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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…

Know How We Got Our Bible
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Know How We Got Our Bible

by Justin S. Holcomb, Charles E. Hill, Ryan Matthew Reeves, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

The easy accessibility of the Bible in most of the world's major languages can obscure a dramatic and sometimes unexpected story. In Know How We Got Our Bible, scholars Ryan Reeves and Charles Hill trace the history of the Bible from its beginnings to the present day, highlighting key figures and demonstrating overall the reliability of Scripture.Reeves … Read more…

The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus

The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus

by Michael F. Bird

Balanced, comprehensive survey of the critical questions involved in studying the four Gospels In this book, through a distinctive evangelical and critical approach, Michael Bird explores the historical development of the four canonical Gospels. He shows how the memories and faith of the earliest believers formed the Gospel accounts of Jesus that got written… Read more…

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Old Testament History

Old Testament History

by John H. Sailhamer

When busy people want to know more about the Bible and the Christian faith, the Zondervan Quick-Reference Library offers an instant information alternative. Covering the basics of the faith and Bible knowledge in an easy-to-use format, this series helps new Christians and seasoned believers find answers to their questions about Christianity and the Bible. Th… Read more…

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Reformation Women: Sixteenth-Century Figures Who Shaped Christianity's Rebirth
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Reformation Women: Sixteenth-Century Figures Who Shaped Christianity's Rebirth

by Rebecca VanDoodewaard

Women are an essential element in church history. Just as Deborah, Esther, and the New Testament Marys helped shape Bible history, so the women of the Reformed church have helped to make its history great.In Reformation Women, Rebecca Vandoodewaard introduces readers to twelve sixteenth-century women who are not as well known today as contemporaries like Kat… Read more…

Did America Have a Christian Founding?

Did America Have a Christian Founding?

by Mark David Hall

A distinguished professor debunks the assertion that America's Founders were deists who desired the strict separation of church and state and instead shows that their political ideas were profoundly influenced by their Christian convictions.In 2010, David Mark Hall gave a lecture at the Heritage Foundation entitled "Did America Have a Christian Found… Read more…

Construction of Exodus Identity in Ancient Israel

Construction of Exodus Identity in Ancient Israel

by Linda M Stargel

Collective identity creates a sense of "us-ness" in people. It may be fleeting and situational or long-lasting and deeply ingrained. Competition, shared belief, tragedy, or a myriad of other factors may contribute to the formation of such group identity. Even people detached from one another by space, anonymity, or time, may find themselves in a cont… Read more…

When Worlds Collide
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When Worlds Collide

by R. C. Sproul

In the course of history, tragedies occur, and we ask why. In this series, Dr. R.C. Sproul explains why the Christian worldview is unique. In addressing the character of God, Dr. Sproul explores how God has providentially worked throughout history.… 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…

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels

by Kenneth E. Bailey

Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels. Bailey examines the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationships with women, and especially Jesus' parables. Through it all, Bailey employs his trademark expertise as a m… Read more…

This Dangerous Book
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This Dangerous Book

by Rick Warren, Rick Warren, Bill High, Steve Green, Jackie Green, Henry Arnold, Henry Arnold, Clifton Harris and Clifton Harris

From Steve and Jackie Green, founders and curators of the Museum of the Bible--a fascinating exploration of the history, authenticity, and power of the Bible, the book that has changed people and nations throughout the centuries.It is the top selling book in history. It brings social upheaval, international arguments, and political controversy. It has been 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…


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