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  • Essential Guide To The Tabernacle

    $9.99

    The tabernacle (“tent of meeting”) was the place where the Israelites worshiped God during their wilderness wanderings after the Exodus. Learn how everything about the tabernacle, from its construction to its contents, teaches us about God.

    See how the tabernacle was built, the furniture inside and how it was used, and why it was important to the Israelites. Detailed illustrations show inside and outside of the tabernacle. See the parallels between Old Testament sacrifices and priests’ duties and Jesus’ role in the New Testament as our perfect sacrifice and high priest, and much more. Dozens of colorful charts and illustrations, along with helpful time lines and calendars, make this compact, easy-to-use book a perfect resource for anyone wanting to learn more about the tabernacle.

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  • Prophets : Introducing Israel’s Prophetic Writings

    $49.00

    The prophets remain figures of enduring interest and importance in contemporary Judaism, Christianity, and even secular society. The Prophets introduces students to the rise of prophecy in ancient Israel, possible ancient Near Eastern parallels, the messages of individual prophets, and the significance of the compositional and editorial history of the prophetic writings. The book guides students into leading questions and issues in contemporary scholarship, and surveys different contemporary approaches to the messages of the prophets.

    Part 1 introduces the prophets and prophecy in context. The rise of prophecy, the role of the prophet, key themes, and the fate of prophecy are explored. Part 2 profiles Israel’s prophets during the eighth century, the exile, and the postexilic period. This section will also look at each book of the prophets and how the prophetic writings fit within the complete Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament. These chapters also provide insights into interpreting the prophetic writings today, including Jewish and Christian interpretations, prophecy and prediction, and the secular legacy of Israelite prophecy.

    This textbook includes numerous images, charts, and maps to enhance the experience of the students.

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  • Introduction To Early Judaism

    $28.99

    Based on the best archaeological research, this volume explores the history of Judaism during the Second Temple period (516 BCE-70 CE), describing the body of Jewish literature written during these centuries and the most important groups, institutions, and practices of the time. Particularly interesting are VanderKam’s depiction of events associated with Masada and, more briefly, the Bar Kokhba revolt-as well as his commentary on texts unearthed in places like Elephantine and Qumran.

    Now in its second edition, with additional material and updated throughout, this book remains the preeminent guide to early Judaism for anyone looking for a text that is concise and accessible while still comprehensive-and written by one of the foremost experts in the field.

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  • Rose Guide To The Book Of Acts

    $17.99

    With pictures, charts, maps, time lines, and a clear and outlined format, this introduction to the Book of Acts helps you explore the key people, places, and stories of the first Christians and Early Church.

    *Packed with helpful resources, Rose Guide to the Book of Acts includes:
    *Overview of Acts: author, date, outline, summary, themes, history
    *Life and missionary journeys of the apostle Paul
    *A to Z guide of who’s who in the book of Acts
    *Maps for Paul’s journeys, Philip’s travels, the world of the first Christians, and more
    *Timeline of the early church: AD 1-100
    *The Holy Spirit in the life of the Early Church
    *And more!

    There are hundreds of key people, events, and places within the Book of Acts, so how can you cover all of them in their first century contexts? The Rose Guide to the Book of Acts provides visual aids, charts, maps, and timelines to help you not only understand but see key concepts at a glance! See how the stories in the book of Acts speak to our modern-day church, missionary work, and the spiritual lives of Christians today.

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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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  • Galilee Revisited : With Mary Magdalene And 20 Other Immortals In Search Of

    $14.95

    Galilee Revisited is a handy, portable book that guides the pilgrim or tourist in Israel along a 20-mile route along the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee–with the help of Mary Magdalene! This stretch of road is a small part of the historical Via Maris traveled by millions of pilgrims throughout the centuries and covers the area often called the “Evangelical Triangle,” which includes the sites of ancient Magdala, Tabgha, Capernaum, Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Kursi, with views of the Mount of the Beatitudes.

    Aside from Mary Magdalene, the tour guides in Galilee Revisited are a group of famous pilgrims from the past, including Saint Jerome, Ernest Renan, Robert Graves, Bishop Arculf, Mark Twain, and even Rasputin. From them, we learn what this road was like a hundred, five hundred, and even a thousand years ago, as well as their personal, often troubled, and hugely varied opinions about this sacred route and the teachings of Jesus.

    Galilee Revisited is an entertaining, accessible volume that is a useful supplement for anyone traveling in Israel or who is interested in the Holy Land. Originally published in Israel in 2000, the Hendrickson Publishing Group is pleased to be able to make this delightful book more readily available in North America.

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  • Deluxe Then And Now Bible Maps

    $24.99

    This is the paperback version of the best-selling Deluxe Then and Now Bible Maps! This book lets you see where Bible places are today. Full-color Bible maps are alongside locations of modern-day cities and countries.

    Connect the Middle East of the news with the Holy Land in Scripture. Includes maps for favorite Bible stories, like Abraham’s journey to the promised land, the exodus out of Egypt, the story of Ruth, David’s rise from shepherd to king, and Paul’s missionary journeys.

    32 maps, including:

    *Journeys of Abraham, Jacob, Joseph
    *The Exodus
    *The 12 Tribes of Israel
    *Kingdoms of Saul, David, Solomon
    *Holy Land in the Time of Jesus
    *Journeys of Paul, Peter, Philip
    *Early Christianity

    Charts, timelines, and illustrations, including:

    *Old and New Testament Timelines
    *Tabernacle and Temple
    *Exodus Timeline
    *Ark of the Covenant
    *Where Jesus Walked
    *The 12 Disciples
    *City of Jerusalem
    *Jesus’ Journey to the Cross
    *Seven Churches of Revelation

    An excellent way to make your Sunday school, homeschool, and Bible studies more interesting. This book uses larger, easier-to-read type than most Bible atlases.

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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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  • Deluxe Then And Now Bible Maps

    $34.99

    Connect the “Middle East” of the news with the Holy Land in Scripture! Clear plastic overlays show modern cities and countries on top of Bible maps relevant to the patriarchs, Jesus, Paul, and the early church. Expanded edition includes 30 new pages of charts, illustrations, diagrams, and more. Approx. 72 reproducible pages, 9.5″ x 11.25″ spiralbound hardcover from Rose Publishing.

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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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  • Holy Land Handbook

    $14.99

    Visit the Holy Land, wherever you might be!

    The Holy Land Handbook is a beautifully illustrated guide to the history, culture, geography, and key sites of the Bible. This “readable reference” transports you to the land where Abraham, David, and Jesus lived, explaining the what, when, where, and why of their stories–and many, many more.

