The Harper Collins Visual Guide to the New Testament
What Archaeology Reveals About the First Christians
Jonathan L Reed, who has excavated in Galilee since 1987, discusses the archaeological treasures of the ancient Mediterranean world of Jesus, Paul, early Christian communities and Jewish revolutionaries. Illustrated with photographs, maps and floor plans, this visual guide introduces the different types of evidence – from pottery fragments to Nero's Golden House – showing how new light is shed on early Christian texts and the communities who produced them, by what we have learned from archaeological artefacts.
Paul Was Not a Christian
The Original Message of a Misunderstood Apostle
For nearly two millennia Paul has been presented as the founder of Christianity and a model for Christian conversion. But in this provocative book Eisenbaum outlines what did and did not change in Paul's religious life, arguing that he did not see Jesus as superseding the Torah but as uniting Jews and Gentiles; she also considers how the traditional portrait of the apostle as a Christian convert has contributed to the history of anti-Semitism. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
The Cities That Built the Bible
This lively but always scholarly book forms a tour of 14 ancient cities, from Nineveh and Babylon to Alexandria and Rome, which played a significant role in the ‘construction’ of the Bible. Blending archaeology, biblical history and accounts of his own travels in the Holy Land, the author identifies how some of the locations connect with Bible stories, and explains how others contributed to the long process of selection, translation and compilation behind the texts we know today. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.