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Just So Stories for Little Children

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Rudyard Kipling, 1902, Macmillan. Twelve short stories, each having a poem and illustrations by the author. Captions to the illustrations give further details and comments. The ...

Just So Stories for Little Children

Just So Stories for Little Children   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction

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2005

... So Stories for Little Children , Rudyard Kipling , 1902 , Macmillan. Twelve short stories, each having a poem and illustrations by the author. Captions to the illustrations give further details and comments. The series was begun at least eight years previously, while the Kiplings were living in Vermont. The first three were published in St Nicholas magazine in 1897–8 , where they were introduced by an uncollected preface that explains the title: these were bed-time stories for his daughter Josephine, and ‘They had to be told just so; or Effie would wake...

Just So Stories for Little Children

Just So Stories for Little Children (1902)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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671 words

...Just So Stories for Little Children ( 1902 ) By Rudyard Kipling , a set of tales interspersed with poems and illustrated by the author. The greater number of them give far-fetched humorous explanations of the chief physical characteristics of certain animals: ‘How the Camel got his Hump’, ‘How the Rhinoceros got his Skin’, ‘How the Leopard got his Spots’, and so on. Two other stories, ‘How the First Letter was Written’ and ‘How the Alphabet was Made’, are about a father and daughter from a prehistoric British tribe. The book had its genesis in tales told...

Just So Stories for Little Children

Just So Stories for Little Children  

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Rudyard Kipling, 1902, Macmillan.Twelve short stories, each having a poem and illustrations by the author. Captions to the illustrations give further details and comments. The series was begun at ...
Mark

Mark   Reference library

C. M. Tuckett and C. M. Tuckett

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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Oxford University Press

...in the story, seeking to counter any claims that Jesus is on a par with Moses and Elijah. This may be the thrust of the implied rebuke of Peter's suggestion that he build three ‘booths’ for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah. In one way this is another feature of the general incomprehension of the disciples, but it may be implied more specifically that what Peter has failed to understand is that Jesus is so much greater than Moses or Elijah (perhaps reflected too in Peter's address of Jesus as just ‘Rabbi’ in v. 5 : Jesus for Mark is far more than just a Jewish...

1 John, 2 John, and 3 John

1 John, 2 John, and 3 John   Reference library

Judith Lieu, Judith Lieu, Judith Lieu, and Judith Lieu

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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...were few in number. The prayer for the health of the recipient is also conventional, and the initial ‘concerning all things’ (my tr.) is similar but not identical to the opening formulae used from the end of the first century ce . However, it lacks any form of greeting, an absence most typical of official letters, but has at the end a Semitic conventional ‘peace to you’. The links with 2 John, including the formula ‘whom I love in truth’, point to the elder's style, if they are not evidence of imitation by one or the other (so Bultmann 1973 ). While the...

The Four Gospels in Synopsis

The Four Gospels in Synopsis   Reference library

Henry Wansbrough

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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...and taken as evidence that Luke was editing Matthew's story. The same phenomenon occurs in the words used for ‘bed’ in Lk 5:18–24 ǁ Mt 9:2–7 . 5. The story of the healing of the son of the royal official at Capernaum in Jn 4:46–54 is unusual in John, being the only healing-story which does not extend after the healing into a discussion or discourse of Jesus. It has obvious similarities to the synoptic stories just considered: 1. Capernaum enters into the story. 2. An official appeals to Jesus for the cure of his son, who is at the point of death (this...

Daniel

Daniel   Reference library

P. R. Davies and P. R. Davies

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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9,622 words
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Oxford University Press

...‘clothed in linen’ (angelic dress, see 10:5 ) both are presumably heavenly beings. For the ‘bank of the stream’ see dan 10:4 . The formula ‘a time, two times, and half a time’, repeats 7:25 and corresponds to the last half-week (three and a half years) of ch. 9 . True to the character of the book, Daniel does not understand this (fairly transparent!) calculation and so yet another interpretation is asked for. The rather puzzling question (we would expect him to ask for the ‘explanation’ rather than the ‘outcome’) is one possible instance of a defective...

