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  • Archaeology Of Qumran And The Dead Sea Scrolls

    $29.99

    A Choice Outstanding Academic Title and winner of the Biblical Archaeology Society’s Publication Award for Best Popular Book on Archaeology

    The Dead Sea Scrolls have been described as the most important archaeological discovery of the twentieth century. Deposited in caves surrounding Qumran by members of a Jewish sect who lived at the site in the first century BCE and first century CE, they provide invaluable information about Judaism in the last centuries BCE.

    Like the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Qumran site continues to be the object of intense scholarly debate. In a book meant to introduce general readers to this fascinating area of study, veteran archaeologist Jodi Magness provides an overview of the archaeology of Qumran that incorporates information from the Dead Sea Scrolls and other contemporary sources.

    Magness identifies Qumran as a sectarian settlement, rejecting other interpretations including claims that Qumran was a villa rustica or manor house. By carefully analyzing the published information on Qumran, she refines the site’s chronology, reinterprets the purpose of some of its rooms, and reexamines archaeological evidence for the presence of women and children in the settlement. Numerous photos and diagrams give readers a firsthand look at the site.

    Considered a standard text in the field for nearly two decades, The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls is revised and updated throughout in its second edition in light of the publication of all the Dead Sea Scrolls and additional data from Roland de Vaux’s excavations, as well as Yitzhak Magen and Yuval Peleg’s more recent excavations. Specialists and nonspecialists alike will find here an overview of the Qumran site and the Dead Sea Scrolls that is both authoritative and accessible.

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  • Red Haired Archaeologist Digs Israel

    $15.99

    Travel Israel-past and present-to learn about its people and its God with Harvard-trained biblical archaeologist, whimsical storyteller, and sunscreen advocate Amanda Hope Haley.

    Despite what’s seen in the Indiana Jones movies, archaeology isn’t a fast-paced quest to recover legendary objects lost to time. Scholar and writer Amanda Hope Haley’s digs in Israel have been dusty, rigorous, and objective hunts for clues that reveal the world as it existed when the Bible was written.

    In The Red-Haired Archaeologist Digs Israel, Amanda travels the lands of the Bible-a trowel in one hand and a camera in the other. Discover with her how Christians can…
    *use archaeological finds to better understand Israel’s history
    *shed a Western mindset and read the Bible in its original context
    *comprehend today’s religious conflicts in the Holy Land

    For anyone curious about Israel of the past and the present, The Red-Haired Archaeologist Digs Israel investigates the historical and modern contexts we need to understand both the Bible and God’s people, and features photos from Amanda’s archaeological digs. This two-week trip through the country, which begins as a search for the meanings of ancient Scripture, just might end with a clearer perception of our current neighbors and how Jesus would have us love them today.

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  • Has Archaeology Buried The Bible

    $25.99

    Bringing the Bible and ancient Israel into a new and brighter light

    In the last twenty years, archaeological evidence has dramatically illuminated ancient Israel, particularly its religion. However, instead of proving the truth of the Bible, as an earlier generation had confidently predicted, the new discoveries have forced us to revise much of what was thought to be biblical truth.

    The new data provokes an urgent question: If the biblical stories are not always true historically, what, if anything, is still salvageable of the Bible’s ethical and moral values? In a postmodern age much of the Western cultural tradition, resting on the biblical worldview, is being challenged.

    The Bible, read with a critical and discerning mind, can help us to do right in this world–and archaeology may be the best tool for the task of bringing to light the ethical value of the Bible. Has Archaeology Buried the Bible? simplifies the complex issues and summarizes the new, archaeologically attested ancient Israel, period by period (ca. 1200-600 BCE). But it also explores in detail how a modern, critical reader of the Bible can still find relevant truths by which to live.

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  • Unearthing The Bible

    $22.99

    Who first recorded the creation of the world? What tools did people use in Bible times? When did the Israelites arrive and settle in Canaan? Where exactly did Paul travel throughout his ministry?

    The Bible is the most popular book in the world, yet there are many questions people ask as they seek evidence of its veracity. For truth seekers in search of physical evidence relating to the history of the world and the origin of faith, archaeology provides a rich treasure trove pointing toward the answers they seek.

    In Unearthing the Bible, Dr. Titus M. Kennedy presents 101 objects from more than 50 museums, private collections, and archaeological sites, to offer strong and compelling evidence for the historical accuracy of Scripture.

    Follow along the chronology of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, with artifacts from the Mesopotamian tablets that record creation to graffiti found in the House of Peter. Examine inscriptions, coins, scarabs, tablets, papyri, stelae, reliefs, statues, altars, jewelry, weapons, tools, and pottery through vivid color photography. And learn how these artifacts not only demonstrate the historical reliability of the Bible but illuminate the ancient context for a more accurate understanding of God’s Word.

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  • Phoebe : A Story

    $24.00

    Sometime around 56 AD, the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome. He entrusted this letter to Phoebe, whom he describes as the deacon of the church at Cenchreae and a patron of many. But who was this remarkable woman?

    Biblical scholar and popular author and speaker Paula Gooder imagines Phoebe’s story?who she was, the life she lived, and her first-century faith?and in doing so opens up Paul’s world, giving a sense of the cultural and historical pressures that shaped his thinking and the faith of the early church. Rigorously researched, this is a book for anyone who wants to engage more deeply and imaginatively with Paul’s theology.

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  • Searching For Noahs Ark

    $5.99

    Join the Quest to Find Noah’s Ark

    Noah’s Ark played a leading role in the book of Genesis, but after safely carrying its passengers through the flood, the ark disappears from the pages of the Bible. What happened to it?

    Join Dr. John Morris on the adventure to find the ark on the icy slopes of Mt. Aratat, where Genesis says it came to rest after many months of violent storm. You will learn…
    *how the existence of the ark offers evidence of creation
    *what the flood and ark can teach you about God’s character
    *how to respond to claims that the story of the flood is just a myth

    Chronicling more than 45 years of personal accounts and offering geological, historical, and biblical evidence, Searching for Noah’s Ark will inspire you to take confidence in the Bible’s historical accounts and its trustworthiness to us today.

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  • Zondervan Handbook Of Biblical Archaeology

    $42.99

    The Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology is a reference resource for anyone interested in archaeology and its relevance to biblical, theological, and apologetic studies. Illustrated with full-color photos, charts, and maps, this handbook provides readers with a wealth of information that complements and supplements the historical context of the Bible.

