Studies in Honor of Dwight W. Young
Author: Joseph E. Coleson,Dwight W. Young,Victor Harold Matthews
Dwight Young taught ancient Near Eastern Languages at Brandeis University for many years. More than 20 essays are presented by students and friends in his honor. Indexes of authors and scripture references complete the volume.
And Other Readerly Questions to the Old Testament
Author: David J. A. Clines
Publisher: A&C Black
Readerly questions are raised when readers are explicitly and programmatically brought into the process of interpreting texts. Traditionally, the reader and readerly interest and identities have been screened out when we have set about interpreting texts, and we have set our sights on attaining an interpretation that shouldbe as "objective " as possible. Things are rather different now. Not only is quest for objective interpretation seen as chiaera, but the rewards of unabashed "readerly" interpretations that foreground the process of reading and the context of the reader have now been shown to be very well worth seeking. That reader-response approach characterizes this collection of six essays, prefaces by an introduction to reader-response criticism. The essays for the most part read in their original form to meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature, are: "What Does Eve Do To Help? and other Irredeemably Androcentric Orienations in Genesis 1-3"; What Happens in Genesis"; "The Ancestor in Danger: But Not the Same Danger"; " The Old Testament Histories: A Reader's Guide"; "Deconstructing the Book of Job"; and "Nehemiah Memoir: The perils of Autobigraphy". ".....one of the livliest writers on the Old Testament. " What Does Eve Do To Help ?" does not disappoint and at times is hailariously funny" C S Rodd Expository Times>
Author: Ruth Redding Brand
Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The exciting story of Abraham, the father of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, is told in fascinating detail. True-to-life conversations make the story come alive for middle school kids, and information boxes for more advanced readers delve into ancient culture. Part of the Family Bible Story series
The Entangling of the Textual and Literary History
Author: Philippe Hugo,Adrian Schenker
Category: Social Science
Considering the literary dimension of the earliest text history of Samuel, this volume asks the question if the comparative analysis of the textual witnesses permit proving the existence of distinct literary editions and identifying the ideological motives that governed the possible modification of the text.
Living Vibrantly in the Power of Prayer
Author: Jennifer Kennedy Dean
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Featuring Scripture passages and practical exercises, this guide to the true meaning of faith teaches Christian believers how to take a daily walk with God and revel in His power, His truth, and His divine love. 17,500 first printing.
Author: Danny Danon
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Political Science
Danny Danon has been a vocal opponent of disengaging in the Gaza Strip and West bank, and transforming the stalemate "two state/one state" dialogue to include regional partners, at times standing in direct opposition to his own party's leadership. A well-known and frequent speaker in the global arena, he is the rising voice for a fresh movement toward nationalism among the generation of Israelis currently coming to power. Here, Danon shares this vision with the world. It is a bold and uncompromising stance in the face of attacks on Israel's sovereignty by other Middle Eastern nations as the United States sends mixed signals of support to further its own goals in the region. Danon dissects the missteps and wrong turns that Israel's politicians have taken in the past by working to appease the United States and not offend their neighbors, instead of prioritizing their nation's own viability. With electrifying zeal, he tackles the challenges Israel faces today to undo what he sees as a consequence brought on by years of acquiescence to US policy. Danon believes "US pressure on Israel is hurting Israel and will do nothing to advance peace". Danon leads the charge toward a victorious future with an invitation for the United States and the Middle East to participate in, and not just dictate, Israel's international relations and policies (as opposed to an Israel cuckolded with an endless array of caveats toward those who would see it fall). No stranger to controversy, Danon's unabashed insights are a welcome revelation in the current quagmire of Middle-East international relations. A leading speaker to both Jewish groups and Christian Conservatives, the LA Jewish Journal says "What Danny says is what Bibi is actually thinking." For Danny Danon, this is only the beginning.
