Genesis Translation and Commentary

Genesis  Translation and Commentary

... as Leah's words in verse 33 suggest, but it is also a technical, legal term for the unfavored co-wife. The pairing of an unloved wife who is fertile with a barren, beloved co-wife sets the stage for a familiar variant of ...

Author: Robert Alter

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393070262

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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"[Here is] ?the ?Genesis for our generation and beyond."—Robert Fagles Genesis begins with the making of heaven and earth and all life, and ends with the image of a mummy—Joseph's—in a coffin. In between come many of the primal stories in Western culture: Adam and Eve's expulsion from the garden of Eden, Cain's murder of Abel, Noah and the Flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham's binding of Isaac, the covenant of God and Abraham, Isaac's blessing of Jacob in place of Esau, the saga of Joseph and his brothers. In Robert Alter's brilliant translation, these stories cohere in a powerful narrative of the tortuous relations between fathers and sons, husbands and wives, eldest and younger brothers, God and his chosen people, the people of Israel and their neighbors. Alter's translation honors the meanings and literary strategies of the ancient Hebrew and conveys them in fluent English prose. It recovers a Genesis with the continuity of theme and motif of a wholly conceived and fully realized book. His insightful, fully informed commentary illuminates the book in all its dimensions.
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The Hebrew Bible A Translation with Commentary Vol Three Volume Set

The Hebrew Bible  A Translation with Commentary  Vol  Three Volume Set

The pairing of an unloved wife who is fertile with a barren, beloved co-wife sets the stage for a familiar variant of the annunciation type-scene (as in the story of Peninah and Hannah in 1 Samuel 1). But, as we shall see, ...

Author: Robert Alter

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393292503

Category: Religion

Page: 3500

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A landmark event: the complete Hebrew Bible in the award-winning translation that delivers the stunning literary power of the original. A masterpiece of deep learning and fine sensibility, Robert Alter’s translation of the Hebrew Bible, now complete, reanimates one of the formative works of our culture. Capturing its brilliantly compact poetry and finely wrought, purposeful prose, Alter renews the Old Testament as a source of literary power and spiritual inspiration. From the family frictions of Genesis and King David’s flawed humanity to the serene wisdom of Psalms and Job’s incendiary questioning of God’s ways, these magnificent works of world literature resonate with a startling immediacy. Featuring Alter’s generous commentary, which quietly alerts readers to the literary and historical dimensions of the text, this is the definitive edition of the Hebrew Bible.
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The Greatest Religious Question

The Greatest Religious Question

And Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was entreated of him, and Rebekah his ... Abraham's wife Sarah was barren, Isaac's wife, Rebekah, was barren, and Jacob's beloved wife Rachel was barren.

Author: Brother Donald Sweeting

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490858333

Category: Religion

Page: 142

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Twelve of the most inspiring sermons, which the heavenly Father through His begotten Son (the Comforter) and His Holy Spirit, is about to bring a change in people lives. Two powerful testimonies, one of which should bring hope and comfort to all that are plagued with cancer, the next will enlighten parents that by faith their children can be healed of asthma. The other Comforter; is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth, even the Holy Ghost; He reveals the scriptures and gives a light through Jesus Christ; that light is to be put on a candle stick that all may see to go in and out (which suggest that when the true word of God is understood, it is to be taught to others that they too may understand and do the Father's will). The Greatest Religious Question; reveals three heavens in the Genesis, unnoted by many, more so, Jesus spoke of two saves; they amongst other (unnoticed and misunderstood) sayings are brought to light. This book shows that the KJV Bible is more reliable, for example; 1John 5:7 and Matthew 19:9 (fornication) are explained, and should not have been taken out of other Bibles. It also shows that the Father brought His Son to earth that He go to the Jews only, without riches, not even a pillow; Jesus gives an itinerary to take Abraham's bosom along with converted Jews and Gentiles to the Father's kingdom, also Judas who killed himself will be taken; the Father Himself will condemn Judas.
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Workbook for Lectors Gospel Readers and Proclaimers of the Word 2019

Workbook for Lectors  Gospel Readers  and Proclaimers of the Word   2019

One particular year, when they came on pilgrimage to the shrine of the Ark of the Covenant, Hannah, the barren, beloved wife, prayed earnestly before the Ark, begLECTIONARY #17 READING I bore a son for him with the rest of his ...

Author: Elaine Park, ssl, std

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN: 9781616714031

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word provides the ongoing instruction and advice that readers need. It assists them in preparing their assigned reading on specific occasions, and when they read the resource every week as a way of reflecting on and learning about the Scriptures, it strengthens their proclamation skills and deepens their spiritual lives. This resource contains the readings in large print for practice (with suggestions for emphasis in bold) commentaries that give background and explain the meaning of the reading, margin notes with pronunciation helps and tips for proclamation, and the Responsorial Psalms for meditation and context. Workbook's introduction offers an orientation to this ministry of the Word and an overview of proclamation skills.
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The Routledge Intermediate Persian Course

The Routledge Intermediate Persian Course

... of transport vastness union ; reunion fidelity to waste time lawyer province distinctive feature pestle and mortar Islamic lunar calendar bankruptcy bare ; naked barren beloved beside bitter blessing ; 194 Persian - English Glossary.