    The Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology includes an introduction to the field of archaeology for readers who might not be familiar with the methods, practices, and importance of this area of study. Included in this section is an annotated bibliography of important biblical archaeological reports, books, and journal articles for further study. The rest of the handbook is devoted to a book-by-book (Genesis through Revelation) presentation of the most significant archaeological discoveries that enhance our understanding of the biblical text, including a section on the intertestamental period. A rich array of visual images including photos of excavations sites, coins, maps, artifacts, and historic structures allows readers to immerse themselves in the world of the Bible. This monumental work gives readers the opportunity to visit ancient sites and historical places while remaining in the comfort of their own home.

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  • Fallen Angels And The Heroes Of Mythology

    $29.95

    In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the earthSoon thereafter, however, the harmonious communion that God intended for mankind to live within was interrupted by a sinister intervention from the enemy. As days turned into years, this ancient agenda of corruption continued to intertwine even more deeply with the human storyaffecting the very makeup of mankindAnd it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose Who were these sons of God, and daughters of men? This and many parallel questions are what author Rev. John Fleming researched and addressed nearly a century and a half ago in this thorough, antiquarian work. Finally, this extensive work is available to the main-stream collector, who may again access these ancient writings, gaining the ability to: *Understand what scripture is really telling us about the genetic trend taking place in Genesis 6 when it says: And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years *Explore who the Sons of God and daughters of men really were according to the ancient writings that trace these key phrases back to their original Greek and Hebrew translation. *Compare popular theories using Flemings concise, thorough review of many differing concepts and interpretations of these scriptures as construed through Greek mythology, Mendelssohns View, the Jewish or Filii Magnatum Interpretation, the Sethite Interpretation, and the Angel Interpretation. *Learn who the Nephilim, the Gibborim, and the Rephaim really were, and what the

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  • Archaeology Of The Bible

    $40.00

    From ancient holy sites, to buried relics and treasures, National Geographic uncovers the history and the archaeological discoveries from Scripture and the biblical world. Richly illustrated and written from an objective and nondenominational perspective, author Jean-Pierre Isbouts uses the latest scientific and archaeological discoveries to place biblical stories in the framework of human history. Chapters, beginning with the dawn of human civilization and ending with present day and the future of archaeology, chronicle hundreds of sites and artifacts found in Sumer, Babylon, the Second Temple, along the route of the Exodus, and in many other regions across the Middle East. Timelines bridge hundreds of years and several empires, maps give readers a visual sense of location, while hundreds of photos and illustrations of rare artifacts and ancient places add to the visual splendor. lt concludes with details of what remains to be found and the evolving dynamic of biblical faith in an increasingly scientific world in which archaeologists make daily breakthroughs.

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  • Crosses Of Pompeii

    $39.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9781451490121Bruce LongeneckerBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2016Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers – 1517 Media Print On Demand Product

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  • Letters Of Paul

    $35.00

    This is the sixth edition of the classic textbook that has been introducing Paul and his writing to seminary and undergraduate students for over forty years. Roetzel provides a comprehensive look at Paul in light of recent scholarship and theological understandings of Paul. This new edition includes four brand-new sections on the following: the chronology of Paul’s letters; Paul’s concept of law in the context of messianic expectation; the religious and political contexts in which Paul’s letters were written; and Jewish understandings of Gentiles and Paul’s mission to include them among the elect of God. This long-established textbook is the ideal choice for any student of Paul.

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  • What Dwells Beyond

    $19.95

    WHAT DWELLS BEYOND is not primarily about the modern extraterrestrial phenomenon. This book is primarily about the King James Bible, what it teaches regarding the theory of alien life on other planets, and how it can answer your questions by putting solid Bible answers in your hands. In its 520 pages you will find much more than a brief discussion on angels, fallen angels, demons, giants and monsters. YOU WILL READ AND LEARN ABOUT: The chronological history from ancient times to the present regarding the belief in alien life, how this concept was influenced by the days of Noah, and how it emerged and grew after Noah’s Flood; the connections between Polytheism (the belief in many gods) and the rise of Extraterrestrialism (the belief in life populating many planets); how ancient philosophy helped transform pagan religious beliefs into the modern concept of Evolution and Cosmic Pluralism; about Thales of Miletus, Epicurus, Copernicus, Emanuel Swedenborg, Joseph Smith, Thomas Chalmers, Charles Darwin, Nikola Tesla, Dr. Frank Drake, and many others who helped shape the idea of alien life into what it is today; how science fiction in movies, literature, pulp and comic books, helped birth the Space Age and further the idea of intelligent life on other planets; the structure of the Universe, the Three Heavens, and how the origins of darkness and outer space play a major role in discerning the concept of life on other worlds; an illustrated, Bible-based, field guide to all life forms which will help lay the foundation in discerning the modern alien phenomenon; detailed information on angels, fallen angels, the ancient sons of God, cherubim, devils, Satan, other celestial life forms, and monsters from underground; a detailed bib

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  • New Encyclopedia Of Archaeological Excavations In The Holy Land 1-4

    $200.00

    Organized alphabetically, this comprehensive work describes and analyzes archaeological excavations carried out during the past century or more in the Holy Land, on both sides of the Jordan. With 365 articles prepared by more than 200 scholars from around the world, the Encyclopedia presents a rich and extensive body of archaeological material. An extensive bibliography is appended to each article. No other work compares with the scope and authority of this Encyclopedia, or its scholarly significance.

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  • From The Maccabees To The Mishnah (Revised)

    $35.00

    This is the third edition of Shaye J. D. Cohen’s important and seminal work on the history and development of Judaism between 164 BCE to 300 CE. Cohen’s synthesis of religion, literature, and history offers deep insight into the nature of Judaism at this key period, including the relationship between Jews and Gentiles, the function of Jewish religion in the larger community, and the development of normative Judaism and other Jewish sects. Cohen offers students more than just history, but an understanding of the social and cultural context of Judaism as it developed into the formative period of rabbinic Judaism. This new edition includes a brand-new chapter on the parting of ways between Jews and Christians in the second century CE. From the Maccabees to the Mishnah remains the clearest introduction to the era that shaped Judaism and provided the context for early Christianity.

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  • Walking The Bible

    $17.99

    To tie into the six-part series Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler airing Summer, 2014, a reissue of the classic New York Times bestseller: one part adventure story, one part archaeological detective work, one part spiritual exploration, Walking the Bible is a fascinating, unprecedented journey–by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel–through the most famous stories ever told.

    The first person ever to complete the perilous 10,000 mile journey across the inscrutable desert landscape of the Middle East, Bruce Feiler, a fifth generation Southern Jew, embarks upon a quest to reconnect with the stories of the Bible, and uncover fresh answers to profound questions. This inspiring personal odyssey through the most famous stories ever told, is at once a gripping adventure and burning spiritual quest. Accompanied by prominent Israeli archeologist Avner Goren, Feiler travels from Mount Ararat to Mount Nebo, witnessing actual Biblical sites-from the mountain where Noah’s Arc landed to the location of the burning bush-and gathers the latest archaeological research to draw some astounding conclusions about these places and his own faith, heritage and humanity’s enduring sense of wonder.

