Testament of the Bible%《圣经·旧约》中的“被拣选者”

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    2011-01-01

    "拣选"是《圣经.旧约》中一个重要的概念。一部《旧约》就是神不断"拣选"的历史,也是众多被拣选者的历史。被神"拣选"的对象主要有四类:敬神远恶者、弱小卑微者、女人(尤其是不孕的女子)和异族。他们或是神给世人树立的榜样,或是神迹的见证者,而神迹的显示使神的存在更加权威、更加具体,从而显出神的大能,让愚顽不化的人转心向神。所有被拣选者,都是神用来救赎人类的工具。%Choosing is an important conception in the Old Testament.The Old Testament describes not only the history of God's choosing but also that of those who were chosen by God.The objects "chosen" by God are the godliness,the humble,women(especially infertile women) and foreign race.They are examples set up by God for earthling,or witnesses of miracles.The work of miracles makes existence of God more authoritative and more concrete,thus shows God's mightiness,and makes the stupid convert to God.Those who were chosen are all tools of God's salvation of human kind.

  9. Relevance Theory as an approach to interpreting the Bible for children: The Lucan version of the Lord�s Prayer as a test case

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    Annette H. Evans

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Recent research has demonstrated that children are sensitive to the underlying causal structureof the world and seek to form new causal representations at a much earlier age than hadpreviously been supposed. Modern scientific understanding of the evolution of life conflictswith the biblical representation of earth as the centre of the world, and of human beings as theimago Dei. Consequently, young children frequently experience cognitive dissonance whenexposed to biblical texts. Two previous pilot studies utilising specifically designed illustratedbooklets demonstrated that children respond more readily to a text that is relevant to their owncultural context. This article tests the possibility of presenting a universally relevant biblicaltext (Lk 11:2b�4 to young children in a form that does not conflict with modern science andtakes aspects of recent research on child psychology into account.Intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary implications: In our postmodern culturalcontext children tend to experience cognitive dissonance when exposed to biblical texts,and consequently lose interest. This article proposes that by presenting the biblical contentin accordance with Relevance Theory, and in coherence with recent scientific explanatorytheories, the interest of the children may be sustained.

  10. Une histoire du cheval. Art, techniques, société. Arles, Actes Sud, 2004, 232 p., 130 ill. coul., glossaire, bibl., index.

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    Bromberger, Christian

    2007-01-01

    Ouvrage de référence, magnifiquement documenté et illustré, qui campe son sujet dans toute son extension historique et géographique, des premières formes de domestication aux clubs équestres contemporains, en passant par l’Antiquité, l’Europe féodale, la Renaissance et la « centaurisation du nouveau monde », l’Europe des Lumières et les 19e et 20e siècles. Dans l’histoire des techniques équestres, le monde iranien occupe une place de choix dont le livre donne une juste mesure : dans l’Antiqui...

  11. Choreophobia. Solo Improvised Dance in the Iranian World. Costa Mesa (CA), Mazda Publishers (Bibliotheca Iranica), 1999, X-235 p., ill., bibl., index.

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    Digard, Jean-Pierre

    2010-01-01

    Danseur, chorégraphe et fondateur de l’AVAZ International Dance Theater, l’A. a obtenu le premier Ph. D. en Histoire et théorie de la danse à l’Université de Californie, Riverside, où il enseigne la danse iranienne. Il livre aujourd’hui la première étude de quelque envergure sur la danse (raqṣ) dans le monde iranien, dominée, selon lui, par la danse improvisée en solo et par l’ambiguïté dont elle est inséparable : cette forme de danse, en effet, tout en étant la plus populaire et la plus prat...

  12. The Oral Background of Persian Epics. Storytelling and Poetry. Leiden-Boston, Brill, 2003, Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures, vol. XXVI, 191 p., bibl., index.

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    Gaillard, Marina

    2005-01-01

    C’est avec un souci de méthodologie très appréciable que l’A. aborde la question difficile de l’influence de l’oralité sur la genèse et l’évolution de la tradition persane épique. Prenant pour point de départ l’Oral-Formulaic Theory (voir les travaux d’A. B. Lord et d’A. Parry et les récentes études d’O. M. Davidson), elle en propose une approche alternative, définissant un Oral Performance Model composé d’un ensemble de critères formels et thématiques. Ce modèle est élaboré à partir de l’étu...

  13. Analysis on the King Image in the Hebrew Bible%希伯来圣经中的国王形象分析

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    游伟

    2013-01-01

    希伯来圣经首先是一部宗教正典,其意识形态性压倒一切,上帝至上的思想渗透于字里行间,上帝耶和华是理所当然的主人公.国王作为耶和华与人之间的中介者,作为上帝在人间的代表,其地位自然要居于上帝之下,其从属性不言而明.国王形象的从属性决定了其不完美性.希伯来圣经中国王形象的不完美性集中体现在两点:一是缺乏政治智慧,二是违犯诫律.国王们身上的缺点又为他们人生的悲剧性埋下了伏笔.希伯来圣经中国王形象的悲剧性也集中体现在两点:一是奋力挣扎与注定失败的命运悖论;二是违背诫律与遭受惩罚的必然因果.希伯来圣经中国王形象的从属性、不完美性和悲剧性的内在逻辑为国王形象的从属性决定了其不完美性,其不完美性又决定了其悲剧性.

  14. 拜伦的《希伯来歌曲》与《圣经》%Byron's Hebrew Melodies and the Bible

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    梁工

    2001-01-01

    抒情诗集的大部分篇章取材于,是拜伦借鉴古代题材为现实服务的成功范例.这批诗歌体现出"拜伦式英雄"的英雄气概和悲观绝望色彩,对欧洲各国的民族解放运动示以深切的同情,并对侵略压迫和专制暴政进行了严厉抨击.

  15. Where can I find consolation? A theoretical analysis of the meaning of consolation as experienced by job in the Book of Job in the Hebrew Bible.

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    Roxberg, Åsa; Brunt, David; Rask, Mikael; da Silva, António Barbosa

    2013-03-01

    The aim of the study was to explore the meaning of consolation as experienced by Job in the Book of Job and as presented in literature and how consolation relates to suffering and care. The study's theoretical design applied Ricoeur's view on phenomenology and hermeneutics. The resulting themes were as follows: consolation that is present, that originates in confrontation, that keeps suffering at a distance, that does not alleviate suffering, that originates in experience from giving comfort, and that facilitates a change of perspective. The authentic and caring consolation accepts the sufferer's incomprehensible "otherness" but however provides no answers about how to console.

  16. On the Hebrew Medical Culture in the Holy Bible%《圣经》中希伯来医学文化探析

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    马月兰

    2008-01-01

    医学文化是希伯来文明的重要组成部分,是世界非物质文化遗产.在圣经时代,希伯来人的医学与宗教紧密结合.一些宗教戒律逐渐演变成希伯来的民俗年口传统文化.希伯来人治疗心理疾病主要通过宗教仪式和祈祷求得上帝的拯救;在保健和预防疾病方面是保持圣洁.犹太教的一些戒律具有养生保健作用.犹太教在希伯来医学的发展中打下了深刻的烙印.

  17. 希伯来语圣经中描述的以色列宗教%Israelite Religion as Described in the Hebrew Bible

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    陈贻绎

    2009-01-01

    本文立足于希伯来语圣经的文本和一些考古发现,介绍了古代以色列人宗教的方方面面,包括这个宗教的神的地域性、嫉妒性、报复性等人性、以色列神谱的组成,以色列人对死去人的崇拜和偶像崇拜,百姓的宗教和官方理想化宗教的区别、冲突和协调,以及申命派的宗教改革所导致的以色列宗教后来的发展变化,及其和后来犹太教和基督教的桥梁.

  18. 西方马克思主义与希伯来圣经阐释%Western Marxism and the Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible

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    罗兰·博尔; 薛春美

    2011-01-01

    西方马克思主义何以影响希伯来圣经的研究?我们通过诸如诺曼·戈特瓦尔德和大卫·乔布林等学者的创作可窥一斑.两位学者通过其采用的马克思主义辩证法实现这种影响,该辩证法演绎出矛盾、阶级冲突、意识形态和生产方式.戈特瓦尔德的创作特征是一系列富有成果的矛盾因素:平淡如水的叙事风格和充满激情的内容、纳贡的生产方式和共产社会的生产方式、资本主义和民主社会主义,以及科学编史和乌托邦的创作.乔布林从早期的结构主义阶段转向以解放主义诠释学为核心的马克思主义后现代结构主义.本文的基本悖论即通过第一世界的批评家理论来表达超出此语境的政治问题.这些问题显示出“晚期”资本主义范围内的圣经批评所面临的对抗因素和阶级冲突.

  19. Miracles in the Hebrew Bible and Contemporary Jewish Thoughts%《希伯来圣经》中的神迹与现代犹太思想

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    葛淑珍

    2011-01-01

    中有很多关于神迹的描写,这些神迹被后世学者进行了不同的注解和诠释,奠定了犹太集体意识中理解神迹的基础.中的神迹对现代犹太思想有着一定的影响,开拓出宗教文化独到的认识,推动了现代犹太哲人思想的孕育.神迹在建构犹太集体记忆中都有着举足轻重的作用,是犹太文化史的一面旗帜.

  20. 希伯来圣经先知书中的“上帝”%"God" in Prophets of Hebrew Bible

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    杨慧

    2011-01-01

    一般认为,基督教摒弃了犹太教狭隘的民族主义而形成自己独特的普世思想.但是这种笼统的看法忽略了犹太教后期发展起来的“第二以赛亚”思潮.“巴比伦之囚”后的以色列,发展出两种截然不同的宗教观、民族观和上帝观,圣经先知书充分勾勒出了这两种观念.比较这两种思潮,不仅有助于发掘基督教普世思想的源头,对犹太教有一个更为清晰的认识,而且对当今世界日益尖锐的民族矛盾与宗教冲突有一个更为客观的评价.

  1. Does the Christian worldview provide a place for the law of attraction? (Part 2: An apologetic evaluation of the way the Bible is used in promoting this idea

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    Dani�l J. Maritz

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This article investigates the biblical motivation that is given for the secular idea of the so-called spiritual law of attraction to become part of Christian doctrine. In 2010 Pastor At Boshoff of the Christian Revival Church (CRC preached two sermons on the law of attraction in which he claimed it as a powerful principle in the Word of God. According to him this biblical �law� provides human beings with physical manifestations of their thoughts and words. The idea to create one�s own favourable future through the law of attraction flows from a New Age worldview and is similar to the positive confession doctrine taught by popular Word of Faith teachers. Boshoff�s claim regarding the law of attraction cannot be deduced from the key Scripture passages he uses, which reflects an unfounded use of Scripture to promote this idea.Intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary implications: The article challenges the secular infiltration of the Law of Attraction in the church. This is important since the so-called Law of Attraction was preached by Pastor A. Boshoff of the CRC. Many of his listeners embrace his teaching although it reflects a poor exposition and application of Scripture.

  2. 《圣经》文化影响下的《鲁滨孙历险记》%Robinson Crusoe: Influenced by the Bible

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    孔镭

    2010-01-01

    文化对的影响是非常显著的,但历来相关研究并不多见.本文从原型批评和意象阐释的角度出发,通过分析作品中来自的原型和意象,来进一步探讨文化对的深刻影响.其中,原型部分主要包括叙事结构原型、主题原型和人物形象原型,意象部分主要包括荒岛意象、水的意象、劳动的意象等.

  3. Oor die Bybel, Bybellees en etiek: in gesprek met Gerrie Snyman

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    J. H. van Wyk

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    Full Text Available On the Bible, Bible reading and ethics: in debate with Gerrie Snyman Without doubt Gerrie Snyman produced a book which attests to an existential grappling with questions about Christian faith, the Bible and understanding of the Bible. The author refers to apart- heid, women in office and homosexual persons as examples of misunderstanding and misuse of the Bible. He advocates a re- interpretation of the Bible in which the authors (of the Bible, the context of the authors, the context of the first and the context of the modern readers be taken into account fully. The classic way of reading the Bible is outdated and should be exchanged for a more critical approach to the Bible. The author of this article investigates the question as to whether Snyman is not guilty of a naïve form of rationalism and relationism.

  4. Dyed Yarns And Dolphin Skins

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    Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer

    2014-01-01

    In the Hebrew Bible, there are a remarkable number of texts dealing with temple building, temple furnishing and temple ritual. One would think that with the staggering amount of detailed descriptions offered in these texts a reconstruction of Hebrew Bible temples and ritual should be fairly...... a solution to these questions by comparing Hebrew Bible temple texts with other ANE temple texts and by reading the Hebrew Bible temple texts through the lens of cultural memory studies....

  5. Leo Straus Misreading of Spinoza's Way of Interpreting Bible%利奥·施特劳斯对斯宾诺莎解经方法的误读

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    黄启祥

    2014-01-01

    施特劳斯认为,斯宾诺莎在解读《圣经》时没有真正贯彻他提出的以经解经的原则,因为斯宾诺莎借助历史资料来解读《圣经》,引入外部原则整理《圣经》,对于《圣经》中各主题事物的定义超出了《圣经》的范围,由《圣经》本质上的不可理解性得出必须根据《圣经》理解《圣经》,并且超越《圣经》作者的本意去理解这些作者.施特劳斯的这些批评其实是对斯宾诺莎解经方法的误读.

  6. An analysis on The Mill on the Floss from the perspective of archetypes in the Bible%从圣经原型角度分析《弗洛斯河上的磨坊》

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    韩晓华

    2007-01-01

    乔治·爱略特生活在19世纪基督教思想盛行的时代.她的小说处处可见其基督教思想的痕迹.无论从人物还是语言方面都可以在中找到原型.这部小说体现了爱略特"博爱"的基督教思想和作为一个作家的"以道德诲人的"强烈的责任感和使命感.

  7. A Brief Commentary on Spread and Value as Cultural Heritage of Shujing ( Bible of Books)%简论《书经》的流传及文献价值

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    张道勤

    2004-01-01

    是相传经孔子删订的儒家经典,秦焚书后仅传29篇.该书在长期流传中出现了今古文之争和真伪之辨.因此,有必要论述其流传历史、两汉至清学人的研究概况及其文献价值.

  8. Seignobos, Christian & Thys, Éric, eds. -- Des taurins et des hommes. Cameroun, Nigeria. Paris, Éditions de l'Orstom, 1998, 400 p., bibl. (« Latitudes 23 »).

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    2003-01-01

    Sans rapport avec Des bêtes et des hommes publié en hommage à André-Georges Haudricourt, et portant sur les relations de l'homme à l'animal de part et d'autre des Pyrénées, les africanistes nous proposent à leur tour Des taurins et des hommes, un très bel ouvrage qui rend hommage à l'animal et aux sociétés d'autres Suds : le Cameroun et le Nigeria. Des taurins et des hommes nous invite à un double niveau de lecture. Le premier correspond au plaisir de parcourir ce beau livre, de couleu...

  9. On Hebrew Nation's Aesthetic Tendencies of Song of Songs in the Bible%《圣经·雅歌》中希伯来审美取向探析

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    马月兰

    2010-01-01

    作为中的爱情诗集,中蕴涵着希伯来民族独特的审美思想.总体来看,呈现出复合型的审美特征,并流露出世俗美与崇高美、外表美与内在美、自然美与艺术关相结合的审美旨趣.审美取向的独特之处在于,诗人常以自然之物为载体的象征性思维,运用诸多意象,诉诸非视觉性感觉,再现主人公完美的价值,激发读者的想象力.这些审美取向表征了希伯来人与自然的深厚情感,体现了他们对和谐、健康的理想性生存状态的追求,对人性的崇尚、对人生幸福的渴望和对自身生命的探求.

  10. 《希伯来圣经》乱伦叙事的文学伦理学批评%An Ethical Literary Interpretation of the Incest Narrative in The Hebrew Bible

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    李滟波

    2015-01-01

    《希伯来圣经》记载了很多关于古代以色列民族伦理观念和道德生活的伦理故事,从文学伦理学批评的视角看,其叙事的性质是伦理的.其中,罗得女儿们与父亲的血亲乱伦和儿媳他玛与公公犹大的姻亲乱伦,无疑是她们在特定伦理环境下为延续家族血脉而做出的无奈的伦理选择;大卫王与乌利亚之妻拔示巴的通奸罪引发了长子暗嫩与同父异母妹妹他玛的血亲乱伦和押沙龙与父王之嫔妃们的姻亲乱伦,由此导致王室家乱的伦理悲剧.《希伯来圣经》的叙事从一开始就与伦理道德结缘,由此形成了鲜明的伦理叙事传统,该传统深刻地影响了西方文学中的伦理书写.

  11. 《圣经》的阐释与西方对待希伯来传统的态度%The Hermeneutics of The Bible and Hebrew Tradition

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    刘意青

    2003-01-01

    从上个世纪中期起西方兴起了把《圣经》文本明确地作为一部文学名著来进行研究的势头,到80年代进入了高潮,并形成一个新的学科.但是《圣经》的文学阐释研究不是孤立的学科,它与始自马修·阿诺德的西方对希伯来传统的看法有着千丝万缕的联系.本文试图把这个新研究方向置于希伯来和希腊两大传统对立和互动的大背景中来查看,从而揭示《圣经》的文学阐释研究不仅是西方思想文化发展的有机组成部分,而且在后现代多元思想文化的形成中发挥了重要作用.

  12. 《希伯来圣经》中的神人约——仪式、性质及团体意识%Covenant of God- Human in the Hebrew Bible: Ritual, Nature and Community Consciousness

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    王宏选

    2007-01-01

    《希伯来圣经》中神人约的订立需要举行特定的仪式.尽管立约由神一方提出,神人约的完成却需要双方的努力.神人约具有双向性,它反映了神人双方的相互需要.神人约中蕴涵着深厚的团体意识,它使以色列成为一个非常有凝聚力的民族整体.

  13. A Study of the Growth of Monotheism in The Hebrew Bible%《希伯来圣经》一神观念形成过程考论

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    王鹏

    2008-01-01

    是希伯来民族的文化经典,是犹太教的圣经,体现出了强烈的一神观思想.然而这种一神观念并非一开始就有,而是经历了自然崇拜、多神崇拜后,在迦南当地宗教观念及埃及一神思想的影响下,出于民族凝聚和生存的需要,逐渐发展成了世界上最早的系统性一神教.

  14. 在中国处境下对《希伯来圣经》家谱的跨文本阅读例证%A Cross-textual Reading of the Genealogy in the Hebrew Bible in Chinese Context

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    孟振华

    2013-01-01

    跨文本阅读《历代志上》26章记载的守门人家谱与北朝高欢的渤海高氏家谱,旨在探索在动荡的年代由家谱所反映的身份和身份认同所具有的流动性.无论在《圣经》还是中国正史中,新兴家族为了提高自身的地位和合法性,常常攀附传统名门;传统团体为了自身利益,也往往乐于接纳前者,而将血缘等问题忽略.这反映了社会历史条件对编修家谱的深刻影响.

  15. On Wisdom Education of the Ancient Israelites as Revealed inProverbs ofthe Hebrew Bible%从《圣经·箴言》看古代以色列民族的智慧教育

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    李滟波

    2016-01-01

    《希伯来圣经》是犹太民族的核心经典,蕴藏着丰富的教育思想资源,培育了无数推动人类文明进程的伟人.其中的《箴言》视智慧为一切美德的基础,其智慧教育主要体现在对年轻人追求智慧、孝敬父母、谨言慎行、仁义宽厚和勤勉精进等品德的重视和培养.追求智慧是成就一切美德的基础;孝敬父母是和谐人伦关系的智慧;谨言慎行是待人处事的智慧;仁义宽厚是为人处世的智慧;勤勉精进则是自我发展的智慧.教育者应该以培养年轻人具备这些美善的品德为教育目标.唯此,我们的教育对象才能真正成为拥有理想人格和完美人性的"完整的人".

  16. The Development of the "King" Image from the Hebrew Bible to HALEVI's Kuzari%哈列维《卡扎里》对希伯来圣经“王”形象的发展

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    陈会亮

    2015-01-01

    中世纪犹太哲人哈列维在其叙事性作品《卡扎里》中塑造了精彩的“王”的形象,该形象既是作者对希伯来圣经中“王”的形象的拓展,也是对柏拉图政治思想的完善.希伯来圣经中的王如扫罗、大卫在品性上尚有欠缺,而哈列维则期望他的“新王”既能够“心正意诚”,亦能够公正地领导和统治.哈列维的思考超越时空,具备政治哲学特有的丰富和深刻.

  17. 从《圣经》中的God到中国的"上帝"和"神"--兼论跨文化语境中的形象变异%From God in the Bible to Shangdi and Shen in China

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    李滟波

    2002-01-01

    考察中的God与中国的"上帝"和"神"各自所负载的文化内涵后发现,God在宗教形象和文化内涵上都不等同于中国的上帝或神;God进入中国文化语境后产生了形象变异:他不再是原始意义上的God,而是西方的God和中国的上帝或神相结合的一种复合体.

