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Photographs of Caesarea Maritima, Israel

Photographs of Caesarea Maritima, Israel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1598587412
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Photographs of Caesarea Maritima, Israel by , Book Resume:

In 1962 E. Jerry Vardaman worked as an assistant director on the Michael Avi-Yonah Hebrew University excavation at Caesarea Maritima, Israel. Vardaman s records from his work at Caesarea include personal correspondence with leading scholars at the time such as W.F. Albright, H. Comfort and M. Avi-Yonah, sketches of the excavation units and several artifacts, daily field notes contained in two small memo books, and over 70 photographs both in color and black & white. Vardaman s records were kept in a file cabinet for over 40 years, and only recently have been given to ML Govaars for research and publication. The significance of Vardaman s records is in the fact that Avi-Yonah published only a small preliminary report on the 1962 excavation project with no photographs or drawings. Here for the first time are photographs from all areas of the 1962 Hebrew University excavation including the supposed synagogue site and Strato s Tower. Also for the first time is an architect s drawing of the structural remains from the synagogue site published. Most importantly, all are published in color. This is a rare look into an archaeological excavation from the 1960s. Vardaman recorded a first hand account of the on-going excavation work on a daily basis. In the field notebooks are notes on excavation strategy, who was working in which units that day, location data for artifact finds, basket numbers, and depth of excavation levels among other information. By virtue of being an assistant director, Vardaman had access to all the areas undergoing excavation during his two months at Caesarea, discussed key artifact finds, made rubbings of pottery stamps and developed a genuine overview of the project. The 1962 Hebrew University excavation at Caesarea Maritima collected data from the synagogue site, Byzantine houses, remnants of a Hellenistic structure thought to be the foundation for Strato s Tower and a large accumulation of Hellenistic pottery fragments. The previously unpublished Vardaman data from the synagogue site and the Strato s Tower excavation are the subjects of the next two volumes in the series. These volumes will include measured drawings, artifact drawings, field data including measurements, photographs and specialized articles contributed by scholars who have studied and analyzed the material. MARYLINDA GOVAARS has over ten years of archaeological field experience both in the United States and overseas. At Caesarea, Govaars worked as assistant surveyor/architect in 1980, and then as head surveyor/architect in 1982 and 1984. She was first introduced to E.J. Vardaman in 1982 while working on her Master s thesis titled A Reconsideration of the Synagogue Site at Caesarea Maritima, Israel (Drew University, 1983, unpublished copyright protected). Govaars has been consulting with the E. Jerry Vardaman Estate since 2002. E. Jerry Vardaman (1927-2000) taught at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Mississippi State University. While at SBTS Vardaman led a group of volunteer excavators to join the Michael Avi-Yonah led Hebrew University excavation at Caesarea Maritima. As assistant director of the excavation, Vardaman kept field notes, made sketches and took color photographs. Later, Vardaman served as director of the Cobb Institute of Archaeology at Mississippi State University."

Religious Rivalries and the Struggle for Success in Caesarea Maritima

Religious Rivalries and the Struggle for Success in Caesarea Maritima [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1554586704
Author: Terence L. Donaldson
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Religious Rivalries and the Struggle for Success in Caesarea Maritima by Terence L. Donaldson Book Resume:

We know how the story of the Roman Empire ended with the "triumph" of Christianity and the eventual Christianization of the Roman Mediterranean. But how would religious life have appeared to an observer at a time when the conversion of the emperor was only a Christian pipe dream? And how would it have appeared in one particular city, rather than in the Roman Empire as a whole? This volume takes a detailed look at the religious dimension of life in one particular Roman city Caesarea Maritima, on the Mediterranean coast of Judea. Caesarea was marked by a complex religious identity from the outset. Over time, other religious groups, including Christianity, Mithraism and Samaritanism, found a home in the city, where they jostled with each other, and with those already present, for position, influence and the means of survival. Written by a team of seasoned scholars and promising newcomers, this book brings a new perspective to the study of religion in antiquity. Along with the deliberate goal to understand religion as an urban phenomenon, Religious Rivalries and the Struggle for Success in Caesarea Maritima studies religious groups as part of the dynamic process of social interaction, spanning a spectrum from coexistence, through competition and rivalry, to open conflict. The cumulative result is a fresh and fascinating look at one of antiquity’s most interesting cities.

