Monday, May 31, 2004

Biblical Literature, Authorship and style

Apocalypticism was introduced into Asia Minor after AD 70 (the fall of Jerusalem), and c. 80–90 a prophetic circle was formed near Ephesus. Its leader was John, a prophet, who might well have been the author of Revelation, which is deeply steeped in apocalyptic traditions. The “Johannine circle” bearing the tradition of John, the Apostle of the Lord, and from which emerged the Gospel

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Xie He

The “Six Principles” introduce Xie's Gu Huapin Lu (“Classified Record of Painters of Former Times”), which rates 27 painters in three classes of descending merit, each with three subdivisions. The “Six Principles” have inevitably

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Bar Association

Also called  Legal Association,   group of attorneys, whether local, national, or international, that is organized primarily to deal with issues affecting the legal profession. In general, bar associations are concerned with furthering the best interests of lawyers. This may mean the advocacy of reforms in the legal system, the sponsoring of research projects, or the actual regulation of professional

Tuesday, May 25, 2004


Modified forms of conscription

Sunday, May 23, 2004


Town (township) on the island of Mauritius, in the western Indian Ocean. It lies in the western highlands region of the country, about 10 miles (16 km) south of Port Louis, the national capital. Vacoas and Phoenix were separate villages until 1963, when they became a single administrative unit; later (1968) the town became independently administered. Major industries include beer brewing,

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Drilling Machinery

Most modern drilling machines are either percussive (chipping rock or ground intermittently

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Maccabeus, Judas

The son of Mattathias, an aged priest who took to the mountains in rebellion when Antiochus attempted to impose the Greek religion on the Jews, Judas took over the rebel

Monday, May 17, 2004

Aerospace Industry, Product development and testing

Initiation of the product development process differs between the military and commercial sectors. In the United States the defense services normally provide detailed mission specifications for desired products, against which contractors submit proposals as part of a competitive process. Proposals are reviewed, and one or more development contractors

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Lamarck, Jean-baptiste De Monet, Chevalier (knight) De

In full  Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck  pioneer French biologist who is best known for his idea that acquired traits are inheritable, an idea known as Lamarckism, which is controverted by Darwinian theory.

Friday, May 14, 2004

Roman Road System

The first of the great Roman roads, the Via Appia (Appian Way), begun by the censor Appius

Tuesday, May 11, 2004


Argentite, like several other sulfides, selenides, and tellurides of silver and copper, forms isometric crystals at high temperatures, but upon

Monday, May 10, 2004


The founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco (formally, the Society of St. Francis de Sales; S.D.B.) was St. John Bosco (Don Bosco), a young priest who focused his concern on the orphaned and homeless child labourers

Friday, May 07, 2004

Dennison, Aaron Lufkin

Apprenticed at the age of 18 to a watchmaker in Brunswick, Maine, he learned the prevailing

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Gabelentz, Hans Conon Von Der

After completing his university studies, Gabelentz did research on the Chinese

Monday, May 03, 2004

Hierta, Lars Johan

Hierta's work as a clerk for the noble estate of the Riksdag (estates assembly) in the 1820s acquainted him with the operation of the increasingly conservative Swedish regime and made him its critic. He established the Aftonbladet (“Evening

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Armenian Rite

The system of liturgical practices and discipline observed by both the Armenian Apostolic (Orthodox) Church and the Armenian Catholics. The Armenians, who regard themselves as the “first Christian nation,” were converted to Christianity by St. Gregory the Illuminator about AD 300. The Liturgy of St. Gregory the Illuminator, used by both Apostolic and Catholic Armenians,