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  • Talmuda de-Eretz Israelby Steven Fine; Aaron Koller

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 138.61

    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$ 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...

  • Exploring the Religion of Ancient Israelby Aaron Chalmers

    SPCK 2012; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Religion and Ideology in Assyriaby Beate Pongratz-Leisten

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 117.28

    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... more...

  • City of Demonsby Dayna S. Kalleres

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 95.00 US$ 80.75

    Although it would appear in studies of late antique ecclesiastical authority and power that scholars have covered everything, an important aspect of the urban bishop has long been neglected: his role as demonologist and exorcist. When the emperor Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the realm, bishops and priests everywhere struggled ... more...

  • Walking the Bibleby Bruce Feiler

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    Both a heart-racing adventure and an uplifting quest, Walking the Bible describes one man's epic odyssey?by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel?through the greatest stories ever told. From crossing the Red Sea to climbing Mount Sinai to touching the burning bush, Bruce Feiler's inspiring journey will forever change your view of some of history's most... more...

  • Late Ancient Knowingby Catherine M. Chin; Moulie Vidas

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 95.00 US$ 80.75

    In this collection of essays, scholars from a range of disciplines explore the activity of knowing in late antiquity by focusing on thirteen major concepts from the intellectual, social, political, and cultural history of the period. They ask two questions about each of these concepts: what did late ancient people know about them, and how was that... more...

  • Archetypal Images in Greek Religionby Carl Kerényi; Christopher Holme

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 31.95 US$ 27.48

    What did Zeus mean to the Greeks? And who was Hera, united with Zeus historically and archetypally as if they were a human pair? C. Kerenyi fills a gap in our knowledge of the religious history of Europe by responding to these questions. Examining the word Zeus and its Greek synonyms theos and daimon , the author traces the origins of Greek religion... more...