Forever Changed: A Journey in Jericho

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Ancient Israel: Before God led His people into their promised land, He warned them through Moses not to follow the corrupt ways of neighboring nations. Somewhere within the house a door slammed. Gran, 1829, 1832) and another, associated with Richard Osvald, appeared at Trnava in 1928. Seized by the Spirit of the Lord—i.e., ecstatically inspired—he began his campaign with a vow to sacrifice the first person he saw upon his return home as a burnt offering to Yahweh.

Queenmaker: A Novel of King David's Queen (Recent Picador

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When asked whether he considered himself as belonging to the majority, he said frankly that he didn't think so; unless the folly of voicing this view in a company, so utterly unable to appreciate all its horror, could be regarded as the first symptom of his own fate. Survey research in every decade finds 90% of the citizenry believing in some sort of God. San Bernardino, Roseburg, Navy Yard, Charleston, Isla Vista—nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing.

Faith of My Fathers (Chronicles of the Kings #4)

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If my comments on Disney's Pinocchio seem to be primarily negative, I wish to temper that impression by stating that in fact I find the film to be a remarkable technical achievement and a truly fascinating work. She also seeks to disrupt Blake's life in a way that will make him realize how shallow, cruel, and loveless it is, although she understands that it may be impossible to reach his humanity in any genuine way. ("I really don't want to harm you, I want to help you, but when I see your face it sometimes seems to me that I can't help you.") Miss Dent is surely transformed by the encounter.

The Divine Romance (Inspirational S)

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C.), more than 100 years after the Babylonian captivity under Nebuchadnezzar, and just over 50 years after Zerubbabel led the first group of exiles back to Jerusalem, many Jews still remained in Persia. Their behavior and their adherence to God's commandments determine the direction in which history will flow. Others suggest the "restrainer" is the Holy Spirit (Dake, 1963, p. 230). Their father, Gabriele Rossetti, was a political asylum seeker from Naples, and their mother, Frances Polidori, was the sister of Lord Byron's friend and physician, John William Polidori.

Mother of Faith (Daughters of Jerusalem #3)

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This troubling, mysterious story leaves few readers unmoved, and the tale is a regular favorite among students, who generally find its nightmarish premise and tight family focus gripping. Some truth there was, but dash'd and brew'd with lies; To please the fools, and puzzle all the wise. Such is the common cant. "And what are you reading, Miss — ?" "Oh! The Old Testament followed in successive parts, based on the Brescia Hebrew Bible (1494).

Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate: A Novel

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Jacinto tells him the cave is "used by [his] people," which suggests that somewhere in the underground cavern (perhaps in the hole that Jacinto so carefully blocks off from the priest) is the snake holy to his tribe. Butler also uses the work to parody some of the dreadful poetry of the time. The turning point in the Hebrew drama's attitude to society was the euphoric mentality that overtook Israel after the sweeping victory in the Six-Day War (1967).

The Gilded Chamber : A Novel of Queen Esther

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The Law of Moses was both a civil and religious code. Whereas Carlyle denigrated the symbols of the Catholic Church (142-45), however, Cather uses the symbols of the Church—the Martyr, the Rock, the Virgin Mary, the Holy Mother—to give body and experience to the shadows of the mythic and historical past, thus transforming unconscious archetypes into conscious art. Qohelet stands in sharp contrast to the conventional wisdom schools. The daughter of an impoverished General, has just returned from her honeymoon with Jørgen Tesman, an aspiring young academic - reliable but uninteresting.

Three Days: A Mother's Story (Carlson, Melody)

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It's not the parts of the Bible that I don't understand that bother me, it's the parts I do understand. In an attempt to escape, the Duchess and Antonio concoct a story that Antonio has swindled her out of her fortune and has to flee into exile. Chaucer was following in the footsteps of Dante in his attempt to form vernacular English into a poetic language able to stand beside the language of Virgil and the classics. But she remained with it in her hand looking at me as though she were piously gloating over something she could read in my face. ``Oh, that Rita, that Rita,'' she murmured. ``And you, too!

Runaways: The Long Journey Home

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The trackers arrive at the spring and make camp for the night. General exhortations to prayer and right conduct are followed by the conclusion of the letter with its list of greetings. Yossi Avni (a pseudonym) published stories (Gan ha-Eẓim ha-Metim, "The Garden of the Dead Trees," 1995) and novels (Arba'ah Aḥim, "Four Brothers," 1998; Doda Farhumah lo Hayetah Zonah, "Auntie Farhuma Wasn't a Whore After All," 2002) depicting homosexual relations, as have Ilan Schoenfeld (Rak Attah, "Only You," 1998), Motti Auerbuch (Elohim Nekheh Me'ah Aḥuz, "God Is One Hundred Percent Disabled," 2003), Yossi Waxman (Alexandria Yakirati, "Dear Alexandria," 1988; Liebchen, 2004) and Dan Shavit (Pitom Ra'iti Oto, "Suddenly I Saw Him," 2004).

Leah (People of the Promise)

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It's the Beast and mark of the beast scheme. The romantic tradition was fused with American pop culture or European influences in the adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan by F. Blunt to learn that the words issuing from her lips had awakened in me the visual perception of a dark-skinned, hard-driven lady's maid with tarnished eyes; even of the tireless Rose handing me my hat while breathing out the enigmatic words: ``Madame should listen to her heart.'' A wave from the atmosphere of another house rolled in, overwhelming and fiery, seductive and cruel, through the Blunt vibration, bursting through it as through tissue paper and filling my heart with sweet murmurs and distracting images, till it seemed to break, leaving an empty stillness in my breast.