  18. 论《圣经》的叙事结构对《鲁滨逊漂流记》的影响%On Influence of Narrative Structure in Bible on Robinson Crusoe

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    冷和平; 姚辉

    2011-01-01

    西方文学神话框架的核心是.弗莱对有着独特的文学理解,他在狭义和广义的圣经文学下,开出一个新的研究方向--圣经与文学.对比弗莱的"U型结构"理论与,可以看出,具有典型的宗教结构形式:它通过阐释鲁滨逊的精神超越过程,探讨了西方圣经文学的精神主脉,是西方文学发展进程中的一次精神突围.

  19. Religion and Culture

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    Sabih, Joshua

    group breaks totally with the existing Arabic Bible translations that they were in the habit of using. In this translation, the previously strenuous relationship between culture and religion is flattened in a binary sets of oppositions between an unaltered Devine message preserved in ancient Bible......’ world view is paradoxically conceived as an expression God’s gift to mankind, and a demonic site of truth confusing. This paper shall argue that translating the Bible according to Jehovah’s witnesses consists of de-culturising the biblical message in order to restore its would-be-original meaning...... that is consonant with Jehovah’s ultimate design with mankind. Before producing their own Arabic translation of the Bible New World translation of the Holy Scriptures – the translation of the New Testament appeared in 1998 and of the complete Bible in 2004 – Jehovah’s Witnesses used to use the other existing Bible...

  20. Parallels in portraits of leadership in mega churches of Gauteng (RSA) and Florida (USA) / Tsietsi John Maloma

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    Maloma, Tsietsi John

    2011-01-01

    This thesis, Parallels in portraits of leadership in mega churches of Gauteng (RSA) and Florida (USA), the researcher, studied literature on church leadership with special reference to the leadership of mega churches. He researched issues relating to the nature of church leadership by exploring relevant Bible passages, the lives of certain Bible characters that the Bible presents as good but not perfect leaders, as well as relevant key theological conceptions of leadership. The study accordin...

  1. Stroke in ancient times: a reinterpretation of Psalms 137:5,6.

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    Resende, Luiz Antonio de Lima; Weber, Silke Anna Theresa; Bertotti, Marcelo Fernando Zeugner; Agapejev, Svetlana

    2008-09-01

    Stroke was probably first described in Psalms 136: 5-6 of the Catholic Bible, and Psalms 137:5-6 of the Evangelical Bible. Based on the Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, Dutch, Russian, Greek, and original Hebrew Bible, the significance of this Psalm is the invocation of a punishment, of which the final result would be a stroke of the left middle cerebral artery, causing motor aphasia and right hemiparesis.

  2. 32 CFR Appendix A to Part 154 - Investigative Scope

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    2010-07-01

    ... search that consists of a classification of the subject's fingerprints and comparison with fingerprint... documentary evidence such as early census, school, or family bible records, newspaper files and...

  3. On The Scarlet Letter

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    徐丹

    2016-01-01

    Reading The Scarlet Letter, one is mostly impressed by the spirit of The Bible the story depicted. The book chiefly discusses sin and how to atone for it. Hester Prynne is the heroine of the fiction. This paper researches her fate to illustrate the influence of The Bible to Hawthorne.

  4. 在《圣经》角度下审视霍桑在《红字》中的原罪说

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    朱瑞霞

    2010-01-01

    @@ Hawthorne is said to be a sin-haunted writer.Sin is the theme going through most of his works especially in The Scarlet Letter.In this paper, I try to analyze the theme "sin" by combining Hawthorne's view with Bible's correspondent evidence. I Hawthorne's Theory of Original Sin with Bible.

  5. 76 FR 58075 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Cervera Bible”

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    2011-09-19

    ... Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Cervera Bible'' SUMMARY: Notice is... object to be included in the exhibition ``Cervera Bible,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition... agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of...

  6. Religiosity and Music Copyright Theft among Canadian Baptist Youth

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    Fawcett, Bruce G.; Francis, Leslie J.; Henderson, Amanda J.; Robbins, Mandy; Linkletter, Jody

    2013-01-01

    This study examines the views of 706 Canadian Baptist youth (between the ages of 14 and 18 years) on the moral issue of music copyright theft, and explores the influence on these views of age, sex, Sunday church attendance, personal prayer, personal Bible reading, and conservative Bible believing. The participants were attending Springforth 2005…

  7. Justice, Benevolence, and Happiness: Encounter and Challenges in Global Legal Culture

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    Petersen, Hanne

    2011-01-01

    This article compares core texts - the Bible and The Confucian Analects - and concepts from Western and Chinese normative cultures and further discusses inspirations from Buddhist norms in Western policy.......This article compares core texts - the Bible and The Confucian Analects - and concepts from Western and Chinese normative cultures and further discusses inspirations from Buddhist norms in Western policy....

  8. Suicide and Suicide Prevention: Greek versus Biblical Perspectives.

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    Kaplan, Kalman J.

    1992-01-01

    Compares suicide in Greek tragedy and Hebrew Bible, concentrating on life situations portrayed in two sets of narratives promoting or preventing suicide. Notes frequency of suicides in Greek tragedy and infrequency of suicides in Bible. Compares stories of Narcissus and Jonah in attempt to pinpoint what is suicide-promoting in Greek narratives and…

  9. The use and origin of the (Old and New Testament as Christianity’s canon

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    Andries G. van Aarde

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This article explained the valuation of Christian believers with regard to the Christian Bible a ‘Holy Scripture’. In the article the notion ‘Scriptural authority’ was connected with an understanding of both the origin and use of the Christian canon. The article described the origin of the Bible in light of the supposition that the Bible functions as (1 book of theology, as well as (2 book of believers and as (3 book of the church. The article consisted of references to the role of the Old Testament and the New Testament canonical collections and the role of ecclesial synodal decisions. It also obtained a graphical overview of the history and dates of the New Testament writings as a canonical list. The article concluded with a reflection on the relevance for the use and authority of the Bible, seen from the perspective of the use and origin of the Bible as Christianity’s canon.

  10. Abbreviations

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    Brine, Kevin R.; Ciletti, Elena; Lähnemann, Henrike

    2013-01-01

    List of abbreviations of books of the Bible and versions of the Bible as used in this volume (according to The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., 2003, sections 15.50–54). The Jewish Bible/Old Testament Am Amos 1 Chr 1 Chronicles 2 Chr 2 Chronicles Dn Daniel Dt Deuteronomy Eccl Ecclesiastes Est Esther Ex Exodus Ez Ezekiel Gn Genesis Hg Haggai Hos Hosea Is Isaiah Jer Jeremiah Jb Job Jl Joel Jon Jonah Jo Joshua Jgs Judges 1 Kgs 1 Kings 2 Kgs 2 Kings Lam Lamentations Lv Leviticus Mal Malachi Mi ...

  11. Jung, the Pentateuch and ethics

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    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available This article reflects on the contribution� that can� be made to the interpretation of the Bible by employing the analytical psychology of Carl Jung. After some relevant biographical considerations on Jung, his view of religion and the Bible is briefly considered, followed by a look into Genesis 1-3 in terms of his distinction of archetypes. It is suggested in the conclusion that Jungian psychological Biblical criticism can lead to a changed, but fresh view on the �authority� or influence of the Bible in the lives of (postmodern human beings and their (ethical behaviour.

  12. Bibliographie

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    Barbieri Edoardo, Le Bibble italiane del Quattrocento e del Cinquecento, Milan, Editrice bibliografica, 1992. Barbizet Laure, Petit Francis, Rondeau Nathalie, Todeschini Pascaline, sous la dir. de François Dupuigrenet-Desroussilles, Textes et images dans la Bible historiée d’Antoine Vérard, mémoire de recherche de l’Enssib, juin 2004. Bedouelle Guy, Roussel Bernard, Le Temps des Réformes et la Bible, Paris, Beauchesne, 1989. Berger Samuel, La Bible au xvie siècle : étude sur les origines de...

  13. Bibliographie

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    Full Text Available Barbieri Edoardo, Le Bibble italiane del Quattrocento e del Cinquecento, Milan, Editrice bibliografica, 1992.Barbizet Laure, Petit Francis, Rondeau Nathalie, Todeschini Pascaline, sous la dir. de François Dupuigrenet-Desroussilles, Textes et images dans la Bible historiée d’Antoine Vérard, mémoire de recherche de l’Enssib, juin 2004. Bedouelle Guy, Roussel Bernard, Le Temps des Réformes et la Bible, Paris, Beauchesne, 1989. Berger Samuel, La Bible au xvie siècle : étude sur les origines de la...

  14. 由圣到俗的转化--对《圣经》《诗经》中各自民族心理特性之透视%Transformation from Holy to Popular--Perspective on the individual national psychological features in the Bible and the Book of Songs

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    范玉

    2001-01-01

    本文试从诗歌侧重颂圣、关注政治现实、抒发个体情感意志和张扬理性等层面来透视在由圣到俗的转化过程中两个民族所展现出的各自心理的特性及其联系和差异.

  15. "The Sole Correct Way Is to Formulate the Bible by Itself": Theory of Spinoza's Biblical Hermeneutics%"用《圣经》解释《圣经》是唯一正确的方式"——斯宾诺莎的《圣经》诠释学理论

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    崔永杰; 苏虹蕾

    2008-01-01

    长期以来,的解释权一直被教会权威所把持.为了正确解释,消除神学家的偏见,斯宾诺莎在对传统的解释方法及各种错误观点予以严厉驳斥的基础上,依据解释自然(解释自然在于解释自然的历史)的方法,首次明确提出了"据的历史以研究"的普遍法则.他视该方法为解释的唯一正确的方法,同时又具体剖析了该方法的"困难与缺点".斯宾诺莎的诠释学理论不仅为以后科学解释和批判奠定了基础,而且对后世诠释学的形成与发展产生了深远的影响.

  16. Izard Michel (éd.), Claude Lévi-Strauss, Éditions de L’Herne, Paris, 2004, 482 p. + 8 p. de pl. photos N&B, réf. dissém., bibl., chronol.

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    Galinier, Jacques

    2014-01-01

    Pourquoi en couverture cette pose hiératique et d’emblée fascinante d’un Lévi-Strauss en majesté, un corvidé sur l’épaule ? Associons librement : un clin d’œil au choucas emblématique d’Hermann Kafka ? Une subtile allusion à l’une des moitiés tlingit de la Côte nord-ouest, ou mieux encore tsimshian, dont l’oiseau éponyme était censé dégager du chaos primitif un ordre, et offrir aux hommes la faculté de pensée ? Ou bien encore le rappel du jeune ethnographe, immortalisé dans l’instantané d’un ...

  17. Introduction of the Bible of General Practitioner and John Murtagh%全科医生的圣经-澳大利亚版教科书《全科医学》——作者约翰·莫塔(John Murtagh)及其著作介绍

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    杨辉

    2007-01-01

    1 约翰·莫塔简介 2007年4月,全科医学迎来一个新的时刻,澳大利亚版的《全科医学》第四版由著名的美国麦格劳-希尔国际企业公司(McGraw-Hill)出版发行。这是澳大利亚和全球全科医学的盛事。中国各方面也对此书的发行表示浓厚的兴趣,并期望这本教科书的中文版能尽快在中国出版发行,丰富全科医学教育和培训的知识库,成为我国社区卫生服务和全科医学发展的一个重要培训工具。

  18. Review of Wang Lixin's Literary Studies of Hebrew Bible in the Context of Ancient Jewish History and Culture%希伯来圣经文学研究的厚重之作——评王立新的《古犹太历史文化语境下的希伯来圣经文学研究》

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    刘建军

    2014-01-01

    厚重的历史感、翔实的第一手资料和给读者以思想启迪是一部好书的基本标准.王立新教授的新书《古犹太历史文化语境下的希伯来圣经文学研究》,在对古犹太历史文化语境的深刻体味中,以翔实的第一手材料和一个严谨学者缜密的思辨,为我们重新阐释了这一历史文化乃至文学现象精深与奥秘,提出了很多新的看法与见解.应该说,这是近年来国内学术界出现的一部关于希伯来圣经文学研究的优秀著作.

  19. 谈古希伯来文学和早期基督教文学的教学定位%Restore the Bible to Its Original Position-On the Teaching Orientation of Ancient Hebrew Literature and Early Christian Literature

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    尹振球

    2005-01-01

    忽视古希伯来文学对西方文学全面而深刻的影响,是我国外国文学界长期存在的一个严重的倾向性问题.高等学校的外国文学教学应该在古希腊罗马文学与中世纪文学之间增加"古希伯来文学与早期基督教文学"一章.只有补上这条线,我们才能真正把握西方文学内在的发展脉络和精神实质.我们的外国文学研究也将由此而出现新的局面.

  20. 客观·深入·创新——王立新著作《古犹太历史文化语境下的希伯来圣经文学研究》论析%Objective, Intensive & Innovative——Review on Literary Studies of the Hebrew Bible in the Context of Ancient Jewish History & Culture by WANG Lixin

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    王鹏

    2015-01-01

    《古犹太历史文化语境下的希伯来圣经文学研究》是王立新教授的新著,运用大量翔实的历史资料对《希伯来圣经》的相关内容予以语境分析;时常引用希伯来原文,对其中一些关键字句进行语法、语义剖析;通篇以叙事学理论相贯穿,体现出文学性与系统性相结合的特征.

  1. 双希文化异同之渊源探析——以《荷马史诗》"战场"与《圣经》"园"意象为例%On Differences and Similarities between Greek and Hebrew Culture-Comparison between the Images of "the Garden" in Homer's Epics and the Bible

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    付昌玲

    2011-01-01

    通过对中"战场"意象和中"园"意象的分析可以探究希腊文化和希伯来文化的异同,"战场"意象是古希腊人善武崇战的民族性格的必然选择;"园"意象凝结了希伯来民族对美好生活的期盼.战场之开放性与园之封闭性、战场之二元对抗与园之一元和谐、战场之人欲呐喊与园之神域向往构成了"战场"意象和"园"意象的特性差异,这反映了双希文化的根本差异.

  2. The Narrative in History, Portrayal of Characters and Discourse Powers : A Cultural Poetic Analysis of King Saul and King David in Hebrew Bible%历史叙述、人物塑造与话语权力:文化诗学观照下的扫罗与大卫王形象

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    王立新

    2008-01-01

    扫罗与大卫王的形象,在希伯来的早期历史文本、和晚期历史文本中发生了重大的变化.本文作者从文化诗学的角度分析认为,其原因在于早期历史文本与晚期历史文本分属不同的叙述传统并体现着不同的历史观念.前者的编写者采用"秉笔直书"的叙史原则,后者的编写者则采用"选择性书写"的叙史原则.作者指出,正是这背后的"话语权力"改变了扫罗和大卫原初的面貌,并塑造出了大卫"虔敬、无往而不胜"的符号化形象特征.

  3. Rahvastikuteadus ja Eesti rahvastikuarengu pöördepunktid / Kalev Katus, Allan Puur

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    Katus, Kalev, 1955-2008

    2006-01-01

    Järg nr. 3 lk. 491-522. Bibl. lk. 511-521. Rahvastikuteaduse tekke- ja arenguloost, rahvastikuarengu kui iseseisva sotsiaalsüsteemi seaduspärasustest ning demograafilisest üleminekust rahvastikutaaste arenguetapina. Tabelid

  4. Ressenyes

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    Sager, Juan C.; Orero, Pilar

    2001-01-01

    Obra ressenyada: Katharina REIß, Translation Criticism. The Potentials and Limitations: Categories and Criteria for Translation Quality Assessment. Nueva York: American Bible Society & Manchester, UK: St. Jerome Publishing Co., 2000.

  5. Peccatum contra sextum Pärnu maakohtus 1740. aastatel / Mati Laur

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    Laur, Mati, 1955-

    2008-01-01

    Tervikuna ilmunud: Laur, Mati. Peccatum contra sextum vor dem Pernauer Landgericht in den 1740er Jahren // Forschungen zur baltischen Geschichte. 3/2008. Tartu, 2008, lk. 132-150. - (Humaniora: historica). - Bibl. joonealustes märkustes

  6. Dogmatic behavior among students: testing a new measure of dogmatism.

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    Altemeyer, Bob

    2002-12-01

    The study tested the validity of a new measure of dogmatism by examining university students' evaluations of the Bible. Those who believed that every word in the Bible came directly from God and that the Bible is free of any error, contradiction, or inconsistency scored much higher on this dogmatism measure than students who thought otherwise. Such "true believers" then read the 4 highly varying Gospel accounts of the resurrection of Jesus. The most dogmatic of them still insisted there were no contradictions or inconsistencies in the Bible. The less dogmatic acknowledged that contradictions and inconsistencies exist. These results reinforce those of 4 earlier studies that indicated that the new measure of dogmatism has empirical validity.

  7. Dogmatic behavior among students: testing a new measure of dogmatism.

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    Altemeyer, Bob

    2002-12-01

    The study tested the validity of a new measure of dogmatism by examining university students' evaluations of the Bible. Those who believed that every word in the Bible came directly from God and that the Bible is free of any error, contradiction, or inconsistency scored much higher on this dogmatism measure than students who thought otherwise. Such "true believers" then read the 4 highly varying Gospel accounts of the resurrection of Jesus. The most dogmatic of them still insisted there were no contradictions or inconsistencies in the Bible. The less dogmatic acknowledged that contradictions and inconsistencies exist. These results reinforce those of 4 earlier studies that indicated that the new measure of dogmatism has empirical validity. PMID:12450346

  8. Obraz Stalina v tvortshestve A. Solzhenitsõna, V. Maksimova, J. Druzhnikova / Lucjan Suchanek ; poola keelest tõlkinud autor

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    Suchanek, Lucjan

    2002-01-01

    Bibl. märkustes, lk. 138. Stalin tegelaskujuna Aleksandr Solzhenitsõni "Esimeses ringis" ning Vladimir Maksimovi ("Kovtsheg dlja nezvanõh") ja Juri Druzhnikovi ("Angelõ na kontshike iglõ") teostes

  9. Muusika-DVD / Mart Normet

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    Normet, Mart, 1979-

    2005-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Duran Duran "Live From London", Green Day "Bullet In A Bible", Prodigy "Their Law", Ian Anderson "Ian Anderson Plays The Orchestral Jethro Tull", Alison Moyet "One Blue Voice", Terminaator "Go Live 2005", ERA "The complete ERA Video Collection"

  10. Teologie kroniek: Skrifverstaan en die Nuwe Hervorming1 Theology Chronicle: Understanding of Scripture and the �New Reformation�

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    D J Human

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available During the last decade a group of South African theologians have stirred a part of the Afrikaans ecclesiastical community with statements� and arguments on several faith issues, including the interpretation of the Bible. Adherents of the movement call themselves the New Reformation (�Nuwe Hervorming�. This theology chronicle is an attempt to touch on some hermeneutical challenges for understanding Scripture. To the Church the Bible is the norm and source of faith. Paradigm shifts have been caused by the Enlightenment and influenced the understanding of Scripture. Historical Criticism, for example, has brought multiple perspectives to the reading of biblical texts. More approaches to biblical understanding originated. For the ordinary Bible reader and believer these approaches sometimes seem to be confusing. This explanation is an attempt to create better understanding for Bible reading in our times. It concludes with a short assessment of the current role� the New Reformation movement plays in the hermeneutical debate.

  11. Solving the conundrum of Job: a probable biblical description of chronic renal failure with neurological symptoms.

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    Resende, Luiz Antonio de Lima; Kirchner, Daniel Rocco; Ruiz e Resende, Lucilene Silva

    2009-06-01

    The disease described in the Bible's Book of Job is controversial and had been of interest of theologists, psychiatrists, and dermatologists for many years. We describe several signs and symptoms compatible with chronic renal failure with neurological alterations.

  12. Choosing a Geothermal as an HVAC System.

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    Lensenbigler, John D.

    2002-01-01

    Describes the process of selecting and installing geothermal water source heat pumps for new residence halls at Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tennessee, including choosing the type of geothermal design, contractors, and interior equipment, and cost and payback. (EV)

  13. Popmuusika / Mart Juur

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    Juur, Mart, 1964-

    2006-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest "Walk The Line", "B.B. King & Friends", Green Day "Bullet In A Bible", "It's All Gone Pete Tong O.S.T.", Mogwai "Mr. Beast", Cypress Hill "Greatest Hits From The Bong", Sway "This Is My Demo"

  14. Eesti Bachelard : [retseptsioonist] / Marek Tamm

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    Tamm, Marek, 1973-

    2000-01-01

    Bibl. joonealustes märkustes. Seoses Gaston Bachelard'i teoste retseptsiooniga Eestis on artiklis nimetatud Aleksander Aspelit, Tõnu Kõivu, Haljand Udamit, Mati Unti (romaan "Sügisball") ja Mihkel Mutti

  15. An Astounding Revelation on the History of Pi.

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    Posamentier, Alfred S.; Gordan, Noam

    1984-01-01

    References to approximations of pi in the Bible and calculations of pi in the Egyptian Phind Papyrus are noted, followed by a finding of an eighteenth-century Polish rabbi about the exactness of the Biblical computation. (MNS)

  16. The Differences between Chinese and Eng-lish Cultures Reflected In the Languages

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    倪丹萍; 孙丰霞; 祝钰; 朱凡

    2008-01-01

    1. The relationship betweenculture and languageTo give the barest of definition, lan-guage is a means of verbal communica-tion. According to the Bible there on earthwas only one language and one set of wor-

  17. Lähenedes kaanonile : tüpoloogia ja tähendus / Rein Undusk

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    Undusk, Rein

    2000-01-01

    Bibl. joonealustes viidetes. 18. sept. 1998. a. Budapestis Eesti-Ungari kaanonialasel ühiskonverentsil peetud ettekanne "Approaching the canon: typology and meaning" muudatuste ja täiendustega eestikeelne variant

  18. 31 CFR 346.8 - Payment or redemption during lifetime of owner.

