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  • Genuine Jesus : Fresh Evidence From History And Archaeology

    $24.99

    In this richly illustrated volume, Paul Maier visits the origins of Christianity, taking the reader back to the first Christmas, the first Easter, and the first Christians. His impressive research and brilliant insights correlate history, archaeology, and the New Testament to bring alive the true drama of earliest Christianity.

    This skillful narrative sheds a brilliant new light on the life of Jesus and the adventures of the courageous men and women who carried His message throughout a hostile empire. A host of magnificent color and black-and-white photographs recreate the world, the mood, the people, and the events with an immediacy that sweeps readers into the exciting first years of Christianity.

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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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  • Gods Word To Israel

    $39.95

    While many Christians recognize the abiding value of the Old Testament as God’s Word they stay away from studying it because they see it as a difficult and forbidding subject. In this completely revised and expanded edition of God’s Word to Israel Joseph Jensen incorporates the latest scholarship using a combination of the historical, literary, and thematic approaches to present a unified treatment-one that with even a modest degree of effort will produce rich rewards.

    By selecting the most important matters, rather than attempting to cover every aspect of the Old Testament message, Jensen has given them the space and emphasis they deserve.

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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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  • Christians Guide To Evidence For The Bible

    $21.99

    With each passing year, archaeologists and historical scholars uncover more evidence that the people, places, and events presented in the Bible are verifiable historical facts. This engaging, full-color resource presents 101 undisputed examples of those people, places, and events to help ground your reading of the Scriptures in the historic record. The proofs include:
    – Scripture references
    – full-color photos – a brief discussion of the evidence
    – a list of other places in the Bible the person, place, or event is mentioned
    – and a list of sources to consult for further information and verification

    This fascinating volume is not only a strong apologetic for the historicity of the Bible but is also the perfect resource for the layperson who wants to enhance their personal Bible study and for those teaching Sunday school or leading a group study.

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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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  • Judaism Of The Second Temple Period Volume 2

    $43.50

    David Flusser was an incredibly prolific scholar of ancient Judaism, and his contributions to Dead Sea Scrolls research and apocalyptic literature are inestimable. This English edition makes more of Flusser’s insightful work available to a wider audience than ever before.

    This second volume in Judaism of the Second Temple Period considers why the Book of Daniel was the only apocalyptic work incorporated in the biblical canon. It further addresses the fact that while it is the only apocalyptic book composed before the destruction of the Second Temple, it nonetheless describes events subsequent to the revelation at Sinai.

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  • Experiencing Israel : Walking With Jesus In The Holy Land

    $29.99

    Follow in the Footsteps of Your Savior

    If you’ve ever wanted to walk the streets Jesus trod, hike the hills He travelled, pass through the doorways He entered, you can now discover the Holy Land like never before.

    Journey with bestselling author Dr. Tony Evans from wherever you are and explore the Holy Land in Experiencing Israel. This guided tour of key locations in the Bible reveals the historical and spiritual significance of each place.

    As you see Israel up close through the pages of this book, you will…
    *gain a deeper understanding of the events of the Bible through the geography and history, and people of the land
    *gather insights that enrich your understanding of God’s Word and build on the spiritual *foundations of your faith
    *feel as if you were there through the stunning, full-color photography throughout
    *find practical applications that bring the world of the Bible into your life today

    Whether for the first time, or all over again, take your faith journey deeper with Experiencing Israel.

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  • Harvest Handbook Of Bible Lands

    $39.99

    New discoveries are constantly being made as archaeologists work to uncover the ancient history of the Bible lands to tell a more complete story of the people, customs, geography, and events of that era. Archaeologists Steven Collins and Bible scholar Joseph M. Holden have spent decades making and researching those discoveries and now offer a wealth of information based on the latest findings.

    This exciting addition to The Harvest HandbookTM series provides a textual and visual bird’s-eye view of ancient Near Eastern biblical geography, history, and chronology. Anyone looking for an accurate, readable, and usable resource to further their study of God’s Word will discover in The Harvest HandbookTM of Bible Lands a valuable backdrop for biblical narratives and literature.

    With the most up-to-date information from biblical and archaeological disciplines, you will find your knowledge greatly enriched through well-written narrative-style text, numerous maps, and instructive photographs, drawings, and diagrams. This cutting-edge tool will become your favorite resource as you study Scripture.

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  • Israel The Promised Land

    $30.00

    A Holy Land Gifts Title

    Holy Land Gifts proudly introduces our new book: Israel, The Promised Land.

    This full-colored coffee table book includes stunning images from throughout the Holy Land, history, information about Holy Days and even recipes for festivals. Over 100 pages of beauty and short articles fill this single volume hardcover, tying stories of the Bible with actual scenes of the Promised Land. To truly understand the Bible you need to see where much of its rich history took place. Very often believers do not have a visual reference for what it means to wander in the wilderness, worship at the foot of Mount Sinai, or bathe in the River Jordan. This magnificent book captures these sites in all their majesty, and matches our NEW 2019-2020 Calendar (Item 7803)!

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  • Scribes And Scrolls At Qumran

    $50.00

    The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls altered our understanding of the development of the biblical text, the history and literature of Second Temple Judaism, and the thought of the early Christian community. Questions continue to surround the relationship between the caves in which the scrolls were found and the nearby settlement at Khirbet Qumran.In Scribes and Scrolls at Qumran Sidnie White Crawford combines those conclusions of the first generation of scrolls scholars that have withstood the test of time, new insights that have emerged since the complete publication of the scrolls corpus, and the much more complete archaeological picture that we now have of Khirbet Qumran. The result is a new synthesis of text and archaeology that yields a convincing history of and purpose for the Qumran settlement and its associated caves.

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  • Old Testament : Canon History And Literature

    $42.99

    Engaging and accessible to students from all backgrounds, this book is a comprehensive introduction to the Old Testament. It is designed to equip readers with the knowledge and skills needed to read, interpret, and benefit from the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible in their own context. Using scholarly consensus and current research with numerous examples, this book helps prepare students for further advanced courses related to exegesis, individual books, and special topics. It also provides a balanced approach to controversial areas in biblical scholarship such as violence, sexuality, and slavery. More importantly, this introduction understands the Old Testament as a resource for the human quest for meaning making it an essential tool for helping students appropriate this, often neglected, part of the Bible for their own faithful living. It includes at-a-glance sections to highlight matters of special interest- including material about important ancient Egyptian west Asian documents; significant archaeological excavations; a demonstration of textual criticism; problematic translation issues such as Gen 1:1, Isa 7:14, or Job 19:25; special problems such as the chronology of the kings and the dating of the second fall of Jerusalem.

