The stakes of the conflict between the kings are revealed in the language of the imprecation
I thought I might just catch him out by quizzing him on the definition of 'imprecation
' and 'compendious' (which I had been saving up to ask him).
All jurists are in accord and agree that should a man denies the nasab with his child; he is obligated to perform imprecation
between him and his wife.
A common Bible together with real debate in exegesis are the focus of "Jews and Christians on the Bible." More Christian knowledge of Judaism (communal prayer; imprecation
against Christ and Christians; the rise of the synagogue, including buildings--and earlier than many scholars concede) is manifest in "Early Christians on Synagogue Prayer and Imprecation
." Horbury defends the value of the relevant early Christian evidence in a fine essay on "The Benediction of the Minim and Early Jewish-Christian Controversy." This and more early Christian knowledge of Judaism may not be in accordance with the prevailing wisdom, but the case for it is carefully argued here.
High in the literary pantheon of quotables is the chary imprecation
from Thomas Wolfe, the oft-quoted title of his 1940 novel You Can't Go Home Again.
Over the course of the last decade, a previously obscure ritual known as mubahala and best described as self-cursing or imprecation
has proliferated in the Muslim world.
Now the focus shifts to an imprecation
to the Earth Goddess to cooperate with Lukhmi, for a bountiful harvest.
In the hands of Thomas Jefferson, Paul's imprecation
("there is no remission of sin without the shedding of blood") became a secular litany: "the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time," he said, "with the blood of patriots and tyrants."C C
The novel opens with his mother's imprecation
at some unknown peccadillo: "'Dog!' my mother shouted, 'Look what you did, do you want to hurt everyone?'" And so it goes.
of Witwatersrand, South Africa) is dedicated to the lexicography of swearing in all its modes, including asseveration, invocation, imprecation
, malediction, blasphemy, profanity, obscenity, and exclamation.
These consequences are integral to the present failure of liberalism and its imprecation
in the constitution of middle-class identity in urban America as white, heterosexual and isolated from the working people and racial minorities who make up the urban majority of America's cities.
Outside the hall, along Desert Inn Road, a billboard sign read "Stop Immigration, Join the National Alliance," an imprecation
to enlist in an avowedly national socialist sect known best for producing The Turner Diaries, the race-war terror novel carried by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.