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The Rational Bible: Exodus SAMPLE

Enjoy a FREE SAMPLE of the new book The Rational Bible: Exodus by Dennis Prager!Why do so many people think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is outdated? Why do our friends and neighbors – and sometimes we ourselves – dismiss the Bible as irrelevant, irrational, immoral, or all of these things? This explanation of the Book of Exodus, the second book of the Bible, will demonstrate that the Bible is not only powerfully relevant to today’s issues, but completely consistent with rational thought.Do you think the Bible permitted the trans-Atlantic slave trade? You won’t after reading this book.Do you struggle to love your parents? If you do, you need this book.Do you doubt the existence of God because belief in God is “irrational?” This book will give you reason after reason to rethink your doubts.The title of this commentary is, “The Rational Bible” because its approach is entirely reason-based. The reader is never asked to accept anything on faith alone. As Prager says, “If something I write does not make rational sense, I have not done my job.”The Rational Bible is the fruit of Dennis Prager’s forty years of teaching the Bible to people of every faith, and no faith. On virtually every page, you will discover how the text relates to the contemporary world and to your life.

Christ in the Psalms: 30 Daily Devotions from the Hebrew Hymnal

The Book of Psalms is known as the Bible’s songbook or the Hebrew hymnal. Jesus knew all 150 psalms intimately because they spoke of Him, as all the Scriptures speak of Him. Jesus said, “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me” (John 5:39).Jon J. Cardwell has been writing daily devotional thoughts for years, first for his own understanding and blessing, and later, offering them to the congregations he served as pastor.If you have not yet cultivated a daily devotional life, this book is a simple way to get started. If you already spend time in prayerful meditation upon the Scriptures, these 30 devotional thoughts from select psalms will be a blessing to you in exalting the Lord Jesus Christ from the psalms. They will bring you a new level of intimacy with Christ, and help you unleash a new passion for who Christ is in your life because of what He has done.Grab your copy today!

Job, Boethius, and Epic Truth

Calling into question the common assumption that the Middle Ages produced no secondary epics, Ann W. Astell here revises a key chapter in literary history. She examines the connections between the Book of Job and Boethius' s Consolation of Philosophy—texts closely associated with each other in the minds of medieval readers and writers—and demonstrates that these two works served as a conduit for the tradition of heroic poetry from antiquity through the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance. As she traces the complex influences of classical and biblical texts on vernacular literature, Astell offers provocative readings of works by Dante, Chaucer, Spenser, Malory, Milton, and many others.Astell looks at the relationship between the historical reception of the epic and successive imitative forms, showing how Boethius's Consolation and Johan biblical commentaries echo the allegorical treatment of" epic truth" in the poems of Homer and Virgil, and how in turn many works classified as "romance" take Job and Boethius as their models. She considers the influences of Job and Boethius on hagiographic romance, as exemplified by the stories of Eustace, Custance, and Griselda; on the amatory romances of Abelard and Heloise, Dante and Beatrice, and Troilus and Criseyde; and on the chivalric romances of Martin of Tours, Galahad, Lancelot, and Redcrosse. Finally, she explores an encyclopedic array of interpretations of Job and Boethius in Milton's Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes.

Fear and Loathing in the North: Jews and Muslims in Medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region

Due to the scarcity of sources regarding actual Jewish and Muslim communities and settlements, there has until now been little work on either the perception of or encounters with Muslims and Jews in medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region. The volume provides the reader with the possibility to appreciate and understand the complexity of Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations in the North.

a??Toraha??Genesis Parashat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28a??50:26): The First Book of Moses, Commonly Called Genesis,Volume 12 of all 12 volumes.Visually brings scripture to life for you.

