* A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK SPRING 2016 * When the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered, LAPD Detective Jessica Allen knows she's seen this MO before. A sadistic serial killer has been operating undetected for a decade, preying on lone female drivers who have broken down. The press dub the killer 'the Samaritan', but with no leads, the police investigation quickly grinds to a halt. That's when Carter Blake shows up to volunteer his services. He's a skilled manhunter who shares some uncomfortable similarities to the man Allen and her team are tracking. As the slaughter intensifies, Blake must find a way to stop it . . . even if it means bringing his own past crashing down on top of him. From the author of THE KILLING SEASON comes the thrilling new Carter Blake novel.
When the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered, LAPD Detective Jessica Allen knows she's seen this MO before. A sadistic serial killer has been operating undetected for a decade, preying on lone female drivers who have broken down. The press dub the killer 'the Samaritan', but with no leads, the police investigation quickly grinds to a halt. That's when Carter Blake shows up to volunteer his services. He's a skilled manhunter who shares some uncomfortable similarities to the man Allen and her team are tracking. As the slaughter intensifies, Blake must find a way to stop it . . . even if it means bringing his own past crashing down on top of him. From the author of THE KILLING SEASON comes the thrilling new Carter Blake novel.
From personal experience to the words and works of Jesus, this book is a help to all who struggle with the guilt of sin. Read how the debilitating guilt over sin is overcome in Jesus. This book will take you on a journey from the depths of sadness to the joy of forgiveness.
The Samaritan Pentateuch (SP) is the sacred scripture of the Samaritans, a tenacious religious community made famous by Jesus’ Good Samaritan story that persists to this day. Not so widely known is the impact of the SP outside the Samaritan community. Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in this scripture, as evidenced by several translations of the SP as well as reference in Qumran scroll studies to the SP or an SP-like tradition in an effort to describe some of the textual evidence present in the scrolls. This volume presents a general introduction to and overview of the SP, suitable for a course text and as a reference tool for the professional scholar.
This work, a translation of Bowman's 1967 'Samaritanisch Probleme', is provocative, causes rethinking of old problems, and includes a number of quite distinctive views on the Samaritans differing from commonly accepted positions. Religious Studies Review
From the introductory. For several years prior to my tour of Palestine in 1902, I had noted with interest the accounts, in books on biblical antiquities, of the Holy Scroll at Nablus. This manuscript, containing the Pentateuch, is believed to be the oldest manuscript in existence of any portion of the Bible. As the priests show it with great reluctance, and are supposed to exhibit it, even to their own people, only once a year, on the Day of Atonement, I was anxious that they should not substitute for it, at the time of my visit, the more recent parchment which on ordinary occasions they display. My friend, Mr. E. K. Warren, chairman of the World's Sunday-school Convention Committee of Arrangements, had visited Palestine the year before, and had seen the ancient scroll. He gave me a letter of introduction to the High Priest, written on his business letter-head, which rather formidable-looking document I found of service on --- my arrival in Nablus....
From the Publisher: As a kid, Kevin Hatch Easter never had it easy, growing up half Seneca Indian in a mostly white society. Following the tragic death of his parents when he was only nine, Hatch found himself living on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation with his shaman grandfather. But as an adult, hes found a job he believes in tracker for the Central Intelligence Agency and a wife, Karen, he cherishes. That life is shattered on a hot August night in New York City when a mob collection gone wrong leaves three people dead, Karen Easter among them. Just a few days later, police find the gunman dead, the murder weapon on him, and the criminal case is all but closed. Except someone doesn't buy it. Someone thinks the guilty parties are still out there. And that someone wants revenge.
Biography & Autobiography by Katheryn Maddox haddad
Read this amazing rags-to-riches story. His name is really Lazarus, but everyone calls him Zarus. His wealth is from a discovery of copper in a first-century desert. Everywhere he goes, people try to cheat him through lies, traps, and even murder. How can he maintain his integrity under such conditions? To complicate matters even more, he is a Samaritan who marries a Jewish young lady. Their mutual love of horses is what brings them together. Their mutual love for their two sons even in adulthood keeps them together. Along the way they meet Jesus through Zarus' sister, Istar, famously known as the "woman at the well". Events take place in Arabia, Idumea, Palestine, Samaria, China, India, and Persia. This is the story of the Good Samaritan and forty-five years of his life as he also lives through most of Jesus’ other parables. Zarus endures false imprisonment, a cruel indenturement, a mine collapse, a brutal sandstorm, an earthquake, an epidemic, and kidnapping. What is all the exhilaration and heartache for? What is life all about, especially when it is hard? Why are we here? Follow the suspense, romance, and adventure as Zarus and the love of his life, Jewish Devorah, sacrifice, persist, survive, rise and fall then rise one last time. The surprise ending is based on one of Jesus' last parables and will take your breath away.
Authoritative introduction to the Samaritan tradition from antiquity to the present Most people associate the term "Samaritan" exclusively with the New Testament stories about the Good Samaritan and the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well. Very few are aware that a small community of about 750 Samaritans still lives today in Palestine and Israel; they view themselves as the true Israelites, having resided in their birthplace for thousands of years and preserving unchanged the revelation given to Moses in the Torah. Reinhard Pummer, one of the world's foremost experts on Samaritanism, offers in this book a comprehensive introduction to the people identified as Samaritans in both biblical and nonbiblical sources. Besides analyzing the literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources, he examines the Samaritans' history, their geographical distribution, their version of the Pentateuch, their rituals and customs, and their situation today. There is no better book available on the subject.
"The Samaritan Chronicle" by Anonymous (translated by Oliver Turnbull Crane). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
This “absorbing” murder mystery “vividly illustrates daily Palestinian life” (Publishers Weekly). A member of the tiny but ancient Samaritan community has been murdered. The dead man controlled hundreds of millions of dollars of government money. And if the World Bank cannot locate it within the next several days, all aid money to the Palestinians will be cut off. Visiting Nablus, history teacher-turned-sleuth Omar Yussef must solve the murder and find the money, or all of his community will suffer . . . “Yussef, ever the historian, jumps at the chance to visit the Samaritan synagogue and learn more about their beliefs, but he is quickly engulfed in a murder investigation . . . As in The Collaborator of Bethlehem and A Grave in Gaza, Rees not only offers a perceptive look at complex international political issues but also helps us to understand those issues in the context of everyday lives—of Palestinians attempting to dodge bullets coming in all directions (from Israelis but also from rival factions within their own country) and carry on with the business of falling in love, marrying, raising children.”—Booklist, starred review
Traveling home through the desert a man falls prey to a couple of desperate thieves. They leave him beaten, bloody, and naked on the side of the road with no hope of survival. Thankfully, three different men notice his half dead body lying helpless in the sand. Unfortunately, only one of them chooses action over apathy and decides to risk everything to help this unfortunate stranger. Inspired By Luke 10:25-37 The Good Samaritan
This edition of MS London BL OR7562 and other related Mss., and the accompanying linguistic and philological study, discuss a Samaritan adaptation of Saadya’s Judeo-Arabic translation of the Pentateuch, its main characteristics and place among other early Medieval Arabic Bible translations.