Books acquired or found in 1997...
- [NT:P]Paul, by E.P. Sanders, Oxford:1991.
- [NT:PACL] Paul: A Critical Life, by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor OP, Oxford:1996.
- [NT:PAH]Paul and Hellenism, by Hyam Maccoby, SCM/Trinity:1991.
- [OT:DOTE]Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, Willem A. VanGeren (gen. Ed.), Zond:1997 (5 vols).
- [WR:CTTQ] Companion to the Quran, by William Montgomery Watt, Oneworld:1967/1994.
- [WR:GCQ] A Guide to the Contents of the Quran, by Faruq Sherif, Garnet:1995.
- [WR:MBTP] Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet, by Karen Armstrong, Harper:1992.
- [WR:MOI] Muhammad and the Origins of Islam, by F.E. Peters, SUNY:1994.
- [WR:TQK]The Quran, Muhammed Zafrulla Khan (trans.), Olive Branch Press:1997.
- [WR:TQS] The Quran, M.H.Shakir (trans.), Tahrike Tarsile Quran, Inc:1993 (8th ed).
- [NT:APM]A Preface to Mark: Notes of the Gospel in its Literary and Cultural Settings, Christopher Bryan, Oxford:1993. [Argues that Mark was composed for reading aloud in public settings.]
- [SOC:CPSE] Coercive Power in Social Exchange, Linda D. Molm, Cambridge:1997 [I got this in connection with my thinking on the theology of authoritative structures, with specific application to slavery]
- [OT:PAB] Persia and the Bible, Edwin Yamauchi, Baker:1990/1996.
- [OT:AEOT] Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament, John D. Currid, Baker:1997. [Forward by Kenneth Kitchen. This book, along with OT:IIE represent the best available treatments of the hard data in support of the authenticity of the Mosaic traditions.]
- [HI:TGH] The Greek Historians, T.J. Luce, Routledge:1997.
- [NT:PJT] Paul the Jewish Theologian: A Pharisee among Christians, Jews, and Gentiles, Brad H. Young, Hendrickson:1997. [From the cover: "disagrees with the long held notions that Hellenism was the context which most influenced Paul's communciation of the Gospel. Only in rightly aligning Paul as rooted in his Jewishness and training as a Pharisee can he be correctly interpreted."
- [OT:BAIW] The Bible as It Was, James L. Kugel, Harvard:1997. [Interesting book: Traces the development of interpretation of OT texts through the intertestamental and subsequent lit.]
- [NT:ACM] Ancient Christian Magic: Coptic Texts of Ritual Power, Marvin Meyer and Richard Smith (eds.), 1994.
- [NT:GMPIT] The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation, including the Demotic Spells, Hans Deiter Betz (ed.), UChicago:1992 (vol 1, 2nd ed).
- [HI:ATAH] Authority and Tradition in Ancient Historiography, John Marincola, CambridgeUpress:1997.
- [HI:BEFCC] Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture, Frances Young, CambridgeUPress:1997.
- [HI:ISAA] Ideas of Slavery from Aristotle to Augustine, Peter Garnsey, CambridgeUpress:1996.
- [NT:LTG] The Living Text of the Gospels, D.C. Parker, CambridgeUPress:1997.
- [NT:RCJ] The Ruling Class of Judea: The Origins of the Jewish Revolt against Rome A.D. 66-70, Martin Goodman, CambridgeUpress:1987.
- [OT:ANE3K] The Ancient Near East c. 3000-330bc, Amelie Kuhrt , Routledge:1995 (2 vols.)
- [OT:BBC1]The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Genesis-Deuteronomy, John H. Walton & Victor Matthews, IVP:1997. [Awesome book!]
- [OT:PTLTR] Pharaoh Triumphant: The Life and Times of Ramesses II, K. A. Kitchen, Aris and Philips: 1982.
- [OT:PW] The Phoenicians and the West: Politics, Colonies, and Trade, Maria Eugenia Aubet (trans. Mary Turton), CambridgeUpress:1993.
- [OT:TPI] The Prophecy of Isaiah, J. Alec. Motyer, IVP:1993.
- [OT:TT]A Test of Time, David Rohl, Arrow/Random:1995. [Soundly criticized by Kitchen in OT:TIPE]
- [PH:ATMS] Animals and Their Moral Standing, Stephen R.L. Clark, Routledge:1997.
