A Woman Rides the Beast
Many are amazed to discover in Revelation 17 that
there is also another mysterious character at the heart of prophecy--a
woman who ride the beast. Dave Hunt illumines this shadowy personage
in this book, Woman Rides the Beast. Submitted by Ingram Book
Five English Reformers
There are certain facts in history which the world
tries hard to forget and ignore. These facts get in the way of some
of the world's favourite theories, and are highly inconvenient.
The consequence is that the world shuts its eyes against them. They
are either cut dead as vulgar intruders, or passed by as tiresome
bores. Little by little they sink out of sight of the students of
history, like ships in a distant horizon, or are left behind like
a luggage train in a siding. Of such facts the subject of this paper
is a vivid example:-" The Burning of our English Reformers;
and the Reason why they were Burned."
From Sabbath to Sunday
From Sabbath to Sunday is a translation and an
adaptation of my Italian doctoral dissertation, originally presented
at and published by the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1977.
The investigation establishes that the change from Saturday to Sunday
began approximately one century after the death of Christ, as a
result of an interplay of political, social, pagan and Christian
factors. The change in the day of rest and worship was not merely
a change of names or of numbers, but rather a change of meaning,
authority and experience. Essentially it was a change from a Holy
Day into a holiday.
From Sabbath to Sunday has the distinction of being
the first book written by a non-Catholic ever to be published by
a Pontifical press with the Catholic imprimatur (approval). The
book has already been reprinted fourteen times in English and has
been translated in several other languages. Hundreds of scholars
of different persuasions have praised this book as a definitive
treatment of the early history of the Lords Day. I received a gold
medal from Pope Paul VI for earning the academic distinction of
summa cum laude in my research and school work at the Pontifical
Gregorian University, in Rome, Italy. --This text refers to the
In God's Name: An Investigation
into the Murder of Pope John Paul I
In God's Name has been at the top of the bestseller
lists all over the world. It contains some of the most explosive
and dramatic revelations ever published about the internal affairs
of the Vatican.
The Interpreter's Dictionary of the
I am a college senior and I used this book to research
a large paper. I found this to be a very useful tool. I really like
the way the books of the Bible are broken down into different sections.
This makes it easy to understand. I also like the way that the book
explains something and then gives the specific verse(s) in the Bible
it deals with. I really found this to be an excellent and useful
book. I looked at several different Bible dictionaries and this
one is the best I have found. I highly recommend it. --This text
refers to the Hardcover edition
A reader from KY United States
Judah's Sceptre and Joseph's Birthright
This book is the most valuable book I have besides
my Bible. It will show you the scriptures like you never have seen
them before. It was well written by an amazing Bible Scholar in
1900. Most books on this subject will refer to this book. All my
family and friends are reading it now. Enjoy!
A reader from North Florida
Mammoth Book of British Kings and
Now in paperback, the most complete record of Britain's
kings and queens ever compiled.
In one compendious volume, The Mammoth Book of Kings & Queens
offers the first royal biographical A-Z, its pages lavish in details
on all the rulers of kingdoms within the British Isles, together
with their wives or consorts, pretenders, usurpers, and regents.
Monarchs from Queen Boadicea of the early Britons to Elizabeth II
fill these pages, including various tribal and Saxon rulers prior
to 1066, the semi-legendary figures of the Dark Ages, and all those
who helped to forge the kingdom of Great Britain.
Author Mike Ashley presents in chronological order all the kings
and queens of Britain as well as other powerful nobles and dignitaries;
he includes, too, genealogies showing the family descent of all
the leading royal families as a further bonus. His resulting superb
and authoritative one-volume reference is now available in an affordably
priced Trade Paper edition. --This text refers to an out of print
or unavailable edition of this title.
Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings
This book contains the story of the discovery of
the first hard evidence that advanced peoples preceded all peoples
now known to history. In one field, ancient sea charts, it appears
that accurate information has been passed down from people to people.
This work explains in sequence, how the mystic religious system spread, and how it influenced the various elements and systems; set up as it spread, and produced a theology that is identifiable and distinctive.
