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A temple of texts

essays

by William H. Gass

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Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

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  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Gass, William H., 1924- -- Authorship.,
    • Gass, William H., 1924- -- Books and reading.,
    • Literature -- History and criticism.,
    • Books and reading -- United States.,
    • Authorship.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementWilliam H. Gass.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3557.A845 T46 2006
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3423185M
      ISBN 100307262863
      LC Control Number2005045140

      Threaded throughout these texts are references to the well-known Tobiads, a wealthy family active in Jewish political and religious life in the Second Temple period. The most famous of these texts is the Book of Tobit, a short story, originally written in Aramaic, and preserved in the Septuagint in Greek. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages ; 22 cm: Contents: To a young friend charged with possession of the classics --Influence --A temple of texts: fifty literary pillars --The Blessed Company, The book of prefaces --Erasmus, The praise of folly --Anonymous, A thousand and one nights --François .

      The Book of Mormon reports that Nephi and his followers built a temple “after the manner of the temple of Solomon save it were not built of so many precious things” upon their arrival in the land of promise (2 Nephi ).As explored in a past KnoWhy (#31, “Did Ancient Israelites Build Temples Outside of Jerusalem?”), the Book of Mormon was criticized during Joseph Smith’s . Get this from a library! A temple of texts: essays. [William H Gass] -- A collection of essays by award-winning author William Gass that explore the nature and value of writing and the books that arise from a deep commitment to the word.

      Carefully structured in its chronology, Gan’s book concentrates on a variety of publications that indicate or reflect the shift in Sino-West relations across the period. In an evenhanded and measured tone, Gan draws on less familiar texts and reorients our approach to others. The Book of Enoch and Second Temple Judaism by Nancy Perkins This thesis examines the ancient Jewish text the Book of Enoch, the scholarly work done on the text since its discovery in , and its seminal importance to the study of ancient Jewish history. Primary sources for the thesis project are limited to Flavius Josephus andAuthor: Nancy Perkins.


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A Temple of Texts book. Read 24 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. From one of the most admired essayists and novelists at work toda /5.

A Temple of Texts collects a variety of William Gass' writings on literature from the past quarter of a century (though most of the pieces are relatively recent).

There are numerous book-introductions and forewords, and several reviews -- all generally quite in-depth -- as well as a variety of other pieces with a literary focus.

A Temple of Texts William H. Gass is one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century, and luckily for us he's also one of the great this collection of essays, Gass tackles a variety of topics related to literature and culture. He writes about complex ideas in prose that is easy and enjoyable to read/5(8).

Reading Revelation in Context brings together short, accessible essays that compare and contrast the visions and apocalyptic imagery of the book of Revelation with various texts from Second Temple Jewish literature. Going beyond an introduction that merely surveys historical events and theological themes, Reading Revelation in Context examines individual passages 5/5(2).

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Email us for price and availability of any book. 10% off retail Postage $9 anywhere in Australia. The Hebrew language developed out of the Canaanite language, and some Semitist scholars consider both Hebrew and Phoenician to have been essentially dialects of Canaanite.

The language variety in which the Masoretic biblical text is written is known as Biblical Hebrew or Classical Hebrew (c. 10th century BCE – 1st century CE). Varieties of Hebrew were spoken. Temples and Texts This page contains links to the many files, articles, and research papers that pertain to Temples and Temple Texts, both ancient and modern.

The texts and article contained here do not represent the Official Doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as many of these files and articles are from non L.D.S. Although the exact details of the temple and its ordinances would be revealed over time, the Lord provided general information regarding its purposes early on, including through texts in the Book of Mormon.2 From the beginning, Nephite culture was temple-centric, so readers should not be surprised to see mentions of it, as well as temple.

A Temple of Texts is a book of meticulous performance and intricate composition. Such musical terms provide a good metaphor for Gass’s work, for in.

William H. Gass—essayist, novelist, literary critic—was born in Fargo, North Dakota. He is the author of seven works of fiction and nine books of essays, including Life Sentences, A Temple of Texts, and Tests of Time, and was a professor of philosophy at Washington University.

He died in /5(1). However, they believe the rewards for studying Second Temple texts far outweigh the challenges and supposed risks. Why Readers Shouldn’t Ignore Second Temple Jewish Texts when Reading Mark's Gospel.

Blackwell, Goodrich, and Maston insist “there are many advantages to becoming familiar with early Judaism and the relevant literature” (   It is a fitting passage to have in mind when first entering the year-old’s newest essay collection, A Temple of Texts, a book that in some ways resembles a workout video for those found more often in the stacks than on a track.

Throughout the book’s 25 essays, Gass is the champion—sometimes joyful, sometimes harsh—of intellectual. Texts B uddhist books, articles and other written material from the Forest Sangha communities of Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho and others of the Thai Forest and Theravada traditions.

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The Second Temple period is an era that marked a virtual explosion in the world of literature, with the creation, redaction, interpretation, and transmission of Jewish texts that represented diverse languages and ideologies. Welcome to the Internet Archive Books collection.

Some books can be freely read and downloaded. Others can be borrowed and read in our online book reader. The Voynich Manuscript is a document that is notable for its strange text, that to date hasn't been decyphered.

Theories range from a secret language or code to an old sort of joke or hoax. BOOK OF THE DEAD, BOOK OF THE LIVING: BD SPELLS AS TEMPLE TEXTS* By ALEXANDRA VON LIEVEN Several temples, both of the New Kingdom as well as of the Graeco-Roman period, contain spells from the Book of the Dead among their decoration.

The present paper gathers all the attestations and discusses their significance in a temple context. THE LEGEND OF HERU-BEHUTET AND THE WINGED DISK. THE text of this legend is cut in hieroglyphics on the walls of the temple of Edfu in Upper Egypt, and certain portions of it are illustrated by large bas-reliefs.

Both text and reliefs were published by Professor Naville in his volume entitled Mythe d'Horus, fol., platesGeneva, Texts that are known or claimed to exist.

The Egyptians stored many texts, on a wide range of subjects, in "Houses of Life", the libraries contained within temple complexes. As Thoth was the god of knowledge, many of these texts were claimed to be his work.

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While I intend that this book be as direct and unambiguous as possible, Setian philosophy requires “initiatory consciousness” - not only an interest in the subject matter but both the intellectual and metaphysical capacity to comprehend it in its ultimate sense.

Within the Temple, persons. Texts – Exploring the Mind’s Relationship to God. As Mack notes in his abstract, “Many points of contact with the temple support the thesis that the book of Job is a literary analogue of the endowment ritual” (emphasis added). Here is Steve’s paper. Posted in: Texts.Whereupon a book was found at Ecbatana, in the tower that was in Media, wherein was written as follows: "Cyrus the king, in the first year of his reign, commanded that the temple should be built in Jerusalem; and the altar in height threescore cubits, and its breadth of the same, with three edifices of polished stone, and one edifice of stone.In Gass published his sixth collection of essays, A Temple of Texts--originally the title of the exhibition and catalog by the Special Collections of Washington University, to inaugurate the International Writers Center, in Gass's essay from that catalog was included in the book, as was his memorial for his friend William Gaddis that underwent many adaptations and name .