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  • The Story of the Scrollsby Geza Vermes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 11.27

    The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Qumran, Palestine, in 1947 was one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, and hidden in caves by an ancient Jewish sect, these mysterious manuscripts revolutionized our understanding of the Bible, of Judaism and the early Christian world. Geza Vermes is the... more...

  • The Penguin Handbook of Ancient Religionsby John Hinnells; Various contributors

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 28.19

    This overview of the religious customs of ancient cultures boasts an international selection of contributors, all of whom are leading scholars in their field. The cultural practices of popular as well as formal religion are explored in detail, giving an impression of all, not only elite societies. Every topic is placed in its own cultural context,... more...

  • Civic Priestsby Marietta Horster; Anja Klöckner

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    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... 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 2012; US$ 196.00

    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... more...

  • Talmuda de-Eretz Israelby Steven Fine; Aaron Koller

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    This book brings together historians, literature scholars, and archaeologists to explore how the integrated study of rabbinic texts and material culture increases our understanding of the complex nature of rabbinic culture. Steering away from 20th-century trends stressing disjunction between archaeology and rabbinic literature, this book... more...

  • Exploring the Religion of Ancient Israelby Aaron Chalmers

    SPCK 2012; US$ 21.86

    This book aims to give students an introduction to the religious and social world of ancient Israel. It consists of two parts. The first explores the major religious offices mentioned in the Old Testament, including prophets, priests, sages and kings. As well as considering what these key people said and did, the author traces the process someone might... more...

  • Digging Through the Bibleby Richard A. Freund

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 17.99

    Digging Through the Bible shares new information about the Holy Land that can provide a powerful connection between past history and present faith. Join celebrated archaeologist and rabbi Richard Freund as he takes readers through digs he has led, searching for evidence about key biblical characters and events. From Moses and the Israelite Exodus to... more...

  • Zaratustra ¿chamán o filósofo?by Lionel Dumarcet

    De Vecchi Ediciones 1753; Not Available

    En Occidente, conocemos a Zaratustra gracias al filósofo alemán Friedrich Nietzsche, quien, en una de sus más conocidas obras, ha convertido en una figura eterna al amoralista y maestro. Pero, ¿quién era verdaderamente Zaratustra? Profeta del mazdeísmo (también conocido como zoroastrismo), religión de los antiguos iranios, consagrada al culto de Ahura... more...

  • Monumental Baliby A.J. Bernet Kempers

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    Monumental Bali describes a formative period in Balinese history through a study of the island's fascinating antiquities. This classic work provides the key to understanding Bali's most famous monuments, including the "Elephant Cave" near Ubud, the "Royal Tombs" at Gunung Kawi, and the spectacular "Mother Temple" at Besakih. A comprehensive Guide... more...