A Panorama of God's Word in 366 Daily Readings and Reflections
Author: Philip Yancey,Brenda Quinn
The story of the Bible starts with the simple statement, "In the beginning, God created . . ." From that first sentence of Genesis, the story of salvation unfolds in strange and wonderful mingling of the commonplace and the miraculous, the human and the transcendent. But if you were born after the baby boom, chances are the Bible seems more like an item of passing interest than a book of depth and meaning for the twenty-first century. If you're not familiar with the Bible, it can be difficult to put into perspective the puzzle of kings and prophets, giants and seven-headed dragons, shepherd boys and itinerant preachers, Old Testament law and New Testament grace. Meet the Bible introduces you to the full, epic sweep of the Bible -- the characters, the places, the times, the stories, and the meanings of this Book of books -- and shows you that even the most obscure passage can hold relevance for your life once you understand what to look for. Award-winning writer Philip Yancey and author Brenda Quinn are your guides on this one-year reading tour of the Bible. Each day's reading includes Scripture, contemporary commentary, and questions for contemplation -- all designed to offer insight into how the passage fits into the overall story of the Bible, and how it can speak to your life today. Meet the Bible takes you through the twists and turns of the Bible's many narratives, the high points and the low points, the good characters and the bad, as well as the eternal thoughts and descriptions of God and his Son, Jesus Christ. Here are stories to remember, images of real people and circumstances closer to your own life than you've ever imagined. By the time you've finished the year's worth of reading, you'll have gained a panoramic view of the whole Bible and a firm understanding of its ideas and teachings. If you've never read the Bible, or hardly know the Bible, or would just like to read the Bible in a fresh new way, Meet the Bible offers an inspiring mix of timeless wisdom and contemporary insight that will cause faith to ignite within you. Direct excerpts from Scripture give readers a panoramic tour of the Bible’s key passages, personalities, events, and ideas as the Old Testament sweeps into the New Testament. Culturally relevant commentary from Quinn and Yancey sheds light on each day’s passage, examining the twists and turns of the Bible’s many narratives, the high points and the low points, the good characters and the bad, as well as the eternal thoughts and descriptions of God and his Son. Reflections every five days provide life application for the week’s Scripture readings.
Perfect for every little princess, this Bible includes the complete New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)—the NIV for kids! Written at a third grade reading level, this translation is easy for her to explore God's word. The twelve colorful tip-in pages will delight little girls with Bible verses that assure her she is God’s precious princess, describe the characteristics of a princess, and list the princesses and queens mentioned in the Bible. The compact size is ideal to carry everywhere. Other features include: - Dictionary for explaining difficult words - 100 Famous Bible Stories - Easy-to-read type size
Living an Active Faith
Author: Stephen Blewett
Publisher: WestBow Press
Beyond the Line is about transforming obstacles in life into opportunities for faith. Every person faces pivotal moments in life when they are confronted by a challenge and must choose if they will take the path of least resistance or put their faith into practice and move out beyond the line. Reward awaits those who step out in faith, and BTL encourages you to find the courage to follow where Jesus leads. BTL takes a very distinctive approach to the challenge of living our faith. The entire book is written as interviews featuring various guests who are Bible figures who went BTL. Through this interview process we gain insights from these inspirational figures. At the end of each chapter, we break out of the interview mode to deliver personal insights and interpretation with an interesting twist in the interview process in the final chapter. Ultimately, it is about challenging yourself to be a better father, mother, son, daughter, and Christian. Its about going BTL!
Author: Dr. Lucius M. Dalton
Publisher: Author House
Genesis 11:30 says, “Now Sarai was barren; she had no children.” It seems as if the family of Genesis has come to an end. Yet, God speaks directly into this situation. There is good news. Abram and Sarai will have a child. This journey from barrenness to childbirth begins with the faith of Abram. Barrenness is the condition of much of humanity today. There are many today who are empty and desolate. However, God is calling the barren by name. If the barren respond faithfully to God’s call, their barrenness will turn into fruitfulness. The Lord will provide! The Lord Will Provide traces the steps of Abraham from the time the Lord called him to leave home for a land that the Lord would show him (Genesis 12:1) to the time he proved his willingness to sacrifice Isaac on Mount Moriah (Genesis 22:1-14). It details Abraham’s constant struggle with faith and doubt and then compares Abraham’s faith and doubt with that of humanity. The Lord Will Provide was preached as a seven sermon series in 2010 to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of Mount Moriah Baptist Church.
