March 15, 2018

New PDF release: Abraham Lincoln: Lessons in Spiritual Leadership

By Elton Trueblood

Many writers have explored Lincoln's management; others have debated Lincoln's ambiguous non secular identification. yet during this vintage paintings, Christian thinker and statesman Elton Trueblood finds how Lincoln's management talents flowed without delay from his non secular convictions—which explains how the president used to be in a position to mix what few leaders can carry jointly: ethical resoluteness with a smart skill to compromise; self belief in his reason whereas refusing to succumb to the traps of self-righteousness or triumphalism; and a dedication to victory whereas by no means wasting sight of his accountability for—or the humanity of—his enemy. those wealthy meditations supply deep knowledge and perception on some of the most powerful leaders of all time.

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Son of). In Judea we find a single example of this form—Simeon b. (= ben) Antipatris, who was active in the generation after the destruction of the Second Temple. 10 In other sources as well, this formulation means that the sage is from place Y. There are three such instances among Galilean sages. Thus, for example, Menahem b. (= ben) Signai means Menahem of the village of Signah in the Lower Galilee. 11 A similar formulation is found for a sage who may have been active in Golan—R. Jacob b. Kurshai, the teacher of R.

Simeon was active in Tekoa. Examples in the talmudic sources include: “Said R. Hanina . . when I would come up from Tiberias to Sepphoris, I would take the long way about to go and greet R. Simeon b. Halafta in Ein Te"enah” (j. Ta"anit :, a, based on Neusner, :). This reference explicitly states that R. Simeon bar Halafta lived in Ein Te"enah. In another example we find: “Rabbi and R. Jose bar Judah went down to Akko and were received by R. Mana” (j. Shevi"it :, a, based on Neusner :), indicating that R.

Josephus also states that the breadth of Judea extends from the Jordan River in the east to Jaffa (the Mediterranean Sea) in the west. But even though Josephus mentions Jaffa, which would mean that Judea extended as far as the sea, this assumption is imprecise, as later on he lists the toparchies of Judea, and the western toparchies are Lod, Emmaus, Pella (Beth Natif, Beth Letpha) and Idumaea, all of which are in the Shefelah, which borders on the coastal plain. He later states that Jaffa and Jamnia (Yavneh) are additional toparchies of Judea, alluding to the fact that they are not an integral part of it.

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