Song of Abraham

Song of Abraham
Author: Ellen Gunderson Traylor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2003-02-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 097002746X

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This novel unfolds the tumultuous saga of the father of both Jews and Arabs, and the spiritual father of Christians. Abraham, prince of Ur, left behind the greatest civilization of his day to follow words of promise with deeds of faith. This richly colorful novel portrays a man of strength, will, and purpose who remains unparalleled in history.

Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham

Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham
Author: Andrei A. Orlov
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-08-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781107470996

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The Apocalypse of Abraham is a vital source for understanding both Jewish apocalypticism and mysticism. Written anonymously soon after the destruction of the Second Jerusalem Temple, the text envisions heaven as the true place of worship and depicts Abraham as an initiate of celestial priesthood. Andrei A. Orlov focuses on the central rite of the Abraham story – the scapegoat ritual that receives a striking eschatological reinterpretation in the text. He demonstrates that the development of the sacerdotal traditions in the Apocalypse of Abraham, along with a cluster of Jewish mystical motifs, represents an important transition from Jewish apocalypticism to the symbols of early Jewish mysticism. In this way, Orlov offers unique insight into the complex world of the Jewish sacerdotal debates in the early centuries of the Common Era. The book will be of interest to scholars of early Judaism and Christianity, Old Testament studies, and Jewish mysticism and magic.

Slave Songs of the United States

Slave Songs of the United States
Author: William Francis Allen,Charles Pickard Ware,Lucy McKim Garrison
Publsiher: Applewood Books
Total Pages: 115
Release: 1996
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781557094346

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Originally published in 1867, this book is a collection of songs of African-American slaves. A few of the songs were written after the emancipation, but all were inspired by slavery. The wild, sad strains tell, as the sufferers themselves could, of crushed hopes, keen sorrow, and a dull, daily misery, which covered them as hopelessly as the fog from the rice swamps. On the other hand, the words breathe a trusting faith in the life after, to which their eyes seem constantly turned.

The Apocalypse of Abraham in Its Ancient and Medieval Contexts

The Apocalypse of Abraham in Its Ancient and Medieval Contexts
Author: Amy Paulsen-Reed
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2021-11-22
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9789004430624

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This book examines the multiple contexts for the pseudepigraphal Apocalypse of Abraham, including the ancient Jewish milieu in which it was originally written and its medieval Christian Slavic setting.

My Teenage Dream Ended

My Teenage Dream Ended
Author: Farrah Abraham
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-12-12
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798631745544

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Farrah Abraham's life has been front-and-center in the entertainment industry for years. Beginning with her debut on the hit series 16 and Pregnant, the young starlet has had her ups and downs splashed in the media. But there is a whole new side to every coin and Farrah's commitment to getting the most out of life for her and her daughter Sophia has made her more than a television icon.The brunette beauty's behind-the-scenes memoir is an expressive and emotional rollercoaster that will leave you commending her strength and dedication to her daughter. Read the debut novel that launched Farrah Abraham into the literary world and won her a spot on the New York Times bestseller list. See the true story behind what they don't tell you on TV. Prologue My teenage dream ended when I was seventeen. All it took was a phone call. One phone call, and my dream was gone forever.Up until that moment, I had it all. I was confident, popular, a cheerleader. Best of all, I was crazy in love. The Real Thing. We were lovers and best friends. When we were together, the rest of the world melted away. Sure we had plenty of drama. We made love, fought and broke up, then made up and made love again.Even when I accidentally got pregnant, I was convinced that everything would work out in the end. We were meant to be together. We wanted to get married and have children. It was just happening sooner than we had planned.Then a friend's voice on the phone changed everything."Derek died in a car wreck last night."Just like that, my teenage dream ended.

The Apocalypse of Abraham

The Apocalypse of Abraham
Author: George Herbert Box
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2017-06-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781387041763

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Considered by many to be 'the last important product of the Apocalyptic movement', The Apocalypse of Abraham is an apocryphon, a work that belongs to a body of prophetic Abrahamic literature flourishing about the time of Christ. The text details the Destruction of the Temple and thus was written after 70 AD. It is considered part of the Apocalyptic literature but not regarded as authoritative scripture.

