Who Buries the Dead

The grisly murder of a West Indies slave owner and the reappearance of a dangerous enemy from Sebastian St. Cyr’s past combine to put C. S. Harris’s “troubled but compelling antihero” (Booklist) to the ultimate test in this taut, ...

Author: C. S. Harris

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101609798

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The grisly murder of a West Indies slave owner and the reappearance of a dangerous enemy from Sebastian St. Cyr’s past combine to put C. S. Harris’s “troubled but compelling antihero” (Booklist) to the ultimate test in this taut, thrilling mystery. London, 1813. The vicious decapitation of Stanley Preston, a wealthy, socially ambitious plantation owner, at Bloody Bridge draws Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, into a macabre and increasingly perilous investigation. The discovery near the body of an aged lead coffin strap bearing the inscription King Charles, 1648 suggests a link between this killing and the beheading of the deposed seventeenth-century Stuart monarch. Equally troubling, the victim’s kinship to the current Home Secretary draws the notice of Sebastian’s powerful father-in-law, Lord Jarvis, who will exploit any means to pursue his own clandestine ends. Working in concert with his fiercely independent wife, Hero, Sebastian finds his inquiries taking him from the wretched back alleys of Fish Street Hill to the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair as he amasses a list of suspects who range from an eccentric Chelsea curiosity collector to the brother of an unassuming but brilliantly observant spinster named Jane Austen. But as one brutal murder follows another, it is the connection between the victims and ruthless former army officer Sinclair, Lord Oliphant, that dramatically raises the stakes. Once, Oliphant nearly destroyed Sebastian in a horrific wartime act of carnage and betrayal. Now the vindictive former colonel might well pose a threat not only to Sebastian but to everything—and everyone—Sebastian holds most dear.

God and Good

Silent, only the Angel Who Buries the Dead stood by the side of the Divine/Eheyeh. The Divine/Eheyeh asked the Angel Who Buries the Dead whether it was now time to proceed. The Angel Who Buries the Dead, who was fasting, indicated in ...

Author: David Birnbaum

Publisher: New Paradigm Matrix

ISBN: 9780980171013

Category: God (Judaism)

Page: 552

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Summa Metaphysica proposes a comprehensive and integrated metaphysical structure – a new paradigm. Summa I: God and Evil: Religious Man (published 1988) and Summa II: God and Good: Spiritual Man (first launched 2005 online) comprise Birnbaum’s Summa Metaphysica series. The author has proposed that one fundamental concept – and one fundamental concept alone – Quest for Potential∞ (recursive to the infinite power) – ignited – and drives – the cosmos – and the integral infinite divine. Building upon his 1988 treatise, in Summa II: God and Good: Spiritual Man (17 years later) the author lays out his overarching metaphysical structure in very significantly greater scope, depth, breadth and texture. Summa III: The Transcendent Dynamic: Secular Man offers a metaphysics for ‘Everyman’ – de-linked from any spirituality or religious aspects. It might best be classified as ‘scientific metaphysics’. It Is anchored In a creative finesse of science and logic. Birnbaum’s paradigm is non–linear, as opposed to the linearity of the great bulk of Western philosophy. It is non– circular, as opposed to the circularity of much of Eastern philosophy. Rather, Birnbaum’s paradigm is what the author refers to as a “spiral/reflexive” dynamic (elucidated in the text). The author proposes that this Quest for Potential∞ paradigm more elegantly explains the dynamics of the cosmos – and of life, in particular – than alternate propositions. According to Birnbaum, only the full plethora of potentials – and the quest thereof – could have ignited the cosmos. The combined potentials for love, life, intellectuality, spirituality and, indeed, for an infinitely Perfect Divine, ignited, birthed, nurtured, and projected the cosmos onward on its quest towards infinity. ‘Extraordinariation,’ according to the author, is the overarching goal. Thomas Aquinas wrote Summa Theologica c. 1273 within a Christian context. The Summa Metaphysica series, proposing an original, dynamic, overarching, and integrated metaphysics, is crafted within a Jewish context seven hundred years later. www.

The Halakhah

Burial of the Dead , Mourning on the Intermediate Days of a Festival M. 3 : 5 He who buries his dead three days before the festival — the requirement of the seven days of mourning is nullified for him . [ He who buries his dead ] eight ...

