The Thirteenth Tribe

The Khazar Empire and Its Heritage

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Author: Arthur Koestler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939438188

Category:

Page: 192

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This book traces the history of the ancient Khazar Empire, a major but almost forgotten power in Eastern Europe, which in the Dark Ages became converted to Judaism. Khazaria was finally wiped out by the forces of Genghis Khan, but evidence indicates that the Khazars themselves migrated to Poland and formed the cradle of Western Jewry. To the general reader the Khazars, who flourished from the 7th to 11th century, may seem infinitely remote today. Yet they have a close and unexpected bearing on our world, which emerges as Koestler recounts the fascinating history of the ancient Khazar Empire. At about the time that Charlemagne was Emperor in the West. The Khazars' sway extended from the Black Sea to the Caspian, from the Caucasus to the Volga, and they were instrumental in stopping the Muslim onslaught against Byzantium, the eastern jaw of the gigantic pincer movement that in the West swept across northern Africa and into Spain. Thereafter the Khazars found themselves in a precarious position between the two major world powers: the Eastern Roman Empire in Byzantium and the triumphant followers of Mohammed. As Koestler points out, the Khazars were the Third World of their day. They chose a surprising method of resisting both the Western pressure to become Christian and the Eastern to adopt Islam. Rejecting both, they converted to Judaism. Mr Koestler speculates about the ultimate faith of the Khazars and their impact on the racial composition and social heritage of modern Jewry. He produces a large body of meticulously detailed research.

Hebrew Christianity

The Thirteenth Tribe

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Author: B. Zvi Sobel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jewish Christians, to 1973

Page: 413

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The thirteenth tribe

the Khazar empire and its heritage

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Author: Arthur Koestler

Publisher: Random House Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 255

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An account of the Medieval Khazar Empire of Eastern Europe and of the circumstances leading to the Khazar's tenth-century mass conversion to Judaism presents the Khazars as the forefathers of Western Jewry

Sonnenfinsternis

Roman

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Author: Arthur Koestler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3939483397

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

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Rubaschow, Mitglied der "alten Garde" eines revolutionären Staates, wird eines Nachts im eigenen Land und im Auftrag der eigenen Partei verhaftet. Der einstige Volkskommissar bleibt zwar auch in der Gefängniszelle seinen politischen Grundsätzen treu, allmählich wird ihm aber bewußt, welche Schuld er im Dienste der Weltrevolution auf sich geladen haben könnte und daß der Zweck womöglich nicht jedes Mittel heiligt. Um moralische Kategorien geht es seinen innerparteilichen Gegnern allerdings nicht: Angeklagt wegen oppositioneller Gesinnung und Verschwörung, widersetzt Rubaschow sich zunächst den haltlosen Vorwürfen, bis sein Widerstand in unbarmherzigen Verhören gebrochen wird. – "Sonnenfinsternis", Koestlers Abrechnung mit dem Stalinismus und jeder Form von politischem Totalitarismus, wurde in über dreißig Sprachen übersetzt und gilt als einer der bedeutendsten politischen Romane des 20. Jahrhunderts.

Die Zwölf Könige

Die Legenden der Bernsteinstadt

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Author: Bradley Beaulieu

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426435632

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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Von Kollegen mit Lob überschüttet, von Kritikern gefeiert, von Lesern geliebt: Der 1. Band der hochgelobten Fantasy-Trilogie "Die Legenden der Bernsteinstadt" von Bradley P. Beaulieu ist ein süchtig machendes Wüsten-Abenteuer. Auf Kufen gleiten stolze Handelsschiffe über das Sandmeer nach Sharakhai, Wiege der Zivilisation und Heimat der Zwölf Könige. Vor Jahrhunderten haben die Götter selbst ihnen unvorstellbare Macht verliehen, seither beherrschen sie die wundersame Stadt mit eiserner Hand. Die Waise Çeda hat es mit ihren 19 Jahren zu einer gerissenen Diebin und gefeierten Arenakämpferin gebracht. Doch nie wird sie jene Nacht vergessen, als ihre Mutter im Namen der Zwölf Könige hingerichtet wurde. Auf der Suche nach Rache verbündet Çeda sich mit allerlei zwielichtigen Gestalten und gerät mitten hinein in eine Verschwörung, in der der Tod ihrer Mutter eine viel größere Rolle spielt, als sie je hätte ahnen können. "Eine beeindruckende Leistung." Publishers Weekly "Exotisch, opulent und unglaublich unterhaltsam: Beaulieu hat unvergessliche Charaktere in einer äußerst detailreichen Welt geschaffen." Michael J. Sullivan, Autor von "Riyria" "Die Figuren sind hervorragend charakterisiert und haben ein Leben und eine Geschichte, die über die Grenzen der Handlung hinausweisen. Die Kultur ist gut ausgearbeitet und traditionelle Geschlechterrollen werden aufgebrochen." Robin Hobb, Autorin der "Weitseher"-Trilogie

