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  • Mirjamby Ursula Rapp

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 224.00

    In der Reihe Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) erscheinen Arbeiten zu sämtlichen Gebieten der alttestamentlichen Wissenschaft. Im Zentrum steht die Hebräische Bibel, ihr Vor- und Nachleben im antiken Judentum sowie ihre vielfache Verzweigung in die benachbarten Kulturen der altorientalischen und hellenistisch-römischen... more...

  • Judit – über Schönheit, Macht und Widerstand im Kriegby Claudia Rakel

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 196.00

    Das Buch Judit enthält eine Vielzahl intertextueller Bezüge. Vorbilder für die Juditfigur waren nicht nur Mose, David und Judas Makkabäus, sondern auch biblische Frauengestalten, die Gewalt erfahren oder selber ausüben, ebenso wie weibliche Personifikationen der Stadt Jerusalem. Im Zentrum der Studie steht das Lied in Jdt 16,1-17, das eine... more...

  • A Dictionary of the Sacred Language of All Scriptures and Myths (Routledge Revivals)by G Gaskell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 300.00

    G. A. Gaskell’s Dictionary of the Sacred Language of All Scriptures and Myths, first published in 1923, examines several different aspects of religion, including examples from Ancient Egyptian religion and mythology to modern-day Christianity, providing explanations of gods, events, and symbols in alphabetical order. This is a perfect reference... more...

  • Divination and Human Natureby Peter T. Struck

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    Divination and Human Nature casts a new perspective on the rich tradition of ancient divination—the reading of divine signs in oracles, omens, and dreams. Popular attitudes during classical antiquity saw these readings as signs from the gods while modern scholars have treated such beliefs as primitive superstitions. In this book, Peter Struck reveals... more...

  • Libationby Kimani S. K. Nehusi

    UPA 2015; US$ 32.99

    This book concerns the origins, structure, purpose, meaning, and significance of libation, developments and change within the ritual, and its distribution in the Afrikan world. It connects the practice of libation throughout time, connects Afrikans to their social history, and so to themselves, across generations in different spaces and times. more...

  • Women's Religious Activity in the Roman Republicby Celia E. Schultz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 19.99

    Expanding the discussion of religious participation of women in ancient Rome, Celia E. Schultz demonstrates that in addition to observances of marriage, fertility, and childbirth, there were more--and more important--religious opportunities available to Roman women than are commonly considered. Based on research in ancient literature, inscriptions,... more...

  • Incorruptible Bodiesby Yonatan Moss

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 95.00

    In the early sixth-century eastern Roman empire, anti-Chalcedonian leaders Severus of Antioch and Julian of Halicarnassus debated the nature of Jesus's body: Was it corruptible prior to its resurrection from the dead? Viewing the controversy in light of late antiquity’s multiple images of the ‘body of Christ,’ Yonatan Moss reveals the underlying political,... more...

  • Melaniaby Catherine M. Chin; Caroline T. Schroeder

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 95.00

    Melania the Elder and her granddaughter Melania the Younger were major figures in early Christian history, using their wealth, status, and forceful personalities to shape the development of nearly every aspect of the religion we now know as Christianity. This volume examines their influence on late antique  Christianity and provides an insightful portrait... more...

  • NKJV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, eBookby Craig S. Keener; John H. Walton

    Zondervan 2017; US$ 39.99

    Packed with expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of Bible times, the NKJV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible brings difficult passages of Scripture into sharp focus. Discover new dimensions of insight to even the most familiar Bible passages as you take a behind-the-scenes tour into the ancient world. more...

  • Gerechtigkeit und Leben im hellenistischen Zeitalterby Jörg Jeremias

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 154.00

    Am 30. November 1999 feierte Professor Dr. Dres. h.c. Otto Kaiser seinen 75. Geburtstag. Zu diesem Anlaß veranstaltete der Fachbereich Evangelische Theologie der Philipps-Universität Marburg ein internationales Symposion, zu dem auch der Jubilar einen Beitrag leistete. Der vorliegende Band versammelt die vier Festvorträge.   more...