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  • Colossians (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible)by Christopher R. Seitz

    Baker Publishing Group 2014; US$ 29.99

    A leading scholar provides a theological reading of Colossians in this addition to the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible. more...

  • The Nine Commandmentsby David Noel Freedman

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.95

    In a book certain to be as controversial as Harold Bloom's The Book of J and Elaine Pagels's The Gnostic Gospels, David Noel Freedman delves into the Old Testament and reveals a pattern of defiance of the Covenant with God that inexorably led to the downfall of the nation of Israel, the destruction of the Temple, and the banishment of survivors from... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Gnostic Gospelsby J. Matkin

    DK Publishing 2005; US$ 18.95

    The birth of the Christian Church, and what it means for modern religion and philosophy. This engaging guide presents an accessible overview of the birth of the Christian church, using the historical works found at the famous Nag Hammadi site in Egypt. With chapters discussing each of the major and minor documents found at Nag Hammadi,... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Bible, 3rd Editionby James Bell; Stan Campbell

    DK Publishing 2005; US$ 18.95

    This revised edition continues to walk both experienced Bible readers and those seeking it out for the first time through a chronological, story-by-story and person-by-person experience. Complete with maps of journeys and explanations of the acts and epistles, this book includes: The journeys of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses, and the law... more...

  • A Critical Study of the Euthalian Apparatusby Louis Charles Willard

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 133.00

    Manuscripts of the New Testament frequently contain, in addition to the text, supplementary information such as excerpts from the Fathers, chapter lists, quotation lists, introductions to sections, for example, the Pauline letters, and to individual books. The ?Euthalian apparatus? is the name given to one such collection of helps to the reader. Unfortunately,... more...

  • Rhetoric and Theologyby William M. Wright

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00

    This monograph on John 9 makes extensive use of premodern Christian exegesis as a resource for New Testament studies. It draws on ancient Christian ways of reading Scripture in a ?more-than-literal? or ?figural? way to critique the modern trend to understand John?s Gospel as recounting the history of the evangelist?s community. This study also examines... more...

  • A New Glimpse of Day Oneby S. D. Giere

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    With Day One, Genesis 1.1?5, as a focus and informed by the understanding that all texts are intertexts, S. D. Giere shapes and employs a method that harnesses the idea of intertextuality for the purpose of exploring the history of interpretation of a biblical text. With a unique compilation of intertexts of Gen 1.1-5, the work explores the intertexual... more...

  • The Bible Says So!by Edwin D. Freed; Jane F. Roberts

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 81.00

    Do you sometimes hear people quote passages from the Bible to support their point of view or to justify a particular value or action? Often, passages are taken out of context, infused with meaning that reflects today’s world, and interpreted to fit our present frame of reference. However, this does injustice to the Bible and to the messages that... more...

  • The City in Biblical Perspectiveby J.W. Rogerson; John Vincent

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 85.50

    This book explores the archaeological and social backgrounds to cities in the biblical world and draws out the implications of the deliberate ambiguities in the biblical text. It asks whether and how the Bible can provide resources for the city today, in a world in which the majority of earth’s burgeoning population is located in cities. more...

  • Understanding The Bibleby John Buehrens

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    A thoughtful, warm, and witty introduction  Understanding the Bible is designed to help empower skeptics, seekers, nonbelievers, and those of a liberal and progressive outlook to reclaim the Bible from literalists. In making accessible some of the best contemporary historical, literary, political, and feminist readings of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures,... more...