The Lost World of the Torah

Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context
Author: John H. Walton,J. Harvey Walton
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830872574
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 6451
To modern eyes, what we call the biblical law, or Torah, seems either odd beyond comprehension (not eating lobster) or positively reprehensible (executing children). Using a consistent methodology to look at the Torah through the lens of the ancient Near East, Walton and Walton offer a restorative understanding that will have dramatic effects in interpreting the text and in discerning the significance of the Torah for today.

Comentario del contexto cultural de la Biblia

Antiguo Testamento
Author: John H. Walton,Mark William Chavalas
Publisher: Editorial Mundo Hispano
ISBN: 9780311030590
Category: Bible
Page: 951
View: 5550
This commentary on the historical and cultural background of every passage in the Old Testament has the same characteristics of the IVP Press Bible Background Commentary NT. An abundance of information is offered, in an easily understood language."

The Lost World of Scripture

Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority
Author: John H. Walton,Brent Sandy
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830864989
Category: Religion
Page: 320
View: 8803
2014 Readers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (Scripture/Hermeneutics) From John H. Walton, author of the bestselling Lost World of Genesis One, and D. Brent Sandy, author of Plowshares and Pruning Hooks, comes a detailed look at the origins of scriptural authority in ancient oral cultures and how they inform our understanding of the Old and New Testaments today. Stemming from questions about scriptural inerrancy, inspiration and oral transmission of ideas, The Lost World of Scripture examines the process by which the Bible has come to be what it is today. From the reasons why specific words were used to convey certain ideas to how oral tradition impacted the transmission of biblical texts, the authors seek to uncover how these issues might affect our current doctrine on the authority of Scripture. "In this book we are exploring ways God chose to reveal his word in light of discoveries about ancient literary culture," write Walton and Sandy. "Our specific objective is to understand better how both the Old and New Testaments were spoken, written and passed on, especially with an eye to possible implications for the Bible s inspiration and authority."

The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel

Author: Benjamin D. Sommer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521518725
Category: Religion
Page: 334
View: 4001
Sommer utilizes a recovered ancient perception of divinity as having more than one body, fluid and unbounded selves.

Profecía Bíblica Y Literatura Apocalíptica

Author: D. Brent Sandy
Publisher: Editorial Mundo Hispano
ISBN: 9780311091423
Category: Religion
Page: 296
View: 637
Rethinking the language of biblical prophecy and the apocalyptic. The author carefully considers the language and imagery of prophecy and apocalyptic, how it is used, how it is fulfilled within Scripture, and how we should read it against the horizon of our future Clearly and engagingly written.

Guarda tu alma

Cuidando la parte más importante de ti
Author: John Ortberg
Publisher: Vida
ISBN: 0829766553
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 8291
El alma es la clave de nuestra vida; es la que une nuestro corazón, nuestra mente y nuestro espíritu. Sin embargo, ¿qué es en realidad? En Guarda tu alma, John Ortberg utiliza un formato popular y repleto de anécdotas para tratar el tema de lo que es nuestra alma, y de cómo podemos cuidar de ella en un mundo que con mucha frecuencia nos olvidamos de que existe en cada uno de nosotros, esperando a que la alimentemos.

The Indelible Image: The Theological and Ethical Thought World of the New Testament

The Collective Witness
Author: Ben Witherington III
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830838627
Category: Religion
Page: 838
View: 2133
In the second volume of his two-volume comprehensive overview of the theological and ethical thought world of the New Testament, Ben Witherington III focuses on the collective witness of New Testament writers--the convergences and divergences of their theological and ethical thought.

El Libro egipcio de los muertos

el papiro de Ani, del Museo Británico
Author: E.a. Wallis Budge
Publisher: Editorial Kier
ISBN: 9789501703269
Category: History
Page: 312
View: 7664

Creating Judaism

History, Tradition, Practice
Author: Michael L. Satlow
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231509111
Category: Religion
Page: 360
View: 7110
How can we define "Judaism," and what are the common threads uniting ancient rabbis, Maimonides, the authors of the Zohar, and modern secular Jews in Israel? Michael L. Satlow offers a fresh perspective on Judaism that recognizes both its similarities and its immense diversity. Presenting snapshots of Judaism from around the globe and throughout history, Satlow explores the links between vastly different communities and their Jewish traditions. He studies the geonim, rabbinical scholars who lived in Iraq from the ninth to twelfth centuries; the intellectual flourishing of Jews in medieval Spain; how the Hasidim of nineteenth-century Eastern Europe confronted modernity; and the post-World War II development of distinct American and Israeli Jewish identities. Satlow pays close attention to how communities define themselves, their relationship to biblical and rabbinic texts, and their ritual practices. His fascinating portraits reveal the amazingly creative ways Jews have adapted over time to social and political challenges and continue to remain a "Jewish family."

