On September 11, 1857, over 120 migrants on their way from Arkansas to California hid in a haphazardly constructed wagon fort in southern Utah. They feared that local Paiutes were going to renew attacks against them. Having spent four days under siege, they were relieved by the sight of Mormon leader John D.
The Sarajevo Haggadah is an illuminated Hebrew manuscript that originated in Spain around 1350. Brooks offers a fictional account of the history of this ancient volume, tracking its journey from the 14th century to its appearance at the National Museum in Sarajevo. An Australian expert in ancient manuscripts, Hannah Heath, is the central character.
Academic circles sometimes include a giant who publishes relatively little despite the pleading of students and colleagues. Such a figure was Robert Bertram, whom longtime colleague Edward Schroeder calls, in his grateful foreword, “the most unpublished Lutheran theologian of the twentieth century.”
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