"Norwegians, Swedes and More" provides a synopsis of our ancestral family components; Norwegians and Swedes as well as those of French, German, English and Canadian descent by way of the St. Lawrence Seaway in Quebec and upstate New York. Part I, Destination Dakota Territory, describes Loren's multifaceted family from all of the above backgrounds and finds them as homesteaders in Minnehaha County, "Dakota" [Dakota Territory, South Dakota]. Part II, Norway to Minnesota, is "all Norwegian" and finds Mavis' families homesteading in Lac qui Parle County in west central Minnesota where they reached their final Vesterheim. This book is the fourth of six about these families, each containing the same core of material to set the stage for individual family presentations. Book Four provides descriptions and stories about Loren's Benson - Johnson Swedish ancestors and descendants after beginning their lives in Eldsberga and Halmstad areas in southwestern Sweden.
Aligning the Roman and Sacred Calendars for a Complete Scriptural Time Table
Author: Patrick R. Wilkins
Cultures all over the world have tracked significant experiences and the passing of lives via calendars. Bridging the gap between history and theology, this chronology compares common years in a grand alignment. The easy-to-use reference guide in Volume I incorporates the Roman, Solar, Jewish, and Hebrew chronologies in chart format, stemming form dated biblical events. The author¡_s rational approach rests on archeological finds, scientific evidence, and mathematical formulas. Astronomical terminology is defined, and the role of theology is explored as it pertains to order. Ancient and medieval history is also discussed, following the roles of political, social, and intellectual movements in shaping calendars. Now serious researchers and curious students alike can not only locate previously obscure dates, but they can discover the ¡rhows¡_ and ¡rwhys¡_ behind man¡_s patterns for recording time in this adaptable and thorough guide.
General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.