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Books of Samuel

The Books of Samuel, 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel, form part of the narrative history of Israel in the Nevi'im or "prophets" section of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, called the Deuteronomistic history, a series of books that constitute a theological history of the Israelites and aim to explain God's law for Israel under the guidance of the prophets. According to Jewish tradition, the book was written by Samuel, with additions by the prophets Gad and Nathan. Modern scholarly thinking is that the entire Deuteronomistic history was composed in the period c. 630–540 BC by combining a number of independent texts of various ages. Samuel begins with God's call to him as a boy; the story of the Ark of the Covenant that follows tells of Israel's oppression by the Philistines, which brought about Samuel's anointing of Saul as Israel's first king. But Saul proved unworthy and God's choice turned to David, who defeated Israel's enemies, purchased the threshing floor, where his son, Solomon built the Temple and brought the Ark to Jerusalem.

God promised David and his successors an everlasting dynasty. The childless Hannah vows to Yahweh of hosts. Eli, the priest of Shiloh, blesses her, a child named Samuel is born. Samuel is dedicated to the Lord as a Nazirite – the only one besides Samson to be identified in the Bible. Eli's sons and Phinehas, sin against God's laws and the people, of the priesthood and are killed in battle during the Battle of Aphek, but the child Samuel grows up "in the presence of the Lord." The Philistines capture the Ark of the Covenant from Shiloh and take it to the temple of their god Dagon, who recognizes the supremacy of Yahweh. The Philistines are afflicted with plagues and return the ark to the Israelites, but to the territory of the tribe of Benjamin rather than to Shiloh; the Philistines attack. Samuel appeals to Yahweh, the Philistines are decisively beaten, the Israelites reclaim their lost territory. In Samuel's old age, he appoints his sons Joel and Abijah as judges, but because of their corruption the people ask for a king to rule over them.

God tells Samuel to anoint David of Bethlehem as king, David enters Saul's court as his armor-bearer and harpist. Saul's son and heir Jonathan recognizes him as the rightful king. Saul plots David's death, but David flees into the wilderness, where he becomes a champion of the Hebrews. David joins the Philistines but continues secretly to champion his own people, until Saul and Jonathan are killed in battle at Mount Gilboa. At this point, David offers a majestic eulogy, where he praises the bravery and magnificence of both his friend Jonathan and King Saul; the elders of Judah anoint David as king, but in the north Saul's son Ish-bosheth, or Ishbaal, rules over the northern tribes. After a long war, Ishbaal is murdered by Rechab and Baanah, two of his captains who hope for a reward from David. David is anointed King of all Israel. David brings the Ark there. David wishes to build a temple, but Nathan tells him that one of his sons will be the one to build the temple. David defeats the enemies of Israel, slaughtering Philistines, Edomites and Arameans.

David commits adultery with Bathsheba. When her husband, Uriah the Hittite returns from battle, David encourages him to go home and see his wife but Uriah declines in case David might need him. David thus deliberately sends Uriah on a suicide mission. Nathan tells David. For the remainder of his reign there are problems. Amnon rapes his half-sister Tamar. Absalom kills Amnon, rebels against his father, David flees from Jerusalem. Absalom is killed following the Battle of the Wood of Ephraim, David is restored as king, he returns to his palace. Only two contenders for the succession remain, son of David and Haggith, Solomon, son of David and Bathsheba; the Second Book of Samuel concludes with four chapters which lie outside the chronological narrative of Saul and David. The narrative is resumed with the first Book of Kings, which relates how, as David lies dying and Nathan ensure Solomon's elevation to the throne; the four supplementary chapters cover a great famine during David's reign, the execution of seven of Saul's remaining descendants, only Mephibosheth being saved, David's song of thanksgiving, identical to Psalm 18, his last words, a list of David's "mighty warriors", an offering made by David using water from the well of Bethlehem, David's sinful census, a plague over Israel which David opted for as preferable to either famine or oppression, the construction of an altar on land he purchased from Araunah the Jebusite.

What it is now known as 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel are called by the Vulgate, in imitation of the Septuagint, 1 Kings and 2 Kings respectively. What it is now known as 1 Kings and 2 Kings would be 3 Kings and 4 Kings in old Bibles before the year 1516, it was in 1517 that use of the division we know now today used by Protestant Bibles and adopted by Catholics began. Some Bibles still preserve the old denomination, for example, the Douay-Rheims Bible.1 and 2 Samuel were a single book, but the first Greek translation, called Septuagint and produced around the second century BC, divided it into two.