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    ..., electrocardiogram, or other objective findings, so that despite medical treatment breathlessness, pain, or fatigue...'s birth record (iv) Certification of Bible or other family records (v) Military, naturalization...

  19. Myths of Exile

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    The Babylonian exile in 587–539 BCE is frequently presented as the main explanatory factor for the religious and literary developments found in the Hebrew Bible. The sheer number of both ‘historical’ and narrative exiles confirms that the theme of exile is of great importance in the Hebrew Bible...... confirms that the theme of exile in the Hebrew Bible should not be viewed as an echo of a single traumatic historical event, but rather as a literary motif that is repeatedly reworked by biblical authors. Myths of Exile challenges the traditional understanding of ‘the Exile’ as a monolithic historical...... reality and instead provides a critical and comparative assessment of motifs of estrangement and belonging in the Hebrew Bible and related literature. Using selected texts as case-studies, this book demonstrates how tales of exile and return can be described as a common formative narrative...

  20. Kurja kirjanikus suurus : prestiizhi ja ideoloogia konfliktid prantsuse tuumautorite retseptsioonisSartre'i näol / Katre Talviste

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    Talviste, Katre

    2002-01-01

    Bibl. lk. 127. Kokkuvõte "The greatness of an angry writer: conflicts between prestige and ideology in the reception of French core authors - Sartre's case", lk. 360. Sartre eesti kirjanduskriitikas viimase poole sajandi jooksul

  1. Tõlkesund / Peeter Torop

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    2002-01-01

    Bibl. lk. 205-206. Kokkuvõte "Forced translation", lk. 362. Sundtõlkimisest Nõukogude Eestis. Ka August Sanga ja Ants Orase tõlketegevusest ning Ch. Baudelaire'i tõlkekogumiku "Kurja lilled" ettevalmistamisest (koost. A. Sang)

  2. Pop / Tristan Priimägi

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    Priimägi, Tristan, 1976-

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    Heliplaatidest: Manic Street Preachers "Holy Bible - 10th Anniversary Edition", Psychoterror "Freddy, löö esimesena!", Filmimuusika "Ray", Daddy G "DJ Kicks", Gwen Stefani "Love Angel Music Baby", Tarwater "The Needle Was Travelling"

  3. Istorija odnogo posvjashtshenija / Pavel Reifman

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    Reifman, Pavel, 1923-2012

    1998-01-01

    Bibl. märkustes, lk. 50. Kokkuvõte inglise k. lk. 280. Zara Mintsi ja Juri Lotmani suhetest tšehhi kirjandusteadlastega ja nende seisukohast Tšehhoslovakkia okupeerimisse Varssavi pakti riikide poolt 1968. a

  4. 77 FR 51546 - Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless

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    ... appropriate landholding agencies at the following addresses AIR FORCE: Mr. Robert Moore, Air Force Real... Alan Bible Federal Bldg. 600 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas NV 89101 Landholding Agency: GSA...

  5. Maastrichti vahetuskursi ja inflatsioonikriteeriumi täitmine nominaalse konvergentsi perioodil / John Lewis

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    Lewis, John

    2007-01-01

    Kesk- ja Ida-Euroopa riikide euroalasse vastuvõtmise kahe kriteeriumi, vahetuskursi stabiilsuse ja madala inflatsioonitaseme, samaaegse täitmisega seotud probleemidest. Tabelid. Graafikud. Ilmunud ka: Kroon & Economy, nr. 3, 2007, lk. 6-13. - Bibl. lk. 37

  6. "Master i Margarita" - teatralnõi roman? / Susanna Witt

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    Witt, Susanna

    1998-01-01

    Bibl. lk. 316. Kokkuvõte inglise k. "Master and Margarita - a theatrical novel?". ""Meister ja Margarita" - teatriromaan?". Mihhail Bulgakovi romaani "Meister ja Margarita" kahene struktuur ja ukraina rahvuslik nukuteater vertep

  7. 76 FR 37379 - Meeting of National Council on the Humanities

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    .... Reports 1. Introductory Remarks 2. Presentation on the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible by Dr. Stephen Enniss, Chief Librarian of the Folger Shakespeare Library 3. Staff Report 4. Congressional...

  8. INSIDE AND OUTSIDE STORY OF POST FEMINISM IN MARTIN AMIS?S THE PREGNANT WIDOW

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    SAMBHUNATH MAJI

    2012-01-01

    Eroticism has a wider definition. Martin Amis is the most successful postmodern British fiction writer in defining this. The Pregnant Widow is a demi-bible of polished eroticism. Every psalm of this bible beats post feministic pulse. This small excerpt will be an endeavour to conceptualize post feminism and how it is defined by Amis in his novel The Pregnant Widow. Feminism is often defined as a movement and revolution for the liberation of women. This research paper will focu...

  9. Introduction

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    Nielsen, Kirsten

    2009-01-01

    The introduction begins with a definition of normativity. Thereafter follows a presentation of the 10 articles of the book. These articles represent three areas: Reception and transformation of the Bible in literature, Reception and transformation of the Bible in philosophy, Reception and transfo...... Nissen, Marie Vejrup Nielsen (General reflections and article), Iben Damgaard, Maria Louise Odgaard Møller, Marianne Schleicher (General reflections and article), Johannes Nissen....

  10. Shakespeare’s The Tempest:An Archetypal Analysis

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    罗鹏

    2014-01-01

    The Tempest, most likely the last play written entirely by Shakespeare, parallels The Genesis of the Bible in its plot and structure. It seems that the Moses in The Genesis goes out of the bible and becomes Prospero to save people’s soul and help them out of the trouble. This article endeavors to analyze the archetypes of the drama in terms of its individual stories and overall pat-tern.

  11. Wat beteken ‘die Bybel sê’? ’n Tipologie van leserskonstrukte

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    D. J. Smith

    1991-01-01

    Full Text Available What does ‘the Bible says’ mean? A typology of reader constructs It is argued that the unity of the Bible, so important to (Reformed theology, ethics and life, is inevitably the result of constructs on the part of reader communities. A typology of such constructs is suggested, organising of ‘the Bible’ in diverse ways, in order to facilitate discussion between systematic theologians and biblical scholars.

  12. Protestant communities as mission communities / by Hyun Jin Kim

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    Community is an integrative motif and the central message of the Bible. The divine goal of history is God's establishment of community. The Triune God is the origin of community and community is the mode of existence of God. Christian community is derived from God's community. The church is a community restored by the Triune God, and so the essence of the church is Christian community. The Bible is the history of community involving the beginning of community, the destruction of community, th...

  13. Moses and the Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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    Jensen, Hans Jørgen Lundager

    2011-01-01

    Durkheim’s theory of religion with special regards to assembling, effervescence, and sharing of representation compared to the Horeb Narrative and memory as a theme in the sermons in the book of Deuteronomy (Hebrew Bible).......Durkheim’s theory of religion with special regards to assembling, effervescence, and sharing of representation compared to the Horeb Narrative and memory as a theme in the sermons in the book of Deuteronomy (Hebrew Bible)....

  14. Time in the Book of Ecclesiastes

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    Bundvad, Mette

    Uniquely within a Hebrew Bible context, the book of Qohelet engages at length with the theme of time, explicitly exploring the temporal situation of humanity. This book offers a detailed analysis of that exploration. It is argued that the narrator of Ecclesiastes, Qohelet, does not depict...... of temporal thinking in the Hebrew Bible more generally, arguing that Qohelet’s exploration of time provides an excellent entry point into this broader discussion as well....

  15. Probleme rondom die Bybel in die gereformeerde teologie: besinning vanuit ’n Christelike filosofie

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    B. J. van der Walt

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Problems with the Bible in reformed theology: reflections from a Christian philosophical perspective The motivation for undertaking this investigation is the present tension in the reformed theology and in the reformed churches in South Africa. In spite of the fact that the reformed tradition confesses the authority of the Bible, theologians and church leaders are at the moment divided on how to view and interpret the Scriptures. They disagree about the message of God’s Word in the case of topical issues, for instance whether women should be allowed in ecclesiastical offices or on what the Bible has to say about homosexuality. The author is of the opinion that these tensions in the same church are caused, not only by different methods of interpreting the Bible but, at a much deeper level, also by the way in which one views the Bible according to different worldviews. In trying to resolve these problems and the resulting conflict of opinion, a Christian philosophical approach will be taken instead of the current theological efforts.

  16. Skrifbeskouing in die lig van postmoderniteit

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    Andries G. van Aarde

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Perspective on Scripture in light of postmodernityThe aim of the article is to focus on the Reformers’ so-called “Scripture Principle” in light of the paradigm shifts from pre-modern, to modern and to postmodern theology. The “Scripture Principle” relates mainly to two notions: the Bible is God’s word in human speech and Scripture is handed to all believers who are encouraged to interpret it for themselves. In light of the perspectives on Scripture by Friedrich Schleiermacher, Karl Barth, and Rudolf Bultmann, the article discusses the “Scripture Principle” according to three positions: the Bible as book of the church; the Bible as book of believers; the Bible as book of theologians. The article advocates tolerance for users of the Bible to regard the authority of Scripture in concurrence with anyone of these positions without the hegemony of the one over the other. Yet, an overlap is an indication of postmodern theology.

  17. The Archetypes of the Characters in The Scarlet Letter

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    2015-01-01

    Nathaniel Hawthorne and his works are deeply influenced by the religion and the Holy Bible.It has many corresponding relationships between the Biblical allusions and the characters,plot and theme in the Scarlet Letter.Hawthorne gave the novel symbolic characters in order to give this symbolism novel a deeper connotation,by borrowing quite a lot of the Biblical allusions.The Scarlet Letter established Hawthorne as the most important 19th century romantic novelist in the United States.This paper attempts to analyze the characteristics and the life experience of the figures in the novel,such as Hester Prynne,Chillingworth,Dimmesdale and Pearl by using the archetypal criticism.The paper also will compare the novel to the Holy Bible so that we canfind the archetypes of the Holy Bible hidden in the Scarlet Letter.

  18. 论圣经中的家庭观

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    闫娟

    2011-01-01

    Holy Bible,also called Scripture,has always been the most faithful mate of human beings.The paper aims to describe the point of view on family in Scripture.First of all,the general introduction begins.Secondly,the opinion on the eldest son in one family and what he should do in his family.Paying much attention does not mean ignoring women,so another view on the women is raised to be discussed.Marriage is the part and parcel of families; next,the responsibilities are covered,that is,in Bible,what they should do.Bible is really a great piece of works that deserves close - reading.It' s certain that it will give you a lot of aspirations !

  19. Bybelkunde as eiesoortige teologiese dissipline binne 'n veranderende Suid-Afrikaanse konteks

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    S.J. Joubert

    1995-09-01

    Full Text Available Biblical Studies as a distinctive theological discipline within a changing South-African context. Biblical Studies balances on the dividing line between different realities: between the religious experiences expressed in the Bible and contemporary theological interpretations thereof, and between the scientific activities of modem universities and reflections on God's saving acts in history in different religious communities. Within these spheres Biblical Studies must carve out its own niche as a functionally independent theological discipline, by making its own theoretical reflections on the Bible relevant within the changing South-African context. This can be achieved through, amongst others, the study of the history and theology of the Old Testament and the New Testament, the intercultural communication of Biblical values, the exposure of students to different religions on phenomenological level, and the activation of students' creative abilities through a study of the impact of the Bible on various art forms.

  20. The Archetypes of the Characters in The Scarlet Letter

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    2015-01-01

    Nathaniel Hawthorne and his works are deeply influenced by the religion and the Holy Bible.It has many corresponding relationships between the Biblical allusions and the characters,plot and theme in the Scarlet Letter.Hawthorne gave the novel symbolic characters in order to give this symbolism novel a deeper connotation,by borrowing quite a lot of the Biblical allusions.The Scarlet Letter established Hawthorne as the most important 19 th century romantic novelist in the United States.This paper attempts to analyze the characteristics and the life experience of the figures in the novel,such as Hester Prynne,Chillingworth,Dimmesdale and Pearl by using the archetypal criticism.The paper also will compare the novel to the Holy Bible so that we can find the archetypes of the Holy Bible hidden in the Scarlet Letter.

  1. Newer insights to the neurological diseases among biblical characters of old testament

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    Mathew Stephen

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Many people over the years have studied the Bible from a medical point of view offering diagnoses for the symptoms and signs that appear to have afflicted numerous individuals in the Bible. We review the biblical characters in the Old Testament and offer newer insights to their neurological diseases. We first look at the battle between Goliath and David. Interestingly, Goliath probably suffered from acromegaly. We propose autism as a diagnosis for Samson which would precede the first known case of autism by centuries. Isaac was a diabetic, and he probably had autonomic neuropathy. Few verses from the books of I Samuel, Psalms, and Ezekiel reveal symptoms suggestive of stroke. Jacob suffered from sciatica, and the child of the Shunnamite woman in II Kings had a subarachnoid hemorrhage. These instances among others found in the Old Testament of the Bible offer newer insights on the history of current neurological diseases.

  2. History and theory of Scripture translations

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    Jean-Claude Loba-Mkole

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This article argues for the importance of Bible translations through its historical achievements and theoretical frames of reference. The missionary expansion of Christianity owes its very being to translations. The early Christian communities knew the Bible through the LXX translations while churches today still continue to use various translations. Translations shape Scripture interpretations, especially when a given interpretation depends on a particular translation. A particular interpretation can also influence a given translation. The article shows how translation theories have been developed to clarify and how the transaction source-target is culturally handled. The articles discuss some of these “theoretical frames”, namely the functional equivalence, relevance, literary functional equivalence and intercultural mediation. By means of a historical overview and a reflection on Bible translation theories the article aims to focus on the role of Africa in translation history.

  3. Interpretation of Narrative Part of Deuterocanonical Books:Take“Book of Tobit”as an Example%圣经后典的叙事解读:以《多比传》为例

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    邱永旭

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    圣经后典叙事部分的讲述方式仍然属于《旧约圣经》的叙事范畴,它与《旧约圣经》的叙事构架是统一的,因此,从圣经正典的叙事阐释框架出发,是我们更好地进入和理解圣经后典叙事的可靠途径。%The storytelling style of narrative part of Deuterocanonical Books belongs to narrative scope of Old Testament of the Bible, and its narrative structure is identical to Old Testament of the Bible. Therefore, beginning from the narrative framework of the Bible, we can have a secured better comprehension of narrative part of Deuterocanonical Books.

  4. Recent Releases.

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    popular cinema was considered off limits for serious studies of Bible and culture. Recently, however, there has been a growing understanding of how the Bible is being used in popular culture—not as a historical document or as an authoritative canon, but as part of the cultural intertext. Cinema is a vivid...... example of the role and impact of the Bible in contemporary society. In this well-theorized collection of essays the issue is treated from several angles. Using the methodology of theology, the question of the alleged escapism of popular cinema is explored. Using the methodology of media studies......, the impact of the media on religious communication is analysed. And, using the methodology of religious studies, the influence of the cinema in the creation of new religions, religious behaviour and religious institutions is investigated. In addition, the book offers fruitful analyses of the cinematic use...

  5. Shadow on the steps : time measurement in ancient Israel

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    Miano, David Ringo

    2006-01-01

    Many historians and biblical scholars have attempted to make sense of the data found in the Hebrew Bible in order to reconstruct the time measuring systems that were in use in ancient Israel. Some have been more successful than others, but all who have tackled the problem have had difficulties in understanding the systems employed. The usual approach is to ignore the fact that the Bible is a collection of various writings from various times and places and to gather all of the chronological da...

  6. When Translation Becomes a Sign of the Last Days

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    Sabih, Joshua

    and Christians can be seen in the high number of scholarly contributions. It is undeniable that these translations had a huge impact on medieval Arab-Islamic culture, its lingual, literary and religious landscapes. Modern translations of the Bible into standard Arabic and/or its vernacular varieties since 1865...... to restore its would-be-original meaning that is consonant with Jehovah’s ultimate design with mankind. Before producing their own Arabic translation of the New World translation of the Holy Scriptures – the translation of the New Testament appeared in 1998 and that of the complete Bible in 2004 – Jehovah...

  7. Att bli, att vara och att ha varit - om ingångar i och utgångar ur Jehovas vittnen i Sverige

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    Liedgren, Pernilla

    2007-01-01

    Summary To become, to be and to have been: about the  Jehovah’s Witnesses The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, in the following text referred to as the Jehovah’s Witnesses or “the organisation”, is a worldwide Christian organisation with about 6.7 million members. The organisation has many times, without any success so far, proclaimed Armageddon when they expect Jehovah to return to Earth. They interpret the Bible in their own, often very literal way, and require their members to live acco...

  8. The Marjory Stanway Collection of African Language Materials at Trinity School for Ministry

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    Susanah Hanson

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The Marjory Stanway Collection was established in 2007. The Collection has been developed to honor the efforts of the African church, and to provide a corpus for research in Bible translation. By 2009, the collection had outgrown its original alcove shelving and location, and was moved to its own room. Most of the approximately 650-volume collection is comprised of African language Bibles and prayer books, with other items such as hymnals also present.  In the present essay, three complicating factors of funding, acquisition and cataloging are discussed in turn.

  9. Biblical Spirituality and J.H. Eaton

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    Christo Lombaard

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available In this contribution, the nature of �Biblical Spirituality� as an academic discipline is reviewed from a methodological perspective. Two core aspects are indicated: the importance of ancient expressions of faith (spiritualities in the Bible, and the importance of modern expressions of faith (spiritualities as they draw on the Bible. Based on this framework, as a first application of such a nature within the field of Biblical Spirituality, the relevant publications of an Old Testament scholar are evaluated; in this case, those of J.H. Eaton. Such an analysis opens an arena for discussion on whether this model of Biblical Spirituality holds promise for wider application.

  10. Jung, the Pentateuch and ethics

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    Eben Scheffler

    2004-01-01

    This article reflects on the contribution� that can� be made to the interpretation of the Bible by employing the analytical psychology of Carl Jung. After some relevant biographical considerations on Jung, his view of religion and the Bible is briefly considered, followed by a look into Genesis 1-3 in terms of his distinction of archetypes. It is suggested in the conclusion that Jungian psychological Biblical criticism can lead to a changed, but fresh view on the �authority� or influence of t...

  11. Hermeneutiek, Schriftgezag en Triniteit

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    B. Wentsel

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available Hermeneutics, the authority of Scripture and the Trinity of God In order to evaluate a scholarly theological publication any student has to be conversant with the philosophical, confessional and social-contextual suppositions (prejudices, apriori’s, the so-called “glasses” forming the background and frame of interpretation as applied by the author. The presence of suppositions is sometimes predominate and clear, sometimes subordinate and hidden. H. Berkhof for instance, applies at least six sets of apriori’s in his interpretation of the Bible (see Christelijk geloof – 1973. Underlying the use of these interpretative “glasses” a student has to locate the deepest religious source, the point of departure. Apriori’s can, however, be bad and good. The author of this article is convinced of the necessity of applying at least twelve suppositions in the interpretation of the Bible. In this article the following suppositions will thus be stressed: (1 The Bible is considered as the book of Gods revelation. (2 The fact that the Holy Spirit inspired prophets, apostles, evangelists and collectors (= theopneustia is supported. (3 The term “Word of God” has a specific meaning as Logos of creation, prophecy, commandment, gospel and so on. (4 The supposition that the Bible is the book of God’s covenant implies that the berit is uniting all the different books and all loci of the Christian faith. (5 In order to interpret the Bible in a just way it is necessary to be reborn. (6 The right balance between the value of the Old and the New Testament should be upheld. It should also be confessed that Jahweh (= He is present for us is the triune God. (7 The normativity of the whole Bible should be acknowledged in relation to the main contours of God’s revelation (and not only in isolated texts and even in relation to changing cultural background of the Pésachfeast, the sacrifice-torah and the structure of the covenant. (9 In our interpretation

  12. Entre salmos e parábolas: Leitura bíblica a partir da análise teológico-literária

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    Hugo Fonseca Alonso Junior

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses the theological and literary analysis of biblical texts. To do so, it uses the contributions of literary critics and theologians whose researches have focused on the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Bibles. Such texts are considered an essential literal heritage to understand human life in our time. In addition, they represent guidance for religious life (Jewish and Christian, which, in turn, is expressed in various literary forms.As a theological and literary experimentation, the development of this article ends with the observation of poetry in the biblical texts and poetry of this wellspring of ambiguity, concluding with a reading of the text of Job.