Introduction to the Pentateuch

Introduction to the Pentateuch   Reference library

G. I. Davies

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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...formula: if ABCD represents a section of the Pentateuch, the assertion that A is of separate origin from B and that C is of separate origin from D is one thing; but the question of whether A belongs to the same source as C or D or neither, for example, is another question, and different answers to it will produce different theories about the larger sources of the Pentateuch. So on what basis is it argued that the Pentateuch is of composite origin? Four main kinds of criteria have commonly been used: 1. repeated accounts of the same action or story. 2. ...

Extra-canonical early Christian literature

Extra-canonical early Christian literature   Reference library

J. K. Elliott and J. K. Elliott

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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30,133 words
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Oxford University Press

...formulae. Did. 1.6, ‘as has been said’; 14.3, ‘For this is what the Lord [= God] was referring to’; 16.7, ‘As was said’. In the case of the passages in the Didache which parallel a NT passage no such introductory formula is found. Did. 1.3, ‘Here is the teaching’; 2.1, ‘The second commandment of the teaching is’. The word ‘gospel’ occurs in Did. 8.2; 11.3; 15.3 but is unlikely to refer to a written source. There are no citations at those points; the reference is to teaching by Jesus. 5. However, the following are noteworthy: Did. 9.5, ‘For the...

Additions to Daniel

Additions to Daniel   Reference library

George J. Brooke and George J. Brooke

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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7,923 words
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...is a perversion of justice from which there seems no escape. v. 29 , the elders call for Susanna; she is mentioned first, no longer narratively protected by father and husband. v. 30 , in the OG Susanna's servants are numbered at 500, and she has four children. Susanna's husband is absent from the trial: her supposed disgrace is his shame ( Levine 1995 : 312 ). vv. 31–3 , Susanna is made to unveil (cf. m. Soṭa 1:5 : accused beautiful women should appear veiled) so that the elders can once again feast their eyes on her great beauty; OG may imply that...

The Wisdom of Solomon

The Wisdom of Solomon   Reference library

William Horbury and William Horbury

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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21,675 words
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Oxford University Press

...; Ps. Sol. 13:6–12 ), from ‘righteous Abel’ onwards ( Mt 23:25; 1 Jn 3:12 ; Philo and Targum as cited above; in 1 Enoch 22:5–7 Abel leads the spirits' cry for vengeance). The whole of 2:1–3:11 recalls Isa 57:1–3 LXX: ‘See how the righteous perishes, and none takes it to heart…from the face of unrighteousness the righteous was taken away; his grave shall be in peace, he was taken from the midst. But draw near, you lawless children…in what did you take delight, and against whom did you open your mouth?’ In the much-quoted verse 12 , for ‘lie in...

Matthew

Matthew   Reference library

Dale C. Allison, Jr. and Dale C. Allison, Jr.

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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49,867 words
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...of the Exodus, for in its original context ‘Out of Egypt I have called my son’ concerns Israel. Our text accordingly offers a typological interpretation of Jesus' story. By going down to Egypt and then returning to the land of Israel Jesus recapitulates the experience of Israel. But there is, more particularly, a Moses typology here. vv. 19–21 borrows the language of Ex 4:19–20 : just as Moses, after being told to go back to Egypt because all those seeking his life have died, takes his wife and children and returns to the land of his birth, so too with Jesus:...

1 & 2 Kings

1 & 2 Kings   Reference library

Walter Dietrich, Walter Dietrich, and Walter Dietrich

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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40,434 words
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...Indeed the history of Israel seems to be as much the story of its prophets as the story of its kings. 3. The colourful diversity of the narrative and historical information is all held together by a structure which repeatedly reorientates the reader within a sequence of time. As a rule, each king is introduced at the time of his accession to the throne with an introductory formula and taken leave of with a concluding formula on his death. This so-called king-frame almost always includes the same formulae with slight standard variations between the northern...

