In this book, first published in 1991, the prolific and innovative British biblical scholar Margaret Barker sets out to explore the origins and the afterlife of traditions about the Temple in Judaism. Using evidence from the deutero-canonical and pseudepigraphic texts, Qumran and rabbinic material, as well as early Christian texts and liturgies, she advances a host of radical and suggestive theories, including the following: 1. Apocalyptic writing was the temple tradition. 2. Temple buildings were aligned to establish a solar calendar, thus explaining the astronomical texts incorporated in 1 Enoch 3. The temple symbolism of priest and sanctuary antedated the Eden stories of Genesis. 4. The temple buildings depicted heaven and earth separated by a veil of created matter. 5. The throne visions, the basis of the later Merkavah mysticism, originated as high priestly sanctuary experiences, first attested in Isaiah but originating in the royal cult when king figures passed beyond the temple veil from earth into heaven, from immortality to the resurrected state, and then returned.
The evil sorcerer Markko has sworn to capture the last of Prince Llesho's brothers. If Markko succeeds, Llesho will not be able to save Thebin, or reopen the Gates of Heaven. As murder and dark magic threaten Llesho's alliances, he realizes his only chance lies in finding his brothers first. So begins a desperate hunt that will lead the prince from the slave market to a sea voyage fraught with perils, and an incredible discovery about the sorcerer who seems bent on his destruction.
This book is aimed at helping Christians to: 1. Have a victorious Christian life 2. Know how to live a life that will help them to make Heaven 3. Help the unbelievers to receive Salvation through Christ, in order to be able to enjoy God’s blessings and at the end of their lives make Heaven.
A complete and unabridged English translation of Abraham Cohen de Herrera's principal kabbalistic work, with an introduction to his life, works, and influence, and comprehensive notes on his kabbalistic and philosophical sources, by Kenneth Krabbenhoft.
Rabbi Shuchat tells of the emergence of Shaar Hashomayim as a congregation separate from the Spanish and Portuguese fold, the generation-long tension between the two congregations, and the rebellion that produced the Temple Emanuel. He describes the role of the Canadian government in the ups and downs of Jewish immigration and details the effects of world-wide anti-Semitism on the local community, as well as the struggle for Jewish educational rights that ultimately produced a real public school system in the province of Quebec. The student protest that almost paralysed the Passover festival and the day school crisis that almost split the congregation are recounted in detail, and the Pavilion of Judaism at Expo '67 is described. Weaving together individual stories and the history of the Shaar, Rabbi Shuchat demonstrates how the turbulence of the nineteenth century produced a twentieth-century Shaar and Montreal Jewish community that are second to none in tolerance and creativity.
He describes how the struggle for Jewish educational rights ultimately produced a real public school system in Quebec as well as other unsung achievements of Montreal Jewry - the Board of Jewish Ministers, the de Sola Club, the Religious Welfare Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Pavilion at Expo '67, and the Jewish Introduction Service."--BOOK JACKET.
Salvation outside the Catholic Church by Catherine Goddard Clarke
In a small midwestern community, the Society of St. Brendan maintains a retirement community for priests as well as a rapidly growing college. When the need for a new girls' dormitory means that the order's original building will be demolished, controversy arises. At the same time, the order's founder lies stricken in the infirmary, pitting retired priests against faculty as the community faces the need for new leadership.
In this adaptation of her bestselling book, The Daniel Prayer, Anne Graham Lotz unlocks a powerful pattern of prayer for claiming the promises of God. What is the secret to praying prayers that really "work"? In Storming the Gates of Heaven, a plan for praying effective prayers that God answers is presented through unpacking the ancient prayer of the prophet Daniel, a prayer that moved heaven and changed a nation and one that even today can deliver on God 's promises. It's a prayer birthed under pressure. Heartache. Grief. Desperation. It can be triggered by a sudden revelation of hope. Here is the secret to answered prayer, a promise freshly received, a miracle that lies just over the horizon.