  13. Inside-Outside

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    Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer

    2014-01-01

    The present article explores the concept of domestic space in biblical memory with special focus on domestic space as liminal space in a field of tension between the binaries inside-outside and safety-danger. In the Hebrew Bible, domestic space is primarily portrayed as safe and sheltered space...... and as the core locus for hospitality, but at the same time the Hebrew Bible stresses that although domestic space is tied to the activities of women, women are not in fact entitled to offer hospitality....

  14. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF AMERICAN MISSIONERS FOR ARMENIANS IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE / OSMANLI DEVLETI’NDE AMERIKAN MISYONERLERININ ERMENILERE YÖNELIK EĞITIM FAALIYETLERI

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    Dr. Yahya BAĞÇECİ

    2008-01-01

    Although missionary is acceptable for all universalreligions, Christians and Christianity come to one’s mindwhen missionary is called. The reason of this is themeaning that is put into the word “mission” according tothe conditions and these meaning’s made based on theHoly Bible. The missionary is the subject that handled as“teaching the Bible, bringing the people who are notChristian in Christianity” is also an actual issue today.A great many missionary organizations wereestablished for sprea...

  15. "Vältimatud nuhtlused" : August Komendant, Louis I. Kahn ja arhitektuuri ning insenerikunsti keerulised suhted / Thomas Leslie

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    Leslie, Thomas

    2006-01-01

    Artikkel põhineb Thomas Leslie Kuressaares Louis Kahni päevadel peetud ettekandel. Louis Kahni koostöös August Komendandiga projekteeritud hoonetest pikemalt Richardsi Meditsiiniliste Uuringute laboratooriumist, Salki bioloogianistituudist (1959-1965, La Jolla, Kalifornia) ja Kimbelli kunstimuuseumist (1966-1972, Texas, Fort Worth). Bibl. lk. 75

  16. On the Cultural Input in College English Lexical Teaching

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    YAN Feng-xia; WANG Li-ping

    2014-01-01

    Culture impacts the comprehension of semantic meanings. Based on the interrelationship between language, culture and Input Hypothesis, the author illustrates how to enhance cultural input in College English lexical teaching from the aspects of word origins, Bible and Greek Mythology, original English movies, TV programs and contrastive study between Chinese and western cultural patterns.

  17. The Symbol of Heart in Bogdan Igor Antonych’s Poetry

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    Дмитрів, Ірина Іванівна

    2016-01-01

    The article studies the peculiarities of the symbol of heart in the works of Bogdan Ihor Antonych. The paper provides the description of levels symbolization of this image in the poetry of B. Ihor Antonych and its interpretation from the viewpoint of the Bible Studies. The research proves that the poet was influenced by the cordocentral mentality of Grygoriy Skovoroda and Pamfil Yurkevych.

  18. Teaching about the Historical Jesus: Scholarship, Context, and Balance

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    Robbins, Christopher A.

    2011-01-01

    Many young college students in Florida tend to view the image of Jesus exclusively from a theological perspective. That image is produced by church services, religious study groups, or popular culture--all of which use the Bible as their primary source. The historical figure of Jesus is essentially unknown to most students. When the best scholars…

  19. Adoption in ancient times

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    Bisha Eugena

    2015-01-01

    Since in ancient times, in all human cultures, children transfered from biological parents to parents that want them to create family, for political alliances, for inheritance, for a future marriage, or to care for elderly parents. The practice of adoption was fairly common in different places and periods. Adoption is mention on Bible and Quran. Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Babylonians had adoption systems.

  20. The First Six Days of The Universe

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    Carmeli, Moshe

    2000-01-01

    The early stage of the Universe is discussed and the time lengths of its first six days, as well as its age, are given. There seems to be no contradiction with the Bible's ascertain that the Universe was created in six days.

  1. Christian prophecy and nuclear power. Christliche Prophetie und Nuklearenergie

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    Philberth, B.

    1980-01-01

    In this literary paper the author, a Catholic nuclear physicist, compares the facts of nuclear and military technology point by point with the prophecies of the Bible. He describes the progressive development towards disaster and gives a modern interpretation of the apocalypse. The enormous nuclear events concern everybody; everyone must make the last decision alone.

  2. Religion and Attitudes toward Divorce Laws among U.S. Adults

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    Stokes, Charles E.; Ellison, Christopher G.

    2010-01-01

    This study examines religious differences in attitudes toward divorce laws among U.S. adults. Using pooled data from the 2000-2006 NORC General Social Surveys (N = 5,683), we find that frequency of religious attendance and belief that the Bible is the Word of God are strong predictors of support for stricter laws governing divorce. Indeed, these…

  3. Fundamentals of convolutional coding

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    2015-01-01

    Fundamentals of Convolutional Coding, Second Edition, regarded as a bible of convolutional coding brings you a clear and comprehensive discussion of the basic principles of this field * Two new chapters on low-density parity-check (LDPC) convolutional codes and iterative coding * Viterbi, BCJR, BEAST, list, and sequential decoding of convolutional codes * Distance properties of convolutional codes * Includes a downloadable solutions manual

  4. Kõrghariduspoliitika läbi Bourdieu prillide / Mikko Lagerspetz

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    Lagerspetz, Mikko

    2001-01-01

    Rets. rmt. : Tomusk, Voldemar. The blinding darkness of the enlightenment : towards the understanding of post state-socialist higher education in Eastern Europe. - Turku : Turun yliopisto, 2000. 311 lk. : ill. - (Koulutussosiologian tutkimuskeskuksen raportit = Research unit for the sociology of educatio (RUSE) research report, 1235-9114 ; 53). - Bibl. : lk. 295-311

  5. Jaap van Praag

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    Gasenbeek, A.

    2007-01-01

    PRAAG, JAAP VAN (1911-1981), Dutch organizer and theoretician of organized HUMANISM. Jaap van Praag was born on May 11, 1911, in Amsterdam. He grew up in a secular Jewish and socialist family. Mainly through his mother and by much reading he acquired considerable knowledge of the Bible. He studied D

  6. Political and Legal Theory in Judaism.

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    Leiser, Burton M.

    1984-01-01

    How rabbinic Judaism interprets the following laws and doctrines from the Bible is examined: the seven mitzvot of the Sons of Noah, laws of war, doctrines concerning the administration of justice, and political organization according to Abravenel. Spinoza's contribution to modern political thought is described. (RM)

  7. Feminine IndividuaI Consciousness in Dickinson's Religious Poems%Feminine Individual Consciousness in Dickinson's Religious Poems

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    王鑫

    2008-01-01

    @@ According to feminist criticism,the roots of prejudice against women have long been embedded in Western culture.The Bible's narration oforiginal sin canbe arIexample.The societies generally agree with Aristode's assertion that "the female is female by virttle ofa certain lack of qualifies."

  8. Best of 2008: Magazines

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    Black, Steve

    2009-01-01

    This article presents the 10 best new magazines of 2008. They are: (1) BBC Knowledge; (2) Bible Study Magazine; (3) Culture: The Word on Cheese; (4) Food Network Magazine; (5) Lapham's Quarterly; (6) Miller-McCune; (7) NCAA Champion; (8) Science Illustrated; (9) Strategy; and (10) World Affairs. These magazines have in common the potential to…

  9. Pamjat teksta i tekst kak pamjat / Ülle Pärli

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    Pärli, Ülle

    1999-01-01

    Bibl. lk. 194. Kokkuvõtted eesti k. "Teksti mälu ja tekst kui mälu" ning inglise k. "The memory of a text and text as a memory", lk. 194-195. Jossif Brodski luuletusest "Järelsõna valmile" ("Posleslovije k basne")

  10. Väärtused Theognise luulekogumikus Corpus Theognideum / Martin Suuroja

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    Suuroja, Martin

    2002-01-01

    Bibl. lk. 1413-1414. Kokkuvõte "Values in Theognis' collection of poems Corpus Theognideum", lk. 1537-1538. Theognise (552-549) luulekogumiku põhjal analüüsitakse Kreeka ühiskonnas domineerinud väärtusi

  11. Censoring the Sources.

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    Cohen, Barbara

    1986-01-01

    This narrative of events leading to the publication of "Molly's Pilgrim" in a third grade textbook by the Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishing Company illustrates the types of censorship exercised by textbook publishers in response to public pressure. Revisions of the story to avoid mentioning God and the Bible are described. (EJS)

  12. Was Weber Wrong? A Human Capital Theory of Protestant Economic History. PEPG/07-04

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    Becker, Sascha O.; Wohmann, Ludger

    2007-01-01

    Max Weber attributed the higher economic prosperity of Protestant regions to a Protestant work ethic. We provide an alternative theory, where Protestant economies prospered because instruction in reading the Bible generated the human capital crucial to economic prosperity. County-level data from late 19th-century Prussia reveal that Protestantism…

  13. Religion Education Teaching in Zimbabwe Secondary Schools: The Search for an Authentic Values-Oriented Multi-Faith Religion Education Pedagogical Model

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    Ndlovu, Lovemore

    2014-01-01

    Religion Education teaching in post-independence Zimbabwe has remained bible-oriented and confessional at a time when most Religion Education stakeholders expect an "open", plural and authentic multi-faith Religion Education curriculum. Despite curriculum innovation initiatives aimed at introducing new approaches such as experiential…

  14. Developing Ethical Knowledge in the Spirit of Judaism

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    Shapira-Lishchinsky, Orly

    2012-01-01

    This study attempts to describe Jewish teachers' perceptions about their ethical dilemmas based on stories derived from the Bible. Sixty teachers were asked to submit descriptions of their ethical dilemmas to the study website; submissions were then discussed in focus groups. The findings were grouped by the ATLAS.ti into five categories: Telling…

  15. Suurlinnade pikk vari : Baudelaire, modernism ja Eesti / Hasso Krull

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    Krull, Hasso, 1964-

    2000-01-01

    Bibl. joonealustes viidetes. Walter Benjamini ja Michel Faucault' Baudelaire'i-uurimustest. Charles Baudelaire'i luule retseptsioonist Eestis. Ilmunud ka: Vikerkaar 20 : valik esseesid 1986-2005 / koostaja Märt Väljataga. - Tallinn : Kultuurileht, 2006, lk. 317-330

  16. Positive Role Models vs. Bullies: Can They Be Distinguished by Following Articulate Animals into Worlds of Suspended Disbelief?

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    Miller, Suzanne

    2011-01-01

    Orally and later in written form, stories have been used to identify and reinforce the values of a culture. The parables of the Bible and the vocalization of articulate animals in Aesop fables continue to be used to teach morals to children. While the majority of existing research investigates the effective use of animals as a tool in character…

  17. Oskar Lutsu fantastilis-müütilised näidendid / Felix Oinas

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    Oinas, Felix, 1911-2004

    1999-01-01

    Varem ilmunud: Tulimuld, 1978, nr. 2, 1988, nr. 3. Bibl. lk. 59. Kokkuvõte inglise k. "The phantastic-mythic plays of Oskar Luts", lk. 234-236. "Ülemiste vanake" (1916), "Siniallik" (1916), "Viimne pidu" (1916) ja "Sootuluke" (1919)

  18. The Development of Ethical Issues Facing Boards of Directors: A Model with Implications

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    Ian Jones; Michael Pollitt

    1999-01-01

    Outlines a model of how ethical issues develop over time using an ethical issue life cycle with three phases. Illustrates the model with reference to ethical issues currently facing UK boards of directors, and uses the Bible to further develop the model to suggest how company boards might respond to ethical issues as they progress.

  19. Student Discipline in Colonial America.

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    Petry, John R.

    The basis for the severe discipline imposed on school children in colonial America, especially in the Puritan colonies, was the belief in original sin. The child was regarded as being born in sin and thus depraved and prone to sin. The purpose of education was to enable children to read the Bible and thus change the behavior which otherwise would…

  20. Christmas and Easter Art Programs in Elementary School.

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    Duncum, Paul

    2000-01-01

    Describes art programs that were given at several elementary Australian schools focusing on Christmas and Easter. Explains that the programs are based on the accounts of the birth and death of Jesus given in the Bible. States that the programs integrate studio art, art criticism, and art history. (CMK)

  1. Christian prophecy and nuclear power. 13. ed.

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    In this literary paper the author, a Catholic nuclear physicist, compares the facts of nuclear and military technology point by point with the prophecies of the Bible. He describes the progressive development towards disaster and gives a modern interpretation of the apocalypse. The enormous nuclear events concern everybody; everyone must make the last decision alone. (HSCH)

  2. Addressing Poverty Issues in Christian Schools: Teachers' Perspectives

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    Bankston, Catherine

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of Christian education is to incorporate Biblical values in the curriculum, and one essential message in the Bible is to reach out and liberate the poor. Through interviews, writing protocols, a focus group meeting, and document analysis, this narrative study focuses on the question of how do Christian educators create pedagogical…

  3. Eesti kirjanduskriitika kõnelused Uku Masinguga. Monoloog või dialoog? / Külliki Vulf

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    Vulf, Külliki, 1975

    2002-01-01

    Bibl. joonealustes viidetes. Kokkuvõte: Estonian literary critics addressing Uku Masing: monologue or dialogue?, lk. 456. Uku Masingu loomingu, eriti luule retseptsioonist. Vastukaja: Muru, Karl. Lisandusi Uku Masingu retseptsiooniloole : (Külliki Vulfi ärgitusel) // Keel ja Kirjandus (2002) nr. 11, lk. 809-814

  4. Hispaania romanss / Klaarika Kaldjärv

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    Kaldjärv, Klaarika

    2008-01-01

    Ain Kaalepi tõlketeoreetilistest seisukohtadest. Tema Federico GarcÍa Lorca luule tõlgete analüüs (kogud "Kaneelist torn" ja "Mu kätes on tuli") ning F. GarcÍa Lorca luuletuse "Romance son{u00E1mbulo" tõlke analüüs. Bibl. lk. 74

  5. Ühe tõlke ebaõnnestumise põhjustest / Anna Verschik

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    Verschik, Anna, 1968-

    2000-01-01

    Bibl. joonealustes märkustes. Jidishi kirjanik Dovid Bergelsoni (1884-1952) romaanist "Kui kõik on läbi" ("Nox alemen", 1913, eesti k. 1999, tlk. A. Verschik). Autor peab ebaõnnestunuks romaani tõlget vene keelde (1947, tlk. J. Blaginina)

  6. Amorites in the Early Old Babylonian Period

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    Boer, Rients de

    2014-01-01

    The Amorites are known throughout the history of the Ancient Near East: they occur in texts from the Ur III empire (2100–2000 bc), but also in the Bible. In the Old Babylonian period (2000–1600 bc), several dynasties of Amorite kings ruled all over the Middle East. They came to power in the early Ol

  7. Girards Job-læsning 20 år efter

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    Jensen, Hans Jørgen Lundager

    2007-01-01

      Abstract: Rereading René Girard's book "Job - the Victim of his People" 20 years after its initial appearance in French, the reader encounters not only the interesting phenomenon of an approach to a central Biblical book from "outside" traditional scholarly Bible exegesis which none the less...

  8. Leadership Training Program for Shared Leadership Based on Super Leadership at Cheo-Eum Korean Presbyterian Church: A Study of Christian Leadership

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    Youn, Houng Jin

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this dissertation was to launch a leadership training program for shared leadership based on "super leadership." The constructs of the study were designed to study Bible leaders in shared leadership, leadership paradigm and types, transformational leadership, and, super leadership and shared leadership theory that are all…

  9. A Giant Structure

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    Baggaley, Jon

    2011-01-01

    The term Tower of Babel has become synonymous with projects that have grand designs but end in confusion. So named in the Bible, the Tower is described in the Qur'an and in Judaic texts also, under different names. Its reputed purpose was to unify the nations of the earth with a common language. The Tower fell, however, and those who collaborated…

  10. Euler Teaches a Class in Structural Steel Design

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    Boyajian, David M.

    2009-01-01

    Even before steel was a topic of formal study for structural engineers, the brilliant eighteenth century Swiss mathematician and physicist, Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), investigated the theory governing the elastic behaviour of columns, the results of which are incorporated into the American Institute of Steel Construction's (AISC's) Bible: the…

  11. How the Science versus Religion Debate Has Missed the Point of Genesis 1 and 2: Jacques Ellul (1912-1994)

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    Vanderburg, Willem H.

    2010-01-01

    From a social and historical perspective, the conflict between science and religion regarding the opening chapters of Genesis in the Jewish and Christian Bibles may have more to do with uncritically reading these texts through our "cultural glasses" than with what these texts actually say. Within the context of his work, Jacques Ellul read these…

  12. On the "Voter Awareness" in Kafka's Novels

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    Wang, Jing

    2009-01-01

    "The Bible" stressed the Jews are God's voters. The "voter awareness" infiltrated into the souls of all Jews. Kafka was a Jewish writer. The national consciousness from the deep soul affected his creations. This paper probes into the voter awareness interpreted in Kafka's novels from three aspects: voters wandering at alien…

  13. Collecting and Understanding Your Family History

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    ... may be recorded in baby books, birthday date books, or a family bible. Medical records are very helpful and typically require that you submit requests to hospitals or clinics, in writing. Birth and death ... "Government" section of the phone book) to find out how to get copies of ...

  14. Tsensori katkestus : keelatud kirjandus, Aisopose keel, hermeetilisus / Tiina Kirss

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    Kirss, Tiina, 1957-

    2000-01-01

    Bibl. lk. 120. John Michael Coetzee, Annabel Pattersoni ja Lev Lossevi tsensuurikäsitlustest. Ka Karl August Hindrey "Iru päevikust" (käsikirjas, seni avaldatud ainult "Sügis 1946") ja 1987. a. Rumeeniast põgenenud saksa kirjaniku romaanist "Herztier" ("The land of green plums", 1994)

  15. 20 CFR 404.716 - Type of evidence of age to be given.

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    2010-04-01

    ... DISABILITY INSURANCE (1950- ) Evidence Evidence of Age, Marriage, and Death § 404.716 Type of evidence of age... date of birth or age at a certain time such as: an original family bible or family record; school...; insurance policies; a marriage record; a passport; an employment record; a delayed birth certificate,...

  16. English as an International Language (EIL), World Englishes within an International Context, and the Tower of Babel

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    Smith, Jerry

    2015-01-01

    This paper discusses the similarities between the Bible record of the Tower of Babel and the resulting confusion of languages and how it relates to modern times and the trend we see of English as an International Language (EIL). This paper then briefly examines the trend of being culturally sensitive in EIL by accepting cultural or "world…

  17. The Specter of Communism and the Ghost of Jim Crow : The Contemporary Origins of American Conservative Discourse

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    Zwiers, Maarten

    2013-01-01

    On January 11, 2013, Catholic League president Bill Donahue issued a news release in which he proposed that Barack Obama should swear in on Das Kapital instead of the Bible. Although Donahue’s statement was a direct response to Obama’s advocacy of gay rights, his declaration fits within a wider cons

  18. Die erste Schillerdenkmäler in der Welt / Malle Salupere

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    Salupere, Malle, 1931-

    1996-01-01

    Bibl. 18 nim. lk. 59-60. Esimene Schillerile pühendatud mälestusmärk Puhtus Werderi lossis, püstitas Wilhelmine von Helwig 1813. a. Schillerile pühendatud mälestusmärk asus ka Helme pargis (kirjelduste järgi oli olemas 1805. a., praeguseks hävinud)

  19. WHY JESUS CHRIST CAME INTO THE WORLD?... (A New theory on “TIE MINISTRY”

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    M.Arulmani

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available According to BIBLE there were so many Commandments, Covenants were given to the ancient human populations by “HEAVENLY FATHER” right from “ADAM”, “EVE” to the period of “JOESPH” “MARY” through various lineage of NOAH, ABRAHAM, JACOB MOSES, DAVID, DANIEL, SOLOMON, ISAIAH, JEREMIAH etc.

  20. The Impossible Voyage of Noah's Ark.

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    Moore, Robert A.

    1983-01-01

    A direct and definitive response to the creationist Noah's ark arguments is presented in this publication. Although the Bible is used as a constant reference point, the author does not engage in biblical criticism. The critique is rather directed at the leading creationist books and experimental studies that seek to scientifically prove that the…

  1. Dinosaurs on the Ark: The Creation Museum

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    Asma, Stephen T.

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author describes the Creation Museum, founded by Ken A. Ham and designed as a rebuttal to the evolutionary view taken by other natural history museums. He discusses the socially conservative roots of the museum's exhibits, and presents Ham's answers to questions about the museum. The message of the museum is that the Bible is…

  2. 77 FR 36329 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Dead Sea Scrolls & The...

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    2012-06-18

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Dead Sea Scrolls & The Bible Ancient Artifacts-- Timeless Treasures'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant... April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Dead Sea...

