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The Princes of Persia by , Book Resume:
Significance of the Persian Period in royal and biblical history.
Dastan, the reluctant hero of the film Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, was not always a prince. He was once a mischievous petty thief, who knew the streets and rooftops of Persia better than any other street urchin.
This book seeks to expose inconsistencies by so-called "Christian" leaders through one woman's unique story.
Can Princess Tamina stop a nefarious villain from destroying the world? In this Choose Your Adventure Story It's up to YOU, the princess to decide the fate of her world!
Rustem is the most celebrated legendary hero in Shahnameh and Iranian mythology and it is on this volume that the action and adventure movie "The Prince of Persia" was based. The name Rustem is derived from the Persian name Rostam, the name of the epic Persian hero figure who is featured in this volume. In the Shahnameh, Rostam and his predecessors are Marzbans of Sistan which is in present-day Baluchestan (Balòčestàn) Province, Iran. The Hero Tales of Rostem/Rostam rank equally alongside the Spanish epics of el Cid, the French, Song of Roland, the Finnish Väinämöinen who features in the Kalevala, the epic of Finland, of Sigurd and Brynhild in the Norse Volsung saga, the adventures and achievements of Beowulf and of the Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Rostam is always represented as the mightiest of Iranian paladins (holy warriors), and the atmosphere of the episodes in which he features is strongly reminiscent of the Parthian period (247 BC – 224 AD). He was immortalized by the 10th-century Persian poet Ferdowsi in the rather lengthy Shahnameh, or Epic of Kings, which contains pre-Islamic Iranian folklore and history. Rustem is best known for his tragic fight with Esfandiar, the other legendary Iranian hero, for his expedition to Mazandaran (not to be confused with the modern Mazandaran province), and for his mournful fight with his son, Sohrab, who was killed in the battle. Rostam was eventually killed by Shaghad, his half-brother who son the of Zal and Rudaba. This volume features 22 of Rustem's adventures across Persia, Afghanistan and the surrounding lands. He wore a special suit into battle, named Babr-e Bayan. Some of these adventures and feats are: Rustem the Wonder Child Rustem the Young Warrior Rustem’s Seven Labors, or Adventures Rustem the Pehliva Rustem’s Romance The Wrath of Rustem Rustem the Spy Later Feats of Rustem The Combat of Isfendiyar Against Rustem The Death of Rustem ============== KEYWORDS/TAGS: Rustem, Rostam, Persia, Iran, Folklore, fairytales, myths, legends, children’s stories, Silk Route, Iraq, east, castles, Shah, Padishah, King, treasure, riches, Kavah, Blacksmith, Feridoun the Glorious, Irij, Gentle Hero, Minuchir, Avenger, Zal, White Hair, Wonder Child, Young Warrior, Seven Labors, Adventures, Escapades, the Pehliva, Romance, Youth, Sohrab, Warrior Maiden, Wrath of Rustem, Spy, Combat, Against Rustem, Siawush, Persian Sir Galahad, Avenger, Gew, Help, Hero-prince, Throne, Later Feats, Isfendiyar’s Seven Labors, Heft-Khan, Death of Rustem, Prince of Persia, Shanemah
The definitive translation by Dick Davis of the great national epic of Iran—now newly revised and expanded to be the most complete English-language edition A Penguin Classic Dick Davis—“our pre-eminent translator from the Persian” (The Washington Post)—has revised and expanded his acclaimed translation of Ferdowsi’s masterpiece, adding more than 100 pages of newly translated text. Davis’s elegant combination of prose and verse allows the poetry of the Shahnameh to sing its own tales directly, interspersed sparingly with clearly marked explanations to ease along modern readers. Originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan in the tenth century, the Shahnameh is among the greatest works of world literature. This prodigious narrative tells the story of pre-Islamic Persia, from the mythical creation of the world and the dawn of Persian civilization through the seventh-century Arab conquest. The stories of the Shahnameh are deeply embedded in Persian culture and beyond, as attested by their appearance in such works as The Kite Runner and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Did Jesus claim to be the "bridegroom"? If so, what did he mean by this claim? When Jesus says that the wedding guests should not fast "while the bridegroom is with them" (Mark 2:19), he is claiming to be a bridegroom by intentionally alluding to a rich tradition from the Hebrew Bible. By eating and drinking with "tax collectors and other sinners," Jesus was inviting people to join him in celebrating the eschatological banquet. While there is no single text in the Hebrew Bible or the literature of the Second Temple Period which states the "messiah is like a bridegroom," the elements for such a claim are present in several texts in Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Hosea. By claiming that his ministry was an ongoing wedding celebration he signaled the end of the Exile and the restoration of Israel to her position as the Lord's beloved wife. This book argues that Jesus combined the tradition of an eschatological banquet with a marriage metaphor in order to describe the end of the Exile as a wedding banquet.