List of libraries in Pakistan

Al-Firdous Baldia Public Library, Baldia Town Al-Huda Library, Nazimabad Allama Iqbal Library Allama Shabir Ahmad Usmani Library, Nazimabad Baba-e-Urdu Kutubkhana Bedil Library, Sharfabad Gulshan Town Board of Intermediate Karachi Library, North Nazimabad Central Library, Korangi No.5, Korangi Children Library, Nazimabad Community Center, Gulshan Town Defence Central Library DHA Dr. Mahmood Hussain Central Library, University of Karachi, Gulshan Town Edhi Library, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, WS-9/12, Main University Road, Gulshan Town Faiz-e-Aam Library, Lyari Town Faran Club Library, Gulshan Town Ghalib Library, Nazimabad Ghulam Husain Khaliq Dina Hall Library, Saddar Town Hashim Gazder Library, Jamila Street, Ranchore Lines Hasrat Mohani Library, Liaquatabad No.9, Liaquatabad Hungooraabad Library, Lyari Town Ibrahim Ali Bhai Auditorium & Library Iqbal Shaheed Library, Behar Colony, Lyari Town Iqra Library, New Kumhar Wara, Lyari Town Jehangir Park Reading Room Library, Jehangir Park, Saddar Town Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Library, Shahrah-e-Liaquat, Saddar Town KMC Children Library, near Hadi Market, Nazimabad KMC Library Kutub Khana Khas Anjuman-e-Taraqqi-e-Urdu Pakistan, Baba-e-Urdu Road, Saddar Town Liaquat Hall Library, Abdullah Haroon Road, Saddar Town Liaquat Memorial Library, Stadium Road, Gulshan Town Lyari Municipal Library, Old Salater House, Lyari Town Lyari Text Book Library, Lyari Town Main Library, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Gulshan Town Main Library, Hamdard University, Madina-tal-Hikmat, Muhammad Bin Qasim Avenue, Sindh Main Library, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Sindh Mansoora Library, Dastagir Society, Federal B.

Area Moosa Lane Reading Room Library, Moosa Lane, Lyari Town Moulana Hasrat Mohani Library, Lyari Town Mujahid Park Library, Rexer Line, Lyari Town Nasir-Arif Hussain Memorial Library & Research Center, Gulberg Town National Book Foundation Library Nawa Lane Library, Gabol Park, Lyari Town Noorani Welfare Library, Ranchore Line, Lyari Town Pakistan Arab Cultural Association Library, Iftikhar Chambers, Altaf Road, P. O. Box 5752, Sindh Pakistan National Centre Library Rangoon Wala Hall and Community Centre Library, Dhoraji Colony Sardar Abdul-Rab Nishtar Library, near Lyari General Hospital, Lyari Town Satellite Library, Sango Lane, Lyari Town Shia Imami Ismaili community libraries in different areas of Karachi. Area Shohada-e-Pakistan Library, Lyari Town Sindh Archives, Clifton Town Super Market Library, Super Market, Liaquatabad Syed Mehmood Shah Library, Lee Market, Lyari Town Taimuriya Library North Nazimabad Umer Lane Library, Umer Lane, Lyari Town Abdul Karim Gadai Municipal Library, Municipal Committee Building, Sindh Cantonment Library, Cantonment Board, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Jinnah Municipal Library, Shah Faisal Gate, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Main Library, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering & Technology, Topi District-Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Main Library, Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Main Library, Military College of Engineering, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Main Library, Pakistan Military Academy, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Main Library, University of Agriculture, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Main Library, University of Engineering & Technology, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Main Library, University of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mardan Public Library, Directorate of Archives, Shami Road, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Municipal Central Library, Town Hall, Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Municipal Committee Library, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Municipal Committee Library, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Municipal Corporation Library, Peshawar City, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Municipal Library, Company Garden, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Municipal Public Library, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Municipal Public Library, outside Feredy Gate, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nishtar Municipal Public Library, Town Hall, G. T. Road, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Central Sciences Degree College Library, Peshawar Islamia College University Central Library Peshawar, KPK Public Libraries Network in Khyber PakhtunkhwaMain Public Library and Archive in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the Directorate of Archives & Libraries, Jail Road Peshawar.

