A Book of Feasts and Seasons

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Author: Joanna Bogle

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 9780852442173

Category: Cooking

Page: 193

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"A Book of Feasts and Seasons" recaptures the lost traditions surrounding major feasts and festivals--every occasion of the Christian Year.

Origin and Transformation of the Ancient Israelite Festival Calendar

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Author: Jan A. Wagenaar

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447052498

Category: History

Page: 225

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The book focusses on the origin and transformation of the priestly festival calendar. Since the epoch-making work of Julius Wellhausen at the end of the 19th century the differences between the various ancient Israelite festival calendars have often been explained in terms of a gradual evolution, which shows an increasing historicisation, denaturalisation and ritualisation. The festivals were in Wellhausen's view gradually detached from agricultural conditions and celebrated more and more at fixed points in the year. This study tries to show that the changes in the priestly festival calendar reflect a conscious effort to adapt the ancient Israelite festival calendar to the semi-annual layout of the Babylonian festival year. The ramifications of the change only come to the fore after a careful study of the agricultural conditions of ancient Israel - and Mesopotamia - makes clear that passover and the festival of unleavened bread were originally celebrated in the second month of the year. The first month of the year envisaged by the priestly festival calendar for the celebration of passover and the festival of unleavened bread in turn mirrors the date of one of the two semi-annual Babylonian New Year festivals. The two Babylonian New Year festivals were celebrated exactly six months apart at the vernal and autumnal equinoxes. In order to adapt the ancient Israelite festival calendar to the Babylonian scheme with two New Year festivals a year, the date of passover and the festival of unleavened bread had to be moved up by one month. The consequences for the origin of passover, the festival of unleavened bread, the festival of weeks and the festival of huts are charted and the relations between the various ancient Israelite festival calendars are determined anew.

Quotations for All Occasions

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Author: Catherine Frank

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231112912

Category: Reference

Page: 300

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A collection of quotes for every conceivable moment and passage in life includes words of wisdom by Plato, John Donne, Woody Allen, Betty Ford, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, Frederick Douglass, Martina Navartilova, Holden Caulfield, Susan Sontag, and many others. Original. (Reference)

Successful Event Management

A Practical Handbook

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Author: Anton Shone,Bryn Parry

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844800766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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This is the essential guide for anyone who needs to know how to organize a special event?a festival, a celebration party, a media launch or an annual fete. The text contains clear, step-by-step guide including planning, budgeting, marketing and organization; a wide range of informative case studies from around Europe, including suggested websites and sources of reference material to consult and a set of useful planning forms to assist hose new to events organization. The authors? combination of industry experience, expertise and a lively approach makes this an ideal textbook for students of Events Management and related courses, as well as providing a valuable handbook for those new to organizing events. This is the essential guide for anyone who needs to know how to organize a special event?a festival, a celebration party, a media launch or an annual fete. The text contains clear, step-by-step guide including planning, budgeting, marketing and organization; a wide range of informative case studies from around Europe, including suggested websites and sources of reference material to consult and a set of useful planning forms to assist hose new to events organization. The authors? combination of industry experience, expertise and a lively approach makes this an ideal textbook for students of Events Management and related courses, as well as providing a valuable handbook for those new to organizing events.

Recipe and Craft Guide to Israel

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Author: Laya Saul

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612281680

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Celebrate with Israel! Discover the stories of an ancient nation and a beloved land by making traditional foods and crafts. You’ll eat delicious potato latkes and sweet hamantaschen cookies. Make a mask for Purim and paper flowers for Shavuot. Each holiday, full of fragrances and flavors, also carries a message of hope and light. Follow the joyous celebrations of the year as you get to know the people from the land of Israel.

Ancient Greek Agriculture

An Introduction

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Author: Signe Isager,Jens Erik Skydsgaard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134818262

Category: History

Page: 256

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The initial focus of Ancient Greek Agriculture is firmly on the art of agriculture proper, the tools and the technique, the plants cultivated and the animals reared. Thereafter, Isager and Skydsgaard focus on the position of agriculture in the society of gods and men in the Greek city-states . The arguments of Ancient Greek Agriculture are strengthened by the book's close adherence to contemporary Greek sources, literary as well as archaeological, avoiding the use of later as well as Roman material.

Faiths and Festivals

A guide to the religions and celebrations in our multicultural society

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Author: Christine Howard

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1907241884

Category: Education

Page: 87

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A must-have guide for early years practitioners designed to help explain world religions and festivals to young children in a way that is meaningful to them. This guide is designed to be a practical guide to explaining the main five world faiths to young children, as well some lesser-known faiths to young children in a way that makes sense to young children. The book is also full of activity ideas to tie in to a range of religious festivals throughout the year. Each festival contains background information on the festival and why it first started, as well as activities to encourage children's learning. Introducing young children is vital in our multi-cultural and multi-faith society, and this title will provide all early years practitioners with ideas on how to teach children to value diversity and respect other children's views and backgrounds.

Time and Seasons

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Author: Angela Wood,John Logan,Jenny Rose

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174370659

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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Providing a three stage series covering the whole of Key stage 3, this series ensures a complete picture of the major religions practised in the UK today.