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  • Dead Mens Secrets (Reprinted)

    $24.95

    Table Of Contents:

    PROLOGUE
    PART ONE: HOW AN ORIGINAL SUPER WORLD VANISHED
    1. THE DAY THE EARTH TIPPED OVER (How A Worldwide Super Culture Vanished In A Cosmic Disaster)
    2. SEARCH (Why The First Cities Suddenly Hatched Out Of Nowhere, Fully Mature)
    3. MYSTERIOUS MESSAGES IN THE CANYON (How Somebody Mapped Our Whole Planet Before history Began)
    4. OPERATION SPIDER WEB (An Incredible Electric Web That Gave One City World Control)
    5. SUDDEN FURY (How The Global Tyranny Collapsed – And Why Mankind Has Been Slipping Since)
    6. LOST SURVIVORS (After Ruined Cities, Came Stone Age Man)
    7. SOMEBODY’S MISREADING THE TIME (Why Dating Methods Don’t Work For The Origin Of Man)
    8. DID SPACE GIANTS EXPERIMENT WITH US? (Did We Originate On Earth Or In Some Other Galaxy?)
    9. VANISHING EVIDENCE ( The Case Of Disappearing Clues)
    PART TWO: CLUES THEY LEFT BEHIND
    10. THE DISAPPEAARANCE OF ADMIRAL OT (Geographical)
    11. SECRET PLANET – ARE WE IN FOR MORE SURPRISES? (Astronomical)
    12. TRAVEL FAST AND LIVE LONGER (Cosmology)
    13. WHO BEAT OUR COMPUTERS? (Mathematical)
    14. THE SAD GATE OF THE GOLD GARDENS (Metallurgy)
    15. MICROSCOPE ON A SEXY SPIDER (Glasswork)
    16. STRANGE RUINS ON THE SEABED (Large-size Construction)
    17. JOURNEY INTO THE UNEXPECTED (Construction Techniques And House Features)
    18. PERFUME PLEASE, THE GAME STINKS! (Town Planning And Social Organization)
    19. FORBIDDEN TUNNELS (Engineering)
    20. MYSTERY OF THE SCREAMING ROBOT (Mechanical Devices)
    21. THE PHOTO SPIES (Everyday Items)
    22. BIKINI GIRLS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN (Clothing And Adornment)
    23. THE CRYSTAL SKULL (Art And Sculpture)
    24. WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE CAR CRASH (Health And Medical)
    26. THE MERCURY SECRET (Flight)
    27. To The Moon And Beyond – WERE WE ON THE MOON IN 2309 B.C.? (To The Moon And Beyong)
    28. COULD SCIENCE MAKE YOU INVISIBLE? (Some Intriguing Secrets)
    29. TOO LATE FOR ESCAPE (Weaponry)
    EPILOGUE
    APPENDIX: Notes On The Crespi Collection
    BIBLIOGRAPHY
    OTHER BOOKS
    NOTES

    Additional Info
    Archaelogist Jonathan Gray stumbled upon something that shocked him!…a whole cache of out of place items that should not exist. And they weren’t just in one place. There was a global pattern to them. This pattern showed a lost science and technology. That’s when he knew someone had to speak up. This content was of tremendous value.
    -MACHINERY: Did you know that the Egyptians bored into granite rock with drills that turned 500 times faster than modern power drills?
    -ANCIENT AMERICA: Did you know that a Chinese mapping survey of North America in 2200 BC described a sunrise over the Grand Canyon, black opals and gold nuggets in Nevada, and seals frolicking in San Francisco Bay?
    This is the most amazing archaeology book you’ll ever see!
    Dead Men’s Secrets is an assemblage of astonishing discoveries…..
    A lost super science emerges from the sea floor, jungle and desert sands of our planet… over 1,000 forgotten secrets. It will SHOCK you. SEE this world as you’ve never seen it before. DISCOVER answers you never had. GAIN a new enjoyment. HAVE FACTS at your fingertips to amaze your friends.
    International explorer, archaeologist and author Jonathan Gray has traveled the world to gather data on ancient mysteries. He has penetrated some largely unexplored areas, including parts of the Amazon headwater. The author has also led expeditions to the bottom of the sea and to remote mountain and desert regions of the world. He lectures internationally.

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  • Tomb Of Jesus And His Family

    $49.50

    About twenty-five years ago archaeologists discovered a tomb near Jerusalem that contained a family’s ossuaries — limestone bone boxes commonly used in ancient Near Eastern burial customs — inscribed with some familiar New Testament names: Mary, Joseph, James, Mary Magdalene, and Jesus. The Discovery Channel produced a film investigating The Lost Tomb of Jesus, raising interest among the public and specialists alike. Could this actually be the tomb of Jesus and his family? In January 2008 an international congress of scholars met in Jersualem to discuss this question. This volume presents their findings. Covering the archaeological facts about this discovery, Jewish burial customs during the late Second Temple period, first-century inscriptions, the Talpiot tomb, the James ossuary, the Holy Sepulcher, Hazon Gabriel, and beliefs about burial and the afterlife within Second Temple Judaism, these essays offer expert perspectives on a much-publicized topic.

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  • Biblical Archaeology : Parent Lesson Planner (Teacher’s Guide)

    $19.99

    This Biblical Archaeology PLP contains materials for use with The Archaeology Book, Unveiling the Kings of Israel, and Unwrapping the Pharaohs

    Lesson Planner
    *Weekly Lesson Schedule
    *Student Worksheets
    *Quizzes & Test
    *Answer Key
    10th-12th grade
    1 Year History 1 Credit

    Features: Each suggested weekly schedule has five easy-to-manage lessons which combine reading, worksheets, and vocabulary-building opportunities including an expanded glossary for The Archaeology Book. Designed to allow your student to be independent, materials in this resource are divided by section so you can remove quizzes, tests, and answer keys before beginning the coursework. As always, you are encouraged to adjust the schedule and materials needed to in order to best work within your educational program.

    Workflow: Students will read the pages in their book and then complete each section of the course materials. Quizzes are given at regular intervals with space to record each grade.

    Lesson Scheduling: Space is given for assignment dates. There is flexibility in scheduling. While each quarter has 45 days of assignments, they do not have to be given M-F. Some students may prefer to do more assignments each day, allowing for breaks on other days. Each week listed has five days but due to vacations the school work week may not be M-F. Please adapt the days to your school schedule. As the student completes each assignment, he/she should put an X in the box.

