By Sue Seibert

ISBN-10: 1439639957

ISBN-13: 9781439639955

The kinfolk of James Alvis Lynch headed west from Denison, Texas, to discover a dry weather that may alleviate Lynch's signs of malaria and his spouse Amanda's rheumatism. They traveled so far as the Brazos River, the place U.S. a hundred and eighty crosses this day, while considered one of their oxen drowned, and the opposite was once struck through lightning. To make concerns worse, the Lynches realized of hair-raising stories of the struggles among Comanches and settlers. So on Christmas Eve in 1877, the Lynch relatives made up our minds to settle four miles east of the Brazos within the appealing valley among what are the East and West Mountains in present-day Mineral Wells. There, the Lynch kinfolk came upon the mineral-rich water that mended their maladies and taken travelers from all over the place to take the therapeutic treatment. The geology of the realm additionally introduced oil, gasoline, and brick vegetation, whereas the assaults on neighborhood settlers introduced an army presence to the area. The background of Mineral Wells is alive at the present time, as many descendants of early pioneers nonetheless reside and paintings in the neighborhood, jam-packed with satisfaction for his or her families' contributions to the world.

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65 The ‘election’ is thus transferred to a single person (Jesus). When this is coupled with the prediction that the Saviour of ‘Israel’ will be born of a virgin,66 the latter would constitute the third component of the triad, the holy spirit. 68 This aspect of Yhwh (having Asherah as a consort) must have been 20 T H E Q U E S T F O R U N D E R S TA N D I N G transferred to him after the worship of Yhwh became dominant over the worship of Baal. In view of the widespread popularity of Asherah, as was suggested earlier, her name probably forms part of the name ‘Israel’.

The building blocks or units of the Qur’an which have been mentioned or alluded to above cover the major part of the Qur’an, the framework of the Qur’anic discourse. There are other units in the Qur’an which will not be focussed upon in this work. These may be divided into two classes. The 47 AN OVERALL VIEW OF THE QUR’AN first pertains to rituals: fasting, food restrictions and pilgrimage. These rituals, especially those of the pilgrimage (Hajj), were well established and based on ancient rituals which were part and parcel of the annual festivities in Mecca and its surroundings as well as across the whole of the Arabian Peninsula and its periphery.

54 Possible origins of Christology Christianity was born when Paul (a Jewish rabbi with the Hebrew name Saul) adapted the message of Jesus by shifting the emphasis from preaching to the Jews to preaching to the non-Jews (the gentiles, mainly 9 T H E Q U E S T F O R U N D E R S TA N D I N G the non-Jewish Semitic elements forming the major part of the population in the area), and by developing Christology. The latter may have been an adaptation of the concept of a triad used in worship in ‘Arabia’ (see below).

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