    The Holy Land Handbook provides details on the history, setting, and importance of more than 130 key locales, including:
    *The Dead Sea
    *Bethlehem
    *The Jordan River
    *Capernaum
    *The Jezreel Valley
    *And many more

    The Holy Land Handbook also covers the all-important city of Jerusalem with individual entries on spots such as:
    *The Western Wall
    *The Pool of Bethesda
    *The Upper Room
    *Gordon’s Calvary
    *Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    Fully illustrated in color, with helpful maps and intriguing sidebars, The Holy Land Handbook is great prep for those visiting the Middle East–and an equally great read for “armchair travelers” who want to better understand the Bible story.

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  • Experiencing Israel : Walking With Jesus In The Holy Land

    $22.50

    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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  • Jesus And The Scrolls

    $25.00

    Scholar John Bergsma presents the first major work on the Dead Sea Scrolls in two decades and shows how the mysterious and long-forgotten scrolls, discovered in an Egyptian cave in 1947, reveal more fully the Jewish roots of Christianity.

    From popular Old Testament scholar John S. Bergsma comes an illuminating text that reveals a Jewish community predating Christianity whose existence, beliefs, and practices have long been ignored by scholars and the public for social and political reasons: the Essenes. Bergsma, one of only a handful of American scholars who has had access to the original Dead Sea manuscripts reveals how this radical, pre-Christian Jewish religious community directly influenced the beliefs and early practices of early Christianity. This connection offers new information on how early Christians lived their lives, worshiped, and eventually went on to influence the Roman Empire. Bergsma also looks to Hebrew Scriptures and Jewish tradition to frame a story of how a simple Jewish peasant could go on to found a religion and a philosophy that still resonates 2000 years later.

    In this enlightening read, Dr. Bergsma demonstrates how the Dead Sea Scrolls–the world’s greatest modern archaeological discovery–can deepen our appreciation of Scripture and strengthen our understanding of faith.

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  • Introduction To Education In Bible Times

    $17.99

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    A thought-provoking study of education in Bible times and its pivotal role in the spiritual formation of God’s people.An Introduction to Education in Bible Times takes the reader on a fascinating journey through biblical history. Using a meticulous analysis of biblical texts, Chris Reeves demonstrates the central role of education for the Jewish people, as he traces the theme of teaching and learning from the creation of man through the creation of Israel, to the teaching ministry of Jesus and the apostolic church.Historically, education was not isolated to a classroom; it was holistic and transformational and lived out in real-life experiences. Understanding the Jewish background of religious education both before and during Jesus’s time helps us to more clearly understand the relational concept of teaching and learning, the centrality of God’s Word, and of “making disciples.”An Introduction to Education in Bible Times challenges the reader to follow God’s purpose and intent for education as seen in Scripture. This book can serve as an effective resource for students, educators, counselors, and pastors who desire to examine the multifaceted topic of education in the biblical era in a way that is relevant to modern times.

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  • Chronology Of Israels Kings And Prophets Pamphlet

    $3.99

    Easily cover decades of Israel’s history at a glance with this slim line pamphlet packed with side-by-side chapter overviews and charts. This easy-to-read chronology takes you through the books of 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, and 1 and 2 Chronicles chapter by chapter.

    This pamphlet helps Bible readers keep track of who’s who and what happened when in Israel’s history. Compare the stories of kings such as David and Solomon with the many kings of Israel and Judah, as well the ministries of prophets such as Samuel, Elijah, and Elisha.

    Glossy laminated pamphlet, ultra-slim, 14 panels, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.

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  • Jesus His Life A Companion Guide

    $14.99

    Jesus: His Life tells the fascinating story of Jesus through the unique perspective of biblical characters who knew Him or impacted His ministry. Each hour-long episode is told from a single character’s point of view, sharing eight distinct experiences with Jesus, as well as fascinating new insights into the Gospels and the historical era in which Jesus lived. The eight featured characters are:
    *Joseph
    *John the Baptist
    *Mary, the mother of Jesus
    *The High Priest Caiaphas
    *Judas
    *Pontius Pilate
    *Mary Magdalene
    *Peter

    This History Channel series weaves together premium dramatic recreation with factual interviews from historians, biblical and religious scholars, and faith leaders from multiple denominations. The episodes capture each character’s unique personal connection to Jesus by hearing voice-over narration in their voice that shares their part in His story. Based on rigorous historical research and the latest biblical scholarship, the series has been developed in close consultation with a panel of historians, biblical scholars and faith leaders to ensure accuracy and balance.

    Readers will engage more deeply with the story of Jesus with this companion study guide. They will discover the faith, power, rejection, and surrender that marked His ministry and relationships, and see Jesus in a whole new way.

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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

    $28.00

    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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  • Prophetic Imagination : 40th Anniversary Edition

    $19.00

    A classic text in biblical theology–still relevant for today and tomorrow.

    In this 40th anniversary edition of the classic text from one of the most influential biblical scholars of our time, Walter Brueggemann, offers a theological and ethical reading of the Hebrew Bible. He finds there a vision for the community of God whose words and practices of lament, protest and complain give rise to an alternative social order that opposes the “totalism” of the day.

    Brueggemann traces the lines from the radical vision of Moses to the solidification of royal power in Solomon to the prophetic critique of that power with a new vision of freedom in the prophets. Linking Exodus to Kings to Jeremiah to Jesus, he argues that the prophetic vision not only embraces the pain of the people, but creates an energy and amazement based on the new thing that God is doing.

    This edition builds off the revised and updated 2001 edition and includes a new afterword by Brueggemann and a new foreword by Davis Hankins.

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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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  • Holy Land New Testament Then And Now Relief Map

    $14.99

    Explore the rivers, hills, and valleys of the Holy Land, and revolutionize your understanding of the New Testament landscape. This “then and now” map allows you to see where biblical locations were, with present-day locations, cities, and boundaries overlaid in red. Printed on heavy chart paper and laminated for durability and use with dry-erase markers. Measures 19.5″ x 26″.

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  • Introduction To The History Of Christianity

    $59.00

    Now in its third edition, Tim Dowley’s masterful one-volume survey of church history has an updated design and new content, particularly in the section covering most recent Christian history. The inviting full-color format includes many new images and updated maps, while maintaining many of the features that made the second edition a popular volume for the classroom.Dowley has assembled a global cast of respected scholars to write the full story of the rise of the Christian faith and to provide a rounded picture of the worldwide development of Christianity. The volume has been praised as accurate, scholarly, and balanced. Its writers are committed to Christianity but also to the unhindered pursuit of truth that does not avoid the darker aspects of the varied story of Christianity.The accessible text is supported by detailed timelines, maps, profiles of key figures in Christianity, colorful images, and a complete glossary. Each section includes questions for discussion.

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  • Lost World Of The Flood

    $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

    $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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  • Recovering Lost Treasure

    $14.99

    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.
    Discover:

    – 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.

