The Wisdom Instructions in the Book of Tobit Book

The Wisdom Instructions in the Book of Tobit

  • Author : Francis M. Macatangay
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110255348

The Wisdom Instructions in the Book of Tobit Excerpt :

Scholars have shown renewed interest in the Book of Tobit since fragments of the text were found at Qumran. However, the wisdom instructions of Tobit 4 have remained largely ignored. The present study provides an extensive treatment of this important section, reading Tobit's wisdom discourse as a vital component in the literary expression of the author and as a strong indication of the significant role of the sapiential tradition in the world of Diaspora living. In the context of Second Temple Judaism, Tobit's wisdom discourse is part of an essential avenue for shaping identity and creating a distinct ethos for those outside the land.

Marriage in the Book of Tobit Book

Marriage in the Book of Tobit

  • Author : Geoffrey David Miller
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110247862

Marriage in the Book of Tobit Excerpt :

This study examines marital elements in the Book of Tobit in light of the mores and beliefs of Ancient Israel and neighboring civilizations. After surveying key Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern texts, this monograph outlines what the Book of Tobit reveals about ancient marital practices as well as the values it seeks to inculcate in its Diaspora audience with regard to marriage. Four aspects are analyzed: 1) the qualities a man should seek in a bride, 2) the marital customs observed by ancient Jews, 3) the role of God in marriage, and 4) the nature of the marital relationship.

Jonah  Tobit  Judith Book

Jonah Tobit Judith

  • Author : Irene Nowell
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814647950

Jonah Tobit Judith Excerpt :

These three colorful books offer gripping stories of how God shows his mercy and accomplishes his will through human actions. Jonah is a reluctant prophet who must be swallowed by a whale before he delivers his message to Israel's ancient enemies at Nineveh that they must repent or face doom. Tobit tells of the trials and tribulations of a family, and the power of prayer as God sends an angel to guide Tobit's son Tobiah on a journey of resolution. In the book of Judith, a simple and courageous widow, rather than an army, saves her people from destruction by a powerful enemy. This rich commentary explores the significant themes of each book, showing that God is intimately involved with the destiny of humankind.

Tobit and Judith Book

Tobit and Judith

  • Author : Benedikt Otzen
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2002-12-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 0826460534

Tobit and Judith Excerpt :

Part of the popular textbook series introducing key themes and issues of books of the Apocrypha and Jewish Pseudepigrapha. The two apochryphal books, Tobit and Judith, are Jewish legends presumably created in the 3rd or 2nd century BCE, the first in the Eastern Diaspora, the other in Palestine. The events related are placed in the Assyrian epoch in the 7th century BCE. The book discusses the problems between real history and historical fiction, the genres and purposes of the two books, and the literary and religious motives of the tales. Also dealt with are textual problems such as the Greek text in the Septuagint vs. Hebrew and Aramaic Tobit-fragments from Qumran.

Common Worship  Times and Seasons President s Edition Book

Common Worship Times and Seasons President s Edition

  • Author : Common Worship
  • Publisher : Canterbury Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : 9780715122433

Common Worship Times and Seasons President s Edition Excerpt :

This revised, expanded edition of the Common Worship President’s Edition contains everything to celebrate Holy Communion Order One throughout the church year. It combines relevant material from the original President’s Edition with Eucharistic material from Times and Seasons, Festivals and Pastoral Services, and the Additional Collects.

Veiling Esther  Unveiling Her Story Book

Veiling Esther Unveiling Her Story

  • Author : Adam J. Silverstein
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-25
  • Genre: Bibles
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192517746

Veiling Esther Unveiling Her Story Excerpt :

Veiling Esther, Unveiling Her Story: The Reception of a Biblical Book in Islamic Lands examines the ways in which the Biblical Book of Esther was read, understood, and used in Muslim lands, from ancient to modern times. It focuses on case studies covering works from various periods and regions of the Muslim world, including the Qur'an, pre-modern historical chronicles and literary works, the writings of a nineteenth-century Shia feminist, a twentieth-century Iranian encyclopaedia, and others. These case studies demonstrate that Muslim sources contain valuable materials on Esther, which shed light both on the Esther story itself and on the Muslim peoples and cultures that received it. Adam J. Silverstein argues that Muslim sources preserve important pre-Islamic materials on Esther that have not survived elsewhere, some of which offer answers to ancient questions about Esther, such as the meaning of Haman's epithet in the Greek versions of the story, the reason why Mordecai refused to prostrate before Haman, and the literary context of the 'plot of the eunuchs' to kill the Persian king. Throughout the book, Silverstein shows how each author's cultural and religious background influenced his or her understanding and retelling of the Esther story. In particular, he highlights that Persian Muslims (and Jews) were often forced to reconcile or choose between the conflicting historical narratives provided by their religious and cultural heritages respectively.

