Lords of the Scrolls

Tracing literary classics from the birth of writing to the first millennium of the modern era, this book demonstrates that Hebrew scribes used previous literature to establish a national identity, and that gospel scribes borrowed heavily ...

Lords of the Scrolls

Lords of the Scrolls

Lords of the Scrolls analyzes ancient literary sources to show how biblical and gospel scribes borrowed and imitated themes from earlier literature to create heroic legends around Hebrew figures and Jesus. Comparisons between the Epic of Gilgamesh; Enuma Elish; Canaanite, Egyptian, and Greek legends; Homeric epics; the histories of Herodotus; and selected biblical and gospel passages reveal thematic and literary similarities. Tracing literary classics from the birth of writing to the first millennium of the modern era, this book demonstrates that Hebrew scribes used previous literature to establish a national identity, and that gospel scribes borrowed heavily from Homer to create epic legends around the person of Jesus.

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Lords of the Scrolls
Language: en
Pages: 394
Authors: Donald K. Sharpes
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Peter Lang

Lords of the Scrolls analyzes ancient literary sources to show how biblical and gospel scribes borrowed and imitated themes from earlier literature to create heroic legends around Hebrew figures and Jesus. Comparisons between the Epic of Gilgamesh; Enuma Elish; Canaanite, Egyptian, and Greek legends; Homeric epics; the histories of Herodotus;
The Courtyards of the House of the Lord
Language: en
Pages: 610
Authors: Lawrence Harvey Schiffman
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: BRILL

Already before its publication, it was clear that the "Temple Scroll" represented a major contribution to the history of Jewish law in Late Antiquity. The present volume brings together the authora (TM)s studies on this important scroll. He has sought to uncover the hermeneutics of the Zadokite/Sadducean legal system and
Lord of Souls
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Greg Keyes
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-28 - Publisher: Titan Books

Forty years after the Oblivion crisis, the empire of Tamriel is threatened by a mysterious floating city, Umbriel, whose shadow spawns a terrifying undead army. Reeling from a devastating discovery, Prince Attrebus continues on his seemingly doomed quest to obtain a magic sword that holds the key to destroying the
NIV Bible - Words of Christ in Red
Language: en
Pages: 1280
Authors: New International Version
Categories: Bibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-27 - Publisher: Hachette UK

The New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible translation. It is renowned for its combination of reliability and readability and was fully revised and updated in 2011 for the first time in 25 years. This NIV Bible features:Words of Christ in red (red text will only
MEV Bible Thinline Reference
Language: en
Pages: 1184
Authors: Passio
Categories: Bibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-28 - Publisher: Charisma Media

The MEV Thinline Reference Bible heralds a new day for Bibles with the most modern translation ever produced in the King James tradition, providing fresh clarity for Bible readers everywhere with an updated language that doesn’t compromise the truth of the original texts.

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