The Sign and the Seal

Author: Graham Hancock
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780307829047
Release Date: 2012-09-19
Genre: Science

The fact of the Lost Ark of the Covenant is one of the great historical mysteries of all time. To believers, the Ark is the legendary vessel holding the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Bible contains hundreds of references to the Ark's power to level mountains, destroy armies, and lay waste to cities. The Ark itself, however, mysteriously disappears from recorded history sometime after the building of the Temple of Solomon. After ten years of searching through the dusty archives of Europe and the Middle East, as well as braving the real-life dangers of a bloody civil war in Ethiopia, Graham Hancock has succeeded where scores of others have failed. This intrepid journalist has tracked down the true story behind the myths and legends -- revealing where the Ark is today, how it got there, and why it remains hidden. Part fascinating scholarship and part entertaining adventure yarn, tying together some of the most intriguing tales of all time -- from the Knights Templar and Prester John to Parsival and the Holy Grail -- this book will appeal to anyone fascinated by the revelation of hidden truths, the discovery of secret mysteries.

Sign and the Seal

Author: Graham Hancock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671865412
Release Date: 1993-07-02
Genre: Religion

A journalist tells of his quest to find the Ark of the Covenant, how he traced it to a remote corner of war-torn Ethiopia, and the significance of the Ark and its mysterious disappearance

Sacred Tropes Tanakh New Testament and Qur an as Literature and Culture

Author: Roberta Sabbath
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789047430964
Release Date: 2009-09-30
Genre: Religion

Sacred Tropes interweaves Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an essays which collectively and individually enlist literary approaches including environmental, cultural studies, gender, psychoanalytic, ideological, economic, historicism, law, and rhetorical criticisms. Sacred Tropes represents a pioneering, comparatist approach to Abrahamic studies.

The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena

Author: J Gordon Melton
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 9781578592593
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: Religion

From sacred mountains and places of pilgrimage to visions and out-of-body travel, this reference explores unusual and unexplained physical events, apparitions, and other phenomena rooted in religious beliefs. Each entry features a balanced presentation and includes a description of the phenomenon, the religious claims surrounding the occurrence, and a scientific response. Touring the world and history, this comprehensive reference includes entries on angels, comets, Marian apparitions, and religious figures such as Jesus, Mohammad, and Lao Tzu.

Popular Controversies in World History Investigating History s Intriguing Questions 4 volumes

Author: Steven L. Danver
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598840780
Release Date: 2010-12-22
Genre: History

Covering prehistoric times to the modern era, this fascinating resource presents pro-and-con arguments regarding unresolved, historic controversies throughout the development of the world. • Includes 58 chapters in four volumes that address significant historical questions focused upon topics such as the Old Testament, the Roman Empire, the historic Buddha, William Shakespeare, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and weapons of mass destruction • Provides a pro-and-con debate format that encourages readers to evaluate the validity of arguments and evidence

Going Places A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative

Author: Robert Burgin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610693851
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Human Expeditions

Author: Stephen Chrisomalis
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442664562
Release Date: 2013-12-06
Genre: Social Science

In its 2007 obituary of Bruce Trigger (1937–2006), the Times of London referred to the Canadian anthropologist and archaeologist as “Canada’s leading prehistorian” and “one of the most influential archaeologists of his time.” Trained at Yale University and a faculty member at McGill University for more than forty years, he was best known for his History of Archaeological Thought, which the Times called “monumental.” Trigger inspired scholars all over the world through his questioning of assumptions and his engagement with social and political causes. Human Expeditions pays tribute to Trigger’s immense legacy by bringing together cutting edge work from internationally recognized and emerging researchers inspired by his example. Covering the length and breadth of Trigger’s wide-ranging interests – from Egyptology to the history of archaeological theory to North American aboriginal cultures – this volume highlights the diversity of his academic work and the magnitude of his impact in many different areas of scholarship.

The Mother of the Lord

Author: Margaret Barker
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567489906
Release Date: 2012-09-27
Genre: Religion

Are there Old Testament roots of the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Margaret Barker traces the roots of the devotion to Mary as Mother of the Lord back to the Old Testament and the first temple in Jerusalem. The evidence is consistent over more than a millennium: there had been a female deity in Israel, the Mother figure in the Royal cult, who had been abandoned about 600BCE. She was almost written out of the Hebrew text, almost excluded from the canon. This first of two volumes traces the history of the Lady in the Temple, and looks forward to the second volume in which Barker will show how the Lady of the Temple is reclaimed in the advent of Christianity, and becomes the Lady in the Church. The result is breathtaking, and like all Barker's work, is impossible to put down.

Die Messias Linie

Author: Michael Byrnes
ISBN: 3426503360
Release Date: 2010

Die Wissenschaflerin Charlotte Hennessy hat in Rom anscheinend die Gebeine Jesu Christi in einem Ossuar gefunden. Jetzt untersucht sie das in der Reliquie enthaltene Chromoson ä23ä, das vor Kurzem ihren Krebs heilen konnte. Doch eine Geheimorganisation verfolgt andere Ziele mit der Reliquie ...

Wir werden dich t ten

Author: Michael Scott Moore
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 9783841906632
Release Date: 2019-02-07
Genre: True Crime

2012 reiste der deutsch-amerikanische Journalist Michael Scott Moore nach Westafrika, um über Piraten zu recherchieren, denen in Hamburg der Prozess gemacht wurde. In Somalia wird er – bittere Ironie des Schicksals – selbst entführt und anschließend fast drei Jahre lang an verschiedenen Orten gefangen gehalten. Aber Moore bleibt stark, überlebt Gewalt, Hunger, Isolation und Terror durch IS und Al-Shabaab. Nach 977 Tagen und Zahlung von 1,6 Mio. Dollar Lösegeld kommt er frei. Dies ist die packende Schilderung seiner Entführung – eine mentale Achterbahnfahrt, aber auch eine brilliante Reportage mit Einblicken in eine unbekannte Welt. Moore schafft es, trotz seiner traumatischen Erlebnisse ein differenziertes Bild des Islam zu zeichnen und auch den Blick auf die politischen, wirtschaftlichen und religiösen Hintergründe seiner Entführung nicht zu verlieren.


Author: Genna Rae McNeil
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802863416
Release Date: 2013-12-01
Genre: Religion

Presents a history of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York City, discussing its organization in 1809, its famous senior pastors, and its struggles and triumphs.