Strange Scriptures That Perplex The Western Mind

Author: Barbara M. Bowen
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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With fascinating insights into biblical customs and conditions--many of which exist today in the Middle East--Bowen clarifies over 100 scriptural texts and phrases that often puzzle Western readers unfamiliar with the culture of Bible times.

Strange Scriptures That Perplex The Western Mind

Author: Barbara MacDonald Bowen
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
ISBN: 9781614273424
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2012 Reprint of 1944 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The author has selected circa one hundred scriptures, followed by an explanation of why this scripture is confusing to us today, then an explanation of what the scripture means in light of the customs and conditions in Bible lands. There are illustrations and photographs to accompany the text. Scriptures are divided by subject, including: Perplexing Scriptures; Women, Garment, Peasant Men, Home Life, Clothing and Jewels, Feasts, Fields, Tombs and Tents, Gates and Trades.

Small Steps On A Long Journey

Author: Tim McConnell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453529638
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In an earnest attempt to spread spiritual inspiration and growth, Reverend Tim McConnell pens an enriching collection of thoughtful devotions that will move your heart, stir your thoughts, and direct you to Gods chosen path for you. A compilation of short yet profound articles that have already been published in local weekly newspapers, Small Steps On A Long Journey contains more than more than three hundred-fifty pages of hope, joy, courage, enlightenment, faith, triumph amid difficulty, and much more. Touching on some of societys most sensitive topics, this anthology also captivates readers with deep thoughts and moving insights about daily human encounters and lifes biggest questions. Tim has attempted to incorporate into these writings the use of common events, themes, and everyday living along side the necessity of living a holy life.

The Mystery History Of The Jewish People

Author: SAM OYSTEIN
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146915823X
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The Jewish people have honored the principles of the Torah for thousands of years. Today, the Jewish people make up less than 1% of the world's population. However, their contribution in global affairs is enormous. This book presents a unique perspective about Jewish culture and history. It sets out to investigate the causes of the success of the Jewish people. The History & Mystery of the Jewish People unleashes some core elements and aspects of the Jewish society that have enabled Jews to remain at the helm of affairs in professions and institutions for centuries. It uses a rationalist approach to go over the history of the Jewish people. It examines the individual and collective philosophies that have shaped the thought and mindset of the Jewish people for the past centuries. The book undertakes some comparative analysis between the Jewish society and culture and the African society. It identifies the equivalents of the Jewish culture in the Sub-Saharan African community. This piece ventures into elements of Jewish history from Ancient Israel to the Destruction of the Second Temple. It gives a vivid account about events that led to the creation of the modern state of Israel. This daring quest brings to light some elements of today's society like the root of the War on Terror amongst others. The book is a unique narration by an African writer in an African context.

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Light Through An Eastern Window

Author: K. C. Pillai
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Max Müller, in his book, What Can India Teach Us, expresses this thought: . . . and in that study of the history of the human mind, in that study of ourselves, of our true selves, India occupies a place second to no other country. Whatever sphere of the human mind you may select for your special study, whether it be language, or religion, or mythology, or philosophy, whether it be laws or customs, primitive art or primitive science, everywhere, you have to go to India, whether you like it or not because some of the most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India, and in India only.” Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, President of India, writes in his Eastern Religions and Western Thought: “Any interpretation of the Jewish religion which ignores the total environment in which it grew up would be dangerously narrow. Two centuries before the Christian era Buddhism closed in on Palestine. The Essenes, the Mandeans, and the Nazarene sects are filled with its spirit.” As a native of India, born into a Hindu home, I was reared and educated in the rich Eastern tradition to which Max Muller makes reference. Therefore, the Indian Orthodox Church assigned me to the ministry of teaching these Orientalisms throughout the Western world. As far as I know, I am the only Hindu convert to Christianity who is engaged in this kind of teaching. For the past twenty-five years, I have carried out this work under the title, “Light Through an Eastern Window”; it has taken me on the continent of Europe, in the British Isles, and currently in the United States and Canada. It has taken me into churches of nearly every major and minor denomination, as well as numerous colleges and seminaries, interpreting parts of the Bible in the light of Eastern thought and ways of life; clarifying difficult scriptural passages and pointing up their spiritual applications. Many of my listeners have urged me to write these teachings into a book so that more Christians may be encouraged to trust in the Word of God, and believe more deeply through understanding. However, I cannot put all of these teachings into one book. We would have to start at the first verse of the first Chapter of Genesis and go through every book of the Bible until we reached the last verse of Revelation, to give the subject the consideration it deserves. Unfortunately, time does not permit the undertaking of that sort of project at this time. In the present volume, therefore, I will touch upon some of the portions of the Bible which my listeners tell me have been the most interesting and inspiring, and, if God wills, other books will follow at a later date. May God’s blessing be upon the reader who comes to this book seeking to know and understand the Word of God; may he be enlightened and abundantly blessed. Bishop K. C. Pillai, D.D. This work contains the following chapters— 1. Marriage Customs 2. The Covenant of Salt 3. Childbirth 4. Rearing of Children 5. Death and Burials 6. Laws and Justice 7. The Woman at The Well 8. Plants and Trees 9. Agriculture and Herding 10. Some Popular Idioms 11. Sacrifices 12. The Canopy

Living The Psalms

Author: Maxie D. Dunnam
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Introduction To Christian Writing

Author: Ethel Herr
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Modern Spies In The Land Of Israel

Author: Barbara Macdonald Bowen
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Buried History

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