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  • The Beliefnet Guide to Gnosticism and Other Vanished Christianitiesby Richard Valantasis

    Ten Speed Press 2007; US$ 9.95

    From its earliest days, Christianity has been marked by a rich diversity of beliefs and practices. Different interpretations of Jesus? life and mission, as well as conflicting views about worship and rituals, gave rise to numerous sects in the first centuries C.E. Condemned as heretical by the official Church, these early movements were lost to history... 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...

  • Archaeology and World Religionby Timothy Insoll

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    Archaeology and World Religion is an important new work, being the first to examine these two vast topics together. The volume explores the relationship between, and the contribution archaeology can make to the study of 'World Religions'. The contributors consider a number of questions: * can religious (sacred) texts be treated as historical documents,... more...

  • The Cave of John the Baptistby Shimon Gibson

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2004; US$ 23.00

    The first archaeological evidence of the historical reality of the Gospel story. From a historical point of view, the uniqueness of this cave is that it contains archaeological evidence that comes to us from the very time of the personalities and events described in the Gospels. For here is the largest ritual bathing pool ever found in the Jerusalem... more...

  • Where God Was Bornby Bruce Feiler

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    At a time when America debates its values and the world braces for religious war, Bruce Feiler, author of the New York Times bestsellers Walking the Bible and Abraham , travels ten thousand miles through the heart of the Middle East?Israel, Iraq, and Iran?and examines the question: Is religion tearing us apart ... or can it bring us together?... more...

  • Life of Josephusby S.N. Mason

    BRILL 2003; US$ 85.00

    Mason, a specialist on Josephus (he teaches classics and religious studies at York U. in Toronto, Canada), produced a magisterial translation of the historian's autobiography, first published by Brill in 2001. This paperback edition reprints the cloth original, in which the translation is accompanied by Mason's extensive commentary presented in the more...

  • The place of the law in the religion of ancient Israelby M. Weinfeld

    BRILL 2004; US$ 92.00

    Over a hundred years ago, Wellhausen attempted to prove that the Priestly legal sections of the Pentateuch reflect postexilic Judaism and must be considered a deviation from the prophetic religion preceding it. In this study, Weinfeld points out the fallacies in Wellhausen's thesis, making a case for the antiquity of the Priestly Code. Particular a more...

  • Discovering Eveby Carol Meyers

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 26.00

    The everyday life of women in ancient Israel cannot be reconstructed from Biblical sources alone. This study uses archaeological and anthropological research to form a picture of women's status and way of life at this time. more...

  • Ancient Israelite and Early Jewish Literatureby T. C. Vriezen; A. S. van der Woude; Brian Doyle

    BRILL 2005; US$ 149.00

    Ancient Israelite and Early Jewish Literature offers more than simply an introduction to the Hebrew Bible. Increased interest in Early Judaism as successor to the religion of Ancient Israel and background to the New Testament demands an introduction that guides the reader through the maze of Jewish literature dating from the Hellenistic and Early Roman... more...

  • Ancient Israelite and Early Jewish Literatureby T. C. Vriezen; A. S. van der Woude; Brian Doyle

    BRILL 2005; US$ 59.00

    Ancient Israelite and Early Jewish Literature offers more than simply an introduction to the Hebrew Bible. Increased interest in Early Judaism as successor to the religion of Ancient Israel and background to the New Testament demands an introduction that guides the reader through the maze of Jewish literature dating from the Hellenistic and Early Roman... more...