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  • Genesis Of Good And Evil

    $25.00

    For centuries, the Garden of Eden story has been a cornerstone for the Christian doctrine of the Fall and original sin. In recent years, many scholars have disputed this understanding of Genesis 3 because it has no words for sin, transgression, disobedience, or punishment. Instead, it is about how the human condition came about. Yet the picture is not so simple. The Genesis of Good and Evil examines how the idea of the Fall developed in Jewish tradition on the eve of Christianity. In the end, the Garden of Eden is a rich study of humans in relation to God that leaves open many questions. One such question is, Does Genesis 3, 4, and 6, taken together, support the Christian doctrine of original sin? Smith’s well-informed, close reading of these chapters concludes that it does. In this book, he addresses the many mysterious matters of the Garden story and invites readers to explore questions of their own.

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  • History Of Bronze And Iron Age Israel

    $19.95

    Designed as a supplementary resource for students who have an interest in the ancient Near East and biblical history, this volume provides a basic introduction to the historical, archaeological, and socio-contextual aspects of ancient Israel during its early foundation period through the end of the monarchy in Judah. Victor Matthews integrates extra-biblical information on the physical realities of geo- and super-power politics, international and interregional movement of peoples, and the evolutionary process of complex states in the ancient Near East with information from biblical narratives in order to explore the development of ancient Israelites’ identity, cultural traditions, and interactions with other major cultures. In particular, he examines aspects of everyday life in both village culture and urban settings as a key to the development of social, legal, and religious traditions and practices. The History of Bronze and Iron Age Israel features an easy to navigate format, non-technical language, and a series of informative insets that highlights important methodological concepts and comparative material.

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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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  • Reading Marks Christology Under Caesar

    $25.00

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Abbreviations
    1. Reconstructing Mark’s Historical Setting
    2. Mark’s Christological Titles
    3. The Powerful Jesus Of Mark 1-8
    4. The Suffering Jesus Of Mark 8:22-10:52
    5. A Roman Reading Of Mark’s So-Called Secrecy Motif
    6. Jesus And The Temple
    7. Jesus In Mark’s Passion Narrative
    Conclusion
    Appendix: Yahweh Christology In Mark’s Gospel
    Bibliography
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    The Gospel of Mark has been intensively studied from multiple angles using many methods. But often there remains a discontent, a sense that something is wanting, that the full picture of Mark’s Gospel lacks some background circuitry that-if properly supplied-would light up the whole. Adam Winn finds a clue in the cataclysmic destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in AD 70. For Jews and Christians it was an apocalyptic moment. The earth shook, the sun went dark in the cosmic canopy, and Rome danced on the ruins of the holy temple. The gods of Rome seemed to have conquered the God of the Jews. And Roman Christians’ allegiance to a messiah crucified by Rome renewed sharp questions.Could it be that Mark wrote his Gospel in response to Roman imperial propaganda surrounding this event? However else they might function, are Mark’s themes and christological titles coded subversions of empire? Have we missed clues to understanding Mark’s messianic secret? Could a messiah crucified by Rome really be God’s Son appointed to rule the world?Adam Winn takes us on the adventure of rediscovering how Mark might have been read by Christians in Rome in the aftermath of the fall of Jerusalem. He introduces us to the Roman imperial propaganda of the Flavian emperors and excavates the Markan text for themes that address the Roman imperial setting.Here is an intriguing look into a first-century response to the question Christ or Caesar? Entering a first-century house church in Rome, we hear this Gospel again as if for the first time.

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  • Usos Y Costumbres De Las Tierr

    $14.99

    Una presentacion completa de los usos y costumbres orientales para poder interpretar el significado de pasajes biblicos. Edicion rustica con 336 paginas repletas de informacion muy util. [The standard reference work on the culture and customs of Bible times.]

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  • New Testament Christological Hymns

    $30.00

    Acknowledgments
    Abbreviations
    1. Introduction
    2. Cultural Matrices
    3. The Philippian Hymn
    4. The Colossian Hymn
    5. The Prologue Of The Gospel Of John
    6. A Wider Look: Other Hymnic Passages In The New Testament
    7. Conclusion
    Bibliography
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    We know that the earliest Christians sang hymns. Paul encourages believers to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. And at the dawn of the second century the Roman official Pliny names a feature of Christian worship as singing alternately a hymn to Christ as to God. But are some of these early Christian hymns preserved for us in the New Testament? Are they right before our eyes?New Testament scholars have long debated whether early Christian hymns appear in the New Testament. But where some see preformed hymns and liturgical elements embossed on the page, others see patches of rhetorically elevated prose from the author’s hand.Matthew Gordley now reopens this fascinating question. He begins with a new look at hymns in the Greco-Roman and Jewish world of the early church. Might the didactic hymns of that cultural current set a new starting point for talking about hymnic texts in the New Testament? If so, how should we detect these hymns? How might they function in the New Testament? And what might they tell us about early Christian worship?An outstanding feature of texts such as Philippians 2:6-11, Colossians 1:15-20, and John 1:1-17 is their christological character. And if these are indeed hymns, we encounter the reality that within the crucible of worship the deepest and most searching texts of the New Testament arose.New Testament Christological Hymns reopens an important line of investigation that will serve a new generation of students of the New Testament.

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  • Unquenchable Lamp Of The Covenant

    $9.99

    Periplus Editions

    The Unquenchable Lamp of the Covenant continues the popular series by Rev. Abraham Park, offering Christian seekers an engaging, yet precisely Bible-based exploration of God’s redemption plan for humanity. In this book, we learn what the Bible’s carefully listed genealogy of Jesus Christ shows us about that more significant purpose. The biblical timeline outlined in this Bible study of New Testament genealogies reveals how God was at work in redemptive history to guide it towards its fulfillment.
    This title is part of The History of Redemption series which includes:
    Book 1: The Genesis Genealogies
    Book 2: The Covenant of the Torch
    Book 3: The Unquenchable Lamp of the Covenant
    Book 4: God’s Profound and Mysterious Providence
    Book 5: The Promise of the Eternal Covenant

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  • Genesis Genealogies : God’s Administration In The History Of Redemption

    $9.99

    Periplus Editions Title

    A fundamental part of understanding one’s ancestors is knowing when they were born, how long they lived, and when they died. Here in The Genesis Genealogies lies that crucial core information about the forebears of Christianity.

    Rev. Abraham Park has meticulously analyzed the information in The Book of Genesis. Taking the explicit date references in Genesis and performing math calculations forward and backward in time, he builds a complete chronological Biblical timeline from Adam to the Exodus, including the duration of construction of Noah’s ark. With this Bible study of the cornerstone text of The Old Testament, we can more deeply understand the layers of meanings that Genesis offers. The Genesis Genealogies is a must-have for every Church Library.