The Book of Murray

The Life, Teachings, and Kvetching of the Lost Prophet
Author: David M. Bader
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 030745326X
Category: Humor
Page: 176
View: 7071
For years scholars have puzzled over the contrasts between modern Judaism and the world of the ancient Israelites. Leviticus explains keeping kosher, but where is the scriptural basis for pocketing a dinner roll from a buffet "for later"? Finally, in The Book of Murray, we have answers. Here is the source for such timeless teachings as "Love the stranger, but not on the first date" and "Trust not a cardiologist who chain-smokes." This remarkable biblical text, recently unearthed from a golf course in South Florida, is the surprising, hilarious, and uplifting chronicle of the Old Testament’s most unlikely prophet—Murray, son of Irving of the Tribe of Levi (Relaxed Fit). Though a poor student and a disappointment to his parents, Murray hears God’s call. Soon he is wandering the land, spreading his unique brand of wisdom, whether from a mountaintop or at a themed bar mitzvah. He reminds followers of the Ten (or so) Commandments. He boldly predicts the future of the Israelites: "Thy people will produce philosophers and scientists and novelists and Nobel Prize winners. Yet still thou wilt be unable to find the hood release on thy car." He judges a dispute between two women fighting over a cherished black-and-white cookie—all leading to the spectacular finale. Filled with divinely inspired yet practical advice ("Thou shalt not freelance"), The Book of Murray is an affectionate and mirthful romp for readers of all faiths. Study its truths, learn the prophet’s stories, and, in the immortal words of Murray (handed down by his dyslexic scribe), "Go froth and multiply."

World War III - Salvation of the Jews (Paperback)

Author: Rabbi Simon Altaf Hakohen
ISBN: 098250800X
Page: N.A
View: 8346

Torah from Our Sages

Pirke Avot
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: Behrman House, Inc
ISBN: 9780940646360
Category: Religion
Page: 214
View: 3565

The Parables of Jesus

Author: Luise Schottroff
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451413243
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 6904
A premier New Testament scholar explores how Jesus' trial and execution are portrayed in the New Testament and how that portrayal has affected biblical studies, Christian theology, and Jewish-Christian relations through history. Tomson has written an accessible, responsible analysis of the biblical accounts of Jesus' death, demonstrating how, through compounded misunderstandings, they contributed to anti-Jewish sentiment in the early church and later history. Tomson's question of how Jesus is to be understood in his first-century Judean context is a critical one not only for biblical scholars, but for anyone concerned about human rights and interreligious dialogue today.

The Oxford History of the Biblical World

Author: Michael David Coogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195139372
Category: Religion
Page: 487
View: 4780
Examines the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, society, and religion of Biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity

Fragile Traditions

Indonesian Art in Jeopardy
Author: Paul Michael Taylor
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824815332
Category: Art
Page: 171
View: 1108
Focuses on the complete effects of the primitive art market and various kinds of private & institutional collecting on the art traditions of Indonesia.

