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Fires of Vesuvius

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Fleeing Herod: A Journey Through Coptic Egypt with the Holy Family

Fleeing Herod: A Journey Through Coptic Egypt with the Holy Family
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When the Holy Family fled to Egypt to escape the wrath of King Herod Antipas, they journeyed for three years throughout Egypt, mainly along the Nile, to keep Herod s agents at bay. Using an ancient 4th century text written by Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria as his guide, Cowan takes the reader on a fascinating journey through modern-day Egypt in the footsteps of the Holy Family, about the Delta region and up the Nile to a place called Mount Qussqam, where Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus resided for six months. The itinerary, according to Coptic tradition, was revealed to Theophilus in a dream.Documenting his journey, Cowan finds himself in the midst of a spiritual revolution going on in Egypt itself. He meets with monks and health workers, desert mystics and visionaries, all of whom have a stake in the story of the Holy Family s journey, as they know it. Through their eyes the reader is drawn into a dramatic story of escape and miraculous interventions."
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March 28, 2013

From Text to Tradition, A History of Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism

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Title: From Text to Tradition, a History of Judaism in Second Temple and Rabbinic Times
Author: Schiffman, Lawrence H.
Publisher: Ktav Pub Inc
Publication Date: 1991/03/01
Number of Pages: 299
Binding Type: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: 91000709
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January 1, 1900

JERUSALEM AT THE TIME OF JESUS OP!!

JERUSALEM AT THE TIME OF JESUS OP!!
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See Jerusalem at the time of Jesus. These artistic restorations and photographs will transport you back 2,000 years. Marvel at the remains and walk through the streets of the city in the time of Jesus with detailed drawings.

The result of years of study and research, this book combines text, photographs, and reconstructions to present the archaeology of Jerusalem, whose remains survive even today.

Full-color, richly illustrated, with maps and archaeological drawings. See the Pool of Siloam where Jesus healed the blind; the Bethesda Pools where Jesus healed the man paralyzed for thirty-eight years; and the Palatial Mansion where Jesus was interrogated by the Sanhedrin while Peter waited in the courtyard. Possible routes for the "Via Dolorosa" and two sites identified as Golgotha are also shown.
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January 1, 2009

Jesus the Seer: The Progress of Prophecy

Jesus the Seer: The Progress of Prophecy
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Increasingly scholars are realizing that prophetic traditions, expressions, and experiences stand at the heart of most religions in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is no less true for the world of Judaism and Jesus. Witherington aims to look at the broader expression of prophecy in its ancient Mediterranean context in an attempt to better understand biblical prophecy in that wider context. Equipped with an impressive appreciation for the cross-cultural nature of prophecy in the ancient world, Witherington is then able to look at the prophetic role of Jesus. Jesus the Seer especially complements Witherington's other volume on Jesus, "Jesus the Sage."

Ambitious in scope, clear and compelling in presentation. Witherington has linked the eschatological prophet-sage Jesus to the complex world of Old Testament prophecy, and then gone on to trace the relationship of both to early Christian prophecy. Rarely has a New Testament scholar demonstrated such proficiency in handling Old Testament and Hebrew sources. The result is a comprehensive scriptural presentation.
" Christopher R. Seitz, University of St. Andrews

""Jesus the Seer" pursues two important ends simultaneously. On the one hand, it adds yet another essential dimension to the emerging comprehensive portrait of Jesus that is being brought to light by the careful work of Ben Witherington III. On the other hand, anyone interested in prophecy" in prophets and in prophesying" will find Witherington s book a veritable tour of the topic. Witherington s knowledge of the contemporary study of Jesus and his picture of the phenomenon of prophecy are remarkably broad and deep. His presentation is lucid, accurate, incisive, andpersuasive. All who are interested in the complex person and ministry of the historical Jesus, especially his work as a prophet, are in Witherington s debt for this volume."
" Marion L. Soards, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

In ranging over two millennia of the phenomenon of prophecy and offering a sustained interpretation of the whole phenomenon, this book is something of a tour de force. It is not too surprising that it has not been attempted before. Witherington's command of the several scholarly fields his book traverses is impressive. This book will undoubtedly stimulate fresh study of biblical prophecy within the broad historical and cultural context it provides.
" Richard Bauckham, University of St. Andrews

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January 1, 1900

Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus

Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus
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Using a carefully defined approach to historical Jesus studies and historical method, this collection of essays examines twelve key events in the life of Jesus that were part of a decade-long collaborative research project. Each essay examines the case for the event's authenticity and then explores the social and cultural background to the event to provide an understanding of its historical significance.
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November 1, 2010

KREGEL PICTORIAL GT NT ARCHAEOLOGY

KREGEL PICTORIAL GT NT ARCHAEOLOGY
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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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January 31, 2011

Moral Exhortation: A Greco-Roman Sourcebook (Library of Early Christianity)

Moral Exhortation: A Greco-Roman Sourcebook (Library of Early Christianity)
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This volume in the Library of Early Christianity series presents primary documents that reveal insights about the ethics and morality of Greco-Roman culture. In so doing, this book provides a foundation for understanding the ethical contexts in which the New Testament was crafted.

The Library of Early Christianity is a series of eight outstanding books exploring the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts in which the New Testament developed.

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October 1, 1986

New Testament in Antiquity 2nd Edition a Survey of the New Testament Within Its Cultural Contexts

New Testament in Antiquity 2nd Edition a Survey of the New Testament Within Its Cultural Contexts
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This completely revised and updated second edition of The New Testament in Antiquity skillfully develops how Jewish, Hellenistic, and Roman cultures formed the essential environment in which the New Testament authors wrote their books and letters. Understanding of the land, history, and culture of the ancient world brings remarkable new insights into how we read the New Testament itself.

Throughout the book, numerous features provide windows into the first-century world. Nearly 500 full color photos, charts, maps, and drawings have been carefully selected. Additional features include sidebars that integrate the book's material with issues of interpretation, discussion questions, and bibliographies.

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April 1, 2020

New Testament World Insights from Cultural Anthropology Third Edition Revised & Expanded

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A classroom standard for two decades, The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology has introduced students to both the New Testament and the social-scientific study of the New Testament. This revised and expanded third edition offers new chapters on envy and the Jesus movement, updates chapters from earlier editions, augments the bibliography, and offers student study questions.

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February 1, 2001