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  • Zeit und Ewigkeit als Raum göttlichen Handelnsby Reinhard G. Kratz; Hermann Spieckermann

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00

    The volume contains the papers from an international symposium held in 2007 by the Göttingen Graduate School on Images of Gods? Images of God? World Views: Polytheism and Monotheism in the Antique World . Working from the topic of Time and Eternity as Places of Divine Action , the contributors examine differing conceptions of time and eternity... more...

  • Resurrecting the Brother of Jesusby Ryan Byrne; Bernadette McNary-Zak

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 20.00

    In 2002 a burial box of skeletal remains purchased anonymously from the black market was identified as the ossuary of James, the brother of Jesus. Transformed by the media into a religious and historical relic overnight, the artifact made its way to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, where 100,000 people congregated to experience what had been prematurely... more...

  • The Cattle of the Sunby Jeremy McInerney

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 60.00

    Though Greece is traditionally seen as an agrarian society, cattle were essential to Greek communal life, through religious sacrifice and dietary consumption. Cattle were also pivotal in mythology: gods and heroes stole cattle, expected sacrifices of cattle, and punished those who failed to provide them. The Cattle of the Sun ranges over a wealth... more...

  • HarperCollins Atlas of Bible Historyby James B. Pritchard

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99

    From the earliest evidence of humankind in Palestine to the establishment of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, the ministry of Jesus, and the rise of the Christian Church, the richly illustrated HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History brings the Bible to life in all its geographical context. Detailed biblical references, timelines, and suggestions... more...

  • Buried Hope or Risen Saviorby Charles Quarles

    B&H Publishing Group 2008; US$ 24.99

    Buried Hope or Risen Savior? argues for the credibility of Jesus Christ’s resurrection, engaging the issue in relation to the recent “Jesus Family Tomb” claims that continue making headlines around the world. Among the contributors, Stev more...

  • In the Path of the Moonby Francesca Rochberg

    BRILL 2010; US$ 216.00

    In the Path of the Moon offers a collection of essays concerning Babylonian celestial divination. It investigates various aspects of cuneiform celestial omens, horoscopes, and astronomy and their wide-ranging influences on later Hellenistic science and philosophy. more...

  • Israelite Religionsby Richard S. Hess

    Baker Publishing Group 2007; US$ 40.00

    Helps readers consider the importance of contemporary archaeological discoveries and juxtapose them with the biblical narrative to understand ancient Israelite religions. more...

  • A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Artby Gertrude Grace Sill

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 20.00

    Explore one of the richest and most rewarding aspects of Western art with this comprehensive easy-to-use, portable guide to Christian symbols. Organized like a primer, with hundreds of entries in 50 categories?from A for Angels to Z for Zodiac?this handy pocket reference enables you to recognize at a glance the identity and meaning of all the elements... more...

  • Interprétations de Moďseby Philippe Borgeaud; Tomas Römer; Youri Volokhine

    BRILL 2009; US$ 154.00

    This books brings together specialists of diverse ancient mediterranean culture working on the formation of a "Moses mythology", from a comparative perspective, between Judea, Greece, Egypt and Rome. The concrete outcome of this comparative inquiry is the common translation and commentary of the fragments of the mysterious Artapanus. Ce volume rassemble... more...

  • With Letters of Lightby Daphna V. Arbel; Andrei A. Orlov

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 224.00

    This collection of essays is a tribute to Rachel Elior?s decades of teaching, scholarship and mentoring. If a Festschrift reflects the individuality of the honoree, then this volume offers insights into the scope of Rachel Elior?s interests and scholarly achievements in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish apocalypticism, magic, and... more...