- [PH:VE] Virute Ethics: A Critical Reader, Daniel Statman (ed.), EdinburghUpress:1997.
- [OT:TIPE] The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt, K.A. Kitchen, Aris&Philips: 1986, London.
- [NT:IP] Index Patristicus, Goodspeed, Hendrickson:1993. [Older work, reprinted. Greek word index to the Apos. Fathers.]
- [NT:NDIEC6] New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, Vol 6., Llewelyn and Kearsley, Ancient History Documentary Research Centre/Macquarie Univ: 1992.
- [NT:TSOQ] The Shape of Q: Signal Essays on the Sayings Gospel, John Kloppenborg (ed.), Fortress: 1994.
- [OT:IIE] Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition, James K. Hoffmeier, Oxford: 1997. [Awesome, awesome, awesome book! A serious Egyptologist digs into the data--highly recommended! Back cover recs from Yurco, Millard, Hollis, Rainey, Rendsburg.]
- Being a Christian in Science, Walter R. Hearn, IVP/ASA:1997. [From an inside page: "Reformation-based churches profess that all truth is God's truth, yet few give as much encouragement to young people going into scientific fields as to those going into the mission field. This book helps redress the balance. And introduction to serving God in the study of nature" (Nancy R. Pearcey)]
- [CS:AWU] Are We Unique?, James Trefil, Wiley:1997.
- [CS:SS] The Symbolic Species: The Co-Evolution of language and the brain, Terrance W. Deacon, Norton:1997.
- [HI:FH] The Formation of Hell: Death and Retribution in the Ancient and Early Christian Worlds, Alan E. Bernstein, Cornell:1993.
- [NT:LGQ] The Lost Gospel Q, Borg (consulting ed.), Ulysses Press: 1996. [I bought this for a piece I am writing on the issue of literary dependence of the gospels--necessary to believe before one even imagines a Q document]
- [NT:PCP] The Pre-Christian Paul, Martin Hengel, SCM/Trinity:1991. [Out of print in US; I had to order from London.]
- [OT:CKIJ] TheChronology of the Kings of Israel & Judah, Gerson Galil, Brill:1996. [A very scholarly treatment of the data, with incorporation of all known ANE references to the period. Ends up being 'conservative' in conclusions.]
- [OT:FBM] The Five Books of Moses, Everett Fox (trans), Schocken: 1995.
- [OT:SHB] Spelling in the Hebrew Bible, Francis Andersen and A. Dean Forbes, Rome: Pontifical Biblical Institute: 1986.
- [HI:LPIAW] Literary and Power in the Ancient World, Alan K. Bowman and Gref Woolf (eds.), Cambridge:1994.
- [HI:RTP] Reading the Past: Ancient Writing from Cuneiform to the Alphabet, J. T. Hooker (intro), UnivCal:1990. [Awesome book! Covers Cuneiform, Hieroglyphs, Linear B, the early alphabet, Greek inscriptions, and Etruscan. Profusely illustrated.]
- [NT:ECHJ] Early Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism, T&T Clark:1996.
- [NT:EITS] Elect in the Son: A Study of the Doctrine of Election, Robert Shank, Bethany:1970/1989. [from the back cover: "Dr. Shank demonstrates that Calvin's doctrine of the unconditional election and the reprobation of particular people is without foundation in the Scriptures."]
- [NT:JH01] Judaism and Hellenistic: Studies in their Encounter in Palestine during the Early Hellenistic Period, Martin Hengel, Fortress:1974 [Note: there is a later edition of this in the 90's that is out of print. I was happy to find this older edition anyway!]
- [NT:JMD] Jews in the Mediterranean Diaspora, T&T Clark:1996.
- [NT:TMP] The Midrashic Process, Irving Jacobs, Cambridge:1995.
- [OT:LIANE] Life in the Ancient Near East, 3100-332 BCE, Daniel C. Snell, Yale:1997.
- Biology Through The Eyes of Faith, by Richard T. Wright, HarperCollins:1989. [One of the most balanced presentations of the evolution/creation issues for students I have ever seen. I read it in one weekend. Part of the "Through the Eyes of Faith" series edited by Wolterstorff]
- Not by Chance: Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution, Lee Spetner, Judaica Press:1997. [Most macro-level anti-evolutionary books are not written by biologists, but this one is by a biophysicist with strong information theory background. I have not read it, but the positive comments on the back from strong evolutionary proponents (e.g. from Purdue, John Hopkins, UNC) make this book a definite to-be-read-soon work.]