It has now developed its Branch Libraries in different districts of Khyber Pakhutnkhwa. These libraries in future will be like the chain of one Big network of Public Libraries and Archives, its district libraries are: Timergara Public Library Nowshera Public Library Peshawar Public Library Mardan Public Library Haripur Public Library Abbottabad Public Library Bannu Public Library Laki Marwat Public Library DI Khan Public Library Kohat Public Library Swat Public Library Charsada Public Library Ghazi Public Library Swabi Public LibraryConstructing Public Libraries in other districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are under consideration. The Khyber Pakuntkhwa government is requested to kindly provide the cream location and sufficient allocation of land in every district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa so that to establish the chain and network of the public libraries in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and make this is a successful project in the sector of Education; this system can be stretched to the union council level where beautiful reading rooms can be developed which will work under the district and tehsil level librarian Municipal Library Lalamusa Masood Jhandir Research Library Iqbal Municipal Library Mall road Murree Omar Hayat Mahal Library The central library Bahawalpur was built by Sir Sadeq Muhammad Khan Abbasi and Rufus Daniel Issacs on 8 March 1924.


Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard

The Minister of Fisheries and the Canadian Coast Guard the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet, responsible for supervising the fishing industry, administrating all navigable waterways in the country, overseeing the operations of the Canadian Coast Guard and the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation. The minister is the head of the federal government's marine department and Oceans Canada referred to by its older name Department of Fisheries and Oceans. There had been a Minister of Marine and Fisheries since Confederation in 1867; the role was split in two in 1930, with duties related to fisheries going to the new Minister of Fisheries, all other responsibilities going to the new Minister of Marine, which merged into the role of Minister of Transport a few years later. The Minister of Fisheries lasted from 1930 to 1969, at which point it was abolished and merged with Forestry to form the Minister of Fisheries and Forestry; this role lasted only two years, until 1971, when the role of Minister of Fisheries became a secondary role held concurrently by the Minister of the Environment..

The Fisheries portfolio was assigned to Roméo LeBlanc as the Minister of State in 1974, to assist the Minister of the Environment. LeBlanc was appointed Minister of the Environment in 1976, styled as Minister of Fisheries and Environment. In 1979, the modern role of Minister of Fisheries and Oceans was established, which has continued under various names since then. Hunter Tootoo was the first Indigenous individual to hold this portfolio, from 4 November 2015 until 31 May 2016; the current Minister of Fisheries and the Canadian Coast Guard is Bernadette Jordan. Key: Key: Key: Key: Key

Miscellany (Puncho)

Miscellany is a collection of sermons and other religious texts, by Puncho Kuzdin, a priest and pupil of Paisius of Hilendar who compiled and illustrated it by 1796, in a village near Mokreš Lomu. Today it is in the SS. Cyril and Methodius National Library in Sofia; the 809 pages are 20.5 х 15 centimeters. The collection is an important witness to the nascent modern literary Bulgarian language, as written by an educated man using the spoken language of Bulgarian; the text is accompanied including two self-portraits. Šaur, Vladimír. Pop Punčov sbornik. 1. Vyd. Praha: Ústav jazyků a literatur ČSAV, 1970. Šaur, Vladimír. Vztah mezi vlivy dialektů. In Studia Balkanica Bohemoslovaca:. S. 254-260. Национална библиотека „Св. Св. Кирил и Методий” St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library

List of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes

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Alf Garland

Brigadier Alfred Barrett Garland, AM was an Australian Army officer, National President of the Returned and Services League of Australia from 1988 to 1993. Garland had a distinguished military career, attracted media attention by being outspoken on many controversial social issues antagonising the Keating government at the time. Garland's army career spanned 35 years. In 1965, he commanded the 1st Special Air Service squadron against Indonesian forces in Borneo. During the Vietnam War, he was second-in-command of the 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, was appointed Australia's chief liaison officer to US forces. Garland was President of the Australian Capital Territory branch of the RSL, before becoming the RSL National President in 1988. Garland was elected as the Australian Monarchist League delegate from New South Wales at the 1998 Australian Constitutional Convention, he joined Bruce Ruxton in campaigning against the notion of Australia becoming a republic. The two sat next to each other, angering republican delegates by opposing them on every point.

In one attempt to filibuster debate, Garland recounted his family's loyalty to the Crown beginning in medieval times. Garland was Chairman of both the Australian Monarchist League ACT branches. Garland opposed the construction of the Japanese funded technology city known as the Multifunction Polis. Garland died at age 69, after a long battle with motor neurone disease