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Nazareth

Nazareth is the largest city in the Northern District of Israel. Nazareth is known as "the Arab capital of Israel". In 2018 its population was 77,064; the inhabitants are predominantly Arab citizens of Israel, of whom 69% are Muslim and 30.9% Christian. Nazareth Illit, declared a separate city in June 1974, is built alongside old Nazareth, had a Jewish population of 40,312 in 2014. In the New Testament, the town is described as the childhood home of Jesus, as such is a center of Christian pilgrimage, with many shrines commemorating biblical events. One view holds that "Nazareth" is derived from one of the Hebrew words for'branch', namely ne·ṣer, ‏נֵ֫צֶר‎, alludes to the prophetic, messianic words in Book of Isaiah 11:1,'from roots a Branch will bear fruit'. One view suggests this toponym might be an example of a tribal name used by resettling groups on their return from exile. Alternatively, the name may derive from the verb na·ṣar, נָצַר, "watch, keep," and understood either in the sense of "watchtower" or "guard place", implying the early town was perched on or near the brow of the hill, or, in the passive sense as'preserved, protected' in reference to its secluded position.

The negative references to Nazareth in the Gospel of John suggest that ancient Jews did not connect the town's name to prophecy. Another theory holds that the Greek form Ναζαρά, used in Matthew and Luke, may derive from an earlier Aramaic form of the name, or from another Semitic language form. If there were a tsade in the original Semitic form, as in the Hebrew forms, it would have been transcribed in Greek with a sigma instead of a zeta; this has led some scholars to question whether "Nazareth" and its cognates in the New Testament refer to the settlement known traditionally as Nazareth in Lower Galilee. Such linguistic discrepancies may be explained, however, by "a peculiarity of the'Palestinian' Aramaic dialect wherein a sade between two voiced consonants tended to be assimilated by taking on a zayin sound." The Arabic name for Nazareth is an-Nāṣira, Jesus is called an-Nāṣirī, reflecting the Arab tradition of according people an attribution, a name denoting whence a person comes in either geographical or tribal terms.

In the Qur'an, Christians are referred to as naṣārā, meaning "followers of an-Nāṣirī", or "those who follow Jesus of Nazareth". In Luke's Gospel, Nazareth is first described as home of Mary. Following the birth and early epiphanial events of chapter 2 of Luke's Gospel, Mary and Jesus "returned to Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth". In English translations of the New Testament, the phrase "Jesus of Nazareth" appears seventeen times whereas the Greek has the form "Jesus the Nazarēnos" or "Jesus the Nazōraios." One plausible view is that Nazōraean is a normal Greek adaptation of a reconstructed, hypothetical term in Jewish Aramaic for the word used in Rabbinical sources to refer to Jesus. "Nazaréth" is named twelve times in surviving Greek manuscript versions of the New Testament, 10 times as Nazaréth or Nazarét, twice as Nazará. The former two may retain the'feminine' endings common in Galilean toponyms; the minor variants and Nazarath are attested. Nazara might be the earliest form of the name in Greek.

It is found in Matthew 4:13 and Luke 4:16. However, the Textus Receptus translates all passages as Nazara leaving little room for debate there. Many scholars have questioned a link between "Nazareth" and the terms "Nazarene" and "Nazoraean" on linguistic grounds, while some affirm the possibility of etymological relation "given the idiosyncrasies of Galilean Aramaic." The form Nazara is found in the earliest non-scriptural reference to the town, a citation by Sextus Julius Africanus dated about 221 AD. The Church Father Origen knows Nazarét. Eusebius in his Onomasticon refers to the settlement as Nazara; the nașirutha of the scriptures of the Mandeans refers to "priestly craft", not to Nazareth, which they identified with Qom. The first non-Christian reference to Nazareth is an inscription on a marble fragment from a synagogue found in Caesarea Maritima in 1962; this fragment gives the town's name in Hebrew as נצרת. The inscription dates to c. AD 300 and chronicles the assignment of priests that took place at some time after the Bar Kokhba revolt, AD 132–35.

