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  • The Egyptian Book of the Deadby John Romer; E.A. Wallis Budge

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 28.19

    The Book of the Dead is a unique collection of funerary texts from a wide variety of sources, dating from the fifteenth to the fourth century BC. Consisting of spells, prayers and incantations, each section contains the words of power to overcome obstacles in the afterlife. The papyruses were often left in sarcophagi for the dead to use as passports... more...

  • The Penguin Book of Norse Mythsby Kevin Crossley-Holland

    Penguin Books Ltd 1996; US$ 18.32

    The Scandinavian myths form a linked chain of stories, creating a mighty, fantastical world teeming with gods and goddesses, master-smiths and magicians. Battles between gods and giants exist alongside unexpected love matches until the final days of destruction dawn, with their promise of rebirth. Using his talents as poet, translator and author,... more...

  • The Story of the Scrollsby Geza Vermes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.09

    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...

  • Digging Through the Bibleby Richard A. Freund

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • 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...