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Essential Archaeological Guide To Bible Lands$34.99Add to cart
Insightful Archaeological Context. Illuminated Historicity.
While the historical accuracy of the Bible has long been a topic of debate and has fallen under increased scrutiny in recent decades, new archaeological discoveries from an expanding host of ancient sites found in Bible lands continue to provide evidence pertinent to questions of reliability.
The Essential Archaeological Guide to Bible Lands offers the most geographically extensive overview of archaeological sites from all of the regions relevant to the biblical narratives.
With information from excavations and research both old and new, this thorough guide from archaeologist and professor Dr. Titus Kennedy features:
*more than 200 full-color photos that show ancient ruins and bring the Bible to life
*extensive exploration of archaeological discoveries from more than 70 key locations and historical sites stretching across Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, Greece, the Holy Land, and beyond
*expert research and analysis of archaeological evidence that illuminates and corroborates historical narratives of the Bible
The Essential Archaeological Guide to Bible Lands will aid in your search for answers, serving as a travel guide and a resource for investigating the context and historicity of the Bible while vicariously visiting many ancient biblical locations.
Ahabs House Of Horrors$22.99Add to cart
Reconciling biblical and extrabiblical history
The extrabiblical testimony surrounding Israel’s early history is difficult to assess and synthesize. But numerous sources emerging from the ninth century BC onward invite direct comparison with the biblical account. In Ahab’s House of Horrors: A Historiographic Study of the Military Campaigns of the House of Omri, Kyle R. Greenwood and David B. Schreiner examine the historical records of Israel and its neighbors. While Scripture generally gives a bleak depiction of the Omride dynasty, extrabiblical evidence appears to tell another story. Inscriptions and archeological evidence portray a period of Israelite geopolitical influence and cultural sophistication.Rather than simply rejecting one source over another, Greenwood and Schreiner press beyond polarization. They propose a nuanced synthesis by embracing the complex dynamics of ancient history writing and the historical difficulties that surround the Omri dynasty.
Ahab’s House of Horrors is an important contribution to the ongoing discussion of biblical historiography and, specifically, to our understanding of 1-2 Kings and the Omri family.
Where Was The Biblical Red Sea$25.99Add to cart
Where was the Red Sea of Exodus?
Exodus records that the waters of the Red Sea (or Reed Sea) opened up to deliver Israel and plummeted down to destroy their Egyptian pursuers. But if the Red Sea cannot be located, can we trust the claims of the Bible? Some have suggested relocating the events. Others suggest they never happened at all. In Where Was the Biblical Red Sea? Beitzel challenges popular alternatives and defends the traditional location: that the biblical Red Sea refers to a body of water lying between the eastern Nile Delta and Sinai. Beitzel rigorously reexamines the data–both typical and overlooked–ranging from biblical and classical sources to ancient and medieval maps. His comprehensive analysis answers objections to the traditional view and exposes the inadequacies of popular alternatives. Ancient geography excavates the biblical world and its story. Readers will better understand and appreciate the biblical story as well as its historicity and reliability. Where Was the Biblical Red Sea? is a foundational reference work for any discussion of the Exodus event.
Phoebe : A Story$28.00Add to cart
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.
Recovering Lost Treasure$14.99Add to cart
FORGOTTEN TREASURES WAIT FOR REDISCOVERY IN
THE CULTURAL RELIGIOUS SYMBOLISM IN THE BIBLE.
God used symbolic patterns in the Bible to communicate His truth and plans for humanity. Th ese little-known patterns in the Bible have continued through time and spread around the world. Th is exploration of myths, symbols, and rituals shows how they are all related and reveals what the patterns show about God’s plan through Christ.
Dr. Eric Odell-Hein brings a unique approach to understanding biblical symbolism, backed by academic expertise and biblical orthodoxy. Personal stories illustrate each point.
– The universal pattern to religious symbolism
– How the Bible points to Christ through use of this pattern
– How Christ is the superior, literal fulfillment of all mythical patterns.
Letters Of Paul$45.00Add to cart
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.
From The Maccabees To The Mishnah (Revised)$44.00Add to cart
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.