We will see it spread east into India with the earliest civilisations there, and later emerge full-blown in the Aryan conquests. It moves north and west into Europe, and south into Egypt and Africa. The spread throughout Asia corrupts many religious systems. Its form, as Mysticism, is the vehicle by which it is transported everywhere.
Its aim is to release the individual from obedience to the One True God, and to enshrine a system that aspires to immortality through the existence of a soul. It seeks to purge that soul of the limitations imposed upon it by the fall from the heavens.
It seeks to restore itself to the heavens and to immortality on its own terms, free of obedience to, and by the grace of the God, understood from the pages of the Bible.
This system will almost destroy the world.
Sabbatarians in Transylvania
This work by Rabbi Samuel Kohn, the Chief Rabbi
of Budapest writing in 1894 was published in Hungarian and German.
It was never published in English. This English translation was
undertaken for Christian Churches of God by Thomas McElwain and
also Bonne Rook who was at the time a member of the Netherlands
Conference of the Christian Churches of God.
Samaritan Documents Relating to Their
History, Religion and Life (Pittsburgh Original Texts and Translations
Series No. 2)
This book is a must buy! John Bowman was professor
of Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Melbourne,
Australia. The book is a total of 370 pages long. It is divided
into 5 chapters. It beginns with the Samaritan Bible as he calls
it. Next is the translation of the Chronicles of the Samaritans
which is had to find out side of this book. Chapter 3 is Biblical
Commentraies of the Samaritans. Chapter 4 is Haggadic Midrash which
is their beliefs. Five is the Halakah codes or rules including Marriage,
circumcision etc. In the Epilgue at the end is four prayers translated
from the Samaritan Liturgy. At the back is an index with an index
of Biblical and post-biblical references. This book also has a short
Bibliography. The author has given footnotes at the end of each
section. This book you can not refuse to buy. It is well under priced
for the information that it has. Buy it and enjoy!
Larry Rynearson from USA
Near East (Volume I): An Anthology of Texts and Pictures
An anthology drawn from two magnificent and widely-praised
volumes by the same author: Ancient Near Eastern Texts,
"an indespensable treasure for all who intend to read the Old
Testament in its Oriental context; (Union Seminary Review)"
And, The Ancient Near East in Pictures, "a book of
eloquent pictures...that makes a thrilling as well as an authentic
contribution to bible scholarship and archeaology" (Christian
The Ashes of Waco
The scene outside Waco, Texas, on February 28,
1993 - when dozens of federal law enforcement agents in full combat
gear stormed the Branch Davidian compound - could have been cast
in England before the Quakers and Pilgrims fled to America, or in
the colonies at Salem, or in the new Republic during the nineteenth
century, when descendants of the Quakers and Pilgrims turned their
suspicions on the early Mormons. The elements that these very American
crusades had in common were, on one hand, a group of people with
beliefs incomprehensible to the majority of the population, and
on the other, police agencies whose operatives could not distinguish
custom from law, idiosyncrasy from threat. The line between churches,
which Americans believe should be protected from government interference,
and cults, which most Americans hold in disdain, has nothing to
do with the Constitution-the First Amendment in theory shields both-and
everything to do with the prejudices of a nation that has grown
fearful of the diversity that made it unique. The residents of Mt.
Carmel were instantly convicted of sin and lawbreaking by the kind
of gossip that unites remote hamlets and electronic villages alike...
The Companion Bible
An in-depth study Bible with extensive margin notes
on the structure of the biblical text and Hebrew and Greek words,
along with cross-references and 198 appendixes by E.W. Bullinger,
covering a multitude of topics.
The Dead Sea Scrolls : A New Translation
From a new generation of Dead Sea Scrolls scholars
comes this landmark work. Michael Wise, Martin Abegg, Jr. and Edward
Cook bring the long-inaccessible ancient scrolls of Qumran vividly
to life, translating and deciphering virtually every legible portion
of the fragmented scrolls, with startling results.