    This title is part of The History of Redemption series which includes:
    Book 1: The Genesis Genealogies
    Book 2: The Covenant of the Torch
    Book 3: The Unquenchable Lamp of the Covenant
    Book 4: God’s Profound and Mysterious Providence
    Book 5: The Promise of the Eternal Covenant

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  • Genesis Genealogies : God’s Administration In The History Of Redemption

    $14.99

    Periplus Editions Title

    A fundamental part of understanding one’s ancestors is knowing when they were born, how long they lived, and when they died. Here in The Genesis Genealogies lies that crucial core information about the forebears of Christianity.

    Rev. Abraham Park has meticulously analyzed the information in The Book of Genesis. Taking the explicit date references in Genesis and performing math calculations forward and backward in time, he builds a complete chronological Biblical timeline from Adam to the Exodus, including the duration of construction of Noah’s ark. With this Bible study of the cornerstone text of The Old Testament, we can more deeply understand the layers of meanings that Genesis offers. The Genesis Genealogies is a must-have for every Church Library.

    This title is part of The History of Redemption series which includes:
    Book 1: The Genesis Genealogies
    Book 2: The Covenant of the Torch
    Book 3: The Unquenchable Lamp of the Covenant
    Book 4: God’s Profound and Mysterious Providence
    Book 5: The Promise of the Eternal Covenant

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  • Covenant Of The Torch

    $9.99

    Periplus Editions

    The Covenant of the Torch made with Abraham is the most significant among all the covenants in the Bible. Why? It’s the most detailed yet condensed summary of God’s divine administration for redemption that outlines the work of restoration of His godly people and holy land.

    In this book, Rev. Abraham Park brings to life the Covenant of the Torch and helps us to understand–accurately, and in chronological detail–692 years of redemptive history starting from Abraham, including the great exodus, the wilderness journey and the conquest of Canaan.

    Just as his best-seller The Genesis Genealogies has helped readers to better understand the time frames and relationships in The Book of Genesis, Rev. Park now helps us to study the books of Exodus up to Joshua carefully and to realize what those events and participants tell us regarding God’s larger plan. This book offers:
    -A detailed chronology of 692 years from Abraham to the Israelites’ conquest of Canaan.
    -The first-ever map of all 42 campsites in the wilderness.
    -Color photos of the locations in the wilderness journey.
    -A theologically sound method of viewing God’s Word through the perspective of God’s administration in the history of redemption.
    -Wisdom and insight on how to overcome the spiritual wilderness in our lives of faith today.

    Despite periods of spiritual darkness, unbelief, complaining and grumbling by the people of God as they wandered in the desert, we see God’s faithfulness in fulfilling His Word and the Covenant of the Torch. And by understanding the chronological flow of the biblical events in a systematic manner, we gain a much broader and deeper grasp of God’s plan of salvation.

    This title is part of The History of Redemption series which includes:
    Book 1: The Genesis Genealogies
    Book 2: The Covenant of the Torch
    Book 3: The Unquenchable Lamp of the Covenant
    Book 4: God’s Profound and Mysterious Providence
    Book 5: The Promise of the Eternal Covenant

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  • Lost World Of The Flood (Student/Study Guide)

    $20.00

    Abbreviations
    Preface

    Part I: Method: Perspectives On Interpretation
    Proposition 1: Genesis Is An Ancient Document
    Proposition 2: Genesis 1-11 Makes Claims About Real Events
    Proposition 3: Genesis Uses Rhetorical Devices
    Proposition 4: The Bible Uses Hyperbole To Describe Historical Events
    Proposition 5: Genesis Appropriately Presents A Hyperbolic Account Of The Flood
    Proposition 6: Genesis Depicts The Flood As A Global Event

    Part II: Background: Ancient Near Eastern Texts
    Proposition 7: Ancient Mesopotamia Also Has Stories Of A Worldwide Flood
    Proposition 8: The Biblical Flood Story Shares Similarities And Differences With Ancient Near Eastern Flood Accounts

    Part III: Text: Understanding The Biblical Text Literarily And Theologically
    Proposition 9: A Local Cataclysmic Flood Is Intentionally Described As A Global Flood For Rhetorical Purposes
    Proposition 10: The Flood Account Is Part Of A Sequence Of Sin And Judgment Serving As Backstory For The Covenant
    Proposition 11: The Theological History Is Focused On The Issue Of Divine Presence, The Establishment Of Order, And How Order Is Undermined
    Proposition 12: The Sons Of God Episode Is Not Only A Prelude To The Flood; It Is The Narrative Sequel To Cain And Abel
    Proposition 13: The Tower Of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) Is An Appropriate Conclusion To The Primeval Narrative

    Part IV: The World: Thinking About Evidence For The Flood
    Proposition 14: The Flood Story Has A Real Event Behind It
    Proposition 15: Geology Does Not Support A Worldwide Flood (Steve Moshier)
    Proposition 16: Flood Stories From Around The World Do Not Prove A Worldwide Flood
    Proposition 17: Science Can Purify Our Religion; Religion Can Purify Science From Idolatry And False Absolutes

    Conclusion
    Notes
    For Further Reading
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    The flood continued forty days on the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth . . . and the ark floated on the face of the waters (Gen 6:17-18 NRSV).

    In our modern age the Genesis flood account has been probed and analyzed for answers to scientific, apologetic, and historical questions. It is a text that has called forth flood geology, fueled searches for remnants of the ark on Mount Ararat, and inspired a full-size replica of Noah’s ark in a biblical theme park. Some claim that the very veracity of Scripture hinges on a particular reading of the flood narrative. But do we understand what we are reading?

    Longman and Walton urge us to hit the pause button and ask, what might the biblical author have been saying to his ancient audience? The answer to our quest to rediscover the biblical flood requires that we set aside our own cultural and interpretive assumptions and visit the distant world of the ancient Near East. Responsible interpretation calls for the patient examination of the text within its ancient context of language, literature, and thought structures. And as we return from that lost world to our own, we will need to ask whether geological science supports the notion of flood geology.

    The story of Noah and the flood will continue to invite questions and explorations. But to read Longman and Walton is put our feet on firmer interpretive ground. Without attempting to answer all of our questions, they lift the fog of modernity and allow the sunlight to reveal the true contours of the text. As with other books in the Lost World series, The Lost World of the Flood is an informative and enlightening journey toward a more responsible reading of a timeless biblical narrative.