The Thirteenth Tribe

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Author: Bradley Beaulieu

Publisher: Gollancz

ISBN: 9781473223608

Category:

Page: 540

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Çeda was an elite warrior in service to the kings of Sharakhai. She has been an assassin in dark places. A weapon poised to strike from the shadows. A voice from the darkness, striving to free her people. No longer. Now she's going to lead. The age of the Kings is coming to an end . . .

Der Zorn der Asirim

Die Legenden der Bernsteinstadt

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Author: Bradley Beaulieu

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426435640

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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„Die Legenden der Bernsteinstadt“ gehen weiter! Mit „Der Zorn der Asirim“, dem zweiten Band der packenden High Fantasy Saga, kehren die Leser in die Wüsten-Stadt Sharakhai von Shootingstar Bradley Beaulieu zurück. Seit Jahrhunderten sehnen sie sich nach Freiheit, größer als ihre Verzweiflung ist lediglich ihr Zorn: Einst wurden die mächtigen Asirim von den Göttern versklavt und den Zwölf Königen unterstellt, die seitdem mit eiserner Hand über die vielgestaltige Wüstenstadt Sharakhai gebieten. Die Waise Çeda ist als Kriegerin in Diensten der Herrscher mit den Asirim verbunden und kennt deren Geheimnis. Doch Çeda fühlt nun auch, was die Asirim fühlen. Wie soll sie jenen uralten Zorn kontrollieren? „Die Reise verspricht herzzerreißend zu werden.“ Robin Hobb, Autorin des Weitseher-Zyklus „Ich bin beeindruckt!“ Glen Cook, Autor der Black Company-Reihe

The 13th Tribe

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Author: Robert Liparulo

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1401686176

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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When a group of immortal vigilantes threatens millions, only one man is brave enough to stand in their way. Their story didn’t start this year…or even this millennium. It began when Moses was on Mt. Sinai. Tired of waiting on the One True God, the twelve tribes of Israel began worshipping a golden calf through pagan revelry. Many received immediate death for their idolatry, but 40 were handed a far worse punishment—endless life on earth with no chance to see the face of God. This group of immortals became the 13th Tribe, and they’ve been trying to earn their way into heaven ever since—by killing sinners. Though their logic is twisted, their brilliance is undeniable. Their wrath is unstoppable. And the technology they possess is beyond anything mere humans have ever seen. Jagger Baird knows nothing about the Tribe when he’s hired as head of security for an archaeological dig on Mt. Sinai. The former Army Ranger is still reeling from an accident that claimed the life of his best friend, his arm, and his faith in God. The Tribe is poised to execute their most ambitious attack ever and the lives of millions hang in the balance. When Jagger’s wife and son are caught in the crossfire, he’ll stop at nothing to save them. But how can one man stand against an entire tribe of immortals? “Liparulo plunges deep into the pages of Scripture to find intriguing what-if’s and stunning revelations—all woven into a tale that is both skin-tinglingly supernatural and thought-provokingly real. Packed with high-tech gadgetry, action, and heart . . . Read this novel! Seriously!” —TED DEKKER, New York Times best-selling author of Forbidden and the Circle Series “The author of Comes a Horseman ushers in an exciting new series with this action-packed and intricately plotted spiritual thriller that should appeal to fans of Frank Peretti and Oliver North.” —Library Journal “A fantasy-thriller with overt (but not overly intrusive) Christian themes . . . The book can be read as a story of a man’s spiritual transition, or it can be read as a fast-paced thriller with fantasy elements. Either way, it’s a success.” —Booklist “Liparulo opens the Immortal Files series with a bang . . . Liparulo has concocted a fast-moving, imaginative narrative that examines moral questions . . . every reader is in for roller-coaster action, competently done, with a late-breaking major plot curve that leaves the door open for more.” —Publishers Weekly “If you’re a fan of suspense or biblical fiction, this is one book you won’t want to miss. Its mind-blowing action will keep readers totally immersed.” —RT Book Review, 4 1/2 stars