La oración

Experimentando asombro e intimidad con Dios
Author: Timothy Keller
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433644711
Category: Religion
Page: 336
View: 2563
En sus iglesias y escuelas, los cristianos aprenden que la oración es el medio más poderoso para tener una experiencia con Dios. Sin embargo, pocos reciben instrucción u orientación sobre cómo lograr que su vida de oración sea auténticamente significativa. En La oración, el reconocido pastor Timothy Keller profundiza en los numerosos aspectos de ese hecho cotidiano. Con las reflexiones y la energía que lo caracterizan, Keller ofrece orientación bíblica como así también oraciones específicas para ciertas situaciones, tales como lidiar con la muerte de un ser querido, las pérdidas, el amor y el perdón. El autor expone no solo sugerencias para que la oración sea más personal y poderosa, sino también cómo adquirir un hábito de oración que funcione para cada lector. De los libros anteriores del Dr. Keller se ha vendido más de un millón de ejemplares. La Iglesia Presbiteriana Redeemer no solo ejerce una presencia protagónica en su sede principal de Nueva York, sino que también ha fundado más de 250 otras iglesias en 48 ciudades alrededor del mundo. Las enseñanzas del autor ya han asistido a millones de personas, la mayoría de las cuales oran regularmente. Además, en La Oración el autor mostrará cómo experimentar una relación más profunda con Dios. Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act. With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader. Dr. Keller’s previous books have sold more than one million copies. His Redeemer Presbyterian Church is not only a major presence in his home base of New York, it has also helped to launch more than two hundred fifty other churches in forty-eight cities around the world. His teachings have already helped millions, the majority of whom pray regularly. And with Prayer, he’ll show them how to find a deeper connection with God.

A Theology of the Jewish-Christian Reality

Author: Paul Matthews Van Buren
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819199706
Category: Religion
Page: 362
View: 2798
This is the first, and most referred to, Christian systemic theology to make clear for the Church the relevance of the continuing existence of the Jewish people to every aspect of its theology. The three volumes set out to correct a major and central deficiency in the field: that the continuing existence of Israel, the people of God and the people of Jesus, whose ancestors produced by far the largest part of the Church's Bible, and who have lived by the covenant of those Scriptures through the ages, has been either ignored or treated negatively. A Theology of the Jewish-Christian Reality continues to stimulate fresh thinking about the foundations for responsible theological reflection. This second volume makes an original contribution to the Church's theology by drawing on the insights and discoveries of Jewish thought and life. Van Buren argues that God's election of the Jewish people as his witnesses remains in force and calls the Church to listen to that witness. ^IOriginally published in 1983 by Harper and Row Publishers.

Doce pasos hacia una vida compasiva

Author: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8449326427
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 6926
En esta obra Karen Armstrong abandona los debates sobre las doctrinas y la historia y nos ofrece un libro práctico y apasionado cuyo objetivo es ayudarnos a hacer del mundo un lugar más compasivo, explicándonos el benéfico papel de la compasión en la sociedad actual. La autora cree firmemente que la compasión es una característica de todos los seres humanos y que es preciso que nos esforcemos en cultivar y poner en práctica nuestra capacidad de compadecernos en las situaciones difíciles que experimentan quienes nos rodean. En este libro Armstrong nos hace reflexionar sobre todo ello y nos propone un programa que nos conduce a una vida más compasiva. Los doce pasos que Armstrong sugiere empiezan con “Aprendamos sobre la compasión” y se cierran con “Ama a tus enemigos”. Entre ambos capítulos, nos habla de la compasión hacia nosotros mismos; de la práctica del mindfulness; del sufrimiento; de las alegrías compartidas y también de los límites de nuestro conocimiento de los demás. A lo largo del texto, propone formas concretas de poner en práctica la compasión en nuestras vidas cotidianas, y nos insta a que aprendamos a ponernos en el lugar de los demás. El libro recoge también la Carta de la Compasión que ha sido firmada por destacadas personalidades de diversas religiones.

Mockery and Secretism in the Social World of Mark's Gospel

Author: Dietmar Neufeld
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567062023
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 4665
Having established the context of mockery and shame in Ancient Mediterranean cultures, Dietmar Neufeld shows how Mark presented Jesus as a person with a sense of honour and with a sense of shame, willing to accept the danger of being visible and the mockery it attracted. Neufeld also considers the social functions of ridicule/mockery more broadly as strategies of social sanction, leading to a better understanding of how social, religious, and political practices and discourse variously succeeded or failed in Mark. Finally, Neufeld investigates the author of Mark's preoccupation with 'secrecy', showing that his disposition to secrecy in his narrative heightened when the dangers of scorn and ridicule from crowds or persons became pressing concerns. In a fiercely competitive literary environment where mocking and being mocked were ever present dangers, Mark, in his pursuit of authority gains it by establishing a reputation of possessing authentic, secret knowledge. In short, the so-called secrecy motif is shown to be deployed for specific, strategic reasons that differ from those that have been traditionally advanced.