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  • Blood for Thoughtby DR. S Mira Balberg

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 95.00

    Blood for Thought  delves into a relatively unexplored area of rabbinic literature: the vast corpus of laws, regulations, and instructions pertaining to sacrificial rituals. Mira Balberg traces and analyzes the ways in which the early rabbis interpreted and conceived of biblical sacrifices, reinventing them as a site through which to negotiate intellectual,... more...

  • Light as Experience and Imagination from Paleolithic to Roman Timesby David S. Herrstrom

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2017; US$ 80.50

    A scholarly work of synthesis and interpretation that focuses on encounters with light, this book tells the story of its seducing individuals through the ages. Rather than the historical investigation of light’s “essential” nature, the book's subject is our relationship with light, as revealed in works of art and literature. more...

  • Bible Nationby Candida R. Moss; Joel S. Baden

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    How the billionaire owners of Hobby Lobby are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to make America a “Bible nation” Like many evangelical Christians, the Green family of Oklahoma City believes that America was founded on a “biblical worldview as a Christian nation.” But the Greens are far from typical evangelicals in other ways. The billionaire... more...

  • Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Artby Anthony F. Mangieri

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Trojan War begins and ends with the sacrifice of a virgin princess. The gruesome killing of a woman must have captivated ancient people because the myth of the sacrificial virgin resonates powerfully in the arts of ancient Greece and Rome. Most scholars agree that the Greeks and Romans did not practice human sacrifice, so why then do the myths... more...

  • Crucible of Faithby Philip Jenkins

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 40.00

    One of America's foremost scholars of religion examines the tumultuous era that gave birth to the modern Judeo-Christian tradition In The Crucible of Faith , Philip Jenkins argues that much of the Judeo-Christian tradition we know today was born between 250-50 BCE, during a turbulent "Crucible Era." It was during these years that Judaism grappled... more...

  • The First Ninety Yearsby Lluís Feliu; Fumi Karahashi; Gonzalo Rubio

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 196.00

    Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records (SANER) is a peer-reviewed series devoted to the publication of monographs pertaining to all aspects of the history, culture, literature, religion, art, and archaeology of the Ancient Near East, from the earliest historical periods to Late Antiquity. The aim of this series is to present in-depth... more...

  • An Ox of One's Ownby T. M. Sharlach

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    Shulgi-simti is an important example of a woman involved in sponsoring religious activities though having a family life. An Ox of One’s Own will be of interest to Assyriologists, particularly those interested in Early Mesopotamia, and scholars working on women in religion. An Ox of One’s Own centers on the archive of a woman who died about 2050... 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...

  • Im Lesen verstehenby Christian Frevel

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    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...

  • Platonismus und spätägyptische Religionby Michael Erler; Martin Andreas Stadler

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    Die Beiträge zur Altertumskunde enthalten Monographien, Sammelbände, Editionen, Übersetzungen und Kommentare zu Themen aus den Bereichen Klassische, Mittel- und Neulateinische Philologie, Alte Geschichte, Archäologie, Antike Philosophie sowie Nachwirken der Antike bis in die Neuzeit. Dadurch leistet die Reihe einen umfassenden Beitrag zur Erschließung... more...