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Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Eric H Cline
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199741076
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 168
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Public interest in biblical archaeology is at an all-time high, as television documentaries pull in millions of viewers to watch shows on the Exodus, the Ark of the Covenant, and the so-called Lost Tomb of Jesus. Important discoveries with relevance to the Bible are made virtually every year--during 2007 and 2008 alone researchers announced at least seven major discoveries in Israel, five of them in or near Jerusalem. Biblical Archaeology offers a passport into this fascinating realm, where ancient religion and modern science meet, and where tomorrow's discovery may answer a riddle that has lasted a thousand years. Archaeologist Eric H. Cline here offers a complete overview of this exciting field. He discusses the early pioneers, such as Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie and William Foxwell Albright, the origins of biblical archaeology as a discipline, and the major controversies that first prompted explorers to go in search of objects and sites that would "prove" the Bible. He then surveys some of the most well-known biblical archaeologists, including Kathleen Kenyon and Yigael Yadin, the sites that are essential sources of knowledge for biblical archaeology, such as Hazor, Megiddo, Gezer, Lachish, Masada, and Jerusalem, and some of the most important discoveries that have been made, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Mesha Inscription, and the Tel Dan Stele. Subsequent chapters examine additional archaeological finds that shed further light on the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, the issue of potential frauds and forgeries, including the James Ossuary and the Jehoash Tablet, and future prospects of the field. Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction captures the sense of excitement and importance that surrounds not only the past history of the field but also the present and the future, with fascinating new discoveries made each and every season. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction

The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Eric H. Cline
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199760276
  • Category: History
  • Page: 130
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This introduction considers whether the Trojan war actually took place and whether archaeologists have discovered the site of ancient Troy.

Die Wächter des heiligen Siegels

Die Wächter des heiligen Siegels

Auf der Suche nach der verschollenen Bundeslade

  • Author: Graham Hancock
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783404770434
  • Category:
  • Page: 496
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Das vergessene Königreich

Das vergessene Königreich

Israel und die verborgenen Ursprünge der Bibel

  • Author: Israel Finkelstein
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 3406669611
  • Category: History
  • Page: 234
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Israel Finkelstein beschreibt in seinem bahnbrechenden Buch die Geschichte des Königreichs Israel konsequent aus archäologischer Sicht. In diesem schon 722 v. Chr. untergegangenen, von der Bibel als sündig verworfenen und von der Forschung vergessenen Reich findet er die wahren Ursprünge von zentralen biblischen Erzählungen. Für die Bibel waren die Könige von Israel treulose Sünder – im Gegensatz zu den Königen von Juda. Das hat dazu geführt, dass man vom Königreich Israel über die biblische Sicht hinaus wenig weiß. Israel Finkelstein rekonstruiert auf der Grundlage von jahrzehntelangen Ausgrabungen erstmals dessen wahre Geschichte. Dabei zeigt sich das überraschende Bild eines altorientalischen Reiches, das viel weiter entwickelt war als das südlich angrenzende Königreich Juda mit seiner Hauptstadt Jerusalem. Hier, in Israel, standen in Wirklichkeit der Palast und der Tempel, die später den legendären Königen David und Salomo zugeschrieben wurden. Hier entstanden so zentrale Erzählungen wie die vom Stammvater Jakob oder vom Auszug aus Ägypten. Dass dieses Königreich erobert, verworfen und vergessen wurde, aber sein Name und seine Mythen schließlich um die Welt gingen, ist das eigentliche Wunder, das Israel Finkelstein höchst anschaulich erklärt.

Big History

Big History

Die Geschichte der Welt - Vom Urknall bis zur Zukunft der Menschheit

  • Author: David Christian
  • Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
  • ISBN: 3446261427
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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Der Big Bang war der heißeste Augenblick der Weltgeschichte. Der Rest ist Abkühlung. Und die hatte Folgen: Atome und Sterne entstanden, die Erde und wir. Eingebettet in die Geschichte des Universums ist auch die Geschichte der Menschheit. David Christian erzählt die Historie der Welt anhand von acht Schwellenmomenten: von der Entstehung des Lebens bis zur Fotosynthese, von der Sprache bis zum menschgemachten Klimawandel. Sein Buch ist eine brillante Synthese der Erkenntnisse aus Astronomie, Biologie, Chemie und Physik. Und eine atemberaubende moderne Ursprungsgeschichte, die mit einem Ausblick auf die Zukunft endet, in der wir endlich die Verantwortung für den Planeten Erde übernehmen müssen.

