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The Role Of The Scroll An Illustrated Introduction To Scrolls In The Middle Ages

Author : Thomas Forrest Kelly
ISBN : 9780393285048
Genre : History
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A beautifully illustrated, full-color guide to scrolls and their uses in medieval life. Scrolls have always been shrouded by a kind of aura, a quality of somehow standing outside of time. They hold our attention with their age, beauty, and perplexing format. Beginning in the fourth century, the codex—or book—became the preferred medium for long texts. Why, then, did some people in the Middle Ages continue to make scrolls? In The Role of the Scroll, music professor and historian Thomas Forrest Kelly brings to life the most interesting scrolls in medieval history, placing them in the context of those who made, commissioned, and used them, and reveals their remarkably varied uses. Scrolls were the best way to keep ever-expanding lists, for example, those of debtors, knights, and the dead, the names of whom were added to existing rolls of parchment through the process of “enrollment.” While useful for keeping public records, scrolls could also be extremely private. Forgetful stage performers relied on them to recall their lines—indeed, “role” comes from the French word for scroll—and those looking for luck carried either blessings or magic spells, depending on their personal beliefs. Finally, scrolls could convey ceremonial importance, a purpose that lives on with academic diplomas. In these colorful pages, Kelly explores the scroll’s incredible diversity and invites us to examine showy court documents for empresses and tiny amulets for pregnant women. A recipe for turning everyday metal into gold offers a glimpse into medieval alchemy, and a log of gifts for Queen Elizabeth I showcases royal flattery and patronage. Climb William the Conqueror’s family tree and take a journey to the Holy Land using a pilgrimage map marked with such obligatory destinations as Jaffa, where Peter resurrected Tabitha, and Ramada, the city of Saint Joseph’s birth. A lively and accessible guide, The Role of the Scroll is essential reading—and viewing—for anyone interested in how people keep record of life through the ages.
Category: History

Messianism Within The Scriptural Scroll Of Isaiah

Author : Randall Heskett
ISBN : UOM:39015070953123
Genre : Religion
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This work re-examines the traditional messianic texts in Isaiah used by later Judaism and/or Christianity. Older modern historical criticisms tended to focus on the historical origins of Israelite traditions so that most of the texts traditionally regarded as messianic came to be understood as non-messianic. However, Heskett uses various historical-critical methods and other contextual methodologies to show how smaller units of non-messianic tradition in the prehistory of the book gained a new messianic significance when they became part of the book of Isaiah as a whole. From that pespective, there are arguments for some messianic promises within the book of Isaiah showing that within the book's scriptural context the texts themselves provide a warrant for messianic readings. This study takes into account the important similarities and differences in Jewish and Christian perceptions of the same.
Category: Religion

The Scroll

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ISBN : UIUC:30112087650096
Genre : Theology
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Category: Theology

Gu Kaizhi And The Admonitions Scroll

Author : Shane McCausland
ISBN : UOM:39015059166705
Genre : Art
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This volume contains twenty-one fully illustrated papers by contributors to an international colloquium held in June 2001, jointly organised by the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art and the British Museum. It constitutes full publication of an iconic early major masterwork of Chinese figure painting which has been in the British Museum since 1903 but is rarely on display for conservation reasons. The illustrations make use of new high-quality digital photography of every aspect of the world-famous scroll.
Category: Art

The Role Of The Solar And Lunar Calendars In The Redaction Of The Psalms

Author : Michael Chyutin
ISBN : 0773469311
Genre : Philosophy
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This book is an innovative, thought-provoking contribution to the issue of the annual calendars used in Israel during the biblical period, and particularly during the Second Temple period. This issue is the focus of the discussion in this book, specifically in relation to the editing of the Book of Psalms. He demonstrates how the rationale of the lunar calendar underlies the editing of the collection in the Masoretic version of the Psalter, whereas the editing of the Qumranic version is influenced by the solar calendar.
Category: Philosophy