    The Archaeology Book
    You will learn both the techniques of the archaeologist and the accounts of some of the richest discoveries of the Middle East that demonstrate the accuracy and historicity of the Bible. You will unearth: how archaeologists know what life was like in the past; why broken pottery can tell more than gold or treasure; some of the difficulties in dating ancient artifacts; how the brilliance of ancient cultures demonstrates God’s creation; history of ancient cultures, including the Hittites, Babylonians, and Egyptians; the early development of the alphabet and its impact on discovery; the numerous archaeological finds that confirm biblical history; and why the Dead Sea scrolls are considered such a vital breakthrough.

    Unwrapping the Pharaohs
    Authors David Down and John Ashton present a groundbreaking new chronology that supports the biblical account. Go back in time as famous Egyptians such as the boy-king Tutankhamen, the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, and the beautiful Cleopatra are brought

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  • Popular Handbook Of Archaeology And The Bible

    $29.99

    From two leading Christian apologists, here is a fascinating survey of the most important Old and New Testament archaeological discoveries through the ages.

    Biblical archaeology has always stirred excitement among believers and curiosity among unbelievers. The evidence dug up with a spade can speak volumesand serve as a powerful testimony of the reliability of Scripture.

    Norm Geisler and Joe Holden have put together an impressive array of finds that confirm the biblical peoples and events of ages past. In a user-friendly format written in popular style, they:
    examine the latest finds and explain their significance
    include dozens of photographs
    provide an instructive chart of artifacts (along with fast facts)
    sample a variety of finds papyri, inscriptions, scrolls, ossuaries, and more

    If readers are looking for just one book to cover this topic both concisely and comprehensively, this is it!

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  • How Israel Became A People

    $38.99

    How did Israel become a people? Is the biblical story accurate? In what sense, if any, is the biblical story true? Are the origins of these ancient people lost in myth or is there hope to discovering who they were and how they lived? These questions divide students and scholars alike. While many believe the Conquest is only a fable, this book will present a different view. Using biblical materials and the new archaeological data, this title tells how the ancient Israelites settled in Canaan and became the people of Israel. The stakes for understanding the history of ancient Israel are high. The Old Testament tells us that Yahweh led the Hebrews into the land of Canaan and commanded them to drive its indigenous inhabitants out and settle in their place. This account has often served as justification for the possession of the land by the modern state of Israel. Archaeology is a weapon in the debate, used by both Israelis and Palestinians trying to write each other out of the historical narrative. This book provides needed background for the issues and will be of interest to those concerned with the complexity of Arab-Israeli relations.

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  • Early Explorers Of Bible Lands

    $22.99

    Acclaimed scholar and professor Jack Lewis narrates the lives and contributions of a number of nineteenth-century explorers of Bible lands whose work set the stage for modern biblical archaeology.

    Here are the stories of John lewis Burckhardt, William Francis Lynch, James T. Barclay, Selah Merrill, and other explorers of Bible lands from the mid- to late-nineteenth century. Most of these men did not engage in archaeology as we commonly define it today, but their contributions set the stage for modern archaeology. They were not excavators, but students of geography, nature, languages, customs, traditions, and the Bible–all of which are vital to a more refined understanding of the Bible.

    As they traversed Palestine, these explorers encountered inscriptions and even previously unidentified languages (e.g., Hittite). Lewis’s accounts reveal their interests, almost presciently, in the categories of anthropology as currently defined–cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, linguistics, and archaeology. These pursuits laid the groundwork for the more comprehensive and interdisciplinary studies that have eventually become the trademark of both biblical studies and the archaeology of the biblical world. As lewis shows, we owe these explorers a great debt of gratitude for their pioneering work.

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  • Jesus And His World

    $20.00

    In this provocative work, world-renowned scholar Craig A. Evans presents the most important archaeological discoveries that shed light on the world of Jesus of Nazareth. Evans challenges many sensational claims that have been proposed in recent books and peddled in the media by using archaeological findings to uncover the truth about several key pieces of Jesus’ world. For example, what was the village of Nazareth actually like in the time of Jesus? Did synagogues really exist, as the Gospels say? What does archaeology tell us about the ruling priests who condemned Jesus to death? Has the tomb of Jesus really been found? Evans’s engaging prose enables readers to understand and critique the latest theories-both the sober and the sensational-about who Jesus was and what he lived and died for.

    This new paperback edition includes an additional appendix with questions for discussion and reflection, making it ideal for both group and individual study.

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  • Jesus And His World

    $25.00

    In this provocative work, world-renowned scholar Craig A. Evans presents the most important archaeological discoveries that shed light on the world of Jesus of Nazareth. Evans takes on many sensational claims that have been proposed in recent books and peddled in the media, and uses actual archaeological findings to uncover the truth about several key pieces of Jesus’ world. For example, what was the village of Nazareth actually like in the time of Jesus? Did synagogues really exist, as the Gospels say? What does archaeology tell us about the ruling priests who condemned Jesus to death? Has the tomb of Jesus really been found, as has been claimed? Evans’s engaging prose enables readers to understand and critique the latest theories-both the sober and the sensational-about who Jesus was and what he lived and died for.

    Questions are included at the end of each chapter, making this book ideal for group or individual study.

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  • Stories From Ancient Canaan (Expanded)

    $26.00

    The texts from ancient Ugarit are among the most important modern discoveries for understanding the Bible. For more than thirty years, Stories from Ancient Canaan has been recognized as a highly authoritative and readable presentation of the principal Canaanite myths and epics discovered at Ugarit. This fully revised edition takes into account advances in the reading, understanding, and interpretation of these stories since 1978. It also includes two additional texts, expanded introductions, and illustrations. Coogan and Smith have collaborated to bring this classic up to date in order to provide accessible and accurate translations of these texts for a new generation of students.

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  • Temple Scroll And Related Documents

    $150.00

    The Temple Scroll is the longest manuscript found in the Qumran Caves and perhaps the most important halakhic composition known from the Second Temple Period. The scroll presents itself as a rewritten Torah, which begins with the renewal of the Sinaitic covenant and then turns to the building of the Temple. This volume of the Dead Sea Scrolls series brings together–for the first time–all of themanuscript witnesses to the Temple Scroll.

    The Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Project provides a major landmark in general access to these documents. It is the first serious attempt to provide accurate transcriptions and translations with critical commentary to all the nonbiblical scrolls found at Qumran.These are important reference books for specialized studies in biblical fields.

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  • Law Power And Justice In Ancient Israel

    $45.00

    From leading Old Testament scholar Douglas A. Knight comes the latest volume in WJK’s Library of Ancient Israel series. Using socio-anthropological theory and archaeological evidence, Knight argues that while the laws in the Hebrew Bible tend to reflect the interests of those in power, the majority of ancient Israelites-located in villages-developed their own unwritten customary laws to regulate behavior and resolve legal conflicts in their own communities. This book includes numerous examples from village, city, and cult.