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  • Introducing Jesus : A Short Guide To The Gospels History And Message

    $16.99

    To Christians worldwide, the man Jesus of Nazareth is the centerpiece of history, the object of faith, hope, and worship. Even those who do not follow him admit the vast influence of his life. For anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus, study of the four biblical Gospels is essential.

    An abridged edition of the bestselling textbook Four Portraits, One Jesus by Mark Strauss, this simple, easy-to-understand guide introduces the four biblical Gospels and their subject, the life and person of Jesus.

    Like different artists rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus. With clarity and insight, Mark Strauss addresses questions that surround the study of Jesus and the Gospels. What are the Gospels – are they history, theology, biography? Where did they come from? What do we know about their context? What does each Gospel uniquely teach us about Jesus? Finally, he pulls it all together illuminating what the Gospels together teach about Jesus’ ministry, message, death, and resurrection, and how do we know we can trust their witness.

    Including questions at the end of each chapter for group discussion or personal reflection, Introducing Jesus makes the words, history, and context of the Gospels come alive for readers.

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  • Christianity At The Crossroads

    $32.00

    Christianity in the twenty-first century is a global phenomenon. But in the second century, its future was not at all certain.

    Initially Christianity possessed little social or cultural influence and found itself fighting for its life. While apostolic tradition was emerging as a rule of faith, factions contested the nature of the gospel, and pagan philosophers found its claims scandalous. And while its pathway was tenuous, Christianity was forming structures of leadership and worship, and a core of apostolic texts was emerging as authoritative. But it was the challenges, obstacles, and transitions faced by Christians in the second century that, in many ways, would determine the future of the church for the next two millennia. It was a time when Christianity stood at a crossroads.

    Michael Kruger’s introductory survey examines how Christianity took root in the second century, how it battled to stay true to the vision of the apostles, and how it developed in ways that would shape both the church and Western culture over the next two thousand years. Christianity at the Crossroads provides an accessible and informative look at the complex and foundational issues faced by an infant church still trying to determine its identity. The church’s response to the issues of heresy and orthodoxy, the development of the canon, and the transmission of the Christian Scriptures not only determined its survival, but determined the kind of church it would be for generations to come.

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  • Echoes Of Exodus (Student/Study Guide)

    $40.00

    Acknowledgments
    Abbreviations
    Introduction
    1. Hermeneutical Foundations
    2. The Past Is Prologue: Creation And Exodus
    3. The Exodus Motif: A Paradigm Of Evocation
    4. The Psalms And The Exodus Motif
    5. Isaiah’s Rhapsody
    6. Exile And Post-exile: The Second Exodus Revisited
    7. Jesus As The New Exodus In Mark And Matthew
    8. The Exodus Motif In Luke-Acts
    9. The Exodus Motif In Paul
    10. The Exodus Motif In 1 Peter
    11. The Exodus Motif In Revelation: Redemption, Judgment, And Inheritance
    12. Conclusion
    Appendix: Intertextuality
    Bibliography
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    Israel’s exodus from Egypt is the Bible’s enduring emblem of deliverance. It is the archetypal anvil on which the scriptural language of deliverance is shaped. More than just an epic moment, the exodus shapes the telling of Israel’s and the church’s gospel. From the blasting furnace of Egypt, imagery pours forth. In the Song of Moses Yahweh overcomes the Egyptian army, sending them plummeting to the bottom of the sea.

    But the exodus motif continues as God leads Israel through the wilderness, marches to Sinai and on the Zion. It fires the psalmist’s poetry and inspires Isaiah’s second-exodus rhapsodies. As it pulses through the veins of the New Testament, the Gospel writers hear exodus resonances from Jesus’ birth to the gates of Jerusalem. Paul casts Christ’s deliverance in exodus imagery, and the Apocalypse reverberates with exodus themes.

    In Echoes of Exodus, Bryan Estelle traces the motif as it weaves through the canon of Scripture. Wedding literary readings with biblical-theological insights, he helps us weigh again what we know and recognize anew what we have not seen. More than that, he introduces us to the study of quotation, allusion, and echo, providing a firm theoretical basis for hermeneutical practice and understanding.

    Echoes of Exodus is a guide for students and biblical theologians, and a resource for preachers and teachers of the Word.

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  • Paul : A Very Brief History

    $18.99

    You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you . . .’With over two billion followers today, Jesus of Nazareth is the most influential person to have walked the earth. But why has he had such an enormous impact?Written by a world authority, this brief history begins by assessing Jesus the man – his Jewish heritage, his message, his friends and enemies, and his eventual execution. Helen Bond then considers Jesus’ legacy, starting with the accounts of his life in the New Testament. She also looks at other early portrayals of Jesus, at the spread of Jesus-devotion during the Middle Ages, and at what Jesus means to people today – both in the Church and in secular culture.

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  • Jesus : A Very Brief History

    $16.00

    You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you . . .

    With over two billion followers today, Jesus of Nazareth is the most influential person to have walked the earth. But why has he had such an enormous impact?

    Written by a world authority, this brief history begins by assessing Jesus the man-his Jewish heritage, his message, his friends and enemies, and his eventual execution. Helen Bond then considers Jesus’ legacy, starting with the accounts of his life in the New Testament. She also looks at other early portrayals of Jesus, at the spread of Jesus-devotion during the Middle Ages, and at what Jesus means to people today-both in the Church and in secular culture.

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  • Complete Illustrated Childrens Bible Atlas

    $16.99

    Help Your Child Explore the Wide World of the Bible Based on the bestselling title, The Complete Illustrated Children’s Bible (over 140,000 sold), comes this amazing atlas that will help your child, age 9-12, learn more about the people, places, and events they encounter when reading the Bible. Packed with hundreds of colorful pictures, detailed maps, and fun facts, your child will gain a greater understanding of God’s Word and be better able to visualize what they are reading, a key component in retaining the information they are studying. Spark your child’s interest in the Bible as they study maps, such as:
    *Jesus’ life
    *Paul’s Missionary Travels
    *The Babylonian Empire
    *Abraham’s Journeys
    *Moses and the Exodus

    The Complete Illustrated Children’s Bible Atlas is a fun and creative way for your child to engage with God’s Word and makes a great companion to The Complete Illustrated Children’s Bible.

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  • God Has No Favourites

    $18.99

    The New Testament does not conform neatly to any modern attempts to define the Christian approach to other religions, argues Basil Scott. He confronts the questions: What does the New Testament tell us about religions? And what is its approach to those who were Gentiles, and to their beliefs and practices? He focuses his attention on the evidence presented by the New Testament itself, and especially on the attitude of its writers to the religions of their times.Written by a scholar with over twenty years experience in the South Asian context, this title makes a fine addition to the conversation and to the new Fortress Press efforts to bring South Asian scholarship to a wider readership.