- [HI:ABI] Archaeology: A Brief Introduction, Brian Fagan, Longman:1997 (6th ed). [very "net" introduction]
- [HI:AC] Ancient Civilizations, Christopher Scarre and Brian Fagan, Longman:1997. [This is actually a history book, but one of the authors is a noted archaeologist.]
- [HI:ASR] Abandonment of Settlements and Regions: Ethnoarchaeological and Archaeological Approaches, Catherine Cameron and Steve Tomka (eds), Cambridge:1993. [collection of details essays on how abandonment processes vary and how they affect site formation.]
- [HI:ATMP] Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice, Colin Renfrew, Thames and Hudson:1996 (2nd ed). [good book, profusely illustrated!]
- [HI:AVSI] Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction, Paul Bahm, Oxford:1996 [delightful, 100page basic intro to the subject. Very, very readable.]
- [HI:CAW] Chronology of the Ancient World, E.J. Bickerman, Cornell:1980 (2nd rev). [great discussion and tables on the periods of circa 700bc - 400 ad., main focus on calendars in Greek and Roman cultures.]
- [HI:COBW] Cities of the Biblical World: An Introduction to the Archaeology, Geography, and History of Biblical Sites, Lamoine DeVries, Hendrickson:1997. [excellent book, includes major bibliox stuff]
- [HI:HHL] A History of the Hebrew Language, Angel Saenz-Badillos (trans. by John Elwolde), Cambridge:1993. [the best and standard. Covers through modern Hebr.]
- [NT:BASHH] The Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History, Colin Helmer, Eisenbrauns:1989.
- [NT:NJC] Nazarene Jewish Christianity--from the End of the New Testament Period until its Disappearance in the Fourth Century, Ray Pritz, Magnes Press:1988.
- [NT:PEC] Prophecy in Early Christianity and the Ancient Mediterranean World, David E. Aune, Eerdmans:1983.
- [OT:ALTB] Archaeology and the Land of the Bible, Amihai Mazar, Doubleday:1992 (Anchor Bible series)
- [OT:BANE] The Bible and the Ancient Near East, Cyrus Gordon and Gary Rendsburg, Norton:1997 (4th ed). [The classic on OT history, from a moderate position]
- [OT:EEE] Exodus: The Egyptian Evidence, E.S. Frerichs and L.H. Lesko (eds), Eisenbrauns:1997. [Articles from a study seminar in 1992. Articles by Malamat and Yurco are quite interesting; those by Dever and Redford are predictable]
- [OT:GCDSS] Graphic Concordance to the Dead Sea Scrolls, James H Charlesworth, WJK:1991. [awesome book, but all the lines are in the original script of Hebrew...won't be much use to someone who cannot work in the original languages.]
- [OT:ISH] Insearch of History: Historiography in the Ancient World and the Origins of Biblical History, John Van Seters, Eisenbrauns: 1997.
- [OT:ISL] Introduction to the Semitic Languages: Text Specimens and Grammatical Sketches, Gotthelf Bergstrasser (trans. and notes. By Peter T. Daniels), Eisenbrauns:1983 (original text in 1928]
- [BAFCSDS] The Book of Acts in its First Century Settting: Diaspora Setting, by Irina Levinskaya, Eerdmans/Paternoster:1996 (vol 5 in the series)
- [BAFCSPRC]The Book of Acts in its First Century Setting: Paul in Roman Custody, Brian Rapske, Eerdmans:1994.
- [INT:PMRS] The Pseudepigrapha and Modern Research with a Supplement, James H. Charlesworth, Scholars Press:1981.
- [NT:CALC]Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ, Harold Hoehner, Zondervan:1977 (back in print!)
- [NT:COJ]The Christology of Jesus, Ben Witherington III, Fortress:1990. [Thorough book, analyses the issue beginning with the self-understanding of Jesus.]
- [NT:CTT]The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance, Bruce M. Metzger, Oxford:1987. [Just re-issued in paperback.]
- [NT:HCJF]The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith: The Incarnational Narrative as History, C. Stephen Evans, Oxford:1996. [Evans is another writer whom I have considerable respect for. His works are both sensitive and seem to cover the entire scope of an issue's implications.]
- [NT:HJFCC]The Hellenization of Judea in the First Century After Christ, Martin Hengel, SCM/Trinity:1989.