Samaria, Samarians, Samaritans

Samaria, Samarians, Samaritans [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3110268205
Author: József Zsengellér
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Samaria, Samarians, Samaritans by József Zsengellér Book Resume:

This volume represents the current state of Samaritan research. The studies, which were presented at the seventh international conference of the Société d’Études Samaritaines, deal with several aspects of the field of Samaritan studies, like the connections of Samaritan history and religion to the Old Testament, problems of the temple building on Mount Gerizim in the Persian or Hellenistic period, linguistic characteristics of the Samaritan Hebrew language and Samaritan theological questions of the Arabic era. Papers were written by the leading scholars of Samaritan studies.

The Art of Siege Warfare and Military Architecture from the Classical World to the Middle Ages

The Art of Siege Warfare and Military Architecture from the Classical World to the Middle Ages [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1789254094
Author: Michael Eisenberg,Rabei Khamisy
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The Art of Siege Warfare and Military Architecture from the Classical World to the Middle Ages by Michael Eisenberg,Rabei Khamisy Book Resume:

The papers in this book present, for the first time, the world of warfare, both defensive and offensive, from the Classical periods to end of the Middle Ages in one collection. These scholarships have attracted ancient writers and generals and nowadays historians, archaeologists and researchers poliorcetics. Military historiography and ancient manuals are well familiar from the Classical period throughout the Hellenistic great battlefields until the end of the Middle Ages, the chronological scope of this codex. The current book is the first to encompass this long array of time while trying to enrich the reader with the continuity, development and regression in the different periods and spheres of the ancient poliorcetics and beyond; the papers presented here are focusing on the physical fortifications, besieging and defense techniques, development and efficiency of ancient projectiles and sieging machinery, battlefields and the historiographical evidence. The X papers of the book, are written by some of the best scholars in their field, presenting here for the first time the results of their research, in the west and in the east.

Galilee Through the Centuries

Galilee Through the Centuries [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781575060408
Author: Ed MEYERS,International Conference on Galilee in Antiquity 1997 Duke university
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Galilee Through the Centuries by Ed MEYERS,International Conference on Galilee in Antiquity 1997 Duke university Book Resume:

This volume presents the papers given at the Second International Conference on Galilee in Antiquity held at Duke University and the North Carolina Museum of Art in 1997. The goal of the conference was to examine the significance of Galilee and its rich and diverse culture through an extended period of time. Several of the papers have been revised since the conference and in light of continuing discussion. Furthermore, three new papers have been added to the collection, for a total of 25 contributions.

Ecclesiastical History

Ecclesiastical History [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3110477076
Author: Gelasius of Caesarea
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Ecclesiastical History by Gelasius of Caesarea Book Resume:

Gelasius, the Nicene bishop of Caesarea Maritima for roughly the last third of the fourth century, has been overshadowed by his more famous uncle and patron Cyril of Jerusalem. Gelasius’ works are preserved only fragmentarily in later authors. The most important of his writings was a church history, which supplemented and continued that of his eminent predecessor Eusebius. Later ecclesiastical historians and hagiographers, such as Rufinus of Aquileia, drew on Gelasius’ history extensively, although usually without attribution. It furnished them with a model for Nicene historiography and with material on topics such as the youth of the emperor Constantine, the discovery of the True Cross in Jerusalem, the Council of Nicaea, and the beginnings of Christianity in Ethiopia and Georgia. The fragments of Gelasius’ Ecclesiastical History are presented here systematically for the fi rst time. They are accompanied by the fragments of his doctrinal writings as well as all known testimonia about the bishop’s life and work. The edition is introduced by a thorough discussion of the sources and includes a facing English translation and notes.

Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman World

Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317061691
Author: Danuta Shanzer
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Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman World by Danuta Shanzer Book Resume:

One of the most significant transformations of the Roman world in Late Antiquity was the integration of barbarian peoples into the social, cultural, religious, and political milieu of the Mediterranean world. The nature of these transformations was considered at the sixth biennial Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity Conference, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in March of 2005, and this volume presents an updated selection of the papers given on that occasion, complemented with a few others,. These 25 studies do much to break down old stereotypes about the cultural and social segregation of Roman and barbarian populations, and demonstrate that, contrary to the past orthodoxy, Romans and barbarians interacted in a multitude of ways, and it was not just barbarians who experienced "ethnogenesis" or cultural assimilation. The same Romans who disparaged barbarian behavior also adopted aspects of it in their everyday lives, providing graphic examples of the ambiguity and negotiation that characterized the integration of Romans and barbarians, a process that altered the concepts of identity of both populations. The resultant late antique polyethnic cultural world, with cultural frontiers between Romans and barbarians that became increasingly permeable in both directions, does much to help explain how the barbarian settlement of the west was accomplished with much less disruption than there might have been, and how barbarian populations were integrated seamlessly into the old Roman world.