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  • Healing Imperative : The Early Church And The Invention Of Medicine As We K

    $18.95

    Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you; heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ -Luke 10:8-9

    When Jesus sent seventy disciples on ahead of him, part of their mission was to heal the sick. In fact, they were supposed to heal the sick before they preached the Gospel. Best-selling author Mike Aquilina calls this command the healing imperative. And it’s an imperative that ushered in the world of modern medicine. The Healing Imperative: The Early Church and the Invention of Medicine as We Know It reconstructs the fascinating history of a uniquely Christian institution: the hospital. Underlining how the virtues of charity and hospitality motivated the first generations of Christians, along with Jesus’ explicit command to heal the sick, Aquilina shows just how revolutionary the actions of Christian doctors and nurses were and how they transformed society in ways that still reverberate today.

    The radical developments in health care spearheaded by Christians influenced culture, society, and civilization. As The Healing Imperative proves, now more than ever, the compassion of Christians is needed to guide the world of medicine. Jesus’ command still resonates, and Aquilina urges us to respond.

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  • Restoring The Fortunes Of Zion

    $27.95

    Restoring the Fortunes of Zion tells the dramatic story of the reemergence of Israel onto the stage of modern history – from the genocidal fury of the Holocaust to its extraordinary survival in face of regional hostility and global contempt. It shows how the return of the Jewish people from two millennia of exile realizes with uncanny accuracy the visions of the biblical prophets, and explores what this signifies for the future.

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  • Baptists Jews And The Holocaust

    $38.99

    A thorough narrative history that explores the previously unknown work of Baptists in the United States during the Second World War. How did US Baptists respond to Jews at home and abroad, especially as anti-Semitism grew and reports of the genocide overseas reached our shores? Rich with primary source material and covering the history of Northern (American) Baptists, Southern Baptists, and African American Baptists alike, this ground-breaking volume is a must-read for church historians, Holocaust scholars, Baptist history buffs, and anyone interested in interfaith relations.

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  • Book Of Enoch

    $20.99

    The Book of Enoch is an invaluable resource for all who are interested in the origins of Christianity. It was known and used by the earliest churches and sheds light on many concepts found in the New Testament, such as demonology, future judgment, the Messiah and the Messianic Kingdom, the title ‘Son of Man’ and the resurrection.

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  • Living Jesus

    $19.99

    Explores how the life, teaching, death and resurrection of the greatest figure in human history have affected the world, the Church, culture, and above all human lives.

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  • Mind The Gap

    $39.00

    Introduction

    Part I: Mind The Gap! Reading Between The Old And The New Testament

    When Was The Old Testament Written? A Brief Timeline

    Ancient Judaism And Its Literatures

    Part II: The Jewish Jesus

    Jesus, The Messiah Of Israel

    In A World Of Demons And Unclean Spirits

    Did Jesus Abolish The Law Of Moses?

    The Resurrection Of The Dead And Life In The Company Of Angels

    Epilogue

    Glossary

    Further Readings

    Additional Info
    Do you want to understand Jesus of Nazareth, his apostles, and the rise of early Christianity? Reading the Old Testament is not enough, writes Matthias Henze in this slender volume aimed at the student of the Bible. To understand the Jews of the Second Temple period, it’s essential to read what they wrote-and what Jesus and his followers might have read-beyond the Hebrew scriptures. Henze introduces the four-century gap between the Old and New Testaments and some of the writings produced during this period (different Old Testaments, the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls); discusses how these texts have been read from the Reformation to the present, emphasizing the importance of the discovery of Qumran; guides the student’s encounter with select texts from each collection; and then introduces key ideas found in specific New Testament texts that simply can’t be understood without these early Jewish intertestamental writings-the Messiah, angels and demons, the law, and the resurrection of the dead. Finally, he discusses the role of these writings in the parting of the ways between Judaism and Christianity. Mind the Gap broadens curious students’ perspectives on early Judaism and early Christianity and welcomes them to deeper study.

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  • Lost World Of The Israelite Conquest

    $24.00

    Preface
    Introduction
    Abbreviations

    Part I: Interpretation
    Part II: The Canaanites Are Not Depicted As Guilty Of Sin
    Part III: The Canaanites Are Not Depicted As Guilty Of Breaking God’s Law
    Part IV: The Language And Imagery Of The Conquest Account Has Literary And Theological Significance
    Part V: What God And The Israelites Are Doing Is Often Misunderstood Because The Hebrew Word Herem Is Commonly Mistranslated
    Part VI: How To Apply This Understanding

    Conclusion
    Notes
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    Perhaps no Old Testament episode is more troubling than the conquest of Canaan. Destroy everything is the byword of holy war. This is genocide. Or is it? Do we too quickly set a contemporary overlay on these ancient texts? This book takes us into the lost world of these texts, recalibrates our understanding and reshapes our conversations.

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  • As We Follow The Path

    $22.95

    These forty discussions address key questions and puzzling matters in the Bible. With an analytical mind and a vein of humor, Pelletier comments on the Star of Bethlehem (likely not a star), Jesus’ brothers and sisters, Satan’s attempts to kill Jesus so it wouldn’t count as a sacrifice of the Lamb, how the Trinity was ruptured on Calvary, why many marriages are not God’s sacred unions, the modern trend of thanking the Universe, whether or not there are guardian angels, and other matters.

    If the Star of Bethlehem wasn’t a star, what was it?

    Does all history come down to the two lines of Abraham’s descendants?

    Micheal, Michael, what’s the difference?

    When is it dangerous to think outside the box?

    What does the Bible say about the right hand of favor?

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  • Decalogue : Living As The People Of God

    $20.00

    Preface
    Abbreviations
    Introduction: What Is The Decalogue? Loving God

    1. First Of All
    2. Worship
    3. Reverence
    4. Rest
    5. FamilyLoving Neighbor
    6. Life
    7. Marriage
    8. Property
    9. Truth
    10. Last But Not Least The Decalogue Today
    11. Laws For Life

    Bibliography

    Additional Info
    The Ten Commandments have long inspired broad affirmation as a pillar of the Western tradition of law and culture. In more recent times they have been a point of controversy in the public square. But on closer scrutiny the commandments are particularly addressed to the people of God. In the exodus narrative, their revelation on Sinai is framed in symbols of awe-fire, smoke, and blaring trumpets. To this centerpiece of Sinai, David L. Baker brings his extensive research and reflection. Setting each commandment within its ancient Near Eastern setting, he clearly backlights their cultural profile. Then, within their covenantal framework, he illuminates their biblical-theological meaning. Finally, viewing each commandment in light of our contemporary setting, he reflects on how they cut against the cultural grain and shed light on our pathway as the people of God. The result is a focused commentary on the Decalogue. For anyone studying the Decalogue and Old Testament ethics-students or laypeople, teachers or preachers-this book is an indispensable guide to the Ten Words of Yahweh delivered at Sinai.

