Monday, April 04, 2005

Biblical Literature, The Psalms of Solomon

Other Jewish apocalypses or books containing eschatological elements did not deal with the mysteries of celestial worlds but rather with the political aspect of apocalyptic thought and with the last days and the messianic age. This latter theme is one of the important motifs of the Psalms of Solomon, a book written originally in Hebrew; only the Greek translation

Saturday, April 02, 2005


City, southern El Salvador. It lies in the Lempa River Valley, at the foot of San Vicente Volcano. A commercial centre for the surrounding agricultural area, it also trades in cotton goods, baskets, salt, and lumber and produces cement. An earthquake in 1932 caused severe damage to the city. Zacatecoluca was the birthplace of José Simeón Cañas, who fought successfully to end

Thursday, March 31, 2005


The outermost of the three germ layers, or masses of cells, which appears early in the development of an animal embryo. In vertebrates, ectoderm subsequently gives rise to hair, skin, nails or hooves, and the lens of the eye; the epithelia (surface, or lining, tissues) of sense organs, the nasal cavity, the sinuses, the mouth (including tooth enamel), and the anal canal; and nervous

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Earth, Types of plate boundaries

As explained earlier, there are three types of plate boundaries: divergent, convergent, and transform (or strike-slip). Plates move in opposite directions along the same line at divergent plate boundaries. These boundaries are located at mid-oceanic ridges (spreading ridges) such as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the East Pacific Rise. Ridges of this kind are part of a worldwide

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Insurance, Underwriting and rate making

The two basic functions in insurance are underwriting and rating, which are closely related to each other. Underwriting deals with the selection of risks, and rating deals with the pricing system applicable to the risks accepted.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Estébanez Calderón, Serafín

Estébanez also spelled  Estévanes,  byname  El Solitario  one of the best-known costumbristas, Spanish writers who depicted in short articles the typical customs of the people. He moved to Madrid in 1830, where he published newspaper articles under the pseudonym El Solitario and pursued a career that combined Arabic studies, poetry, and the collecting of manuscripts. He was also influential in the

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Hooker, Richard

Theologian who created a distinctive Anglican theology, and a master of English prose and legal philosophy. In his masterpiece, Of the lawes of ecclesiasticall politie, which was incomplete at the time of his death, Hooker defended the Church of England against both Roman Catholics and Puritans