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5. What shall we do to be saved?

5. What shall we do to be saved?  

Gillian Clark

in Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777295
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546206.003.0005
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What is the relationship between humanity and divinity? ‘What shall we do to be saved’ looks at arguments between competing philosophies and religions in pursuit of answers to this ... More
4. Decipherment and undeciphered scripts

4. Decipherment and undeciphered scripts  

Andrew Robinson

in Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777509
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567782.003.0004
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In a technical sense, ‘decipher’ means different things to different scholars. At one end of the spectrum lies Egyptian script which is more or less completely decipherable with just a ... More
5. How writing systems work

5. How writing systems work  

Andrew Robinson

in Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777509
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199567782.003.0005
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‘How writing systems work’ looks at the history of the academic study of decipherment. Writing systems vary in complexity from European and American alphabetic signs, numerals, punctuation ... More
1. Kabbalah: The Term and Its Meanings

1. Kabbalah: The Term and Its Meanings  

Joseph Dan

in Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780199365616
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195327052.003.0001
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9780195327052
The term ‘kabbalah’ crops up frequently in the State of Israel. It has several translations: reception, receipt, open, or receive. ‘Kabbalah: The Term and Its Meanings’ looks at the origins ... More
4. The Weizmann era and the Balfour Declaration

4. The Weizmann era and the Balfour Declaration  

Michael Stanislawski

in Zionism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780190625207
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199766048.003.0004
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9780199766048
The years 1904–14 witnessed the Second Aliyah, the emigration to Palestine of roughly forty thousand Jews, mainly from the Russian Empire. The first kibbutz, an egalitarian agricultural ... More
5. Socialist and Revisionist Zionisms, 1917–1939

5. Socialist and Revisionist Zionisms, 1917–1939  

Michael Stanislawski

in Zionism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780190625207
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766048.003.0005
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Britain gained control over Palestine in the “mandate” system created by the League of Nations after the debacle of the World War I. “Socialist and revisionist Zionisms, 1917–1937” outlines ... More
9. Swing to the right, 1977–1995

9. Swing to the right, 1977–1995  

Michael Stanislawski

in Zionism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780190625207
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766048.003.0009
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Menachem Begin became prime minister of Israel on June 20, 1977, with a clear goal: to implement as quickly and as extensively as possible the policies of Revisionist Zionism as articulated ... More
6. Alphabets

6. Alphabets  

Andrew Robinson

in Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777509
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199567782.003.0006
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Even more unknowable than the origins of writing are origins of the first alphabet. We accept that the alphabet reached the modern world via the ancient Greeks. We do not know how or when ... More
11. The scrolls and early Christianity

11. The scrolls and early Christianity  

Timothy H. Lim

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191824586
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.003.0011
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9780198779520
‘The scrolls and early Christianity’ looks at what the Dead Sea Scrolls can tell us about Christianity. Any link between the Dead Sea Scrolls and the early Church generates a great deal of ... More
New light on the Hebrew Bible

New light on the Hebrew Bible  

Timothy H. Lim

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.003.0004
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‘New light on the Hebrew Bible’ investigates what the Dead Sea Scrolls can tell us about the textual diversity and canonicity of the Hebrew Bible. Before the scrolls were discovered, Hebrew ... More
The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Timothy H. Lim

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191824586
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.001.0001
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9780198779520
The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short introduction discusses the cultural significance of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the religious, political, and legal ... More
3. The Making of the Bible

3. The Making of the Bible  

John Riches

in The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776304
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853431.003.0003
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9780192853431
What exactly do we understand by the term Bible? ‘The Making of the Bible’ examines the different uses of the word Bible, and the different understandings of the Jewish Bible, the Hebrew ... More
The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Tod Linafelt

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
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May 2016
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9780190262679
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300079.001.0001
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9780195300079
The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, can be celebrated as among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David present the earliest surviving examples of literary ... More
1. Approaching the New Testament

1. Approaching the New Testament  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365807
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0001
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9780199735709
‘Approaching the New Testament’ examines the historical, literary, and religious dimensions of the New Testament and explains how the earliest Christian writings sprang into existence ... More
11. The pertinence of the New Testament

11. The pertinence of the New Testament  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365807
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0011
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‘The pertinence of the New Testament’ argues that The New Testament, for all its manifold and manifest faults, retains the capacity to stir human hearts, transform human freedom, and ... More
2. Numbers

2. Numbers  

David N. Myers

in Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780190660345
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10.1093/actrade/9780199730988.003.0002
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9780199730988
“Numbers” considers the population of Jews throughout their history. In 2015, it was estimated the population of Jews totaled some 14 million. The Jews have been around for thousands of ... More
4. The future of languages

4. The future of languages  

Stephen R. Anderson

in Languages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778018
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590599.003.0004
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9780199590599
Whatever the world's current linguistic diversity, it is steadily declining, as local forms of speech increasingly retreat before the advance of the major languages of world civilization. ... More
4. Gospels set during the earthly life of Jesus

4. Gospels set during the earthly life of Jesus  

Paul Foster

in The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777141
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10.1093/actrade/9780199236947.003.0004
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9780199236947
‘Gospels set during the earthly life of Jesus’ considers a number of incomplete texts to analyse what they recount about Jesus' earthy ministry up until his ascent into heaven. They provide ... More
1. The Jews: Religion or Nation?

1. The Jews: Religion or Nation?  

Michael Stanislawski

in Zionism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780190625207
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199766048.003.0001
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9780199766048
Zionism—the nationalist movement calling for the establishment and support of an independent Jewish state in its ancient homeland—is one of the world’s most controversial ideologies. Its ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Michael Stanislawski

in Zionism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190625207
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199766048.003.0011
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9780199766048
While Zionism’s achievement of a state, language, and culture is undeniable, profound questions remain, even beyond the future of the peace process and the Occupation, about the viability ... More

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