By John J. Pilch

The duty of studying the Bible — which used to be written by means of and to humans residing in very diverse cultural contexts from modern Western society — can appear enormous. the other can also be actual: humans can simply disregard that learning the Bible is a kind of cross-cultural come upon, in its place interpreting their very own cultural assumptions into biblical texts.In A Cultural instruction manual to the Bible John Pilch bridges this cultural divide via translating very important social innovations and using them to biblical texts. in brief, obtainable chapters Pilch discusses sixty-three issues with regards to the cosmos, the earth, people, relatives, language, human realization, God and the spirit global, and leisure. Pilch's clean interpretations of the Bible problem conventional perspectives and discover subject matters frequently missed in commentaries. every one bankruptcy concludes with a listing of helpful references from cultural anthropology or bible study, making this ebook an exceptional source for...

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Parthey, S. 128 .. 11 & p. 72 ed. Dindorf. 11 6 cf. 0 "'Ilxtip~o; 6ao~ arll6o; ölllfLOlv Xli, 14 Rerm. Tr. ed. P. u. ibid. xn, 1. Mlmard, Revue des deux Mondes 1866, n, 892 ft'. halt iälschlich Agathodlmon f1lr gleichbedeutend mit Kneph und meint ebenfalls unrichtig, in dem hermetischen Tractate "aber das Allgemeine an Tat" sei damit ausnahmsweise der bekannte AmmoruulJ Saccas gemeint, der seine Lehren auch nie aufgeschrieben habe. 11 7 X, 5 ed. Parthey. U 8 Epitome divin. lnst. 14. • 3 35 wenig Leute von tiefer Erkenntniss nach der Ansicht des Trismegist gegeben, unter denen aber ständen seine V orfah,ren Uranus, Saturn und Merclll' obenan.

B. dass Henoch 180 Städte, darunter Orohe, d. i. Edessa gegründet habe. In dem schon mehrfach erwähnten Machwerke des Ibn WabSiya sehen wir auch ein unenträthselbares Alphabet, das der Engel Gabriel angeblich dem Henoch heruntergebracht hat 4 • Auf Adam hatte ja nach dem Fihrist und einer Tradition 5 Got~ zehn Rollen, auf Seth fünfzehn, auf Enoch dreissig 6 herabgesandt. Nach Sprenger . enthält übrigens ein in England herausgegebenes Buch des Henoch nur "cynische Kapuzinerpredigten", und Chronicon syriacum, ed.

11 6 ZDMG. 1871, 387. 11 7 Aus arab. Balinüs = Apollonius v. Tyana, 'cf. Sprenger, Leben u. Lehre des Muhammad I, 345, od. Asqlebiänüs = Asldepios. Ab kürz u n gen: Br. Wb. - Brugsch, Hieroglyphisch-demotisches Wörterbuch. Rev. arch. n. S. Revue arcbeologique,' nouvelle 8eri~, H. Tr. = Hermes Trismegist. Z. = Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache u. Alterthumskunde, herausgegeben von R. Lepsius. ZDMG. = Zeitder deutschen morgenländischen Gesellschaft. NACHTRAG. Von Seite 12-17 ist die lehrreiche Inschrift des Steines im British zu vergleichen, welche Goodwin, Upon.

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