Iced

The Story of Organized Crime in Canada

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Author: Stephen Schneider

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470835001

Category: True Crime

Page: 608

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"You're lucky he didn't have an ice pick in his hands. I know how this guy performs." -Mobster Paul Volpe speaking about a Buffalo-mafia enforcer named "Cicci" Canada is lauded the world over as a law abiding, peaceful country - a shining example to all nations. Such a view, also shared by most Canadians, is typically naïve and misinformed. Throughout its history, to present day and beyond, Canada has been and will continue to be home to criminals and crime organizations that are brilliant at finding ways to make money - a lot of money - illegally. Iced: The Story of Organized Crime in Canada is a remarkable parallel history to the one generally accepted and taught in our schools. Organized crime has had a significant impact on the shaping of this country and the lives of its people. The most violent and thuggish - outlaw motorcycle gangs like Hells Angels - have been raised to mythic proportions. The families who owned distilleries during Prohibition, such as the Bronfmans, built vast fortunes that today are vested in corporate holdings. The mafia in Montreal created and controlled the largest heroin and cocaine smuggling empire in the world, feeding the insatiable appetite of our American neighbours. Today, gangs are laying waste the streets of Vancouver, and "BC bud" flows into the U.S. as the marijuana of choice. Organized crime is as old as this nation's founding, with pirates ravaging the east coast, even as hired guns by colonial governments. Since our nation's earliest times, government and crime groups have found that collusion can have its mutual benefits. Comprehensive, informative and entertaining - as you will discover in the remarkable period pieces devised by the author and the illustrations commissioned specially for this book - Iced is a romp across the nation and across the centuries. In these pages you will meet crime groups that are at once sordid and inept, yet resourceful entrepreneurs and self-proclaimed champions of the underdog, who operate in full sight of their communities and the law. This is the definitive book on organized crime in Canada, and a unique contribution to our understanding of Canadian history.

Jesus im Talmud

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Author: Peter Schäfer

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161502538

Category: Religion

Page: 318

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English summary: This is a thorough investigation of the passages about Jesus in the rabbinic literature, mainly in the Babylonian Talmud. In his lucid and accessible book, Peter Schafer examines how the rabbis read and used the New Testament to assert Judaism's superiority over Christianity. The Talmudic texts focus on the virgin birth of Jesus, his behavior as a bad and frivolous disciple, his teachings, the healing capacities Jesus and his disciples possessed, the execution of Jesus and his disciples, and finally his punishment forever in hell. The center of this critique of Jesus and his fate was Babylonia under Sassanian rule, quite in contrast to Palestinian Judaism, which was increasingly threatened by the dominant power of Christianity. German description: In seinem neuesten Buch [Jesus im Talmud] hat Schafer sich nicht nur als ein grossartiger Erforscher antiker und mittelalterlicher judischer Texte erwiesen - das wurde bereits zur Genuge demonstriert -, sondern auch als ein talentierter Autor, aus dessen Handen der Text fliesst wie das Wasser, mit dem die Rabbinen die Torah verglichen haben.Galit Hasan-Rokem in Jewish Quarterly Review 99 (2009), S. 114Schafers faszinierende Studie demonstriert meisterhaft, dass der babylonische Talmud auf christliche Behauptungen uber Jesus von Nazareth antwortet, [...] dass die Uberlieferungen der babylonischen Rabbinen nicht die verqueren Phantasien bornierter Rabbinen [...] sind, sondern faszinierende Rohdiamanten, kurze und oft brutale Meisterstucke, die historische Lektionen von entscheidender Bedeutung mitzuteilen haben.Richard Kalmin in Jewish Quarterly Review 99 (2009), S. 112Nicht zuletzt mit der Klarheit in der Argumentation lost das Buch [a] den Anspruch Schafers, ein allgemeinverstandliches Werk vorzulegen, uberzeugend ein.S.O. in Herder Korrespondenz 62 (2008), S. 269Zudem ist sein Werk - gerade in einer Zeit aufkommenden religiosen Fundamentalismus - auch fur interessierte Laien mit Gewinn zu lesen, bietet es doch Einblicke in die Auseinandersetzungen von Spatantike und Fruhmittelalter, die historisch einzuordnen Aufgabe unserer Zeit ist, damit ein angemessenes Nebeneinander der Religionen erreicht werden kann.Joachim Jeska in Biblische Zeitschrift 52 (2008), S. 297-298