Author: Dominic Parviz Brookshaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136337536

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 216

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The Routledge Intermediate Persian Course: Farsi Shirin Ast, Book Two is the first intermediate level Persian textbook written specifically for English-speaking university students that makes use of up-to-date pedagogical techniques, and stresses the importance of communicative competence. The diversity of the texts in this textbook helps to familiarize students with a range of literary genres, and provides them with the necessary building blocks to continue reading on their own. One of the distinctive features of this book is the approach to language learning it is based on; all the material contained in it is geared towards a content-based and task-based approach to learning the language. This approach enhances a student-centred class environment. As with The Routledge Introductory Persian Course, all the texts in this volume are available online in the form of audio files. These texts are recorded by native speakers and available for instructors and students to download freely at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415691376/. The Routledge Intermediate Persian Course: Farsi Shirin Ast, Book Two follows on where the first textbook ends and is ideal for all intermediate learners of Persian in their second year of study. .
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The holy Bible containing the old and new testaments

The holy Bible containing the old and new testaments

... which came up from the fingers with sweet smelling myrrh , por washing ; whereof every one bear twins , the handles of the lock . and none is barren among them . 6 I opened to my beloved ; but my beloved 3 Thy lips are like a thread ...

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ISBN: GENT:900000139820

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The Matriarchs in Genesis Rabbah

The Matriarchs in Genesis Rabbah

Cf. Callaway, Sing, O Barren One, 117: 'The remarkable creativity of the rabbis and the opportunities which preaching posed for interpreting the ancient texts anew resulted in a rich tradition of the barren matriarchs as beloved figures ...

Author: Katie J. Woolstenhulme

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567695765

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Katie J. Woolstenhulme considers the pertinent questions: Who were 'the matriarchs', and what did the rabbis think about them? Whilst scholarship on the role of women in the Bible and Rabbinic Judaism has increased, the authoritative group of women known as 'the matriarchs' has been neglected. This volume consequently focuses on the role and status of the biblical matriarchs in Genesis Rabbah, the fifth century CE rabbinic commentary on Genesis. Woolstenhulme begins by discussing the nature of midrash and introducing Genesis Rabbah; before exploring the term 'the matriarchs' and its development through early exegetical literature, culminating in the emergence of two definitions of the term in Genesis Rabbah – 'the matriarchs' as the legitimate wives of Israel's patriarchs, and 'the matriarchs' as a reference to Jacob's four wives, who bore Israel's tribal ancestors. She then moves to discuss 'the matriarchal cycle' in Genesis Rabbah with its three stages of barrenness; motherhood; and succession. Finally, Woolstenhulme considers Genesis Rabbah's portrayal of the matriarchs as representatives of the female sex, exploring positive and negative rabbinic attitudes towards women with a focus on piety, prayer, praise, beauty and sexuality, and the matriarchs' exemplification of stereotypical, negative female traits. This volume concludes that for the ancient rabbis, the matriarchs were the historical mothers of Israel, bearing covenant sons, but also the present mothers of Israel, continuing to influence Jewish identity.
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Barrenness Journey to God s Divine Provision

Barrenness  Journey to God s Divine Provision

Barrenness can be God's own method of divine provisioning for His people through the phenomena of barren women. ... barren, these beloved wives were marginalized and considered a disgrace in the community due to the agrarian society in ...

Author: Blanche Clipper Hudson

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490889535

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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Five Hebrew matriarchs journey away from barrenness, shame, and disgrace, finally coming to fruitfulness. Through God's grace, barren wives conceive and birth sons. In Abraham's family, three generation of matriarchs are barren, and the seed is seemingly in danger of not being multiplied. The author shares the story of her season of spiritual barrenness and shows the connection between physical and spiritual barrenness, as well as the principles of fruitfulness that she learned. A monograph of a biblical character precedes each chapter to further the journey theme, and reflection questions follow each chapter to present opportunities for individual insight. For small group study, a Journey study guide provides a format for weekly or monthly sessions.
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The Holy Bible

The Holy Bible

me . that apamong them . as a raven . was gone : my soul failed when he 2 My beloved is gone down into spake : I fought him ... and there is not one barren 10 My beloved is white and ruda dy , the chiefest among ten thousand .

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ISBN: NLI:1932394-20

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The Culture of Usury in Renaissance England

The Culture of Usury in Renaissance England

made a naturally fertile act barren. ... Sonnet 4 accuses the speaker's beloved young man of barren sexual concupiscence: “Profitless usurer, why dost thou use / So great a sum of sums, yet canst not live?” (7–8).

Author: D. Hawkes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230107663

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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This book examines the ways in which usury was perceived and portrayed as it rose to popularity in Renaissance England, taking into account the works of key literary figures of this period, including Milton and Shakespeare.
Categories: Literary Criticism