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  • Path Of Christianity

    $70.00

    24 Chapters

    Additional Info
    John Anthony McGuckin, one of the world’s leading scholars of ancient Christianity, has synthesized a lifetime of work to produce the most comprehensive and accessible history of the Christian movement during its first thousand years. The Path of Christianity takes readers on a journey from the period immediately after the composition of the Gospels, through the building of the earliest Christian structures in polity and doctrine, to the dawning of the medieval Christian establishment. McGuckin explores Eastern and Western developments simultaneously, covering grand intellectual movements and local affairs in both epic scope and fine detail. The Path of Christianity is divided into two parts of twelve chapters each. Part one treats the first millennium of Christianity in linear sequence, from the second to the eleventh centuries. In addition to covering key theologians and conciliar decisions, McGuckin surveys topics like Christian persecution, early monasticism, the global scope of ancient Christianity, and the formation of Christian liturgy. Part two examines key themes and ideas, including biblical interpretation, war and violence, hymnography, the role of women, attitudes to wealth, and early Christian views about slavery and sexuality. McGuckin gives the reader a sense of the real condition of early Christian life, not simply what the literate few had to say. Written for student and scholar alike, The Path of Christianity is a lively, readable, and masterful account of ancient Christian history, destined to be the standard for years to come.

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  • Execution Of Jesus The Christ

    $13.95

    For seventy years, we have been taught that Jesus died on the cross from asphyxiation (strangulation) because in the hanging position he was unable to exhale. This theory is not based on sound science. This book explains the medical cause of Jesus’s death and why even Pilate was surprised how soon Jesus had died. The dramatic changes that took place in Jesus’s body from the Last Supper until death are described in layman’s terms. To add to the injustice, Jesus’s condemnation to death was illegal under the Jewish law of his time–a fact supported by a review of the political and religious dynamics.

    Profits from the sale of this book are being donated to organizations that support the Christian presence in the Holy Land.

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  • Execution Of Jesus The Christ

    $28.95

    For seventy years, we have been taught that Jesus died on the cross from asphyxiation (strangulation) because in the hanging position he was unable to exhale. This theory is not based on sound science. This book explains the medical cause of Jesus’s death and why even Pilate was surprised how soon Jesus had died. The dramatic changes that took place in Jesus’s body from the Last Supper until death are described in layman’s terms. To add to the injustice, Jesus’s condemnation to death was illegal under the Jewish law of his time–a fact supported by a review of the political and religious dynamics.

    Profits from the sale of this book are being donated to organizations that support the Christian presence in the Holy Land.

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  • No Room For Compromise

    $64.97

    Hurricanes consist of multiple belts of rain and wind that pound the earth in sequence with pauses between each violent phase. When the eye of the storm arrives, the sky may appear bright and clear, giving the illusion that the storm has passed. But the truth is, the fiercest impact of the storm is still approaching. Those who don’t know how to read the signs and patterns of a storm may mistakenly emerge from their place of safety only to face unprotected the full velocity of the storm’s brutal fury.

    In No Room for Compromise: Christ’s Message to Today’s Church, Rick Renner sets forth his most prophetic book to date. With a sobering charge to Christian leadership to stand up for faith in Christ-regardless of the price required to proclaim it in its purest form-Renner’s message is a clarion call: Winds of opposition against the Church are gathering. As pagan influences continue to increase in these last days, Christianity will once again become completely out of sync with the times with its message that Christ alone is the way to the Father. The Bible is clear that at the end of the age, the spiritual hurricane of persecution that struck the Early Church will once again slam against society with devastating consequences. God has always had His remnant who would not bow to external pressures. In these final hours of the Church Age, He will have a remnant again. Will you be among them? More on this book: In-depth scriptural teaching that makes the New Testament come alive. Nearly 400 images-including over 100 shot on location-classic artwork, artifacts, illustrations, and maps.

    A comprehensive, completely indexed reference book. No Room For Compromise: Jesus’ Message to Today’s Church is Volume Two of the Light in Darkness series. It presents an engaging exploration of the pagan culture of the First Century Church, with an emphasis on the city of Pergamum. Against this historical backdrop, this book highlights Jesus’ message to the church of Pergamum when He appeared in a vision during the apostle John’s imprisonment on Patmos. With superb photographs, many of which were shot on location in Turkey, Renner guides readers through a fascinating, detailed explanation of Jesus’ message to the Pergamene church as he prophetically declares the critical significance of this message to the Church in these last days before Jesus returns. Renner also gives the reader a larger context within which to frame the pivotal moment when Jesus appeared to John on th

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  • Rebuilding The Foundations

    $20.00

    In this unique volume, father-and-son team Walter and John Brueggemann take a close look at our fractured American society and suggest ways for improvement. Using six themes identified by some scholars as the moral foundations of society-care, fairness, liberty, loyalty, authority, and sanctity-they examine the unsustainable patterns of our contemporary society and reveal how those patterns played out in the ancient world of the Old Testament. Brueggemann and Brueggemann demonstrate how comparing the current state of these moral foundations with what God wanted them to be can help us better respond to the challenges of today. They assert that achieving any significant change will require the work of all of us and will be grounded in a vision of neighborliness. Rebuilding the Foundations will inspire readers to reorient toward a better way of living, both for themselves and for all living things.

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  • Tenderness Of God

    $29.00

    Introduction
    A Few Words About My Approach
    1. Becoming A Pilgrim People: Journeying Together
    2. Disruption And The Need For Connection: Searching For Meaning
    3. Touched By Tenderness: Encountering God
    4. The Revolution Of Tenderness: Practicing Misericordia And Communio
    5. The Ground Of Our Belonging
    6. The Invitation
    ?Epilogue: Let The Revolution Begin!
    Bibliography

    Additional Info
    At moments in history, individuals have embodied the gospel message with creativity and passion. One such moment began when a returned veteran named Francis Bernardone found a whole new world in a desolate space just outside Assisi: a leper colony. Drawn to discover the incarnate God, and joined by a collaborator as able and determined as he, Francis and Clare of Assisi’s desire to live authentically in gospel simplicity ushered in a revolutionary sensitivity to the presence of God within the human community.

