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  • Greek Religious Terminology - Telete & Orgiaby F L Schuddeboom

    BRILL 2009; US$ 138.00

    This volume collects and contextualizes ancient sources containing the terms I"IIII"a1/2 and a1/2"II3II for students of Greek religion. All the original texts, both literary and epigraphical, are accompanied by English translations. more...

  • The Cattle of the Sunby Jeremy McInerney

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 55.00

    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...

  • Biblical Archaeologyby John H. Sailhamer

    Zondervan 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is a series of brief reference books for laypeople designed to be read in units of one or two pages. more...

  • Coping With the Godsby Henk Versnel

    BRILL 2011; US$ 267.00

    Abandoning monolithic approaches and embracing the possibility of inconsistencies and incongruities in Greek thought, behaviour, and culture, this book investigates how ancient Greeks could validate the complementarity of dissonant, if not contradictory, representations in e.g.polytheism, theodicy, divine omnipotence and ruler cult. more...

  • Walking the Bibleby Bruce Feiler

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    Both a heart-racing adventure and an uplifting quest, Walking the Bible describes one man's epic odyssey?by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel?through the greatest stories every told. From crossing the Red Sea to climbing Mount Sinai to touching the burning bush, Bruce Feiler's inspiring journey will forever change your view of some of history's most... more...

  • Religion and Ideology in Assyriaby Beate Pongratz-Leisten

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    Addressing the relationship between religion and ideology, and drawing on a range of literary, ritual, and visual sources, Beate Pongratz-Leisten argues that Assyria as a polity was as much exposed to (and influenced by) Babylonia in the south as it was to the Hittite and Hurrian cultural horizon in the north, and that this exposure was clearly reflected... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrollsby Timothy H. Lim; John J. Collins

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    In 1947 the first of the Dead Sea Scroll discoveries was made near the site of Qumran, at the northern end of the Dead Sea. Despite the much publicized delays in the publication and editing of the Scrolls, practically all of them had been made public by the time of the fiftieth anniversary of the first discovery. That occasion was marked by a spate... more...

  • The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Floodby Irving Finkel

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 17.99

    In THE ARK BEFORE NOAH, British Museum expert Dr Irving Finkel reveals how decoding the symbols on a 4,000 year old piece of clay enable a radical new interpretation of the Noah's Ark myth. A world authority on the period, Dr Finkel's enthralling real-life detective story began with a most remarkable event at the British Museum - the arrival one day... more...

  • The Case for the Jordan Lead Codicesby David Elkington; Jennifer Elkington; Margaret Barker; Philip Davies; Keith Hearne

    Watkins Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    The Case For the Jordan Lead Codices presents a series of essays by eminent scholars underlining the case for proper analysis and restoration of the codices back to Jordan. For the first time, a very thorough analysis of the metal and its origins is argued by a senior analyst in the private sector. David Elkington provides a brief account of the... more...

  • Civic Priestsby Marietta Horster; Anja Klöckner

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    Images and inscriptions indicate how priests and cult personnel saw themselves and were viewed by others. Cultural records like dedications, honorific statues and decrees are central to understanding how the roles of priests and priestesses were constructed in social and political terms in post-classical Athens. The approaches in this study are both... more...