The History of the Church

The History of the Church [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0520964969
Author: Eusebius of Caesarea
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The History of the Church by Eusebius of Caesarea Book Resume:

Eusebius’s groundbreaking History of the Church, remains the single most important source for the history of the first three centuries of Christianity and stands among the classics of Western literature. His iconic story of the church’s origins, endurance of persecution, and ultimate triumph—with its cast of martyrs, heretics, bishops, and emperors—has profoundly shaped the understanding of Christianity’s past and provided a model for all later ecclesiastical histories. This new translation, which includes detailed essays and notes, comes from one of the leading scholars of Eusebius’s work and offers rich context for the linguistic, cultural, social, and political background of this seminal text. Accessible for new readers and thought-provoking for specialists, this is the essential text for anyone interested in the history of Christianity.

From Jesus to Christianity

From Jesus to Christianity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062241974
Author: L. Michael White
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From Jesus to Christianity by L. Michael White Book Resume:

L. Michael White, one of the world’s foremost scholars on the origins of Christianity, provides the complete, astonishing story of how Christianity grew from the personal vision of a humble Jewish peasant living in a remote province of the Roman Empire into the largest organized religion in the world. Rather than reading the New Testament straight through in its traditional, or “canonical” order, From Jesus to Christianity takes a historical approach. Looking at the individual books chronologically, in the sequence in which they were actually written, readers can see what they divulge about the disagreements, shared values, and unifying mission of the earliest Christian communities. White digs through layers of archaeological excavations, sifts through buried fragments of largely unknown texts, and examines historical sources to discover what we can know of Jesus.

CSB Apologetics Study Bible

CSB Apologetics Study Bible [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1433651203
Author: CSB Bibles by Holman
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CSB Apologetics Study Bible by CSB Bibles by Holman Book Resume:

The CSB Apologetics Study Bible helps today’s Christians better understand, defend, and proclaim their beliefs in an age of increasing moral and spiritual relativism. This study Bible’s updated content includes new articles and extensive apologetics Bible study material, that can serve during your devotionals, from today’s leading apologists to provide deeper understanding of the relevant apologetics issues and questions of today. The Bible includes commentary from over 90 Christian apologetics leaders including Ted Cabal, Lee Strobel, Chuck Colson, Paul Copan, Norm Geisler, Hank Hanegraaff, Josh McDowell, Albert Mohler, J.P. Moreland, Ravi Zacharias, and many more—plus a lead article by Lee Strobel (The Case for Christ). The study Bible features include a presentation page, book introductions, study notes, apologetics articles from leading apologists,“Twisted Scripture” explanations for commonly misunderstood passages, Profiles of Christian apologists, Two-color interior, Two-column text, 9.75-point type size, Smyth-sewn binding, Ribbon marker, Full-color maps, and more. The CSB Apologetics Study Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

Glass of the Roman World

Glass of the Roman World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1782977775
Author: Justine Bayley,Ian Freestone,Caroline Jackson
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Glass of the Roman World by Justine Bayley,Ian Freestone,Caroline Jackson Book Resume:

Glass of the Roman World illustrates the arrival of new cultural systems, mechanisms of trade and an expanded economic base in the early 1st millennium AD which, in combination, allowed the further development of the existing glass industry. Glass became something which encompassed more than simply a novel and highly decorative material. Glass production grew and its consumption increased until it was assimilated into all levels of society, used for display and luxury items but equally for utilitarian containers, windows and even tools. These 18 papers by renowned international scholars include studies of glass from Europe and the Near East. The authors write on a variety of topics where their work is at the forefront of new approaches to the subject. They both extend and consolidate aspects of our understanding of how glass was produced, traded and used throughout the Empire and the wider world drawing on chronology, typology, patterns of distribution, and other methodologies, including the incorporation of new scientific methods. Though focusing on a single material the papers are firmly based in its archaeological context in the wider economy of the Roman world, and consider glass as part of a complex material culture controlled by the expansion and contraction of the Empire. The volume is presented in honor of Jenny Price, a foremost scholar of Roman glass.

