This page includes Scofield's note on John 1: The Scofield Bible had several innovative features. Most important, it printed what amounted to a commentary on the biblical text alongside the Bible instead of in a separate volume, the first to do so since the Geneva Bible Finally, the edition also attempted to date events of the Bible.
At 18 he enlisted in the 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment and saw active service in Northern Ireland during The Troubles there in the s.
He also studied at Carnegie College, Leeds, where he qualified as a teacher of English. He took a job as a volunteer English teacher in the Sudan in He is married to Arabist and photographer Mariantonietta Peru, with whom he has a son and a daughter, Burton and Jade.
He currently lives in NairobiKenya. Desert travels and life with desert nomads[ edit ] Disillusioned by his experiences as a police anti-terrorist officer in Northern Ireland, Michael Asher went to the Sudan in to work as a volunteer English teacher in remote regions.
In his first vacation he bought a camel and rode miles across Kordofan and Darfurjoining up with a camel-herd being taken north to Egypt along the ancient caravan-route known as the Darb al-Arba'in Forty Days Road.
This experience was the basis of his first book, In Search of the Forty Days Road  InAsher went to live with the Kababish tribe — a traditional nomad tribe — living in Kordofan in the Sudan, as one of them. He remained with them over much of the next three years, learning their dialect of Arabic, travelling thousands of miles by camel, working as a herder, accompanying nomad migrations, and salt-caravans.
Influenced by the work of British author Geoffrey Moorhouse —who had unsuccessfully attempted this crossing in —  Asher decided, contrary to his original idea, to make the crossing from the Atlantic in Mauritania to the Nile Valley in Egypt. InAsher and Peru arrived in Mauritania, and spent three months training with camels and learning the Hassaniyya dialect of Arabic, living in a traditional Moorish house in Chinguetti oasis.
Setting off in Augustwith three camels, they passed through Mauritania, MaliNigerChadand the Sudan, and finally arrived at the Nile at Abu Simbel in southern Egypt in Mayhaving made a journey of days and miles by camel, the first recorded crossing of the Sahara from west to east by non-mechanical means.
Asher and Peru crossed the Thar desert in India by camel, and travelled with nomads in CholistanPakistan. They also crossed the Uruq ash-Shaiba, the highest dunes in the Empty Quarter of Arabia  and trekked by camel in western Australia.
In the course of his research for various books, Asher reconstructed T. Lawrence 's camel-journeys in Jordan and Sinai; trekked in the Hoggar mountains of Algeria, and the Aoukar valley of Mauritania.
Asher and Peru also trekked on foot through the rainforest of northern Papua New Guinea and canoed by dugout down the Sepik river.
Asher has visited Mount Kailash in Tibetwhere he performed the pilgrimage on foot. Themes[ edit ] Asher's early writings were influenced by Arabian Sandsexplorer Wilfred Thesiger 's account of his travels among the Bedouin of Arabia's Empty Quarter in the s. In Thesiger — A Biography  and Last of the Bedu,  Asher rejected what he claimed was Thesiger's paternalism, citing the questionable spectre of "a rich man telling poor men that they are better off poor.
Later, as a member of the deep ecology movement, Asher refuted this view, arguing that industrial civilisation deliberately destroys indigenous cultures and expropriates their land and resources.
He later returned to Darfur, western Sudan, with a team working under the aegis of UNEP, to make a study of the Janjaweed horsemen-militias involved in the civil war.
Extracts from Asher's books have been used by the Independent Schools Examinations board for their 'Common Entrance' examination, and in various English comprehension books for High School level students. Following in the patrol's footsteps in the Iraqi desert, Asher interviewed many eyewitnesses in Arabic, whose testimony cast doubt on the authors' sensationalised accounts.
Asher's book reached No.
Asher claimed that his main achievement, though, was in exonerating Sergeant Vince Phillips, who died on the mission, and who had been blamed for its failure.
Phillips' family received an official letter of exoneration from the Ministry of Defence as a result of Asher's work. Threats to sue Asher for libel never materialised. Following the success of this book, Asher was commissioned to write a number of other non-fiction works combining military history with North Africa, the Middle East, and the desert environment.
Lawrence — Lawrence — the Uncrowned King of Arabia. As a historian, Asher is noted for his integrity, adherence to fact, forensic approach and iconoclasm, and his distrust of the 'hagiographic' and 'mythologizing' school of historiography.
His most recent fiction work is a military adventure series Death or Glory, featuring as protagonist an SAS officer. Tom Caine, a former Royal Engineer, who has worked his way up through the ranks. The series is set in WW2.
Camel treks[ edit ] Asher began running treks by camel for small groups in the desert of Morocco in He later extended these to the Bayuda Desert of the Sudan, and in —14 led a pilot trek in the Ennedi Plateau of northern Chad.
He opposes the Hobbesian view that humans are inherently selfish and destructive, citing his direct experience of nomad society, in which community values and sharing are paramount and selfishness virtually unknown. Asher writes regularly on deep ecology for the Nairobi daily newspaper The Star.
Wilsonand the school of sociobiology. While he deplores the destruction of any living thing for other than vital necessity, he has pointed out, to some acrimony, that a 'war against poachers' leads only to the persecution of poor Africans: Asher maintains that elephants and all other wildlife have a right to live unhampered by humans in any way.The children will learn about the Christian Bible and its structure (old and new testament etc).
It is aimed at Year 5 but can be tailored accordingly. The planning is based on a QCA Scheme of Work for R.E. (5C) plus resources drawn from the Internet.
References. According to the sixth edition of the “Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association,” well-known classical and religious works such as the Christian Bible do not appear on the References list at the end of the paper.
Kenneth Boa. Dr. Boa is the President of Reflections Ministries and Trinity House Publishers. Kenneth Boa is engaged in a ministry of relational evangelism and discipleship, teaching, writing, and speaking.
Wisdom: This is the literature of maxims and sayings, including Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. Wisdom Literature focuses on questions about the meaning of life (Job, Ecclesiastes) and on practical living and common sense (Proverbs and some Psalms).
May 19, · The Earliest New Testament Manuscripts The Integrity of the New Testament - Special Series We wish this series to help everyone understand the process of the Bible's history as a document and why we can have confidence in its message.
makes a powerful comparison when referencing the writing of C.S. Lewis on miracles. “The moment. 42 Responses to “Using the Bible for Writing Ideas” AnotherGuy on October 21, pm. I’ve used this a number of times in the past for inspiration when writing short stories and even my poetry.