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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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  • Hitting The Holy Road

    $24.99

    In the face of climate change and other environmental trends, it is easy to be pessimistic about the future. Philosophers, film-makers, environmentalists, politicians and even senior scientists increasingly resort to apocalyptic rhetoric to warn us that a so-called “perfect storm’ of factors are coming together in a way that threatens the future of life on earth. Do these dire predictions amount to nothing more than ideological scaremongering, perhaps hyped-up for political or personal ends? Or are there good reasons for thinking that we may indeed be facing a crisis unprecedented in its scale and in the severity of its effects?Jonathan Moo and Robert White encourage us to assess the evidence for ourselves. Their own conclusion is that there is in fact plenty of cause for concern. Climate change, they suggest, is potentially the most far-reaching threat that our planet faces in the coming decades, but only the most publicized. There is a wide range of much more obvious, interrelated and damaging impacts that an ever-growing number of people, consuming more and more, are having on the planet upon which we all depend.Yet if the Christian gospel fundamentally reorientates us in our relationship with God and his world, then there ought to be something radically distinctive about our attitude and approach to such threats. Moo and White therefore reflect on just what difference the Bible’s vision of the future of all of creation makes to how we live now and respond to the challenges facing life on earth.

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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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  • 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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  • Trowel And The Truth

    $19.95

    Important and timely, this edition informs readers of many of these recent and important archeological discoveries, discoveries that greatly aid in the interpretation of Scripture.

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  • Bible Time Lines And Overview Bible Insert

    $16.99

    Easily see over 400 Bible events and people across over 3,000 years of Bible history at a glance with Rose’s Bible Timeline Insert. This ultra-thin insert can fit in the back of most Bibles, making it easy to pull out and reference as you read through the Bible.
    Most Bibles don’t include maps and timelines (and when they do they are often in the back making them hard to quickly reference.) Imagine having easy-to-follow timelines, clear overviews and simple summaries on over 400 key events and the 66 books of the Bible… all tucked away in a slimline insert at the back of your Bible! From Abraham’s journeys to Jesus’ Ministry, find out fascinating facts and quick explanations on the history, background, and people of the Bible. Compare the rise and fall of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, the Temple and Tabernacle, the life of Jesus, and more with major events in world history with Rose’s Bible Timeline Insert.

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  • Gods Plan Of The Ages Volume 5

    $20.00

    Many have tried to tell Bible stories as historical fiction. But I have attempted to tell the entire story of the universe, starting with the Bible and integrating history and chronology, legend, and ancient Talmudic tradition, along with a good deal of speculation. My story begins before time, and continues past the ages of time into eternity. It is an adult work, for some of mankind’s descent into depravity cannot be sanitized. But it is also a fun work, as I bounce around from our perspective up to the heavenly realms and even down into hell itself. My purpose was not just to tell the story, but also to teach wisdom and to clarify the nature and character of God. I trust each reader will grow in relationship to the God of infinite love, as I have grown in the writing. Volume Five begins with the coming of Messiah to Earth – the Gospel story. It continues through the first few chapters of the book of Acts, and then skips to the book of Revelation – the Great Tribulation, Rapture, and Millennium. I conclude with a wildly speculative story of the ages beyond the Millennial Age, all the way into eternity when all things are reconciled with the eternal Father.

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  • Gods Plan Of The Ages V4

    $20.00

    Many have tried to tell Bible stories as historical fiction. But I have attempted to tell the entire story of the universe, starting with the Bible and integrating history and chronology, legend, and ancient Talmudic tradition, along with a good deal of speculation. My story begins before time, and continues past the ages of time into eternity. It is an adult work, for some of mankind’s descent into depravity cannot be sanitized. But it is also a fun work, as I bounce around from our perspective up to the heavenly realms and even down into hell itself. My purpose was not just to tell the story, but also to teach wisdom and to clarify the nature and character of God. I trust each reader will grow in relationship to the God of infinite love, as I have grown in the writing.

    Volume Four begins with the Kingdom of Judah sinking into idolatry under young King Ahaz, son of good King Jotham, who was blind to his son’s idolatry. It carries the story clear through the Assyrian conquest of northern Israel, the Babylonian conquest of Judah, the Persian Empire, the Macedonian Greek Empire, the Maccabees, and the Roman Empire, ending just before the coming of Messiah to Earth.

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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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  • Buggy Coloring Book

    $10.99

    This coloring book has an assortment of coloring pages that will truly be fun to color. This will surely release the creative juices in anyone who colors these unique coloring pages. Coloring is fun for children and adults and have been proven to help people relax.

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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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  • Rebuilding The Foundations

    $22.00

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • When The Church Was Very Young

    $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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  • Creation : The Apple Of Gods Eye

    $14.99

    How and why God loves us-God’s good creation This book will talk about the doctrine of creation and invite us to look closely at who God is and who we are in relationship with God. As people of faith, we believe that our gracious God created all there is, but does that also mean that God also created evil? How does creation jive with what scientists are telling us about the origin of the universe? What does the doctrine of creation tell us about what we call “the creation,” that is, the world, its value, purpose, etc? How does understanding the world as God’s creation teach us about our role in creation care? The Bible tells us that God created the heavens and earth, but does that deny the science of the Big Bang? What does believing that God is the Creator say about how God loves, redeems, and sustains us today or does creation say something only about the past? What about the “new creation”? Does this have anything to do with the old creation? Does it mean simply that God is so tired of the rebelliousness of creation that it seems best to erase the present one and start anew? Or is there a connection between the two? What does the doctrine of creation say about us? Aren’t we created in God’s image and aren’t we part of the good creation of a loving God? If so, why is there evil and rebelliousness in us? Where does our ill-will, our desire to do evil, come from? Is there freedom of the will or are all things preordained by God? Just how detailed is God’s plan for us? While no one author can deal with all these questions, this book will help us begin the conversation and gain new understanding of how the doctrine of creation can help us address these very human and timeless questions. Series Description: Belief Matters: How to Love God with Your Mind is a series of books written by widely recognized authors who will help readers think more clearly about their faith and better understand their beliefs, so that they can live more faithfully. These books will also help readers become aware of thoughtful resources and conceptual frames of reference that not only will deepen their faith, but also help them better understand what we say and do in Church. Conversational in tone, these books are reflections on major theological topics and are suitable for a 4-session individual or group study. The intent of the series is to help readers feel as though they are sitting, having coffee as authors share their “take” and show that by thinking more clearly about the

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  • Biblical History Of Israel

    $60.00

    For over a decade, A Biblical History of Israel has gathered praise and criticism for its unapologetic approach to reconstructing the historical landscape of ancient Israel through a biblical lens. In this much-anticipated second edition, the authors reassert that the Old Testament should be taken seriously as a historical document alongside other literary and archaeological sources.

    Significantly revised and updated, A Biblical History of Israel, Second Edition includes the authors’ direct response to critics. In part 1, the authors review scholarly approaches to the historiography of ancient Israel and negate arguments against using the Bible as a primary source. In part 2, they outline a history of ancient Israel from 2000 to 400 BCE by integrating both biblical and extra-biblical sources. The second edition includes updated archaeological data and new references. The text also provides four maps and fourteen tables as useful references for students.

