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  • The Historical Jesus in Contextby Amy-Jill Levine; Jr. Dale C. Allison; John Dominic Crossan

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    The Historical Jesus in Context is a landmark collection that places the gospel narratives in their full literary, social, and archaeological context. More than twenty-five internationally recognized experts offer new translations and descriptions of a broad range of texts that shed new light on the Jesus of history, including pagan prayers and... more...

  • Resurrecting the Brother of Jesusby Ryan Byrne; Bernadette McNary-Zak

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 20.00

    In 2002 a burial box of skeletal remains purchased anonymously from the black market was identified as the ossuary of James, the brother of Jesus. Transformed by the media into a religious and historical relic overnight, the artifact made its way to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, where 100,000 people congregated to experience what had been prematurely... more...

  • Buried Hope or Risen Saviorby Charles Quarles

    B&H Publishing Group 2008; US$ 24.99

    Buried Hope or Risen Savior? argues for the credibility of Jesus Christ’s resurrection, engaging the issue in relation to the recent “Jesus Family Tomb” claims that continue making headlines around the world. Among the contributors, Stev more...

  • In the Path of the Moonby Francesca Rochberg

    BRILL 2010; US$ 216.00

    In the Path of the Moon offers a collection of essays concerning Babylonian celestial divination. It investigates various aspects of cuneiform celestial omens, horoscopes, and astronomy and their wide-ranging influences on later Hellenistic science and philosophy. more...

  • Israelite Religionsby Richard S. Hess

    Baker Publishing Group 2007; US$ 40.00

    Helps readers consider the importance of contemporary archaeological discoveries and juxtapose them with the biblical narrative to understand ancient Israelite religions. more...

  • Interprétations de Moďseby Philippe Borgeaud; Tomas Römer; Youri Volokhine

    BRILL 2009; US$ 154.00

    This books brings together specialists of diverse ancient mediterranean culture working on the formation of a "Moses mythology", from a comparative perspective, between Judea, Greece, Egypt and Rome. The concrete outcome of this comparative inquiry is the common translation and commentary of the fragments of the mysterious Artapanus. Ce volume rassemble... more...

  • Eternal Chaliceby Juliette Wood

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 38.00

    What is the secret of the Grail?' So intoned a heavenly voice to Sir Percival in John Boorman's stylish and influential film 'Excalibur' (1981). The sacred allure of the Holy Grail has fascinated writers and ensnared knights for over a thousand years. From Malory to Monty Python, the eternal chalice - said to be the very cup from which Christ drank... more...

  • Text and Artifact in the Religions of Mediterranean Antiquityby Stephen G. Wilson; Michel Desjardins

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 52.95

    Can archaeological remains be made to "speak" when brought into conjunction with texts? Can written remains, on stone or papyrus, shed light on the parables of Jesus, or on the Jewish view of afterlife? What are the limits to the use of artifactual data, and when is the value overstated? Text and Artifact addresses the complex and intriguing issue... more...

  • Magical Practice in the Latin Westby Richard Gordon; Francisco Marco Simón

    BRILL 2009; US$ 278.00

    Most studies of Graeco-Roman magic focus on the Greek texts. Stimulated by important recent finds of Latin curse-tablets, this collection of essays for the first time tries to define the nature and extent of the originality of magical practice in the Latin West more...

  • The Oxford History of the Biblical Worldby Michael D. Coogan

    Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 18.99

    In this impressive volume, leading scholars offer compelling glimpses into the biblical world, the world in which prophets, poets, sages, and historians created one of our most important texts--the Bible. For more than a century, archaeologists have been unearthing the tombs, temples, texts, and artifacts of the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean... more...