Bible Commentary
Adam and Eve Were Not Naked
Adam and Eve Were Not Naked
Paperback      ISBN: 1419635395

After reading this stunning nonfiction book, which was featured in Allure Magazines December 22, 2006 issue, you will realize that lies are the deadliest sins in our lives. To believe the words of these Evangelists, will surely cause you to die; it is astonishing how much they lie to us about God. The Churches deceived the whole world, and are now responsible for teaching us Eve ate the "Apple," although this was never written in the Bible. Believing in lies about God caused Adam, Eve and all of us to become "naked" (unprotected), and exposed to death. Death entered into our world, because Eve ate (believed) the words of someone who lied to her about God; they called him "Satan". Would you trust another liar to teach you about God? The story Garden of Eden is a parable that teaches us not to (eat) believe in forbidden words like the preachers who constantly lie to us about God.

Christ was Not a Jew

Again the author Delroy Marshall did a remarkable job proving Christ was not a Jew. The Bible makes us understand that Christ died because he opposed Jewish laws. According to the Bible, God sent his Son to free his chosen people, the Israelites from the teaching of Jewish religion and their tradition. We still allow these so called Evangelists to teach us Christ was a Jew. King of the Jews was only a sign nailed to the cross by law to show people the charge that was brought against him. In other words, many false witnesses testified against Christ but none of their charges could hold up against him. He preached so much about the coming of his father's Kingdom, that it was the only thing they could use against him. If any King opposed Caesar, it was the law for them to be put to death. Mark 15v26, the written notice of the false charge brought against this innocent man was "King of the Jews" which was not a title given to him but a criminal charge brought against him, which is "treason" and he had be crucified for it. The Jews knew that he was not a member of their religion and asked Pilate to remove the sign, "King of the Jews" from the cross but he refused. Judaism is a religious organization and not a nationality. The only way to become a Jew is to follow Jewish customs. According to the Bible, Christ was not a part of Judaism and fought against their religious laws and practices, that enslaved and misled the people of Israel physically and mentally, he spent his entire ministry preaching to the people of Israel "not" to believe in Judaism the religious organization that killed him. How then could Jesus be a Jew? The Bible teaches us that Christ is the Son of God; and was not a member of the Jewish religion; it is impossible for him to be related to any of us, he is from heaven. His Kingdom is the one that was promised to come. Although the author doesn't have a PhD or study theology many who have these credentials have read his book and have agreed that what he wrote is true.

Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture After Genetic Science
Adam and the Genome
Reading Scripture After Genetic Science
Paperback      ISBN: 158743394x

Genomic science indicates that humans descend not from an individual pair but from a large population. What does this mean for the basic claim of many Christians: that humans descend from Adam and Eve?
Leading evangelical geneticist Dennis Venema and popular New Testament scholar Scot McKnight combine their expertise to offer informed guidance and answers to questions pertaining to evolution, genomic science, and the historical Adam. Some of the questions they explore include:

- Is there credible evidence for evolution?
- Do we descend from a population or are we the offspring of Adam and Eve?
- Does taking the Bible seriously mean rejecting recent genomic science?
- How do Genesis's creation stories reflect their ancient Near Eastern context, and how did Judaism understand the Adam and Eve of Genesis?
- Doesn't Paul's use of Adam in the New Testament prove that Adam was a historical individual?

The authors address up-to-date genomics data with expert commentary from both genetic and theological perspectives, showing that genome research and Scripture are not irreconcilable. Foreword by Tremper Longman III and afterword by Daniel Harrell.

Africa Bible Commentary
Africa Bible Commentary
2nd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0310291879

The Africa Bible Commentary is a unique publishing event--the first one-volume Bible commentary produced in Africa by African theologians to meet the needs of African pastors, students, and lay leaders. Interpreting and applying the Bible in the light of African culture and realities, it furnishes powerful and relevant insights into the biblical text that transcend Africa in their significance. The Africa Bible Commentary gives a section-by-section interpretation that provides a contextual, readable, affordable, and immensely useful guide to the entire Bible. Readers around the world will benefit from and appreciate the commentary's fresh insights and direct style that engage both heart and mind. Key features: - Produced by African biblical scholars, in Africa, for Africa--and for the world - Section-by-section interpretive commentary and application - More than 70 special articles dealing with topics of key importance in to ministry in Africa today, but that have global implications - 70 African contributors from both English- and French-speaking countries - Transcends the African context with insights into the biblical text and the Christian faith for readers worldwide

After One-Hundred-And-Twenty: Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition
After One-Hundred-And-Twenty
Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition
Hardcover      ISBN: 0691149747

A deeply personal look at death, mourning, and the afterlife in Jewish tradition

After One-Hundred-and-Twenty provides a richly nuanced and deeply personal look at Jewish attitudes and practices regarding death, mourning, and the afterlife as they have existed and evolved from biblical times to today. Taking its title from the Hebrew and Yiddish blessing to live to a ripe old age--Moses is said to have been 120 years old when he died--the book explores how the Bible's original reticence about an afterlife gave way to views about personal judgment and reward after death, the resurrection of the body, and even reincarnation. It examines Talmudic perspectives on grief, burial, and the afterlife, shows how Jewish approaches to death changed in the Middle Ages with thinkers like Maimonides and in the mystical writings of the Zohar, and delves into such things as the origins of the custom of reciting Kaddish for the deceased and beliefs about encountering the dead in visions and dreams.

After One-Hundred-and-Twenty is also Hillel Halkin's eloquent and disarmingly candid reflection on his own mortality, the deaths of those he has known and loved, and the comfort he has and has not derived from Jewish tradition.