- [NT:ITSP]Is There a Synoptic Problem? Rethinking the Literary Dependence of the First Three Gospels, Eta Linnemann, Baker:1992. [Higher Critic turned evangelical, Linnmann makes a rather strong argument that the similarities between the synoptics are due to material--NOT to literary dependence.]
- [NT:PBDA]Paul between Damascus and Antioch, Martin Hengel and Anna Maria Schwemer, WJK:1997 [Hengel is fast becoming one of my favorite sources...his research and documentation is superb and reliable.]
- [NT:PP]Pauline Parallels, Fred Francis and J. Paul Sampley, Fortress:1984 (2nd ed). [Arranges Pauline passages by topic; useful reference work when studying the different ways Paul treated a theme.]
- [OT:AAI]The Archeology of Ancient Israel, Amnon ben-Tor (ed.), Yale:1992. [Particularly well illustrated, organized by time period]
- [OT:FAI]Families in Ancient Israel, L.G. Perdue, Blenkinsopp, John J. Collins, Carol Meyers, WJK:1997.
- [OT:HPI]A History of Prophecy in Israel, Joseph Blenkinsopp, WJK:1996 (revised and enlarged edition). [One of the standard works in the field.]
- [OT:OWWW]Oral World and Written Word, Susan Niditch, WJK:1996.
- [OT:TCHB]Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, Emanuel Tov, Fortress:1992. [A new standard reference work, replete with info on LXX and DSS data.]
- [REF:EBP]Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy: The Complete Guide to Scriptural Predictions and their Fulfillment, J. Barton Payne, Baker:1973.
- [WR:WWNCM]Who's Who in Non-Classical Mythology, Egerton Sykes with new material by Alan Kendall, Oxford: 1952, 1993.
- [CS:TSOC] The Science of Consciousness, Max Velmans (eds.), Routledge:1996. [awesome book, major data on psychosomatics, Libet, etc.]
- [CS:TSC] Toward a Science of Consciousness, Hameroff/Kaszniak/Scott (eds.), Bradford/MIT: 1996.
- [CS:WIK] What Infants Know: The New Cognitive Science of Early Development, by Jacques Mehler and Emmanuel Dupoux (trans. Patsy Southgate), Blackwell:1990/1994(tr). [the latest on the incredible amount of information pre-built into humans--actually undoes some of Piaget's work.]
- [CS:SAC] Scientific Approaches to Consciousness, J. D. Cohen and J. W. Schooler (eds.), Lawrence Erlbaum Asso: 1997 (Carnegie Mellon Symposia on Cognition).
LI>[CS:HSCB] How the Self Controls its Brain, John C. Eccles, Springer-Verlag: 1994. [the strongest traditional dualist neuroscientist around. Fascinating and provocative book.]
- Mistaken Identification: The Eyewitness, Psychology, and the Law, Brian Cutler and Steven Penrod, Cambridge:1995. [the best current reporting of the issues traditionally associated with Elizabeth Loftus. More technical reading, with substantive statistical information.]
- [PH:IDM] In Defense of Miracles: A Comprehensive Case for God's Action in History, Douglas Geivett and Gary Habermas (eds.), IVP:1997. [Starts with the arguments by Hume and Flew AGAINST miracles, then has chapters dealing with the issues they raise. Outstanding collection of authors, including Beckwith, Stephen Davis, Corduan.]
- [SSMM] Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah, Gershom Scholem (R. J. Zwi Werblowsky, trans.), Princeton:1973. [bought for research on growth-of-legend parallels.]
- [MTJM] Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism, Gershom Scholem, Schocken: 1946, 1956, 1974. [also for growth-of-legends parallels.]
- [BL] The Book of Legends: Sefer Ha-Aggadah--Legends from the Talmud and Midrash, H. N. Bialik and Y. H. Ravnitzky (eds.)/ William G. Braude (trans), Schocken: 1992. [Incredible reference book, cites all the passages and locations--BY TOPIC!--in the T&M. Some annotations, good indexing. A must for those in interest in rabbinx.]
- [TRCRE] Trade Routes and Commerce of the Roman Empire, M.P. Charlesworth, Ares:1926(2).
- [RRE] The Religions of the Roman Empire, John Ferguson, Cornell:1970.
- [WR:HI] A History of India: Volume One, Romila Thapar, Penguin:1966.
