Presents the ancient texts excluded from the official canon of the Bible and provides extensive introductions to all major writings
Author: Willis Barnstone
Publisher: Harper Collins
Gathered here for the first time in one comprehensive volume are excerpted ancient holy texts from Judeo-Christian traditions that were excluded from the official canon of the Old and New Testaments. The Other Bible is a unique sourcebook of essential selections from Jewish Psudepigrapha, early Kabbalah, Haggadah, Midrash, Christian Apocrypha, and Gnostic scriptures. The Other Bible provides a rare opportunity to discover the poetic and narrative riches of this long-suppressed literature and experience firsthand its visionary discourses on the nature of God, humanity, the spiritual life, the world around us, and infinite worlds beyond this one.
Author: Val Pym
Book Overview What does the future hold for Planet Earth? That is the critical question for these troubled times. Christians believe that the Bible holds the answer. Ultimately the Kingdom of God will come On Earth as it is in Heaven. That much is certain; however just how and when that will happen is often the subject of debate. In The Other Bible Code, the author shows that God has encrypted the destiny of the Church and the world into the history of His chosen people Israel. This Code brings break-through revelation, which will encourage the Church to rise up and fulfil its destiny in the Earth. The Church of Jesus Christ is the instrument through which God works to fulfil His purposes in the world. Events in Israels history will guide us on whom the ends of the ages have come. (1 Corinthians 10:11) The Code shows that we are living in very significant times and, though the future holds much upheaval, there is also great victory and glory ahead for the Church. Kirkus Reviews "Pym, a retired [lay] pastor, offers a new perspective on interpreting the Bible to determine what will happen during the end times and how Christians should focus their efforts now, in light of that ultimate destiny. Pyms prose is clear and she cites scripture regularly in order to support her interpretation.the topics Pym discusses are inherently controversial.many readers will be in for an argument. Others will find themselves renewed and inspired in their efforts to live out their faith in a meaningful way that will change the world. For readers fascinated by the end times or typology, this book will offer a somewhat unusual perspective." CALEB Reviews ". The Other Bible Code is a well researched and informative book which ties together the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures in fascinating and soundly Biblical ways.. [It] makes plain many hidden concepts in the Bible and brings them out the shadows and exposes them to the light." Crystal M. Lindsey "Sister Crystal Mary Lindsey" As you read this book, the eyes of your heart will be opened. To me it felt like a light had been turned on in my mind as I recognised the TRUTH in what she had written. I was amazed, why hadn't I seen this before? As I read this book I felt a stirring and an discernment of how important Israel's role is, to Christ's return. Read it and find out for yourself.
The other big guys wanted to play a quick game, so we did. I dribbled the ball for
our squad. I tried a couple of the moves I learned over the summer, like behind
the back crossover, and a drive to the basket. The guards at the other end of the ...
Author: Joshua Cole
Book One: The Idiot’s Bible Follow the humorous train of thought, repressed childhood memories, and embarrassing stories of a shy, quiet, weird, comic book-loving kid as he tries to get a date in high school, never attaining his goal.Book Two (The New Testament) The Other Side: My Life in Tucson After studying two years at Northwestern University, a small, private school outside of Chicago, the same goofy kid, now obsessed with playing water polo, listening to classic rock music and watching hockey, goes on a three-month orgy at the state-school University of Arizona, in Tucson. His main objectives are to drink, smoke, trip and get laid. He never expects what would happen, as he retells his crazy, wild stories and learns about life, love and friendship.Excerpt: I gave up a possible threesome in the desert to go to my fraternity formal with a girl who had a boyfriend at the beginning of the night. The night before, I blacked out and beat up a ping pong table over a girl. The day after, I got stood up, again by the same friend as before.
This book reviews attempts at implementing Barth's principle in more than a hundred responses to newspaper editorial opinions over a decades-spanning period.
Author: Charles R. Peterson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The famous theologian Karl Barth is known for his admonition that Christians should evaluate major news events in the light of the Bible rather than vice versa. This book reviews attempts at implementing Barth’s principle in more than a hundred responses to newspaper editorial opinions over a decades-spanning period. In this exercise, five major theological themes frame the moral engagement of ten newsworthy subject categories. The analysis demonstrates how a biblically-based moral framing can define a center-left politically partisan stance as a guide or challenge to civil public dialogue. A weakness of this venue is that space limitations of newspaper editorial pages allow little potential for achieving what Barth probably had in mind for an effective Christian witness. A different venue is therefore needed. Numerous barriers inhibit such dialogue within Christian congregations, including the stagnating polarization in US politics that has a parallel in most religious traditions. One can hope that the major role for a biblical witness to American culture has not become limited to that partial calling of the Old Testament prophets: warning of the negative historical judgments that risk coming to any society that fails to adequately attempt living out a reverential fear of God.
Most came from abroad, the marriages arranged to seal peace or trade
agreements with other rulers. When Solomon married these foreign women, he
let them keep the customs of their country, including worshipping strange idols.
Many of the ...