The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible : The Oldest
Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English
The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible
Translated for the First Time into English is the first full English
translation of the Hebrew scriptures used by the Essene sect at
Qumran. (The Essenes, along with the Pharisees and Saducees, were
among the three most influential Jewish groups of their time [150
B.C. to 68 A.D.]). Between 1947 and 1956, in 11 caves overlooking
the Dead Sea, more than 800 manuscripts of two types were found.
The first are called "biblical"--because they contain
material that was later canonized in the Hebrew Bible; the second
are called "non-Biblical"--because they contain poetry,
rules for holy living, and imaginative, midrashic interpretations
that are unique to the community that produced them.
The Decline and Fall of the Roman
"As a nonCatholic, I found this book fascinating
and extremely readable, which is a wonder in itself. If I were Catholic,
I think this book would disturb me with how much corruption has
pervaded the Catholic church for centuries. There have been truly
truly evil Popes...and they commited their sins in the name of Christ.
Hypocrisy oozes from page after page. A Fascinating book" Amazon.com
The Five Books of Moses : The Schocken
Bible, Volume I
Widely acclaimed by Bible scholars and theologians
of every denomination, Everett Fox's masterful translation re-creates
the echoes, allusions, alliterations, and wordplays of the Hebrew
original. Together with its extensive commentary and illuminating
notes, this unique translation draws the reader closer to the authentic
living voice of the Bible.
The Golden Bough
The Golden Bough describes our ancestors' primitive
methods of worship, sex practices, strange rituals and festivals.Disproving
the popular thought that life was simple, This monumental survey
shows that savage man was enmeshed in a tangle magic, taboos and
superstitions. Revealed here is the evolution of man from savagery
to civilization, From the modification of his weird and often bloodthirsty
customs to the entry of lasting moral, ethical, and spiritual values.
The Illustrated Bible Dictionary (Volume
Hardcover: 576 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.50 x 11.50 x 9.00
Publisher: Intervarsity Press; (May 1998)
Amazon.com Sales Rank: 783,208
The Law of God, Volume 1
Published for the Reading of the Law in the Sabbath Years 2012 and 2019 and onwards. These work explains the Ten Commandments and the sub ordinances of the Bible and the prophets as they explain the Law.
In The Jesuits, Malachi Martin reveals
for the first time the harrowing behind-the-scenes story of the
"new" world-wide Society of Jesus. The leaders and the
dupes; the blod and the pathos; the politics; the betrayals and
humiliations; the unheard-of alliances and compromises.The Jesuits
tells a true story of today that is already changing the face of
all our tomorrows.
The Jewish Festivals : A Guide to
Their History and Observance
"There is no better way to begin to understand
the messages of the Jewish holidays and the basic precepts of Judaism
than by reading this book."
--from the foreword by Harold S. Kushner
The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries:
Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World
The ancient Roman religion known as the Mithraic
mysteries has captivated the imaginations of scholars for generations.
There are two reasons for this fascination. First, like the other
ancient "mystery religions," such as the Eleusinian mysteries
and the mysteries of Isis, Mithraism maintained strict secrecy about
its teachings and practices, revealing them only to initiates. As
a result, reconstructing the beliefs of the Mithraic devotees has
posed an enormously intriguing challenge to scholarly ingenuity.
Second, Mithraism arose in the Mediterranean world at exactly the
same time as did Christianity, and thus the study of the cult holds
the promise of shedding vital light on the cultural dynamics that
led to the rise of Christianity
The Temple: Its Ministry and Services,
Because so much of New Testament life and imagery
is intimately associated with the temple, Edersheim here provides
a thorough study of the physical appearance of the temple, its ordinances,
and worshipers, the ministry of its priesthood, and the ritual of
Traces the history of the ancient Khazar Empire,
a major but almost forgotten power in Eastern Europe, which in the
Dark ages became converted to Judaism. Khazaria was finally wiped
out by the forces of Ghengis Khan, but evidence indicates that the
Khazars, themselves migrated to Poland and formed the cradle of
The Two Babylons
Where did the practices and beliefs of the Roman
Catholicism come from? In this scholarly classic, first published
over eighty years ago, Alexander Hislop reveals that many Roman
Catholic teachings did not originate with Christ or the bible, but
were adopted from ancient pagan Babylonian religion, and given Christian
of the Khazars
At a time when Charlemagne ruled, the Byzantines
were encroaching upon Russia, and the faith of Allah was flourishing
in Baghdad, there existed a kingdom with a tolerant, advanced civilization:
somewhere between the Caucasus mountains and the Volga, the Khazar
kingdom grew and flourished, and in one of the oddest choices ever
made, converted itself to Judaism. A thousand years later, when
the writer Marc Sofer is given an ancient Khazarian coin by a mysterious
visitor, he is drawn into investigating the fascinating enigma of
the Khazars. Why did these Steppe warriors decide to become Jews?