- [WR:AW] The Awakening of the West: The Encounter of Buddhism and Western Culture, Stephen Batchelor, Parallax:1994.
- [TCS1] The Context of Scripture: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World, William W. Hallo and K. Lawson Younger, eds., Brill: 1997. [The series will eventually replace ANET. This is the first of three. Outstanding, but expensive.]
- [BM] The Birth of the Messiah, by Raymond E. Brown, Doubleday: 1993.[Great piece of work, detailed, thorough]
- [JVG] Jesus and the Victory of God, by N.T. Wright, Fortress:1996. [One of the absolute best evangelical scholars today]
- [TNTCR] The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research, Ehrman and Holmes, eds., Eerdmans: 1995. [Essays in honor of Metzger's 80th birthday. VERY detailed!]
- [EGG] Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, George Hart, Routledge:1986.
- [WWJ] Who was Jesus?, N.T. Wright, Eerdmans:1992. [A very accessible book, dealing with several popular aberrations--Barbara Thiering, A.N. Wilson, John Spong. Devastating! Between this and JAAC, you should have plenty of information with which to evaluate the "Jesus traveled to India" and "Dead Sea Scrolls-Coverup-Gate" -kinda weirdnesses...]
- The Evidential Argument from Evil, Daniel-Howard Snder (ed.), Indiana: 1996. [Most up-to-date arguments on the issue.]
- The Problems of Jurisprudence, Richard Posner, Harvard: 1990. [Has a large section on the epistemology of law. I am working on this issue in connection with eyewitness testimony.]
- Eyewitness Testimony, Elizabeth Loftus, Harvard:1996. [For research/evaluation I am doing on eyewitness testimony, as applies to the NT witness.]
- How Brains Think, William H. Calvin, BasicBooks:1996.
- The Emotional Brain, Joseph LeDoux, Simon & Schuster:1996.
- [MCMF] Mesopotamian Civilization: The Material Foundations, D.T. Potts, Cornell: 1997. [Incredible book! Looks at all the material remains and builds up snapshots of the material infrastructure of the culture.]
- [ABWT] Archaic Bookkeeping: Writing and Techniques of Economic Administration in the Ancient Near East, Hans Nissen / Peter Damerow / Robert Englund (trans. Paul Larsen), U.Chicago: 1993. [Incredible book! Analysis of the 5,000+ economic texts (plus others) of Uruk of the 3rd millennium bc...richly illustrated and heavy use of photos...]
- [TFH] The First Historians: The Hebrew Bible and History, Baruch Halpern, Penn State: 1988. [Fascinating thesis--the prophetic genre of the early prophets was historiography!]
- [DSSMTOT] Dead Sea Scrolls & Modern Translations of the Old Testament, Harold Scanlin, Tyndale:1993. [VERY helpful chart in the middle, showing what OT passages are contained in what DS scrolls...also good discussion on how biblical translations have been influenced.]
- [BAM] Berossos and Manetho: Introduced and Translated--Native Traditions in Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, Gerhard Verbrugghe and Wichersham, U.Mich: 1996. [Finally! The collected quotes of the first major historians of those areas! With notes, discussion etc...valuable resource...Berossos was born c.330-323 bc, and Manetho was somewhere around the same time.]
- [ECH] The Earliest Christian Heretics: Readings from their Opponents, eds. Arland Hultgren and Stgeven Haggmark, Fortress: 1996. [A good sourcebook.]
- [CFMH] The Classical Foundations of Modern Historiography, Arnaldo Momigliano, U of Ca: 1990.
- [COTTD] Celsus On the True Doctrine: A Discourse Against the Christians, trans. R. Joseph Hoffman, Oxford: 1987. [Celsus was the 1st really good anti-Christian writer, IMO..this work is a reconstruction of his work c.178ad...his work is not extant, so someone had to assemble all the quotes into one place.]
- [NDIEC7] New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, vol 7., S.R. Llewelyn and R.A. Kearsley, MacquarieU: 1994. [new documents first pub'd 82-83; good series, excellent discussion of background material--e.g. postal systems, private letters.]
- Who moved the stone?, Frank Morrison, Zondervan: 1930;1958. [I read this 25 years ago, and lost the book...its time to re-read it.]
- [EBD] Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties, Gleason L. Archer, Zondervan: 1982. [I have never used this book, but since it gets so much bad press from certain skeptics, it decided it was probably worth getting ;)...]
