Author: Cynthia Johnson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071778374
Release Date: 2012-12-18
Genre: Study Aids

Provides a review of all subjects covered in the general educational developments test, two comprehensive practice exams, and sample practice tests at the end of every section with answer explanations.

Magie und Raum

Author: Christoffer Theis
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161535561
Release Date: 2015-01-22
Genre: Religion

English summary: Was the individual in ancient Egypt without protection against demons, sickness or other threats, or could people use various practices in order to keep these dangers at bay? Christopher Theis has researched the written and archeological evidence that provides information about magical protection in different circumstances in ancient Egypt. He presents an extensive study and a commentary about this evidence as it relates to the protection of the land of Egypt, the city, the temple, the house, the bedchamber as well as the grave and provides details with regard to the historical evidence from other societies contemporary with ancient Egypt, such as Mesopotamia, ancient Anatolia, and the region of Syria-Palestine. Additionally, he compares these cultures in a broader context that includes Greek, Coptic, Arabic and Hebraic material. This assemblage of source-materials clearly shows an inter- and transcultural homogeneity and identifiers through the local and temporal spaces. German description: War das Individuum im alten Agypten Damonen, Krankheiten oder anderen Bedrohungen schutzlos ausgeliefert oder konnte sich der Mensch verschiedener Praktiken bedienen, um diese fernzuhalten? Christoffer Theis untersucht schriftliche und archaologische Hinterlassenschaften, die den magischen Schutz verschiedener Raume im alten Agypten nachweisen. Er legt eine ausfuhrliche Analyse und einen Kommentar der vorliegenden Zeugnisse fur den Schutz des Landes Agypten, der Stadt, des Tempels, des Hauses, des Schlafgemachs wie des Grabes vor und geht auf Hinterlassenschaften aus anderen kontemporaren Kulturbereichen wie Mesopotamien, Altanatolien und dem Raum Syrien-Palastina ein. Ausserdem vergleicht er diese in einem weiteren Schritt mit griechischem, koptischem, arabischem und hebraischem Material. Die derzeit vorhandenen Quellen bezeugen deutlich inter- sowie transkulturelle Homogenitaten und Identifikationsmerkmale durch die lokalen und temporalen Raume.

EasyWriter A High School Reference

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312531140
Release Date: 2009-12-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

All writers make choices — and better choices get better results. EasyWriter: A High School Reference offers essential help with grammar, mechanics, and documentation, then goes beyond the basics with Andrea Lunsford’s trademark attention to critical thinking, argument, and language choices. This special high school edition features a hard cover to stand the test of time, plus new sections on topics crucial to high school success — all in a book that’s easy to use, easy to carry, and easy to afford.

Scripture as Logos

Author: Azzan Yadin
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812237917
Release Date: 2004-06-01
Genre: Religion

The study of midrash—the biblical exegesis, parables, and anecdotes of the Rabbis—has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years. Most recent scholarship, however, has focused on the aggadic or narrative midrash, while halakhic or legal midrash—the exegesis of biblical law—has received relatively little attention. In Scripture as Logos, Azzan Yadin addresses this long-standing need, examining early, tannaitic (70-200 C.E.) legal midrash, focusing on the interpretive tradition associated with the figure of Rabbi Ishmael. This is a sophisticated study of midrashic hermeneutics, growing out of the observation that the Rabbi Ishmael midrashim contain a dual personification of Scripture, which is referred to as both "torah" and "ha-katuv." It is Yadin's significant contribution to note that the two terms are not in fact synonymous but rather serve as metonymies for Sinai on the one hand and, on the other, the rabbinic house of study, the bet midrash. Yadin develops this insight, ultimately presenting the complex but highly coherent interpretive ideology that underlies these rabbinic texts, an ideology that—contrary to the dominant view today—seeks to minimize the role of the rabbinic reader by presenting Scripture as actively self-interpretive. Moving beyond textual analysis, Yadin then locates the Rabbi Ishmael hermeneutic within the religious landscape of Second Temple and post-Temple literature. The result is a series of surprising connections between these rabbinic texts and Wisdom literature, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Church Fathers, all of which lead to a radical rethinking of the origins of rabbinic midrash and, indeed, of the Rabbis as a whole.

Sensational Spider Man

Author: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 9780785179160
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Join new creative team Angel Medina (Spawn) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (MK 4, Nightcrawler) as they take everyone's favorite wall-crawler on a blood-curdling journey into the heart of darkness. Strange changes are coming over Spidey's animalistic foes - including Dr. Curt Connors, John Jameson and Felicia Hardy - awakening the beast that dwells within them all. Sure, Spidey's beaten the Lizard, Man-Wolf and the Black Cat before, but they've never been more vicious than they are now! Collects Sensational Spider-Man #23-27.