He Will Rule as God unveils the true history of ancient Israel and Judah. The controversial publication is an in-depth examination, but also an unbiased and objective commentary on the first fourteen books of the Old Testament.
He Will Rule as God deciphers the time-forgotten events that occurred in pre-exilic Palestine. Although the biblical stories of the Old Testament have confounded people for centuries, this book finally conveys the underlying meaning and origin of the myths and in so doing, reveals the lost history of the Holy Land. Furthermore, the research also details how independent religious factions in ancient Israel and Judah united not only their institutions, but also their histories. These endeavors created a unified Israel nation and thereby a new account of Palestine's ancient past. However, this critical undertaking does not detract from the sacred writings, but instead renders the Hebrew Bible even more amazing and its authors' achievements beyond incredible. Upon objectively delving within this literary work, one will discover the truth behind the Israelite scriptures and thus understand the actual history behind the Israel nation and its conveyed conquests in the land of Canaan.
I am a Philosopher and a Poet. As I have (often vision impaired) ambled the arduous journey referred to as life, I have learned that unless one is being educated for work, where their future employers would want them blindly learned, the paramount path to education is via the self. Moreover, if the proper means are pursued with an open and objective mind, one may not attain society’s golden piece of paper by which a worth is deemed, but nuggets of a far greater value, which are knowledge and wisdom. If I am allowed to continue my philosophical journey. may I learn to always walk steadfast with an open mind and kindness. However, if the Fates have decreed my final breath near, may they let compassion descend upon humankind until either the day of our species' extinction or a time when we transcend our world of ignorance and illusion.
For the contemplative mind, life is merely a series of unanswerable questions. The author wrote this poetry collection when he was drunk amidst a medication of puck rock, including an over dose of Nirvana. The writings are quite raw and unstructured, but are part of the breeding process that spawns a philosophical mind.
“How I wish someone had put a book like this into my hands 50 years ago.” - N.T. Wright, Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
“I cannot recommend a study Bible any more than this one: Five stars!” - Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary
CONTEXT CHANGES EVERYTHING
You’ve heard many Bible stories hundreds of times, but how many behind-the-scenes details are you missing? Sometimes a little context is all you need to discover the rich meaning behind the stories of Scripture.
That’s what the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible provides. Every page is packed with expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of Bible times. These fascinating explanations will serve to clarify your study of the Scriptures, reinforcing your confidence and bringing difficult passages of Scripture into sharp focus.
Discover new dimensions of insight to even the most familiar Bible passages as you take a behind-the-scenes tour into the ancient world.
The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from us by thousands of years and thousands of miles. The Scriptures include subtle culturally based nuances, undertones, and references to ancient events, literature and customs that were intuitively understood by those who first heard the Scriptures read. For us to hear the Scriptures as they did, we need a window into their world.
The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, with notes from Dr. John H. Walton (Wheaton College) in the Old Testament and Dr. Craig S. Keener (Asbury Theological Seminary) in the New Testament, brings to life the ancient world of Scripture for modern readers.
Features:The full text of the NIVTargeted book introductions explain the context in which each book of the Bible was writtenInsightful and informative verse-by-verse study notes reveal new dimensions of insight to even the most familiar passagesKey Old Testament (Hebrew) and New Testament terms are explained and expanded upon in two helpful reference featuresOver 300 in-depth articles on key contextual topics375 full-color photos, illustrations, and images from around the worldDozens of charts, maps, and diagrams in vivid colorWords of Jesus in redAdditional study Bible tools: cross references, a concordance, indexes and other helps
What would it be like to journey back to the first century and sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? How would your understanding of the gospel have been shaped by the customs, beliefs, and traditions of the Jewish culture in which you lived?
Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus takes you on a fascinating tour of the Jewish world of Jesus, offering inspirational insights that can transform your faith. Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg paint powerful scenes from Jesus’ ministry, immersing you in the prayers, feasts, history, culture, and customs that shaped Jesus and those who followed him. You will hear the parables as they must have sounded to first-century Jews, powerful and surprising. You will join the conversations that were already going on among the rabbis of his day. You will watch with new understanding as the events of his life unfold. And you will emerge with new excitement about the roots of your own Christian faith.
Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus will change the way you read Scripture and deepen your understanding of the life of Jesus. It will also help you to adapt the rich prayers and customs you learn about to your own life, in ways that both respect and enrich your Christian faith. By looking at the Jewishness of Jesus, Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg take you on a captivating journey into the heart of Judaism, one that is both balanced and insightful, helping you to better understand and appreciate your own faith.
This newly expanded softcover edition includes a discussion guide for both individuals and groups, and instructions for a simple home Passover Seder celebration.
The author wrote this collection of verses in a critical manner, but also about a general period of time, which is very unlike his predominantly timeless style. Moreover, for the first time he stripped his poetry of a common philosophical and metaphysical essence and touched upon the questionable voices that "judge" our country."