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  • Who Has Bewitched You

    $12.00

    There is nothing more important than the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is what defines the superiority of Christianity over every other religion in the world. This book will expose you to the greatest witchcraft ever perpetuated in the Church, which is the mixing of truth with lies. There is no doubt Jesus was resurrected, but to twist the fact that He was in the earth 3 days and 3 nights, by celebrating Good Friday and Easter Sunday, takes also away the accuracy and power of every prophetic scripture written about Him as our Messiah.

    When one’s conscience compromises to adapt the Truth to tradition, we also break the shield against deception. This is not just any book, it is the most powerful weapon you will ever need to unlock the prophetic in the Bible, to dismantle any lie and to live by His Truth.

    You will have the key to the mysteries of God hidden for generation.

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  • Antichrist Connection : Coming From The Tribe Of Dan

    $11.00

    “Antichrist Connection: Coming from the Tribe of Dan” serves to prepare the reader for the events of the last days. Most people today lack knowledge of both the Old and New Testaments. “Antichrist Connection: Coming from the Tribe of Dan” provides a detailed refresher.

    “Antichrist Connection: Coming from the Tribe of Dan” should enlighten the reader and inspire a thirst for more knowledge of the Scripture.

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  • Letters Of Paul

    $40.00

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

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  • Major Prophets Pamphlet

    $3.99

    This overview of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel covers the ministries of these major prophets who encouraged, warned, and exhorted the people of Israel. Pamphlet includes a map, time line, historical context of each prophet, a chart of the major themes and key verses, and a chart showing the date, audience, and events of the time. Explains why these are called the “major” prophets, how prophecy is used in the Bible, and give fascinating facts about the prophets.

    Size: 8.5 x 5.5 inches, full color, glossy coating. Folds out to 38 inches. Fits in a Bible cover.

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  • Cross Before Constantine

    $39.00

    Preliminaries
    1. The Cross In Its Place
    2. The Cross And Society
    3. The Cross In A Jewish Cradle
    4. The Cross In Textual Images
    5. The Cross In The Material Record
    6. The Cross In A Pompeii Bakery
    7. The Cross In The Literary Record
    8. The Cross And Its Advocates
    9. A Very Short Conclusion
    Bibliography

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    This book brings together, for the first time, the relevant material evidence demonstrating Christian use of the cross prior to Constantine. Bruce W. Longenecker upends a longstanding consensus that the cross was not a Christian symbol until Constantine appropriated it to consolidate his power in the fourth century.

    Longenecker presents a wide variety of artifacts from across the Mediterranean basin that testify to the use of the cross as a visual symbol by some pre-Constantinian Christians. Those artifacts interlock with literary witnesses from the same period to provide a consistent and robust portrait of the cross as a pre-Constantinian symbol of Christian devotion.

    The material record of the pre-Constantinian period illustrates that Constantine did not invent the cross as a symbol of Christian faith; for an impressive number of Christians before Constantine’s reign, the cross served as a visual symbol of commitment to a living deity in a dangerous world.

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  • Leaders Nations And God

    $16.99

    “Leaders, Nations, and God” invites readers to a four-week journey to explore the Bible’s message for the nations of the world, their leaders, and for Christians who live as citizens of those nations. By focusing on the Biblical history of Israel and the United States, the reader discovers the nature of true, faithful leadership and the consequences when a leader compromises, as well as the sorts of nations that God may bless. Marta E. Greenman helps readers understand how scriptural principles apply to nations and to individuals alike. By asking and answering these questions, the paths of humble obedience for individuals and nations become clear. Each day’s study begins by encouraging the reader to write their prayer before they begin to examine the biblical history of Israel and/or the United States. The reader gathers insights from Scripture to bring understanding of God’s ideal for nations and leaders. Questions dig deeply into lessons from the Bible, history, and the influences on one’s own life. Each day’s study comes with highlighted “Questions to Ponder” and ends with prayer. If you find yourself drawn to explore God’s will for nations and individuals, if you wonder what biblical obedience might look like in your daily life, then Leaders, Nations, and God will meet your need for a study grounded in the Bible and focused on God’s desires for His people.

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  • Social World Of The Sages

    $44.00

    13 Chapters

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    The notion of a distinct “wisdom tradition” in ancient Israel has a long history-but does it have a basis in the evidence? Mark R. Sneed argues for a redefinition of the wisdom literature as a loosely cohering collection of books aimed at educating scribal apprentices in moral instruction and the art of living. He presents archaeological and literary data illustrating scribal culture and pedagogy in the ancient Near East and draws a portrait of Israel’s scribal culture, on the basis of which he argues that Israel’s wisdom literature was meant to complement, not to compete with, other modes of literature in the Hebrew Bible.

    The result is a surprising new picture of the authors and tradents of the wisdom materials alongside the rich mixture of other traditions in ancient Israel, a presentation carried out with regard to Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Sirach, Wisdom, and the wisdom writings in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Features include informational sidebars, photos, diagrams, and maps illustrating archaeological discoveries.

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  • 2nd Reformation : Stage 2

    $14.95

    Bill Beckham describes how Jesus used groups of different sizes and relationships (three, twelve, seventy, and one hundred and twenty at Pentecost) to fulfill his global purpose. Beckham demonstrates how we need to relearn Christ’s same relational strategy to plant churches and win a lost world for Jesus Christ. Beckham shows how many churches today have allowed an Old Testament theology to dictate their ecclesiology. He then offers practical advice and clear direction to return to the original way to live Church as an expansion movement, like Jesus did. In this book Beckham shows how the Cell Church Movement is God’s answer to take the church back to a place of fruitfulness and effectiveness.

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  • Jewish Pseudepigrapha : An Introduction To The Literature Of The Second Tem

    $49.00

    1. Introduction
    2. Rewritten Bible
    3. Para-Biblical Literature Or Biblical Expansions
    4. Non-Narrative Literature: Poems, Hymns And Drama
    5. Testaments
    6. Apocalyptic Literature
    7. Conclusions

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    Designed with the beginning student in mind, this volume introduces the reader to the books that did not make it into the Bible or the Apocrypha but that remained popular among Jews and early Christians for centuries. These writings take various forms, such as novels, poems, apocalypses, the fictional deathbed speeches of biblical characters, and even attempts to rewrite well-known parts of Scripture. The book draws out the main religious ideas of these writings and links them to both their original historical setting and to issues of concern today.

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  • Sacred Economy Of Ancient Israel

    $55.00

    The Sacred Economy of Ancient Israel offers a new reconstruction of the economic context of the Bible and of ancient Israel. It argues that the key to ancient economies is with those who worked on the land rather than in intermittent and relatively weak kingdoms and empires. Drawing on sophisticated economic theory (especially the Regulation School) and textual and archaeological resources, Roland Boer makes it clear that economic “crisis” was the norm and that economics is always socially determined. He examines three economic layers: the building blocks (five institutional forms), periods of relative stability (three regimes), and the overarching mode of production. Ultimately, the most resilient of all the regimes was subsistence survival, for which the regular collapse of kingdoms and empires was a blessing rather than a curse. Students will come away with a clear understanding of the dynamics of the economy of ancient Israel. Boer’s volume should become a new benchmark for future studies.

