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  • 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 The contributors consider a number of questions: * can religious (sacred) texts be treated as historical documents,...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 Crown 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$ 8.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Introduction to Ancient Iranian Religionby William W. Malandra

    University of Minnesota Press 1983; US$ 67.50

    When Persia fell to Islam in the mid-seventh century, the ancient Iranian religion of Zoroastrianism all but disappeared (although it is still practiced by small groups in India and Iran). As one of the dominant religions of antiquity, it influenced the more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Early Christianityby J. Matkin

    DK Publishing 2008; US$ 18.95

    Where it all began-for two billion followers worldwide. The most popular religion in the world has a variety of doctrines, beliefs, and practices. This book helps its legion of followers to better understand where it all began, while exploring everything from how early Christians lived to Jesus' initial message and its impact on the church.... more...

  • The Gospel of Judas, Second Editionby Rodolphe Kasser; Marvin Meyer; Gregor Wurst; Francois Gaudard

    National Geographic Society 2008; US$ 12.95

    For 1,600 years its message lay hidden. When the bound papyrus pages of this lost gospel finally reached scholars who could unlock its meaning, they were astounded. Here was a gospel that had not been seen since the early days of Christianity, and which few experts had even thought existed?a gospel told from the perspective of Judas Iscariot, history?s... more...