If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it's coming, and it will hurt. But you'll be able to prepare. Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o'clock news - the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems. I imagined the crack baby, Moses, having a giant crack that ran down his body, like he'd been broken at birth. I knew that wasn't what the term meant, but the image stuck in my mind. Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start. It all happened before I was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news and nobody wanted anything to do with him. People love babies, even sick babies. Even crack babies. But babies grow up to be kids, and kids grow up to be teenagers. Nobody wants a messed up teenager.And Moses was messed up. Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn't stay away. And so begins a story of pain and promise, of heartache and healing, of life and death. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. But most of all . . . a love story.
Miriam Bodian's study of crypto-Jewish martyrdom in Iberian lands depicts a new type of martyr that emerged in the late 16th century -- a defiant, educated judaizing martyr who engaged in disputes with inquisitors. By examining closely the Inquisition dossiers of four men who were tried in the Iberian peninsula or Spanish America and who developed judaizing theologies that drew from currents of Reformation thinking that emphasized the authority of Scripture and the religious autonomy of individual interpreters of Scripture, Miriam Bodian reveals unexpected connections between Reformation thought and historic crypto-Judaism. The complex personalities of the martyrs, acting in response to psychic and situational pressures, emerge vividly from this absorbing book.
Author: Stanley A. Cook
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Release Date: 2010-01-01
The Laws of Moses and the Code of Hammurabi are thousands-years old documents, evidence of the social structure and rules of ancient civilizations. The Code of Hammurabi is roughly one thousand years older than the Ten Commandments, or Laws of Moses, which were written in 1500 B.C., and is considered the oldest set of laws in existence. Promulgated by the king Hammurabi in roughly 2250 B.C., the Code is a set of rules guiding everyday life, listing everything from punishments for stealing and murder to the prices commanded for animals, products, and services. The famous "eye for an eye" maxim comes from the Hammurabi code: "If a man puts out the eye of an equal, his eye shall be put out." S.A. Cook's translation of The Laws of Moses and the Code of Hammurabi includes the code, the history of the regions in which it was employed-Babylonia and Israel, the elements of Law, the social structures of families, workers, and slaves, information on land, agriculture, trade, and commerce, protection of the people, and a detailed Index. STANLEY ARTHUR COOK (1837-1949) was born in King's Lynn, Norfolk. He was the Regius Professor of Hebrew at Cambridge University from 1932-1938, where he also received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. He was on the editorial staff of the Encyclopedia Biblica from 1896-1903, as well as an editorial advisor on Biblical subjects for the Encyclopedia Britannica. He edited Palestine Exploration Fund publications from 1902-1932 and authored many of his own books on ancient Hebrew and Middle East culture.
In this grace-filled and thoroughly researched book, author Ange-Michel Muhayimana shows the role that Moses played in the giving of the law to the nation of Israel. He also shows how the law of Moses excluded the Gentiles from citizenship in the land of Israel, how Gentiles were foreigners to Gods covenants recorded in the Bible, and how those known as proselytes were included in the law of Moses for their citizenship in the nation of Israel. Using many New Testament passages, the author shows how Jesus considered Gentiles and how the early church leaders, such as Paul and Peter, understood that the law of Moses was never given to the Gentile nations and consequently preached Jesus without the law of Moses when in front of a gentile audience. He finally shows how as a new covenant believer you can live a life free of legalism by trusting in Jesus and his finished work alone.
Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.
Author: Roderick O. Ford
Release Date: 2017-01-18
The Law of Moses: Commentaries on the New and Old Testament Law is a simple yet thought-provoking analysis of the Mosaic legal code found in the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. It carefully analyzes the Old Testament Law as the foundation of the New Testament Gospel, and it places them within the context of parables and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. The Law of Moses is especially useful for those persons who are familiar with the New Testament and the teachings of Christ but who have not yet studied the deeper meanings of the Old Testament Law. This book is also a great Bible-study companion that is practical and useful for knowledgeable and experienced Christians, Muslims, and Jews, including lawyers, pastors, and theologians.
Author: Robert Alter
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2008-10-17
"A modern classic....Thrilling and constantly illuminating."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World Through a distinguished career of critical scholarship and translation, Robert Alter has equipped us to read the Hebrew Bible as a powerful, cohesive work of literature. In this landmark work, Alter's masterly translation and probing commentary combine to give contemporary readers the definitive edition of The Five Books. Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Translation and the Koret Jewish Book Award for Translation, a Newsweek Top 15 Book, Los Angeles Times Favorite Book, and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book.