Abraham Ancient Future Bible Study Experience Scripture through Lectio Divina

Abraham  Ancient Future Bible Study  Experience Scripture through Lectio Divina
Author: Stephen J. Binz
Publsiher: Brazos Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-01-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1441214429

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Ancient-Future Bible Study incorporates contemporary study of the Bible with an experience of the church's most ancient way of reading Scripture, lectio divina. This time-honored practice consists of five basic movements: biblical study (lectio), reflection (meditatio), prayer (oratio), discernment (contemplatio), and contemplative action (operatio). In six clearly written volumes, bestselling author Stephen Binz helps readers study the Bible in a way that leads to spiritual transformation and brings them closer to God. Binz leads readers in a vivid study of key biblical characters, including Abraham, Paul, Peter, David, the women of the Torah, and the women of the Gospels. He shows all Christians who desire to have a transforming experience with the inspired Word of God how studying Scripture through lectio divina can enrich their discipleship. This ecumenical Bible study, designed for use by individuals or groups, includes questions for personal reflection and suggested action. Each volume includes leader's notes for guiding a study over the course of six sessions.

Abraham Father of Atheism

Abraham Father of Atheism
Author: Mohammed Musa
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2015-07-30
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781499043662

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Dear non-believer, I like that when the infuriating alarm clock yells “Wake up, there’s a challenge waiting for you today”, rousing you from a pleasant dream, you do not smash it. You simply slap the off button and head to work. Let’s establish this: Your boss doesn’t care how you view your alarm clock. He or she only cares that you show up at work on time with a smile on your face. Saying, “Scientists have figured it out ... There is no god; and there is no need for one,” is common nowadays to counter Christians, Muslims and Jews, who turn up saying, “Wake up, atheist. There’s a challenge waiting for you in the afterlife.” Unfortunately, that response can be illogical: Ask any scientist, “Is the scientific community sure there is no creator?” and the likely answer will be, “No, we are only about 99% sure. Anyone could be wrong, as Richard Dawkins said.” The common response makes you a 1% gambler and frames you as defending personal conclusions instead of facts. It makes sense to defend statements such as that DNA decides biological characteristics such as eye and skin color and that chimps are our biological cousins, because these are facts. However, defending the statement “There is no creator”; after reading Adam’s story has nothing to do with defending facts. The only fact in the Adam story is that if we have a creator, he paid no attention to science while introducing himself to our ancestors. Instead, he preferred to focus on teaching them how to overcome the challenges of life. There are atheists who believe in science, but do not use it as the base of their arguments, they say “We don’t care when there is no evidence.” Be careful using this kind of reasoning. It is true that sometimes the problem is that there is no evidence. But sometimes, the problem is that there is no desire to see the evidence. There is a story about a police officer who released a murderer despite having video of him committing the crime. What was the officer’s rationale for dismissing the evidence you might ask. “It was made by the victim”;. Maybe the difference is little between the police officer and atheists who label the books, in which the Abraham story and the Mary story are written, as man-made rather than possible evidence or product of divine intervention. The troubling situation, if you’ll allow me to call it so, is easy to solve. Do you remember what we established about your boss? Think about it ... The creator, if he does exist, should not be less understanding or less open-minded than your boss. So what if you view todays Christians, Muslims and Jews as infuriating alarm clocks? What you should care about is leaving this world with a wide, confident smile similar to the smile of a confident employee when he or she says, “Good morning”; to their colleagues and boss. I am aware that you don’t deem books worth reading, unless their titles are such as ‘God Is Not Great’; or ‘God Is So Bad’, but I kindly ask you to make an exception. I want to draw that confident smile on your face. Considering the ignorance of contemporary Christians, Muslims and Jews, nothing should be easier than drawing that smile. Always remember that there is 1% probability that a creator does exist. It is not good form for you to look disoriented if the Creator says to you, “Okay, numb-skull, I appreciate your refusal to be a Christian, a Muslim or a Jew, but tell me: Why did you think I was less understanding and open-minded than your boss? Have I not made from an atheist a role model for you? What more did you want from me? Also, tell me why you have released me although I left in your hands books in which I admitted committing “crimes” against your kind?”