Building for Eternity

Building for Eternity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1782974237
Author: C.J. Brandon,R.L. Hohlfelder,M.D. Jackson,J.P. Oleson
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Building for Eternity by C.J. Brandon,R.L. Hohlfelder,M.D. Jackson,J.P. Oleson Book Resume:

One marker of the majesty of ancient Rome is its surviving architectural legacy, the stunning remains of which are scattered throughout the circum-Mediterranean landscape. Surprisingly, one truly remarkable aspect of this heritage remains relatively unknown. There exists beneath the waters of the Mediterranean the physical remnants of a vast maritime infrastructure that sustained and connected the western worldÕs first global empire and economy. The key to this incredible accomplishment and to the survival of structures in the hostile environment of the sea for two thousand years was maritime concrete, a building material invented and then employed by Roman builders on a grand scale to construct harbor installations anywhere they were needed, rather than only in locations with advantageous geography or topography. This book explains how the Romans built so successfully in the sea with their new invention. The story is a stimulating mix of archaeological, geological, historical and chemical research, with relevance to both ancient and modern technology. It also breaks new ground in bridging the gap between science and the humanities by integrating analytical materials science, history, and archaeology, along with underwater exploration. The book will be of interest to anyone interested in Roman architecture and engineering, and it will hold special interest for geologists and mineralogists studying the material characteristics of pyroclastic volcanic rocks and their alteration in seawater brines. The demonstrable durability and longevity of Roman maritime concrete structures may be of special interest to engineers working on cementing materials appropriate for the long-term storage of hazardous substances such as radioactive waste. A pioneering methodology was used to bore into maritime structures both on land and in the sea to collect concrete cores for testing in the research laboratories of the CTG Italcementi Group, a leading cement producer in Italy, the University of Berkeley, and elsewhere. The resulting mechanical, chemical and physical analysis of 36 concrete samples taken from 11 sites in Italy and the eastern Mediterranean have helped fill many gaps in our knowledge of how the Romans built in the sea. To gain even more knowledge of the ancient maritime technology, the directors of the Roman Maritime Concrete Study (ROMACONS) engaged in an ambitious and unique experimental archaeological project Ð the construction underwater of a reproduction of a Roman concrete pier or pila. The same raw materials and tools available to the ancient builders were employed to produce a reproduction concrete structure that appears to be remarkably similar to the ancient one studied during ROMACONÕs fieldwork between 2002-2009. This volume reveals a remarkable and unique archaeological project that highlights the synergy that now exists between the humanities and science in our continuing efforts to understand the past. It will quickly become a standard research tool for all interested in Roman building both in the sea and on land, and in the history and chemistry of marine concrete. The authors also hope that the data and observations it presents will stimulate further research by scholars and students into related topics, since we have so much more to learn in the years ahead.

The Lost Letters of Pergamum

The Lost Letters of Pergamum [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1493405004
Author: Bruce W. Longenecker
Publisher: Baker Academic
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The Lost Letters of Pergamum by Bruce W. Longenecker Book Resume:

A Fascinating Glimpse into the World of the New Testament Transported two thousand years into the past, readers are introduced to Antipas, a Roman civic leader who has encountered the writings of the biblical author Luke. Luke's history sparks Antipas's interest, and they begin corresponding. While the account is fictional, the author is a highly respected New Testament scholar who weaves reliable historical information into a fascinating story, offering a fresh, engaging, and creative way to learn about the New Testament world. The first edition has been widely used in the classroom (over 30,000 copies sold). This updated edition, now with improved readability and narrative flow, will bring the social and political world of Jesus and his first followers to life for many more students of the Bible.

The Jewish Annotated New Testament

The Jewish Annotated New Testament [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0190461861
Author: Amy-Jill Levine,Marc Zvi Brettler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Jewish Annotated New Testament by Amy-Jill Levine,Marc Zvi Brettler Book Resume:

First published in 2011, The Jewish Annotated New Testament was a groundbreaking work, bringing the New Testament's Jewish background to the attention of students, clergy, and general readers. In this new edition, eighty Jewish scholars bring together unparalleled scholarship to shed new light on the text. This thoroughly revised and greatly expanded second edition brings even more helpful information and new insights to the study of the New Testament. · Introductions to each New Testament book, containing guidance for reading and specific information about how the book relates to the Judaism of the period, have been revised and augmented, and in some cases newly written. · Annotations on the text--some revised, some new to this edition--provide verse-by-verse commentary. · The thirty essays from the first edition are thoroughly updated, and there are twenty-four new essays, on topics such as "Mary in Jewish Tradition," "Christology," and "Messianic Judaism." · For Christian readers The Jewish Annotated New Testament offers a window into the first-century world of Judaism from which the New Testament springs. There are explanations of Jewish concepts such as food laws and rabbinic argumentation. It also provides a much-needed corrective to many centuries of Christian misunderstandings of the Jewish religion. · For Jewish readers, this volume provides the chance to encounter the New Testament--a text of vast importance in Western European and American culture--with no religious agenda and with guidance from Jewish experts in theology, history, and Jewish and Christian thought. It also explains Christian practices, such as the Eucharist. The Jewish Annotated New Testament, Second Edition is an essential volume that places the New Testament writings in a context that will enlighten readers of any faith or none.