Poetics and Narrative Function of Tobit 6 Book

Poetics and Narrative Function of Tobit 6

  • Author : José Lucas Brum Teixeira
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110613421

Poetics and Narrative Function of Tobit 6 Excerpt :

Tobiah’s travel with the angel in Tobit chapter six constitutes a singular moment in the book. It marks a before and after for Tobiah as a character. Considered attentively, Tobit six reveals a remarkable richness in content and form, and functions as a crucial turning point in the plot’s development. This book is the first thorough study of Tobit six, examining the poetics and narrative function of this key chapter and revisiting arguments about its meaning. A better understanding of this central chapter deepens our comprehension of the book as a whole.

The Jewish Teachers of Jesus  James  and Jude Book

The Jewish Teachers of Jesus James and Jude

  • Author : David A. deSilva
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-23
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199976980

The Jewish Teachers of Jesus James and Jude Excerpt :

Jews have sometimes been reluctant to claim Jesus as one of their own; Christians have often been reluctant to acknowledge the degree to which Jesus' message and mission were at home amidst, and shaped by, the Judaism(s) of the Second Temple Period. In The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude David deSilva introduces readers to the ancient Jewish writings known as the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha and examines their formative impact on the teachings and mission of Jesus and his half-brothers, James and Jude. Knowledge of this literature, deSilva argues, helps to bridge the perceived gap between Jesus and Judaism when Judaism is understood only in terms of the Hebrew Bible (or ''Old Testament''), and not as a living, growing body of faith and practice. Where our understanding of early Judaism is limited to the religion reflected in the Hebrew Bible, Jesus will appear more as an outsider speaking ''against'' Judaism and introducing more that is novel. Where our understanding of early Judaism is also informed by the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, we will see Jesus and his half-brothers speaking and interacting more fully within Judaism. By engaging critical issues in this comparative study, deSilva produces a portrait of Jesus that is fully at home in Roman Judea and Galilee, and perhaps an explanation for why these extra-biblical Jewish texts continued to be preserved in Christian circles.

Tobit Book


  • Author : Robert J. Littman
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004171077

Tobit Excerpt :

Tobit is one of the Apocrypha, a collection of books rejected from their canon by the Jews but accepted by some of the Christian church fathers. Ever since the 4th century CE, commentaries have been written on Tobit. The original Hebrew and Aramaic versions of Tobit were lost, until fragments were discovered as part of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947. The present work is the first Greek text and commentary of Tobit to be published since the publication of the Hebrew and Aramaic fragments. This edition contains the text from two fourth century CE manuscripts, the Codex Sinaiticus (long version) and Codex Vaticanus (short version) as well as a translation into English and a commentary.

Farm Sermons Book
Score: 5
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Farm Sermons

  • Author : Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1882
  • Genre: Baptists
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : OXFORD:590934618

Farm Sermons Excerpt :

Farm Sermons by Charles Spurgeon Haddon, first published in 1882, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

The New Jerusalem Bible Book
Score: 4
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The New Jerusalem Bible

  • Author : Henry Wansbrough
  • Publisher : St. Francis of Assisi Books
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Bibles
  • Pages : 1416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385493208

The New Jerusalem Bible Excerpt :

A critically acclaimed modern translation of the Bible into English, based on the latest advances in biblical scholarship, features a concise two-column format for easier reading, a low price, and a reader-friendly design.

The Apocrypha Book

The Apocrypha

  • Author : Joseph B. Lumpkin
  • Publisher : Fifth Estate
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 738
  • ISBN 10 : 1936533634

The Apocrypha Excerpt :

The number of books in the Bible depends on which Bible is being referenced. Protestant and Catholic churches recognize 27 New Testament books. Protestants recognize 39 books of the Jewish canon in the Old Testament. Roman Catholics hold 46 books of the Old Testament as canon, along with expanded versions of Esther and Daniel. In addition to the 73 books of the Catholic Bible, the Orthodox Church adds three more books to their canon. By far, the largest canon of all is found in the Ethiopic Church, whose Bible totals 81 books. This Apocryphal volume contains the books of the Catholic, Orthodox, and Ethiopic Bibles, which include: 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, 3 Maccabees, 4 Maccabees, Letter (Epistle) of Jeremiah, The Prayer of Azariah, Baruch, Prayer of Manasseh (Manassas), Bel and the Dragon, Wisdom of Sirach, Wisdom of Solomon, Additions to Esther, Tobit, Judith, Susanna, Psalm 151, Enoch, Jubilees, 1 Clements, Shepherd of Hermas.