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Khitan Between the 10th and 12th centuries CE, the nomadic Khitan dominated a large swath of Mongolia and Manchuria and created the Liao Dynasty, a substantial rival to China's Song Dynasty. They spoke an Altaic language, likely under the Mongolic family of languages. To write down their language, the Khitan people employed two distinct scripts in parallel. The first one, simply called the "large script" by Chinese sources, came into use at approximately 920 CE. The second one, not surprisingly called the "small script", was reputedly created by the Khitan scholar Diela around 925 CE.

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Borromean rings in Christian iconography The mystery of the Christian Trinity is expressed in the Athanasian Creed: we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in unity; neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the substance. Trying to depict this triune nature without leaving oneself open to attacks of polytheism was problematic, and geometrical symbols became popular. The equilateral triangle, consisting of three equal parts, equally joined, was used as an early symbol of the Trinity. Ten Commandments The Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue, are a set of biblical principles relating to ethics and worship, which play a fundamental role in Judaism and Christianity. They include instructions to worship only God and to keep the sabbath, and prohibitions against idolatry, blasphemy, murder, theft, dishonesty, and adultery. Different groups follow slightly different traditions for interpreting and numbering them. Terminology[edit] In biblical Hebrew, the Ten Commandments are called עשרת הדברים (transliterated Asereth ha-D'bharîm) and in Rabbinical Hebrew עשרת הדברות (transliterated Asereth ha-Dibroth), both translatable as "the ten words", "the ten sayings" or "the ten matters".[2] The Tyndale and Coverdale English translations used "ten verses". The Geneva Bible appears to be the first to use "tenne commandements", which was followed by the Bishops' Bible and the Authorized Version (the "King James" version) as "ten commandments".

Muturzikin - Linguistic maps [en][fr][eu][es] © 2005-2016 All right reserved-Tous droits réservés Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, Canada Linguistic criteria, internal policy, terms of use, principal references and FAQ These maps display the ethnic and linguistic complexities in some parts of the world that are too often ignored or discarded by nationalists. Most people are conditioned to think nationalistically without even necessarily being aware of it. Each language or isogloss transcends geographical borders, where appropriate. our forgotten brothers Mediteraneo เมดิเตอร์เรเนียน 地中海 先民, Grekujo 希腊 กรีซ, Hispanujo สเปน 西班牙, Italujo arbaro 意大利 刚果的森林 คองโก ป่า อิตาลี Xitālī, Sardinio 撒丁岛 ซาร์ดิเนีย Sār̒dineīy, Lazio: ลาซิโอ, lā si xo, Romo โรม 罗马, Tibero rivero แม่น้ำ อิตาลี Mæ̀n̂ả Xitālī Camunni. The history of Valle Camonica (near city of Brescia) begins with the end of last ice age, 15,000 years ago when the glacier, melting, creates the valley.

50 Visually Appealing CSS Tutorials & Techniques If you are looking for in-depth articles on the inner workings of flexbox, or a comprehensive explanation for using CSS regions, then this is definitely not the post for you. Instead, we have squarely put our focus on those CSS tutorials that not only make the smaller details of the web visually appealing, but are also really useful. You know what we mean… fantastic text effects, innovative button styles, space-saving navigation systems, subtly animated form elements… that kind of thing. We have organised the tutorials and techniques into the following categories: Typography Techniques; Button Tutorials, Menu &amp, Navigation Techniques, Form Element Tutorials, SVG &amp, CSS Styling Techniques, Styling Anchor Links, Web Page Components Tutorials, CSS Layout Techniques, and finally a mixed bag of cool miscellaneous tutorials.

Anti-Semitic Legends translated and/or edited by D. L. The Book of Revelation Reading Revelation The book of Revelation has puzzled Christians for centuries. Many today believe it holds the key to climactic events in the near future leading up to the second coming of Christ. However, the true key to reading Revelation is to ask how the original recipients of John’s letter would have read it. John wrote his letter to Christians in the last decade of the first century, specifically to seven churches in Asia Minor (modern-day ). These churches were challenged not only by the temptations of idolatry and sexual immorality but also were suffering persecution from the and the Jewish community (Rev. 2:9-10).

Old Photos - Oglala Big Rib – Oglala – 1868 Fire Thunder, Old Man Afraid of His Horses, Pipe - Oglala - 1868 Spotted Tail (Sicangu), Roman Nose (aka They Are Afraid Of His Shield, Mniconjou), Old Man Afraid of His Horses (Oglala), Lone Horn (aka One Horn, Mniconjou), Whistling Elk (Mniconjou), Pipe ( Oglala), Slow Bull (Oglala) – 1868

Myth of Invasion Rig veda Aryans The geography of the Rigveda has been the most misrepresented aspect of the text in the hands of the scholars: the geographical information in the Rigveda, to put it in a nutshell, more or less pertains to the area from Uttar Pradesh in the east to Afghanistan in the west, the easternmost river mentioned in the text being the GaNgA, and the westernmost being the western tributaries of the Indus. However many western scholars have maintained that Rig veda people moved from west to India, Let us see the common most evidence rivers Let us see the counter arguements. RiversThere are three rivers named in the Rigveda to which this applies: the SarasvatI, GomatI and Sarayu. The SarasvatI in the Rigveda is the river to the east of the Punjab (flowing through Haryana) and the GomatI and Sarayu in the Rigveda are rivers to the west of the Punjab (western tributaries of the Indus). This is the general consensus, and it is confirmed by an examination of the references in the Rigveda.

Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence by Maria Popova How top-down attention, feedback loops, and daydreaming play into the science of success. The question of what it takes to excel — to reach genius-level acumen at a chosen endeavor — has occupied psychologists for decades and philosophers for centuries. Groundbreaking research has pointed to “grit” as a better predictor of success than IQ, while psychologists have admonished against the dangers of slipping into autopilot in the quest for skill improvement. Background on the Golem Legends In order to understand Golem by David Wisniewski it is useful to read some of the research and writings about this very old legend and the issues connected to it. The story has connections to Jewish mysticism while also possessing a long thread in fictional literature. The excerpts provided below help to frame your understanding of this legend and the additional readings serve to fill out any gaps remaining.

Chapter 1. The Bible and Monotheism The Bible has not always existed in the form in which we know it today. The various books which comprise the Bible were first bound together as pages in a single book in the 5th and 4th century BC. Prior to this, the sacred texts of Judaism consisted of a library of separate texts, each written on a scroll of which most were rewritten by the Prophet Ezekiel in the 6th and 5th century BC during the captivity of the Jews in Babylon. These scrolls made up a collection or library of sacred texts, but different congregations had and still have different collections of scrolls that are considered sacred. It was not until the year 90 BC in a council held at Jamnia (Jabneh, Palestine) that the Jewish community achieved agreement on which works were to be considered canon (scriptures that are binding in matters of doctrine and practice).

Orok people - WikiVisually Etymology[edit] The name Orok is believed to derive from the exonym Oro given by a Tungusic group meaning "a domestic reindeer". The Orok self-designation endonym is Ul'ta, probably from the root Ula (meaning "domestic reindeer" in Orok). Another self-designation is Nani.[2] Occasionally, the Oroks, as well as the Orochs and Udege, are erroneously called Orochons.

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