The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Michael Coogan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199885443
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 160
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Eminent biblical scholar Michael D. Coogan offers here a wide-ranging and stimulating exploration of the Old Testament, illuminating its importance as history, literature, and sacred text. Coogan explains the differences between the Bible of Jewish tradition (the "Hebrew Bible") and the Old Testament of Christianity, and also examines the different contents of the Bibles used by Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox Christians, and Protestants. He looks at the rise of modern biblical scholarship as well as the recovery of ancient Near Eastern literatures and their significance for biblical interpretation. Coogan explores the use of invented dialogue and historical fiction in the Old Testament, the presence of mythic elements in apparently historical accounts, and the relationship of ancient Israelite myths to those of their neighbors. The book considers the Old Testament's idea of divine justice, especially in Ecclesiastes and Job, and looks at notions of the afterlife in the ancient Near East and in ancient Israel. Coogan highlights the significance of the history and literature of the Old Testament and describes how non-biblical evidence, such as archaeological data and texts, has placed the Old Testament in a larger and more illuminating context. The book also discusses law and ritual in the Bible as well as the biblical understandings of prophecy. Here then is a marvelous overview of one of the great pillars of Western religion and culture, a book whose significance has endured for thousands of years and which remains vitally important today for Jews, Christians, and Muslims worldwide. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given topic. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how it has developed and influenced society. Whatever the area of study, whatever the topic that fascinates the reader, the series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Michael D. Coogan
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 0195305051
  • Category: Bibles
  • Page: 140
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This Very Short Introduction provides a short, accessible overview for general readers interested in learning more about the Old Testament and its interpretation. Coogan explores the significance of the history and literature of the Old Testament and describes how non-biblical evidence, such as archaeological data and texts, has illuminated the Old Testament in a larger context. Coogan discusses law in the Bible, particularly the Ten Commandments and the biblical understandings of prophecy, myth, exodus, death, and afterlife. Finally, Coogan discusses the enduring significance of the Old Testament.

The Wrong Jesus

The Wrong Jesus

Fact, Belief, Legend, Truth . . . Making Sense of What You've Heard

  • Author: Gregory Monette
  • Publisher: Tyndale House
  • ISBN: 1612917356
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
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In a world where atheism is a growing movement, especially in the university setting, it’s typical for students today to face doubts about the Christian faith. In fact, many have wondered at one time or another if the Bible stories about Jesus could possibly be true. Is there any way to back up what we’ve heard with real evidence? Can false information be discredited with historical proof? Now students can join Greg Monette as he explores the fascinating basis for belief in the biblical Jesus. Readers can trek through the ancient historical sources, biblical archaeology, and recent discoveries to uncover the facts about what Jesus really said and did—His birth, His miracles, His claims, and His resurrection. Written for believers, skeptics, and the non-expert, this book will help readers discover where history and faith collide— and it just might change everything.

The Dead Sea Scrolls: a Very Short Introduction

The Dead Sea Scrolls: a Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Timothy Lim
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198779526
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 144
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Since their discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have become an icon in popular culture that transcends their status as ancient Jewish manuscripts. Everyone has heard of the Scrolls, but amidst the conspiracies, the politics, and the sensational claims, it can be difficult to separate the myths from the reality. In this Very Short introductions, Timothy Lim discusses the cultural significance of the finds, and the religious, political and legal controversies during the seventy years of study since the discovery. He also looks at the contribution the Scrolls have made to our understanding of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible, and the origins of early Christianity. Exploring the most recent scholarly discussions on the archaeology of Khirbet Qumran, and the study of the biblical texts, the canon, and the history of the Second Temple Period, he considers what the scrolls reveal about sectarianism in early Judaism. Was the archaeological site of Qumran a centre of monastic life, a fortress, a villa, or a pottery factory? Why were some of their biblical texts so different from the ones that we read today? Did they have 'a Bible'? Who were the Essenes and why did they think that humanity is to be divided between 'the sons of light' and those in darkness? And, finally, do the Scrolls reflect the teachings of the earliest followers of Jesus? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Timothy Lim
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192806599
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 138
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Since their accidental discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been hailed as the greatest manuscript discovery ever made. Amidst the conspiracies, politics, and sensational claims, however, it can be difficult to separate myth from reality. In this Very Short Introduction , Timothy Lim presents the facts and leading theories behind the cultural and historical background of the scrolls, revealing much about the Old Testament and the origins of Christianity and Judaism. He also tells the fascinating story of the scrolls since their discovery, explains the science behind their deciphering and dating, and does not omit the characters, scandals, and controversies that have hastened the scrolls' rise to the status of cultural icon.

Versunkene Welten und wie man sie findet

Versunkene Welten und wie man sie findet

Auf den Spuren genialer Entdecker und Archäologen

  • Author: Eric H. Cline
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 3641221358
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Untergegangene Städte, sagenumwobene Schätze, rätselhafte Schriftzeichen Eric Cline, preisgekrönter Wissenschaftler und Autor, entführt uns in die spannende Welt der Archäologie und zeigt, wie sich die Beschäftigung mit den Völkern und Kulturen der Vergangenheit von der Amateurforschung zu einer hoch professionalisierten und technisierten Wissenschaft entwickelt hat. Dabei begegnen wir Entdeckern wie Howard Carter, Heinrich Schliemann und John Lloyd Stephens und begleiten sie dabei, wie sie die Grabkammern des Tutanchamun, die Überreste des antiken Troja und Stätten der Maya-Kultur ans Tageslicht befördern. Lebendig und packend erzählt Cline die faszinierende Geschichte der Archäologie und bringt uns zugleich die Arbeit der Archäologen näher.

