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  • Nomadic Textby Brennan W. Breed

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    Brennan W. Breed claims that biblical interpretation should focus on the shifting capacities of the text, viewing it as a dynamic process rather than a static product. Rather than seeking to determine the original text and its meaning, Breed proposes that scholars approach the production, transmission, and interpretation of the biblical text as interwoven... 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. Michael 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, this volume... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Bible, 3rd Editionby Jr. 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...

  • La représentation du divin dans les récits du Pentateuqueby Francoise Mirguet

    BRILL 2009; US$ 216.00

    Though several studies have already been devoted to biblical representations of God, this research considers the position towards the divine they imply, on the basis of syntactic and narrative analysis. It examines, in the stories of the Pentateuch, different appearances of the divine character: his speeches, as well as their modes of reporting. more...

  • Paulby Stanley E. Porter

    BRILL 2009; US$ 167.00

    What does it mean to study Paul the Apostle as Jew, Greek, and Roman? This volume explores a number of the important and diverse cultural, ethnic and religious dimensions of the complex background of Paul the Apostle. more...

  • 4QInstructionby Jean-Sebastien Rey

    BRILL 2009; US$ 188.00

    Consists of an edition, a translation and a commentary of the key fragments of 4QInstruction. This study substantially illuminates our comprehension of the Wisdom movement and of its influence in the early intertestamental period. It deals with the linguistic characteristics of the scroll highlighting the links between 4QInstruction and Ben Sira. more...

  • From Qumran to the Yaadby Alison Schofield

    BRILL 2009; US$ 173.00

    Since the discovery of the Cave 4 versions of "The Community Rule" (Serekh ha-Yaad or S), scholars have been perplexed about its complex textual history. This book offers a fresh, broader model for reading "S" that better accounts for the long and diverse history behind the text. more...

  • The Impact of Unit Delimitation on Exegesisby Raymond De Hoop; Marjo C.A. Korpel; Stanley E. Porter

    BRILL 2009; US$ 123.00

    Contains papers dealing with the impact of unit delimitation on exegesis. This volume includes contributions on the Books of "Genesis", "Isaiah", "Jeremiah", "Daniel", "Hosea", "Nahum", "Habakkuk", "Romans", and "Mark". It also discusses the delimitation of units... more...

  • The Orion Center Bibliography of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature (2000-2006)by Ruth A. Clements; Nadav Sharon

    BRILL 2007; US$ 173.00

    Presents the bibliography of scholarship on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Qumran, and related fields (including New Testament studies); source, subject, and language indices facilitate its use by scholars and students within and outside the field. more...