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  • Die Vertauschung des Erstgeburtssegens in der Genesisby Benedikt Hensel

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 238.00

    Die Studie untersucht das literarische Phänomen, dass an entscheidenden Wegpunkten die Verheißungslinie „Israel“ über den jüngeren Bruder und nicht über den sonst so bedeutenden Erstgeborenen fortgesetzt wird. Gleich zwölfmal erscheint dieses Vertauschungsmotiv in der Genesis und durchzieht sie vom Anfang bis zu ihrem Ende, findet hingegen... more...

  • The Wisdom Instructions in the Book of Tobitby Francis M. Macatangay

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    Die Reihe Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies (DCLS) widmet sich vornehmlich der Erforschung der Bücher der griechischen Bibel (Septuaginta), die nicht im hebräischen Kanon enthalten sind, sowie der zwischentestamentlichen und der frühen jüdischen Literatur aus der Zeit vom 3. Jahrhundert v.Chr. bis zum 2. Jahrhundert n.Chr.... more...

  • Discovering Eveby Carol Meyers

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 34.99

    This groundbreaking study looks beyond biblical texts, which have had a powerful influence over our views of women's roles and worth, in order to reconstruct the typical everyday lives of women in ancient Israel. Meyers argues that biblical sources alone do not give a true picture of ancient Israelite women because urban elite males wrote the vast... more...

  • The Penguin Handbook of Ancient Religionsby John Hinnells; Various contributors

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 28.19

    This overview of the religious customs of ancient cultures boasts an international selection of contributors, all of whom are leading scholars in their field. The cultural practices of popular as well as formal religion are explored in detail, giving an impression of all, not only elite societies. Every topic is placed in its own cultural context,... more...

  • The Story of the Scrollsby Geza Vermes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.09

    The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Qumran, Palestine, in 1947 was one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, and hidden in caves by an ancient Jewish sect, these mysterious manuscripts revolutionized our understanding of the Bible, of Judaism and the early Christian world. Geza Vermes is the... more...

  • The Egyptian Book of the Deadby John Romer; E.A. Wallis Budge

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 28.19

    The Book of the Dead is a unique collection of funerary texts from a wide variety of sources, dating from the fifteenth to the fourth century BC. Consisting of spells, prayers and incantations, each section contains the words of power to overcome obstacles in the afterlife. The papyruses were often left in sarcophagi for the dead to use as passports... more...

  • Civic Priestsby Marietta Horster; Anja Klöckner

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    RGVV (History of Religion: Essays and Preliminary Studies) brings together the mutually constitutive aspects of the study of religion(s)—contextualized data, theory, and disciplinary positioning—and engages them from a critical historical perspective. The series publishes monographs and thematically focused edited volumes on specific topics... more...

  • The Alternative Traditionby James Thrower

    De Gruyter 1980; US$ 154.00

    The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems– both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic... 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$ 18.99

    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...