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

The Sign and the Seal

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

A compelling brew of mystery, crime, and science revealing the details behind the search for the lost Ark of the Covenant. 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Witness

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.

Ethiopia

Author: Graham Hancock
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 0575036818
Release Date: 1985-01-01
Genre: Social Science


Messiah Is Coming

Author: Yevgeny H. Wieliczko
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465328380
Release Date: 2009-06-08
Genre: Religion

At the dawn of the 21st Century, in a time when secular humanism and unbiblical religions are vying for the hearts, minds and souls of people all around the globe, MESSIAH IS COMING presents an overview of some of the messianic prophecies found throughout the Jewish Holy Scriptures, the Tanakh. Not a textbook; this is an Everymans perspective in a search for answers to one of our oldest riddles: if there is a GOD, why hasnt HE just taken over once and for all and delivered humanity from the tyrants of power, the poverty of many, the madness of war, the injustices that seem to escape our rules of law? Long ago GOD surely promised a Messianic Kingdom on Earth. Who, what, and where is the true One who can bring it about?

The Lost Ark of the Covenant

Author: Tudor Parfitt
Publisher: HarperOne
ISBN: 0061371041
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Religion

After 2,500 Years of Mystery, the Truth About the Ark of the Covenant Is Revealed The Lost Ark of the Covenant is the real-life account of an astounding quest—professor Tudor Parfitt's effort to recover the revered artifact that contained the Ten Commandments, sacred to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. With painstaking historical scholarship, groundbreaking genetic science, and fascinating on-the-ground discoveries, Parfitt, who the Wall Street Journal calls "a British Indiana Jones," debunks the previous myths and reveals the shocking history of the Ark and its keepers.

The Arts of Africa

Author: African Studies Association
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105017126777
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Arts