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  • 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...

  • 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. * Explores... 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 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...

  • The Isaiah Effectby Gregg Braden

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    Seventeen hundred years ago, key elements of our ancient heritage were lost, relegated to the esoteric traditions of mystery schools and sacred orders. Among the most empowering of the forgotten elements are references to a science with the power to bring everlasting healing to our bodies and initiate an unprecedented era of peace and cooperation between... more...

  • Tracing Traces from Present to Pastby Yvonne Lammers-Keijsers

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 35.00

    Unique study of the possibilities of functional analysis on shell implements, sheds light on the choices made in the past on tool use and the utilisation of different raw materials more...

  • In Search of Paulby John Dominic Crossan; Jonathan L. Reed

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 16.99

    John Dominic Crossan, the eminent historical Jesus scholar, and Jonathan L. Reed, an expert in biblical archaeology, reveal through archaeology and textual scholarship that Paul, like Jesus, focused on championing the Kingdom of God??a realm of justice and equality??against the dominant, worldly powers of the Roman empire. Many theories exist about... more...

  • Zeit und Ewigkeit als Raum göttlichen Handelnsby Hermann Spieckermann; Reinhard G. Kratz

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 147.00

    The volume contains the papers from an international symposium held in 2007 by the Göttingen Graduate School on Images of Gods? Images of God? World Views: Polytheism and Monotheism in the Antique World. Working from the topic of Time and Eternity as Places of Divine Action, the contributors examine differing conceptions of time and eternity in a cultural... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 37.50

    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...