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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...

  • The Great Irish Crossesby Oliver Crilly

    The Columba Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    This book is an introduction to the meaning and mystery of the great crosses of Ireland. more...

  • Das Deuteronomiumby Eckart Otto

    De Gruyter 1999; US$ 185.19

    The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world. more...

  • The Letter of Aristeasby Benjamin G. Wright

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    The Letter of Aristeas has been an object modern scholarly interest since the seventeenth century. It is best known for containing the earliest version of the translation of the Hebrew Law into Greek, and this story accounts for much of the scholarly attention paid to the work. Yet, this legend only takes up a small percentage of the work.... more...

  • A Dictionary of the Sacred Language of All Scriptures and Myths (Routledge Revivals)by G Gaskell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 300.00

    G. A. Gaskell?s Dictionary of the Sacred Language of All Scriptures and Myths, first published in 1923, examines several different aspects of religion, including examples from Ancient Egyptian religion and mythology to modern-day Christianity, providing explanations of gods, events, and symbols in alphabetical order. This is a perfect reference... more...

  • Divination and Human Natureby Peter T. Struck

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    Divination and Human Nature casts a new perspective on the rich tradition of ancient divination?the reading of divine signs in oracles, omens, and dreams. Popular attitudes during classical antiquity saw these readings as signs from the gods while modern scholars have treated such beliefs as primitive superstitions. In this book, Peter Struck reveals... more...

  • Libationby Kimani S. K. Nehusi

    UPA 2015; US$ 32.99

    This book concerns the origins, structure, purpose, meaning, and signi?cance of libation, developments and change within the ritual, and its distribution in the Afrikan world. It connects the practice of libation throughout time, connects Afrikans to their social history, and so to themselves, across generations in different spaces and times. more...

  • Ancient Jewish Prayers and Emotionsby Stefan C. Reif; Renate Egger-Wenzel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Die Reihe Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies (DCLS) widmet sich vornehmlich der Erforschung der Bücher der griechischen Bibel (Septuaginta), die nicht im hebräischen Kanon enthalten sind, sowie der zwischentestamentlichen und der frühen jüdischen Literatur aus der Zeit vom 3. Jahrhundert v.Chr. bis zum 2. Jahrhundert n.Chr.... more...

  • Women's Religious Activity in the Roman Republicby Celia E. Schultz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 19.99

    Expanding the discussion of religious participation of women in ancient Rome, Celia E. Schultz demonstrates that in addition to observances of marriage, fertility, and childbirth, there were more--and more important--religious opportunities available to Roman women than are commonly considered. Based on research in ancient literature, inscriptions,... more...

  • Incorruptible Bodiesby Yonatan Moss

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 95.00

    In the early sixth-century eastern Roman empire, anti-Chalcedonian leaders Severus of Antioch and Julian of Halicarnassus debated the nature of Jesus's body: Was it corruptible prior to its resurrection from the dead? Viewing the controversy in light of late antiquity?s multiple images of the ?body of Christ,? Yonatan Moss reveals the underlying political,... more...