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Monastic Prisons and Torture Chambers

Monastic Prisons and Torture Chambers

by Ulrich L Lehner

Following the Council of Trent (1545-1563), Catholic religious orders underwent substantial reform. Nevertheless, on occasion monks and nuns had to be disciplined and--if they had committed a crime--punished. Consequently, many religious orders relied on sophisticated criminal law traditions that included torture, physical punishment, and prison sentences. U… Read more…

Concise Background Of The New Testament, A

Concise Background Of The New Testament, A

by William A. Simmons

Dr. William Simmons' "A Concise Background Of The New Testament" is a valuable resource for understanding Israel's history, culture and religion as it impacts the life and ministry of Jesus and the experience of the early church. This work contains over 1100 linked scripture references and words throughout the text that are linked to… Read more…

Search for the Twelve Apostles

Search for the Twelve Apostles

by William Steuart McBirnie

Simon Peter, Andrew, James the son of Zebedee, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Jude, Simon, Judas, and Matthias—what happened to the men who answered Jesus' call to follow him? What impact did they have on the world? Where did they go and what did they do after Jesus' resurrection and ascension? In these fasci… Read more…

Israelite Religions: An Archaeological and Biblical Survey

Israelite Religions: An Archaeological and Biblical Survey

by Richard S. Hess

Archaeological excavation in the Holy Land has exploded with the resurgence of interest in the historical roots of the biblical Israelites. Israelite Religions offers Bible students and interested lay leaders a survey of the major issues and approaches that constitute the study of ancient Israelite religion. Unique among other books on the subject, Israelite… Read more…

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A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion

A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion

by Gary M. Burge

Enter a world of warfare and treachery, of duty and honor, of love and loyalty, interwoven with the inner workings of a Roman centurion's household. And then trace it as the road curves toward little Capernaum. Follow the story of Appius, a proud centurion, and Tullus, his scribe and slave. From a battle with the Parthians, through a tragic per… Read more…

The Church in God's Program

The Church in God's Program

by Robert L. Saucy

The Church in God's Program is a biblical study covering the entire scope of the church - its beginning, government, ministries, and the new covenant.… Read more…

Illustrated Introduction to the Bible

Illustrated Introduction to the Bible

by Henry H. Halley

Derived from Halley’s Bible Handbook, a world-renowned, accessible guide to the Bible now in its twenty-fifth edition, this digital short explains simply and clearly how the Bible was written and what it is about. Readers looking for a basic introduction to the Bible or wanting a tool to teach others about it will find An Illustrated Introduction to t… Read more…

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Doctor Always On Call

Doctor Always On Call

by Robert H Morris

Robert Morris II recorded eight hours of interviews with his father, Robert Morris, MD (1904-1990), from which he drafted an autobiography and presented it to his dad on his 85th birthday. Until Dr. Morris’ death 15 months later, they collaborated to correct and add to the original memories. Dr. Morris’ career was unique in several ways: He dropp… Read more…

Crossing Cultures in Scripture: Biblical Principles for Mission Practice

Crossing Cultures in Scripture: Biblical Principles for Mission Practice

by Marvin J. Newell and Patrick Fung

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is a crosscultural book. Scripture is full of narratives of God's people crossing cultures in pursuit of God's mission. Biblical texts shed light on mission dynamics: Sarah and Hagar functioning in an honor-shame culture, Moses as a multicultural leader, Ruth as a crosscultural conversion, David and Uriah illustr… Read more…

Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament

Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament

by J. Julius ScottJr.

This survey of intertestamental Judaism illuminates the customs and controversies that provide essential background for understanding the New Testament. Scott opens a door into the Jewish world and literature leading up to the development of Christianity. He also offers an accessible overview of the data through helpful charts, maps, and diagrams incorporate… Read more…

Scripture and Cosmology Reading the Bible Between the Ancient World and Modern Science

Scripture and Cosmology Reading the Bible Between the Ancient World and Modern Science

by Kyle Greenwood

Christians often claim to hold a biblical worldview. But what about a biblical cosmos view? From the beginning of Genesis we encounter a vaulted dome above the earth, a 'firmament,' like the ceiling of a planetarium. Elsewhere we read of the earth sitting on pillars. What does the dome of heaven have to do with deep space? Even when the bib… Read more…

From God To Us Revised and Expanded How We Got Our Bible

From God To Us Revised and Expanded How We Got Our Bible

by Norman L. Geisler and William E. Nix

Where did the Bible come from? How do we know the right books are in the Bible? Does the Bible contain errors? What are the oldest copies we have of the Bible? How do we know that the Bible hasn't been changed over the years? Why are there so many translations of the Bible, and which one should I use? These are just some of the important questions ab… Read more…


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