The Book of Acts in Its Palestinian Setting

Its chapters range from studies of archaeology , inscriptions , geography ... WILLIAM HORBURY University of Cambridge Praise for The Book of Acts in Its ...

Author: Richard Bauckham

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802847898

Category: Religion

Page: 526

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Volume 4 of this intriguing series examines the Palestinian social and political settings which serve as background to the Book of Acts. Topics covered include Paul's pre-Christian career, the relationship of the early church to the Essenes, speeches of Peter and Stephen, Palestinian politics, and more.

The Book of Acts in Its Graeco Roman Setting

Outstanding as Jackson and Lake was in its day , this volume on the Graeco ... in scenario formation for a considerate reading of the Book of Acts . The ...

Author: David W. J. Gill

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802848475

Category: Religion

Page: 641

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The Book of Acts in Its Graeco-Roman Setting locates the Book of Acts within various regional and cultural settings in the eastern Mediterranean. These studies draw on recent archaeological fieldwork and epigraphic discoveries to describe the key cities and provinces within the Roman Empire. The relevant societal aspects of these regions, such as the Roman legal system, Roman religion, and the problem of transport and travel, all help contextualize the book of Acts.

Judging a Book by Its Cover

Women should feel proud when they sit on the Tube reading a book because it has a great cover ... These all have relevance to books and their marketing.

Author: Nickianne Moody

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351924672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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How do books attract their readers? This collection takes a closer look at book covers and their role in promoting sales and shaping readers' responses. Judging a Book by Its Cover brings together leading scholars, many with experience in the publishing industry, who examine the marketing of popular fiction across the twentieth century and beyond. Using case studies, and grounding their discussions historically and methodologically, the contributors address key themes in contemporary media, literary, publishing, and business studies related to globalisation, the correlation between text and image, identity politics, and reader reception. Topics include book covers and the internet bookstore; the links between books, the music industry, and film; literary prizes and the selling of books; subcultures and sales of young adult fiction; the cover as a signifier of literary value; and the marketing of ethnicity and lesbian pulp fiction. This exciting collection opens a new field of enquiry for scholars of book history, literature, media and communication studies, marketing, and cultural studies.

The Book of Mencius and Its Reception in China and Beyond

The aims of this book are to high1 Hu Shi , Zhongguo gudai zhexueshi ( History of Ancient Chinese Philosophy ) , in : Wang Rongwen E * X , ed . , Hu Shi ...

Author: Junjie Huang

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447056694

Category: Philosophy

Page: 239

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The Mencius, attributed to the philosopher Mengzi (Lat. Mencius, ca. 370-290 BC), the "second Sage" of the Confucian school after its founder, is one of the most prominent of all Chinese classics, with a great impact on the historical development of Confucianism. Today, it serves as one of the determinants for positioning Confucianism in the modern world, and it is the most discussed Chinese philosophical text in the context of the search for universally valid ethical norms and democracy. The essays collected in this volume by scholars from Taiwan, Japan and Germany focus on various aspect of the reception of the work in East Asia from the Song-Dynasty to the present day. They call into mind the signifance of a thinker who according to Albert Schweitzer is "the most modern one of all thinkers of antiquity".

The Book of Revelation and Its Interpreters

The books may be part of the revelation that John saw, other books, ... the book wholly eschatologically effectively diminish its contemporary significance, ...

Author: Ian Boxall

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442255137

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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The Book of Revelation has fired the imaginations of theologians, preachers, artists, and ordinary Christians across the centuries. The resulting number of commentaries on the book is enormous, and most studies can only touch upon, at most, a representative sample of this vast literature. As a consequence, many focus largely on the interpretation of the Apocalypse only within specific periods, such as the patristic period or during the Reformation. One result of this severe limitation given the vast literary corpus is how historical interpretations in critical commentaries of the Book of Revelations tend to prioritize authors from the modern period. In The Book of Revelation and Its Interpreters: Short Studies and an Annotated Bibliography, editors Richard Tresley and Ian Boxall fill a significant gap in the scholarly literature. At its heart is an extensive annotated bibliography, covering commentaries on the book up to 1700, including most of the early illuminated Apocalypses. Supporting the presentation of this survey of the historical interpretations of the Book of Revelation is an extended overview of Revelation’s often-colorful reception history by Christopher Rowland, together with a number of short studies on various aspects of the book. These include discussions of specific commentators, such as Sean Michael Ryan’s look at Tyconius and Francis X. Gumerlock exploration of Chromatius of Aquileia, alongside a more general treatment of Revelation’s impact on the figure of John of Patmos in an essay by Ian Boxall and the visual reception of Revelation in Natasha O’Hear’s article. The Book of Revelation and Its Interpreters provides a valuable bibliographical resource for those working in the field of Biblical Studies, history of Christianity, eschatology and apocalyptic studies. The accompanying essays orient the authors recorded in the bibliography within a larger context, offering specific examples of the Apocalypse’s capacity to speak in fresh and often surprising ways to diverse audiences throughout history.