This book is the vol.12.Vol.1 Bereshit Gen. 1:1–6:8 God creates the heavens, the world and Sabbath. A snake convinces Eve, who then invites Adam, to eat the fruit of tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which God had forbidden to them.So God curses them and expels them from the Garden of Eden.One of their sons, Cain, becomes the first murderer, killing his brother Abel out of jealousy.Adam and Eve have other children, whose descendants populate the Earth.Each generation becomes more and more degenerate until God, despairing, decides to destroy humanity.Vol.2 Noach Gen. 6:9–11:32The parashah tells the stories of the Flood and Noah's Ark, of Noah's subsequent drunkenness and cursing of Canaan, and of the Tower of Babel.Vol.3 Lekh Lekha Gen. 12:1–17:27The parashah tells the stories of God's calling of Abram , Abram's passing off his wife Sarai as his sister, Abram's dividing the land with his nephew Lot, the war between the four kings and the five, the covenant between the pieces, Sarai's tensions with her maid Hagar and Hagar's son Ishmael, and the covenant of circumcision.Vol.4 Vayera Gen. 18:1–22:24The parashah tells the stories of Abraham's three visitors, Abraham's bargaining with God over Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot's two visitors, Lot's bargaining with the Sodomites, the flight of Lot, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, how Lot's daughters became pregnant by their father, how Abraham once again passed off his wife Sarah as his sister, the birth of Isaac, the expulsion of Hagar, disputes over wells, and the binding of Isaac.Vol.5 Chayyei Sarah Gen. 23:1–25:18The parashah tells the stories of Abraham's negotiations to purchase a burial place for his wife Sarah and his servant's mission to find a wife for Abraham's son Isaac.Vol.6 Toledot Gen. 25:19–28:9The parashah tells of the conflict between Jacob and Esau, Isaac's passing off his wife Rebekah as his sister, and Isaac's blessing of his sons.Vol.7 Vayetzei Gen. 28:10–32:2The parashah tells of Jacob's travels to, life in, and return from Haran. The parashah recounts Jacob's dream of a ladder to heaven, Jacob's meeting of Rachel at the well, Jacob's time working for Laban and living with Rachel and Leah, the birth of Jacob's children, and the departure of Jacob's family from Laban.Vol.8 Vayishlach Gen. 32:3–36:43In the parashah, Jacob reconciles with Esau after wrestling with a "man". The prince Shechem rapes Dinah, whose brothers sack the city of Shechem in revenge. In the family's subsequent flight, Rachel gives birth to Benjamin and dies in childbirth.Vol.9 Vayeshev Gen. 37–40The parashah tells the stories of how Jacob's other sons sold Joseph into captivity in Egypt, how Judah wronged his daughter-in-law Tamar who then tricked him into fulfilling his oath, and how Joseph served Potiphar and was imprisoned when falsely accused of assaulting Potiphar's wife.Vol.10 Miketz Gen. 41:1–44:17The parashah tells of Joseph's interpretation of Pharaoh's dreams, Joseph's rise to power in Egypt, and Joseph's testing of his brothers.Vol.11 Vayigash Gen. 44:18–47:27 In the parashah, Judah pleads on behalf of his brother Benjamin, Joseph reveals himself to his brothers, Jacob comes down to Egypt, and Joseph's administration of Egypt saves lives but transforms all the Egyptians into bondmen.Vol.12 Vayechi Gen. 47:28–50:26The parashah tells of Jacob's request for burial in Canaan, Jacob's blessing of Joseph's sons Ephraim and Manasseh, Jacob's blessing of his sons, Jacob's death and burial, and Joseph's death.

a??Old Testamenta??The First Book of Moses, Commonly Called Genesis,Volume 3 of all 12 volumes: This book makes it possible to read the Old Testament as if ... Old Testament Book of Genesis with image

【Old Testament】The First Book of Moses, Commonly Called GenesisThis book is the volume 3 of all 11 volumes.The purpose of this bookAwakening to live with GodAwakening to you honoring GodAwakening to the right path of GodFeatures of this bookNumber of images: 1600 or moreBible source: World English BibleMany masterpiecesExpected effect of this bookReaders can read the Bible visuallyReaders can imaginatively read the BibleReaders can be strongly conscious of GodThe Book of Genesis, 
the first book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament, 
is an account of the creation of the world, 
the early history of humanity, 
Israel's ancestors, 
and the origins of the Jewish people. Contents of all 12 volumesVolume 1 Parashat Bereshit (Genesis 1:1–6:8)Volume 2 Parashat Noach (Genesis 6:9–11:32)Volume 3 Parashat Lekh Lekha (Genesis 12:1–17:27)Volume 4 Parashat Vayera (Genesis 18:1–22:24)Volume 5 Parashat Chayyei Sarah (Genesis 23:1–25:18)Volume 6 Parashat Toledot (Genesis 25:19–28:9)Volume 7 Parashat Vayetzei (Genesis 28:10–32:3)Volume 8 Parashat Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4–36:43)Volume 9 Parashat Vayeshev (Genesis 37–40)Volume 10 Parashat Miketz (Genesis 41:1–44:17)Volume 11 Parashat Vayigash (Genesis 44:18–47:27) Volume 12 Parashat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28–50:26)