Author: Victoria Parker
Publisher: Miles Kelly Publishing
'Bible Stories' contains favourite tales from the Old and New Testament, which have been simply retold to capture a child's interest. Engagingly illustrated, each title contains up to ten stories which introduce children to the main characters and events of the Bible.
Author: Fillmore Norfleet
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
This book, the sequel to Mrs. Inskeep's 1995 work on the orphans from the New York Foundling Hospital, treats the residents of the Children's Aid Society. While it is estimated that the Society placed as many as 30,000 children in permanent homes, the names in this volume represent the 5,000 children who lived in one of the dozen or so lodging houses of the Children's Aid Society long enough to be counted as a resident in one of the federal, state or city enumerations conducted between 1855 and 1925. The descriptions vary from census to census; however, in virtually all cases they provide the individual's name, race, sex, age, and status (inmate versus caretaker).
Gnosticism,Gnostics,and The Gnostic Bible Ugo Bianchi, ed., Le origini dello
gnosticismo; Ioan Culianu, “The Gnostic ... The Gnostic Bible and Literary
Translation Willis Barnstone,ed.,The Other Bible;Willis Barnstone,Poetics
Author: Willis Barnstone
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
THE GNOSTIC BIBLE is by far the most comprehensive compilation of gnostic texts ever published - and the first aimed at rendering the texts in poetic, readable prose. The gnostics were religious thinkers engaged in the quest for wisdom and knowledge, and they proclaimed a salvation to be found through mystical knoweldge and intuition. As the Gospel of Thomas puts it, "Know whatis in front of your face and what is hidden from you will be disclosed. There is nothing hidden from you that will not be revealed." Dating from the first to the thirteen centuries, these gnostic texts represent Jewish, Chritian, Hemetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic and Cathar forms of gnostic spirituality, and they derive from Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, the Middle East, Syria, Iraq, China, France and elsewhere. These texts show that gnosticism was a world religion that sought truths in a wide variety of religious traditions and expressed those truths in powerful and provocative mystical poetry and prose. The impact of gnosticism upon other religions of the world was considerable, and the influence of gnosticism continues to the present day. This volume represents the first time that such a diverse collection of gnostic texts is published in a single volume and some of the texts are translated into English for the first time here. The texts are accompanied bu introductions and notes and additional study aids describe gnosticism, elucidate gnostic terms and suggest further readings.
Then he'll tell you in private; not in front of the other children. In the meantime I'd
like to tell you a story about one of the judges. Who shall it be?” “Samson!” the
children all shouted out. “Tell us a story about the strong Samson.” Hannah
Author: Aryeh Leib Broder
The stories in`The Arrow of Justice', portray all facets of human behaviour - their strengths and their weaknesses. The noble integrity of Joshua to honouring his treaty with the Gibeonites; the anguish and frustration of the childless woman, Hannah; the immense courage of Jonathan when facing the better equipped Philistines; the incredible bravery of David's general, Joab in the conquest of Jerusalem; the sheer malice of Doeg in annihilating an entire community; the diplomatic skills of Chushai in thwarting the efforts of Absolom to overthrow his father David; the treachery of Gechazi to his master Elisha and the tragic naivety of the last king of Israel, Zedekiah. They also demonstrate that the Bible is not just a history of the ancient people of Israel. It is a guide to the relationship between man and his Creator Who is concerned with universal justice and morality. Accordingly, in`The Arrow of Justice', the author briefly addresses the question `Why does God allow cruelty in His world?'
The woman was Bathsheba, daughter of one and wife of another of David's most
trusted men (known as “The Thirty,” 2 Sam. 23:34, 39). What the king desired, the
king got. When Bathsheba became pregnant, David tried to hide his sin by ...
Author: Rose Publishing (Torrance, Calif.)
Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc
Full color collection on studies of the Parable of Jesus, Life of Joseph, Life of David, Esther and more
Bible. In my time at Oxford (1959 to 1962) the largest undergraduate society was
that of the humanists. I shared a room my first year, and the person I shared it with
turned out to be an admirer of the humanists. I asked him what was it the ...
Author: David Taylor
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
This is a short collection of essays dealing with themes that are being hotly debated, in particular about what sort of book the Bible really is. Is it to be thought of, as the tradition claims, as the directly inspired and authoritative Word of God, and if not, and probably not, then how? What are we to make of proposed modern alternatives, in particular a science-based humanism? Within the Christian community itself there is a noisy debate about homosexuality, and a more muted, but just as insistent, doubt about what sort of Resurrection and Second Coming we really believe in.
What this interpretive approach also ignores is that any authority that might be
present in the Bible is delegated from God. ... All of these forms of revelation
should be in balance with each other, even if we consider Scripture to be the
Author: Greg Garrett
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
According to recent surveys, many Americans associate the label "Christian" with judgmental attitudes, hypocrisy, a fear of hell, and a commitment to right-wing politics. Author Greg Garrett suggests another way, arguing that a faith that focuses solely on personal morality and the afterlife misses much of the point of Jesus' message. This other way of following Christ is not concerned with an array of commandments or with holding the "right" beliefs. Rather it is centered on loving each other and loving God, what Garrett calls "love where the rubber meets the road, where faith meets the world." Personal and moving, the book relates Garrett's experiences growing up in--and leaving--a disapproving conservative church and then finding his way back into a different kind of Christian community, one that is communal, missional, just, and loving. Garrett draws on popular culture to illustrate his spiritual points, showing how authentic Christian truth can be found in unlikely places.
