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.
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.
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.
Aramaic Peshitta New Testament Translation is a new translation of the New Testament into English that is based on the Gwilliam text. This translation includes explanatory footnotes marking variant readings from the Old Syriac, Eastern text, and other Peshitta manuscripts. Other footnotes provide cultural understanding and a system of abbreviations that mark idioms and figures of speech so that they are easily recognisable. The translation is as literal as possible, but with readable English, giving the flavour and rhythm of Eastern language. Aramaic is the language of the first century and the Peshitta is the earliest complete manuscript of the New Testament. The Gwilliam text, from which this work is based, is a Latin translation of the Peshitta.
Do you ever use the word "ruth" for someone's positive human quality? Get sensitive to "ruth" as you scour the biblical book named Ruth. The Up-to-Date, Long-Ago Biblical Book of Ruth describes a long-ago romance and will assist you in cultivating greater respectful treatment of others in tough times. If you long to be a person of character, this material can nudge you in that direction. Whether you are a pastor, teacher, or first-time Bible reader, this book will furnish you with grist for your thoughts and actions. It is also a model for preachers who engage in Bible exposition. This book can help you assess personal relationships, evaluate work situations, understand cultural differences, mirror God's concern for immigrants and other marginalized people, imbibe greater commitment, and siphon hope amid hopelessness. In short, it's good for what ails you (or doesn't ail you).
Is the Bible really true? How can I prove it? This book is especially helpful for newer Christians just coming to grips with the implications of the gospel in all areas of their lives. What do you say when someone at work asks you why the gospel stories differ? How do you answer your neighbor when she asks what you think about all those "errors" in the Bible? Glenn Pearson offers simple, accessible principles that provide any Christian with the tools he or she needs to confidently respond to skeptical inquiries.
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.
First published in 1963, this book by Bishop K. C. Pillai was written on the urging of many of his listeners to put his teachings into book form, “so that more Christians may be encouraged to trust in the Word of God, and believe more deeply through understanding.” He explains in his Introduction that he was unable to put all of his teachings into one book at this time due to time constraints, but with this volume intends to “touch upon some of the portions of the Bible which my listeners tell me have been the most interesting and inspiring.” A wonderful book for any reader who seeks to know and understand the Word of God...
Books in Print 1996-97
Author: R R Bowker Publishing, In Print 1996-97 Books
Publisher: R. R. Bowker
Living the Psalms
Author: Maxie D. Dunnam