In this volume, a group of distinguished scholars reinterpret concepts and canons of Islamic thought in Arab, Persian, South Asian, and Turkish traditions. They demonstrate that there is no unitary "Islamic" position on important issues of statecraft and governance. They recognize that Islam is a discursive site marked by silences, agreements, and animated controversies. Rigorous debates and profound disagreements among Muslim theologians, philosophers, and literati have taken place over such questions as: What is an Islamic state? Was the state ever viewed as an independent political institution in the Islamic tradition of political thought? Is it possible that a religion that places an inordinate emphasis upon the importance of good deeds does not indeed have a vigorous notion of "public interest" or a systematic theory of government? Does Islam provide an edifice, a common idiom, and an ideological mooring for premodern and modern Muslim rulers alike? The nuanced reading of the Islamic traditions provided in this book will help future generations of Muslims contemplate a more humane style of statecraft.
PEN/West Award Finalist " Told with energy, perception and great charm. . . . For anyone who wants to . . . gain insight into the great cultural and political richness of Iran, past, present and future, this book is a marvelous introduction." --Fred Halliday, Los Angeles Times Iran was the first country in the Middle East to develop an oil industry, and oil has been central to its tumultuous twentieth-century history. A finalist for the PEN/West Award, Blood and Oil tells the epic inside story of the battle for Iranian oil. A prominent member of one of Iran's most powerful aristocratic families--so feared by Khomeini that the entire clan was blacklisted--Prince Manucher Farmanfarmaian was raised in a harem at the heart of Iran's imperial court. With wit and provocative detail, he describes the days when he served as the Shah's oil adviser and pioneered the partnership that resulted in OPEC. Beautifully written and epic in its scope, this scintillating memoir provides a fascinating history of modern Iran. " Distinguished by its political acumen, historical sense, and vividness of description and anecdote. It is also notable for a wry sense of humour. . . . Amid the euphoria about the development of the oilfields of Central Asia and the Transcaucasus, [its] lesson should be kept in mind." --Anatol Lieven, Financial Times "A book of stunning beauty . . . One of the best accounts of the cultural and political life of modern Iran, it is exquisite and intimate, rendered with art-istry and detail." --Fouad Ajami
One night, as Princess Jasmine and her husband Aladdin gaze at the night sky, Aladdin points to a star and tells Jasmine the story of the Star of Persia: the biggest, most beautiful jewel in the world. Legend has it that the jewel belonged to a beautiful queen, and after she died, her subjects hid the jewel in a tower, certain that no one could be worthy of its beauty again. Now Jasmine is determined to know if the story is true. So the next morning, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, and the Magic Carpet set off to find out! Will the friends be able to find the legendary jewel, or are all the stories just fiction?
This book is a fascinating study in search of the real Jesus. The author concludes that scripture is essentially a collection of prophecies, not a record of past events. Jesus did not say, "Blessed is he who heeds the words of the history of this book," but rather "Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book." Thus, the current tenets of Christianity with regard to the origin and advent of Jesus are based on fundamental misconceptions. The books argument is that Christs visitation has not yet occurred in the world of time, since it is a future event, and that his origin will be derived from the Greeks, not the Jews, when he does appear.
Daniel 2-7 are noteworthy chapters in the Bible, partly because they are in Aramaic rather than Hebrew and partly because the early Greek translation of those chapters, known to us as the Septuagint, is quite different from the Aramaic text that we have. This book highlights and analyzes the differences by exploring the effectiveness of each version as a piece of narrative. A new appreciation of the craft of the Aramaic narrative is one result. Another is an enhanced understanding of how biblical narrative handles symbolism. Through this study the reader also gains insight into differing circles of wisdom in Persian times, each giving rise to a textual tradition still accessible to us.
