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During his long teaching career at Syracuse University and Boston University, H. Neil Richardson touched the lives of many students and colleagues. The nineteen essays included in this volume were written in his memory following his death in 1988.
Explore pilgrimage routes, epigraphy, and the history of writing with an expert guide From the late 1970s through 1982, Michael E. Stone conducted a number of expeditions to the Sinai peninsula, searching for ancient inscriptions. In this book Stone describes his search, crowned by the discovery of the most ancient Armenian inscriptions known. Here Stone describes not only the inscriptions discovered along his journeys but also the Sinai, its past and present, its human inhabitants, its flora and fauna, and its history. Though once common, well-informed travel books to the Middle East with a broad academic interest and a specific focus have become rare. Stone’s diary of his expeditions in the Sinai fill this gap with vivid descriptions, poetry, and illustrations. Features An account of five expeditions into the Sinai Thirteen poems written by Stone Twenty-six figures and five maps
Across southern Africa are more than 460 remarkable stone palaces. These include the more famous world heritage sites of Great Zimbabwe, Khami Ruins and Mapungubwe, but many are as yet unknown. Palaces of Stone covers the events that led to the rise and demise of southern Africa's earliest societies (from AD 900-1850) and explores the symbolism and
Travel back in time to ancient Britain, a region loaded with archaeological finds that have been instrumental in our understanding of the past. This volume explores ancient Britain’s most exciting archaeological digs and discoveries. Readers are introduced to this area’s history, characteristics, and importance, and then are treated to detailed text and full-color photographs of important artifacts. The text is organized chronologically, helping students track the development of this ancient civilization. A simple map, timeline, and fact boxes complete a comprehensive learning experience about ancient Britain’s fascinating archaeological history.
One of the daunting challenges facing the New Testament interpreter is achieving familiarity with the immense corpus of Greco-Roman, Jewish, and pagan primary source materials. From the Paraphrase of Shem to Pesiqta Rabbati, scholars and students alike must have a fundamental understanding of these documents' content, provenance, and place in NT interpretation. But achieving even an elementary facility with this literature often requires years of experience, or a photographic memory. Evans's dexterous survey-a thoroughly revised and significantly expanded edition of his Noncanonical Writings and New Testament Interpretation - amasses the requisite details of date, language, text, translation, and general bibliography. Evans also evaluates the materials' relevance for interpreting the NT. The vast range of literature examined includes the Old Testament apocrypha, the Old Testament pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, assorted ancient translations of the Old Testament and the Targum paraphrases, Philo and Josephus, the New Testament pseudepigrapha, the early church fathers, various gnostic writings, and more. the NT, and a comparison of Jesus' parables with those of the rabbis will further save the interpreter precious time.
The 36 chapters in this collection have been selected to give an overview ofrecent research into prehistoric and early historic archaeology in SoutheastAsia. In the first chapter Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhornof Thailand comments on the significance of the inscriptions from the important Khmer temple, Prasat Phnom Rung in northeastern Thailand. Following this, Professor Charles Higham gives an original and insightful survey of the prehistoric threads linking south China and the countries of modern Southeast Asia.
The Bethsaida Excavations Project is uncovering one of the most important New Testament sites lost to the world since the first century. Volume two reports on archaeological and geological findings from 19941996 and the cultural/historical context of the findings. Charts, photos, drawings, and maps help present this useful archaeological data.
Each essay in this collection presents fresh perspectives on Ezekiel's treatment of theology and anthropology through the use of newer methodologies (e.g. gender analysis and intertextual strategies) alongside more traditional methods of biblical criticism. All of the essays address new questions or challenge the "assured results" of Ezekiel scholarship. Pluralistic in approach, these essays invite continued engagement with this intriguing, complex and at times exasperating prophet and his book.
Today, the mainstream opinion is that there was no Conquest, and the Israelites, if they can be identified as a national entity or as a people, did not arrive in Canaan by means of a military conquest. For three days in March 2004, a group of scholars met to consider the state of the question and to provide a response to the predominant academic skepticism, a response that considers the biblical text to be an important datum in the construction of the history of the people of Israel. Critical Issues in Early Israelite History publishes the papers read at this conference. --from publisher description.
Includes various reports of the Association.
Crises and catastrophes of all kinds have always confronted humans with great challenges. The present study examines the question of how literary texts process and deal with these challenges through the imaginary world of metaphors. It concentrates on the metaphor of childbirth, which compares people racked with crisis to women in labour (and sometimes vice versa). The texts examined are taken from the Ancient Orient and the Old Testament, together with a text exemplar from the Qumran corpus, which takes up the metaphor of childbirth and develops it further.
The picture of the warrior Messiah depicted in the Old Testament as a future redeemer figure matches that of Jesus as the warrior in the New Testament, fighting against the cosmic evil power. The warriors struggle takes place in a cosmic, heavenly dimension rather than earthly, utilizing the word from his mouth as the only weapon to defeat the demons and the evil hosts. Strong unity and continuity of the motif are detected within the Old and New Testaments, as well as between the Testaments.
This HCOT volume completes Houtman's monumental commentary on the Book of Exodus. It covers the legal texts (the decalogue and the 'Book of the Covenant') and most of the Sinai narrative. Beside a detailed and deliberate interpretation it provides an invaluable guide to the literature and the issues. The treatment of the 'tabernacle chapters' is of particular interest. The corresponding sections about the instructions for and the making of each part of the tabernacle are discussed together and placed in side by side columns in the translation. 'This excellent sudy will certainly make history' - M. Vervenne in Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 68 (1992) 409. '...a splendid work...' - J.W. Wevers in Bibliotheca Orientalis 52 (1995) 743. 'The learning assembled in this massive work will be invaluable to students of Exodus' - G.I. Davies in Vetus Testamentum 48 (1998) 572. Cornelis Houtman is Professor of Old Testament at the Theological University Kampen.
Imagine Jerusalem around 600 BC, the world of Lehi, Sariah, Laban, Zoram, Josiah, and Jeremiah. How did people live? What motivated them? And what eventually destroyed their city? The answers to such questions foster better understanding of the prophetic words of Lehi, Nephi, and Jacob in the Book of Mormon. Much of that era was lost forever when Jerusalem met its prophesied fate and was destroyed by the Babylonians. The Temple of Solomon and the city walls were torn down, buildings burned, treasuries looted, people killed or deported, records lost or destroyed, and certain religious beliefs changed or extinguished. Glimpses of Lehi's Jerusalem offers modern readers a vivid look at revealing events in a crucial quarter century in world history.

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