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    The Eschatology of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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    The Dead Sea sect represents a unique view of Second Temple Judaism at an important juncture with the beginning of Jewish Christianity. A study of the eschatological views of the sect provides an historical and theological background for comparison with the views of Jesus and of early Jewish Christianity recorded in the New Testament. It further illustrates why Jewish eschatology should be a course of study within Jewish Studies and New Testament studies

    Die Handschrift MS Germ. d. 4 der Bodleian Library, Oxford

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    Manuscript description of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Germ. d. 4. This manuscript contains the widespread version of Jacobus de Theramo: Processus Belial, deutsch and was written in Allemanic German circa 1454

    Satan Is Alive and Active - Chapter 2 of Counseling and the Demonic

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    Chapter 1 of Counseling and the Demonic by Rodger K Buffor

    Harken Not to Wild Beasts: Between Rage and Eloquence in Saruman and Thrasymachus

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    One of the giant gaps in Tolkien scholarship has been to miss how deeply Saruman answers the age-old antagonism between rhetoric and philosophy. Like John Milton, Tolkien cannot bring himself to trust rhetoric. It threatens the unitary truth of a divinely-revealed moral order and, ironically, Tolkien applies great rhetorical skill to convince his reader of rhetoric’s illusionary nature. In this matter Tolkien has been largely successful, since few readers (if any) question the de-privileging of Saruman’s perspective. In the process, though, I suggest that Tolkien has developed in his master rhetorician a new relationship between rhetoric (eloquence) and rage (thymos). The “wild beast” (LOTR III.10 563) in Saruman’s nature eventually overwhelms the Art of his Voice. Yet by examining Saruman in light of another “wild beast,” Plato’s Thrasymachus (Republic 336b), we begin to see how Tolkien has subverted the hierarchy first established by Plato between art and anger. Thrasymachus subordinates his rage to his rhetorical skills, but Saruman allows his skills to wane as his anger waxes. The example of Sauron, who needs no rhetoric, drives home to Saruman the (mistaken) lesson that rhetoric is superfluous. It belongs to the weak. Saruman thereby allows his anger freer rein. Following his defeat at the Battle of Isengard, Saruman’s rage overwhelms him completely, and that rage quickly turns to resentment (ressentiment). After Saruman escapes Treebeard’s watchful eye, a “new” Saruman emerges. Following Peter Sloterdijk’s Rage and Time, I then expand my argument to suggest that Sharkey’s Shire exemplifies the forces of rage and resentment in modern politics. Defeating Sharkey, though, comes at a high price for the hobbits of the Shire. Since the meek do not inherit the earth, rage and eloquence must be marshalled together to defeat their oppressor—a situation tragic to Tolkien because it finds no easy reconciliation with his Christian beliefs

    Liber Belial: a vademecum for roman-canonical procedure in Europe

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    Tra i cosiddetti "processi farsa" diffusi nel Medioevo per spiegare le regole del diritto processuale, il "Liber Belial", noto anche come "Consolatio peccatorum", è stato uno dei libri più tradotti e stampati in Europa tra i secoli XV e XVI. Scritto nel 1382 da Jacopo da Teramo (1349-1417), l'opera descrive l'immaginario processo in cui diavoli decidono di promuovere una causa contro Gesù Cristo, il quale, dopo la Resurrezione, discese agli Inferi per liberare le anime dei patriarchi. Satana nomina Belial quale suo avvocato e fa appello alla giustizia divina per avviare il processo contro Gesù. Il testo è pieno di spunti e suggestioni relativi alla teologia, politica, diritto, letteratura, simbolismo e iconografia (in varie edizioni a stampa il testo è arricchito da diverse immagini che rappresentano le fasi procedurali ed alcune scene tratte dalla Bibbia). La causa intentata da Satana contro Gesù Cristo rappresenta la metafora del conflitto fra il Papato di Avignone e quello di Roma

    The Eschatological Yom Kippur in the Apocalypse of Abraham: Part I: The Scapegoat Ritual

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    Notas filolĂłgicas sobre los hijos de Belial y la Septuaginta

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    This paper studies the Septuagint translations of the Biblical Hebrew word בליעל and derived constructions, with a focus on the term λοιμός, which I propose as the Old Greek translation in the books of Samuel. The meaning of the word (and its relevance for the study of the reading and interpretation traditions around בליעל in turn of the era Judaism) is examined in the context of other evidence around the time of the Septuagint, such as Dead Sea Scrolls and Pseudoepigrapha. The picture defined by this comparison seems to indicate that, among part of the Septuagint tradition and other literatures, the word did present some cosmic-supernatural features of negativity which connect with ancient Near Eastern mythological elements.Este artículo estudia la traducción en la Septuaginta de la palabra hebrea בליעל y construcciones derivadas concentrándose en la traducción griega λοιμός, propuesta aquí como Old Greek en los libros de Samuel. El significado del término (y su relevancia para el estudio de las tradiciones de lectura e interpretación en torno a בליעל en el judaísmo del cambio de era) se examina en el contexto de otra evidencia más o menos contemporánea con la Septuaginta, como Qumrán y los Pseudoepígrafos. La imagen trazada por esta comparación parece indicar que, en parte de la tradición de la Septuaginta y otras literaturas, el término presentaba ciertos rasgos cósmico-sobrenaturales de negatividad que conectan con elementos mitológicos del Próximo Oriente antiguo

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    Trabajo presentado en el IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), celebrado en Macao (China), del 3 al 8 de noviembre de 2019This paper presents a new method to allow robots to accompany a person or a group of people imitating pedestrians behavior. Two-people groups usually walk in a side-by-side formation and three-people groups walk in a V-formation so that they can see each other. For this reason, the proposed method combines a Side-by-side and V-formation pedestrian model with the Anticipative Kinodynamic Planner (AKP). Combining these methods, the robot is able to do an anticipatory accompaniment of groups of humans, as well as to avoid static and dynamic obstacles in advance, while keeping the prescribed formations. The proposed framework allows also a dynamical re-positioning of the robot, if the physical position of the partners change in the group formation. Furthermore, people have a randomness factor that the robot has to manage, for that reason, the system was adapted to deal with changes in people's velocity, orientation and occlusions. Finally, the method has been validated using synthetic experiments and real-life experiments with our Tibi robot. In addition, a user study has been realized to reveal the social acceptability of the method
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