Author: Frieda Nossaman
Publisher: David C Cook
These exciting new Bible Fun Stuffresources include a year's worth of fully reproducible activities guaranteed to keep classrooms buzzing with fun and energy. Designed as a David C. Cook disciple-shaping resource, Bible Fun Stuffcorrelates with Bible-in-Lifeand Echoescurriculums and is flexible enough to be used with addition curriculum programs or as a stand-alone activity. Each book is loaded with innovative ideas, scripture references, and teacher tips.
An Action-Packed Guide for the Later Years
Author: Sandy Larsen,Dale Larsen
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
No matter what stage of life we find ourselves in, we may wonder if what we've done with our time on earth bears any significance. But this question becomes especially important when our expectations for lifelong achievement and ability in later years come face to face with a reality that may not meet those lifelong hopes. It's common to ask, "Who am I now? How should I invest these years? Must I redefine myself, and if so, how? Can I still make a difference?" Dale and Sandy Larsen found themselves in this place of uncertainty, and they longed to move beyond it into something fruitful and hopeful. Here they offer wisdom born from their experience of finding new, often surprising ways to use their gifts and interests to serve God and those around them. They discovered that even though former roles defined by work and family may be gone or become very different, God still has plans and purposes for their life. And he has plans for your life too. Join Dale and Sandy in discovering the exciting ways in which God can use you no matter what your age or circumstances may be. Through interaction with personal narratives, Bible studies, connection points with biblical figures, prayer and exercises designed to help you explore new possibilities, you will learn that there's much more to life now than you expected. Rather than just living out your later years, you can learn, with God's help, to live your legacy.
Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands. Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, this new thirteen-volume edition marshals the most current evangelical scholarship and resources.The thoroughly revised features consist of:• Comprehensive introductions• Short and precise bibliographies• Detailed outlines• Insightful expositions of passages and verses• Overviews of sections of Scripture to illuminate the big picture• Occasional reflections to give more detail on important issues• Notes on textual questions and special problems, placed close to the texts in question• Transliterations and translations of Hebrew and Greek words, enabling readers to understand even the more technical notes• A balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinion
Author: Various Authors,
Featuring exciting and inspiring full-color inserts with photos of and insights from stock car racing’s finest personalities, the NIV Thinline Bible: Stock Car Edition is sure to be a motorsports fan’s favorite Bible. Motor Racing Outreach, a ministry to the world of motorsports, has partnered with Zondervan to create this Bible designed to delight race fans. MRO brings testimonies and photographs of the popular race personalities with whom they work on a daily basis—the drivers, the pit crews, the media spokespeople, and others associated with the world of racing. Combined with the complete text of the New International Version and offered in two innovative and cost-effective bindings, this title will make a wonderful gift for the true racing fan.
Author: Dr. Mona Borhan Ghazal (AlRefai)
Category: Social Science
I willingly present this book to every person capable of understanding the divine words sent to people, especially the groups of grown up men and women who are eager for gaining deeply-rooted knowledge. Those targeted people are the ones who have reached the age of twenty-five and more. Those are the people who seek the bases of knowledge that through its flashlights leads to enlightening the value of freeing the soul of humanity through validity and sincerity of worship. This is to promote the value of humanity by its creator in the three holy books which are Koran, Torah and the Bible. They also highlight the value of woman by what is mentioned about her in the holy verses of God, the glory, in the Koran, and the other holy books including the Bible, and the Torah. I present this with hard evidences that witness God’s veneration for women so that we will succeed in facing the tyranny of the cultural slavery and in freeing women from the materialistic human slavery.
