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    The prophetic book takes its name after the prophet who received the vision. The name Obadiah means “servant of the LORD”. It is the smallest book in the Old Testament. There is no information about the author. Sanhedrin 39b (Talmud) said Obadiah was Ahab’s servant. Pseudo-Epiphanius said he was King Ahaziah’s military official (thus the book must have been written in 842 B.C.). John Calvin said he could have been an eyewitness to the destruction of Jerusalem which suggests that the book must have been written in 586 B.C. (Ibibio, n.d).Some say the name could be a title. Most scholars agree that Obadiah wrote in the 840s B.C., a few years before Joel and he was Elisha’s contemporary. The genre of the book is classical Hebrew prophetic poetry. The author uses imagery, rhetorical questions, irony, repetition, and various…

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    The book of Jonah, just like the other Minor Prophets, is a short story – only 4 chapters with 48 vesicles – which, between other characteristics, its distinguishes by having the prophet as the main character, while the other prophets are only collections of oracles. Another difference with the other minor prophet books, is that the book of Jonah is a narrative story about the mission ordered to Jonah, and, even in other books of the Bible, we find parallel writings of this particular style,…

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    Elish Successor Of Elijah

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    She told him that Obadiah had died, and people are threatening to take away her sons as slaves, unless she paid the debts back. She only has one pot of oil so Elisha tells her to get as many pots to fill with oil as she can. The widow follows Elisha’s instructions and she begins to pour some oil into the first pot. The oil keeps filling pot after pot until they are all eventually filled. Elisha then tells her to sell the oil and repay her husband's debts, and use the rest to support herself…

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    knowledge and opinion. We are instilled to go to libraries and pick up some interesting books. Books are important for expanding our knowledge and help to develop our ability to make rational decisions. Reading different types of book can open our minds and prevent us from being frogs in the well, someone who cannot see a big picture since he or she is a close-minded. “American libraries should be open to all – except censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to…

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    In our modern era, there have been many well-written books, however, what criteria must a book contain in order to be considered a true classic for generations upon generations? For a book to be considered a timeless classic, it must contain three-dimensional, realistic characters with gradual character development, as well as a magnificent use of sensory details. Without these key aspects to a story that make it relatable and interesting, it cannot be remembered for decades to come. Due to its…

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    I am a reader not a writer. There have been many experiences in my life that have shaped to be a reader. Growing up, I was always an avid reader and a novice writer. I enjoyed reading all types of books as a child. I read all of the Goosebumps books. My parents bought me all of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. When the book fair would come to my school, I would always have to buy a book. The school librarian knew my name by heart because I would always come and check out books. Reading…

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    The Co-Dependent Novel Imagine you are in a bookstore and it is overflowing with amazing literature. How many of these novels can stand on their own as a story to tell? Do some of these novels require prior text to understand certain aspects, such as a second book in a series? This brings forth the idea of intertextuality in which it is defined as reference of a text which is mirrored and reflected in another text (Eyvazi 155). Jean Rhys took it into her own hands to create a novel on Bertha…

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    Carissa Beck Writing About Literature Jessica Roberson 2/18/18 The Lottery Many people pick stories with themes and symbols that smack them in the face. It is true that these are nice to read because it does not take much brain power to understand every bit of what is going on. Other people, however, may enjoy a book the is more of a hidden gem, with meanings just as hard to find as the story itself. Many people claim that Shirley Jackson’s, “The Lottery” to be a hidden gem. “The…

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    A book is a dream that you hold in you hands. Many people love books and read all the time. Many do not understand the real meaning of books. Three stories have the most meaning by far: "Through the Tunnel", "The Bridge", and "The Scarlet Ibis". The story, "Through the Tunnel", is about a boy named Jerry who is eleven years old. He decided one day he would leave his mother and go off on an adventure, to the rocky beach. While on the rocky beach, Jerry meets a group of big boys. Jerry tries to…

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    Autobiography

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    finding more books to read. From a young age, my father had encouraged me to read and explore my love for finding new books. When I was about 8 or 9 years old, he got me my first public library card. He would take me to the public library and open the double doors to the kids section and to me it was like walking into a magic world straight out of a story book.…

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