King Solomon's Ring
Author: Konrad Lorenz
Solomon, the legend goes, had a magic ring which enabled him to speak to the animals in their own language. Konrad Lorenz was gifted with a similar power of understanding the animal world. He was that rare beast, a brilliant scientist who could write (and indeed draw) beautifully. He did more than any other person to establish and popularize the study of how animals behave, receiving a Nobel Prize for his work. King Solomon's Ring, the book which brought him worldwide recognition, is a delightful treasury of observations and insights into the lives of all sorts of creatures, from jackdaws and water-shrews to dogs, cats and even wolves. Charmingly illustrated by Lorenz himself, this book is a wonderfully written introduction to the world of our furred and feathered friends, a world which often provides an uncanny resemblance to our own. A must for any animal-lover!
Recounts some of the stories of the wisdom and folly in the life of the legendary King Solomon.
Bartimaeus, everyone's favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series, now available in paperback. As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now fans can go back in time with the djinni, to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon in 950 BCE. Only in this adventure, it seems the great Bartimaeus has finally met his match. He'll have to contend with an unpleasant master and his sinister servant, and he runs into just a "spot" of trouble with King Solomon's magic ring....
This edition of the Testament of Solomon is a complete and accurate reprint of the original translation of ancient manuscripts by F.C. Conybeare first printed in 1898. It contains all Conybeare's original notes and commentary, including the Greek characters he footnoted for the reader's consideration. Beware of other editions of this work that do not contain all the original text. The Testament of Solomon is a pseudepigraphical work attributed to King Solomon the Wise of the Old Testament. Written in the first-person narrative, the book tells the story of the creation of the magical ring of King Solomon and how Solomon's ring was used to bind and control demons, including Beelzebub. In this book of King Solomon, the discourses between the King and the various spirits are told, and the story shows how Solomon uses his wisdom to withstand the demons' tricks and guile and enlist their aid in the building of his temple. The spells and seals of Solomon used by the King to bind the spirits are detailed, which makes this work a book of Solomon's magic, similar in nature to the Lesser Key of Solomon the King and the Greater Key of Solomon the King, which both are King Solomon books of magic and contain various talismans of Solomon, including the secret seal of Solomon. The manuscripts from which this work was discovered date from the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. All were written in Greek. This dating makes most experts believe that the work is medieval. But some scholars, including D.C. Duling, argue that it is likely that the work comes from the 5th or 6th centuries. The various manuscripts used to source the work all date to medieval times, but the text itself, as well as references to other works, indicate the Testament is much older. For example, in the Dialogue of Timothy and Aquila, there is a direct reference to the Testament of Solomon. The Dialogue purports to have been written during the Archbishopric of Cyril in 444 C.E., and therefore, its reference would date the Testament before that time. Similarly, in the early 4th century Gnostic text On the Origin of the World, references to the book of Solomon and his 49 demons are made. No matter the date, the text provides an immensely interesting description of how King Solomon tamed various demons to build his temple. The text includes predictions of the coming of Christ, as one demon explains to Solomon that while he may be bound, the only thing that can truly take his power away is the man born from a virgin who will be crucified by the Jews.
The story of King Solomon, as told by his court historian.
Queen Sheba's Ring
Author: H. Rider Haggard
Publisher: The Floating Press
Lauded by many as one of the greatest storytellers of the Victorian period, H. Rider Haggard is best remembered for his action-adventure tales set in exotic foreign lands, a formula he milks to full effect in the thrilling page-turner Queen Sheba's Ring. It's a must-read for fans who can't get enough of Haggard's inimitable style.
Before The 5th Wave, there was Alfred Kropp. This second book in Rick Yancey's lauded series was called a "rip-roaring story that teens will love" in School Library Journal's starred review. Things have just settled down for Alfred, when he's suddenly kidnapped and forced to face a terrible threat--the Seal of Solomon. For millennia, the fallen angels of heaven were controlled by the ring. Now the ring has been stolen, and if it's not recovered, all hell will break loose . . . Packed with thrills and laughs on every page, the second book in New York Times bestselling author Rick Yancey's series proves once again that heroes can come from anywhere, and anyone. Perfect for fans of James Patterson! Praise for The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp: A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year Carnegie Medal nominee Book Sense Children's Pick
Driven by a passion for discovery, the biblical King Solomon is said to have sent emissaries on land and sea to all corners of the ancient world, initiating a mass cross-pollination of culinary cultures that continues to bear fruit today. Nathan gathers together recipes from Israel to Italy to India and beyond. Some are classics, others are contemporary riffs on traditional dishes. Filled with fascinating historical details, personal histories, and delectable recipes, this book showcases the dazzling diversity of a culinary tradition more than three thousand years old.
Author: Jan Assmann, Fritz Graf, Jorg Rupke, Tonio Holscher, Ludwig Koenen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
The Book of Protection
Author: Hermann Gollancz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Syriac Christian incantations and charms against illness or injury, edited with translations and notes.
The Lesser Key of Solomon
Author: S. L. MacGregor Mathers
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Author: Steven Weitzman
Publisher: Yale University Press
Looks at the life and legacy of King Solomon, describing his temple, the nature of his wisdom, and his biblical writings.
A collection of 8 inspirational stories for teens, about teens, their families, their relationships, their challenges and their triumphs. Most of the characters in this book are real, except for their names and a few other details. Some live in the future, some have problems reading, some just moved to a new school and some struggle with domestic violence. They are normal kids with real challenges and inspiring solutions. Whether they are different, from the future, from a different country or have special circumstances, the characters of Be Special, Be Yourself for Teenagers, teenagers and adults, deal with the dilemma of giving up their significance to gain love. They struggle with body image, social acceptance, family relationships, school, diversity and inclusion. Invariably, it's their attitude that determines their fate. "Bojé's Magic Powder" is the story of Sam, who feels different and isolated because of her eating habits, while her classmates think she has an advantage. "Beauty Queen" is the story of Michelle, a beautiful girl with a secret, who must work out the priorities in her life and find her inner beauty. "Be Special, Be Yourself" is the story of Adam, who migrates to another country and tries to fit in, without giving up his values. "Curly Line with Flowers" is the story of Jessie, a dyslexic girl, who writes a diary of her brave struggle for acceptance. "The Building of Life" describes one class' attempt to create a perfect setup for a group of people living in a building, while coming to grips with some of the realities of their own life. "The Guidance Counselor" is the story of Tommie, who is physically abused and builds his inner strength to set himself free. "Love Me, Love Me Not" is a "chain story" about the desire that teenagers and adults have to be loved and things they will do to fulfill that desire. "Biography" is the story of Daniel, who finds out, with the help of a classmate, just how much he is loved by the people around him. The author says, "This book is a tribute to my heroes, teens and parents, teachers and friends, people I had met throughout my life, had been great inspiration to me and needed to be known. It is about teens who are juggling the need to be unique with the need to be loved and accepted by others and their wonderful ways to be true to themselves."