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004116176

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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The Halakhah embodies the complete Jewish Law, and contains commandments and guidelines for day-to-day living. The original commandments given by God to the Jewish people were enhanced by rabbis to offer a detailed framework to guide the lives of all Jews. In this complete, all-encompassing encyclopaedia of the Halakhah, the various laws are classified in such a way that a systematic and coherent structure is obtained. Each entry of the Halakhah is presented in a logical fashion. Where applicable, the original biblical wording is given, extended with literal abstracts from the Torah. Next, problems and questions that may arise from that law are stated and any additional information given. Finally, each entry gives comprehensive explanations and recommendations as to how these laws are to be observed in daily life where to be and where not to be, what to do and what not to do, what to say and what not to say. The Halakhah, or standard Jewish Law, combines the Mishnah (about 200 CE), the Tosefta (about 300 CE), and the two Talmuds (about 400, 600 CE for the Land of Israel and Babylon, respectively). Volumes I and II contain entries pertaining to the Jewish people in relationship to God. Volume III explains how the Jewish people can restore and maintain their society in accordance with the Torah as it is explained by the rabbis. In Volumes IV and V of this study, we take up the life of the Jewish household in their encounter with God. The Encyclopaedic account therefore moves from regulating relationships between Israel and God to establishing stable and equitable relationships among Israelites and finally to actually living the Halakhah."

Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions

Regarding the narrative type, the plot of the Book of Tobit combines two elements: the grateful dead and the intended bride (scholars are divided ... A stranger who passes through has compassion upon him, pays his debts, and buries him.

Author: Raphael Patai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317471707

Category: Political Science

Page: 500

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This multicultural reference work on Jewish folklore, legends, customs, and other elements of folklife is the first of its kind.

The Talmud of Jerusalem

[HE WHO BURIES HIS DEAD] EIGHT DAYS [BEFORE THE FESTIVAL]―THE REQUIREMENT OF THE THIRTY DAYS OF MOURNING IS NULLIFIED FOR HIM. 1. I:1: The requirement of the seven days of mourning covers use of a sandal and having a haircut.

Author: Moïse Schwab

Publisher: Christian Classics Reproductions


Category: Religion


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The Jerusalem Talmud probably originated in Tiberias in the School of Johanan ben Nappaha. It is a compilation of teachings of the schools of Tiberias, Sepphoris and Caesarea. It is written largely in a western Aramaic dialect that differs from its Babylonian counterpart.

Leo Baeck Philosophical and Rabbinical Approaches

One eulogizes and buries the dead of the nonJews, because of the ways of peace. One comforts the mourners of the nonJews, because of the ways of peace. Tosefta Git. : – It is taught: In a city with a Jewish and a nonJewish population, ...

Author: Walter Homolka

Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH

ISBN: 9783865961150

Category: Religion

Page: 122

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Papers from the annual conference of the Abraham Geiger College.

The Naturalist in La Plata

Thus, the dog buries the bone it does not want to eat, and when hungry digs it up again. When a dog buries or hides the dead body of the she dog it was attached to, or the she dog buries her dead young, it is with the same motive—namely ...

Author: William Henry Hudson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752357561

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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Reproduction of the original: The Naturalist in La Plata by William Henry Hudson

The Digest of Justinian

PAPINIANUS (Questions 8) Some persons there are who, although they cannot make a spot religious, can still sue to good purpose for an interdict de mortuo inferendo ; for instance, a bare proprietor who buries a dead body in land in ...

Author: Charles Henry Monro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107651012

Category: Law

Page: 462

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Originally published in 1903, this two-volume work contains an English translation of the first fifteen books of the Digest of Justinian, which formed one part of Roman civil law. Monro uses the Latin text edited by Theodor Mommsen, and translates Latin legal terms by using explanatory substitute words, not by giving the nearest approximation of the idea in English law. Volume Two contains the translation of Books Seven to Fifteen. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in late Roman law or the history of law in Europe.

The Marrano Way

The Marrano condition is the very opposite of the evangelical praise of pure life which can relieve itself of the ghostly burdens: the Marrano is the living one who buries her dead in a crypt, carries it until she dies, and then passes ...

Author: Agata Bielik-Robson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110768275

Category: History

Page: 378

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The Marrano phenomenon is a still unexplored element of Western culture: the presence of the borderline Jewish identity which avoids clear-cut cultural and religious attribution and – precisely as such – prefigures the advent of the typically modern "free-oscillating" subjectivity. Yet, the aim of the book is not a historical study of the Marranos (or conversos), who were forced to convert to Christianity, but were suspected of retaining their Judaism "undercover." The book rather applies the "Marrano metaphor" to explore the fruitful area of mixture and cross-over which allowed modern thinkers, writers and artists of the Jewish origin to enter the realm of universal communication – without, at the same time, making them relinquish their Jewishness which they subsequently developed as a "hidden tradition." The book poses and then attempts to prove the "Marrano hypothesis," according to which modern subjectivity derives, to paraphrase Cohen, "out of the sources of the hidden Judaism": modernity begins not with the Cartesian abstract ego, but with the rich self-reflexive self of Michel de Montaigne who wrestled with his own marranismo in a manner that soon became paradigmatic to other Jewish thinkers entering the scene of Western modernity, from Spinoza to Derrida. The essays in the volume offer thus a new view of a "Marrano modernity," which aims to radically transform our approach to the genesis of the modern subject and shed a new light on its secret religious life as surviving the process of secularization, although merely in the form of secret traces.