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  • Carta Bible Atlas Fifth Edition

    $60.00

    The Carta Bible Atlas, by its original authors, Yohanan Aharoni and Michael Avi-Yonah, has consistently sought to provide precise details for each of the major events described in the Bible. As research has progressed and new discoveries have been made, the succeeding authors have revised previous material, adding fresh maps and texts to supply a more complete picture for many of the biblical narratives. This fifth edition will enrich the Bible study of all students, teachers and scholars who sincerely desire to bring the Bible down to earth. Rainey has added a number of maps from the broader Levantine history, placing the biblical events in a solid framework of Near Eastern culture and has thoroughly revised subsequent chapters. Notley has revised and enhanced the portions dealing with New Testament events. He has also extended the reach of the atlas to the beginning of the fourth century A.D. by adding a chapter on the Holy Land according to the Onomasticon of Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea.

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  • Beginnings : A Reverend And A Rabbi Talk About The Stories Of Genesis

    $18.00

    Here’s the story: a reverend and a rabbi start a blog. In 2008, Baptist minister Michael Smith and Jewish rabbi Rami M. Shapiro began a virtual conversation via blogspot.com. Called “Mount and Mountain,” the blog recorded a long-running dialogue between Mike and Rami in which the pair interpreted, argued about, and interrogated key texts drawn from the canons of their respective religions: the Ten Commandments from the Torah, the Sermon on the Mount from the Gospel of St. Matthew, and now, in their newest collaboration, the stories of Genesis.

    Editor Aaron Herschel Shapiro describes storytelling as an “infinite game” because stories “must be retold-not just repeated, but reinvented, reimagined, and reexperienced” to remain vital in the world. Mike and Rami continue their earlier conversations, exploring the places where their traditions intersect and diverge and listening to each other as they respond to the stories of creation, of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah, Jacob, and Joseph. Mike and Rami change the stories by interpretation as they themselves are changed by story and interpretation. And as we read with them, we too respond and interpret and change.

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  • Exile And Beyond

    $16.00

    The Exile and Beyond brings to life the sacred literature of Israel and Judah that comprises the exilic and postexilic communities of faith. It covers Ezekiel, Isaiah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Joel, Jonah, Song of Songs, Esther, and Daniel.

    All The Bible is an 8-volume basic biblical survey series that nurtures a better understanding of the message and background of the biblical writings. The general editor of the series is R. Alan Culpepper, Dean of the McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • Rethinking Early Christian Identity

    $39.00

    Maia Kotrosits challenges the contemporary notion of “early Christian literature,” showing that a number of texts usually so described-New Testament writings including Hebrews, Acts, the Gospel of John, Colossians, and 1 Peter, as well as the letters of Ignatius, the Gospel of Truth, and the Secret Revelation of John-are “not particularly interested” in a distinctive Christian identity or self-definition. Rather, by appealing to the categories of trauma studies and diaspora theory and giving careful attention to the dynamics within each of these texts, she shows that this sample of writings offers complex reckonings with chaotic diasporic conditions and the transgenerational trauma of colonial violence. The heart of her study is an inquiry into the significance contemporary readers invest in ancient writings as expressions of a coherent identity, asking, “What do we need and want out of history?” Kotrosits interacts with important recent work on identity and sociality in the Roman world and on the dynamics of desire in contemporary biblical scholarship as well. At last, she argues that the writings discussed made possible the rise of Christianity by effecting a “forgetfulness” of imperial trauma-and questions the affective dimensions of contemporary empire-critical scholarship.

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  • Gospel On The Margins

    $49.00

    Scholars of the Gospel of Mark usually discuss the merits of patristic references to the Gospel’s origin and Mark’s identity as the “interpreter” of Peter. But while the question of the Gospel’s historical origins draws attention, no one has asked why, despite virtually unanimous patristic association of the Gospel with Peter, one of the most prestigious apostolic founding figures in Christian memory, Mark’s Gospel was mostly neglected by those same writers. Not only is the text of Mark the least represented of the canonical Gospels in patristic citations, commentaries, and manuscripts, but the explicit comments about the Evangelist reveal ambivalence about Mark’s literary or theological value. Michael J. Kok surveys the second-century reception of Mark, from Papias of Hierapolis to Clement of Alexandria, and finds that the patristic writers were hesitant to embrace Mark because they perceived it to be too easily adapted to rival Christian factions. Kok describes the story of Mark’s Petrine origins as a second-century move to assert ownership of the Gospel on the part of the emerging Orthodox Church.

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  • Repentance At Qumran

    $59.00

    Mark A. Jason offers a detailed investigation of the place of repentance in the Dead Sea Scrolls, addressing a significant lacuna in Qumran scholarship. Normally, when the belief system of the community is examined, “repentance” is usually taken for granted or relegated to a peripheral position. By careful attention to key texts, Jason establishes the importance of repentance as a fundamental way of structuring and describing religious experience within the Qumran community. Repentance was important not only for entry into the community and covenant but also for daily governance and cultic activities, and even for authenticating understanding of the end times. Jason shows, then, that repentance was a central and decisive element in shaping that community’s identity and undergirded its religous experience from the start. Further, comparison with relevant texts from the Apocrypha and pseudepigrapha shows that the Qumran community represented a distinctive penitential movement in Second Temple Judaism.

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  • What Every Christian Needs To Know About Passover

    $16.99

    Understand the Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples and its ancient roots in the Jewish Passover, and discover what it can mean to a Christian celebration of Communion and Easter today.

    The Passover was celebrated by Jesus and the disciples the last time they were together. Now popular speaker and writer Rabbi Evan Moffic brings an understanding to the Last Supper that will forever change how Christians celebrate Communion and prepare for Easter. Beginning with the Hebrew Bible and Jewish history, Rabbi Moffic shows how these inform the roots of Christianity as he weaves together history, theology, Jewish practice and observances. Then he provides the background and resources for Christians seeking to experience an authentic Jewish Passover Seder and integrate it into their own preparation for Easter. Rabbi Moffic brings an informed and ancient perspective, explaining and bringing to life the source of so many of our modern Christian practices.

    By exploring and explaining the ritual and story surrounding the Jewish Passover, Rabbi Moffic shares with Christians the wisdom and inspiration of the Hebrew Bible-what Christians call the Old Testament-in a way that increases appreciation and understanding of the culture in which Jesus lived and taught. For contemporary Christians desiring to enrich their understanding of the faith they practice today, this book offers deeper understanding of their spiritual heritage shared with Judaism.

