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The Day of Atonement: Its Interpretations in Early Jewish by Thomas Hieke, Professor of New Testament Exegesis and

By Thomas Hieke, Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Hermeneutics Tobias Nicklas

Validated on the heart of the Torah, the directions for the social gathering of the “Day of Atonement” carry a well-liked place (Leviticus 16). The language of atonement, purification and reconciliation represents the diversity of techniques that either discover the advanced relationships among God and guy, among Yahweh and his selected humans Israel, and that set aside where of encounter—the sanctuary. Leviticus sixteen has served because the element of departure for various non secular and cultural practices and techniques that experience had a formative effect on Judaism and Christianity as much as the current day. The essays during this quantity shape a consultant go portion of the background of the reception of Leviticus sixteen and the culture of the Yom ha-Kippurim.

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The Historical-Critical Method: A Guide for the Perplexed by David R. Law

By David R. Law

Historical serious research is the most method during which the Bible (both the Hebrew Bible/Old testomony and the hot testomony) has been tested and browse through students within the final century.

The time period refers to a variety of methodologies which study the origins of biblical texts, with regards to different contemporaneous texts, to shape serious techniques and to questions of authorship, viewers and authenticty. the purpose is to get as with reference to the ‘original textual content' and its ‘original which means' as attainable. for a few years historic severe technique has been the cornerstone upon which biblical scholarship is equipped, while smooth reviews study different theoretical techniques to analyzing the textual content in heritage, culture, and from diverse viewers views the ancient serious approach nonetheless offers the an important place to begin for college kids and students.

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50 Things You Need to Know About Heaven by Dr. John Hart

By Dr. John Hart

Answers for your questions about Heaven

We all need to know what occurs once we die. do we visit heaven? what's going to we do there? can we see our family?
It seems the Bible is stuffed with solutions in your most vital questions, explaining what heaven seems like, who might be there, and the way to get there within the first position. during this ebook you'll find transparent motives of those passages, supplying you with a decent and lovely photo of our everlasting domestic. locate convenience and peace within the fact approximately heaven.

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Politics and Theopolitics in the Bible and Postbiblical by Yair Hoffman, Henning Graf Reventlow, Benjamin Uffenheimer

By Yair Hoffman, Henning Graf Reventlow, Benjamin Uffenheimer

This quantity comprises papers from the 3rd symposium held via the collage of Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Ruhr college, Bochum, Germany, with the purpose of furthering discussion among Jewish and Christian biblical students. The papers learn the ways that political matters and occasions are mirrored within the Bible and within the postbiblical literature, the time period 'theopolitics' expressing the conviction of either groups that the politics of human existence have continually been and stay topic to the rule of thumb and windfall of God. The wish of the symposium is that via exam of the ways that Jews and Christians have mirrored upon political and moral theories there may possibly come up new probabilities for larger mutual understanding.

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The Doctrine of Creation (Church Dogmatics, vol. 3, pt. 2) by Karl Barth

By Karl Barth

Described via Pope Pius XII because the most vital theologian in view that Thomas Aquinas, the Swiss pastor and theologian, Karl Barth, is still an enormous impression on scholars, students and preachers today.

Barth's theology chanced on its expression commonly via his heavily reasoned fourteen-part magnum opus, Die Kirchliche Dogmatik. Having taken over 30 years to write down, the Church Dogmatics is considered essentially the most very important theological works of all time, and represents the top of Barth's success as a theologian.

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My Neighbour's Faith: Islam Explained for Christians (Hippo) by John Azumah, Dr. Bediako Kwame

By John Azumah, Dr. Bediako Kwame

Nowhere else on this planet have either Islam and Christianity been extra instrumental in shaping the heritage of a humans and their lifestyle than in Africa. African Muslims and Christians have much in universal, together with kinship ties, shared languages and citizenship. but, regardless of the centuries of deep ancient hyperlinks and harmonious lifestyles among the 2 religions, new demanding situations threaten this concord. Conflicts concerning Christians and Muslims in locations like Sudan, Nigeria and Ivory Coast are universal. those conflicts are fueled basically through lack of knowledge, stereotyping and prejudice, which in flip breed worry, suspicion or even hatred, every so often resulting in violence. My Neighbour's religion sheds mild at the ideals and educating of Islam via addressing concerns of up to date value to Christians and the broader non-Muslim viewers. It offers the human face of Islam---the face of a detailed relative, a neighbour, a instructor or even a head of state---in a balanced and important method that provides a reputable view of Islam.

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The Gate of Heaven: History and Symbolism of the Temple in by Margaret Barker

By Margaret Barker

During this ebook, first released in 1991, the prolific and leading edge British biblical pupil Margaret Barker units out to discover the origins and the afterlife of traditions in regards to the Temple in Judaism. utilizing facts from the deutero-canonical and pseudepigraphic texts, Qumran and rabbinic fabric, in addition to early Christian texts and liturgies, she advances a bunch of radical and suggestive theories, together with the next: 1. Apocalyptic writing used to be the temple culture. 2. Temple structures have been aligned to set up a sunlight calendar, therefore explaining the astronomical texts included in 1 Enoch three. The temple symbolism of priest and sanctuary antedated the Eden tales of Genesis. four. The temple structures depicted heaven and earth separated by way of a veil of created topic. five. The throne visions, the root of the later Merkavah mysticism, originated as excessive priestly sanctuary reviews, first attested in Isaiah yet originating within the royal cult whilst king figures handed past the temple veil from earth into heaven, from immortality to the resurrected country, after which lower back.

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