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Apocalypticism in the Bible and Its World: A Comprehensive Introduction

Apocalypticism in the Bible and Its World: A Comprehensive Introduction

by Frederick J. Murphy, William Reiser, Alan Avery-Peck and Alice Laffey

Apocalypticism is not a peripheral topic in biblical studies. It represents the central, characteristic transformation of Hebrew thought in the period of the Second Temple. It therefore constituted the worldview of Jesus, Paul, and the earliest Christians, and it is the context in which the New Testament books were written. In this volume, Frederick Murphy d… Read more…

A Week in the Life of Corinth

A Week in the Life of Corinth

by Ben WitheringtonIII

Ben Witherington III attempts to reenchant our reading of Paul in this creative reconstruction of ancient Corinth. Following a fictitious Corinthian man named Nicanor through an eventful week of business dealings and conflict, you will encounter life at various levels of Roman society--eventually meeting Paul himself and gaining entrance into the Christian c… Read more…

This Beautiful Book
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This Beautiful Book

by Steve Green and Henry Arnold

In This Beautiful Book, Steve Green - founder of The Museum of the Bible - highlights life-changing themes woven through the mosaic of the Bible's various stories, reveals a new way to engage Scripture as a whole, and inspires deep appreciation for the Bible's connection to your life.The most popular and culture-shaping text in the world, t… Read more…

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Christ in the Feast of Pentecost

Christ in the Feast of Pentecost

by David Brickner

This engrossing book will quickly capture your attention as you realize the excitement leading up to this festive occasion and the richness it will bring to your understanding of both the Old and New Testament references.  The authors treat us to the sense of anticipation that "cannot be overstated" as their insightful account of traditions … Read more…

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Food and Everyday Life in Bible Times

Food and Everyday Life in Bible Times

by John A. Beck

Derived from the Zondervan Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, this digital short contains dozens of illustrated entries on aspects of everyday life in Bible times—covering everything from food and housing to tools and transportation. Useful for better understanding the cultural context of Scripture passages and fascinating in its own right, this handy referen… Read more…

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History of the Presidency
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History of the Presidency

by Richard Norton Smith

Eminent presidential historian and biographer Richard Norton Smith joins Hugh Hewitt for a brisk and fascinating walk through the lives of the first 43 presidents. The perfect introduction to American history and a key fix for any presidential trivia junkie. Norton opens the door to the White House and to the essential summary of all of the Oval Office occup… Read more…

Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence

Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence

by Craig A. Evans

In this provocative work, world-renowned scholar Craig A. Evans presents the most important archaeological discoveries that shed light on the world of Jesus of Nazareth. Evans takes on many sensational claims that have been proposed in recent books and peddled in the media, and uses actual archaeological findings to uncover the truth about several key pieces… 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…

America's Expiration Date

America's Expiration Date

by Cal Thomas

A warning and a wake-up call to learn history so we are not doomed to repeat it. A must-read for anyone who longs for a promising future for our great nation.What is wrong with America today? Is it possible that America could crumble and our democracy fail?Questions like these plague Americans and cause us to be anxious about the future of the "land that… Read more…

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Temples, Tithes, and Taxes: The Temple and the Economic Life of Ancient Israel

Temples, Tithes, and Taxes: The Temple and the Economic Life of Ancient Israel

by Marty E. Stevens

The temple in Jerusalem was both the center of ancient Israel's religious life and also an economic center for the nation. In this groundbreaking study of the economic functions of the Jerusalem temple, Marty E. Stevens, who worked for fifteen years as a certified public accountant prior to getting a PhD in Old Testament, demonstrates that the temple act… Read more…

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…

This Beautiful Book

This Beautiful Book

by Steve Green

In This Beautiful Book, Steve Green - founder of The Museum of the Bible - highlights life-changing themes woven through the mosaic of the Bible's various stories, reveals a new way to engage Scripture as a whole, and inspires deep appreciation for the Bible's connection to your life.The most popular and culture-shaping text in the world, t… Read more…


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