The 2003-2007 Excavations in the Late Roman Fort at Yotvata

The 2003-2007 Excavations in the Late Roman Fort at Yotvata [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 157506362X
Author: Gwyn Davies,Jodi Magness
Publisher: Penn State Press
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The 2003-2007 Excavations in the Late Roman Fort at Yotvata by Gwyn Davies,Jodi Magness Book Resume:

The Late Roman fort at Yotvata is located in the southern Arava some 40 km north of Eilat/Aqaba (ancient Aila). The modern Hebrew name of the site is based on its suggested identification with biblical Jotbathah (Deut 10:7), where the Israelites encamped during their desert wanderings. The modern Arabic name of the site, Ein Ghadian, may preserve the ancient Roman name Ad Dianam. Because the Late Roman fort at Yotvata is visible as a low mound next to the Arava road, it has long been known to scholars. Each June between 2003 and 2007, Gwyn Davies (Florida International University) and Jodi Magness (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) co-directed excavations here. This volume provides the results of those excavations, adding substantially to our knowledge of Roman defenses in the third and fourth centuries of the Common Era, along the trade route that traversed the southern Arava and on the eastern frontier of the Empire.


Ephesians [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0718841735
Author: Lynn H Cohick
Publisher: ISD LLC
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Ephesians by Lynn H Cohick Book Resume:

Ephesians speaks to our deepest questions about God:the redemptive plan of God written from ages past now revealed; the work of Christ complete and eff ective now and for eternity; the power of the Holy Spirit to change lives and build a community. Th e clear message of God's unfathomable grace establishes the believer's hope and under-girds the call for faithful living. Down through the centuries, the clarion call to unity that permeates Ephesians has inspired and challenged the faithful to live out thepromises found in Christ. This short letter speaks to the twenty-first century's longing for friendship and wholeness.

Caesarea and the Middle Coast: 1121-2160

Caesarea and the Middle Coast: 1121-2160 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3110222183
Author: Walter Ameling,Hannah M. Cotton,Werner Eck,Benjamin Isaac,Alla Kushnir-Stein,Haggai Misgav,Jonathan Price,Ada Yardeni
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Caesarea and the Middle Coast: 1121-2160 by Walter Ameling,Hannah M. Cotton,Werner Eck,Benjamin Isaac,Alla Kushnir-Stein,Haggai Misgav,Jonathan Price,Ada Yardeni Book Resume:

The second volume of the Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae covers the inscriptions of Caesarea Maritima and the coastal region of the Middle Coast from Tel Aviv in the south to Haifa in the north from the time of Alexander to the Muslim conquest. The approx. 1,050 texts comprise all the languages used for inscriptions during this period (Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic, Samaritan, Syrian, and Persian) and are arranged according to the principal settlements and their territory. The great majority of the texts belongs to Caesarea, the capital of the province of Judaea/Syria Palaestina. No other place in Judaea has produced more Latin inscriptions than this area, reflecting the strong Roman influence on the city.

When God Had a Wife

When God Had a Wife [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1591433711
Author: Lynn Picknett,Clive Prince
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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When God Had a Wife by Lynn Picknett,Clive Prince Book Resume:

