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  • The Crosses of Pompeiiby Bruce W. Longenecker

    Fortress Press 2016; US$ 38.99

    Through a twist of fate, the eruption that destroyed Pompeii in 79 CE also preserved a wealth of evidence about the town, buried for centuries in volcanic ash. Since the town?s excavations in the eighteenth century, archaeologists have disputed the evidence that might attest the presence of Christians in Pompeii before the eruption. Now, Bruce... more...

  • A Legend of the Dawnby Lord Dunsany

    Start Publishing LLC 2015; US$ 0.99

    It was dark all over the world and even in Pegana, where dwell the gods, it was dark when the child Inzana, the Dawn, first found her golden ball. Then running down the stairway of the gods with tripping feet, chalcedony, onyx, chalcedony, onyx, step by step, she cast her golden ball across the sky. The golden ball went bounding up the sky, and the... more...

  • Santosby Marie Romero Cash

    University Press of Colorado 2003; US$ 26.95

    Richly illustrated with examples of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art from northern New Mexico's village churches, Santos is an in-depth investigation into the artistic heritage of the New Mexican santero (saint maker). It is also an important study of northern New Mexican artisans and their craft. Along with photographer Jack Parsons, Marie... more...

  • Light from the Ancient Past, Vol. 2by Jack Finegan

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 71.50 US$ 65.06

    A photograph, map, or diagram illustrates the text for every site described in this pilgrimage to Palestine, beginning with places connected with John the Baptist and proceeding to Bethlehem and Nazareth, Samaria and Galilee, Jerash, Caesarea, Jericho, the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, and Emmaus. Each entry concludes with a brief bibliography of pertinent... more...

  • Roman Godsby Michael Lipka

    BRILL 2009; US$ 130.00

    Drawing exclusively on the evidence from urban Rome up to the age of Constantine, the book analyzes the pagan, Jewish, and Christian concepts of God along the lines of space, time, personnel, function, iconography and ritual. more...

  • Religion and Magic in Ancient Egyptby Rosalie David

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 23.96

    The ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile - their life source - was a divine gift. Religion and magic permeated their civilization, and this book provides a unique insight into their religious beliefs and practices, from 5000 BC to the 4th century AD, when Egyptian Christianity replaced the earlier customs. Arranged chronologically, this book provides... more...

  • An Archaeology of Religionby Kit W. Wesler

    UPA 2012; US$ 35.99

    An Archaeology of Religion challenges traditional conventions by refusing to respect the geographic and temporal boundaries with which archaeologists too often define their field. This book is an ambitious attempt to survey how scholars approach the identification of religious sites and practices in the archaeological record. more...

  • Digging through Historyby Richard A. Freund

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 29.99

    Digging through History follows rabbi and archaeologist Richard Freund's journey through some of the most fascinating archaeological sites of human history?including the mysterious Atlantis, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the long-buried Holocaust camp Sobibor. Each chapter takes readers through a different archaeological site, showing what... more...

  • Before the God in this Place for Good Remembranceby Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 108.56

    This monograph explores Yahwistic votive practice in the Hellenistic period. The dedicatory inscriptions from the Yahweh temple on Mount Gerizim are the object of an investigation of Yahwistic votive practice, witnessed in and outside Biblical literature. The research begins the discussion by placing votive practice in a theoretical framework... more...

  • From an Antique Landby Carl S. Ehrlich; Gary Beckman; Benjamin R. Foster; Susan Tower Hollis; Ingo Kottsieper; Wayne T. Pitard; Gonzalo Rubio

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 45.99

    From an Antique Land introduces the various cultures and literatures of the Ancient Near East, including literature originally written in Egyptian, Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Ugaritic, Canaanite, Hebrew, and Aramaic. The timeframe extends from the invention of writing through the conquest of Alexander the Great. Each chapter includes an overview... more...