Time at Emar

The Cultic Calendar and the Rituals from the Diviner's Archive

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Author: Daniel E. Fleming

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 1575060442

Category: History

Page: 352

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The recent large-scale watershed projects in northern Syria, where the ancient city of Emar was located, have brought this area to light, thanks to salvage operation excavations before the area was submerged. Excavations at Meskeneh-Qadimeh on the great bend of the Euphrates River revealed this large town, which had been built in the late 14th century and then destroyed violently at the beginning of the 12th, at the end of the Bronze Age. In the town of Emar, ritual tablets were discovered in a temple that are demonstrated to have been recorded by the supervisor of the local cult, who was called the "diviner." This religious leader also operated a significant writing center, which focused on both administering local ritual and fostering competence in Mesopotamian lore. An archaic local calendar can be distinguished from other calendars in use at Emar, both foreign and local. A second, overlapping calendar emanated from the palace and represented a rising political force in some tension with rooted local institutions. The archaic local calendar can be partially reconstructed from one ritual text that outlines the rites performed during a period of six months. The main public rite of Emar's religious calendar was the zukru festival. This event was celebrated in a simplified annual ritual and in a more elaborate version of the ritual for seven days during every seventh year, probably serving as a pledge of loyalty to the chief god, Dagan. The Emar ritual calendar was native, in spite of various levels of outside influence, and thus offers important evidence for ancient Syrian culture. These texts are thus important for ancient Near Eastern cultic and ritual studies. Fleming's comprehensive study lays the basic groundwork for all future study of the ritual and makes a major contribution to the study of ancient Syria.

A Visitor's Guide to Victorian England

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Author: Michelle Higgs

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473834465

Category: History

Page: 224

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Step into the past and experience the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian England, from clothing to cuisine, toilet arrangements to transport _ and everything in between!??HAVE YOU EVER IMAGINED what it would be like to visit the Victorian era? How would you find the best seat on an omnibus, deal with unwanted insects and vermin, get in and out of a vehicle while wearing a crinoline, and avoid catching an infectious disease? Michelle Higgs answers all these questions, and reveals the minutiae of Victorian daily life. Drawing on a wide range of sources, this book blends accurate historical details with compelling stories to bring the period to life. A must-read for seasoned social history fans, costume drama lovers, history students and anyone with an interest in the nineteenth century.??Discover the hidden details of history, from how to fend off pickpockets to the correct way to fasten a corset.??As featured in the Express & Star and Black Country Bugle.

Researches in Sinai

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Author: William Matthew Flinders Petrie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108065759

Category: Social Science

Page: 450

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A 1906 account of archaeological work in the Sinai Peninsula, notably at Serabit el-Khadim, where the Proto-Sinaitic script was discovered.

All Around the Year

Holidays and Celebrations in American Life

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Author: Jack Santino

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252065163

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

View: 1943

Whether they're decorating Easter trees or celebrating Wagner's birthday by playing recordings of his Ring cycle operas and incinerating a model of Valhalla on an outdoor barbecue to the closing strains of "Gotterdämerung," Americans know both how to create and how to celebrate holidays! Jack Santino's guide to such frivolity is a wonderfully readable exploration of holidays, periods of festivity, and life-cycle rituals and celebrations. Santino draws on history, anthropology, popular culture, and folklore to show the intricate relationships between holidays and the roles that celebrations and rituals play in people's lives. Jack Santino, a professor of popular culture at Bowling Green University, is the author of Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle: Stories of Black Pullman Porters and Halloween and Other Festivities of Death and Life.

The Nile Mosaic of Palestrina

Early Evidence of Egyptian Religion in Italy

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Author: P. G. P. Meyboom

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004101371

Category: Art

Page: 409

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The Nile Mosaic of Palestrina, dating to c. 100 B.C., presents a unique and enigmatic picture of Egypt. This study demonstrates that the mosaic depicts rituals connected with the yearly inundation of Egypt, and will explain how it was that such scenes could be found in Central Italy at this early date.

Responses to 101 Questions on the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Author: Joseph A. Fitzmyer

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809133482

Category: Religion

Page: 201

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'What are the Dead Sea Scrolls?' 'What is Qumran and what relation do the Dead Sea Scrolls have to it?' 'Where are the scrolls today?' 'How do the authors of the scrolls conceive of God?' 'What do these scrolls tell us about first-century Judaism?' 'Does the title 'Son of Man' occur in the scrolls?' Responses to 101 Questions on the Dead Sea Scrolls tackles these and many other questions that people ask about the discovery, contents, and significance of one of the greatest manuscript discoveries of all time.

A Time to Prosper

Finding and Entering God's Realm of Blessings

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Author: Chuck D. Pierce,Robert Heidler

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441268596

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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The Time of Blessing Has Come God longs for you to prosper, succeed and accomplish all He has destined for you to complete for His kingdom. Prosperity is unleashed when you enter into the fullness of God's plan for your life. When you submit to His plan, He opens doors of abundance. But how do you begin? A Time to Prosper reveals how you can align yourself with: • The Cycles of the Biblical Feasts • The Laws of Multiplication, Use and Recovery • The Covenant of God • The Miracle of Firstfruits You will discover the biblical model for work, worship and giving, and understand how this pattern prepares you to give and receive blessings. As you reorder your life according to God's timetable and seek His kingdom first, riches of wisdom, authority and prosperity will be added to you. Now is the time to claim your inheritance and your portion! Learn to dwell in the realm of God's blessing.

Festivals and Flowers of the Twelve Burmese Seasons

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Author: Khin Myo Chit (Daw)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 119

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A celebration of the Burmese seasons, their poets, flowers and the festivals and cycle of monthly activities throughout the Burmese year. Each month is described through its poem, illustrated with the flower for each month, followed by an introduction to the festivals associated with each season. Classic Burmese literature abounds with poems and verses that have to do with the seasons, and this book is a celebration of the Burmese seasons, or months, their poets, flowers and the festivals and cycle of monthly activities throughout the Burmese year. Each month is