After One-Hundred-And-Twenty: Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition
After One-Hundred-And-Twenty
Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition
Paperback      ISBN: 0691181160

A deeply personal look at death, mourning, and the afterlife in Jewish tradition

After One-Hundred-and-Twenty provides a richly nuanced and deeply personal look at Jewish attitudes and practices regarding death, mourning, and the afterlife as they have existed and evolved from biblical times to today. Taking its title from the Hebrew and Yiddish blessing to live to a ripe old age--Moses is said to have been 120 years old when he died--the book explores how the Bible's original reticence about an afterlife gave way to views about personal judgment and reward after death, the resurrection of the body, and even reincarnation. It examines Talmudic perspectives on grief, burial, and the afterlife, shows how Jewish approaches to death changed in the Middle Ages with thinkers like Maimonides and in the mystical writings of the Zohar, and delves into such things as the origins of the custom of reciting Kaddish for the deceased and beliefs about encountering the dead in visions and dreams.

After One-Hundred-and-Twenty is also Hillel Halkin's eloquent and disarmingly candid reflection on his own mortality, the deaths of those he has known and loved, and the comfort he has and has not derived from Jewish tradition.

All the Angels in the Bible
All the Angels in the Bible
Paperback      ISBN: 1565631986

The classic "All" series books have graced the shelves of pastors, students, and laypeople alike for decades. "All the Angels in the Bible" continues in the series' tradition of offering a faithful and comprehensive treatment of biblical subjects.

"This is a book of angel stories. It describes in detail angelic encounters with men and women through thousands of years--from our first parents, Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden, to the last words of angels spoken to the apostle John during his imprisonment on the remote island of Patmos. This is about all the angels in the Bible, their nature, and their ministry."
--from the preface

Lockyer shows us that the Bible speaks clearly about angels. He lists every biblical reference to angels and describes the angels of the Old Testament and the angels of the New Testament. Through angels, God has provided for centuries of believers. Lockyer's book encourages us that god will continue this provision.

All the People in the Bible: An A-Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
All the People in the Bible
An A-Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Paperback      ISBN: 0802824544
"More than any other book, the Bible offers an amazing collection of fascinating characters ranging from the holiest of the holy to some of the most depraved scoundrels imaginable. Many are mentioned only in passing, yet history and archaeology can often fill in the blanks and flesh them out as exciting human beings. For this reason we have in many cases been able to tell much more about them than the Bible alone reveals."
-- Richard R. Losch (from the preface)A comprehensive gathering of persons found in the Bible, including the Apocrypha, All the People in the Bible really delivers on its title: literally all of the Bible's characters appear in this fascinating reference work. From the first article on Aaron to the final entry on Zophar, Richard Losch details each person in a lively narrative style.The bulk of the book consists of Losch's A-Z articles covering the familiar and the not-so-familiar figures in Scripture. Names of people who are found only in genealogies or who had no significant effect on history are included solely in the alphabetical listing starting on page 452. That listing, "All the People in the Bible and Apocrypha," includes pronunciations, brief identifications, and biblical references. Persons covered in greater detail in the main part of the book are identified in bold print.Losch's intriguing look at all the people in the Bible is anything but a dry reference work. This is a book to dip into and enjoy over and over.
Allegorical Readers and Cultural Revision in Ancient Alexandria
Allegorical Readers and Cultural Revision in Ancient Alexandria
Hardcover      ISBN: 0520071026

Allegorical readings of literary or religious texts always begin as counterreadings, starting with denial or negation, challenging the literal sense: "You have read the text this way, but I will read it differently." David Dawson insists that ancient allegory is best understood not simply as a way of reading texts, but as a way of using non-literal readings to reinterpret culture and society. Here he describes how some ancient pagan, Jewish, and Christian interpreters used allegory to endorse, revise, and subvert competing Christian and pagan world views.

This reassessment of allegorical reading emphasizes socio-cultural contexts rather than purely formal literary features, opening with an analysis of the pagan use of etymology and allegory in the Hellenistic world and pagan opposition to both techniques. The remainder of the book presents three Hellenistic religious writers who each typify distinctive models of allegorical interpretation: the Jewish exegete Philo, the Christian Gnostic Valentinus, and the Christian Platonist Clement. The study engages issues in the fields of classics, history of Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism, literary criticism and theory, and more broadly, critical theory and cultural criticism.

Along the Road: How Jesus Used Geography to Tell God's Story
Along the Road
How Jesus Used Geography to Tell God's Story
Paperback      ISBN: 1627077324

Jesus's teaching gains fresh relevance through this fascinating study of Bible stories separated by centuries, but related by shared geography. In Along the Road, John Beck delves into the conversations that would naturally occur if you had walked with Jesus along a first-century road. Journey with Beck as he weaves the Old Testament context of each locale into Jesus's experience there, and discover how these easily overlooked geographical and cultural details can enhance your understanding of God's Word.

Altes Testament Und Judentum Im Frühwerk Rudolf Bultmanns
Altes Testament Und Judentum Im Frühwerk Rudolf Bultmanns
Other    Hardcover      ISBN: 3110142015

Die Reihe Beihefte zur Zeitschrift f r die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZNW) ist eine der renommiertesten internationalen Buchreihen zur neutestamentlichen Wissenschaft. Seit 1923 publiziert sie wegweisende Forschungsarbeiten zum fr hen Christentum und angrenzenden Themengebieten. Die Reihe ist historisch-kritisch verankert und steht neuen methodischen Ans tzen, die unser Verst ndnis des Neuen Testaments bef rdern, gleichfalls offen gegen ber.