Its unusual formal structure of one continuous act with six scenes tells the Biblical tale (not very clearly, alas) of the ancient Persian king, Ahasuerus, his wife, Esther, and Haman, the king's chief minister, and the latter's vendetta against the Israelites
. Handel, who was a renowned self-borrower, extracted nine of the work's 21 arias from his earlier Brockes Passion.
As a coffee table book this volume has much to commend it: striking photos of Mary Stollard Purnell, "King Ben's" second and probably bigamous wife; group shots of the Israelites
at work and at play; broadsides, clippings from newspapers about the "City of Mary" and the various business ventures that developed around her and her colony (including a fascinating hospital venture, the King David Hospital and Clinic in 1938); views of the summer cottages and visitors.
By killing the Egyptian, Moses, knowingly or unknowingly, had already taken the Israelite
To the ordinances of the Lord, the Israelites
all answered with one voice: 'We will do everything that the Lord has told us' (Exodus 24:3).
Considered by many as the oldest city in the world, it was the first city attacked by the Israelites
after crossing the Jordan.
One day, he realized the dream in his heart was to become a leader and free the Israelites
from their bondage of slavery in Egypt.
His recent book "Black Jews in Africa and the Americas" records the growth of Israelite
movements throughout Africa and elsewhere.
The Archaeology of Israelite
Society in Iron Age II is a translation and update of Faust's 2005 Hebrew book (with a slightly different title), itself an updated version of his 2000 PhD dissertation.
Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite
Social theory and the study of Israelite
religion; essays in retrospect and prospect.
This book's purpose seems to be twofold: 1) to describe the complexities of religious practice in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Syria-Palestine and 2) to contextualize ancient Israelite
religion within this Near Eastern world.
Walking in Their Sandals: A Guide to First-Century Israelite
Ethnic Identity, by Markus Cromhout.
insists on the radical dissimilarity between non-Israelite (Canaanite, pagan) religious belief and authentic Israelite
Aniconism in its Ancient Near Eastern Context.
Moses was born about 1520 in Egypt, of Israelite