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  • Secrets And Mysteries Of The Lost Ark

    $19.95

    The world is full of secular mysteries that cannot be explained or solved, yet people spend hours and hours researching, studying, and asking questions in an effort to find the answer to life’s greatest secrets. Sadly, the mysteries of the Bible, which can be solved through study and prayer, are often ignored.

    Using full-color charts, Secrets and Mysteries of the Lost Ark walks you through a study of the ark of the covenant and the sanctuary, two important components of our Christian faith. Designed for individual use or as a group Bible study or church seminar, the twelve lessons in this study guide will prompt you to dive into the Word of God and uncover the truths that Jesus has placed within its pages. The teacher’s answers are included in red at the back of the book for easy evaluation of the students’ answers.

    “Pastor James Hoffer is to be commended for writing about the sanctuary through this unique study method. This book unfolds the importance of the sanctuary message. I recommend this study to every Seventh-day Adventist.” Norman R. Gulley, Ph.D., research professor in systematic theology, Southern Adventist University

    “Secrets and Mysteries of the Lost Ark is excellent for new church members and serves as a wakeup-call for those who may have neglected the message that God has given to His last day church.” Richard W. O’Ffill, revivalist and author

    “Many Adventists know so little about the sanctuary and our doctrines about it or their meanings. This could start a revival in those who read and study it.” Carol Zarska, director, Mountain Refuge Family Ministries, and speaker on the subjects of the sanctuary and prayer

    “This is a creative, clear, concise study that shows how our fundamental beliefs can be traced back to the sanctuary. A heart-warming and inspiring journey to be sure.” Dave Turner, participant in the first public seminar for this book

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  • Knowing Jesus Through The Old Testament

    $24.00

    We cannot know Jesus without knowing his story. Today the debate over who Jesus is rages on. Has the Bible bound Christians to a narrow and mistaken notion of Jesus? Should we listen to other gospels, other sayings of Jesus, that enlarge and correct a mistaken story? Is the real Jesus entangled in a web of the church’s Scripture, awaiting liberation from our childhood faith so he might speak to our contemporary pluralistic world? To answer these questions we need to know what story Jesus claimed for himself. Christopher Wright is convinced that Jesus’ own story is rooted in the story of Israel. In this book he traces the life of Christ as it is illuminated by the Old Testament. And he describes God’s design for Israel as it is fulfilled in the story of Jesus.

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  • From The Maccabees To The Mishnah

    $40.00

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

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  • Hidden Riches : A Sourcebook For The Comparative Study Of The Hebrew Bible

    $50.00

    This study considers the historical, cultural, and literary significance of some of the most important Ancient Near East (ANE) texts that illuminate the Hebrew Bible. Christopher B. Hays provides primary texts from the Ancient Near East with a comparison to literature of the Hebrew Bible to demonstrate how Israel’s Scriptures not only draw from these ancient contexts but also reshape them in a unique way.

    Hays offers a brief introduction to comparative studies, then lays out examples from various literary genres that shed light on particular biblical texts. Texts about ANE law collections, treaties, theological histories, prophecies, ritual texts, oracles, prayers, hymns, laments, edicts, and instructions are compared to corresponding literature in the Pentateuch, Prophets, and Writings of the Hebrew Bible. The book includes summaries to help instructors and students identify key points for comparison. By considering the literary and historical context of other literature, students will come away with a better understanding of the historical, literary, and theological depth of the Hebrew Bible.

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  • Authors Of The Deuteronomistic History

    $34.00

    Contents:
    Preface
    Part 1: The Deuteronomistic History: An Introduction To Issues Of Authorship, Date, And Influences
    1: The Deuteronomistic History Since Martin Noth
    2: The Deuteronomist(s) According To Noth: An Assessment
    3: Deuteronomy As The Linchpin To The Deuteronomistic History
    4: Grammatical Constructions Showing Later Editing In The Deuteronomistic History
    Part 2: An Analysis Of The Texts
    5: The Editing Of The Book Of Deuteronomy
    6: The Editing Of The Book Of Joshua
    7: The Book Of Judges: An Apology For Kingship
    8: 1 Samuel: History Vs. Polemic
    9: 2 Samuel: The Apology Continues: David’s Fall From Grace
    10: 1 And 2 Kings
    11: Conclusions
    Appendix: Character Parallels Between Saul, Ishbosheth, And The Judges

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    Peterson engages one of the most enduring controversies in current critical scholarship on the Hebrew Bible, the identities and provenances of the authors of the various “editions” of the Deuteronomistic History. Critically reviewing the presuppositions of scholars reaching back to Martin Noth, and using careful analysis of motif and characterization at each redactional level in each book of the Deuteronomistic History, Peterson asks where we might locate a figure with both motive and opportunity to draw up a proto-narrative including elements of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and the first part of 1 Kings.

    Posing his questions in the form of a “Whodunit?” Peterson identifies a particular candidate in the time of David who had both knowledge and a theological and political agenda, qualified to write the first edition. He then extends the method to identify the particular circle who became the custodians of the Deuteronomistic narrative and supplies successive redactions, informed by the original formative vision, down to the time of Jeremiah. Careful argumentation yields surprising results at each stage.

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  • Social And Economic Life In Second Temple Judea

    $40.00

    This book looks at the socioeconomic landscape of Second Temple Judea (532 BCE – 70 CE) with close attention to the daily life of ordinary people. Adams uses the Hebrew Bible and other historical resources to examine work and economic exchange, marriage and the complexities of family life–including the roles of women and children–and the burdensome taxation policies under imperial Rome. He culminates with a rich analysis of the ethics of wealth and poverty found in various texts, including the Hebrew Bible, pseudepigrapha, Dead Sea Scrolls, Q, and the New Testament. This study of socioeconomic and theological issues provides students with a helpful context for understanding religious beliefs and practices in the time of early Judaism and emerging Christianity.

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  • Great Empires Of Prophecy

    $39.95

    The history of the empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome are chronicled in The Great Empires of Prophecy by A.T. Jones. Originally published in 1891, this book delves into the empires that are depicted in the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation. With clarity and detail, Jones expounds on Bible history in this extensive volume.

    A facsimile reprint of the original, this volume also includes a series of 22 maps that trace the course of the four great empires. Bible students will find this volume helpful in their study of prophecy.

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  • Behind Communism

    $14.95

    Here is persuasive, unassailable proof that it was Jewish revolutionaries who invented and supervised the horrors and ravages of Communist totalitarianism. Karl Marx, a Zionist Jew, was inspired by Moses Hess, a Zionist Jew, to formulate the dogma of the Communist system. Then, Lenin, a Zionist Jew, teamed up with Trotsky, a Zionist Jew, and other Illuminati, Zionist Jews to seize the Russian Empire and turn it into a massive, bloody, killing and torture factory rivaling anything George Orwell (1984) could have ever conceived. In this groundbreaking book, you will be shocked to discover what and who is BEHIND COMMUNISM.

