Paths into the Book of Books: New Biblical Translations through the Festivals of the Year

Paths into the Book of Books: New Biblical Translations through the Festivals of the Year

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Paths into the Book of Books: New Biblical Translations through the Festivals of the Year by Elsbeth Weymann

Study of the Bible can be enlivened by understanding the historical and cultural context of the text, and delving more deeply into the original language.

In this book, Elsbeth Weymann, an expert in Greek and Hebrew, has selected biblical passages which take the reader through the festivals of the year -- from Advent and Easter to Pentecost and Michaelmas. Each passage has a fresh translation and in-depth commentary. For instance, in the story of Pentecost, she highlights the use of the unusual feminine form of the word 'spirit', which points to a feminine aspect of the Holy Spirit.

Weymann's study of specific words and grammar also shows how the living presence of the Old Testament is evident in the New Testament. This book is for anyone looking for deeper meaning in the Bible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782501626
Publisher: Floris Books
Publication date: 07/15/2015
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)

About the Author

Elsbeth Weymann was born in Kiel, Germany in 1942. She studied Ancient Greek and Hebrew in Freiburg, Athens and Munich. For twenty-five years she taught at Waldorf schools in Munich and Stuttgart, as well as lecturing in New Testament Greek at The Christian Community priest seminaries in Hamburg and Stuttgart. She lives in Berlin. Luke Barr is a priest of The Christian Community in Aberdeen.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

Advent 25

Human soul, lift up your heart (Isaiah 60) 25

Expanse prepares my soul (Luke 1) 29

Christmas 36

Magi came from the rising sun (Matthew 2) 36

And shepherds were in this land (Luke 2) 41

Between Epiphany and Passiontide 51

I, I am he who speaks with you (John 4)

Passiontide 63

Did not the Christ have to suffer these things? (Matthew 27 & Psalm 22)

Easter Sunday 75

Mary of Magdala and the twice-turning (John 20)

Eastertime 85

Were not our hearts burning within its? (Luke 24)

Ascension 95

Why do you stand looking into the heavens? (Acts I)

Whitsun 103

Tongues, divided, as of fire (Acts 2)

St John's Tide 113

He must increase, I must decrease (Mark 1)

Michaelmas 124

The armour of God (Ephesians 6)

Advent 137

In the beginning - the Logos (John 1)

Notes 149

Bibliography 151

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