The Book of Samuel and Its Response to Monarchy

ancient Judean readers.7 The book, which is one part of a larger ancient ... As readers of the book have long noticed, the text is unsure of its own ...

Author: Sara Kipfer

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 3170370413

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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Power comprises one of the key topics of the book of Samuel. This theme encompasses tribal contentions, power differentials between religious authorities and kings, fathers and sons, men and women. The articles assembled here explore Israel's search for political identity and Samuel's critique of monarchy, the book's constructions of power and powerlessness, and the editors' and early audiences' postmonarchic reflections. Historical and social-scientific approaches to the book of Samuel find ancient Near Eastern parallels for the political organization of Israel and describe the social conditions under authoritarian regimes. Redactional approaches examine the diachronic development of Samuel's varying perceptions of monarchy, from that institution's inception through its entrenchment in Israelite and Judahite society, until it underwent a sudden, cataclysmic failure. And literary and theological approaches advocate for contemporary reconsideration and application of the book's more noble principles.

Book III of the Sibylline Oracles and its Social Setting

The Jewish authors presented their book as authentic Sibylline prophecy , in order to make pagans believe that their own prophetess Sibyl had warned the ...

Author: Rieuwerd Buitenwerf

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004496777

Category: Religion


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This volume contains a detailed study of the third Sibylline book. This Jewish work was written sometime between 80 and 40 BCE in Asia Minor. It provides valuable information on the position and self-image of Jews in a non-Jewish, Graeco-Roman environment.

The Book of Zechariah and its Influence

The subject chosen for the colloquium was the book of Zechariah from the Hebrew Bible/'01d Testament' and its subsequent influence in later literature, ...

Author: Christopher Tuckett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351773089

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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This title was first published in 2003. The book bearing the title of 'Zechariah' is, in its present form, an amalgam of oracles and prophecies stemming from Zechariah himself as well as others. It became part of Jewish scripture, was revered and valued, and was a partiuclar favourite of a number of early Christian writers. Often cited by New Testament writers, this book of one of the most important of the 'minor prophets' is itself deeply indebted to earlier Jewish prophetic texts and has been an important resource for later writers, Jewish and Christian, as they sought to tap their own 'Biblical' material. The amalgam of oracles and prophecies presented in the book of Zechariah offers an ideal thematic focus for the leading scholars in this volume who explore areas of the Hebrew Bible, post-Biblical Jewish literature, and early Christian literature and history (in the New Testament and beyond). The essays examine the book of Zechariah itself as well as its subsequent interpretation by a number of other writers, Jewish and Christian. The essays raise important issues in relation to the influence of biblical texts in subsequent literature and also the broad area of 'intertextuality'' and the way in which later texts relate to and use earlier texts in their sacred tradition.

The Ideology of the Book of Chronicles and Its Place in Biblical Thought

This interest was not without its ulterior motives, which stemmed from the needs ... They sought to verify their claim by elucidating the book's views and ...