Why, after centuries of power and prosperity, were they effaced
from history? What is the connection between this ancient, vanished
people, and the terrorist group calling themselves the New Khazars,
who have begun attacking oil plants on the Caspian sea?
Taking place both in the 10th century and the 21st, this absorbing,
dramatic tale is part historical novel, part thriller. The story
of the Khazars is interwoven with a contemporary political conspiracy
in an unusual blend of reality and fiction that explores the ever
important themes of history and identity.
Their Kingdom Come : Inside the Secret
World of Opus Dei
An explosive expose of one of the most powerful
and secretive sects operating within the Roman Catholic Church-Opus
This book reveals that Opus Dei:
-Has become the Catholic Church's paramount financial
-Influences its members through a combination of secret rites and
insistence on absolute obedience
-Uses a strategy of discretion to cloud its real intentions
-Aims to prepare Christendom for the next crusade against Islam
Unholy Trinity: The Vatican, the
Nazis, and the Swiss Banks
Aarons and Loftus make a valiant effort to untangle
the complex trails of diplomatic and intelligence operations in
postwar Europe, focusing on Vatican participation. They document
the Vatican role in British and American smuggling of Nazis to Latin
America and in sending Nazi "Freedom Fighters" to Eastern
Europe, noting the key role of Giovanni Montini (later Pope Paul
VI). The authors conclude that Western intelligence was heavily
infiltrated by double agents who harnessed many operations to Moscow's
ends. Though perhaps less startling to historians than the authors
suggest, this deliberately provocative account will undoubtedly
stir up controversy.
From Kirkus Reviews
The author of Vatican (1986), among others, returns with a mammoth
meditation on the troubled state of today's Catholic Church. So
troubled, as one of the characters reports to the ``slavic Pope''
who is the central figure here, that ``it's going down.'' In his
opening scenes, surprising for this measured writer, Martin portrays
an animal sacrifice straight out of Stephen King, and Lucifer's
plan is unveiled: to penetrate the Church hierarchy and eventually
the Holy See itself with corrupt priests. They are bent on merging
with economic and ethical universalists in the public arena, but
their true agenda is the ascension of Satan and the annihilation
of humankind. A young American priest, Christian Gladstone, from
a place of peace called Windswept House, attempts to reverse these
trends in his audiences with the slavic Pope; his twin brother,
a lawyer, is embroiled in the impending new world order. They are
light and dark, but, curiously, the slavic Pope is gray. He as much
as anyone stood against Stalinist forces in Eastern Europe, but
at a cost to the private message of faith and redemption the Church
always has symbolized. But, while he himself has secularized the
Church, his personal faith is deeply traditional. He seeks a revelation
from an aged nun who participated in the Marian manifestation at
Fatima. Can she tell this weary old man when Jesus will return?
Does he have the strength for one last battle, as Lucifer stands
poised to become Pope? Slowly, indeed, Martin's passions--and his
agony over the dire straits of his faith--build into a deeply felt
moral crisis. Martin is a close associate with Pope John XXIII,
and his knowledge of Vatican politics is extraordinary. He pauses
just short of the Apocalypse, but should find readers among Catholics
and many evangelicals. Too slow-moving, and too specialized, for
everyone else. (Author tour; radio satellite tour) -- Copyright
©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text
refers to the Hardcover edition.