The Mystery And Meaning Of The Dead Sea Scrolls

Author : Hershel Shanks
ISBN : 0679780890
Genre : Religion
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Explains the history of the Dead Sea scrolls and discusses their significance for the origins of Christianity
Category: Religion

An Introduction To Simulation Using Gpss H

Author : Thomas J. Schriber
ISBN : UOM:39015047428597
Genre : Business & Economics
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Employs the same painstaking thoroughness and accuracy in introducing the GPSS language that made the 1974 book so popular. Includes an educational version, GPSS/H from Wolverine Software, for personal computers that is as powerful, except in file size, as the package that costs commercial users over –5,000. Available in two versions: one with 5 1/4' disks, and one with 3 1/2' disks.
Category: Business & Economics

The Role Of Art In The Late Anglo Saxon Church

Author : Richard Gameson
ISBN : UOM:39015034875578
Genre : History
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This study explores the role of art in medieval society, focusing on Anglo-Saxon England from the reign of Alfred the Great to the Norman Conquest. Combining visual and documentary evidence, it sheds new light on many magnificent art works, and offers fresh perspectives on the history of tenth- and eleventh-century England.
Category: History

The Text Of The Old Testament

Author : Ernst Würthwein
ISBN : OSU:32435005171020
Genre : Bible
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All the writings which come to us from antiquity, including the writings of the Old and New Testaments, have suffered from misadventures. The interpreter of these materials cannot proceed from assumptions which would be accepted without question in the study ofa modern book. The text to be interpreted must first be established-it is not already defined. The available witnesses to the text must first be examined in order to reconstruct a single form of the text which we can assert with confidence to be as close to the form of the autographs as scientific principles can Lead us, if not (ideally) identical with them. The work of textual criticism is both a preliminary and an integral part of the task of interpretation; its role may once have been overrated, just as now it tends to be overlooked, yet its service remains indispensable. The purpose and goal of our critical editions of the Bible is to assist in achieving an objective understanding of the text. They bring together in a convenient form a vast array of material, well beyond the capacity of individual scholars to assemble for themselves, to provide the first requirements for a systematic study of the text. But to deal with all this material and use it effectively we must understand its peculiarities and the value of its various elements. When faced with a difficult passage we cannot simply gather together the various readings and select the one which seems to offer the simplest solution, at times preferring the Hebrew text, at other times the Septuagint, and yet other times the Aramaic Targum. Textual witnesses are not all equally reliable. Each has its own character and its own peculiar history. We must be familiar with these if we hope to avoid inadequate or false solutions.
Category: Bible

Chanoyu Quarterly

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ISBN : IND:30000108644380
Genre : Arts, Japanese
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A journal devoted to the Japanese tea ceremony and the arts of Japan.
Category: Arts, Japanese

Israel S Messiah In The Bible And The Dead Sea Scrolls

Author : Richard S. Hess
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114329027
Genre : Religion
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Leading scholars provide a comprehensive discussion of the messiah who was anticipated by ancient Israelis, continuing with a critical evaluation of how developing countries can view Jesus as a source of hope and liberation.
Category: Religion


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ISBN : UIUC:30112043448510
Genre : Interactive computer systems
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Category: Interactive computer systems

The Copper Scroll Decoded

Author : Robert Feather
ISBN : UOM:39015043046609
Genre : Christianity
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In his research of the Copper Scroll, Robert Feather has made two interlinked discoveries: t firstly the location of the treasure that is referred to in the Scroll, not only the silver, gold and jewellery that is already in museums but also the exact sites at which the remaining items lie buried. This news will cause excitement amongst archaeologists throughout the world. In 1959 & 1960 John Allegro of Manchester University led unsuccessul trips to find the treasure. His translation of the Scroll had been based on some misconceptions that Robert Feather has now been able to identify.
Category: Christianity

Humanizing America S Iconic Book

Author : Gene M. Tucker
ISBN : UCAL:B3948079
Genre : Religion
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Temple scroll a sectarian document? / Yigael Yadin.
Category: Religion