  3. Effectiveness of exercise therapy: a best-evidence summary of systematic reviews.

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    Smidt, N.; Vet, H.C.W. de; Bouter, L.M.; Dekker, J.; Arendzen, J.H.; Bie, R.A. de; Bierma-Zeinstra, S.M.; Helders, P.J.M.; Keus, S.H.; Kwakkel, G.; Lenssen, T.; Oostendorp, R.A.B.; Ostelo, R.W.J.G.; Reijman, M.; Terwee, C.B.; Theunissen, C.; Thomas, S.; Baar, M.E. van; Hul, A. van 't; Peppen, R.P. van; Verhagen, A.; Windt, D.A.W.M. van der

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this project was to summarise the available evidence on the effectiveness of exercise therapy for patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal, nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. Systematic reviews were identified by means of a comprehensive search strategy in 11 bibl

  4. SHEBANQ : System for HEBrew Text: ANnotations for Queries and Markup

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    Roorda, D.; Glanz, Oliver; van den Berg, H.; Van de Schraaf, Heleen

    2014-01-01

    The shebanq service is the first data service of ancient-data.org. Shebanq is a search engine for the Hebrew Bible, powered by the ETCBC4 linguistic database, formerly know as WIVU. The data is archived for open access, clicking the Sources menu or the DANS logo at the bottom will bring you to the t

  5. College Rankings Inflation: Are You Overpaying for Prestige? Education Outlook. No. 3

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    Hess, Frederick M.; Hochleitner, Taryn

    2012-01-01

    College ranking guides such as Barron's "Profiles of American Colleges" and "US News and World Report" serve as bibles for college applicants and their families. The schools they proclaim as most competitive or elite receive a flood of applications, despite their often-hefty price tags. However, the ranks of the top-tier schools are growing,…

  6. MYTHOLOGICAL ANALOGIES IN P. ZUSKIN’S NOVEL “PERFUME”

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    Chumakov S. N.

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes and comments the implied mythological analogies of the main character’s in P. Zuskin’s novel “Perfume”. It seeks to determine the similarity of his image with the bible and ancient Greek characters, proving its trustworthiness, although it creates ambiguity of the interpretation of the text

  7. Introduction

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    Nielsen, Kirsten

    2009-01-01

    and Culture". In the introduction, I give my definitions of reception, transformation, transgression and norm. Taking Harold Bloom and Julia Kristeva as my point of departure, I give an example of reception and transformation in the Bible, showing how the Book of Job can be read as a tranformation...

  8. The History of Urban Gifted Education

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    VanTassel-Baska, Joyce

    2010-01-01

    The history of the world could be told through countless biographies, as Carlyle said, and these biographies undoubtedly would represent gifted individuals and their contributions at different times in different cultures of the world. The Greeks and Romans recognized the value of talent, as did the tribes of the Bible, responding to the parables…

  9. Sylvia Plath, Writing Poems with Life——Comment on Sylvia Plath's Lady Lazarus

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    Ma Zhouting

    2008-01-01

    Lady Lazarus is a monologue,narrating several suicides attempts and near-death experiences,after which she cleanses herself by gaining rebirth eventually.One remarkable characteristics in the poem is the allusion to the Bible,the Jews and the Nazis,as well as to the mythology,which helps to create religious and mysterious color to the poem.

  10. Opõtõ analititsheskogo tshtenija : "Russkije nots'i" V. Odojevskogo, "Ussomnivs'iisja Makar" A. Platonova / Jelena Grigorjeva

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    Grigorjeva, Jelena, 1959-

    1999-01-01

    Bibl. lk. 268-269. Kokkuvõte inglise k. " Analytical reading: "Russkie nochi" by V. Odoyevsky. "Usomnivschijsja Makar" by A. Platonov, lk. 269. Kokkuvõte eesti k. "Analüütilise lugemise kogemus: V. Odojevski "Vene ööd". A. Platonovi "Kahtleja Makar", lk. 269-270

  11. [Comparative ophthalmology in the Middle Ages].

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    Norn, M; Norn, O

    2001-01-01

    Descriptions of animal eyes in the Middle Ages in the learned work Physiologus from the 4th century, based on Aristoteles, Plutarc, the Bible etc. are commented on. The modern biologist is horrified, the historian understands the ethical - religious aspects behind the edifying stories concerning the lion, gazelle, eagle, snake, lizard, swallow etc. Medical science and theology were not separated in the Middle Ages.

  12. Homeschoolers on to College: What Research Shows Us

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    Ray, Brian D.

    2004-01-01

    Experience and anecdotes have led many people to believe that homeschool parents were either move-to-the-country anarchist goat-herders, or right-wing Bible-thumpers, and their children were either mathematically-limited, due to Mama's fear of math, or child prodigies in rocket-science who were unthinkably socially hindered. Although one can find…

  13. Poetry of the Stars

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    Boitani, P.

    2011-06-01

    From Homer to the Bible looking at the heavenly vault is an enchanted moment in human life. It produces that wonder which Aristotle maintains is the beginning of the love of wisdom, that is to say of philosophy, science, and philomythia-the love of myth: poetry.

  14. [Characteristics of anthrax: its description and biblical name--Shehin].

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    Ben-Noun, Liubov

    2002-05-01

    The illness known as Anthrax is very rare in the west. In developing countries relatively significant numbers of cases are found, particularly in animals. However, biological terrorist acts could cause it to spread. In Hebrew, the illness is now called Gahelet or Gameret. The purpose of this paper is to examine whether the illness is described in the Bible, and if so, to present that description and provide a broader survey of the features of this illness. The word Gahelet appears in the Bible, but not indicating a disease, while the source of Gameret is in the Talmud. In the Bible, Shehin is mentioned as the sixth of the ten plagues in Egypt, and also as the disease that affected Job. The natural course of the condition, as described in the Bible, matches the clinical symptoms of Anthrax, as we know it today. The Hebrew Language Academy is therefore advised to adopt the findings of this paper, and confirm the name of the illness in Israel--Shehin.

  15. On Sources of the First Russian Old Testament Translation

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    Kristina Yuryevna Anders

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The article is aimed at description of a hand written manuscript that has not been studied though it is known as the earliest Russian Old Testament translation from Hebrew (1806 made by a preach Mikhail Fotinskij. The author presents some references on possible text sources which were used by the translator and analyzes their contents. Among these texts there are Old-Church Slavonic text from Elisabeth Bible, Hebrew Bible, commentaries of Hebrew scholars and some others. It is stated that the text sources mentioned above had had different degrees of influence on translation process of Mikhail Fotinskij. Despite the translation purpose that was Hebrew translation and even correction of Old-Church Slavonic translation, the Old-Church Slavonic text was still important and authoritative for the translator, who was an Orthodox preach. Having compared interpretations of Old Testament by famous middle century Hebrew scholars (Rashi and Ibn Ezra the author came to the conclusion that probably Mikhail Fotinskij used commentaries of Hebrew scholar Rashi though they served as an instrument for constructing translator's own opinion about Judaic exegesis. The intention of Mikhail Fotinskij "to improve" the Old-Church Slavonic text of the Bible, to call the Hebrew text original, and to use freely Hebrew Bible and the Judaic commentaries can explain why the manuscript of the Fotinskij's translation was not excepted by his contemporaries because of the translator's intention to correct the Old-Church Slavonic text and his usage of Judaic commentary.

  16. [Dreams in ancient Hebrew sources].

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    Kottek, Samuel S

    2009-01-01

    As in many cultures dreams are, in Hebrew sources, the object of numerous questions where are dreams from? Which is their function? Are they a physical or metaphysical phenomenon? The article analyzes the topic of nature of dreams in the Bible, with a particolar attention devoted to the Joseph's history. Talmudic text are, in particular, rich in references.

  17. The Fantastic in Religious Narrative from Exodus to Elisha

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    Feldt, Laura

    The Fantastic in Religious Narrative from Exodus to Elisha examines the astonishing array of marvels, monsters, and magic depicted in the Hebrew Bible. These stories –with the Exodus narrative at their centre – do not read as foundational stories, affirming triumphantly and unambiguously the bond...

  18. "Who Am I?": The Biblical Moses as a Metaphor for Teaching

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    Gravett, Emily O.

    2015-01-01

    This essay presents Moses, the protagonist of the biblical books of Exodus and Deuteronomy in the Hebrew Bible, as a playful but generative metaphor for current teaching practices and experiences in higher education, including my own. Among numerous similarities (such as the fact that Moses, other teachers, and I are all bound by context), the…

  19. A theological view of nuclear energy

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    Pollard, W.G.

    1982-07-01

    The author presents a theological perspective on nuclear power based on Israel's history, as revealed in the Hebrew Bible and the Alexandrian Greek Septuagint. Nuclear energy is described as God's energy choice for the whole of creation, which can be made as safe as traditional sources.

  20. Vulnerable Genders, Vulnerable Loves

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    Schleicher, Marianne

    2015-01-01

    This chapter analyses religious reflections on vulnerable genders and vulnerable loves from the Hebrew Bible to early Rabbinic literature. It is based on theories by inter alia Donna Haraway on complex identities, Turner and Maryanski on love as a prerequisite for survival, Michel Foucault...

  1. The Fall of an Academic Cyberbully

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    Kolowich, Steve

    2009-01-01

    Few academic debates are as contentious as those surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls. These fragments of some 800 ancient documents include portions of all but one book of the Hebrew Bible. The first ones were discovered in 1947 by shepherds in caves on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, and are believed to be the oldest surviving Judaic…

  2. Reconsidering the Role of Memory in Religious Education

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    Brancatelli, Robert

    2015-01-01

    This article examines the importance of memory in the Hebrew bible and how memory lay at the center of Ancient Israel's religious faith and cultural identity. It argues for a similar, albeit nuanced, memory-based approach to contemporary Christian religious education. It analyzes memory through the lens of Paul Ricoeur's hermeneutic of…

  3. Narrative, Self-Assessment, and Reflective Learners and Teachers.

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    Kramp, Mary Kay; Humphreys, W. Lee

    1992-01-01

    A classroom research project investigated whether having students tell their own stories about learning might provide a mode and a context for self-assessment of their formal work in relation to their experience and growth as learners. Two courses involving sustained reading of major segments of the Hebrew Bible/Christian Old Testament taught at…

  4. The Troubles of Templeless Judah

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    Middlemas, Jill

    The time of the Babylonian captivity (c.587-539 BCE) is of seminal importance for the formation of the Hebrew Bible, as well as for the religious development of Judaism. Previous studies of this era have usually privileged the perspective of the community of exiles in Babylon (the Golah...

  5. "I Did Not Wash My Feet with that Woman": Using Dramatic Performance to Teach Biblical Studies

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    Torbett, David

    2010-01-01

    The student dramatic performance is an effective way for undergraduates to learn biblical studies. In this article I will give an example of a dramatic performance assignment that I developed over a number of courses and used most recently and most successfully in an undergraduate course in the Hebrew Bible at a small liberal arts college in the…

  6. The Prosodic Basis of the Tiberian Hebrew System of Accents.

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    Dresher, Bezalel Elan

    1994-01-01

    It is argued that the Tiberian system of accents that annotate the text of the Hebrew Bible has a prosodic basis. Tiberian representation can best be understood by integrating results of phonological, phonetic, and psycholinguistic research on prosodic structure. (93 references) (Author/LB)

  7. Religious Education Forum: Legitimizing Your Value List.

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    McBride, Alfred

    1979-01-01

    Addressing the problem that educators have in compiling a legitimate list of values to teach, the author examines the Bible as a source of value legitimacy and details the values expressed in the Hebrew and Christian covenants, the Ten Commandments, and the six beatitudes. (SJL)

  8. A Developing Theology of Poverty and Health Applied to Nursing Education

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    Cone, Pamela M. H.

    2015-01-01

    Throughout history, the issue of poverty has been a problem in society. In this article, examination of Hebrew and Greek words related to poverty throughout the Bible revealed descriptions of the various types and causes of poverty. Historical research uncovered writings on poverty by several early Church Fathers and influential Christian scholars…

  9. The Inside Story: Find the Full Content of Children's Books on the Web

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    Adam, Anna; Mowers, Helen

    2008-01-01

    The largest collection of free electronic books for all ages, Project Gutenberg has a goal of making digital versions of public domain works freely available to anyone. Staffed by volunteers, the collection has three main sections: (1) light literature (like "Alice in Wonderland"); (2) heavy literature (like the Bible); and (3) reference (like…

  10. Translating Romans: some persistent headaches

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    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Translating Romans: some persistent headaches Gone are the days when it was axiomatic that expertise in biblical languages automatically qualified one as a Bible translator. In 1949, Ronald Knox, who for nine years conscientiously struggled with translating the Bible for his generation, published a booklet under the title The trials of a translator. At that stage Bible translation as the subject of scientific study was still in its infancy. Since then, research into the intricacies of communicating the biblical message in an authentic but understandable manner, has made significant progress (cf. Roberts, 2009. However, the frustrations of Bible translators, first of all to really understand what the biblical authors wanted to convey to their original addressees, and then to commu-nicate that message to their own targeted readers in a meaningful way, have not disappeared. In fact, the challenge to meet the vary-ing requirements of the multiple kinds of translation that are present-ly in vogue, has only increased.

  11. Formirovanije literaturnogo kanona v knige Ariadnõ Tõrkovoi-Viljams "Zhizn Pushkina" / Alexandra Smith

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    Smith, Alexandra

    2000-01-01

    Bibl. märkustes, lk. 280-281 Kokkuvõte inglise k. lk. 444-445. Ariadna Tyrkova-Williamsi kirjutatud Pushkini biograafiast "Zhizn Pushkina" (1. osa ilmus Pariisis 1929. a., 2. osa 1948). Ka A. Tyrkova-Williamsist (1869-1962)

  12. "Words with Power" for Social Transformation: An Anatomy of Biblical Criticism for Theological Education

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    Walker-Jones, Arthur

    2008-01-01

    The proliferation of methods of literary criticism in biblical studies raises the question of how to introduce students to the field. This article argues that the work of Northrop Frye is useful for teaching the existential meaning and social impact of the Bible. The first section introduces relevant aspects of Frye's literary theory. The second…

  13. Engineering analyses of large precision cathode strip chambers for GEM

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    Horvath, J.A.; Belser, F.C.; Pratuch, S.M.; Wuest, C.R. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Mitselmakher, G. [Superconducting Super Collider Lab., Dallas, TX (United States); Gordeev, A. [Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow (Russian Federation); Johnson, C.V. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)]|[Superconducting Super Collider Lab., Dallas, TX (United States); Polychronakos, V.A. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Golutvin, I.A. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna (Russian Federation)

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    Structural analyses of large precision cathode strip chambers performed up to the date of this publication are documented. Mechanical property data for typical chamber materials are included. This information, originally intended to be an appendix to the {open_quotes}CSC Structural Design Bible,{close_quotes} is presented as a guide for future designers of large chambers.

  14. Eesti retrospektiivse rahvusbibliograafia kolm köidet ilmunud / Anne Ainz

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    Ainz, Anne

    1995-01-01

    Bibl. 3 nim. Kokkuv. inglise k. lk. 151. Rets. rmt.: Eestikeelne raamat 1901-1917. A-P, II R-Y / Toim. Endel Annus. - Tln.: Eesti TA; Eestis ilmunud saksa-, vene- ja muukeelne perioodika 1675-1940 / Toim. E. Annus. Tln. : Eesti TA, 1993

  15. Christian Leadership Literature Survey

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    Yu, Connie Chuen Ying

    2007-01-01

    Background: Christian leadership is distinctively different from other major leadership conceptions such as instructional, transactional, and transformational leadership conceptions. With few studies found, the author had to consult the Bible and also non-school Christian literature instead, focusing on Hong Kong principal leadership in Protestant…

  16. Koidula... Kingissepa vastu / Kaljo-Olev Veskimägi

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    Lydia Koidula põrmu Eestisse toomise katsetest enne 1946. a. Põhjalikumalt on kirjeldatud läbirääkimisi Nõukogude Venemaaga a-tel 1930-1931. Ka Koidula tütre Hedvig Michelsoni saatusest (suri okt. 1941). Bibl. viidetes lk. 131. Autorist lk. 304

  17. Religious Speech in Public High Schools.

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    James, Bernard

    1990-01-01

    Discusses the "Board of Education of the Westside Community Schools v Mergens" case that was recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court stated that refusal to allow the student Bible club to meet on school property violated the federal Equal Access Act. Presents the constitutional issues raised and the case's significance. (SLM)

  18. A CHURCH INTERRUPTED

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    The history of a German-built Protestant church in Qingdao offers a sketch of Christianity's development in modern China Li Hong's father used to wedge his Bible into a thick mat so it wouldn't be confiscated. That was during the Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976, when all religions were suppressed, she said.

  19. Kirjandusloo semiootika poole / Rein Veidemann

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    Bibl. joonealustes märkustes. Resümee "Towards a semiotics of literary history", lk. 832. Järg artiklile "Kirjandusajalugu ja/kui kaos", Keel ja Kirjandus, 1999, nr. 12. Artikli alajaotised: Ajalugu ja kirjanduslugu ; Kirjandusloo mudelid ja kirjanduskriitika ; Eesti kirjandusloo mudelitest ; Kirjandusloo semiootika. Ilmunud ka: Veidemann, Rein. Tuikav tekst. Tartu : Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2006, lk. 171-173

  20. The Effects of Religious Homogamy on Marital Satisfaction and Stability.

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    Heaton, Tim B.; Pratt, Edith L.

    1990-01-01

    Tested effects of 3 religious homogamy types (denominational affiliation, church attendance, and Bible belief) upon marital satisfaction and stability using national probability sample of adults in over 6,000 households. Found denominational affiliation most critical although church attendance contributed only slightly to marital success. Found no…

  1. Introduction to scanning tunneling microscopy

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    Chen, C Julian

    2008-01-01

    The scanning tunneling and the atomic force microscope, both capable of imaging individual atoms, were crowned with the Physics Nobel Prize in 1986, and are the cornerstones of nanotechnology today. This is a thoroughly updated version of this 'bible' in the field.

  2. Dante and Oedipus Go to Atlanta, Georgia.

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    Calisch, Richard

    1981-01-01

    Discusses the three main lines of symbolic development in "The Artificial Nigger" by Flannery O'Conner that make this short story an eminently teachable tale in world literature and humanities classes where Dante, Sophocles, and the Bible have been read. (RL)

  3. Die ersten Schiller-Denkmäler der Welt - in Estland / Malle Salupere

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    1995-01-01

    Bibl. 20 nim. Esimene Schillerile pühendatud mälestusmärk Puhtus Werderi lossis, püstitas Wilhelmine von Helwig 1813. a. Schillerile pühendatud mälestusmärk asus ka Helme pargis (kirjelduste järgi oli olemas 1805. a., praeguseks hävinud)

  4. Cultivating Discontinuity: Pentecostal Pedagogies of Yielding and Control

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    Brahinsky, Josh

    2013-01-01

    Exploring missionary study at an Assemblies of God Bible college through ethnography and training manuals demonstrates systematic pedagogies that cultivate sensory capabilities encouraging yielding, opening to rupture, and constraint. Ritual theory and the Anthropology of Christianity shift analytic scales to include "cultivation," a…

  5. Kultuurkapitali lugu : 1920. aastate kirjanduskriitika mõistmiseks / Marin Laak

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    1996-01-01

    Bibl. 54 nim. Kokkuvõte inglise k. lk. 267. Sisu: Kultuurkapital ja kriitika, sissejuhatuseks; Kultuurkapitali lugu: ideest institutsioonini : 1. Kirjanike palgad, Tuglas; 2. Riilik abiraha "lendavad sead"; 3. Sõjakäik kultuurkapitali vastu; 4. Kirjanikud "noorurite" vastu; 5. Kirjandus ja riik, kokkulepe; Kriitika mõistmiseks. Kirjanike vastuoludest seoses Eesti Kultuurkapitali seadusega

  6. 男性权威下的女性荣光--《圣经》中的女性主义书写新解

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    王闰闰

    2013-01-01

    近现代以来,随着妇女解放运动的发展和女性主义理论的逐步完善,女性主义圣经批评俨然成为西方一种特色鲜明的文学批评范式。作为西方文化和思想观念的奠基性著作,《圣经》对于西方女性观的形成有着举足轻重的影响。抨击父权制体系,重构女性在《圣经》中的身份位置及主张上帝具有“双性同体”的特质,是女性主义圣经批评的理论特征。本文也试图从这三个方面对圣经叙事中的女性形象进行新的阐释,消解《圣经》对女性地位的负面影响,客观地发掘女性在圣经故事中独特的功能与价值。%With the continuous development of women’s liberation movements and gradual progress of the feminist theory, Feminist Criticism of the Bible has become a sort of literary criticism paradigm with characteristic features. As the foundation stone of western cultural and thinking structure, the Bible has exerted a significant influence on the formation of female values in western countries. The main theoretical qualities of Feminist Criticism of the Bible are attacking patriarchal system, reconstructing women’s identity in the Bible, and claiming that God is androgynous. This paper attempts to make a new interpretation of several female images in the Bible from the above three aspects, dispels the negative impact of the Bible on women’s status and then objectively unearths the unique effects and values of women in the biblical stories.

