Writing and Rewriting the Story of Solomon in Ancient Israel

Author: Isaac Kalimi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108588379
Format: PDF
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Solomon's image as a wise king and the founder of Jerusalem Temple has become a fixture of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic literature. Yet, there are essential differences between the portraits of Solomon that are presented in the Hebrew Bible. In this volume, Isaac Kalimi explores these differences, which reflect divergent historical contexts, theological and didactic concepts, stylistic and literary techniques, and compositional methods among the biblical historians. He highlights the uniqueness of each portrayal of Solomon - his character, birth, early life, ascension, and temple-building - through a close comparison of the early and late biblical historiographies. Whereas the authors of Samuel-Kings stay closely to their sources and offer an apology for Solomon's kingship, including its more questionable aspects, the Chronicler freely rewrites his sources in order to present the life of Solomon as he wished it to be. The volume will serve scholars and students seeking to understand biblical texts within their ancient Near Eastern contexts.

Jesus as Mirrored in John

Author: James H. Charlesworth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567681580
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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James H. Charlesworth begins from a burgeoning point of scholarly consensus: More and more scholars are coming to recognize that the Fourth Gospel is more historically complex than previously thought. Charlesworth outlines two historical horizons within John. On the one hand, there is the Jewish background to the text (complete with the evangelist's knowledge of Palestinian geography and Jewish customs) which Charlesworth perceives as offering a window into pre-70 Palestinian Judaism. On the other hand, the gospel also reflects a post-70 world in which non-believing Jews, with more unity, begin to part definitely with those who identified Jesus as the Messiah. Split into four sections, this volume first examines the origins of the Fourth Gospel, its evolution in several editions, and its setting in Judea and Galilee. Charlesworth then looks specifically at the figure of Jesus and issues of history. He proceeds to consider this Gospel alongside earlier and contemporaneous Jewish literature, most notably the Dead Sea Scrolls. Finally, the volume engages with John's symbolism and language, looking closely at key aspects in which John differs from the Synoptic Gospels, and raising such provocative questions as whether or not it is possible that Jesus married Mary Magdalene. From one of the New Testament's most noted scholars, this book allows deeper understanding of the ways in which the Gospel of John is a vital resource for understanding both the origin of Christianity and Jesus' position in history.

Keine Posaunen vor Jericho

Author: Israel Finkelstein
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406655394
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bisher diente biblische Archäologie zum Beweis der Heiligen Schrift. Die beiden international renommierten Archäologen drehen den Spieß um und lassen die Ausgrabungen eine eigene Sprache sprechen. Ihr dramatisch neues, archäologisch fundiertes Bild von der Geschichte Israels zwingt zum Umdenken. Der Auszug aus Ägypten, die Einnahme Kanaans, das Großreich unter König David und der Tempelbau in Jerusalem unter König Salomon galten lange auch bei den kritischsten Wissenschaftlern als gesichert. Neueste Ausgrabungen, bisher nur Experten bekannt, zeigen ein ganz anderes Bild: " Den Auszug aus Ägypten gab es ebensowenig wie eine "Landnahme". " Jerusalem unter David und Salomon war ein größeres Dorf sicher ohne zentralen Tempel und großen Palast. " Der Monotheismus hat sich viel später entwickelt als bisher angenommen & Das klar und anschaulich geschriebene Buch ist in zwölf Kapitel gegliedert: Auf die Nacherzählung der biblischen Geschichte folgt jeweils die archäologische Spurensuche. Im nächsten Schritt rekonstruieren die Autoren (Israel Finkelstein ist der Direktor des israelischen Instituts Tel Aviv) den tatsächlichen historischen Ablauf, um abschließend zu fragen, wann und warum die Geschichte aufgeschrieben wurde.

Die Alhambra

Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 3842407777
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Dieses Buch ist Teil der "Edition Projekt Gutenberg-DE", welche mehr als 3.000 Klassiker der deutschsprachigen Literatur umfasst. Die Werke dieser Edition umfassen Romane, Erzählungen, Novellen, Dramen, Gedichte und Sachbücher in deutscher Sprache von über 1.200 Autoren. Neben den Standardwerken deutscher Literatur sind so viele zum Teil seit Jahren vergriffene Titel wieder erhältlich. Die Edition erscheint im zeitlosen, klassischen Design, das zum Sammeln einlädt. Der tredition Verlag bietet alle Werke der "Edition Gutenberg-DE" als Paperback, als Hardcover und auch als Großdruck-Ausgaben an.

The Mystery of the Temple of Solomon

Author: Doaa El Shereef
ISBN: 9781980971641
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Mystery of the Temple of SolomonOld Clues in a New Light from the Holy Texts to Modern Archeological Finds..The Book "The Mystery of the temple of Solomon" is a new scientific research by Dr. Doaa El Shereef, a researcher of Biblical archeology, which serves as a more complete reference guide to the Temple of Solomon, and a scientific response to the different claims about the Temple built in the city of Jerusalem, collected in one. The Book is indexed with many rich sources, supported by passages from the Holy Scriptures (Torah, Holy Bible, and Holy Quran), archaeological discoveries, historical documents and treatises. The book contains a Foreword, an Introduction chapter, six chapters, Conclusion and References guide.The Book is a critical study, which was a dissertation of PhD degree, and its objective was answering the following questions: Did the Lord order Moses to build a Temple in the Pentateuch? What is the difference between the Hebrew, the Israeli and the Jew? How does Torah recognize that Palestine's land was a foreignness land for Patriarchs and their families? Is there any relationship between the people of Abraham and the people of Moses? Did Jacob build a Temple in Jerusalem? What civilization was in the city of Jerusalem before David seized it - according to Torah? Who are its people? Did they leave or emigrate from it after David took over the city? What is the difference between the story of David and Solomon mentioned in the Bible and in the Quran? The Hebrew Bible, the Samaritan Torah, and the Dead Sea Scrolls, do they agree about a specific place of the holy Temple? Is there a uniform specification for the Temple of Solomon mentioned in the Old Testament? Had really Solomon build a temple? Did Cyrus call the exiled Jews to return to Jerusalem in Cyrus Cylinder? What is the relation between Herod the Great and the Jews? How many historical references mention the story of the Second Temple? Was Al-Aqsa Mosque build on the ruins of the Temple of Solomon? Is the Wailing Wall related to Jews or Muslims?Quoting from Dr. Walter P. Drake, J.D., Ph.D. Director, Blue Marble University in the Foreword of the book:"Doaa El Shereef has created not only a lively, easy-reading work on whether the Temple of Solomon ever existed, but has amassed a wonderful collection of references to the Temple as found in the Quran and the Holy Bible juxtaposed against the relevant archeological findings for use by future scholars.Even a cursory look at this book shows it to be a monumental effort that has resulted in creating the very best reference material in the world relating to the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Temple of Solomon. The collection of illustrations in Chapter 6 alone separates this book from every other reference in existence today and is a treasure trove for further study by future Mid East and international scholars. Nowhere else can such a beautiful and thorough collection of authorities, images, and diagrams, all carefully laid out against Holy texts be found."Finally, he concluded: "It is discourse such as represented by this book, which leads to mutual respect of differing opinions...and further leads maybe even to friendship..."