Author: Sara Japhet

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 1575066076

Category: History

Page: 464

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In the last several decades, interest in the Exilic and Postexilic periods of ancient Israel’s history has grown, especially as this era has been recognized to be important for the formation of the Hebrew Bible. One of the scholars at the forefront of interest in this period is Sara Japhet, now Yehezkel Kaufmann Professor Emeritus in the Department of Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This volume, which is based on Japhet’s 1973 Ph.D. dissertation at the Hebrew University (published in Hebrew in 1978), was first published in English in 1989 and rapidly was recognized as a major distillation of the themes underlying the ideology of the book of Chronicles. The book of Chronicles, written at the end of the fourth century B.C.E., relates the history of Israel from its beginnings with the creation of man to the return from exile with the declaration of Cyrus. The historical and theological points of departure of the Chronicler’s description are to be found in the realities of his own day. Through this historical composition, he attempts to imbue with new meaning the two components of Israel’s life: the past, which through its sublimation and transformation into a norm was in danger of becoming remote and irrelevant, and the present, which is granted full legitimization by demonstrating its continuity with this past. The one is interpreted in terms of the other. Japhet’s study strives to reveal the Chronicler’s views and perspectives on all the major issues of Israel’s history and religion, unveiling his role as a bridge between biblical and postbiblical faith. The book has been out of print for a number of years; this edition, which has been completely retypeset (so that it is more readable), makes an important contribution to the growing body of literature that explores the development of Israelite religion during the time of the formation of the Hebrew Scriptures. Japhet’s ground-breaking work continues to make a lasting contribution to our understanding of the historical and theological position of the Chronicler.

The Elbow and Its Disorders E Book

B, The origin and insertion of the latissimus dorsi are divided, and the muscle is mobilized on its neurovascular pedicle. C, Transplantation of the muscle ...

Author: Bernard F. Morrey

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437720803

Category: Medical

Page: 1232

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A must-have resource for any orthopaedic library, the latest edition of this technique-focused guide to the elbow has been revised and updated to give you even more coverage of trauma, arthroscopy, soft tissue injury, and joint replacement. The new full-color illustrations and online access to 43 video clips of exams and procedures performed by experts visually enhance an already great resource for both the novice becoming familiar with elbow anatomy and biomechanics and the seasoned surgeon treating difficult elbow problems. Features a technique-focused style and emphasis so you can provide the best hands-on care for your patients. Presents authoritative guidance from leading experts. Covers basic science through practical clinical application for a comprehensive look at the elbow. Features expanded coverage of key topics in trauma, soft tissue procedures, and joint replacement technique to keep you up to date on the latest advances. Supplements the text with new full-color-photos, illustrations, and diagrams for a more instructive and visually appealing approach. Includes 39 video clips (over 2 hours) of exams and procedures—such as calcific tendonitis and RCR margin convergence—performed by the experts online for step-by-step guidance.

Don t Judge A Book By Its Cover

Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover is about the life of a man who became the person he is because of the family he was blessed with and the love they shared.

Author: Steve Pyatte

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1420835335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

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Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover is not a book written about a biker. This is Steve Pyatte in the first person. This is a book written by the man, about the man. This is a book about the man known to many as “Papaw”. A man many people have grown to love and respect. You may think you know “Papaw”, but now it is time you met Steve Pyatte, up close and personal. Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover is filled with a nostalgic look at the past through the eyes of the author, as well as motivational and inspirational stories to make you smile, laugh and cry. Some of what you read may even surprise you.

Can t Judge a Book By Its Murder

The book club ladies watched her every move. When Arlo looked at them, they all went back to reading. Or pretending to. “It's about Wally's will,” Daisy ...

Author: Amy Lillard

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492687782

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Not every murder is by the book... As Sugar Springs gears up for its all-class high school reunion, Mississippi bookstore owner Arlo Stanley prepares to launch her largest event: a book-signing with the town's legendary alum and bestselling author, Wally Harrison. That's when Wally is discovered dead outside of Arlo's front door and her best friend is questioned for the crime. When the elderly ladies of Arlo's Friday Night Book Club start to investigate, Arlo has no choice but to follow behind to keep them out of trouble. Yet with Wally's reputation, the suspect list only grows longer—his betrayed wife, his disgruntled assistant, even the local man who holds a grudge from a long-ago accident. Between running interference with the book club and otherwise keeping it all together, Arlo anxiously works to get Chloe out of jail. And amidst it all, her one-time boyfriend-turned-private-eye returns to town, just another distraction while she digs to uncover the truth around Wally's death and just what Sugar Springs secret could have led to his murder.

Teyler s Foundation in Haarlem and Its Book and Art Room of 1779

... of their formal and structural qualities, we can see affinities with what Daston and Galison call 'truth-to-nature' in their book Objectivity (2007).

Author: Ellinoor S. Bergvelt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004441441

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Teyler’s Foundation in Haarlem and its ‘Book and Art Room’ of 1779, edited by Ellinoor Bergvelt and Debora Meijers, examines for the first time this remarkable institution in the context of scientific, museological, political, artistic, religious and philosophical developments.