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This book surveys the Greek fathers' interpretations of the Gospel of John from the earliest surviving commentary (Heracleon, c. 170) up to the early fifth century. It examines key themes and passages from the gospel and the varying methods of exegesis applied to them by different commentators, giving special attention to the contrast between the schools of Alexandria (notably Origen and Cyril) and of Antioch (Theodore of Mopsuestia and John Chrysostom). Maurice Wiles identifies the distinctive insights of each commentator and teases out the rich diversity of interpretations that flourished in this early period. This discussion is set within the wider context of early Christian thought, including the controversies between the Gnostic, modalist and monarchian heresies and 'orthodox' Nicene doctrine.
This book documents an incredible phenomenon in The Peshitta New Testament , which was written in the language of Jesus and his countrymen of 1st century Israel. Aramaic was used in Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ to make the film as realistic and accurate as possible. This discovery of long Gospel messages in the form of Bible Codes will surprise and thrill the reader with the power and inspiration of the words of the Codemaker - God . One of these is a 191 letter code in poetic form (Hebrew & Aramaic) found via Codefinder software, by skipping 74,806 letters of NT text to find each letter of the code. This goes through the NT almost 16 times ! This & other long codes & an exhaustive search for Divine Name codes give very compelling evidence that The Aramaic Peshitta NT is the Divinely authored original behind the Greek NT. The codes and nine other comprehensive analyses take up 128 pages.
The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates. Biblical studies is a highly technical and diverse field. Study of the Bible demands expertise in fields ranging from Archaeology, Egyptology, Assyriology, and Linguistics through textual, historical, and sociological studies to Literary Theory, Feminism, Philosophy, and Theology, to name only some. This authoritative and compelling guide to the discipline will, therefore, be an invaluable reference work for all students and academics who want to explore more fully essential topics in Biblical studies.
This is a Christian tale with urban flavor. Shayla Wright is a christian teen. She is deeply rooted in her faith and she wants to share it with her peers. She is attracted to a young thug named Dre. Although her mother objects, she is determined to lead Dre to Christ. Then there's the drama between her two best friends. Gina is a street smart girl who wants to escape her life, living in a crackhouse with her mother. The thing is, she won't leave without her younger brother, Josh. And there's Mia, an uptown rich girl who thinks life begins on 5th Avenue and ends in the Hamptons. These two girls equally hate each other until the most horrific circumstances bring them together. I Love God More is a fresh urban drama, played out on the dangerous streets of Harlem.
Amidst the hectic pace of parenting, marriage and life, Tears of Joy for Mothers helps mothers escape for short periods of time to let their minds and emotions be swept away by characters and stories they can relate to-deep, heart-felt stories that will move them to tears of joy and appreciation for what God can do in and with their lives. These heart-tugging stories, gathered by America's most beloved story anthologizer, affirm the ultimate value in motherhood and help mothers everywhere grow in their appreciation for life and the children they love. A great gift for Mother's Day or all year round.