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Light from the Ancient Past Vol 2

Author : Jack Finegan
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A photograph, map, or diagram illustrates the text for every site described in this pilgrimage to Palestine, beginning with places connected with John the Baptist and proceeding to Bethlehem and Nazareth, Samaria and Galilee, Jerash, Caesarea, Jericho, the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, and Emmaus. Each entry concludes with a brief bibliography of pertinent literature. Professor Finegan's knowledge of Christian theology and history plus his command of the archeology and topography of the Holy Land make his book an authoritative guide, a book for study and reference, and a volume for devotional reading. Originally published in 1969. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

India The Ancient Past

Author : Burjor Avari
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India: The Ancient Past provides a clear and systematic introduction to the cultural, political, economic, social and geographical history of ancient India from the time of the pre-Harappan culture nine thousand years ago up until the beginning of the second millennium of the Common Era. The book engages with methodological and controversial issues by examining key themes such as the Indus-Sarasvati civilization, the Aryan controversy, the development of Vedic and heterodox religions, and the political economy and social life of ancient Indian kingdoms. This fully revised and updated second edition includes: Three new chapters examining the differences and commonalities between the north and south of India; Extended discussion on contested issues, such as the origins of the Aryans and the role of feudalism in ancient India; New source excerpts to introduce students to the most significant works in the historiography of India, and questions for discussion; Study guides, including a list of key issues, suggested readings and a selection of internet sources for each chapter; Specially designed maps to illustrate different time periods and geographical regions This richly illustrated guide provides a fascinating account of the early development of Indian culture and civilization that will appeal to all students of Indian history.

Dictionary of New Testament Background

Author : CRAIG A EVANS
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The 'Dictionary of New Testament Background' joins the 'Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels', the 'Dictionary of Paul and his Letters' and the 'Dictionary of the Later New Testament and its Developments' as the fourth in a landmark series of reference works on the Bible. In a time when our knowledge of the ancient Mediterranean world has grown, this volume sets out for readers the wealth of Jewish and Greco-Roman background that should inform our reading and understanding of the New Testament and early Christianity. 'The Dictionary of New Testament Background', takes full advantage of the flourishing study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and offers individual articles focused on the most important scrolls. In addition, the Dictionary encompasses the fullness of second-temple Jewish writings, whether pseudepigraphic, rabbinic, parables, proverbs, histories or inscriptions. Articles abound on aspects of Jewish life and thought, including family, purity, liturgy and messianism. The full scope of Greco-Roman culture is displayed in articles ranging across language and rhetoric, literacy and book benefactors, travel and trade, intellectual movements and ideas, and ancient geographical perspectives. No other reference work presents so much in one place for students of the New Testament. Here an entire library of scholarship is made available in summary form. The Dictionary of New Testament Background can stand alone, or work in concert with one or more of its companion volumes in the series. Written by acknowledged experts in their fields, this wealth of knowledge of the New Testament era is carefully aimed at the needs of contemporary students of the New Testament. In addition, its full bibliographies and cross-references to other volumes in the series will make it the first book to reach for in any investigation of the New Testament in its ancient setting.

Sharpening the Focus of the Church

Author : Gene A. Getz
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IT'S ALL HEREThe purpose of the church. The growth of the church through proper edification. New Testament principles of administration and organization. Communication of the principle of New Testament evangelism. The effects of the church on the world. The effects of the world on the church. How culture affects the church. How the church should affect culture. How to formulate objectives, goals, and standards in order to be a true New Testament church.

Loving One Another

Author : Gene A. Getz
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Gene Getz wrote Loving One Another as part of his well-known "One Another Series" back in 1979. Now he has updated this classic for a new generation of readers.

Apologist The Fathers of the Church Volume 73

Author : Saint John Chrysostom
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Apologist is the English translation of two of Chrysostom's treatises, written about 378 and 382, aimed at provoking the divinity of Jesus Christ.

Ancient Revelations of the Bible

Author : A. C. Lenak
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My reason for writing this book was to understand the Bible more fully. Why did God have so much trouble with His little flock of people? Why did they always disobey Him? Who were the little gods they were always worshipping? That’s why I read the book of Enoch that told about the Watchers and detailed their treachery against God. Other books outside the Bible also reveal more details and clear up many of the mysteries that the Bible does not explain. It has increased my faith in God even more.

The Rise of Empires

Author : Sangaralingam Ramesh
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This book describes and evaluates how institutional innovation and technological innovation have impacted on humanity from pre-historical times to modern times, and how societies have been transformed in history. The author interrogates the relationship between innovation and civilisation -– particularly the dynamic whereby innovation leads to empire-building -– and explores innovation efforts that stimulated economic and social synergies from the Babylonian Empire in 1900 BC up to the British Empire in the twentieth century. The author uses historical cross-cultural case studies to establish the factors which have given competitive advantages to societies and empires. This book will be of interest to researchers and students in political economy, economic history, economic growth and innovation economics.

Facts Fiction and the Bible

Author : Gijsbert J.B. Sulman
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Facts, Fiction, and the Bible: The Truth behind the Stories in the Old Testament serves as a reader’s guide to conducting a thorough investigation of the stories contained in the books of the Bible’s Old Testament. Its historical exploration helps to distinguish the stories’verifiable facts from their narrative fictions. The author, Gijsbert J.G. Sulman, builds upon a long history of Bible study and research to bolster his sifting of those facts from the Bible’s fictions. The serious student of the Bible will find a wealth of resources at hand in the pages of Facts, Fiction, and the Bible. Twenty-two chapters treat the Old Testament’s major themes, events, and figures. Plentiful illustrations, an extensive bibliography, and copious endnotes provide exhaustive visual and textual documentation to support the book’s presentation. By taking stock of a wealth of research and integrating it with a careful reading of the biblical text, Facts, Fiction, and the Bible: The Truth behind the Stories in the Old Testament presents to the reader a careful and reasoned assessment of the truth lying behind and beneath the Old Testament’s stories. With this in-depth survey in hand, the reader will come to know and to appreciate the Bible’s stories and to discern what really happened.

Beyond the Jordan

Author : Glenn A. Carnagey
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'Beyond the Jordan' is a collection of essays written to honor the life and labors of W. Harold Mare. Dr. Mare spent much of his academic career as Professor of New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. A man of indefatigable energy, broad interests, and an unswerving commitment to the Christian faith, his research expanded from New Testament interests to the archaeology of that world, including ancient Canaan and Israel as well as the eras following the establishment of Christianity. Apart from his work in textual studies, W. Harold Mare will be remembered for his excavations of Abila of the Decapolis in Jordan, yet he also published a study of the archaeology of Jerusalem. Thus the title of this volume is ambiguous enough to allow a broad spectrum of topics relative to either side of the River Jordan.