    Volumes in the Library of Ancient Israel draw on multiple disciplines-such as archaeology, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, and literary criticism-to illuminate the everyday realities and social subtleties these ancient cultures experienced. This series employs sophisticated methods that depict the reality of the people behind the Hebrew Bible and interprets these insights for a wide variety of readers.

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  • Philips City : From Bethsaida To Julias

    $39.95

    In this major revision of his prize-winning 1998 book, Bethsaida: Home of the Apostles, Fred Strickert presents nonspecialist readers with the latest findings in the ongoing excavation and evaluation of et-Tell, now identified by many archaeologists as the site of biblical-era Bethsaida. New discoveries have linked the site back to the Iron Age time of David and revealed new connections to the tetrarch Philip and his family. Strickert develops an explanation for the decline and destruction of the city sharply different from his previous conclusion. Readers of Bethsaida: Home of the Apostles will want to follow the story into this sequel.

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  • Biblical Bethsaida : A Study Of The First Century CE In The Galilee

    $84.00

    This book examines the archaeological site of Bethsaida located near the north shore of the Sea of Galilee, exploring its first century occupation in light of the current debates about the reconstruction of the social milieu of the larger Galilee region of that period. In the study of the cultural and social matrix of the first century CE in the Galilee scholars have commonly prioritized written sources over archaeological evidence because written sources seem to contribute more directly to an understanding of the religious beliefs and practices of a community. However, there exist many competing views of the ‘landscape’ of the first century CE in the Galilee due to the varying lenses employed to view the textual sources. These differing perspectives distribute along a continuum, reflecting the varied ethnicity, economics and political climate that is posited by the interpreter. This work enters that process of constructing a portrait of the First Century CE in the Galilee by drawing primarily upon the archaeological data from Et-Tell (Bethsaida) itself and suggesting its relevance for the reconstruction of the first century CE cultural context. It views the material practices of the ancient inhabitants of the site as significant indicators of their sense of ‘place’ both ideologically and geographically.The image that emerges from first-century CE Et-Tell (Bethsaida) is one clearly at home in the gallery of Jewish communities in the Galilee.

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  • Jesus In The Jewish World

    $30.00

    Geza Vermes is the greatest living Jesus scholar. In this collection of occasional pieces, he explores the world and the context in which Jesus of Nazareth lived and tells the story of the exploration of first-century Palestine by twentieth-century scholars.Informed by the work of a world-class scholar, the articles in this book open to the general reader the findings of some of the major discoveries of the twentieth century such as the Dead Sea Scrolls.This collection of shorter popular pieces, many of which appeared in The Times and other newspapers, makes Vermes’ research on Christian origins, the Dead Sea Scrolls and most importantly Jesus the Jew accessible to a wider readership.

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  • Kregel Pictorial Guide To New Testament Archaeology

    $11.99

    Sound research and illuminating visuals make biblical and historical times and teachings come alive for today’s middle-school and high-school students as well as adult Bible students, teachers, and pastors looking for a concise overview of familiar topics. This new volume continues the valuable tradition of the best-selling Kregel Pictorial Guide series, making history easy to understand and interesting to learn.
    John McRay offers an informative and colorful introduction to the archaeology of the New Testament, exploring the history, culture, and social forces surrounding the development of the early church. Full-color maps, photographs, and diagrams allow students to walk through digs and discoveries in Ephesus, Athens, Corinth, and Rome, and experience the findings for themselves.

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  • Paths Of The Messiah

    $29.95

    Editor’s Introduction
    Abbreviations
    1. The Birth Of The Messiah
    2. The Messiah In Galilee
    3. The Essenes And Nazoreans
    4. The Messiah In Jerusalem
    5. The Messianic Community
    Appendix 1: Timeline Of Jesus’ Public Ministry
    Appendix 2: A Possible Chronology Of The Events Of Passion Week
    Appendix 3: Bibliography Of The Writings Of Bargil
    Appendix 4: Jerusalem Sketch And Other Illustrations
    Table Of Maps And Illustrations
    Scripture Index
    Index Of Places
    Index Of Persons
    Index Of Subjects

    Additional Info
    Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem: The places where Jesus lived and died and gathered his followers into a community are for Christians the most holy sites on earth. With reverence for the sites associated with the life of Christ, Bargil Pixner dedicated much of his life to archeological research in the Holy Land, becoming famous for his discovery of the Essene Gate in Jerusalem and the town of Bethsaida by the Sea of Galilee.

    Gathered into this one volume are the principal fruits of Father Pixner’s research: explanations of numerous archeological discoveries in the Holy Land accompanied by photos, illustrations and maps. Prepared in collaboration with Professor Rainer Riesner, a Scripture scholar from the University of Dortmund, the chapters bring to light not only those details of interest to the man of science but also the connections between these and early Christianity of interest to the man of faith.

    Having lived in Israel for much of his life the Tyrolean priest, scholar, teacher, and pilgrimage leader brought to his subject the depth and familiarity of a native son. Father Pixner’s particular interest in the first Jewish Christians runs like a thread through many of these chapters, helping to link the practices of modern believers with those of their ancient brothers and sisters in the faith.

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  • Rediscovering The Dead Sea Scrolls

    $29.50

    Both within and outside the field of Qumran scholarship, the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls is sometimes treated as a rather specialized closed shop. By encouraging interdisciplinary and self-consciously methodological discussions, this volume intends to open that shop and invite new conversations across lines of interest, discipline, and scholarly subfield.

    Fifteen respected DSS scholars representing diverse perspectives offer here a window into the scholarly study of these ancient texts. Rediscovering the Dead Sea Scrolls introduces readers to a wide range of established and experimental treatments of the Scrolls, including paleography, archaeology, manuscript analysis, and a variety of literary, historical, and social scientific approaches. The authors provide not only an introduction to a given approach but also a more self-reflective assessment of the limits of their approaches and the potential pitfalls associated with them.

    In place of a single authoritative strategy, here are a variety of strategies – some overlapping and others standing alone – all the products of a process that is unusually collaborative. Taken as a whole, they provide a vibrant intersectional picture of DSS studies on the cusp of its seventh decade.

