Download Demons and the Devil in Ancient and Medieval Christianity by Nienke Vos, Willemien Otten PDF

By Nienke Vos, Willemien Otten

This selection of essays methods the position of demons and the satan in old and medieval Christianity from numerous scholarly views: old, philosophical, and theological in addition to philological, liturgical, and theoretical. within the commencing article Gerd Theissen offers a wide-ranging assessment of the function of the satan, spanning the Hebrew Bible, the recent testomony, and patristic literature. The contributions that stick to tackle texts at the satan, demons, and evil, and are drawn from old philosophy, the hot testomony, early Christian apologetics, hagiography, and background. protecting basically the patristic interval, the amount additionally comprises articles on medieval resources. The creation discusses different angles of strategy present in the articles as a way to shed clean gentle in this usual but in addition uniquely troubling subject.

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Download Hittite Myths, 2nd Edition (Writings from the Ancient World) by Harry A. Hoffner PDF

By Harry A. Hoffner

This paintings includes the 1st English translations of a number of Hittite myths. The translations are in keeping with the unique capsules on which the myths have been written, and take into consideration fresh textual discoveries and released reports at the texts. Revised and corrected, this moment version contains an extra newly released Hurrian fantasy. as well as translations, the quantity encompasses a sequence of short introductions to the myths, a thesaurus of names and technical phrases, and indexes of right names and topics/subjects. available to nonspecialists, the translations additionally look after column and line count number for the ease of students.

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Download The Making of the Slavs: History and Archaeology of the by Florin Curta PDF

By Florin Curta

This booklet bargains a brand new method of the matter of Slavic ethnicity in southeastern Europe among c. 500 and c. seven hundred. the writer indicates how Byzantine authors "invented" the Slavs, with a view to make feel of political and army advancements happening within the Balkans. Making wide use of archaeology to teach that such advancements ended in the increase of robust leaders, liable for growing team identities and mobilizing warriors for profitable raids around the frontier. the writer rejects the belief of Slavic migration, and exhibits that "the Slavs" have been the manufactured from the frontier.

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Download Living on the Lake in Prehistoric Europe: 150 Years of by Francesco Menotti PDF

By Francesco Menotti

The opportunity discovery in 1854 of a prehistoric lake village on Lake Zurich brought on what we now name the 'lake-dwelling phenomenon'. 100 and fifty years of analysis and lively educational disputes have reworked the phenomenon into some of the most trustworthy resources of data in wetland archaeology. This definitive quantity offers an outline of the advance of lake village experiences, explores the effect of a variety of clinical innovations at the settlements and considers how the general public can relate to this evocative and interesting department of archaeology. It explains how the multidisciplinary learn context has considerably more desirable our wisdom of prehistoric wetland groups, from an environmental in addition to a cultural standpoint.

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Download The Ancient Celtic Festivals: and How We Celebrate Them by Clare Walker Leslie, Frank E. Gerace PDF

By Clare Walker Leslie, Frank E. Gerace

Go back and forth 2,500 years again in time to determine the place lots of our glossy vacation traditions originated.

• fascinating full-color ink and watercolor illustrations all through.
• This worthy source for academics and fogeys makes use of hands-on actions, typical technology evidence, and observations to discover the techniques of measuring time, making calendars, and staining seasonal celebrations.
• exhibits how our well known vacation traditions are rooted in nature, starting because the seasonal fairs of an old society.

Children love vacation celebrations yet such a lot don't recognize why they put on mask on Halloween or wait for the groundhog on February 2. Now they could notice that lots of our sleek traditions all started with the fairs of the traditional Celts. The Celts have been farming humans, so their fairs marked the real occasions of the rural 12 months. Imbolc, in very early spring, celebrated the delivery of latest lambs, whereas Samhain, in overdue fall, celebrated the tip of the becoming season and the start of wintry weather. If we glance at our sleek calendar, we'll locate Groundhog Day falling the place Imbolc did, Halloween the place the Celts celebrated Samhain, and a bunch of different vacation correspondences. That's simply because descendants of the Celts have been one of the first Europeans to settle within the New international, bringing their vacation traditions with them. 

In a global of electrical lighting fixtures and store-bought meals, The old Celtic Festivals may also help young ones make the connections to nature that their ancestors did. Whimsically illustrated task pages invite them to bake a harvest corn bread, degree a spring competition, or hot up the chilly depths of wintry weather with sizzling spiced cider. academics, librarians, mom and dad, and youngsters alike will welcome this e-book as a fun-packed source.

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Download The Ancient Near East in the 12th-10th Centuries BCE: by Galil, Gershon; Gilboa, Ayelet; Maeir, Aren; M. Kahn, Dan'el PDF