Author: William Walter Davies
Publisher: Book Jungle
Release Date: 1905
The discovery of the Hammurabi Code is one of the greatest achievements of archaeology, and is of paramount interest, not only to the student of the Bible, but also to all those interested in ancient history.
Author: John David Michaelis K.P.S. F.R.S.
Publisher: Aeterna Press
Release Date: 1814
THE “Mosaisches Recht” of the learned MICHAELIS, of which a Translation is, with all the diffidence becoming a first attempt, here presented to the public, was originally published at Frankfort on the Mayn, in six parts, or volumes, between the years 1770 and 1775; and it appears, from the list of the author’s works annexed to Professor Hassencamp’s Collection of Memoirs relative to his life and writings, (for a copy of which Collection the translator is indebted to the friendship of Sir Joseph Banks,) that a second edition of the first five parts was completed between 1775 and 1780, and that the work had, before the year 1793, been translated into Dutch and Danish. Aeterna Press
Author: Brian S. Rosner
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release Date: 2013-06-14
Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (Pauline Studies) "For neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but keeping the commandments of God" (1 Cor 7:19). The apostle Paul's relationship to the Law of Moses is notoriously complex and much studied. Difficulties begin with questions of definition (of the extent of Paul's corpus and the meanings of "the law") and are exacerbated by numerous problems of interpretation of the key texts. Major positions are entrenched, yet none of them seems to know what to do with all the pieces of the puzzle. Inextricably linked to Paul's view of the law is his teaching concerning salvation history, Israel, the church, anthropology, ethics and eschatology. Understanding "Paul and the law" is critical to the study of the New Testament, because it touches on the perennial question of the relationship between the grace of God in the gift of salvation and the demand of God in the call for holy living. Misunderstanding can lead to distortions of one or both. This fresh and valuable study is something of a breakthrough, bringing neglected evidence to the discussion and asking different questions of the material, while also building on the work of others. Brian Rosner argues that Paul undertakes a polemical re-evaluation of the Law of Moses, which involves not only its repudiation as law-covenant and its replacement by other things, but also its wholehearted re-appropriation as prophecy (with reference to the gospel) and as wisdom (for Christian living).
Author: Jimmy Jack McBee Roberts
Release Date: 2002
Presented in this volume is a collection of the shorter writings of one of the more innovative scholars working on the relationship between the writings of the Hebrew Bible and its ancient Near East context. Topics include: ANE environment, literature of the ANE, myth versus history, Nebuchadnezzar I's Elamite crisis, Job and the Israelite religious tradition, motif of the weeping God in Jeremiah, lament tradition in ANE, the hand of Yahweh, and whether God lies.
Author: John Barton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2010-04-22
Newly issued in a series of part volumes, the OBC is now available in an affordable and portable format for the study of specific sections of the Bible. The Pentateuch, or Torah ('the law'), comprises the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, Genesis to Deuteronomy.
Author: David Albert
Release Date: 1996-09-01
Genre: Law (Theology)
DIFFICULT SCRIPTURES is an authoritative guide to recent doctrinal controversy & change in the Worldwide Church of God. Drawing on over 35 years of personal experience as a WCG minister, teacher, & former presenter on The World Tomorrow telecast, Dr. David Albert chronicles events in the lives of now-deceased Pastor Generals Herbert W. Armstrong & Joseph W. Tkach leading to sweeping change. The author examines original writings & teachings of Herbert Armstrong on Old Testament dietary laws & sacred days concluding that, despite Armstrong's protestations to the contrary, these were derived from the laws of Moses & are therefore not required of Christians today. Albert treats early New Testament church history, particularly the Jerusalem Conference of Acts 15, in considerable detail & contends that the apostolic decision to loose Christian converts from the law of Moses was not fully understood in the Worldwide Church of God until recently. Fully supportive of recent changes, Albert concludes that literal interpretations of the "national/ceremonial" ideal of the Old Covenant work against the New Covenant character ideal found in Christ. Partly autobiographical, DIFFICULT SCRIPTURES is well illustrated with anecdotes revealing the human side of crisis & change in a church striving to free itself from legalism. Order from Tyler House, Box 132327, Tyler, TX 75713; 903-636-2377.