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  • Temple In The Gospel Of Mark

    $45.00

    This work analyzes one of the most striking elements of Mark’s story: the vital role the temple plays from Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem to the moment of his death. Timothy Gray’s narrative approach detects implications that redaction criticism missed. Using echoes of Old Testament prophets to present Jesus’s way as the eschatological return of the Lord to his temple, Mark sees Jesus’s cleansing of the temple as a pointer to its imminent destruction. It has failed in its appointed mission to serve as the focus for the restoration of Israel and the ingathering of the Gentiles, and that function will now be assumed by its replacement: the community gathered around Jesus. Originally published by Mohr Siebeck, The Temple in the Gospel of Mark is now available as an affordable North American paperback edition. It offers New Testament scholars and graduate students fresh basic scholarship on a major motif in the life and teaching of Jesus.

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  • Jesus And The Land (Reprinted)

    $23.00

    This accessible volume describes first-century Jewish and Christian beliefs about the land of Israel and offers a full survey of New Testament passages that directly address the question of land and faith. Respected New Testament scholar Gary M. Burge examines present-day tensions surrounding territorial religion in the modern Middle East, helping contemporary Christians develop a Christian theology of the land and assess Bible-based claims in discussions of the Israeli-Palestinian struggle.

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  • Digging For Insights

    $18.00

    Discover how archaeology’s methods and contributions can teach us about the Bible. Through the fascinating physical remains of ancient cultures, archaeology gives us great details about life in biblical times. However, at the same time we must see how a critical eye is necessary in considering science’s claims, interpretations, and speculations.

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  • Archaeology Book

    $16.99

    Learn the secrets hidden by the sands of time! The Archaeology Book reveals the world of professional explorers who patiently peel back layer upon layer of history, discovering artifacts and clues to the daily life of people long ago. Study the methodology of these explorers and how that helps preserve vital information in the dig sites and archaeological ruins where they work.
    Learn more about the Dead Sea Scrolls. Travel thru Egypt, Israel and the historic lands of the Hittites, UR Chaldees, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Petra, and more.

    Explore the biblical history of the Middle East – the empires, and great cities – once lost, and the intriguing artifacts found in these ruins, with the vital history they reveal. Add The Archaeology Book to your Wonder of Creation collection today!

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  • Beauty Awakening Belief

    $19.95

    A unique consideration of Gothic architecture and spirituality.

    What once drove men to construct enormous abbeys and cathedrals, with gargoyles, rounded arches, rose windows, dark recesses, and flying buttresses?

    In the modern imagination, these structures are believed to tell a series of stories about the meaning of life, but this anachronism would have astounded their medieval creators. As he explores two of the finest churches of this period – the Abbey of Mont St. Michel on the Normandy coast, and soaring Chartres Cathedral in the fields of the Loire Valley – author Jon Sweeney comes to the conclusion that, without faith, they make no sense at all. But within a life of faith, the universe that includes them is marvelous, beautiful, mysterious, and tapped into something that secularism cannot fathom.

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  • Shamans Of The Lost World

    $85.00

    Chapter 1. Introduction
    Chapter 2. Theoretical Background And Methods
    Chapter 3. Hopewell Shamans
    Chapter 4. Hopewell Cosmology: Part I
    Chapter 5. Hopewell Cosmology: Part II
    Chapter 6. Roles Of The Hopewell Shaman
    Chapter 7. Ways Of The Hopewell Shaman
    Chapter 8. Afterword

    Additional Info
    Shamans of the Lost World bridges the gap between recent work in the cognitive sciences and some of humankind’s oldest religious expressions. In this detailed look at the prehistoric shamanism of the Ohio Hopewell, Romain uses cognitive science, archaeology, and ethnology to propose that the shamanic worldview results from psychological mechanisms that have a basis in our cognitive evolutionary development. The discussions in this volume of the most current theories concerning how early peoples came to believe in spirits and gods, as well as how those theories help account for what we find in the archaeological record of the Hopewell, are of interest to archaeologists and cognitive scientists alike.

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  • Everyday Law In Biblical Israel

    $26.00

    Authors Raymond Westbrook and Bruce Wells examine Old Testament legal materials that illustrate how ancient Israelites settled their grievances. This textbook is unique in exploring these legal materials as they relate to everyday life, addressing issues of family, property, contracts, and crimes. Westbrook and Wells explain these elements of Israelite life and law in the context of other laws from throughout the ancient Near East, providing readers with a broad understanding of their legal and social foundations.

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  • Digging Through The Bible

    $18.95

    Chronology Of Events

    Introduction

    The Search For Sinai: Archaeological Reflections On Moses, The Exodus, And The Revelation At Mount Sinai

    Searching For Kings David And Solomon And The Ancient City Of Jerusalem

    Searching For Jesus In Galilee And Babylonia

    Searching Her-Stories: Women In Ancient Israel

    Searching For Synagogues: A Lost Synagogue Ritual Recovered By Archaeology

    Searching For The Mysterious Teacher Of Righteousness At Qumran And In The Dead Sea Scrolls

    Seeking Mary: The Mother Of Jesus And The Well And Bathhouse Of Nazareth

    The Search For Bar Kokhba: One Biblical Character Who Was Found

    Appendix: Exploring An Archeological Site

    Acknowledgements

    Bibliography

    Additional Info
    Many of our religious beliefs are based on faith alone, but archaeology gives the opportunity to find evidence about what really happened in the distant past-evidence that can have a dramatic impact on what and how we believe. Join celebrated archaeologist and rabbi Richard Fruend as he takes readers through digs he has led in the Holy Land, searching for evidence about key biblical characters and events.

    Digging Through the Bible presents overviews of the evidence surrounding figures such as Moses, Kings David and Solomon, and Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as new information that can help us more fully understand the life and times in which these people would have lived. Freund also presents new evidence about finding the grave of the Teacher of Righteousness mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and gives a compelling argument about how the Exodus of the Israelites may have taken place in three separate waves over time, rather than in a single event as presented in the Bible.

    In addition to discussing some of the greatest Biblical controversies of our day, Freund provides a compelling discussion of how to understand these debates and how much information is necessary to form new conclusions about the past. An engaging introduction to the practice of Biblical archaeology, Digging Through the Bible shares information about the Holy Land that can provide a powerful connection between past history and present faith.

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  • Digging Through The Bible

    $66.00

    Chronology Of Events

    Introduction

    The Search For Sinai: Archaeological Reflections On Moses, The Exodus, And The Revelation At Mount Sinai

    Searching For Kings David And Solomon And The Ancient City Of Jerusalem

    Searching For Jesus In Galilee And Babylonia

    Searching Her-Stories: Women In Ancient Israel

    Searching For Synagogues: A Lost Synagogue Ritual Recovered By Archaeology

    Searching For The Mysterious Teacher Of Righteousness At Qumran And In The Dead Sea Scrolls

    Seeking Mary: The Mother Of Jesus And The Well And Bathhouse Of Nazareth

    The Search For Bar Kokhba: One Biblical Character Who Was Found

    Appendix: Exploring An Archeological Site

    Acknowledgements

    Bibliography

    Additional Info
    Many of our religious beliefs are based on faith alone, but archaeology gives the opportunity to find evidence about what really happened in the distant past-evidence that can have a dramatic impact on what and how we believe. Join celebrated archaeologist and rabbi Richard Fruend as he takes readers through digs he has led in the Holy Land, searching for evidence about key biblical characters and events.