Job

Job   Reference library

James L. Crenshaw and James L. Crenshaw

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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28,334 words
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Oxford University Press

...is a counterpart to Job, suspecting everyone just as Job suspected his sons ( Weiss 1983 : 40 ). In a rhetorical question indicating ongoing rivalry, YHWH brings up Job's name and vouches for his integrity, using the same language as v. 1 , but the cynical Adversary accuses Job of serving God because it pays well to do so. To determine who has correctly seen into Job's heart, the Adversary proposes to put him to a test by removing all indications of divine favour, here understood as possessions (including children). YHWH agrees to the test, turning Job's...

Philippians

Philippians   Reference library

Robert Murray, SJ and Robert Murray, SJ

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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13,932 words
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...became a key text in all discussions of grace and free will. v. 14 , Paul echoes the Exodus story for both warning and encouragement, alluding to the people's repeated grumbling ( Ex 15–17; Num 14–17 ) and ‘arguing’: with divided minds, doubting God's providence. v. 15 , phrases in Deut 32:5 are turned from condemnation to encouragement: ‘children of God without blemish’ is what Moses said the people no longer were; Paul promises the Philippians that they can become so. A ‘crooked and perverse generation’ was said of the people; Paul applies it to the hostile...

“There Was No King in Israel”: The Era of the Judges

“There Was No King in Israel”: The Era of the Judges   Reference library

Jo Ann Hackett

Oxford History of the Biblical World

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2022
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...on kinship relations, on segmentary lineages. A lineage is a record of relationships: a unilineal lineage is made up of a man (usually) and his male ancestors, for three or four or more generations, depending on the society in question; a segmentary lineage takes into account all the (usually male) children of each generation, so that the lineage of any man in the society reports not just his father and grandfather, but also his brothers and his father's brothers and his grandfather's brothers, in a “family tree” genealogy with all the branches. Over...

1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians   Reference library

John Barclay and John Barclay

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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...many may be introduced by the formula ‘now concerning’, which occurs not only in 7:1 , but also in 7:25 (on the topic of virgins), 8:1 (on food offered to idols), 12:1 (on spiritual gifts), 16:1 (on the collection), and 16:12 (on Apollos). Moreover, with the aid of a little imagination, we may even reconstruct what the Corinthians thought about some of the issues Paul addresses: in some cases Paul seems to cite back at them their own formulae, such as ‘all things are lawful for me’ ( 6:12; 10:23 ), ‘it is well for a man not to touch a woman’ (...

Revelation

Revelation   Reference library

Richard Bauckham and R. N. Whybray

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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23,754 words
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... v. 9 , a ‘new song’ celebrates a fresh divine act of redemption ( cf. 14:3; Ps 98:1; Isa 42:10 ). For the exodus imagery, cf. 1:5–6 . The fourfold formula for all the nations (‘every tribe and language and people and nation’) occurs seven times (four is the number of the earth, seven of completeness) in varying forms ( 7:9; 10:11; 11:9; 13:7; 14:6; 17:15 ) and reflects Gen 10:20, 31; Dan 7:13 . It is of key importance in Revelation's hope for the conversion of all the nations. The church is drawn from all the nations ( 5:9; 7:9 ) in order to bear...

Acts

Acts   Reference library

Loveday Alexander and Loveday Alexander

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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42,037 words
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Oxford University Press

...is a foretaste of the geographical explosion that will come to dominate the narrative of Acts; but it is also a reminder that there are many potential journeys that will remain unnarrated, just as there are many more apostles and evangelists than those whose stories Luke will tell. ( 2:14–36 ) Peter's Speech Peter acts as spokesman for the apostles ( v. 14 ). As so often in Acts, Luke leaves it to his characters to provide the theological insights that explain the raw data of experience. This speech, the first major rhetorical composition of the book, is...

Compatibility: Neither Required nor an Issue

Compatibility: Neither Required nor an Issue   Reference library

Ullah Jan Abid

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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2022
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... Just as the transformation of Western feudal monarchies to democratic nations was a long, drawn-out process among contending factions with competing interests and visions, so would Islamic democratization proceed by experimentation, and necessarily involves both success and failure. Keeping the bloody and so far failed US adventure in Afghanistan in mind, one can safely say that a little recognition of the Taliban, intellectual input and support for developing an administrative set up on the principles of Islam would have been a good experiment for...

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