Gladiatoren

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Author: Arthur Koestler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3905811944

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Im Jahr 73 vor Christus flieht Spartakus mit siebzig Gefährten aus der römischen Gladiatorenschule in Capua und stürzt halb italien in einen Krieg der Sklaven gegen ihre Herren. Beeindruckend und spannend analysiert Arthur Koestler die Macht, die Spartakus "als Anführer" erlangt - die er nach bestem Gewissen einsetzt, um dann grandios zu scheitern. Koeslters erster Roman erzählt die Geschichte einer aus Gewalt geboreren Rebellion. Der Roman belegt wunderbar, wie aus dem talentierten Journalisten und Essayisten der große Romanautor Arthur Koestler wurde.

Geschichte der jiddischen Sprachforschung

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Author: Max Weinreich,Jerold C. Frakes

Publisher: University of South Florida

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 326

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Genesis 12-50

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Author: Mark Sheridan

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830897275

Category: Religion

Page: 434

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Genesis 12-50 recounts the history of the patriarchs—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. From their mentors Paul, Peter, Stephen and the author of the letter to the Hebrews, the early fathers learned to draw out the spiritual significance of the patriarchal narrative for Christian believers. The Alexandrian school especially followed Paul's allegorical use of the story of Sarah and Hagar as they interpreted the Genesis accounts. The Antiochene school eschewed allegorical interpretation but still set about to find moral lessons in the ancient narrative. For all of them the events pointed toward the promises of the age to come, the new age revealed in the resurrection of Jesus. Among the principal Greek-speaking commentators included within this volume, readers will find Origen, Didymus the Blind, John Chrysostom and Cyril of Alexandria. Among the Latin-speaking interpreters they will find Ambrose of Milan, Augustine of Hippo, Caesarius of Arles and Bede the Venerable. Ephrem the Syrian is the most commonly cited Syriac-speaking interpreter, while the fifth-century Catena on Genesis provides access to such fathers as Eusebius of Caesarea, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, Didymus of Alexandria, Epiphanius of Salamis, Irenaeus of Lyons, Eusebius of Emesa, Severian of Gabala and Theodore of Mopsuestia among others. Varied in texture and nuance, the interpreters cited provide a wealth of ancient wisdom, some appearing here in English translation for the first time, to stimulate the mind and nourish the soul of the church today.

The Kembri Tales

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Author: Robert Arnold

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1641386428

Category: Fiction

Page: 524

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It was a D&D game. All the characters had some part in the story. K’NAT is real, and so are his wild friends.

A Veil of Spears

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Author: Bradley P. Beaulieu

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698152417

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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The third book in The Song of Shattered Sands series--an epic fantasy with a desert setting, filled with rich worldbuilding and pulse-pounding action. Since the Night of Endless Swords, a bloody battle the Kings of Sharakhai narrowly won, the kings have been hounding the rebels known as the Moonless Host. Many have been forced to flee the city, including Çeda, who discovers that the King of Sloth is raising his army to challenge the other kings' rule. When Çeda finds the remaining members of the Moonless Host, now known as the thirteenth tribe, she sees a tenuous existence. Çeda hatches a plan to return to Sharakhai and free the asirim, the kings' powerful, immortal slaves. The kings, however, have sent their greatest tactician, the King of Swords, to bring Çeda to justice for her crimes. But the once-unified front of the kings is crumbling. The surviving kings vie quietly against one another, maneuvering for control over Sharakhai. Çeda hopes to use that to her advantage, but whom to trust? Any of them might betray her. As Çeda works to lift the shackles from the asirim and save the thirteenth tribe, the kings of Sharakhai, the scheming queen of Qaimir, the ruthless blood mage, Hamzakiir, and King of Swords all prepare for a grand clash that may decide the fate of all.

Die Perser und der Westen

eine archäologische Untersuchung zur Entwicklung der Achämenidischen Kunst

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Author: John Boardman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783805329194

Category: Architecture, Ancient

Page: 311

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