By Galil, Gershon; Gilboa, Ayelet; Maeir, Aren; M. Kahn, Dan'el

Reinhard Achenbach - Divine war and Yhwh’s Wars: non secular Ideologies of battle within the historical close to East and within the previous Testament
Michal Artzy - Continuation and alter within the 13th–10th Centuries BCE: Bronze-Working Koine?
Michael Avioz - The Davidic Covenant in 2 Samuel 7: Conditional or Unconditional?
Yigal Bloch - Assyro-Babylonian Conflicts within the Reign of Aššur-rēša-iši I: The Contribution of Administrative records to History-Writing
Walter Dietrich - David and the Philistines: Literature and History
Frederick Mario Fales - Ḫanigalbat within the Early Neo-Assyrian Royal Inscriptions: A Retrospective View
Avraham Faust - among Israel and Philistia: Ethnic Negotiations within the South in the course of the Iron Age I
Gershon Galil - Solomon’s Temple: Fiction or Reality?
Yosef Garfinkel, Saar Ganor and Michael G. Hasel - The Iron Age urban of Khirbet Qeiyafa after 4 Seasons of Excavations
Moshe Garsiel - Ideological Discordance among the prophets Nathan and Samuel as reflecting the Divergence among the booklet of Samuel’s authors
Moti Haiman - Geopolitical features of the Southern Levant desolate tract within the 11th–10th Centuries BCE
Larry G. Herr - Jordan within the Iron I and IIB Periods
Richard S. Hess - The designated price of Human lifestyles in Israel’s Earliest felony Traditions
Victor Avigdor Hurowitz - Yhwh’s Exalted condo Revisited: New Comparative mild at the Biblical snapshot of Solomon’s Temple
Sandra Jacobs - נפש תחת נפש “A lifestyles for A lifestyles” and napšāte umalla
Dan'el Kahn - A Geo-Political and ancient standpoint of Merneptah’s coverage in Canaan
Aaron Koller - The Kos within the Levant: ideas on its Distribution, functionality, and unfold from the past due Bronze to the Iron Age II
André Lemaire - West Semitic Epigraphy and the background of the Levant in the course of the 12th–10th Centuries BCE
Yigal Levin - Ideology and fact within the publication of Judges
Mario Liverani - Melid within the Early and center Iron Age: Archaeology and History
Aren M. Maeir - Insights at the Philistine tradition and similar concerns: an outline of 15 Years of labor at inform eṣ-Ṣafi/Gath
Alan Millard - Scripts and their makes use of within the 12th–10th Centuries BCE
John P. Nielsen - Nebuchadnezzar I’s japanese Front
Troy Leiland Sagrillo - Šîšaq’s military: 2 Chronicles 12:2–3 from an Egyptological Perspective
Itamar Singer - The Philistines within the North and the dominion of Taita
Ephraim Stern - Archaeological is still of the Northern Sea humans alongside the Sharon and Carmel Coasts and the Acco and Jezrael Valleys
Christoffer Theis and Peter van der Veen - a few “Provenanced” Egyptian Inscriptions from Jerusalem: A initial research of previous and New Evidence
Koert van Bekkum - Coexistence as Guilt: Iron I thoughts in Judges 1
Assaf Yasur-Landau - Chariots, Spears and Wagons: Anatolian and Aegean parts within the Medinet Habu Land conflict Relief
Ran Zadok - The Aramean Infiltration and Diffusion within the higher Jazira, 1150–930 BCE
Wolfgang Zwickel - Cult within the Iron Age I–IIA within the Land of Israel
Wolfgang Zwickel - The switch from Egyptian to Philistine Hegemony in South-Western Palestine through the Time of Ramesses III or IV


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Download Landscape, Monuments and Society: The Prehistory of by Professor John Barrett, Richard J. Bradley, Martin T. Green PDF

By Professor John Barrett, Richard J. Bradley, Martin T. Green

Cranborne Chase, in important southern England, is the world the place British box archaeology built in its sleek shape. the location of common Pitt Rivers' pioneering excavations within the 19th century, Cranborne Chase additionally presents a microcosm of almost the entire significant forms of filed monument found in southern England as an entire. a lot of the archaeological fabric has thankfully survived, supplying the fullest chronological conceal of any a part of the prehistoric British panorama. Martin eco-friendly all started operating during this area in 1968 and was once joined through John Barrett and Richard Bradley in 1977 for a fuller programme of survey and excavation that lasted for almost ten years. during this very important learn, they follow the various questions in prehistory to at least one of the 1st areas of the rustic to be studied in such aspect. The publication is a local research of long term switch in British prehistory, and encompasses a distinctive selection of info. A landmark within the archaeological literature, it will likely be crucial examining for college students and students of British prehistory and social and ancient geography, and likewise for all these concerned with archaeological equipment.

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Download Ancient Views on the Quality of Life by Alex C. Michalos PDF

By Alex C. Michalos

This monograph describes the contributions to our present realizing of caliber of existence made by means of crucial historic philosophers within the Western culture. It does so from the viewpoint of a latest researcher in caliber of existence or human overall healthiness. Revisiting old texts from approximately six hundred BCE to three hundred BCE, the e-book explores the earliest principles in recorded western philosophical and clinical historical past that have been considerably on the topic of present learn and realizing of the standard of lifestyles or wellbeing and fitness for people and groups. It examines the issues and suggestions present in those texts and their connection to nonetheless present primary concerns and questions comparable to: ‘What is an effective life?’, ‘What is the simplest type of individual to be?’ ‘How can one inform if one’s society is making growth to a few type of fascinating country or falling backwards?’ The ebook exhibits that throughout time and throughout many cultures, the human species bears a few impressive similarities.

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Download Pornogami: A Guide to the Ancient Art of Paper-Folding for by Master Sugoi PDF

By Master Sugoi

Grasp Sugoi's origami as a rule gains classical figures, animals, creatures, and layout, yet Pornogami exhibits a brand new aspect of his expertise. a section of pornogami folded within the correct surroundings, he came across, can produce smiles and laughter in a manner that no butterfly or fowl ever may well. Shapes comprise a number of erotic physique elements, together with the fantastic 3-D penis. those that have mastered the process can produce their very own grownup objets d'art, however the book's basic, step by step directions aid even the creatively challenged to remodel a colorless piece of paper right into a saucy shock.

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