  7. Los romanceamientos castellanos de la Biblia Hebrea compuestos en la Edad Media: manuscritos y traducciones

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    Pueyo Mena, F. Javier

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of 28 Hebrew lemmas and their translations into Castilian in the eleven medieval codices containing 15th century vernacular renderings of the Hebrew Bible into Old Spanish. The objective is to determine, through quantitative comparison of lexical coherence in the texts contained in each one of these manuscripts, how many translators were involved in the translations now preserved, either mixed or scattered in the various codices. We conclude that there are only six different 15th century translations from the Hebrew still stant: the complete Bible E3, the Pentateuch in E19, the complete Bible made up from the combination of the translations contained in the codices E7 and E5, the whole Bible that we call the Bible of the Marquis of Santillana (which is a combination of parts of the E4 codex and the BNE codex in its entirety, the Arragel Bible and the Former Prophets contained in the Oxford codex.Este trabajo presenta un análisis exhaustivo de 28 lemas hebreos y de sus correspondientes traducciones al castellano en los once códices medievales que contienen romanceamientos cuatrocentistas de la Biblia hebrea. El objetivo es determinar, mediante la comparación cuantitativa de la coherencia léxica de los textos transmitidos en cada uno de estos manuscritos, cuántos traductores participaron en las traducciones que ahora se conservan o bien mezcladas o bien diseminadas en los distintos códices. Se concluye que se preservan solamente seis traducciones diferentes del siglo xv hechas a partir del hebreo: la Biblia completa de E3, el Pentateuco de E19, la Biblia completa que supone la combinación de la traducción contenida en los códices E7 y E5, la Biblia completa que denominamos Biblia del Marqués de Santillana (y que es una combinación de partes del códice E4 y del códice completo de BNE, la Biblia de Arragel y los Profetas Anteriores contenidos en el códice de Oxford.

  8. Reading the New Testament from the perspective of social theory of institutionalization

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    Y. Dreyer

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this article is to approach the interpretation of the Christian Bible from the perspective of the sociological process of the development from authority to power. Firstly, a hypothesis with regard to a postmodern, demystifying reading of the Christian Bible will be posed. Secondly, the use of terms and concepts will be clarified. Thirdly, the focus will be on the development from authority to power. Exposing the ideological interests underlying social processes is called demystification. In the article the social theory of Max Weber with regard to institutionalization, power and authority will be discussed and applied in a heuristic model for the interpretation of the New Testament within the framework of social processes. The model focuses on the Jesus movement as a process of revitalization within Judaism.

  9. Nieuwere opvattingen over Gods almacht en zijn onmacht

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    H. E. Faber van der Meulen

    1988-08-01

    Full Text Available New viewpoints about the omnipotence of God and his impotence In the Bible there are no statements or definitions of the power of the Almighty God (apart from those in the book of Job. This however, does not relieve the theologian of either the necessity or the responsibility of ordering and systematising the scriptural statements about the power, or lack of power, of God. The role of the Bible in elucidating God to his children would be seriously hampered if the many instances of communication between God Almighty and man were to be overlooked, as these hold the key to our understanding of the true being of the God of the scriptures.

  10. Noah's Flood and the Associated Tremendous Rainfall as a Possible Result of Collision of a Big Asteroid with the Sun

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    2009-01-01

    A good correlation between the growth rate of the cave speleothems and the annual precipitation at the cave site allow quantitative reconstruction of the precipitation. Measuring the growth rate of a speleothem from Duhlata Cave, Bulgaria we found that around 7500 B.P. the speleothem growth rate (averaged for 120 years) exceeds 53 times its recent value suggesting that enormous precipitation flooded the Black Sea basin at that time. Its possible connection with the Bible (Noahs) Flood is discussed. We propose a possible mechanism of the flooding of the Black Sea during the Flood involving production of a super- Tsunami by pushing of the Black Sea water towards the Crimea cost by Mediterranean waters. We propose also an Astronomical Theory of the origin of the Bible Flood. We attribute higher water evaporation and rainfall to be caused by rapid increasing of the solar radiation resulting from a collision of a large asteroid or comet with the Sun.

  11. Kenteoretiese besinning oor teologiebeoefening aan die Teologiese Skool van Potchefstroom die afgelope twintig jaar

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    G. Snyman

    1992-06-01

    Full Text Available In commemoration of the death a hundred years ago of Dirk Postma, the founding father of the Gereformeerde Kerke in South Africa, this article focuses on the theological creativity of the past twenty years at the Theological School in Potchefstroom. Theological creativity in the GKSA should be viewed in the light of a fear of humanism, horizontalism and secularism. In the churches' zealousness to treat the Bible as the Word of God, in order to be able to say 'Thus says the Lord God’, the need to reflect on the recipients' epistemological presuppositions is not felt. Consequently, Neoplatonism, Positivism and Naive Realism found their way into the theological activity of the TSP. A lack of such reflection on these epistemological presuppositions creates the possibility of projecting them back into the Bible and then investing them with revelational authority.

  12. Beleef die Christelike teologie soos met die vorige eeuwending weer ’n paradigmaverandering?

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    I.J.J. Spangenberg

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available Is Christian theology experiencing a paradigm shift as was the case at the end of the nineteenth century?Biblical scholarship experienced a major paradigm shift at the end of the nineteenth century. This shift had an enormous impact on the way in which the Bible was read and studied by scholars during the twentieth century. During the early stages, it affected primarily Protestant denominations and their doctrine of Scripture. The Roman Catholic Church, however, could not escape its influence. In 1943, biblical scholars in this tradition received permission from Pope Pius XII to use historical-critical methods in their study of the Bible. The results of this shift are only now impinging on theology in the broad sense and there are signs that Christian theology is heading for a new shift which is going to be just as radical as the previous one.

  13. The Biblical Matrix of Economics

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    Grigore PIROŞCĂ

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The rationale of this paper is a prime pattern of history of economic thought in the previous ages of classic ancient times of Greek and Roman civilizations using a methodological matrix able to capture the mainstream ideas from social, political and religious events within the pages of Bible. The economic perspective of these events follows the evolution of the seeds of economic thinking within the Fertile Crescent, focused on the Biblical patriarchic heroes’ actions, but also on the empires which their civilization interacted to. The paper aims to discover the path followed by the economic doctrines from the Bible in order to find a match with economic actuality of present days.

  14. Shakespeare in translation: a bird’s eye view of problems and perspectives Shakespeare in translation: a bird’s eye view of problems and perspectives

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    Dirk Delabastita

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available The fact that many shelves could be filled with publications on the translation of the Bible and of Shakespeare (but not of, say, Homer, Cervantes, Racine, or Joyce must have to do more with the unique cultural functions Shakespeare and the Scriptures have fulfilled through the centuries than with any concern for the intrinsic difficulties involved in translating them. The fact that many shelves could be filled with publications on the translation of the Bible and of Shakespeare (but not of, say, Homer, Cervantes, Racine, or Joyce must have to do more with the unique cultural functions Shakespeare and the Scriptures have fulfilled through the centuries than with any concern for the intrinsic difficulties involved in translating them.

  15. Jotas en tittels het betekenis – die krities-eksegetiese en teologiese bydrae van Andries Breytenbach as Bybelvertaler

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    Full Text Available Jots and tittles have meaning: The critical exegetical and theological contribution of Andries Breytenbach as Bible translator. The article is a reworked version of a paper presented at a commemoration ceremony in honour of the retired Reformed exegetes of the Department of Old Testament Studies of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Pretoria who have contributed immensely to translation projects of the South African Bible Society. In this article, the author focuses on the theological and exegetical relevance of Professor A.P.B. Breytenbach. The article shows Breytenbach’s critical presuppositions in hermeneutics, especially his contribution towards the understanding of diversity in the message of the Old Testament and the ‘second naiveté’ which constitutes a critical lens through which the Old Testament should be interpreted by the Christian faith community.

  16. Bikkur Holim: the origins of Jewish pastoral care.

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    Sheer, Charles

    2008-01-01

    This paper surveys classical Jewish texts--from the Hebrew Bible through Medieval codes--regarding the concept and practice of Bikkur Holim, literally, "the sick visit." How does this literature understand this ethical, religious act; who are the practitioners; what are their objectives? Although the Hebrew Bible does not contain a biblical precedent or legal mandate for Bikkur Holim, various categories of pastoral actions are traced in midrashic and talmudic texts. Their nuances are examined closely and a conceptualization of Jewish pastoral care is identified in a work by thirteenth century rabbi, jurist and physician, Nahmanides. Ezekiel 34 is proposed as the source for the rabbinic term, Bikkur Holim, as well as the conceptual understanding of Jewish pastoral care. Finally, the author posits various questions regarding the implication of his findings on the conduct of Jewish pastoral care, the value of spiritual assessment, and the nature of chaplaincy work in our various religious traditions.

  17. Parma e la cultura ebraica Archivi da scoprire In occasione nel Giorno della Memoria 2013 (Parma, Archivio di Stato, 30 gennaio 2013

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    Pier Francesco Fumagalli

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    Full Text Available Since 1987, the history of Jewish culture in Parma has found new sources, when some fragments of Medieval Hebrew manuscripts were discovered in the State Archive (Archivio di Stato di Parma. In 2011, after more than twenty years, thanks to the cooperation among the Archivio di Stato di Parma, the Israel National Library-Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, the Italian Association of the Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Ambrosiana Library, new researche projects have been established. As an outcome of this collaboration, fragments  of 54 manuscripts of Bible, Bible Commentaries, Midrash, Mishnah, Talmud, Halakhah and Liturgy have been examined. The result of these studies will be soon published.

  18. A Biblical Poetics for Filmmakers

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    Dennis Packard

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we present a poetics, or guide manual, for making narrative films that resemble biblical narratives. It is similar to Aristotle’s Poetics, only his was for creating drama (though it is of course often used for film now and was based on Greek dramas and epics. Our poetics is specifically for making films and is based on an even more ancient body of narratives—the Hebrew Bible. In articulating a biblical poetics for filmmakers, we draw heavily on the work of a few of the many biblical-narrative scholars of the last half-century, who draw in turn from the even more extensive research that has been done on narrative theory in general. Our project is one that Aristotle might have undertaken if he had read the Bible and its commentators and known about film.

  19. Jacob's limp.

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    Hoenig, L J

    1997-02-01

    This study describes in modern medical terms a traumatic hip injury suffered by the Biblical patriarch Jacob approximately 3,500 years ago. The case history is based on the original Hebrew text found in the Bible book of Genesis (Chapter 32:25-33) as interpreted by traditional Jewish commentaries on the Bible. Jacob sustained a hip injury in hand-to-hand combat with an adversary or through an intense physiological reaction to a prophetic vision of such a battle. He appears to have sustained neurological injury to his sciatic nerve as well as musculoskeletal damage to his hip. These injuries caused a temporary limping gait. Jacob probably sustained a neurapraxia of the sciatic nerve. The differential diagnosis of his musculoskeletal hip injury includes hip dislocation, fracture, soft tissue trauma, and articular pathology.

  20. Le temps passe,la lecture reste%Le temps passe, la lecture reste

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    2011-01-01

    Il y a plus de deux mille ans,Confucius insistait déjà sur l'importance de la lecture.En effet,depuis deux mille ans,la lecture est une tradition,qui influence beaucoup les Chinois.De m(e)me,en Occident,l'Eglise chrétienne a demandé très t(o)t à ses fidèles de lire la Bible,car sa lecture était le moyen d'entrer en communication avec Dieu.Selon la tradition juda(i)que,la mère mettait un peu de miel sur la Bible,et laissait ses enfants l'embrasser,ceci dans le but de leur faire comprendre que le Livre est d'une douceur merveilleuse.

  1. Stylistic Characteristics in Song of Songs

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    2013-01-01

    As is known to al , the Song of Songs in Bible is of great artistic and literary value in western culture. Throughout these years, there have been many academia researchers studied its various literary characteristics. One of the most interesting literary characteristics is the stylistic one. The Song of Songs is famous for its enthusiastic and open, as wel as moving love stories. Similar to the initial Chinese poetry-Shi Jing, it contributes to the development of poetry, and has special stylistic characteristics. The author of this thesis analyzes the stylistic characteristics of Song of Songs from my own understanding, in order to have a better understanding of this famous poetry in Bible.

  2. Le Tibet de Samarcande et le pays de Kûsh : mythes et réalités d’Asie centrale chez Benjamin de Tudèle

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    2011-01-01

    Les récits médiévaux des pèlerins juifs sont un mélange, souvent inextricable, d’observations directes et de traditions orales. Ces gens n’ont pas pour but de faire de l’histoire et de la géographie. Ils écrivent, ou dictent, leurs souvenirs de voyages pour édifier leurs coreligionnaires occidentaux. Il s’agit d’une littérature religieuse, composée par des fidèles nourris de la Bible et des commentaires rabbiniques de la Bible, Mishna et Talmud. Le monde des pèlerins juifs est un monde exclus...

  3. The first case of drug-dependent memory: the biblical Lot in Talmudic and Midrashic exegesis.

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    Schnall, Eliezer; Saperstein, Yair; Saperstein, Yona

    2013-01-01

    The literature on alcohol and alcoholism has long noted how the effects of alcohol are reported in early sources, including religious texts such as the Bible and Talmud. In that vein, we suggest that the Bible, as elucidated according to long-established rabbinic interpretation, contains the earliest recorded case of drug-dependent memory, in the account of Lot's alcohol-facilitated incestuous relationships with his daughters (Genesis 19:29-38). We posit that the Talmudic, Midrashic, and traditional rabbinic commentaries that support our reading of the Lot narrative convey keen understanding of the effects of alcohol on recall. These Jewish sources, written centuries ago, demonstrate insight into the nature of alcohol-influenced cognitive function, which was thought to have been unknown prior to contemporary times. PMID:23586543

  4. "Den lömske Judas!" : Om bilden av Judas i Barnens bibel

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    Dalevi, Sören

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Barnens bibel (The Children’s Bible by Anne de Vries is the best-selling children’s Bible in Northern Europe, with a circulation of nearly 900,000 copies in Sweden alone. Written in a language adapted to children it came to dominate the market from the 1960s onwards, not only in Swedish homes and churches but also in schools. This study uses the narratological tools narrator and fokalization to analyze how and in what way the biblical texts on Judas have been adapted to children in Barnens bibel. The study shows how Barnens bibel by changes in narration and fokalization develops a strong antipathy towards Judas, and that the character of Judas has a significantly more important and expanded role in Barnens bibel than he has in the biblical text.

  5. Aesthetic Qualities in the Book of Ruth%析圣经《路得记》中文学审美性

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    孔瑞

    2007-01-01

    《路得记》是《圣经·旧约》中一件完整的艺术品.本文试从其故事发生的背景、内在叙事结构、人物品质体现三方面分析来充分理解作品的独特性、完美性以及人物的重要性,以充分体现《路得记》的文学审美主题.%The Book of Ruth in the Bible bears its unique beauty as a complete literature work.This paper tends to explore its aesthetic qualities from three aspects:its unusual background and setting,well-designed story structure,and the importance of the main characters so as to better appreciate the exquisite narrative skills of this story and fully demonstrate its beauty as a masterpiece in the Bible.

  6. Oltre la Bibbia. Il cinema tra narrazione e redenzione

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    Mino Chamla

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available In the Jewish tradition, the Bible is the origin of any possible interpretative and narrative development. Thus, starting from this statement and in the belief that film is, in its essence, narration and not representation, the author makes some remarks on the close and intimate relationship among Judaism, Jews and film, but also on the difficulty that movies have always experienced in the direct confrontation with the Bible while pretending to “represent it”. Moreover, if the cinema is mainly narrative and creative development of reality, we have to speak, with Walter Benjamin and Sigfried Kracauer, as for the Seventh art, about a sort of redemption of reality, in assonance, here again, with some profound and important trends of Judaism, and especially of the modern Jewish thought.

  7. Craftswomen in Kerdassa, Egypt: household production and reproduction.

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    Lynch PD; Fahmy H

    1983-01-01

    Working paper on interrelations among family and social roles, household production and fertility of rural women in Kerdassa, Egypt. Discusses living conditions, cultural factors, economic role, unpaid work, income generating activities (incl. weaving, handicrafts and subsistence farming), sexual division of labour, family planning and social status. Includes profiles of the self- employed. Stresses the need for improved educational opportunities, vocational training and health services. Bibl...

  8. Christopher Partridge (ed.), Anthems of Apocalypse: Popular Music and Apocalyptic Thought

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    Klypchak, Brad

    2015-01-01

    Sheffield Phoenix has established a small, yet successful, niche in the academic publishing market. As a portion of the Bible in the Modern World collection, Anthems of Apocalypse marks the fourth of a series specializing in examining instances where popular culture engages end of the world constructs. This edited collection of essays surveys various instances where popular musicians have taken the occulture (encompassing elements of the spiritual, esoteric, paranormal and conspiratorial) as ...

  9. Hermeneutic approach to eschatological issues. Hermeneutic perspective of Werner Jeanrond

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    Turza, Zoran

    2012-01-01

    Growing interest in apocalypse is the issue of concern to every Christian and to every theologian. In Bible and Christian tradition there are many different interpretations of eschatological questions, and here we are emphasizing two basic features of Christian understanding of apocalypse: the fundamental horizon of Christian living and human historical situation. Theologian's task, as in David Tracy's and Werner Jeanrond's hermeneutic, is to explain his own way of understanding apocalypse to...

  10. Immortality in view of Maimonides and Spinoza

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    Morteza Shajari; Yousef Nozohur; Abbas Fanni Asl

    2014-01-01

    Desire for immortality can be seen as the essential natural impulse. Therefore, different religions and thinkers have attempted to see the issue from different viewpoints. The great Jewish philosopher. Maimonides, due to deep fixation to Judaism, has tried to express their issues to be consistent with the Bible and his own community believes. He, in his discussion of resurrection, believed to three basic steps: The Messiah, the resurrection, and the world hereafter. His standpoint of eternity...

  11. THE INTERPRETATION OF THE CONCEPT OF HEBEL IN THE BOOK OF QOHELET IN RABBINIC SOURCES AND IN THE COMMENTARIES OF CHURCH FATHERS DIDYMUS OF ALEXANDRIA, GREGORY OF NYSSA, AND JEROME

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    Jūlija Oļeņeva

    2012-01-01

    Abstract The title of the thesis is “The Interpretation of the Concept of Hebel in the Book of Qohelet in Rabbinic Sources and in the Commentaries of the Church Fathers Didymus of Alexandria, Gregory of Nyssa, and Jerome”. The research has several aims: 1) to demonstrate that the comparative study of early biblical exegesis in Jewish and Christian traditions plays an important role in understanding the Bible in general and the Book of Qohelet in particular. Therefore analysis of rabbini...

  12. God's Word in Time

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    Hathaway, Christopher

    2013-01-01

    Despite the fundamentally historical nature of the Christian faith the history of biblical interpretation has been marked by periods in which the Bible was read through the lens of faith with little regard for history using the principles of allegory (the late classical and medieval Church), or through the lens of history with little regard for faith using the tools of historical criticism. The following is an argument that this conflict is rooted in the failure to give to historical time an...

  13. Confident spiritual care in a postmodern world.

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    Salladay, Susan A

    2011-01-01

    Aostmodern thinking that embraces tolerance and suggests there is no absolute truth may make Christian nurses feel uncertain or uncomfortable in giving spiritual care, especially care consistent wtih their beliefs. Christian nurses can be guided by the example of Jesus Christ and the Apostles Peter and Paul in the bible, being sensitive to postmodern perceptions without being intimidated by them and feeling neither obliated to share their faith, nor afraid to do so if a patient asks and gives consent. PMID:21473195

  14. Christian Learner: Wisdom and Gaining Knowledge Equals Joy

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    Nagle, Bonne

    2012-01-01

    When a Christian learner gains insight that learning is needed and takes the appropriate action to learn the knowledge and apply it, there will be joy and satisfaction with learning. The premise for this paper is in the Bible verse Ecclesiastes 2:26: (NASB) "For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy..."…

  15. Koncepce identity značky v České republice

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    Mužíková, Iveta

    2015-01-01

    Strong brand is a significant element of the differentiation in the highly competitive environment. The first step in the systematic brand building is to define its identity, which ensures the consistency of a brand over time. The goal of the master's thesis is to find out how czech brand consultants define the brand identity. In the master's thesis there is a comparison of the most frequently used elements in the theoretical models and brand bibles of foreign companies with approaches of cze...

  16. Arhitektuur ja keha : materiaalsus, liikumine, tähendus = Architecture and the Body : Materiality, Movement and Meaning / Jonathan A. Hale

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    Hale, Jonathan A.