On the other side of the firewall the button was connected to a wire that was
screwed to the carburetor housing; nonsense, but the stuffhad to look convincing.
Torrez had also used a can of Staples compressed air and a couple of magnets
Author: Tim Powers
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
2012 World Fantasy Award Winner In his first new collection since 2005, Tim Powers, the master of the secret history, delves into the mysteries of souls, whether they are sacrificed on the pinnacle of Mount Parnassus or lodged in a television cable box. With two new stories and short fiction only previously available in limited editions, the cornerstone of the collection is a postscript to his harrowing novel of the haunting of the Romantic poets, The Stress of Her Regard. After Byron and Shelley break free of the succubus that claimed them, their associate, Trelawny, forges an alliance with Greek rebels to reestablish the deadly connection between man and the nephilim. Meanwhile, in a Kabbalistic story of transformation, the executor of an old friend’s will is duped into housing his soul, but for the grace of the family cat. A rare-book collector replaces pennies stolen from Jean Harlow’s square in the Hollywood Walk of Fame—and discovers a literary mystery with supernatural consequences. In a tale of time travel between 2015 and 1975, a tragedy sparked by an angel falling onto a pizza shop is reenacted—and the event is barely, but fatally, altered.
At one point, he watched an eagle soar from one side of the horizon to the other.
The bird gave Moses a feeling of peace, a feeling of completeness, as if he and
the desert were one. Moses inhaled deeply as his eyes came to rest on a small ...
Author: Matt Biers-Ariel
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
"They may not be quite as you remember them, but each story in this collection - some whimsical, some serious - finds its roots in a close reading of the Bible and interpretations of it that originated centuries ago."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
One after the other, people would tell John all the things they had done wrong in
their lives, hanging their heads in shame. They felt truly sorry for their sins and
promised they wouldn't do them again, and that they would turn to God and try to
Author: Victoria Parker
Publisher: Miles Kelly Publishing
This is a selection of Gospel stories for children, simply retold and wonderfully illustrated. Read about the three wise men, cruel King Herod and Jesus' first miracle.
These took Moabite wives; the name of one was Orpah and the name of the other
Ruth. When they had lived therefor about tenyears, both Mahlon and Chilionalso
died, so that the woman wasleft without her two sons or her husband. Then she ...
Author: Barbara Hosbach
Publisher: Franciscan Media
Fools, Liars, Cheaters, and Other Bible Heroes explores the diverse stories of 28 men and women of the Bible. Each chapter describes a different figure from Scripture and their unique combination of strengths, weaknesses, and circumstances. Through personal anecdotes and reflection questions at the end of each chapter, readers are encouraged to embrace their individuality and consider how God is inviting them, in their current circumstances, to participate in the reign of God. Through her many years of reading and studying Scripture, Hosbach has had the experience of having Scripture come alive as she identifies with aspects of the real-life people who happened to live 2000 years ago: this is the spirit of what she shares in this book. Fools, Liars, Cheaters, and Other Bible Heroesis an ideal resource for individuals who want to better know how Scripture relates to their lives today. It offers an easy-to-use format that can be read on a daily basis or periodically. The anecdotal style offers an opportunity for readers to grow in their faith by relating to well-known and lesser-known characters and situations of Scripture.xplores the diverse stories of 28 men and women of the Bible. Each chapter describes a different figure from Scripture and their unique combination of strengths, weaknesses, and circumstances. Through personal anecdotes and reflection questions at the end of each chapter, readers are encouraged to embrace their individuality and consider how God is inviting them, in their current circumstances, to participate
the Other desires (Lacan 1977: 312; 1978: 214-15), the Other desires what it itself
lacks, and So, because it is lacking, the subject can never really know what the
Other desires. Turning to fantasy as recourse, the subject desires and identifies ...
Author: George Aichele
Publisher: A&C Black
This topical volume deals with the adoption of biblical language and narrative and the presentation of 'biblical' images and themes in popular literature, art and mass media. The chapters, all written by experts in cultural studies of the Bible, explore how ideologies are produced, in various ways, when biblical texts are brought into play with each other, with other texts, and with the inevitable and continual demands for cultural and historical "translation"-or "recycling"-of the scriptures. The volume contains some theoretical reflections, but focuses on specific examples of cultural translation, and is directed primarily at advanced (graduate) students and scholars in biblical studies, popular studies, media studies, literature, and the arts, although some articles will also be of value and interest to introductory students and the general public. The contributors to this volume are Fiona Black, Susan Lochrie Graham, Chris Heard, Helen Leneman, Phyllis Silverman Kramer, Tina Pippin, Caroline Vader Stichele, Lori Rowlett, Erin Runions, Jan William Tarlin and Richard Walsh.