    Today, eight hundred years later, the first pope to take the name Francis invites us to engage the revolution of tenderness to which we are summoned by the God who became flesh. The example of Pope Francis gives us a new and vivid sense of just how compelling radical sincerity and reverent encounter with others can be. Capitalizing on the legacy of Francis and Clare and the energy of a visionary pope who raises critical questions about how to be faithful to the gospel, The Tenderness of God invites readers into a rich conversation across time and space about how to recapture our humanity and nurture our God-given capacity to live meaningfully and joyfully in communion with others.

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  • Early Christianity In Pompeian Light

    $49.00

    Editor’s Preface

    Envisioning Situations
    1. Growing Up Female In The Pauline Churches-Carolyn Osiek
    2. Nine Types Of Church In Nine Types Of Space In The Insula Of The Menander-Peter Oakes
    3. The Empress, The Goddess, And The Earthquake-Bruce W. Longenecker

    Enhancing Texts
    4. Powers And Protection In Pompeii And Paul-Natalie R. Webb
    5. Violence In Pompeiian/Roman Domestic Art As A Visual Context For Pauline And Deutero-Pauline Letters-David L. Balch
    6. Spheres And Trajectories-Jeremiah N. Bailey

    Bibliography

    Additional Info
    Scholars of early Christianity are awakening to the potential of Pompeii’s treasures for casting light on the settings and situations that were commonplace and conventional for the first urban Christians. The uncovered world of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E., allows us to peer back in time, capturing a heightened sense of what life was like on the ground in the first century – the very time when the early Jesus-movement was beginning to find its feet. In light of the Vesuvian material remains, historians are beginning to ask fresh questions of early Christian texts and perceive new contours, nuances, and subtleties within the situations those texts address.

    The essays of this book explore different dimensions of Pompeii’s potential to refine our lenses for interpreting the texts and situations of early Christianity. The contributors to this book (including Carolyn Osiek, David Balch, Peter Oakes, Bruce Longenecker, and others) demonstrate that it is an exciting time to explore the interface between the Vesuvian contexts and the early Jesus-movement.

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  • Message Of The 12 (Student/Study Guide)

    $34.99

    The World Of The Twelve
    The Role Of The Twelve
    The Words Of The Twelve
    The Book Of The Twelve

    Additional Info
    The Minor Prophets ministered for over three centuries in the most tumultuous times in Israel’s history, yet their message remains relevant for the chaotic times in which we live. The Old Testament prophets courageously confronted the sinfulness and idolatry of God’s people and called for repentance. They offered reminders of Yahweh’s sovereignty over the nations in times of international crisis, painting unforgettable images of God in the process. They warned of catastrophic judgment but also pointed to the future hope of Messiah’s kingdom of peace when all would be made right in the world. In a single volume, The Message of the Twelve explores the background and theological message of the Minor Prophets while providing specific exposition of each book. Designed for students, pastors, and laypeople, The Message of the Twelve highlights interpretive issues and rhetorical strategies based on the premise that the message of the Twelve is found not just in what they said, but in how they said it.

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  • Tales Of Forever

    $29.99

    The history of the world reveals evidence of a remarkable drama of God’s control and faithfulness, a drama played out for all to see, yet ironically, one that is literally hidden in plain sight. Weaving a tapestry of the ages, composed of Christendom’s most sacred people, events, and artifacts, this edition sets out to describe that drama.

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  • Guia Biblica Ilustrada

    $12.99

    Una obra practica de referencia, facil de comprender y con ilustraciones a todo color. Posee descripciones detalladas de cada tema. Excelente para el estudio personal, la instruccion en la escuela dominical o para reuniones de estudio biblico.

    A practical, easy-to-use reference work with full-color illustrations. Contains detailed descritpions of each topic. Excelent for personal Bible study, seminary and teaching.

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  • Gods Profound And Mysterious Providence

    $19.95

    Periplus Editions

    The fourth book in the History of Redemption series, God’s Profound and Mysterious Providence begins with accounts of King David and Solomon, then continues into the era of divided kingdoms: the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah. This book illustrates the reigns and lives of the kings from the perspective of God’s administration for redemptive history.
    This title is part of the History of Redemption series which includes:
    Book 1: The Genesis Genealogies
    Book 2: The Covenant of the Tourch
    Book 3: The Unquenchable Lamp of the Covenant
    Book 4: God’s Profound and Mysterious Providence
    Book 5: The Promise of the Eternal Covenant

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  • Covenant Of The Torch

    $19.95

    Periplus Editions

    The Covenant of the Torch made with Abraham is the most significant among all the covenants in the Bible. Why? It’s the most detailed yet condensed summary of God’s divine administration for redemption that outlines the work of restoration of His godly people and holy land.

    In this book, Rev. Abraham Park brings to life the Covenant of the Torch and helps us to understand–accurately, and in chronological detail–692 years of redemptive history starting from Abraham, including the great exodus, the wilderness journey and the conquest of Canaan.

    Just as his best-seller The Genesis Genealogies has helped readers to better understand the time frames and relationships in The Book of Genesis, Rev. Park now helps us to study the books of Exodus up to Joshua carefully and to realize what those events and participants tell us regarding God’s larger plan. This book offers:
    -A detailed chronology of 692 years from Abraham to the Israelites’ conquest of Canaan.
    -The first-ever map of all 42 campsites in the wilderness.
    -Color photos of the locations in the wilderness journey.
    -A theologically sound method of viewing God’s Word through the perspective of God’s administration in the history of redemption.
    -Wisdom and insight on how to overcome the spiritual wilderness in our lives of faith today.

    Despite periods of spiritual darkness, unbelief, complaining and grumbling by the people of God as they wandered in the desert, we see God’s faithfulness in fulfilling His Word and the Covenant of the Torch. And by understanding the chronological flow of the biblical events in a systematic manner, we gain a much broader and deeper grasp of God’s plan of salvation.

    This title is part of The History of Redemption series which includes:
    Book 1: The Genesis Genealogies
    Book 2: The Covenant of the Torch
    Book 3: The Unquenchable Lamp of the Covenant
    Book 4: God’s Profound and Mysterious Providence
    Book 5: The Promise of the Eternal Covenant

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  • In Search Of The Lost Ark

    $16.99

    In this book, best-selling and award-winning author Don Stewart examines the fascinating subject of the Ark of Covenant. He traces it from its construction on Mt. Sinai, to its various travels, to its mysterious disappearance. He will examine such commonly-asked questions as: What was the purpose of the Ark? Does the Ark have some mysterious power? What preparations are being made for a coming temple? Does the Ark figure into end time Bible prophecy?

