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  • Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persiaby Kyle Smith

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 95.00

    It is widely believed that the Emperor Constantine?s conversion to Christianity politicized religious allegiances, dividing the Christian Roman Empire from the Zoroastrian Sasanian Empire and leading to the persecution of Christians in Persia. This account, however, is based on Greek ecclesiastical histories and Syriac martyrdom narratives that date... more...

  • How to Read a Graveyardby Peter Stanford

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    Death is the one certainty in life, yet, with the decline of religion in the West, we have become collectively reluctant to talk about it. Our contemporary rituals seek to sanitise death and distance us from our own inevitable fate. If we want to know how previous generations dealt with death, graveyards (famous and not) tell us the history -- if we... more...

  • (Sacrifices) Left at the Altarby Joshua A. Fogel

    Hamilton Books 2013; US$ 38.99

    This volume looks at tractate Zevachim (Sacrifices), which is mostly concerned with meat offerings slaughtered and presented at the Temple (when it stood). Fogel approaches the text, page by page, commenting with doses of humor and comparisons in a manner meant to explain and humanize the text for contemporary readers. more...

  • Cacus and Marsyas in Etrusco-Roman Legend. (PMAA-44)by Jocelyn Penny Small

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95

    This book discusses how Greek and South Italian vase paintings of the musical contest between Apollo and Marsyas became the model for Etruscan representations of Cacus ambushed by the Vibennae brothers, two Etruscan heroes of the sixth century B.C. The study demonstrates that the Etruscans knowingly adapted Greek iconographic forms to represent their... more...

  • A Cosmos in Stoneby David J. Lewis-Williams

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 40.99

    Collected articles of the world's preeminent rock art researchers and cognitive archaeologists. more...

  • Dinosaurs and the Bibleby Brian Thomas

    Harvest House Publishers, Inc. 2015; US$ 4.99

    People of all ages are fascinated by dinosaurs. And they have a lot of questions about them too: When and where did dinosaurs live? Are they mentioned in the Bible? What does the fossil evidence tell us about dinosaurs? There are some people who say dinosaurs lived millions of years ago, long before humans. But if the Bible is correct when... more...

  • Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periodsby David A. Fiensy; James Riley Strange

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    Drawing on the expertise of archaeologists, historians, biblical scholars, and social-science interpreters who have devoted a significant amount of time and energy in the research of ancient Galilee, this accessible volume includes modern general studies of Galilee and of Galilean history, as well as specialized studies on taxation, ethnicity, religious... more...

  • The Gods of Greece and Romeby Talfourd Ely

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    From famous denizens of Olympus to anonymous river nymphs and sea monsters, the deities of the ancient world populate the pages of this resource. Richly readable and informative, it defines the myths in terms of their influence on Western literature, and depicts the role of the deities in everyday life. more...

  • Hawaii's Religionsby John Field Mulholland

    Tuttle Publishing 1970; US$ 5.95

    This is a comprehensive guide to the diverse religious history of Hawaii. Beginning with the religion of ancient Hawaii, depicting the arrival of the first missionaries, and, religion by religion, covering each faith as it came to Hawaii, the author thoroughly describes the inception and harmonious development of Hawaiian religions. Christianity,... more...

  • An Illustrated Guide to the Holy Land for Tour Groups, Students, and Pilgrimsby Lamontte M. Luker

    Abingdon Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    See what Jesus saw, walk where the prophets walked, and learn what the Bible teaches. more...