    2006-01-01

    Hoone seosest looja ja kasutajaga, arhitektuuri kogemise kehalisest aspektist. Praktilise näitena analüüsitakse Nottinghami ülikooli viienda ja kuuenda kursuse arhitektuuriüliõpilaste projekti, mille eesmärgiks oli leida uusi arhitektuuri eksponeerimise viise, lähtudes eeldusest, et inimkeha ja ümbritsevat maailma seob olemuslik jätkuvus. Bibl. lk. 27

  17. Der Webauftritt – eine Dauerbaustelle / The website – constantly under construction

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    Boeckh, Dorothee

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Three web projects for the site http://www.ma.uni-heidelberg.de/bibl/ of the Library of the Medical Faculty of Mannheim are shown from the webteam’s perspective – from the first brainstorming sessions to the final design: relaunch, translation, usability-study. A thread through the projects is shown and completed by recommendations based on the webteam's experiences.

  18. An Analysis of Archetypal Characters and Images on Lord of the Flies

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    朱娟

    2012-01-01

      William Golding’s masterpiece, Lord of the Flies, enabled him to win the Nobel Prize in 1983. Golding considered this novel as a myth, since he applied plenty of archetypes from Greek mythology and the Bible to this novel. This thesis is to ana⁃lyze the main characters and images in it from a myth-archetypal perspective to reveal the author’s writing purpose.

  19. The second coming of Christ as the golden key to unlock the Book of Daniel: an analysis of a Pentecostal interpretation of the dream in Daniel 2

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    Nel, M.

    2008-01-01

    Pentecostals regard the doctrine of the second coming of Christ as very important. All passages in the Bible deemed to be “prophetical” are interpreted in premillennialist terms. Bennie Kleynhans’ interpretation of the dream in Daniel 2 is used to demonstrate how an endeavour to find relevance through a contemporary interpretation of a Biblical passage, easily be- comes outdated. He was of the opinion that communism, the Council on Foreign Relations and the European Economic Community...

  20. Biblical Scriptures impact on six ethical models influencing accounting practices

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    Rodgers, Waymond; Gago Rodríguez, Susana

    2006-01-01

    The recent frauds in organizations have been a point for reflection among researchers and practitioners regarding the lack of morality in certain decision-making. We argue for a modification of decision-making models that has been accepted in organizations with stronger links with ethics and morality. With this aim we propose a return to the base value of Christianity, supported by Bible scriptures, underlying six dominant ethical approaches that drive practices in organizations.

  1. Laughter in the Old Testament: A hotchpotch of humour, mockery and rejoicing?

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    Hennie A.J. Kruger

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Aspects of humour appearing in society, religion, literature and speech have been discussed. The article investigated in particular the current tendency to interpret certain passages in the Bible as evidence of humorous traits. In these cases humour is taken as an interpretative key. A prerequisite to provide a hermeneutical basis for reading the Old Testament in terms of humour has been discussed. A few texts that present Yahweh as laughing have been considered.

  2. The Understanding of Abraham in Genesis

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    Li Xiaoxi; Qu Caie

    2008-01-01

    An understanding of the book of Genesis and its message is essential to the study of the Bible from which we know how the world and human beings come into existence in the ancient Hebrews'eyes.The greater part of the book Genesis is about four men's stories─ Abraham,Issac,Jacob,and Joseph.In this paper,Abraham's remarkable personalities will be examined thoroughly through taking some stories which are mainly included in Genesis12-25.

  3. Biomedical engineering fundamentals

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    Bronzino, Joseph D

    2014-01-01

    Known as the bible of biomedical engineering, The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition, sets the standard against which all other references of this nature are measured. As such, it has served as a major resource for both skilled professionals and novices to biomedical engineering.Biomedical Engineering Fundamentals, the first volume of the handbook, presents material from respected scientists with diverse backgrounds in physiological systems, biomechanics, biomaterials, bioelectric phenomena, and neuroengineering. More than three dozen specific topics are examined, including cardia

  4. A Narratological Study of the Book of Job

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    张辩辩; 聂敏佳

    2016-01-01

    The Book of Job, Dante's The Divine Comedy and Goethe's Faust are called a trilogy of probing the mysteries of human being and universe. As one of the most outstanding works of the wisdom literature in Bible, The Book of Job attracts lots of scholars' attention to study it from literary perspective. Narratology is a theory study narrative, text, characters, plots and narrative skills. This paper views characters and plots in The Book of Job from a narrative perspective.

  5. Cultural and legal accounts of rape

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    Fernández Villanueva, Concepción; Koulianou-Manolopoulou, Panagiota

    2008-01-01

    The present paper attempts to show how rape is represented in a variety of historical and contemporary discourses. Examples of rapes in Greek mythology, in the Bible, in medieval iconography, in literature, and in scientific theories, are compared and contrasted. Analysis suggests that such discourses tend to make sexual aggression (and specifically the rape of women) legitimate, be it by minimizing the harm done; by normalizing and naturalizing sexual violence; or by aesthetisizing rape as a...

  6. Archetypal Reading of Tess of the D'rbervilles

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    陈莹莹; 刘星光; 陈志君

    2006-01-01

    Tess of the D'urbervilles, one of Hardy's masterpieces, is a bright pearl in the treasure house of the world literature. In view of the great influences of the Bible and the Greek classics exerted on Hardy and his works, this paper attempts to reexamine this world canon form the perspective of archetypal criticism, with the aim at finding out the reasons for the intense tragic effect this novel evokes on readers and for its everlasting charm in the world literature.

  7. Hidden Within technology's Empire ,a Republic of Letters%Hidden Within technology's Empire,a Republic of Letters

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    韩素音

    2010-01-01

    @@ When I was a boy "discovering literature" , I used to think how wonderful it would be if every other person on the street were familiar with Proust and Joyce or T.E. Lawrence or Pasternak and Kafka. Later I learned how refractory to high culture the democratic masses were. Lincoln as a young frontiersman read Plutarch,Shakespeare and the Bible. But then he was Lincoln.

  8. Astrologia e Cabbalà nell’ebraismo italiano rinascimentale

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    Lelli, Fabrizio

    2015-01-01

    Although Jews always stressed the boundaries of man’s intellect when facing the scientific knowledge of a transcendental God’s creation, they always held the study of astronomy and astrology in high esteem. From the time of the Bible through the early modern era, the major limit to scientific discovery imposed on Jews by their monotheistic faith made it difficult for them to create an autonomous astrological science, in the Greek meaning. However, ...

  9. La torre de Babel, Heródoto y los primeros viajeros europeos por tierras mesopotámicas

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    Montero Fenollós, Juan-Luis

    2008-01-01

    Until the beginning of archaeological research in Babylon in 1899 the city was only known in Europe through the information provided by the Old Testament, classical geographers and historians (specially Herodotus), and the stories of many adventurers. In fact many western travellers, who for different reasons visited the Near East, sought the most important Mesopotamian city and its legendary tower, the Tower of Babel, using only the information provided by the Bible and classical sources.

  10. Solar engineering of thermal processes

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    Duffie, John A

    2013-01-01

    The updated fourth edition of the ""bible"" of solar energy theory and applications Over several editions, Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes has become a classic solar engineering text and reference. This revised Fourth Edition offers current coverage of solar energy theory, systems design, and applications in different market sectors along with an emphasis on solar system design and analysis using simulations to help readers translate theory into practice. An important resource for students of solar engineering, solar energy, and alternative energy as well

  11. Milleks monumenti = Why a monument? / Heie Treier

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    Treier, Heie, 1963-

    2006-01-01

    2006. a. toimunud Jüri Lotmani mälestusmärgi konkursist, Mati Karmini ja Andres Lunge võidutööst. Monumentide positiivseid näiteid: Tubina plats Tartus (Aili Vahtrapuu, Veronika Valk, Louis Dandrel), ideekavandid: Estonia teatri juubelimonument Tallinnas (Tiiu Kirsipuu, Üla Koppel) ja Eesti iseseisvuse monument Pärnus Rüütli platsil (Mart Aas, Kaarel Eelma, Mikk Mutso). Bibl. lk. 73

  12. Invalidity of prohibition of the perpetual motion engine of the second kind and the scenario of using these engines for prevention of the "thermal death" on the Earth

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    Haitun, Sergey

    2010-01-01

    The paper is grounded on the author's book '"Thermal Death" on the Earth and the scenario how to prevent it' (Moscow, URSS, 2009, bibl.571). While consuming energy, we finally practically all the produced energy is dissipated as heat. As the way of preventing the "thermal death" the author suggests that we should transit to the thermocyclic power engineering based on using heat circulation and build "cold storage plants" which must collect the dissipated heat and transform it into forms of en...

  13. Intervjuu James Corneriga = Interview with James Corner / James Corner ; interv. Andres Sevtshuk

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    Corner, James

    2006-01-01

    Büroo Field Operations maastikuarhitekt ning Pennsylvania Ülikooli maastikuarhitektuuri osakonna juhataja James Corner oma büroost, maastikust kui "instrumendist", postindustriaalsete aladega seotud projektidest (New Yorgi High Line'i muutmine pargiks ja promenaadiks), tööst suuremahuliste maastikega (Fresh Kills'i soo, endise prügila muutmine pargialaks), maastikuarhitektuurist ja linnakujundusest (maastiku urbanism), õpetamise tähtsusest oma töös ja maastikuarhitektuuri ideede arendamisel. Bibl. lk. 24

  14. Echoes of Faith

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    Hawkins, B. Denise

    2012-01-01

    In the years after the Civil War, there were millions of newly-freed Black children and adults who emerged from slavery worn, but eager and determined to get something they never had--a chance to learn how to read the Bible, write their names and words on a page, and be educated. Even before the Civil War, some Blacks in the North were pressing…

  15. Invisible Bruises: Understanding Domestic Violence Indicators in Online Students and How Faculty Can Offer Support

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    Chiacchia, Monique

    2012-01-01

    Domestic violence has been a reality in civilized society since a time prior to the Bible, but it has only been within the last thirty years that public recognition of its effects has infiltrated the media and the law. This has been due in part to the writings and research of Lenore Walker, who has been called the "Mother of The Battered Woman's…

  16. Holy Koran\\\\\\'s Pattern in the Cultural Communication of Islam and Christianity

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    Habibollah Arzani; Hamed Ehtemam

    2016-01-01

    The Holy Koran, the last scared scripture sent by Allah, recommends, based on the verses frequency, seven methods to communicate with the Christians. The important point about these seven models that may be considered interesting is their sequence as they may be applied one after another in the following order: 1-        Affirmation of some of the Christianity foundations (the Holy Bible, Jesus Christ, Saint Mary and the  Apostles) 2-&...

  17. Jesus Is an Anarchist

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    Redford, James

    2001-01-01

    James Redford, "Jesus Is an Anarchist", Social Science Research Network (SSRN), Dec. 4, 2011 (orig. pub. Dec. 19, 2001), 60 pp., doi:10.2139/ssrn.1337761.   ABSTRACT: The teachings and actions of Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach) and the apostles recorded in the New Testament are analyzed in regard to their ethical and political philosophy, with analysis of context vis-à-vis the Old Testament (Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible) being given. From this analysis, it is sh...

  18. Towards an appropriate model of the local church in the Vaal Triangle / by Mosielle Peter Mohapi

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    Mohapi, Mosielle Peter

    2008-01-01

    This study seeks to discover more specifically how the Bible, rather than traditions, comfortable habits, or past practices, should guide us in achieving qualitative and quantitative church-growth in the Vaal Triangle, and in doing so to investigate different models, with the view of suggesting one typical to the conditions in the area. The literature review revealed that the local churches as they exist today are in disrepute. Together with other societal institutions, they are suspect, dist...

  19. Apresentação do Dossiê

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    Silvana Krause; Thomas Kestler; Juan Bautista Lucca

    2012-01-01

    The dossier Exploring the frontiers of Christian spirituality, between Mysticism and Mystiques, passion and compassion unites unit biblical, dogmatic, historical-pastoral approaches in a transdisciplinary perspective. It has been designed by Professor Dr. Paula Blanches (Area of ​​Pastoral Theology) , doctoral candidate Marcelo Carneiro da Silva (Area of ​​the Bible) and Dr. Helmut Renders (Area history and theology). We believe that the effort on the subject of spirituality, located in the f...

  20. Danish independent film, or how to make films without public funding

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    Hansen, Kim Toft

    Studying independent film in Denmark is a new and interesting way to analyse power relations in Danish film productions. The sheer magnitude of Danish indiefilms is in itself a very convincing voice to be heard. Throughout the past almost two decades we have seen a developing challenge to the typ...... production. This DIY-culture has very much provided Danish film subcultures with a bible and an idol to look up to....

  1. Vessels and MeasuresSystem

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    Kletter, Raz

    2014-01-01

    Discussion of dry and liquid capacity measures in Judah/ the Bible/ ANE; LMlk jars; Bath, hin and other capacity measures existed already in the Iron Age; Albright estimation of bath as c. 20 liters was right as an inscribed jar from Lachish prooves. Tehre were no "lamlk stamp systems" or "jar handle systems" of administration in Judah - administaration was not sitting in a Shphelah pottery workshop obsessed with stamping (carelessly!) a minory of lmlk type jars; but in Jerusalem, issuing ord...

  2. La réécriture du personnage biblique de Judas Iscariote dans "Carnet secret de Judas Iscariote" d’Auguy Makey et "Judas, le deuxième jour" de Jacques Duquesne

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    Mengue Nguema, Nadine Fludore

    2012-01-01

    Traditional historiography presents Judas as a Devil hero, with a negative influence.That thesis would like to refuse the dogmatic version of the Bible, about Judas, andinvites to another way, more dynamic. How Romanesque literature writes againstthis figure, beyond reductions and Manichaeism? Does-it proposed another version?A comparison between Auguy Makey and Jacques Duquesne attests that arehabilitation of that figure is working. But the divergence of these authors is abouttheir interpret...

  3. ПРОПОВІДЬ ЯК ПРОГРЕСИВНИЙ ДІАЛОГ

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    Р.П. Соловій

    2016-01-01

    The concept of preaching as a progressive dialogue in understanding of the modern evangelical movement of Emerging church is analyzed. The critique of modernist style of communication, which is based on rationalism and individualism, monologue verbal form of teaching are researched. The “progressive dialogue” that should focus on the development of the relationship, involve the search for truth all members of the community and transform the Bible from t...

  4. The Importance of Social Media in Business Models on Internet

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    Nicodim Liliana; Negoi Eugen Remus; Tileaga Cosmin

    2012-01-01

    Social media is a term that reflects the rapid development of technology and the skills and knowledge users, a complex concept for which there is no universally accepted definition. The term defines generic, a set of online communication channels, social networks and transmission of information, including social networks, groups, forums, blogs and various content platforms that facilitate transmission and instant communication (Safko, L., The Social Media Bible, John Willey & Sons, New Jersey...

  5. Book Review: Reinventing Eden: the fate of nature in Western culture

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    Davidson, Ronald A.

    2005-01-01

    courses on economy-culture relationships. At the research level, it will be equally invaluable. I dare you not to buy it. Manchester University NOEL CASTREE Reinventing Eden: the fate of nature in Western culture. By Carolyn Merchant. New York: Routledge. 2003. 308 pp. $25.00 paper. ISBN: 0 41593 l64 9. Was Eve of the Bible the first scientist? After all, as Carolyn Merchant remarks in Reinventing Eden, Eve's consumption of the forbidden ...

  6. Kontekstualność w nauczaniu literatury

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    Zaborowska, Wiesława

    2002-01-01

    This article contains a review of contexts used in school-didactics of literature. The definition of intertextuality, context and other theoretical problems are considered in the first chapter. Second chapter contains a review of each kind of contexts. At the beginning the author describes the literary contexts related to the analyzed by the means of allusion. He also writes about Bible and mythology. The following part consists of a review of auxiliary contexts, which belong t...

  7. The Theme of The Second Coming

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    彭锴

    2014-01-01

    The second coming is a master work of William Butler Yeats which is also one of the most thematically obscure poems. By analyzing the poem based on Yeats’philosophy of occultism and historical background as well as the Bible, this paper states the theme of this poem is that western civilization has been destroyed by wars with the consequence of the appearance of anti-civilization;then, a new civilization will come into being.

  8. Can the date of Moses' death be determined astronomically?

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    Manetsch, T. J.; Osborn, W. H.

    2011-08-01

    There is an early Jewish tradition that the sun darkened on the day of Moses' death. The possibility of this being a reference to a solar eclipse has been investigated. If such were to be the case, identification of the eclipse could be used to derive dates for events recorded in the Bible. A likely candidate eclipse has been found that fits well with Hebrew calendar dates and timelines that are recorded in the biblical books of Deuteronomy and Joshua.

  9. Gregory the Great's metaphor of the physician of the heart as a model for pastoral identity.

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    McGrath-Merkle, Clare

    2011-06-01

    The identity of the Roman Catholic priesthood remains in serious crisis. Scholars have called for a return to traditional sources to find possible solutions, including the Early Church Fathers and the Hebrew Bible. Following Oden, this article further explores Pope Gregory the Great's The Book of Pastoral Rule and his ideals regarding pastoral identity. Of unique importance is his notion of the pastor as a "physician of the heart," unrecognized previously as central to his project.

  10. The Pope's scientists

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    Cartlidge, Edwin

    2009-05-01

    When Galileo Galilei was being grilled by the Inquisition in 1633, he used a memorable phrase to explain why he felt that the Copernican Sun-centred world view was not at odds with Christianity. "Scripture is intended to teach us how to go to heaven, and not how the heavens go," he said. Galileo, in other words, thought that people should look to the Bible for salvation and not for an explanation of the natural world.

  11. Retoriese kritiek en die interpretasie van die Ou Testament

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    Van Deventer, H.J.M.

    1999-01-01

    Rhetorical criticism and the interpretation of the Old Testament Modern history of Biblical interpretation presents us with two basic approaches to the text of the Bible, viz. historical and literary approaches. This article proposes rhetorical criticism as a process of interpretation that analyses both the historical and literary features of a text. After a short overview of the modern use of the term, especially within the field of Biblical interpretation, this article investigates various ...

  12. Stoning for Adultery in Christianity and Islam and its Implementation in Contemporary Muslim Societies

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    Azman bin Mohd Noor

    2010-01-01

    Abstract: This paper examines the scriptural bases of stoning for adultery in the two sister religions and its implementation in contemporary Muslim societies. Based upon archival and documentary research, this study found that stoning to death for adultery is prescribed in both the Bible and the Qur’ān. Christians, however, have abandoned this law and it is no longer practiced in any Christian-dominant country. With the expansion of Western imperialism, the same trend seems to be takin...

  13. Social Involvement in Religious Institutions and God-Mediated Control Beliefs: A Longitudinal Investigation

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    Krause, Neal M.

    2007-01-01

    This study examines the relationships among race, education, formal as well as informal involvement in the church, and God-mediated control. Formal involvement in the church was assessed by the frequency of attendance at worship services, Bible study groups, and prayer groups. Informal involvement was measured with an index of spiritual support provided by fellow church members. Data from a nationwide longitudinal survey of older people suggest that both formal and informal church involvement...

  14. Советская аннексия и государственный континуитет : международно-правовой статус Эстонии, Латвии и Литвы в 1940-1991 гг. и после 1991 г. : исслед�

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    Мялксоо, Лаури, 1975-

    2005-01-01

    Tõlgitud väljaandest: Mälksoo, Lauri. Illegal Annexation and State Continuity : the case of the Incorporation of the Baltic States by the USSR. A Study of the Tension between Normativity and Power in International Law. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003. - 373 lk. - Bibl. lk. 341- 370 ja joonealustes märkustes. - (Monographs on international law and human rights / Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights ; 5). ISBN 90-411-2177-3

  15. Nõukogude anneksioon ja riigi järjepidevus : Eesti, Läti ja Leedu staatus rahvusvahelises õiguses 1940. a.-1991. a. ja pärast 1991. a : uurimus pingest normatiivsuse ja võimu vahel rahvusvahelises õiguses / Lauri Mälksoo ; tõlkinud Alar Hels

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    Mälksoo, Lauri, 1975-

    2005-01-01

    Tõlgitud väljaandest: Mälksoo, Lauri. Illegal Annexation and State Continuity : the case of the Incorporation of the Baltic States by the USSR. A Study of the Tension between Normativity and Power in International Law. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003. - 373 lk. - Bibl. lk. 341- 370 ja joonealustes märkustes. - (Monographs on International Law and Human Rights / Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights ; 5). ISBN 90-411-2177-3

  16. ‘I gave them laws that were not good’ (Ezk 20:25): A biblical model of complex subjectivity and the prospects of multi-ethnic contextual reading

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    Dexter E. Callender

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to address the problem of multi-cultural multi-ethnic contextual Bible reading by giving attention to identity and subjectivity and how it is modeled both in our analyses of contemporary life and in our reconstructions of antiquity and ancient contexts. The aim here is to suggest a position that engages the question of shared values; that creates a space for dialogue between contrasting discourses; and that gives attention to the question of authenticity. I sugg...

