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  • 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...

  • 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$ 12.78

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Greek and Roman Animal Sacrificeby Christopher A. Faraone; F. S. Naiden

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 84.00

    First general critique of the interpretations of animal sacrifice established by Walter Burkert, the late J.-P. Vernant, and Marcel Detienne. more...

  • Oxford Bible Atlasby Adrian Curtis

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    This new edition of the Oxford Bible Atlas, now with full-colour maps and illustrations, has been thoroughly revised to bring it up to date with regard both to biblical scholarship and to archaeology and topography. The Atlas will help readers of the Bible understand the contexts in which its stories are set and to appreciate the world from which it... more...

  • Kingdom of Foolsby Nick Page

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 23.46

    The author of THE WRONG MESSIAH turns his attention to the life of the early church, digging deep into first century culture to understand why it made such an impact - and what we can learn today. more...