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  • 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...

  • A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Artby Gertrude Grace Sill

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 20.00

    Explore one of the richest and most rewarding aspects of Western art with this comprehensive easy-to-use, portable guide to Christian symbols. Organized like a primer, with hundreds of entries in 50 categories?from A for Angels to Z for Zodiac?this handy pocket reference enables you to recognize at a glance the identity and meaning of all the elements... more...

  • Interprétations de Moïseby 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Second Messiahby Christopher Knight; Robert Lomas

    Random House 2012; US$ 10.92

    There is now no published theory to explain the enigma of the Turin Shroud that fits the known evidence. Many people want the shroud to be proof of Christ's mission, but Knight and Lomas prove that it is not. The truth behind the shroud is an epic story of pride, greed, powerlust and suffering. It had been prophesised that the Messiah would return... more...

  • Cult and Koinon in Hellenistic Thessalyby Denver Graninger

    BRILL 2011; US$ 127.00

    This book explores the territorial expansion of the Thessalian League ca. 196-27 BCE, the development of the state religion of the League, and the tension between regional political identity and local cult tradition. more...

  • Translation and Survivalby Tessa Rajak

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 44.99

    The translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek was the first major translation in Western culture. Its significance was far-reaching but largely forgotten. Without a Greek Bible, European history would have been entirely different - no Western Jewish diaspora and no Christianity. Translation and Survival is a radical new study of the ancient creators... 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...