An 8th-century AD Hebrew inscription, the earliest known Hebrew reference to Nazareth prior to the discovery of the inscription above, uses the same form. Around 331, Eusebius records that from the name Nazareth Christ was called a Nazoraean, that in earlier centuries Christians, were once called Nazarenes. Tertullian records that "for this reason the Jews call us'Nazarenes'." In the New Testament Christians are called "Christians" three times by Paul in Romans, "Nazarenes" once by Tertullus, a Jewish lawyer. The Rabbinic and modern Hebrew name for Christians, notzrim, is thought to derive from Nazareth, be connected with Tertullus' charge against Paul of being a member of the sect of the Nazarenes, Nazoraioi, "men of Nazareth" in Acts. Against this some medieval Jewish polemical texts connect notzrim with the netsarim "watchmen" of Ephraim in Jeremiah 31:6. In Syriac Aramaic Nasrath is used for Nazareth, while "Nazarenes" and "of Nazareth" are both Nasrani or Nasraya an adjectival form. Nasra

Moses the Lawgiver (novel)

Moses the Lawgiver is a novel by Australian writer Thomas Keneally. The novel is based on the British television series "Moses the Lawgiver", for which Anthony Burgess wrote the script; the novel follows the story of the biblical figure Moses who found the Ten Commandments and parted the Red Sea. In her review of the book in The Australian Women's Weekly Nicola Worsley concluded: "I will admit to being beguiled by the whole publication. Thomas Keneally, with a novelist's imagination and insight, has taken familiar and unfamiliar aspects of Moses' life to bring to interesting reality this dramatic tale." 1975 in Australian literature Moses the Lawgiver - 6-hour British television miniseries transmitted in 1973 and 1974

Angela Dimitriou

Angela Dimitriou is a Greek pop folk singer. She is famous in the Arab countries across the Middle East, with her song "Margarites" hitting the top of the charts in Lebanon, among other places, she made a song with the Egyptian singer Amr Diab called "Ana Bahebak Aktar." Both songs were produced by Minos-Emi Greece A&R manager Vangelis Yannopoulos through his connections with EMI Arabia. She covered Marc Almond's song "Death's Diary", in Greek titled "Astrapes kai Vrontes", she is criticized because of her low education and her comic manner of verbal expression. Angela Dimitriou's biggest hit and signature song is "Fotia Sta Savvatovrada" produced by Sony Music A&R manager Yannis Doulamis, her CD single. On 14 March 2010, Alpha TV ranked Dimitriou the ninth top-certified female artist in the nation's phonographic era. 1980: Gia Ti Na'rtheis Arga gold 1983: Oti Poume Metaxi Mas 1983: Mia Vradia Sta Bouzoukia No. 1 1984: Mia Vradia Sta Bouzoukia No. 2 1984: Peste Tou 1985: Poia Thisia - Gold platinum 1986: Dio Fones - Gold 1987: Kanonise To 1987: Mia Vradia Stin Fantasia No. 1 - Gold 1988: Mia Vradia Stin Fantasia No. 2 1988: Mia S'agapo Mia Se Miso gold 1989: Na Sou Orkisto - Gold 1990: Esi Ti Les - Platinum 1991: Exerountai - Platinum 1992: Fotia Sta Savvatovrada: 1982–1992 Deka Hronia Tragoudi - Double Platinum 1992: Kokkino Tis Fotias - Gold platinum 1993: Ftaiei O Erotas 1993: Ftaiei O Erotas - Platinum 1994: Pes Afto Pou Theleis - Gold platinum 1995: Gynaika Ego - Gold platinum 1996: Ektos Eleghou I Amartia 1996: Mi Mas Agapas - gold Platinum 1997: Ta Zeibekika Tis Antzelas 1998: 100% - Gold platinum 1999: Margarites 1999: Kane Stin Akri - Gold platinum 2000: Mavri Lista - Gold platinum 2001: Hilia Prosopa 2002: Ti Na Ta Kano Afta Pou Eho 2002: Opou Me Paei I Kardia gold 2004: Kyria Me Gnorises, Kyria Tha Meino...

Live gold 2004: Gia Sena 2004: The Best Of Antzela Dimitriou 2004: Pios Eisai 2005: S'eho? 2006: Oxygono + Live 2007: Ah! Patrida Mou - Gold 2007: Ta' Da Ola gold 2008: Ftaine Oi Antres 2010: Gyalina Ftera gold 2011: Meine Ekei - Gold 2013: Come Back - gold Platinum 2015: Standar gold platinum The Arab world knew her from her song "Margarites", a duet song between her and Amr Diab called "Ana Bahbak Aktar" & Official Website