- [NHH] New Horizons in Hermeneutics, Anthony C. Thiselton, Zondervan: 1992. [Serious work, by a serious scholar in the field...his earlier work The Two Horizonswas a serious interaction with Witty, Gadamer, Ebeling etc...and this work interacts deeply with the widest possible spectrum: Barthes to Searle, Rorty to Habermas, Eco to Fish...a must for those grappling with literary and critical theory issues...highly recommended by NT Wright.]
- Leading Lawyers' Case for the Resurrection, Ross Clifford, Canadian Institute for Law, Theology, and Public Policy (originally associated with Dr. John Warwick Montgomery): 1996 (Canadian ed.) [Fascinating book...I am becoming more and more convinced that the legal evaluation of testimony/evidence is so much more sane and pragmatic than that of specialized disciplines (with their susceptibility to theoretical skewness). This book was a series of articles by prominent/famous lawyers/solicitors/judges about evaluation of NT claims to historical truthfulness. I read it in one sitting. ]
- The Case for Freewill Theism--A Philosophical Assessment, David Basinger, IVP:1996.
- Recent Reference Books in Religion, William M. Johnston, IVP:1996. [Incredibly helpful book. Goes through the major reference books for the major world religions and in the major world languages, and gives a wide range of helpful info on each: strengths, weaknesses, competitors(!), uniqueness, etc. Well organized and very educational to read, it offers tons of helpful research hints.]
- [HSOBX]Hard Sayings of the Bible, Kaiser/Davids/Bruce/Brauch, IVP:1996. [This book consolidates the other separate works by that name/by those authors, and adds some new material. A helpful resource book--I often look there first for 'starting hints' on questions.]
- The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age, John Horgan, Addison-Wesley: 1996. [Science writer talks to all the heavies about the future of science.]
- Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Herbert C. Casteel, College Press: 1992 (rev. ed.). [From the back cover: "Our legal system requires that a fact be proven 'beyond a reasonable doubt,' before it can be accepted as true. Taking this principle of law, Herbert Casteel, who served as trial judge for 26 years, sets forth the evidence that has convinced him concerning the claims of Christ and His disciples...Christianity is based upon the strongest and soundest evidence that could be brought into a courtroom. This evidence is more than sufficient to satisfy the most skeptical jury and to prove the claims of Christendom as being true to the highest degree required by law--beyond a reasonable doubt." I plan to analyze in my epistemology section his illustration of "converging lines of evidence" on page 34--a highly suggestive model.]
- [ECIAT]Egypt, Canaan, and Israel in Ancient Times, Donald B. Redford, Princeton:1992.
- Bought the Loeb Classics on Manetho (for his pre-Hyksos reference to Egypt being hit with a 'blast from a/some God') and those by Diodorus Siculus for his reference to BCE "sea-dividing legends" among people in the Sinai Peninsula coast...
Back to the "Books" thing...
- Why Believe? Reason and Mystery as Pointers to God, by C. Stephen Evans, IVP:1996 (rev. ed.). [Arthur Holmes calls this one of the best popular apologetics books out.]
- [UG] The Unfinished Gospel: Notes on the Quest for the Historical Jesus, by Evan Powell, Symposium Books: 1994. [Interesting--argues that John 21 was the original ending of Mark! Craig Evans praises it on the back cover.]
- [BQI] Beyond the Q Impasse: Luke's Use of Matthew, Allan J. McNichol (ed), Trinity: 1996. (International Institute for Gospel Studies). [I have been waiting for this one for a while! The prestigious William Farmer writes the preface for this book, supporting its conclusions highly: "In a day when 'Q' research is engaged in producing ever more dubious reconstructions fo early Christianity, a demonstration that there never was a 'Q' in the first place is long overdue." This book is a technical, pericope-by-pericope, redaction-critical analysis of Luke...I can hardly wait to dig in..]
- [GASCT] God at Sinai: Covenant and Theophany in the Bible and Ancient Near East, by Jeffrey J. Niehaus, Zondervan:1995.
- [LSNTG] Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek: A Survey of Basic Concepts and Applications, by David Alan Black, Baker:1995 (2nd ed.)
- [TJL] The Jesus Legend, G.A. Wells, Open Court: 1996. [guess what this is about...yep, creation ex nihilo...]
- [SDFML] Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend , Maria Leach (ed.), HarperRow: 1972. [bought this to use in my study of "16 Crucified Saviors"]
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