    Digging Through the Bible presents overviews of the evidence surrounding figures such as Moses, Kings David and Solomon, and Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as new information that can help us more fully understand the life and times in which these people would have lived. Freund also presents new evidence about finding the grave of the Teacher of Righteousness mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and gives a compelling argument about how the Exodus of the Israelites may have taken place in three separate waves over time, rather than in a single event as presented in the Bible.

    In addition to discussing some of the greatest Biblical controversies of our day, Freund provides a compelling discussion of how to understand these debates and how much information is necessary to form new conclusions about the past. An engaging introduction to the practice of Biblical archaeology, Digging Through the Bible shares information about the Holy Land that can provide a powerful connection between past history and present faith.

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  • From An Antique Land

    $92.00

    Introduction
    Carl Ehrlich
    Sumerian Literature
    Gonzalo Rubio
    Egyptian Literature
    Susan Tower Hollis
    Akkadian Literature
    Benjamin R. Foster
    Hittite Literature
    Gary Beckman
    Canaanite Literature
    Wayne T. Pitard
    Hebrew/Israelite Literature
    Carl S. Ehrlich
    Aramaic Literature
    Ingo Kottsieper
    Bibliography

    Additional Info
    Many of the world’s first written records have been found in the area of the Ancient Near East, in what is today known as the Middle East. While many people are familiar with the ancient Israelite literature recorded in the Hebrew Bible, most Near Eastern literature remains a mystery. From an Antique Land lifts the veil from these fascinating writings, explaining the ancient stories in the context of their cultures.

    From the invention of writing through the conquest of Alexander the Great, expert scholars examine literature originally written in Egyptian, Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Ugaritic, Canaanite, Hebrew, and Aramaic. Each chapter includes an overview of the culture, a discussion of literary genres, and descriptions and short analyses of the major literary works. Photos of archaeological remains further illustrate these people and their writings.

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  • Lost Treasures Of The Bible

    $30.00

    Lost Treasures of the Bible provides detailed descriptions and photographs of significant archaeological objects in world museums that illuminate the history, culture, and practices of the biblical world. Each entry also includes a discussion of that object’s relevance for understanding the Bible. It is a fascinating examination of more than one hundred treasures of biblical history – many of them relatively unknown to the general public – in museums around the world. For travelers who visit museums such as the Louvre, the British Museum, Museum Island in Berlin, the Israel Museum, and many others, this volume is an indispensable companion. Here each artifact is located not only at its museum site, but also by its specific identification number – an extremely valuable addition for smaller and lesser-known objects. To assemble this amazing collection, the authors traveled to each of these museums around the world. Their photographs, descriptions, and histories of the objects within make the most significant of these holdings equally accessible to fellow globetrotters or armchair travelers.

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  • Architecture Of Herod The Great Builder (Reprinted)

    $70.00

    Herod the Great, one of the most famous builders of the biblical world, is a name well known to New Testament readers. Recently a team led by Ehud Netzer, a leading Israeli archaeologist of the Herodian period, discovered the tomb of Herod in one of his palaces 2,000 years after his death. This volume highlights Herod’s personal involvement with and contributions to his building projects, which benefited from his analytical mind, creative imagination, and deep understanding of the building and planning process. In many ways, the book presents the first comprehensive synthesis of Herod’s enterprises from architectural and archaeological viewpoints. Originally published in hardcover by Mohr Siebeck, it is now available in paper.

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  • Memories Of Ancient Israel

    $25.00

    Recent years have seen an explosion of writing on the history of Israel, prompted largely by definitive archaeological surveys and attempts to write a genuine archaeological history of ancient Israel and Judah. The scholarly world has also witnessed an intense confrontation between so-called minimalists and maximalists over the correct approach to the historicity of the Bible. Memories of Ancient Israel looks at the issues at stake in doing biblical historythe ideologies involved, the changing role of archaeology, and the influence of cultural contexts, both ancient and modern. Davies suggests a different way of defining the problem of reliability and historicity by employing the theory of cultural memory. In doing so, he provides a better explanation of how ancient societies constructed their past but also a penetrating insight into the ideological underpinnings of today’s scholarly debates.

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  • Old Testament Between Theology And History

    $50.00

    From its inception at the time of the Enlightenment until the mid-twentieth century, the historical-critical method constituted the dominant paradigm in Old Testament studies. In this magisterial overview, Niels Peter Lemche surveys the development of the historical-critical method and the way it changed the scholarly perception of the Old Testament. In part 1 he describes the rise and influence of historical-critical approaches, while in part 2 he traces their decline and fall. Then, in part 3, he discusses the identity of the authors of the Old Testament, based on the content of the literature they wrote, demonstrating that the collapse of history does not preclude critical study. Part 4 investigates the theological consequences of this collapse and surveys Old Testament and biblical theology in its various manifestations in the twentieth century. An appendix includes a history of Palestine from the Stone Age to modern times, constructed without recourse to the Old Testament.

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  • In The Shadow Of Empire

    $27.00

    The canon of Scripture developed against the context of Assyria, Babylon, Greece, and Rome. Here eight experts offer critical analysis of these world empires; illuminate countercultural claims that God was the true Emperor; and clarify the biblical message of resistance to imperial powers in every age. Contributors include Walter Brueggemann, John Dominic Crossan, and Brigitte Kahl.

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  • Did God Have A Wife

    $25.00

    Following up on his two recent, widely acclaimed studies of ancient Israelite history and society, William Dever here reconstructs the practice of religion in ancient Israel from the bottom up. Archaeological excavations reveal numerous local and family shrines where sacrifices and other rituals were carried out. Intrigued by this folk religion in all its variety and vitality, Dever writes about ordinary people in ancient Israel and their everyday religious lives. Did God Have a Wife? shines new light on the presence and influence of women’s cults in early Israel and their implications for our understanding of Israel’s official Book religion. Dever pays particular attention to the goddess Asherah, reviled by the authors of the Hebrew Bible as a foreign deity but, in the view of many modern scholars, popularly envisioned in early Israel as the consort of biblical Yahweh. His work also gives new prominence to women as the custodians of Israel’s folk religion. The first book by an archaeologist on ancient Israelite religion, this fascinating study critically reviews virtually all of the archaeological literature of the past generation, while also bringing fresh evidence to the table. Though Dever digs deep into the past, his discussion is extensively illustrated, unencumbered by footnotes, and vivid with colorful insights. Meant for professional and general audiences alike, Did God Have a Wife? is sure to spur wide and passionate debate.