Ancient Empires

Ancient Empires

From Mesopotamia to the Rise of Islam

  • Author: Eric H. Cline,Mark W. Graham
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521889111
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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"Ancient Empires is a relatively brief yet comprehensive and even-handed overview of the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean, and Europe, including the Greco-Roman world, Late Antiquity, and the early Muslin period. The book emphasizes the central, if problematic, connection between political and ideological power in both empire-formation and resistance. By defining the ancient world as a period strectching from the Bronze Age into the early Muslim world, it is broader in scope than competing books; yet at the same time its tight thematic concentration keeps the narrative engagingly focused"--

Material turn: Feministische Perspektiven auf Materialität und Materialismus

Material turn: Feministische Perspektiven auf Materialität und Materialismus

  • Author: Imke Leicht,Christine Löw,Nadja Meisterhans,Katharina Volk
  • Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
  • ISBN: 3847404067
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 205
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Das Thema Materialität wird innerhalb feministischer Forschungen in den letzten Jahren erneut diskutiert. Vor dem Hintergrund des material turn widmet sich der Band aktuellen Auseinandersetzungen mit Materialität und Materialismus. Dabei sollen zum einen bestehende Konfliktfelder zwischen Diskurs und Materialität sowie Struktur, Handlungsfähigkeit und Subjektivität aus feministischer Perspektive aufgezeigt werden. Zum anderen strebt der Band an, Potenziale einer verbindenden Perspektive auf 'neue' und 'alte' Konzeptionen von Materialität und Materialismen innerhalb feministischer Theorien und Praxen kritisch auszuloten.

Die Taten des Petrus

Die Taten des Petrus

  • Author: Bernhard Lang
  • Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • ISBN: 3647534633
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 88
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Der frühchristliche Roman aus der römischen Kaiserzeit entwirft eindrucksvolle Szenen, in denen sich der Apostel Petrus mit einem verwegenen Gegner auseinandersetzt. Der Gegner, Simon der Magier, gibt vor, wie Petrus Wunder wirken zu können, und hat bereits viele Christen abspenstig gemacht. In Rom treten die beiden in einem öffentlichen Wettstreit gegeneinander an. Petrus kann die größeren Wunder wirken und so über seinen Gegner siegen; dadurch gewinnt er die zu dem Zauberer übergelaufene Gemeinde wieder für Christus. Doch als Petrus römische Frauen zur Keuschheit auch in der Ehe anstiftet, regen sich Gegenkräfte – und Petrus landet am Kreuz. Bernhard Lang erläutert den Roman und hat ihn erstmals allgemeinverständlich übersetzt.

Theology: A Very Short Introduction

Theology: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: David Ford
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199679975
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 190
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This is an introduction to the subject of academic theology. Its basic approach is interrogative, raising key questions so as to lead into a range of selected topics such as knowledge community, salvation, God, prayer and evil.

Wer schrieb die Bibel?

Wer schrieb die Bibel?

so entstand das Alte Testament

  • Author: Richard Elliott Friedman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783866471443
  • Category:
  • Page: 384
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Privacy: A Very Short Introduction

Privacy: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Raymond Wacks
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191038806
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 160
  • View: 6308
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Some would argue that scarcely a day passes without a new assault on our privacy. In the wake of the whistle-blower Edward Snowden's revelations about the extent of surveillance conducted by the security services in the United States, Britain, and elsewhere, concerns about individual privacy have significantly increased. The Internet generates risks, unimagined even twenty years ago, to the security and integrity of information in all its forms. The manner in which information is collected, stored, exchanged, and used has changed forever; and with it, the character of the threats to individual privacy. The scale of accessible private data generated by the phenomenal growth of blogs, social media, and other contrivances of our information age pose disturbing threats to our privacy. And the hunger for gossip continues to fuel sensationalist media that frequently degrade the notion of a private domain to which we reasonably lay claim. In the new edition of this Very Short Introduction, Raymond Wacks looks at all aspects of privacy to include numerous recent changes, and considers how this fundamental value might be reconciled with competing interests such as security and freedom of expression. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Der Jahwist

Der Jahwist

  • Author: Christoph Levin
  • Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • ISBN: 9783525538395
  • Category: Bible
  • Page: 456
  • View: 388
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Der Mann Moses und die monotheistische Religion

Der Mann Moses und die monotheistische Religion

  • Author: Sigmund Freud
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3845700696
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 248
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Die Geschichte des Mannes Moses und seine ägyptische Herkunft werden zunächst in der Art eines historischen Romans entwickelt. Aus der Geschichte des Mannes wächst die seines Werkes und die des jüdischen Volkes. Herkunft und Entwicklung des jüdischen Monotheismus, eines Schrittes in der Entwicklung zur Geistigkeit, seine Abhängigkeit von Ägypten und seine weiteren Schicksale lassen sich aus der Geschichte ihres Schöpfers ableiten. Freud schafft einen Zugang zum Verständnis vieler Eigenschaften des jüdischen Volkes, vor allem aber gewinnt er einen neuen Ausblick auf das Wesen der Religion. Überarbeiteter Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1939.