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Christian Success: The Influence Of Egypt

Posted February 2nd, 2017 at 09:47 AM by Tod Stites (Christian Success: The Influence Of Egypt)

It has been shown that in the religions of
Egypt and Babylon, various gods are called the son and image of the supreme god. And
Hellenistic cults could make Hellenistic rulers
the visible manifestation of a god, with the
concept of soteriology linked with the concept of icons.

Kleinknecht in Theological Dictionary Of The
New Testament vol.2,p.390n50

We know of course that the first
Christians portrayed Christ as the Son and
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Judicial Administration in Ancient and Early Medieval India

Posted January 29th, 2017 at 03:58 PM by Bhrigu

We have some political treatises from early medieval period of India which throw some light on the administration of justice. For example, Sukraniti of Sukra talks extensively on law and jurisdiction and gives us a somewhat clear idea of how justice was administered in classical and early medieval India. Other examples are Somadeva, Kamandaka and rest of the works on Nitisastra. (Sukra is the principle source for this post)
The writers of the Nitisastras tell us about these kind of courts:...
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Akbar-Pratap Conflict

Posted January 29th, 2017 at 04:04 AM by Bhrigu
Updated January 29th, 2017 at 01:42 PM by Bhrigu

Battle of Haldighati:

I. Background:

In 1556, Akbar was crowned the emperor of the Mughal Empire. He was a great ruler, a wise and far-sighted statesman and adopted generous policies towards his enemies. His ambition was to conquer all the Subcontinent, and hence, he had to subjugate or integrate many smaller kingdoms and petty chieftains into his empire. The kingdom of Mewar was one of these smaller kingdoms. A few decades ago, under Rana Sanga, this Rajput kingdom...
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The Kshudrakas, Uttamabhadras and Arjunayans

Posted January 29th, 2017 at 03:57 AM by Bhrigu

The Kshudrakas:

The Kshudrakas have been previously mentioned in this thread as neighbours and allies of the Malavas who helped them against Alexander. They are called Oxydrakoi by the Greeks. After the Greeks, the one and only reference to them is made by Patanjali in his commentaries on Panini. Patanjali writes about a victory of the Kshudrakas. It means that the Kshudrakas existed in the times of Patanjali, but they are not heard of again. It seems that they were absorbed into...
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The Malavas

Posted January 29th, 2017 at 03:53 AM by Bhrigu

The Malavas were another militarised gana originating in southern Panjab, and neighboured other ganas such as the Kshudrakas, the Yaudheyas, the Sibis etc. Their core territory is not certainly known, but it is clear that they were based in area encompassing both sides of the lower Sutlej and their eastern boundary roughly corresponded to the Sarasvati river. The origins of the Malavas are unclear, but they were ruling southern Panjab during the times of Alexander, as evidenced by the Greek accounts....
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