Author: E. Walter Maunder
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
"The Astronomy of the Bible" is a 1907 treatise by E. Walter Maunder that explores the various astronomical references in the Bible. This volume will appeal to those with an interest in ancient astrology, and it is not to be missed by collectors of vintage literature of this ilk. Contents: "The Hebrew and Astronomy", "The Creation", "The Deep", "The Firmament", "The Ordinances of the Heavens", "The Sun", "The Hebrew and Astronomy", "The Creation", "The Deep", "The Firmament", "The Ordinances of the Heavens", "The Sun", etc. Edward Walter Maunder (1851 - 1928) was a British astronomer most famous for his work on sunspots and the solar magnetic cycle. His studies lead to the identification of the "Maunder Minimum", a period of time that spanned from 1645 to 1715. Other notable works by this author : "The Royal Observatory" (1900), "Astronomy without a Telescope" (1904), "A. and E" (1910). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.
Author: E. Walter Maunder
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
A commentary on the astronomical references of holy scripture. Facsimile reprint of the first edition, including index and 34 illustrations.
Author: E. Walter Maunder
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
An elementary commentary on the astronomical references of the Holy Scripture, with 34 illustrations. Divided into four Books including: Book 1, The Heavenly Bodies: Hebrew and astronomy; creation; deep; firmament; ordinances of the heavens; sun; moon; stars; comets; meteors; eclipses of the sun and moon; Saturn and astrology. Book 2, The Constellations: origin of the constellations; Genesis and the constellations; story of the Deluge; tribes of Israel and the zodiac; leviathan; Pleiades; Orion; Mazzaroth; Arcturus. Book 3, Times and Seasons: day and its division; Sabbath and the week; month; year; Sabbatic year and the jubilee; cycles of Daniel. Book 4, Three Astronomical Marvels: Joshua's long day; dial of Ahaz; star of Bethlehem.
Author: J. Edward Wright Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism University of Arizona
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
When we think of "heaven," we generally conjure up positive, blissful images. Heaven is, after all, where God is and where good people go after death to receive their reward. But how and why did Western cultures come to imagine the heavenly realm in such terms? Why is heaven usually thought to be "up there," far beyond the visible sky? And what is the source of the idea that the post mortem abode of the righteous is in this heavenly realm with God? Seeking to discover the roots of these familiar notions, this volume traces the backgrounds, origin, and development of early Jewish and Christian speculation about the heavenly realm -- where it is, what it looks like, and who its inhabitants are. Wright begins his study with an examination of the beliefs of ancient Israel's neighbors Egypt and Mesopotamia, reconstructing the intellectual context in which the earliest biblical images of heaven arose. A detailed analysis of the Hebrew biblical texts themselves then reveals that the Israelites were deeply influenced by images drawn from the surrounding cultures. Wright goes on to examine Persian and Greco-Roman beliefs, thus setting the stage for his consideration of early Jewish and Christian images, which he shows to have been formed in the struggle to integrate traditional biblical imagery with the newer Hellenistic ideas about the cosmos. In a final chapter Wright offers a brief survey of how later Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions envisioned the heavenly realms. Accessible to a wide range of readers, this provocative book will interest anyone who is curious about the origins of this extraordinarily pervasive and influential idea.
Author: J. Edward Wright
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
"Traces the origins and development of images of the heavenly realm in the ancient Near East, early Judaism, and Christianity. He begins by examining the beliefs of ancient Israel's neighbors in Egypt and Mesopotamia, reconstructuring the intellectual context in which the earliest biblical images of heaven arose." -- Jacket.
WBC Volume 18B
Author: David J. A. Clines
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Complete the Old Testament series of the Word Biblical Commentary with Dr. David Clines’ monumental study of Job. Volume 18B is devoted entirely to the response of the Lord from the tempest to Job, together with the replies of Job (Job 38–42), presenting the Lord's own explanation of his manifold purposes in creation and bringing to an unexpected conclusion Job's dramatic quest for justice. Difficult portions of the Hebrew text are thoroughly handled, but the commentary is written for the non-technical reader and scholar alike. Clines uncovers the driving force of the argument and the drama of the book. The Explanation sections at the end of each chapter brilliantly summarize the views of the speakers and offer thoughtful reflections on their theological value. The volume concludes with a unique 250-page bibliography of virtually everything that has been written about the Book of Job, including its influence on art, music and literature. Features include: Complete new translation and verse by verse commentary on the Book of Job, in constant dialogue with other commentators Extensive scholarly notes on the Hebrew text of the book and its many obscure terms Unparalleled bibliography gives sweeping coverage of all aspects of the Book of Job from scholarly books to art, literature, and music
Author: British Astronomical Association
List of members, 1890-1913, bound with v. 1-23.