Reveals the tradition of goddess worship in early Judaism and how Jesus attempted to restore the feminine side of the faith • Provides historical and archaeological evidence for an earlier form of Hebrew worship with both male and female gods, including a 20th-century discovery of a Hebrew temple dedicated to both Yahweh and the warrior goddess Anat • Explores the Hebrew pantheon of goddesses, including Yahweh’s wife, Asherah, goddess of fertility and childbirth • Shows how both Jesus and his great rival Simon Magus were attempting to restore the ancient, goddess-worshipping religion of the Israelites Despite what Jews and Christians--and indeed most people--believe, the ancient Israelites venerated several deities besides the Old Testament god Yahweh, including the goddess Asherah, Yahweh’s wife, who was worshipped openly in the Jerusalem Temple. After the reforms of King Josiah and Prophet Jeremiah, the religion recognized Yahweh alone, and history was rewritten to make it appear that it had always been that way. The worship of Asherah and other goddesses was now heresy, and so the status of women was downgraded and they were blamed for God’s wrath. However, as Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince reveal, the spiritual legacy of the Jewish goddesses and the Sacred Feminine lives on. Drawing on historical research, they examine how goddess worship thrived in early Judaism and included a pantheon of goddesses. They share new evidence for an earlier form of Hebrew worship that prayed to both male and female gods, including a 20th-century archaeological discovery of a Hebrew temple dedicated to both Yahweh and the goddess Anat. Uncovering the Sacred Feminine in early Christianity, the authors show how, in the first century AD, both Jesus and his great rival, Simon Magus, were attempting to restore the goddess-worshipping religion of the Israelites. The authors reveal how both men accorded great honor to the women they adored and who traveled with them as priestesses, Jesus’s Mary Magdalene and Simon’s Helen. But, as had happened centuries before, the Church rewrote history to erase the feminine side of the faith, deliberately ignoring Jesus’s real message and again condemning women to marginalization and worse. Providing all the necessary evidence to restore the goddess to both Judaism and Christianity, Picknett and Prince expose the disastrous consequences of the suppression of the feminine from these two great religions and reveal how we have been collectively and instinctively craving the return of the Sacred Feminine for millennia.

The Second Coming of Jesus - Think Again

The Second Coming of Jesus - Think Again [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466901071
Author: William H. Hogue
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
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The Second Coming of Jesus - Think Again by William H. Hogue Book Resume:

The overarching theme of this book is that the Second Coming of Jesus happened in AD 72, and that therefore Jesus is not coming again to rapture the church. The book lays out a thorough exploration in support of this theme. Daniels prophecies are foundational, especially his prophecy of the Seventy Weeks in Dan. 9:24-27 and his prophecy of four sequential Fertile-Crescent, Mediterranean empires (see Dan. 7). The Fourth Empire, or the Roman Empire, is the key to understanding my theme, with stress on the meaning of the horns on the head of the Fourth Beast (see Dan. 7:7-8). As proof of my theme I use the Biblical code of two or three witnesses (see e.g. Deut. 19:15, Matt. 18:16, John 8:17, and I John 5:8). The three witnesses I give are Daniel, Jesus, and the collective apostles, all of whom taught and agreed that Jesus Second Coming would take place before Jesus generation passed away (Matt. 24:34). Furthermore, I show how the epistles of the N.T. reflect this theme by citing scores of passages from them for my readers to consider. Finally in Chapter Five of the book and in five appendixes I show how the Book of Revelation, aptly interpreted, fully agrees with this theme.


Jerusalem [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118533291
Author: Michael Zank
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Jerusalem by Michael Zank Book Resume:

Provides a short, accessible, and lively introduction to Jerusalem Jerusalem - A Brief History shows how Jewish, Christian, and Islamic scriptures confer providential meaning to the fate of the city and how modern Jerusalem is haunted by waves of biblical fantasy aiming at mutually exclusive status-quo rectification. It presents the major epochs of the history of Jerusalem’s urban transformation, inviting readers to imagine Jerusalem as a city that is not just sacred to the many groups of people who hold it dear, but as a united, unharmed place that is, in this sense, holy. Jerusalem - A Brief History starts in modern Jerusalem—giving readers a look at the city as it exists today. It goes on to tell of its emergence as a holy city in three different ways, focusing each time on another aspect of the biblical past. Next, it discusses the transformation of Jerusalem from a formerly Jewish temple city, condemned to oblivion by its Roman destroyers, into an imperially sponsored Christian theme park, and the afterlife of that same city under later Byzantine and Muslim rulers. Lastly, the book returns to present day Jerusalem to examine the development of the modern city under the Ottomans and the British, the history of division and reunification, and the ongoing jostling over access to, and sovereignty over, Jerusalem’s contested holy places. Offers a unique integration of approaches, including urban history, the rhetoric of power, the history of art and architecture, biblical hermeneutics, and modern Middle Eastern Studies Places great emphasis on how Jerusalem is a real city where different people live and coexist Examines the urban transformation that has taken place since late Ottoman times Utilizes numerous line drawings to demonstrate how its monumental buildings, created to illustrate an alliance of divine and human power, are in fact quite ephemeral, transient, and fragile Jerusalem - A Brief History is a comprehensive and thoughtful introduction to the Holy City that will appeal to any student of religion and/or history.