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  1. The Israelites

    An Introduction

    By Antony Kamm

    Series: Peoples of the Ancient World

    Antony Kamm presents an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the people of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah from earliest times up to AD 135. Charting the history of the Israelites, Kamm discusses their origins, land, society, culture and religion, as well as their relationship to the Roman...

    Published July 28th 1999 by Routledge

  2. Death, Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity

    By Jon Davies

    Series: Religion in the First Christian Centuries

    In Death, Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity, Jon Davies charts the significance of death to the emerging religious cults in the pre-Christian and early Christian world. He analyses the varied burial rituals and examines the different notions of the afterlife. Among the areas covered...

    Published June 23rd 1999 by Routledge

  3. Miracles in Greco-Roman Antiquity

    A Sourcebook for the Study of New Testament Miracle Stories

    By Wendy Cotter C.S.J

    Miracles in Greco-Roman Antiquity presents a collection in translation of miracle stories from the ancient world. The material is divided up into four main categories including healing, exorcism, nature and raising the dead.Wendy Cotter, in an introduction and notes to the selections,...

    Published June 9th 1999 by Routledge

  4. Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts

    By John Sawyer

    Series: Religion in the First Christian Centuries

    Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts is the first comprehensive study of the role of languages and texts in the religions of the Greco-Roman world, including Judaism and Christianity.It explores bilingualism, language learning, literacy, book production and translation, as well as some of the more...

    Published May 12th 1999 by Routledge

  5. The Sage in Jewish Society of Late Antiquity

    By Richard Kalmin

    The Sage in Jewish Society of Late Antiquity explores the social position of rabbis in Palestinian (Roman) and Babylonian (Persian) society from the period of the fall of the Temple to late antiquity. The author argues that ancient rabbinic sources depict comparable differences between Palestinian...

    Published December 2nd 1998 by Routledge

  6. Animals in Celtic Life and Myth

    By Miranda Green

    Animals played a crucial role in many aspects of Celtic life: in the economy, hunting, warfare, art, literature and religion. Such was their importance to this society, that an intimate relationship between humans and animals developed, in which the Celts believed many animals to have divine powers...

    Published March 11th 1998 by Routledge

  7. The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsus

    By Richard Wallace, Wynne Williams

    The world in which early Christianity developed consisted of a complex of distinct communities and cultural 'layers', which interacted with one another, sometimes co-operatively, and sometimes in confrontation.The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsus explores this world through the life of the apostle...

    Published February 11th 1998 by Routledge

  8. Prayer From Alexander To Constantine

    A Critical Anthology

    Edited by Mark Kiley

    Prayer From Alexander To Constantine presents a diverse selection of prayer chosen by over 40 different historians, all specialists in their respective areas of Graeco-Roman literature. This collaboration gives the book a range and depth that no individual author could hope to rival.Each selection...

    Published April 30th 1997 by Routledge

  9. Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies

    Identity and The Book

    Edited by Timothy K. Beal, David Gunn

    Series: Biblical Limits

    The Bible is often said to be one of the foundation texts of Western culture. The present volume shows that it goes far beyond being a religious text. The essays explore how religious, political and cultural identities, including ethnicity and gender, are embodied in biblical discourse. Following...

    Published November 27th 1996 by Routledge

  10. Wisdom Texts from Qumran

    By Daniel Harrington S. J.

    Series: The Literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls

    This study is the first full analysis of the Qumran wisdom texts. New translations and a full explanation of the background and context of wisdom literature introduce the reader to an important and hitherto little discussed part of the Dead Sea Scrolls.After surveying biblical and extrabiblical...

    Published September 25th 1996 by Routledge