The Bible says that we are not fighting against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers. In this book, we have made a study of principalities and powers and how they can be overthrown. This spiritual warfare book was born in the crucible of ministry. To some extent we know in reality what we are writing about. The Lord Jesus is alive and He is real. The devil is alive and he is real. The warfare is real and not imaginary. We send this book out with prayer that it will lead to greater freedom among the children of the kingdom. We further pray that the Lord God will be pleased to use it to open the eyes of many of His children as to how to take cities, nations, and continents for His glorified Son.
'The pages of this book represent the quest of a man intent on discerning the nature of structural evil in light of the biblical evidence. His experience of living for a time in Latin American and witnessing extensive social and political oppression appears to have moved him profoundly. The end result is a book that is a model of the attempt to integrate scholarship with faith.'--Clinton E. Arnold, Catalyst
Some people believe that a battle of cosmic proportions is raging as Satan and his demons seek to destroy Christians and undermine God's plans. Others believe that all talk of demons in the Bible and theology only reflects pre-modern superstitions that should be re-interpreted in philosophical and psychological terms. Despite their contrasts, both believe that the Bible directly or indirectly intends to teach readers about reality. Another path is possible. What if references to demons in the Bible are similar to references about the shape and structure of the cosmos representing the beliefs familiar to the ancient audience but used only as a framework for teaching about the plans and purposes of God? This approach is here worked out through detailed examination of hermeneutical method, the ancient Near Eastern and Greco-Roman contexts, each of the biblical terms and passages, and the essentials of biblical and systematic theology. Unlike many scholarly treatments of demons, readers will not find an assessment of the metaphysical realities. Instead they will be introduced to a hermeneutical, exegetical, and theological feast regarding what the Bible, understood in its ancient context, teaches.
In the last decade (2007-2017) there has been a significant reduction in the number and caliber of churches in the United States Christian community. Also, the modern church bears little resemblance to the church that is reported in the Acts of the Apostles. This book is an effort to account for this disparity. It is also written to confirm that a deterioration of spiritual values and accomplishments is by no means acceptable to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is honored by a church appropriately described in Scripture as a chaste virgin (2 Cor 11:2) that will eventually be presented to Him a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish" (Eph 5:27). This book is especially dedicated to all who maintain a godly interest in the purity of the church, which is the body of Christ.
Satan worship. Witches. New Age channelers. The last two decades have witnessed a vast upsurge in occult activity. Scores of popular books have warned Christians of the dangers and urged them to do battle against these spiritual forces. Few books, however, have developed a careful biblical theology on demons, principalities and powers. Clinton Arnold seeks to fill this gap, providing an in-depth look at Paul's letters and what they teach on the subject. For perspective, he examines first-century Greek, Roman and Jewish beliefs as well as Jesus' teaching about magic, sorcery and divination. Arguing against many recent interpretations that have seen principalities and powers as impersonal social, economic and political structures, Arnold contends that the New Testament view is that such forces are organized, personal beings which Jesus defeated at the cross and will bring into full subjection at his return. In his concluding section Arnold suggests practical ways in which Christians today can contend with the forces of evil. A thoughtful, biblical look at an urgent challenge facing the church.
ORIGIN exposes the works and identities of the demonic fraternity of Satan, in addition conveying that humanity is not alone. Satans amalgamations of demonic spirits are specifically name after its attributes; demons often go undetected and or unchallenged, mistakenly render as diagnosis, trait, or being hereditary (generational curses). The realm of the supernatural cannot be ignored. ORIGN is a manual of instructions for the Warriors of Christ. Illustrating the dynamics of opponents; ORIGIN is designed to assists the Believers [prayers] strategically facilitating their realm of accuracy a positional exactitude allocated to hit at a hairs breath, spearheading the enemy; disallowing thus prohibiting it to take root, manifest and or cultivate.
Browne's famous work, first published in 1902, was the essential text on literary history in Persian studies for many years. As an overview of Persian literature from the earliest times until Firdawsi, it continues to be a valuable reference. Out of print for some time, it is now reissued as a library edition, in facsimile to capture the feel of the original edition.