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  • Revelation : Is Historical Fulfillment In The First And Fourth Cenuries

    $26.99

    The Revelation message is powerful and understandable when viewed through past historical events. This in-depth, easy-to-read book will cause you to reexamine your traditional beliefs about Revelation’s message to the church.

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  • How Many Animals Were On The Ark

    $15.99

    Helps answer one of the most difficult questions concerning the long voyage of the historical Ark!

    Examine the actual variety of animals and birds that would have needed to be on the Ark
    Clarify the issue of kinds versus species
    Study actual cases of animals that show the reality of adaptation versus evolution.

    With various authors and researchers, readers will discover how Noah may have only needed a few thousand animals, and how he and his family could have cared for all life on the Ark over the course of the year. Though it is considered a difficult concept, these pages clearly show the historical reliability of God’s Word and how He saved two of every kind of living creature, along with Noah and his family.

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  • Jews Jerusalem And The Coming Temple

    $14.95

    How does the next temple fit into God’s program for the Future? The jews have miraculously returned to their ancient home land after a two thousand year absence. Many Jews are preparing to build another Temple on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. What does this have to do with Bible prophecy? In The Jews, Jerusalem, and the Next Temple, Don Stewart looks at how these events have been predicted in Scripture as well as how they fit into the last days scenario. He answers questions such as… Why does Jerusalem remain the focus of international attention? Will another Temple be built? What preparations are being made for a coming temple? How will this next temple lead into the Second Coming of Christ? This book is a must read for those who want to understand how the Jews, Jerusalem, and the next temple fit into the program of God.

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  • End Of An Era

    $14.00

    Ignoring history causes us to fall into serious interpretation errors regarding End of the World prophecies. Jesus and the apostles used the word aion when they referred to the end of an era and not the word Kosmos, which refers to the world. The Jewish Historian, Flavius Josephus lived in the first century throughout the end of the Old Testament Jewish age and he described what took place in great detail in his books The Wars of the Jews. The author makes a compilation and summary of these very valuable historical writings, joining segments where we can clearly appreciate the fulfillment of all prophecies of the end. This book is very revealing and graphic. You will read about the signs seen in the sky and in the Temple as well as the horrors that occurred until the final destruction of old Israel.

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  • When The Church Was Very Young (Student/Study Guide)

    $16.99

    Once upon a time, roughly 20 centuries ago, there were some very special people on our planet. There weren’t many of them, and at first glance they didn’t seem very special. In truth, even at a second or third glance they weren’t overly impressive. But today the whole world knows what they did and recognizes the cross that was their symbol. Kalas takes readers into the world of the apostles and places contemporary challenges into context. This book contains a discussion guide.

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  • Acts Of The Apostles

    $30.00

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Abbreviations

    1. Who Wrote Acts?
    Who Was Luke?
    How Important Is The Identity Of The Author To Interpret Acts?
    Conclusion

    2. The Genre Of Acts
    A Brief History Of Genre Theory
    Proposals On The Genre Of Acts
    Conclusion-Acts As Historical Monograph: How Does It Help?

    3. How Luke Writes History
    Luke The Theological Historian
    Luke The Storyteller
    Luke The Historian
    Conclusion

    4. The Speeches In Acts (Part One): The Speeches In Their Ancient Context
    The Reporting Of Speeches In Ancient History
    Luke As A Conservative Reporter Of Speeches
    Conclusion: Believing The Speeches

    5. The Speeches (Part Two): The Theology Of The Speeches
    The Speech Of Peter At Pentecost (Acts 2:1-41)
    The Speech Of Stephen (Acts 7:1-53)
    The Speech At The Home Of Cornelius (Acts 10:34-48)
    The Speech At Athens (Acts 17:16-31)
    The Speech Before Agrippa (Acts 26:1-32)
    Summary And Conclusions

    6. The Justification Of Truth-Claims In Acts: A Conversation With Postliberalism
    Postliberalism: A Sketch
    Postliberalism And The Question Of Truth-Claims
    The Justification Of Truth-Claims In Acts
    Conclusions

    Bibliography
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    The book of Acts is a remarkable fusion of the historical and theological, and its account of the early church has fascinated theologians and biblical scholars for centuries. Just who was the author of this work? And what kind of book did he write? How do we classify its genre? The Acts of the Apostles provides an advanced introduction to the study of Acts, covering important questions about authorship, genre, history and theology. Osvaldo Padilla explores fresh avenues of understanding by examining the text in light of the most recent research on the book of Acts itself, philosophical hermeneutics, genre theory and historiography. In addition, Padilla opens a conversation between the text of Acts and postliberal theology, seeking a fully-orbed engagement with Acts that is equally attuned to questions of interpretation, history and theology.

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  • Jewish Law From Jesus To The Mishnah

    $29.00

    In this volume E. P. Sanders presents five studies that advance the re-examination of the nature of Jewish law that he began in Jesus and Judaism (Fortress Press, 1985). As usual, he is able to shed new light on old questions and demonstrate that many accepted interpretations are misguided.

    A chapter on The Synoptic Jesus and the Law considers how serious the legal issues discussed between Jesus and his opponents would have been, had they been authentic. Two chapters explore whether the Pharisees had oral law, and whether they ate ordinary food in purity (the thesis of Jacob Neusner). A study of Jewish food and purity laws in the Greek-speaking Diaspora bears on the particular point of law which led to the argument between Peter and Paul at Antioch. At last, Sanders turns to a pointed essay that sets his own approach to rabbinic traditions and the Mishnah in distinct contrast from that of Jacob Neusner. A new preface points to the enduring contribution of these compelling and influential studies.

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  • King James His Bible And Its Translators (Revised)

    $19.95

    This collection of essays on the subjects of King James, his Bible, and its translators is the result of painstaking, original research, with a strict emphasis on primary sources. Fifteen of these twenty-seven essays appeared in the first edition of this book. All but two have been revised for publication in this new edition. Seven of the twelve new essays appear here for the first time. The other five have been previously published, but four of them have likewise been revised for publication here. The first four essays relate to the origin of King James s Bible. Essays five through ten relate to the translators and their work. Essays eleven through fifteen explore the translators finished product. Essays sixteen through nineteen deal with the nature of the Authorized Version in the context of English Bible history. Essays twenty through twenty-six address certain issues that relate to the Authorized Version. The last essay provides an overview of the King James Bible that was specifically written to commemorate its 400th anniversary. These essays are not a rephrasing or a retelling of what can readily be found in a standard work on English Bible history. In fact, some of them are designed to correct the errors and misconceptions that are unfortunately too prevalent in the material written about the Authorized Version.

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