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  • History Of Christian Thought In One Volume

    $59.99

    In this revised and updated version of his popular history, Justo Gonzalez retains the essential elements of his earlier three volumes as he describes the central figures and debates leading to the Councils of Nicea and Chalcedon. Then he moves to Augustine and shows how Christianity evolved and was understood in the Latin West and Byzantine East during the Middle Ages. Finally, he introduces the towering theological leaders of the Reformation and continues to trace the development of Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Christianities through modernity in the twentieth century to postmodernity in the twenty-first.

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  • America Isaiah Is Warning

    $16.99

    New revelation of astonishing magnitude that you need now! America’s destiny has passed the point of no return and is on a collision course with God’s judgment. God declared AMERICA’S judgment 2,500 years ago, long before nationhood. Isaiah’s prophecy remained hidden in misunderstanding, until now. In these pages, his message is clearly spoken for the people to whom it was originally addressed: the generation of AMERICANS alive today. A repeated, meddling national policy — NOT society’s debauchery, moral decay or abortion –brings upon the USA God’s solemn judgment. Consecutive, escalating warnings were ignored by leaders; Never connecting them to their cause. The sentence has been declared: Execution follows — a judgment of terror and death. Only a remnant survives — in the end, certain Christians are missing. Prepare yourself: God told Isaiah of the event and showed him a chilling vision of the rest. You will learn: * America’s egregious error. * The 21 years of warnings US leaders repeatedly ignored. * Specific details of the timing. * Graphic horror of the aftermath. * God’s secret escape plan. * Identity of those who go into the millennium. Jaw dropping revelations race through these pages like a raging wildfire. This astonishing account of America’s very near future is packed with crucial events that impact everyone alive. God has the world watching the event live!!! The EVENT is a sea change for the WORLD. A MUST READ for everyone!!! A message so impactful you will reread it. Time is of the essence!

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  • Destruction Of An Entire Nation

    $8.00

    The destruction of the city of Jerusalem is a famously significant historical event. However, for reasons unknown, history has omitted the first-hand accounts of one man who experienced the entire war. This destruction was foretold by Jesus Christ, and was written about in the book of Josephus, a Jewish High Priest, president, and General of the Jewish army. Josephus was taken by the Romans and held as a prisoner of war, during which time he kept detailed accounts of the battles and what followed after. In this book, Mr. Sims describes, in wonderful detail, the intense battles between the Romans and the Jews which would eventually determine the fate of the city of Jerusalem.

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  • History Of Christian Thought

    $49.99

    An introduction to Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the flowering of Christianity across the world.This volume, condensed from Dr. Justo Gonzalez’s popular three-volume history, is revised and updated.

    While retaining the essential elements of the earlier three volumes, this book describes the central figures and debates leading to the Councils of Nicea and Chalcedon. Then it moves to Augustine and shows how Christianity evolved and was understood in the Latin West and Byzantine East during the Middle Ages.

    Finally, the book introduces the towering theological leaders of the Reformation and continues to trance the development of Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Christianities through modernity in the twentieth century to post-modernity in the twenty-first.

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  • Abingdon Introduction To The Bible

    $39.99

    This comprehensive introduction launches beginners into the world of biblical studies.The Bible has profoundly influenced the western world. Many of its characters and stories are well known and yet, oddly enough, wide swaths of the Bible are unknown and misunderstood. The laws and teaching contained within it have shaped contemporary thinking in ways many do not realize. Equally important, two of the world’s largest religions-Judaism and Christianity-consider the Hebrew Bible to be sacred and to contain enduring truths about beginnings and creation, life and death, the world, and what it means to be human.

    This comprehensive introduction launches beginners into the world of biblical studies with clarity and precision. The authors give an overview of each book of the Bible with a brief discussion of relevant controversies and debates. Jewish and Christian (Protestant and Roman Catholic) views are compared and contrasted, while simultaneously illustrating the importance of the Bible for religion, western jurisprudence, ethics, and contemporary conceptions of the family, morality, and even politics. With illustrations and charts, this a text that is both student and teacher friendly.

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  • Witnessing In The 21st Century

    $12.49

    In this extremely relevant work, Dr. Perez relates the state of evangelism in today’s Church to that of the first century Christians. He includes a concise yet thorough history of Christianity’s first 400 years or so as an example of the changes and challenges facing present-day believers. He goes on to describe the beginnings of secular humanism and its far-ranging, increasing, and heartbreaking influence around the world today. The most significant element of this manuscript is that it is not another preach-the-gospel-into-the-world exhortation; it is instead a call to something much more challenging: the (often, and apparently inaccurately, attributed to St. Francis) advice to “Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.” This is not to say Dr. Perez is in any way minimizing the necessity to proclaim the name of Jesus. Rather, he rightly asserts that “Evangelism, or the spreading of the ‘good news,’ begins with you, the individual.” Even more critical is the declaration that salvation is not a doctrine but a Person.

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  • Holman Bible Atlas

    $29.99

    Winner of the ECPA Gold Medallion Book Award, the Holman Bible Atlas is the leading Bible atlas in the English language. Through the use of 132 full-color maps, more than 100 color photographs, timelines, chart summaries, and helpful sidebars, it places readers in the geographical, historical, and cultural contexts of the Bible and enables them to experience its perennially relevant message.The book is presented in two broad divisions: physical geography of the Ancient Near East and biblical history periods from the patriarchs to the Christian era until Constantine. The content is arranged in line with specific biblical texts so that teachers, pastors, and students will see the key events of the Bible and Christianity with exceptional clarity.

    There’s also a wealth of written and visual information regarding various people groups (Aramaeans, Moabites, Phoenicians, etc.), great empires (Egypt, Babylonia, Rome, etc.), and the road systems, agricultural year, and economic life of ancient civilizations based on archaeological recoveries.

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  • Watchers In Jewish And Christian Traditions

    $29.00

    Part 1. Origins And Biblical Discussions Of The Fallen Angels
    Part 2. Second Temple Developments
    Part 3. Reception In Early Christianity And Early Judaism

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    At the origin of the Watchers tradition is the single enigmatic reference in Genesis 6 to the “sons of God” who had intercourse with human women, producing a race of giants upon the earth. That verse sparked a wealth of cosmological and theological speculation in early Judaism. Here leading scholars explore the contours of the Watchers traditions through history, tracing their development through the Enoch literature, Jubilees, and other early Jewish and Christian writings. This volume provides a lucid survey of current knowledge and interpretation of one of the most intriguing theological motifs of the Second Temple period.

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  • Christ : The Miracle Worker In Early Christian Art

    $39.00

    Acknowledgements
    Abbreviations
    1. Introduction
    2. Healing, Miracle, And Magic In Non-Christian Sources
    3. Healing And Miracles In Early Christian Writings
    4. Images Of Christ Healing
    5. Images Of Christ Rasing The Dead
    6. The Nature Miracles Of Christ
    7. The Staff Of Jesus
    8. Conclusion
    Appendix Of Images
    Bibliography
    Index

    Additional Info
    Artistic representations were of significant value to early Christian communities. In Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art, Lee Jefferson argues that images provided visual representations of vital religious and theological truths crucial to the faithful and projected concepts beyond the limitations of the written and spoken word. Images of Christ performing miracles or healings functioned as advertisements for Christianity and illustrated the nature of Christ. Using these images of Christ, Jefferson examines the power of art, its role in fostering devotion, and the deep connection between art and its elucidation of pivotal theological claims.