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  • Saint Pauls Ephesus

    $34.95

    In this book, renowned scholar Jerome Murphy-O’Connor does for Ephesus what he did for Corinth in his award-winning St. Paul’s Corinth. He combs the works of 26 ancient authors for information about ancient Ephesus, from its beginnings to the end of the biblical era. Readers can now picture for themselves this second of the two major centers of Paul’s missionary work, with its houses, shops , monuments, and above all the world-renowned temple of Artemis.

    After presenting the textual and archaeological evidence, the author leads the reader on a walk through Ephesus and describes the history of Paul’s years in the city. Although Ephesus has been a ruin for many hundreds of years, readers of this book will find themselves transported back to the days of its flourishing.

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  • Archaeology And The New Testament (Reprinted)

    $45.00

    Can a new understanding of Scripture be wrung from ancient stones and papyri? Systematically exploring sites and finds from NT times through the first years of the early church, McRay discusses excavation methodology, first-century social structure, and archaeology’s contribution to textual criticism. Includes dozens of maps, diagrams, and charts; over 150 photos; glossary; and extensive notes.

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  • Scribes Visionaries And The Politics Of Second Temple Judea

    $30.00

    Judaism and Christianity both arose in times of empire, with roots in Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. In order to understand these religious movements, we must first understand the history and society of these imperial cultures. In these formative years, wisdom and apocalyptic traditions flourished as two significant religious forms. In Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea, distinguished New Testament scholar Richard A. Horsley analyzes the function and meaning of these religious movements within their social context, providing essential background for the development of early Judaism and early Christianity. It is an ideal textbook for classes on the rise of Judaism or the Second Temple period, as well as Dead Sea Scrolls and Apocrypha.

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  • Templeless Age : An Introduction To The History Literature And Theology Of

    $30.00

    It was in the sixth century BCE state of Judah fell and along with it the temple of Yahweh, the place of divine presence offering divine protection. This introductory textbook throws fresh light on this crucial period in the history and theological development of ancient Israel and Judah. Taking into account new archaeological evidence regarding the exile, Jill Middlemas offers an up-to-date and compelling overview of the formative events of the sixth century BCE.

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  • What Are The Dead Sea Scrolls And Why Do They Matter

    $29.50

    The Dead Sea Scrolls are on exhibit; thousands will journey to see them. But will they understand what they see? Certainly, scholarly volumes on the Dead Sea Scrolls abound, full of indices, footnotes, and jargon for those in the know. What about the majority of the population non-specialists who just want a basic understanding of what the Dead Sea Scrolls are, what they mean, and why they’re so important? Finally, here is a book for the rest of us! David Noel Freedman and Pam Fox Kuhlken offer a slim but thorough volume for a down-and-dirty understanding of these important texts. Designed to equip students in religion, history, archaeology, and any who have an interest in the scrolls, Freedman and Kuhlken have provided a fascinating and accessible guidebook. Full of humor and behind-the-scenes glimpses into research on the Scrolls, So What’s Up with the Dead Sea Scrolls? is the perfect book for readers who want a quick understanding of an otherwise untouchable subject.

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  • Earliest Christian Artifacts

    $27.50

    An informed look at the physical-visual features of early Christian manuscripts.

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  • Why Christianity Happened

    $30.00

    Looking beyond theological narratives and offering a sociological, economic, and historical examination of the spread of earliest Christianity, James Crossley presents a thoroughly secular and causal explanation for why the once law-observant movement within Judaism became the beginnings of a new religion. First analyzing the historiography of the New Testament and stressing the problematic omission of a social scientific account, Crossley applies a socioeconomic lens to the rise of the Jesus movement and the centrality of sinners to his mission. Using macrosociological approaches, he explains how Jesus’ Jewish teachings sparked the shift toward a gentile religion and an international monotheistic trend. Finally, using approaches from conversion studies, he provides a sociohistorical explanation for the rise of the Pauline mission.

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  • Unwrapping The Pharoahs

    $34.99

    The culture and civilization of the ancient Egyptians have fascinated people for centuries. However, in recent years, liberal teachers and professors have used the traditional Egyptian chronology to undermine the truth of the biblical record in Exodus. Authors David Down and John Ashton present a groundbreaking new chronology in Unwrapping the Pharaohs that supports the biblical account. Go back in time as famous Egyptians such as Tutankhamen, Hatshepsut, and Cleopatra are brought to life.

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  • Jesus And Archaeology

    $64.50

    Archaeology still has many things to reveal about the life and world of Jesus of Nazareth. To touch a two-thousand-year-old pot held by a Jew who lived in a small village frequented by Jesus can bring us closer to understanding those who were touched by Jesus.

    Jesus and Archaeology contains the revised and edited lectures that leading archaeologists and biblical scholars presented at a gathering in Jerusalem to celebrate the new millennium. Many contributors came directly from their excavations in places like Bethsaida, Capernaum, Nazareth, and Jerusalem to share their discoveries and insights, focusing on the question In what ways do new archaeological discoveries clarify the world, life, and thought of Jesus from Nazareth? Readers of Jesus and Archaeology will gain many new insights into the life and times of this fascinating Galilean Jew.

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  • On The Reliability Of The Old Testament

    $40.00

    Takes strong issue with today’s revisionist critics and offers a firm foundation for the historicity of the biblical texts.

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  • Who Were The Early Israelites And Where Did They Come From

    $29.50

    74 maps and illustrations
    Addresses one of the most timely and urgent topics in archaeology and biblical studies – the origins of early Israel. Explores the continuing controversies regarding the true nature of ancient Israel and presents the archaeological evidence for assessing the accuracy of the well-known Bible stories.

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  • Cave Of John The Baptist

    $23.00

    The first archaeological evidence of the historical reality of the Gospel story.

    From a historical point of view, the uniqueness of this cave is that it contains archaeological evidence that comes to us from the very time of the personalities and events described in the Gospels. For here is the largest ritual bathing pool ever found in the Jerusalem area, and found in the village where John the Baptist was born, showing unmistakable signs of ritual use in the first century AD. Also in the cave is the earliest ever Christian art, depicting John the Baptist as well as the three crosses of the crucifixion.

    By using the forensic techniques available to the modern archaeologist, Gibson and his international team have been able to draw information from the drawings, pottery, coins, bones, remains of ritual fire and pieces of cloth found in the cave and match these up with the contemporary literary sources. This is a unique opportunity to build up a picture of the very first Christians, how they lived and even what they believed.

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