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  • The Gnostic Discoveriesby Marvin W. Meyer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The Meaning of the Nag Hammadi, now in paperback opens the with the thrilling adventure story of the discovery of the ancient Papyrii at Nag Hammadi. Muhammad Ali, the fellahin, discovered the sealed jar, he feared that it might contain a jinni, or spirit, but also had heard of hidden treasures in such jars. Greed overcame his fears and when he smashed... more...

  • Antike Mythenby Christine Walde; Ueli Dill

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 280.00

    Contributions by respected European and American scholars from the field of classical and religious studies are collected in this volume. It is a representative selection of contemporary research on myths, the forms they can take, and their transformation in various environments and ages. more...

  • Biblical Archaeologyby Eric H Cline

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 9.99

    Public interest in biblical archaeology is at an all-time high, as television documentaries pull in millions of viewers to watch shows on the Exodus, the Ark of the Covenant, and the so-called Lost Tomb of Jesus. Important discoveries with relevance to the Bible are made virtually every year--during 2007 and 2008 alone researchers announced at least... more...

  • The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greeceby Marguerite Rigoglioso

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 40.00

    This book argues that specialized cadres of virgin priestesses in ancient Greece were believed to give birth in miraculous fashion as a means of bringing forth holy political and spiritual leaders. 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...

  • Book of the Deadby E. A. Wallis Budge

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    "The Book of Dead" is the common name for the ancient Egyptian funerary text known as "Spells of Coming" (or "Going") "Forth By Day." The Book of the Dead was a description of the ancient Egyptian conception of the afterlife and a collection of hymns, spells, and instructions to allow the deceased to pass through... more...

  • Works of E. A. Wallis Budgeby E. A. Wallis Budge

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an... more...

  • Biblical Archaeologyby John H. Sailhamer

    Zondervan 2010; US$ 4.99

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

  • Tracing Orpheusby Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui; Ana Isabel Jiménez San Cristóbal; Eugenio R. Luján Martínez; Raquel Martín Hernández; Marco Antonio Santamaría Álvarez; Sofía Torallas Tovar

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    This volume sheds light on the most relevant pieces of evidence for ancient Orphism, collected in the recent edition by Alberto Bernabé. It contains 65 short new studies on Orphic fragments by leading international scholars who comment one of the most controversial phenomena in Antiquity from a plurality of perspectives. Readers will acquire a global... 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...