Flawed Women Loved by a Flawless God
Author: Liz Curtis Higgs
Good Women Behaving Badly A spiteful boss, a defiant employee, a manipulative mother, a desperate housewife, an envious sister…honey, we know these women. We’ve lived with them, worked with them, or caught a glimpse of them in our mirrors. Now let’s take a look at their ancient counterparts in Scripture: Sarah mistreated her maidservant, Hagar despised her mistress, Rebekah manipulated her son, Leah claimed her sister’s husband, and Rachel envied her fertile sister. They were far from evil, but hardly perfect. Mostly good, yet slightly bad. In other words, these matriarchal mamas look a lot like us. “A Slightly Bad Girl is simply this: a woman unwilling to fully submit to God. We love him, serve him, and worship him, yet we find it difficult to trust him completely, to accept his plan for our lives, to rest in his sovereignty.” —from Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible
Investigating the Evidence for Belief
Author: Lee Strobel
Drawn from Lee Strobel's own experiences as a former atheist engaged in a thorough search for truth, the articles and notes throughout The Case for Christ Study Bible provide a solid explanation of where the historical and scientific evidence point - toward the existence of a compassionate Creator God and his Son, Jesus, the Savior. The Case for Christ Study Bible features more than 500 notes and articles, including: A.) The Case for a Creator: highlighting the wonders of creation and demonstrating how the scientific evidence supports belief in an all-powerful Creator. B.) The Case for the Bible: exploring the character of the Bible, the extra-biblical evidence that corroborates scripture, and apparent contradictions. C.) The Case for Christ: investigating Jesus' claims, Messianic identity, deity, and resurrection. D.) And much more. The Good News of the Gospel transformed the life of this former atheist. It can do the same for others who commit to examining the evidence for themselves.
Author: Leo Kaylor,Phyllis Kaylor
Publisher: Xulon Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
UNTO A LAND THAT I WILL SHOW YOU is a present-day missionary autobiography that will take you on a journey filled with excitement, romance, risks, miracles, and challenges of two young missionaries who go to Japan shortly after World War II. You will be: Impacted by their simple obedience to God's call. Captivated by a heart-warming love story. Challenged by their perseverance in reaching an unreached nation. Inspired by the accounts of Japanese lives transformed by the power of Christ. "Leo and Phyllis Kaylor are two of God's choicest servants! In responding to their call to Japan, they began an exciting journey of faith that will both challenge and inspire you. This is a tender love story of two ordinary people doing extraordinary things for God." Jim Cymbala, Senior Pastor, Brooklyn Tabernacle, Brooklyn, New York Carol Cymbala, Grammy Award Winning Choir Director of The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir "Leo Kaylor is one of the most respected, cross-cultural leaders I have known anywhere in the world. He is a man of impeccable integrity, with a passion for the lost, persistence in the face of disappointments and delays, and is a man of faith and great vision. He and his wife Phyllis have passed on these great attributes to their own natural children and to their spiritual children." Frank Damazio; Senior Pastor, City Bible Church, Portland, Oregon LEO & PHYLLIS KAYLOR separately answered God's call to be missionaries to Japan. They met and married in Japan; raised and homeschooled their six children there. With twenty-three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and counting, Leo and Phyllis proclaim they are still on their honeymoon! After over fifty, fruitful years, the Kaylors are still actively ministering in Japan. They are affiliated with City Bible Church, Portland, Oregon and are members of Ministers' Fellowship International.
A scientific story - or the theatre of God's glory?
Author: Melvin Tinker
Publisher: Monarch Books
Some argue for a literal treatment of the first 12 chapters of Genesis; others accept some form of deistic evolution. But what is its real message? Melvin Tinker argues that we should focus on the intended meaning of the text. Genesis challenges the nations surrounding Israel to a different view of the world. For example, God has no genealogy, unlike gods of surrounding nations. 'The two great lights' are so described because the words 'sun' and 'moon' referred to regional deities. When God rested on the seventh day, the day of contemplation of his good creation, this would have upset the Babylonians who considered seven an unlucky number. This is just the start. Genesis is pregnant with meaning and challenges to both the ancient world and the world today. Here are the foundational themes of the Christian faith: God's mercy; human dignity and purpose; God's mission to heal the nations.
Unfolding God's Plan for Humanity
Author: Daniel P. Fuller
"This book could well become a theological classic. It is written in non-technical language and is thus within the grasp of serious laypersons. It provides deeply edifying devotional reading because it is saturated with Scripture."--Ajith Fernando.