By Bonnie Young

ISBN-10: 0870992058

ISBN-13: 9780870992056

The original number of the cloisters provides one a feeling of mid-evil tradition via its structure and sculptures as well as miniatures and metalwork.
An illustrated travel of The Cloisters, proposing hidden treasures and info of the gathering that would be ignored through the informal visitor.
The textual content is predicated totally on numerous variants of The Cloisters: the development and the gathering of medieval artwork in fortress Tryon Park, by means of James J. Rorimer.

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Unlike Hosea’s earlier laws of God, which were lost, these laws have survived, with alterations, in a text that would become central to Judaism: Deuteronomy. As one might expect, they were on the stern side. Jews were to abandon the worship of all gods but Yahweh, on pain of death. They were to make sacrifices to Yahweh only at his Jerusalem temple. They were to help the poor and needy. They were not to have sex before marriage, commit adultery or live dissolutely. They were also to destroy their false-believer neighbours in a kind of early jihad.

For they shall sow the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind. (Hosea 8:1–8) Hosea was asking a great deal of the people of Israel, though he offered them little in return. Firstly, he demanded that the Israelites obey God’s law. Just what this law was remains unknown, as none of it has survived, but, judging by Hosea’s threatening tone, it was probably strict. Secondly, Hosea told the Israelites, who until then had happily worshipped a whole pantheon of gods, of which Yahweh was the senior, that they must now reject all gods except Yahweh.

In some ways it was a rather unlikely success. Its forgery was clumsy. Having ‘predicted’ past events with perfect accuracy, it quickly ran into trouble when it tried to make a real prediction. This was in part because, unwisely, the forger chose not only to say what would happen, but when. Daniel prophesied that the hated king Antiochus IV would be killed by God after Jews had ‘suffered three and a half’ years of struggle with the Greeks. This meant he would be dead by 164 BC. When this year had come and gone, and the king was still very much alive, a new chapter (8) was hastily added, in which Daniel predicted that Antiochus would live for a further three and a half years.

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