History

Our Journey to Sinai

Author: Agnes Bensly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: History

Page: 192

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This book of 1896 recounts the journey undertaken by a party of scholars to transcribe the Sinai Palimpsest in 1893.
Arabian Peninsula

Journey Through Arabia Petraea

Author: Léon Emmanuel Simon Joseph marquis de Laborde

Publisher:

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Category: Arabian Peninsula

Page: 331

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Religion

Numbers

Author: John Sturdy

Publisher: CUP Archive

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Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 105

Like the other Cambridge Bible Commentary volumes, this contains an introduction followed by the texts of the N.E.B. translation divided into sections. Each section of the text is followed by the commentary upon it. Mr Surdy discusses the the content, structure and authorship of the book, pointing to material from two distinct periods: 500-400 BC and some 500 years earlier.
Social Science

Researches in Sinai

Author: William Matthew Flinders Petrie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 450

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A 1906 account of archaeological work in the Sinai Peninsula, notably at Serabit el-Khadim, where the Proto-Sinaitic script was discovered.
Religion

Entering Torah

Author: Reuven Hammer

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

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Category: Religion

Page: 310

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For the believing Jew today, no less than for those in the past, the study of the weekly Torah portion is a religious experience. For this reason it is customary to consider the section along with its traditional commentaries. It is important to know not only what the Torah meant when it was written, but also what it has meant within Judaism since then. It is also important for intellectual honesty to distinguish between the two. Moderns also have the advantage of using the results of linguistic studies and comparative studies of other ancient texts as well as archaeological finds to help us better understand the text. The Torah reflects an entire worldview concerning the nature of God and of human beings, the task of Israel and the way in which we are to live. Thus it is an ancient text that is ever new and always renewing itself. One studies it not only to learn what was, but also to discover what we are and how we are to live. These prefaces are meant to complement and enrich your study of the portion by pointing out important ideas found therein and raising problems and questions for consideration. Enter into the Torah text with this insightful companion and experience the full impact of the age-old and totally new weekly portion