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AFRICA & THE AFRICANS IN THE OT

AFRICA & THE AFRICANS IN THE OT
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An important contribution to Old Testament studies focusing on the Table of Nations (Genesis 10) as well as clear Black African elements in Old Testament scripture and theology.
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September 1, 1997

ARCHAEOLOGY & THE RELIGION OF

ARCHAEOLOGY & THE RELIGION OF
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Originally published in 1942, this classic statement of twentieth-century biblical archaeology demonstrates a premier archaeologist at work in relating the findings of archaeology to the history of Israel as conveyed in the Old Testament. Now in this Old Testament Library edition, the seminal study includes a new introductory essay by Theodore J. Lewis.

The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.

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September 1, 2006

ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE LAND OF THE BIBLE V1

ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE LAND OF THE BIBLE V1
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Every year thousands of enthusiasts, amateur and professional, spend the summer months digging in the sands of Israel hoping to find items that in some way relate to the places and events depicted in the Bible. This work looks at the history and archaeology of the Bible lands.
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September 1, 1992

BIBLE IN ITS WORLD

BIBLE IN ITS WORLD
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This book is a solid exposition of the relationship between the ancient near eastern world and ancient Israel. Contrary to popular conceptions that biblical literature was a response to the post-exilic condition, Kitchen demonstrates that in the light of the explosion of knowledge on the ancient near east it has become impossible to maintain critical and minimalist positions on the history and development of Israel and its religion. If one does decide to hold such a view, Kitchen explains that doing so makes Israel the only ancient nation incapable of transmitting its history and having elaborate religious rituals, which we now know were common characteristics of ancient civilizations from even before the time of Moses. Kitchen further explains that the modern minimalist views were born out of 19th century German critical theory, at a time when such knowledge of the ancient world simply did not exist. As a result, such scholars had to perform their research in a historical vacuum, and thus reconstructed the history of ancient Israel which has turned out, in the light of later research, to totally contradict the rest of the entire ancient near east. The momentum of this 19th century research, Kitchen explains, has carried on into the 20th (and 21st) centuries, coloring the views of many modern archaeologists and Old Testament scholars. This book is very important in the light of recent literature on the subject.
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April 20, 2004

BIRDS IN THE LAND OF THE BIBLE

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The brief book is an introductory sampling of 60 of the 500+ birds that can be found in Israel. The focus of the book is to offer the reader a general background on the birds and their natural history. The text discusses migration, feeding behavior, historical accounts, distribution, and habits. This information is general in nature.
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January 1, 1900

CHIEFTAINS OF THE HIGHLAND CLANS OP!!

CHIEFTAINS OF THE HIGHLAND CLANS OP!!
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An illuminating social history of ancient Israel, Chieftains of the Highland Clans offers an unusually thorough and original reconstruction of Israelite society prior to the rise of the monarchy around 1000 B.C. Using the latest archaeological research and anthropological theories, Robert Miller presents an intriguing picture of what life was like in early Israel. Ethnographic evidence from diverse cultures suggests the "complex chiefdom" model as the most appropriate for the archaeology of twelfth- and eleventh-century highland Palestine. This model details the economic and political realities of prestate societies with ascribed rank and hierarchical political control. As he applies and fine-tunes the complex chiefdom model, Miller illustrates areas of potential correspondence and contradiction between his reconstruction and the biblical text. Students of archaeology, Palestine, and the Hebrew Bible will not want to miss Miller's fresh and fascinating conclusions about the sociopolitical nature of early Israel.
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January 1, 1900

DISTURBING DIVINE BEHAVIOR NR

DISTURBING DIVINE BEHAVIOR NR
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How should we understand biblical texts where God is depicted as acting irrationally, violently, or destructively? If we distance ourselves from disturbing portrayals of God, how should we understand the authority of Scripture? How does the often wrathful God portrayed in the Old Testament relate to the God of love proclaimed in the New Testament? Is that contrast even accurate? Disturbing Divine Behavior addresses these perennially vexing questions for the student of the Bible. Eric A. Seibert calls for an engaged and discerning reading of the Old Testament that distinguishes the particular literary and theological goals achieved through narrative characterizations of God from the rich understanding of the divine to which the Old Testament as a whole points. Providing illuminating reflections on theological reading as well, this book will be a welcome resource for any readers who puzzle over disturbing representations of God in the Bible.
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August 1, 2009

Faith of Israel

Faith of Israel
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Introduces readers to the theological contribution of each book of the Old Testament.
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June 1, 2002

FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY 2ND ED

FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY 2ND ED
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Since its first publication, Field Archaeology: An Introduction has proved to be a key handbook for all those undertaking introductory courses in archaeology or volunteering on their first excavation. In this revised second edition, key developments in technology, theory and changes in the law are included, bringing it up to date with the most recent fieldwork practices. The dig is the face of archaeology most immediately recognised by the general public, and is often what attracts both students and amateurs to the discipline. Yet there is much more to working in the field than digging alone. Peter Drewett's comprehensive survey explores the process, from the core work of discovery and excavation to the final product, the published archaeological report. The main topics are:

  • How an archaeological site is formed
  • Finding and recording archaeological sites
  • Planning excavations, digging the site and recording the results
  • Post-fieldwork planning, processing and finds analysis
  • Interpreting the evidence
  • Publishing the report
  • Illustrated with 100 photographs and line drawings, and using numerous case studies, this second edition of Field Archaeology ensures it will remain the essential introductory guide for archaeology students and the growing number of enthusiasts for the subject.

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    FLIGHTS OF THE SOUL

    FLIGHTS OF THE SOUL
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    Reports of dreams, journeys into the heavens, and other alternate states of consciousness abound in the Old and New Testaments and in extrabiblical literature. While some scholars have considered such reports to be simple literary devices, John J. Pilch -- a leading expert in social scientific interpretation of the Bible -- believes otherwise. As Pilch points out, anthropological research on over 400 representative cultures in the world shows that more than ninety percent of these cultures have reported such experiences routinely. Factual or not, he says, biblical accounts of alternate consciousness are both plausible and significant because they constitute a very common, real, human experience in their respective cultures. Drawing on insights from from anthropology, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and the social sciences, Pilch investigates and interprets Old and New Testament accounts of dreams, visions, journeys into the heavens, and other alternate states of consciousness within their cultural contexts. The result is a fresh and intriguing take on familiar biblical events. Flights of the Soul sheds new light on such things as these: * Ezekiel's prophetic visions * Enoch's sky journeys * Jesus' transfiguration and ascension * Resurrection appearances in the Gospels * Paul's ecstatic vision on the road to Damascus * John's heavenly journeys described in Revelation
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