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  • Secret Scriptures Revealed

    $19.50

    Clear, evenhanded overview of a group of significant, imaginative ancient writings

    The Christian Apocrypha burst into the public consciousness in 2003, following the publication of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Interest in the wide assortment of texts not included in the Bible has remained strong ever since. Although much has been written and said on the subject, misunderstandings still abound.

    Tony Burke’s Secret Scriptures Revealed dismantles the many myths and misconceptions about the Christian Apocrypha and straightforwardly answers common questions like these:
    *Where did the apocryphal texts come from and who wrote them?
    *Why were they not included in the Bible?
    *Is reading these texts harmful to personal faith?

    The book describes and explains numerous fascinating apocryphal stories, including many that are not well known. Instead of dismissing or smearing the Christian Apocrypha, Burke shows how these texts can help us better understand early Christian communities and the canonical Bible.

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  • Our First 10 Days

    $14.95

    First: Time with Jesus — Then: He was gone — Now: “Tarry, wait!”

    “Why are we here?” asked my mother’s brother, moving from the philosophical to the practical.

    “We are here,” replied one of the followers, “because he said that we should wait.”

    There was then an outbreak of questions…

    For 40 days, the risen Christ had remained among his disciples, and then, leaving them, he gave instruction that they wait together in Jerusalem. “Wait,” he said, but why? The word was an enigma; what had Jesus intended? Whatever the meaning, the disciples would obey; they would wait.

    Choosing, we believe, to gather at the Upper Room, for ten days and nights, they waited but surely not in idleness. Together, they would wrestle with momentous questions.

    For 75 years, Leonard Mann has contemplated those people in that situation, their struggle to understand Jesus and his meaning in the world.

    A plausible journey in doubting and believing, Our First Ten Days is a marvelously crafted story that invites the reader to visualize events and conversations at the Upper Room during that time. It was here that the church was born, that the foundations of Christian Faith were chiseled and laid.

    If we allow ourselves to imagine the thoughts and words of those long uncertain hours, we will find ourselves submerged in a powerful narrative that boldly and creatively walks us through the opening chapter of this Faith.

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  • 1st Family And Their Struggle To Survive

    $14.95

    Laughter. Crying. Pleasure. Pain. Despair. Hope.

    The range of emotions Adam and Eve must have felt is beyond our imagination. As they made a home for themselves outside of the Garden of Eden, they experienced joyous occasions and happy moments. However, they also dealt with the guilt and grief of their decision to disobey God.

    The story of the first family unfolds within the first five chapters of Genesis, where we read the basic facts about the fall and the birth of their first children. But have you ever stopped to contemplate what life must have been like for them? When did Adam and Eve tell Cain and Abel about their mistake? What must it have been like seeing the angel guarding the entrance to Eden? How did they deal with parenting issues? Did Adam and Eve argue?

    Journey with Carol Gigante as she imagines what life was like for The First Family.

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  • David Remembered : Kingship And National Identity In Ancient Israel

    $27.50

    In this study Joseph Blenkinsopp traces the development of traditions about David in the collective memory of the people of Israel and the first Christians, from the extinction of the Davidic dynasty in the sixth century B.C. to the early Common Era.

    David Remembered is neither a biography of David nor an exegetical study of the biblical narrative about David. Rather, it focuses on the memory of David as a powerful factor in the formation of social identity, in political activity (especially in reaction to imperial rule), and in projections of the future viewed as the restoration of a never-forgotten past.

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  • Roman Imperial Texts

    $49.00

    A selection of the most important sources for the cultural and political context of the early Roman Empire and the New Testament writings, Roman Imperial Texts includes freshly translated public speeches, official inscriptions, annals, essays, poems, and documents of veiled protest from the Empire’s subject peoples- all introduced by Mark Reasoner.

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  • World Of Jesus

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    Popular Author Provides the Market’s Most Accessible Introduction to the World of Jesus’ Time

    To understand Jesus’ life and ministry, we need to understand the history and culture of his world. Marty, author of the popular The Whole Bible Story, provides readers with a thoroughly readable, easy-to-understand history of Israel leading up to the time of Christ. Each chapter ties closely to the events of the New Testament as Marty carefully answers such questions as

    *Who were the Pharisees and why was Jesus upset with them?
    *Why didn’t anyone like the Samaritans?
    *When and why did the Jews start worshiping in “synagogues” rather than the Temple?

    The book will include call-out boxes, summaries, and other tools to make this the most accessible book available on the topic.

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  • Jesus As A Figure In History

    $45.00

    This thoroughly revised edition of the best-selling textbook provides an in-depth survey of current historical Jesus studies. Beginning with a brief discussion of early Jesus-quest research and methodologies, Mark Allan Powell develops insightful overviews of some of the most influential participants in the field today, including Marcus Borg, Jon Dominic Crossan, John Meier, E. P. Sanders, and N. T. Wright. Powell has expanded his original work with completely new material to reflect the latest scholarship.

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  • Story Shaped Worship

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    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Part I: Biblical Patterns: Story-Shaped Liturgy
    1. Genesis And The Gospel: Worship In The Beginnings
    Workshop
    2. Worship And Identity: Yahweh And Shbath In The Torah, Prophets And Gospels
    Workshop
    3. Abad: Worship As Holy Service
    Workshop
    4. The Shape Of Biblical Worship
    Workshop
    5. Worship By The Book
    Workshop
    6. Worship And Holiness
    Workshop
    7. Worship In Exile, Synagogues And The Early Church
    Workshop

    Part II: Historical Patterns: The Interpretations Of Worship
    8. Patristic Patterns For Christian Worship: Clarifying The Faith
    Workshop
    9. Reformation Patterns For Christian Worship: Recovering The Faith
    Workshop
    10. Contemporary Patterns For Christian Worship: Keeping The Faith
    Workshop
    Glossary
    Topic Index
    Scripture Index For Further Reading

    Additional Info
    What is the right way to worship? Right worship does not require a return to the identical forms found in the early church or later in Rome or after that in Westminster. What it calls for is a faithful response today to the God of our salvation in light of those biblically ordered and historically informed patterns. In this study Robbie Castleman uncovers the fundamental shape of worship. What she unearths is a shape that is outlined in Scripture, enacted in Israel, refocused in the New Testament community, regulated and guarded by the Apostolic fathers, and recovered in the Reformation. It is a worship that can and does still shape the liturgy of many congregations today.

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  • Dead Sea Scrolls

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    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

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