  17. Sociální práce jako důsledek křesťanského postoje

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    2012-01-01

    The thesis deals with criteria resulting from social services quality standards and with seeking motivation in church teaching for social work practicing. The exordium explains the concept of social service, social services quality standards, church social teaching, and bible. In other chapters the thesis describes social standards criteria defined by MPSV and within the framework of this criteria searches the connections between social services practicing and church teaching. Thesis conclusi...

  18. ’n Teologies-etiese beoordeling van werkloosheid

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    A theological-ethical judgment of unemployment One of the biggest labour problems in South Africa is unem- ployment. In this article unemployment is studied in the light of Biblical utterances on labour. The aim of this study is to give guidance from the Bible to role players on how their disposition should be concerning unemployment. In the article the extent of unemployment is investigated. This is followed by probing into different factors influencing unemployment since 1994. After t...

  19. David�s initial Philistine victories according to Josephus

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    The Bible twice relates, in Samuel 5:17-25/1 Chronicles 14:8-17, David�s initial pair of victories over the Philistines. This essay focuses on a third version of David�s triumphs, i.e. that of Josephus in his Ant 7.70-77, comprising this in detail with its two Biblical parallels (as represented by MT, Codex Vaticanus and the LucianictAntiochene MSS of the LXX, the Targums, and the Vulgate).

  20. David�s initial Philistine victories according to Josephus

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    Full Text Available The Bible twice relates, in Samuel 5:17-25/1 Chronicles 14:8-17, David�s initial pair of victories over the Philistines. This essay focuses on a third version of David�s triumphs, i.e. that of Josephus in his Ant 7.70-77, comprising this in detail with its two Biblical parallels (as represented by MT, Codex Vaticanus and the LucianictAntiochene MSS of the LXX, the Targums, and the Vulgate.

  1. Integrating the youth into the life and work of the church through education

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    N. P. Heystek

    1987-01-01

    Although quite a few images or phrases are used in the Bible to describe the church, we shall use only two in this presentation, namely: the church as body of Christ (Rm 12:4-5; 1 Cr 12:12 f, Cl 1:24; Eph 4:11) and as flock of God (Jn 10:1-18; 1 Pt 5:2).

  2. Čovjek i kozmos u biblijskoj perspektivi

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    TOMIĆ, Celestin

    1988-01-01

    To be in the cosmos, in the world, is the essential condition of man’s existence. In the cosmos man discovers harmony and through it the Creator. The heaven declares the glory of God. Sin has introduced suffering into the world. The Bible takes cognizance of this and instructs man Ihow he can, living in the world, set up spiritual harmony in himself and thereby achieve his salvation.

  3. The biblical concept of conversion and its social implications from a Latin American perspective

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    This work presents a concept of conversion using the researches of Liberation theologians and the relation of Jesus to four groups in the Synoptics. In chapter one, the main concern is the hermeneutical problem as it defines the kind of emphasis the interpretation of the Bible will support. Liberation theology focuses on its context as the key aspect for a practical interpretation. In chapter two six Liberation theologians are studied with a focus on the concept o...

  4. Biblical quotations in Faustus’s Capitula

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    Scholars are still of the opinion that Augustine first started to read and discuss the Bible only once he became a Catholic Christian, or even only after his appointment as a Catholic priest. The possibility of Manichaean influences on Augustine’s reproduction of biblical texts is therefore, in many cases, not taken into account. However, the study of (Latin) Manichaean sources gives us reason to rethink that position. This article is an investigation of the use of Scripture in the most ...

  5. The Formula of Plague Narratives

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    Christensen, Jørgen Riber

    2015-01-01

    The article is a narratological investigation of a selection of plague tales. The selection spans millennia and different text types, technologies and genres, from The Bible to apocalyptical films, iPhone games and testimonials from Médecins Sans Frontières. The research question is whether it is......, Plague Inc. and testimonials from Médecins Sans Frontières about the 2014-15 ebola outbreak in West Africa....

  6. The second coming of Christ as the golden key to unlock the Book of Daniel: an analysis of a Pentecostal interpretation of the dream in Daniel 2

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    M. Nel

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Pentecostals regard the doctrine of the second coming of Christ as very important. All passages in the Bible deemed to be “prophetical” are interpreted in premillennialist terms. Bennie Kleynhans’ interpretation of the dream in Daniel 2 is used to demonstrate how an endeavour to find relevance through a contemporary interpretation of a Biblical passage, easily be- comes outdated. He was of the opinion that communism, the Council on Foreign Relations and the European Economic Community with its ten members would introduce the Antichrist as the leader of a one-world government, eventually leading to the second coming of Christ. Daniel 2 is read as “prophecy”, describing the global situation at the latter half of the twentieth century. This demonstrates that the differences in interpreting the dream in Daniel 2 reflect different ways of viewing and treating the Bible. A fundamentalist perspective sees the Bible as a blueprint of what God is going to do in future and how he is going to do this. The “future” – the “last days” just before the second coming of Christ – is inevitably linked to the present day.

  7. Reading the Old Testament in the 21st century using the Book of Jonah as reference

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    Full Text Available Some Old Testament scholars identify three main types of approaches to the Bible, namely, (1 theological (2 historical and (3 literary. Others would rather refer to different methods of studying the Bible, which can be linked to different worlds. Some methods focus more on the world behind the text, others on the world of the text itself, whilst yet a third group focuses more on the world in front of the text. One reads the text according to which of the three worlds one regards as the most important. Although there is truth in all of these classifications of approaches to studying the Bible and methods of doing so, the audience for whom the reading is done plays an even more important role. The different audiences often cherish different views of Scripture which can be linked to a specific paradigm and which dominates the outcome of the reading process. The fact is illustrated by investigating how the book of Jonah has been read and studied in recent years.

  8. SEXUAL SIN IN NEW TESTAMENT TIMES BIBLICAL AND CONTEXTUAL PERSPECTIVES IN NIGERIA

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    Akintunde Dorcas Olubanke

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Christian ethical standards are breaking down in our nation. Many believe now that individuals have rights, including the right to make their own sexual decisions and that sexual behaviour is an individual's private matter. How then can Christianity or the Church relate to the sexual and marriage problems today? If the bible really has a standard that can safe-guide sexual behaviours, why is sexual sin common even within the Church? Historical-contextual and sociological methods were employed in this paper in order to clearly state the New Testament understanding. The study contextualized Biblical teachings, particularly on sex and marriage to the Africans. Findings revealed that the Bible places sex and sexual activity within the larger context of holiness and faithfulness. In this regard, the Bible presents an honest and often detailed explanation of God's design for sex and its place in human life. The New Testament presents sexual deviance as an intentional rejection of God's authority as Creator and Lord. Invariably, Nigeria is characterized by loose sexual morality, which cannot be divorced from incessant poverty, unemployment and illiteracy, as well as the flood of immigrants to Africa and to Nigeria who brought new forms of family life and new sexual customs. The paper concludes that there is clear evidence that our memories are failing on Jesus’ injunctions in this regard, hence, there is need to draw upon the Christian faith for guidance but African context should not be forgotten

  9. On Wyclif Bible’ s influences on the medieval England culture%威克利夫《圣经》对中世纪英格兰文化影响研究

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    威克利夫《圣经》是英语语言文化史上第一部完整的英文《圣经》,也是14世纪威克利夫宗教改革所取得的最重要成果。译本的完成与广泛传播不仅打破了天主教会对《圣经》及其阐释权的垄断,而且挑战了当时拉丁语作为教会唯一合法语言的至尊地位,对中世纪英格兰文化产生了广泛而深远的影响。%Wyclif Bible is the first complete English Bible in the history of English language and culture as well as the topmost achievement of Wyclif’ s religious reform.The fulfillment of English version and its wide dissemi-nation then not only broke the Catholic church’ s monopoly on The Bible and its interpretation, but also chal-lenged the supreme position of Latin as the only legitimate church language, exerting wide and far-reaching in-fluence on the medieval English culture.

  10. Huwelik of nie � wat van Hooglied?

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    H Viviers

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available The traditional heterosexual, monogamous marriage can be questioned, not only on the grounds of modern deviating practices in regard to permanent love relationships but on discrepancies within the Bible itself. It is a myth that the �Bible says�� and then voicing only one viewpoint, when there are more than what fundamentalists have Bible readers to believe. The Song of Songs represents such an alternative voice, subverting the mainstream mores of its time. It not only subverts what was then deemed �proper�, patriarchy, class and religion but markedly also the typical Mediterranean marriage. The two lovers dream of a traditional marriage some time in the future but at the moment they focus predominantly on the intimate enjoyment of each other. �Sex before marriage�, however, is never promiscuous but adheres to a deapseated ethic of fidelity. The Song interestingly opens up morally defendable permanent relationships other than the traditional marriage. Utilizing Body Criticism the Song is appreciated in its own right in this article.

  11. Stroke in ancient times: a reinterpretation of Psalms 137:5,6 Acidente vascular cerebral nos velhos tempos: uma reinterpretação dos Salmos 137 (versículos 5,6

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    Full Text Available Stroke was probably first described in Psalms 136: 5-6 of the Catholic Bible, and Psalms 137:5-6 of the Evangelical Bible. Based on the Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, Dutch, Russian, Greek, and original Hebrew Bible, the significance of this Psalm is the invocation of a punishment, of which the final result would be a stroke of the left middle cerebral artery, causing motor aphasia and right hemiparesis.Acidente vascular cerebral foi descrito pela primeira vez provavelmente na Bíblia, nos Salmos 136, versículos 5 e 6, da bíblia católica, e 137, versículos 5 e 6, da bíblia evangélica. Nas bíblias escritas em português, espanhol, inglês, alemão, holandês, russo, grego e no original hebraico, o significado destes Salmos seria a invocação de um castigo, que poderia corresponder a acidente vascular da artéria cerebral média esquerda, levando a afasia motora com hemiplegia direita.

  12. Mold: "tsara'at," Leviticus, and the history of a confusion.

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    2003-01-01

    The noun tsara'at appears about two dozen times in the Hebrew Bible, almost exclusively in Leviticus, where it is used to describe a state of ritual defilement manifested as a scaly condition of the skin, a condition of cloth, leather, and the walls of houses. In the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, negac tsara'at was translated as aphe lepras; in the Latin Vulgate, this became plega leprae. These words in Greek and Latin implied a condition that spread over the body, not a term of ritual impurity. Tsara'at has continued to be translated as "leprosy," even though this term is not appropriate, as there was no leprosy as we know it in the Middle East during the time period the Hebrew Bible was written. Others have suggested that the proper translation of tsara'at is "mold." The recent identification of a specific mold (Stachybotrys sp.) that contaminates buildings and causes respiratory distress, memory loss, and rash, and the fact that mold has been present for millennia, lend support to the translation of tsara'at as "mold."

  13. “路西弗”源流考%The Evolution of “Lucifer”

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    “Lucifer” has often been regarded as the name of the Devil, as written in the Bible. Yet this is not exactly the case. This article offers a critical examination of the origin of the name, as well as the development of the theological and literary image of the devil called Lucifer. The term translated as “Lucifer” appears only once in the Hebrew Bible, in Isaiah 14:12, where the author uses the day star to allude to the King of Babylon. In the Jewish tradition, this verse does not refer to the fall of the devil. However, the impact of spiritual exegesis of the early Church Fathers and the Latin Vulgate gradually gives rise to the notion that Lucifer is the name of the devil, which becomes widespread throughout the Middle Ages and Reformation era. A particular lie of theological thought and series of images ensues. However, at the same time, the idea of Christ as the bright star has always remained. From the Bible verses to the Easter Vigil liturgy, we can still see Christ called“Lucifer,” the day star. This calls for a deeper relfection on the history of exegesis and theology centering on the ifgure of Lucifer.

  14. Ou wyn in nuwe sakke: 'n Kritiese waardering van Bijbels lexicon

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    Opsomming: Bijbels lexicon is 'n Nederlandse leksikon wat woorde en uitdrukkings bevat wat aan die Bybel ontleen is en wat ná 1945 nog bekend was. Die teikengebruikers van hierdie leksikon is waarskynlik persone wat graag die Bybel lees en diegene wat belangstel in die oor-sprong en agtergrond van die Nederlandse taal. Die inleiding tot die leksikon bevat baie inligting, onder andere oor hoe die leksikon saamgestel is, 'n uiteensetting van tipes leksikale items en motivering vir lemmakeuses en tydvak wat gedek word, hoe om leksikale items na te slaan, ens. Selfs niegelowiges sal die leksikon kan gebruik, aangesien die inleiding ook agtergrondsinligting in blokvorm bevat, nl. 'n uiteensetting van die inhoud van die Bybel, en inligting oor Nederlandse Bybelvertalings, spreekwoordversamelings en Bybelse name. Die voordele van hierdie leksikon is dat dit slegs huidige gebruiksvoorbeelde bevat en daarom dus neologismes en veranderde betekenisse akkommodeer. Hoewel die outeurs in enkele gevalle afwyk van die terminologie vir verskillende tipes leksikale items, soos deur hulle self omskryf, is die hantering van woordeboekartikels oor die algemeen baie konsekwent en inligting is maklik toeganklik. Die waarde van die leksikon sou moontlik verder verhoog kon word deur die gebruik van meer kruisverwysings.

    Sleutelwoorde: BETEKENIS, BYBEL, EIENAAM, HEDENDAAGSE GEBRUIK, HER-KOMS, LEKSIKOGRAFIE, LEKSIKON, NEDERLANDS, NEOLOGISME, SITAAT, SPREEK-WOORD, VASTE UITDRUKKING

    Abstract: Old Wine in New Bottles: A Critical Appreciation of Bijbels lexicon. Bijbels lexicon is a Dutch lexicon which includes words and fixed expressions which have been borrowed from the Bible and which were still known after 1945. The target users of this lexicon are probably people who are fond of reading the Bible and those who are interested in the origin and background of the Dutch language. The introduction to the dictionary contains much information, inter alia on how

  15. S. T. Coleridge, Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit (1840: Its Place in the History of Biblical Criticism Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit (1840 de S. T. Coleridge : sa place dans l’histoire de la critique biblique

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    Full Text Available L’ouvrage posthume de S. T. Coleridge, Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit, est trop rarement perçu comme un texte capital dans l’histoire de la critique biblique. S’inscrivant dans la tradition allemande, celle de Lessing en particulier, il présente pourtant une herméneutique critique qui reconnaît l’autorité de la Bible tout en évitant la doctrine de l’inspiration plénière et les dangers de ce que Coleridge appelle la « bibliolâtrie ». Un lien étroit est établi entre la littérature de la Bible et l’œuvre de Shakespeare, lien selon lequel les Écritures révèlent la nature de Dieu et les vérités de la foi chrétienne. Le retentissement des Confessions ne se fit pas ressentir de manière immédiate, mais l’ouvrage est le précurseur de nombreux travaux bien ultérieurs dans le domaine de la critique biblique, dont l’essai de Benjamin Jowett dans Essays and Reviews (1860. Coleridge définit une herméneutique résolument moderne qui définit la Bible comme le Verbe de Dieu mais qui considère aussi « le chariot vivant qui porte (pour nous le trône de l’Humanité Divine ». Dans ses Confessions, Coleridge confirme que les Écritures sont à la fois une grande œuvre littéraire, et, par là-même, un ouvrage théologique sur la révélation religieuse.

  16. Wordsmiths & Warriors

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    Full Text Available Wordsmiths & Warriors relates a real journey of thousands of miles undertaken by David and Hilary Crystal. The result is a fascinating combination of English-language history and travelogue (the study gives detailed instructions on how to find each place mentioned. David is responsible for the descriptions, and Hilary, for the full-colour photographs. The book comprises a guide for those wishing to follow in their footsteps; at the same time, it reflects the chronology of the language. The Crystals visit places associated with such well-known writers as Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Wordsworth; dictionary compilers such as Johnson and Murray; and a number of well-known and lesser-known dialect writers, elocutionists, and grammarians. Warrior wordsmiths such as King Alfred are also mentioned.Wordsmiths & Warriors emphasises the centrality of the Anglo-Saxon, medieval and early modern periods in the development of the English language as it is known today. A progressive view of language change and transition is generally avoided in the study in favor of a more personal selection of texts. The scope of the book is wide, incorporating small villages as well as major cities, ancient texts and more modern ones. Fifty-seven chapters take us to places as far apart as St Albans, Peterborough, West Malvern, Grasmere, Bath, Pegwell Bay, Lindisfarne, Cerne Abbas, Bourne, Canterbury, and Oxford. Wordsmiths & Warriors gives its readers an appetite to know more as fascinating details about the relationship between places and literary works emerge. The most important names are included: Chaucer (Southwark and Canterbury; Shakespeare (Stratford-upon-Avon and Park Street, London – the location of the original Globe Theatre, Dryden, Burns, Wordsworth, Hardy, George Bernard Shaw, and Dylan Thomas. The Bible is discussed in detail in relation to a number of geographical locations, including Lutterworth, Leicestershire, where Wycliffe translated the Bible in the 14th

  17. Poverty and Christian Welfare Scheme: Evidence from the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion Osun State, Nigeria

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    Full Text Available Existing studies on welfare schemes in Nigerian Churches have focussed on the political and economic perspectives, neglecting the ethical dimension which has a stronger basis in the Bible. This study, therefore, examined the welfare scheme of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion, Osun State, Nigeria as evidence with a view to assessing their method of generating welfare resources, as well as their implementation and monitoring strategy against the provision of the Bible on welfare ethics. Data were obtained through interviews, observation and questionnaire. In-depth interviews were conducted with 90 randomly selected key informants including 12 clergy, 24 poor members of the church, 18 welfare scheme officers and 36 beneficiaries. Four welfare schemes were observed between 1991 -2012 in a total of 30 Anglican Churches in major towns in Osun State. A total of 600 copies of the questionnaire were purposively administered to beneficiaries, church members and welfare scheme officers. Out of these, 550 were retrieved and analysed using percentages. The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion generated resources for welfare schemes through compulsory  levies, donations, annual harvest proceeds, offering collection ,tithes/offering and foreign assistance .Four categories of welfare schemes were adopted: Health care delivery, vocational rehabilitation, micro-credit loans, and women’s empowerment. One implementation strategy was adopted, namely, social advocacy. The church utilized sensitisation mechanism, widow retreat workshops, free health campaign, radio/television programmes and supportive counselling. Welfare scheme for the Church of Nigeria offered socio-economic benefits to members of the Church, but they were weakened by limited human coverage, insufficient funds and poor monitoring. These call for moral reorientation on the part of stakeholders in order to inculcate the ethics of justice and fairness as enshrined in the Bible.

  18. The Identity of the First Masoretes

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    Full Text Available The paper focuses on the question of the identity of the early Masoretes. We propose that the priests who were occupied with and preserved the Biblical text and its exact language from the time it was received, should properly be regarded as the original Masoretes whose activity was oral at the beginning, and some time later in writing. We began our discussion based on Dotan's assertion that “the transmission of the Bible is as old as the Bible itself.” The commentary of Rashi on the Song of Songs and Urbach's statement tutor us with a first clew concerning the linkaage between the priests and the Masorah. We add proofs that teach of a historical reality of such a connection, an association that is expressed in a number of realms: the proximity of the accurate copies of the Bible to the Ark of the Covenant (in the Temple Court, thus enabling access to the scrolls by the priests, who were active in the Tabernacle and afterwards in the Temple. The priests’ expertise in the Bible, gained from their occupation with its teaching, reading, singing and copying, also enabled them to actively engage in the preservation of the Biblical text.

    Este artículo estudia la identidad de los primeros masoretas. Partiendo de la afirmación de Dotan, según la cual «la transmisión de la Biblia es tan antigua como la misma Biblia», la autora propone que los sacerdotes dedicados a la preservación del texto bíblico desde el mismo momento de su recepción deben ser considerados como los masoretas originales, que desarrollaron primero una transmisión oral y luego escrita de su actividad. El comentario de Raší al Cantar y una aseverración de Urbach proporcionan la primera pista acerca de la relación entre sacerdotes y la Masora. Se añaden pruebas que muestran la realidad histórica de dicha conexión, que se expresa en varios niveles: proximidad de las copias del texto bíblico más precisas al Arca de la Alianza (dentro del Templo, facilitando as

  19. Stolen Manuscript: Lessons Learnt

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    Full Text Available In 2000, the 13th-century Hebrew Bible, known as Hebrew 52, was discovered missing at the National Library of France. Investigations led to the arrest of the National Library of France's chief curator of Hebrew Collection Michel Garel in 2004. In response to this event the National Library of France has implemented a security plan which includes four main fields: spaces and access controls, preservation and control of collections, measures applied to library staff and readers, and national and international cooperation.

  20. Ancient Egypt, Sacred Science, and Transatlantic Romanticism

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    Ancient Egyptian culture has been a powerful influence on a major tradition of English literature that runs from Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene (1596), one of whose major iconographic centers is the temple of Isis, to John Crowley's four-volume novel Ægypt (2007). My dissertation focuses on the Romantic period - the midpoint of this trajectory - because it is an extremely intense moment of this influence. In addition to the visions of Egypt presented in the Bible, Greco-Roman writers, a...