Galilee In The Late Second Temple And Mishnaic Periods Volume 1$75.00Add to cart
1. Introduction-David A. Fiensy And James Riley Strange
2. Galilee And The Historical Jesus In Recent Research-Roland Deines
3. The Political History In Galilee From The 1st Century Bce To The End Of The 2nd Century Ce-Morten Hrning Jensen
4. Religious Practices And Religious Movements In Galilee: 100 Bce-200 Ce- Roland Deines
5. The Ethnicities Of Galilee-Mark Chancey
6. The Synagogues Of Galilee-Lee I. Levine
7. Notable Galilean Persons-Scott Caulley
8. Social Movements In Galilee-Richard Horsley
9. The Galilean Village In The Late Second Temple And Mishnaic Periods-David A. Fiensy
10. Household Judaism In Galilee-Andrea Berlin
11. The Galilean House In The Late Second Temple And Mishnaic Periods-David A. Fiensy
12. Mortality, Morbidity, And Economics In Jesus’ Galilee-Jonathan Reed
13. Education/Literacy In Jewish Galilee: Was There Any And At What Level?-John C. Poirier
14. The Galilean Road System-James F. Strange
15. Urbanization And Industry In Mishnaic Galilee-Ze’ev Safrai
16. Never The Two Shall Meet? Urban-Rural Interaction In Lower Galilee-Agnes Choi
17. Inner Village Life In Galilee: A Diverse And Complex Phenomenon-Sharon Lea Mattila
18. Debate: Was The Galilean Economy Oppressive Or Prosperous-Doug Oakman And Andrew Overman
19. Taxation And Other Sources Of Government Income In The Galilee Of Herod And Antipas-Fabian Udoh
Index Of Primary Sources
Drawing on the expertise of archaeologists, historians, biblical scholars, and social-science interpreters who have devoted a significant amount of time and energy in the research of ancient Galilee, this accessible volume includes modern general studies of Galilee and of Galilean history, as well as specialized studies on taxation, ethnicity, religious practices, road systems, trade and markets, education, health, village life, houses, and the urban-rural divide.
This resource includes a rich selection of images, figures, charts, and maps.
Tomb Of Jesus And His Family$51.99Add to cart
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.
Dead Sea Scrolls$46.99Add to cart
Contains new information about unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls with translations of key passages and recent discovery of the movement behind the Scrolls in their own words. See http://deadseascrolls.org/www/Site/thedss.php In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd stumbled upon a cave near the Dead Sea, a settlement now called Qumran, to the east of Jerusalem. This cave, along with the others located nearby, contained jars holding hundreds of scrolls and fragments of scrolls of texts both biblical and nonbiblical-in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. The biblical scrolls would be the earliest evidence of the Hebrew Scriptures by hundreds of years; and the nonbiblical texts would shed dramatic light on one of the least-known periods of Jewish history. This find is the most important archaeological event in two thousand years of biblical studies. Online supplement, with indexes, discussion questions, Dead Sea Scrolls websites, and links to study tools, electronic resources, and photographs: http://www.abingdonacademic.com/dsscrolls
How Israel Became A People$40.99Add to cart
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.
Indestructible Foundations$8.99Add to cart
Guardian Of Truth Foundation
This workbook presents, in outline form, concise information on the fundamentals of Christianity. Historical information and insights provided, such as several charts on Biblical prophecies and arguments for Jesus and the inspiration of the Bible. It is intended to convert unbelievers to Christianity and strengthen those who are already Christians. Peter J. Wilson was a preacher and teacher for the Church of Christ.Useful for Home Bible Studies, Regular Bible Classes, Sermon Outlines, Vacation Bible Schools, and Handbook for Teenagers. Table of Contents – Preface – Lesson 1: The Arrangement and Value of Home Bible Studies – Lesson 2: God Is – Lesson 3: The Bible is the Word of God – Lesson 4: Jesus Christ is the Son of God – Lesson 5: Authority in Religion – Lesson 6: Why You Need Christ – Lesson 7: Why You Need Baptism – Lesson 8: Why You Need the Church