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  • The Bible: The English Word Prophet Amos

    previous prophets, Amos was a minor prophet, as he had no connections to prior prophets. In this paper I am going to explore the identity of Amos, themes in the book of Amos, and how he conveys his prophetic message. One might ask, who was Amos? Amos grew up herding sheep and cattle, and tending sycamore figs in Tekoa, a small village in Judah about ten miles south of Jerusalem. Some scholars are convinced that Amos’s prophecy took place during the mid eighth century, while others are precisely unsure due to insufficient evidence. The evidence that provides this date arises from archeological findings of the earthquake, mentioned in Amos 1:1, that occurred two years following his prophesy. Amos was born and prophesied during the ruling of Jeroboam II of Israel, the son of Joash, (786-746 BCE) and during the reign of the Uzzziah king of Judah (783-742 BCE), “ Amos was called was called by G-d to be a prophet and to relay his messages. Although he was from the southern kingdom of Judah, his prophesy occurred in the northern kingdom of Israel. Who Amos is and where and when he lived, makes a difference in not only the material of the book of Amos but with the way the story is written and told as well. Due to the fact that Amos wrote most of the book and it was from his point of view, his personality is what shapes the book and it’s passages. At one point, in 7:14, Amos says, “I am not a prophet nor a son of a prophet”. Whether Amos believed it or not, he was a prophet who…

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  • Mother Child Narratives And The Kingdom Of God Analysis

    Two woman come to Solomon asking him to decide who the mother of the child is. Each woman had a son but one of the sons was killed and now they are arguing over who the living son belongs to. Solomon tricks the woman by saying that the baby must be cut in half and be shared. The real mother cries out not to kill her son and to give him to the other woman. Solomon knows this is the real mother because she would rather give her son away than kill him. However the fake mom is fine with keeping…

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  • Dynastability In Israel

    wonder a stable line of succession could form. All these factors contributed to the dynastic instability referenced in the biblical record and other sources. This is significant as the dynastic instability inevitably leads to fall of Israel and it’s capture by Assyria. Unlike its sister nation, Judah, Israel had little dynastic success. There were many contributing factors to its instability, which began with the division of the kingdom under Rehoboam due to discontent within his kingdom from…

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  • Kama Sutra

    the human life, and empowers women while showing the socio-political situation of India during the time. The historical setting the Kama Sutra was written in plays a large factor in the content and methods the text uses. The Kama Sutra, like most texts and artifacts from ancient India, does not have a specific date it was written. It is commonly accepted among the scholarly community, however, to have been written between 300 CE and 700 CE, in the 3rd century. During this time, the Gupta dynasty…

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  • Daniel Chapter 4 Summary

    to be one of superficiality and arrogance. This presents itself well in this chapter in seeing the King’s attitude towards God. At this time the King has seen God strongly in through the testimony of Daniel, so much so that he refers to Daniel in this chapter as being filled with the “spirit of the holy ghost.” The King has seen Daniel’s God interpret dreams, and spare Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from certain death. Each time the King is left singing the praises of their God, yet this…

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  • Michael Myers The Monstrosity Of Humans

    Monstrosity, defined as a grossly malformed animal, plant, or person would show the exact wording of the phrase. Understanding the exact term helps us identify Monster. Monsters, usually recognized as an imaginary creature described as typically large, ugly, and frightening, but they differ in classifications such as reanimated monsters, ecological monsters, human monsters, and technological monsters. The truth is, monsters come in different shapes and sizes. In this case we will identify and…

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  • The Influence Of Technology In Ancient Egypt

    Egypt was expanded to Syria, Nubia, and farther south to the Fourth Cataract drastically improving Egyptian influence, lessening its chances of being attacked. Under Thutmose I, Egypt became the first empire to command western Asia. Not only was Egypt expanding and gaining prosperity, but it was also able to attain peace with other countries who did not dare invade. With the open of the New Kingdom and the defeat of the Hyksos, however, came a new array of enemies, one of which was the Hittites.…

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  • Psycho Film Analysis

    Hitchcock’s Psycho, from ‘Inside Norman Bates’ and ‘The World Inside Its Image’ The benchmark of horror films could easily be Hitchcock’s most revered work ‘Psycho’ (1960). The black and white filmscape does not downplay the crimson colour of blood spiralling down the plughole after Marion’s fatal stabbing, nor the shock of Norman’s mothers sunken eye sockets. It’s 2015 and this is the first time I have properly been introduced to the film however as a testament to its making I had nightmares…

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  • Copper Masks

    The essay “Kings, Crowns, and Rights of Succession: Obalufon Arts at Ife and Other Yoruba Centers” by Suzanne Preston Blier argues that Copper mask said to represent Ife king Obalufon II is related to the succession of rulers and that its symbolism comes from Obalufon II’s time as a ruler as well as his deification (386). This article is effective because of its meticulous examination of the history of Obalufon II, Ife history and other works relating to the mask. Blier begins the essay by…

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  • Thomas Elsaesser's Film Theory Analysis

    Among our most intrinsic human characteristics, we strive to express ourselves both creatively and socially. Combining these two traits creates an artistic interaction between an audience and a medium. Cinema, arguably the most visually astounding form of art, not only stimulates visually, but subjects viewers to haptic and acoustic experiences as well. The film scholar, Thomas Elsaesser, makes various points in his book “Film Theory” describing several ways in which we can experience the film…

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