e-Book Animals of the Bible download

e-Book Animals of the Bible download

by Isaac Asimov

ISBN: 0517363828
ISBN13: 978-0517363829
Language: English
Publisher: Outlet (January 1, 1982)
Subategory: For Kids

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Animals of the Bible book. Most of Asimov's popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage. He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms.

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Isaac Asimov thinks big; readers of his science fiction works are familiar with his grasp and mastery of scale and how . Situating the writers of the various books of the Bible in time and space, Asimov gives its writings context and also explains how that context has morphed with time.

Isaac Asimov thinks big; readers of his science fiction works are familiar with his grasp and mastery of scale and how the individual stories unfold within the epic work. In Asimov's Guide to the Bible he utilizes this skill to pare down and untangle the many intertwined threads of biblical history and mythology.

Written by: Isaac Asimov. Published by: Wings Books. Download Asimov’s Guide to the Bible here (28 MB): Asimov’s Guide to the Bible.

Asimov’s Guide to the Bible is a huge fact-based reference, almost . 00 pages. Asimov’s Guide to the Bible. Written by: Isaac Asimov.

For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. This is young Isaac Asimov's first novel, full of wonders and ideas, the book that launched the novels of the Galactic Empire, culminating in the Foundation series. This is Golden Age SF at its finest. Fantasy, Science Fiction, Actions & Adventure, History & Fiction.

Isaac Asimov is truly one of the greatest literary geniuses of all time. Asimov was not only a prolific individual book writer but wrote more sci-fi series than any other writer in his genre

Isaac Asimov is truly one of the greatest literary geniuses of all time. His visions for the future of technology and society have had wide-reaching impacts on countless generations of children and adults alike. Asimov was not only a prolific individual book writer but wrote more sci-fi series than any other writer in his genre. Some of his contemporaries focussed on one universe or a few but Asimov created no less than 5 in total.

Isaac Asimov is best known as the most successful writer of science fiction and popular science books. Asimov was greatly interested in History which made him write 14 popular history books, some of the notable ones being, ‘The Greeks: A Great Adventure’ (1965), ‘The Roman Republic’ (1966), ‘The Roman Empire’ (1967), ‘The Egyptians’ (1967) and ‘The Near East: 10,000 Years of History’ (1968).

The total number of books listed here is 515 books and short stories in 72 years.

Discusses the origins and folklore of forty-five animals mentioned in the Bible.
Beautiful book!

Part of the attraction of this edition is the children's book format of including artistic rendering of the story on each and every page. Lewis Carrol's 'Alice' would certainly approve. The pictures are bold, stylistic expressions inspired by the artist's visit to Northern France, where he had viewed exquisite medieval stained glass and tapestry. The animals are as caricatured as a Disney animation, but the ornamental flora is distinctively Old World.

Isaac shares with us the original language names of many of the species mentioned in the
Bible, some of which are either extinct, or mythical, or simply unknowns translated into
familiar species names. The most surprising, I think is the phonetic equivalent of something
we've heard in recent tragedy.

'Akhbar', a Hebrew word translated as 'mouse' in the KJV, is according to Asimov, a general
term "covering all the small rodents of the rat and mouse family."
"Akhbar literally means 'destruction of grain'." And, because I Samuel recounts an incident
where the Philistines offered a 'guilt' offering of five golden mice, to end a disease plague,
"Some scholars think that this indicates that the people of biblical times may have understood that rodents spread disease."

Whether or not that's true, it was thought whilst the plague was active during the dark ages,
that Jewish communities must have been working witchcraft, because their abstinence from
eating things like 'rodents' and from pouring their waste in the thoroughfares, [unlike the
Europeans] as well as their strictures about washing hands and against handling the dead
without cleansing themselves, all of these reduced the incidents of plague in Jewish

Small wonder that westerners can't begin to fathom how an pseudo literate band of religious fanatics would crash a perfectly good airplane into a building, screaming at the top of their lungs...

"God is a rat?"

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I love Asimov as a science fiction writer and I've read a number of his non-fiction science books for children. He is a great writer. He is also known for being a great atheist and is well-known for some stinging remarks made about the Bible/believers and his atheistic quotes are favourites of his like-minded fellows. So seeing that he wrote books about the Bible and Bible stories during the days he professed to being agnostic (admittedly feigned) is quite humorous and since I'd never actually come across one before I had to pick this up especially when I saw the gorgeous illustrations. Each page is devoted to one animal and has a paragraph of information, obviously the hippopotamous' is longer than the aurochs'. Berelson has used sepia tones and a medieval style to present slightly fantasized though realistic versions of the animals in his illustrations. This is a beautiful book to look at. Asimov's introduction is a combination of telling us how important the bible is while stating that it is all legends. Knowing his true beliefs he has actually written quite a friendly intro. about the Bible and the plants and animals mentioned. He hopes this book "will make the Bible mean just a little more to you." This is actually funny because 4 years later in 1982 he is quoted as saying in the secular humanist magazine, Free Inquiry, " I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time." Did he waste his time writing his bible story books for kids? Probably not, he got paid. Anyway, Asimov is a storyteller and has a nice narrative voice when writing non-fiction which is imperative when writing such for children. Thus, while each page only contains a snippet of text, it is engaging as well as interesting. Best feature is the compilation of Biblical beasts and the contemporary medieval-style illustrations. The book is a looker!

This reference book is appropriate for children of any age. Great text, wonderful illustrations, and helpful reminders about where in the Bible these animals are mentioned. I found this book at our local library. The 1978 hardcover was published by Doubleday & Co. A similar book, 95 Animals of the Bible, by Nancy Johnson is also excellent. Children love animals, so both the Asimov and Johnson books are great ways to help children become biblically literate.

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