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When God Spoke Greek

Author : Timothy Michael Law
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How did the New Testament writers and the earliest Christians come to adopt the Jewish scriptures as their first Old Testament? And why are our modern Bibles related more to the Rabbinic Hebrew Bible than to the Greek Bible of the early Church? The Septuagint, the name given to the translation of the Hebrew scriptures between the third century BC and the second century AD, played a central role in the Bible's history. Many of the Hebrew scriptures were still evolving when they were translated into Greek, and these Greek translations, along with several new Greek writings, became Holy Scripture in the early Church. Yet, gradually the Septuagint lost its place at the heart of Western Christianity. At the end of the fourth century, one of antiquity's brightest minds rejected the Septuagint in favor of the Bible of the rabbis. After Jerome, the Septuagint never regained the position it once had. Timothy Michael Law recounts the story of the Septuagint's origins, its relationship to the Hebrew Bible, and the adoption and abandonment of the first Christian Old Testament.

When God Spoke Greek

Author : Timothy Michael Law
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Most readers do not know about the Bible used almost universally by early Christians, or about how that Bible was birthed, how it grew to prominence, and how it differs from the one used as the basis for most modern translations. Although it was one of the most important events in the history of our civilization, the translation of the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek in the third century BCE is an event almost unknown outside of academia. Timothy Michael Law offers the first book to make this topic accessible to a wider audience. Retrospectively, we can hardly imagine the history of Christian thought, and the history of Christianity itself, without the Old Testament. When the Emperor Constantine adopted the Christian faith, his fusion of the Church and the State ensured that the Christian worldview (which by this time had absorbed Jewish ideals that had come to them through the Greek translation) would leave an imprint on subsequent history. This book narrates in a fresh and exciting way the story of the Septuagint, the Greek Scriptures of the ancient Jewish Diaspora that became the first Christian Old Testament.

Atonement and Ethics in 1 John

Author : Christopher Armitage
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Christopher Armitage considers previous theological perception of 1 John as a text advocating that God abhors violence, contrasted with biblical scholarship analysis that focuses upon the text's birth from hostile theological conflict between 'insiders' and 'outsiders', with immensely hostile rhetoric directed towards 'antichrists' and those who have left the community. Armitage argues that a peace-oriented reading of 1 John is still viable, but questions if the commandment that the community loves each other is intended to include their opponents, and whether the text can be of hermeneutic use to advocate non-violence and love of one's neighbour. This book examines five key words from 1 John, hilasmos, sfazo, anthropoktonos, agape and adelphos, looking at their background and use in the Old Testament in both Hebrew and the LXX, arguing that these central themes presuppose a God whose engagement with the world is not assuaging divine anger, nor ferocious defence of truth at the expense of love, but rather peace and avoidance of hatred that inevitably leads to violence and death. Armitage concludes that a peacemaking hermeneutic is not only viable, but integral to reading the epistle.

Religious and Theological Abstracts

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The Beliefnet Guide to Gnosticism and Other Vanished Christianities

Author : Richard Valantasis
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An accessible overview of the history of the early Christian church provides a close-up look at various movements and sects within early Christianity, discussing the Gnostics, Sethians, Valentinians, Marcionites, Encratites, and Montanists, Hermeticists, Manicheans, and others, as well their theological origins, religious traditions, heresies, and influence on the church. Original. 17,500 first printing.

God s Precious Promises

Author : A M G Publishers
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The Holy Bible, Contemporary English Version (CEV) was introduced beginning with the New Testament in 1991. The entire Bible was released in 1995. the translators of the CEV have diligently sought to capture the spirit of the King James Version of the Bible (1611), as the translators of that magnificent translation desired nearly four centuries ago that the Scripture 'be understood' by ordinary people. Those responsible for translating the CEV understand that more people hear the World of God read than actually read it for themselves. The CEV diffes from all other English Bibles--past and present--in that it takes into consideration the needs of the hearer, as well as those of the reader, who may not befamiliar with traditional biblical language. The CEV has been described as a user-friendly, mission-driven translation that can be read aloud without stumbling, heard without misunderstanding, and listened to with enjoyment and appreciation, because the language is contemporary and the style is lucid and lyrical.

Greek Myths and Christian Mystery

Author : Hugo Rahner
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Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

Author : Mary Baker Eddy
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The Contemporary Review

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Contemporary Review

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Prudentia

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And God Spoke

Author : Christopher Bryan
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His reflections on some of the ways we might answer these questions in the church today became the twelve short chapters of this book. Here scripture scholar and Anglican priest Christopher Bryan looks at the nature of the Bible's authority and inspiration and how the Bible can inform our decision-making today. He explores common questions about scripture, such as: What do we mean when we say that the scriptures are revelatory, that they are inspired, that they are the Word of God? How do we define the Bible's authority for the past and the future? What does a church that takes the Bible's authority seriously actually look like? How does it read, study, and pray with the Bible? And God Spoke offers essential guidelines for everyone who wonders about the authority of the Bible, and who wants to read it with attentiveness and understanding.

The Expositor

Author : Samuel Cox
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A Short History of Concordia College at St Paul Minnesota

Author : Fred Wahlers
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The Presence presents of God in The Cell

Author : Taahir
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The book points out the lacuna in all religion: The peoples’ ignorance of original text of Scripture and Reliance on academically unconcerned, unlearned, clergy. The book introduces The authority of The Arabic and Aramaic languages and the ease with which these languages can be learned. This book intends to strike a difference between books - the writings of men and Scripture – The Narration(s) of God.

When God Speaks Will You Hear

Author : Kerusso
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Lost. Lonely. Desperate. Abused. Broken and shattered. Forgotten and overlooked. Sinful and ashamed. No one seeks such places in life, but all find them. Some find some of them. The truly unfortunate find all of them. Who reaches out to such people at such times in their lives? Who speaks to them to call them out of the darkness and lead them into the light? God does. Every person has a story. It is the story of their lives that knows joy, as well as sorrow and pain, as well as celebration. No two stories are exactly alike, but they are all similar. What all life stories have in common is that God speaks in all of them. He calls out to all people to show them the way out of their pain and misery. They need only to listen and follow his voice. Love. Hope. Self-worth. Healing. Acceptance and companionship. Being remembered and valued. Forgiven and pure. God has a way of rewriting life stories, anyone’s, even yours. Enter into the middle of a story that unfolds in unexpected places. Enter into story after story, and perhaps you will understand your own story and how God is speaking to you.

Systematic Theology

Author : Charles Hodge
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Tractates on the Gospel of John

Author : Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)
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Studia Biblica 1978 Papers on Old Testament and related themes

Author : Elizabeth A. Livingstone
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The Horizons of the Mind

Author : Ramón Fernández-Marina
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