Author: David M. Carr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2005-03-10
This book explores a new model for the production, revision, and reception of Biblical texts as Scripture. Building on recent studies of the oral/written interface in medieval, Greco-Roman and ancinet Near Eastern contexts, David Carr argues that in ancient Israel Biblical texts and other texts emerged as a support for an educational process in which written and oral dimensions were integrally intertwined. The point was not incising and reading texts on parchment or papyrus. The point was to enculturate ancient Israelites - particularly Israelite elites - by training them to memorize and recite a wide range of traditional literature that was seen as the cultural bedorck of the people: narrative, prophecy, prayer, and wisdom.
Author: D. Dean Harmon
Release Date: 2009-04
Brian Sihdlham's infant son is sick and no one in his village can help, so he starts on a trek to seek out the help of the most powerful sound shaper he knows of: The Great Sage. Little did Brian know that finding the old man was the easy part. The wizened shaper tells him that to help his son, Brian needs to read and follow the instructions on the Tablets of Wefas. Dark followers collide with Brian as he seeks to find them, setting in motion a series of events that have been foretold by prophets and prophecy for thousands of years. The Tablet of Water follows Brian as he starts his journey to learn about himself, his family, the magic of sound, and what it means to follow the principles spelled out upon the Tablets.
Author: Keith Seddon
Release Date: 2006-05-02
This new translation presents two works, one by Epictetus and the other by Cebes, two ancient Greek philosophers of the Imperial period, in new translations of clear, straightforward English. In this book, readers will learn how to sustain emotional harmony and a ‘good flow of life’ whatever fortune may hold in store for them. This modern English translation of the complete Handbook is supported by and includes: * the first thorough commentary since that of Simplicius, 1500 years ago * a detailed introduction * extensive glossary * index of key terms * chapter-by-chapter discussion of themes * helpful tables that clarify Stoic ethical doctrines as a glance. Accompanying the Handbook is the Tablet of Cebes, a curious and engaging text. In complete contrast, yet complementing the Handbook’s more conventional philosophical presentation, the Tablet shows progress to philosophical wisdom as a journey through a landscape inhabited by personifications of happiness, fortune, the virtues and vices.
Author: Sarah Melville
Release Date: 2010-08-09
With topics ranging from social and economic history to literature, language, and to art history and arachaeology, the essays in his book reflect the broad spectrum of interests of its honoree, Benjamin R. Foster.
The world turns upside down for a young girl when her father begins a fatal battle with the merciless affliction cancer. Before his illness finishes its devastating rampage through her adolescence, she is confronted by a new demon. She falls victim, by the hands of a trusted adult, to sexual abuse. The devastation of these events causes her to question Gods roll in her life, and whether He ever loved her at all. The Tablet of My Heart is a collection of Poetry from the journal of that young girl. It is narrated by the author of the journal herself, who paints a portrait of words illustrating her emotional journey from hopelessness to healing. It is dedicated to victims of abuse; to bring to them the realization of hope that there is a light at the end of the silence. Elizabeth Walker is passionately dedicated to aiding in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. The abuse that she endured as a child fuels her ambition. Elizabeth currently resides in Colorado.