This page was updated 6/15/03

Books that I am reading that you might want to get:
(If I remember the price or where I got it, then I put it down)
(July 1999)The books on this page are not for beginners!
Beginners need to go to this link first.

1. Eusebius Ecclesiastical History Try the public library or I got a copy from Amazon.com, see link below.

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Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History

2. The Woman in Jewish Law and Tradition by Michael Kaufman Not sure of price. Available from Amazon.com.

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  The Woman in Jewish Law and Tradition

3. Michael Kaufman has other good books, too. One on Family is out of print and I am waiting on a copy of it. But you can type in his name to see.

 

4. Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves by Sarah Pomeroy I think that HaKesher may have some of these. That's 1-918-298-2515 or hakesher@aol.com You can also get it from Amazon.com but if you wish to support one of our associates then call Ken to place your order. He has others that are listed here, too.

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  Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves:...

5. Paul, Women and Wives by Craig S. Keener I got this one again from HaKesher.

 

6. In the Spirit We're Equal by Susan Hyatt I got mine from Amazon.com but heard about it from HaKesher. I didn't agree with the part about Jewish culture being against women, but I did enjoy the information about other Christian women leaders that most of us have never been taught. Easy reading.

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  In the Spirit We're Equal: The Spirit,...

7. As a Driven Leaf by Milton Steinberg. Fiction brings the age of Talmud to life, and explores the times of Elisha ben Abuyah, whose struggle to live in two worlds destroyed his chances to live in either. "A novel of ideas and passions...an exploration of Judaism in conflict with a vigorous and powerful surrounding culture--the pagan world of Greece and Rome." back of book. I got my copy from Amazon.com Classic

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  As a Driven Leaf

8. Jewish Divorce Ethics by Rabbi Dr. Reuven P. Bulka I got mine from Amazon.com, see link below.

  Jewish Divorce Ethics: The Right Way to...

9. Women, Class, and Society in Early Christianity by James Malcomb Arlandson Got it from HaKesher

 

10. Private Women-Public Meals: Social Conflict in the Synoptic Tradition by Kathleen E. Corley Got mine from HaKesher I've read most of this one...really interesting. Allows you to understand the culture of the Bible around the table. What was allowed and what was not, and what is actually being presented within that setting that we as Christians often miss.

 

11.Nazarene Jewish Christianity: From the End of the New Testament Period until its Disappearance in the Fourth Century by Ray A. Pritz Available from Amazon.com, see link below.

  Nazarene Jewish Christianity: From the...

12.From Time In Memorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict Over Palestine by Joan Peters A classic! Should be read by every single Christian!! National Best seller! Available from Amazon.com, see link below.

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  From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the...

13. The Search for the Twelve Apostles by William Steuart McBirnie, Ph. D. (Paperback small book) $5 Got it years ago. Now available from Amazon.com, see link below.

  The Search for the Twelve Apostles

14.Judaism: An Introduction for Christians by James Limburg $10 I got mine from Dr. Brad Young. He feels that this book would be excellent for beginners to start their exploration. You can get it from Amazon.com, see link.

  Judaism: An Introduction for Christians

15. The Didache by Kurt Niederwimmer. Got it from Amazon.com, see link below. Most recent scholarship available.

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  The Didache: A Commentary (Hermeneia--A...

16. Digging Up the Bible by Moshe Pearlman  This tells about archaeology in the last 100 years, and includes information on Albright, Robinson, Kenyon, Yadin, and such. Available from Amazon.com.

  Digging up the Bible : the stories...
17. Broken Covenant by Moshe Arens (American Foreign Policy and the Crisis Between the US and Israel)  Moshe Arens served as Israel's Ambassador to Washington from 1982 to 1983,and a s a member of the Israeli government from 1983-1992. He discusses the Palestinian uprising known as the Intifada and the climactic Gulf War, and President Bush.

  Broken Covenant: American Foreign Policy...

18. History of Jewish Education by Drazin. Classic and difficult to find. I found this one in a bibliography. 

  History of Jewish Education from 515 B....

19. Geography of Israel by Orni. Lenore Mullican of HaKesher suggested that I get this book for my reference section.
This is a classic from Jewish Publication Society that was written right after the 6 Days War. Textbook

  Geography of Israel

20. Archaeology of the Land of the Bible - 10,000 -586 BCE by Amihai Mazar. From Amazon.com Lenore Mullican recommended this 1992 edition as the latest and most up to date copy.

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  Archaeology of the Land of the Bible:...

21. Old Testament Survey by William LaSore Recommended by Lenore Mullican. Available from Amazon.com. This is perhaps THE BEST textbook on this topic. After looking it over, I can only say WOW! " Since its publication in 1982, Old Testament Survey has served as the standard textbook on the background, content, literary quality, and message of the Old Testament. The second edition of this excellent work has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account new research in the field of Old Testament studies....Reflecting the best of evangelical scholarship, Old Testament Survey provides a comprehensive study of the nature and contents of each of the 39 books of the Old Testament and also considers the historical data and theological themes relevant to the Hebrew Scriptures." (Taken from the book jacket) GET THIS ONE!!! WOW!!!

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  Old Testament Survey: The Message, Form,...

22. A History of Israel (Westminster Aids to the Study of the Scriptures) by John Bright Recommended by Lenore Mullican. This features new information from recent archaeological and historical findings including the Ebla tablets. Not for beginners. This latest, up to date volume takes into account the constantly changing areas of study, including the most recent discoveries in archaeological findings and historical scholarship. Substantially rewritten are the materials pertaining to the controversial earlier period of the Patriarchs, the Exodus, and the Judges. Introduced for the first time are the preliminary findings of the Ebla tablets--the most important archaeological discovery since the Dead Sea Scrolls. Updated footnotes offer valuable new information and resources. Again...WOW!!!

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23. Parables by Dr. Brad Young ($25) Two editions of this one are available from gby@busprod.com Brad's ministry. One is his doctorate thesis that is only available from Brad's ministry, and the other one is just out from 1999 Hendrickson's and is available from Brad's ministry, HaKesher and HaY'Did for $25. Its your choice which one you start with. The Hendrickson's version is a good starting point, but when he refers to the other book, then you will know where to get it, too.

 

24. Chronological and Background Charts of Church History by Robert Walton from Amazon.com

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25. Charts of Christian Theology and Doctrine by H. Wayne House from Amazon.com

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  Charts of Christian Theology & Doctrine

26. Chronological and Background Charts of the New Testament by H. Wayne House from Amazon.com

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  Chronological and Background Charts of...

27. Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament by John H. Walton from Amazon.com

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  Chronological and Background Charts of...

28. History of Israel: From the Bronze Age Through the Jewish Wars by Walt Kaiser from Holman of Nashville, 1998. More evangelical than A History of Israel by John Bright. Recommended by Dr. Roy Hayden of ORU who teaches a course on Old Testament History. Both books can be used by students. Found this at Amazon.com

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  A History of Israel: From the Bronze Age...

29. Peoples of the Old Testament World Alfred J. Hoerth (Editor) Paperback; @ $19.99 each from Amazon.com  Published by Baker Books. Recommended by Dr. Roy Hayden of ORU.

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  Peoples of the Old Testament World

30. Myth and Mystery : An Introduction to Pagan Religions of the Biblical World  Jack Finegan; Paperback; @ $15.99 each from Amazon.com   I had a copy of this book and it has disappeared. Excellent resource book.

  Myth and Mystery: An Introduction to...

Resource on Gnosticism: http://www.gnosis.org/gnosis/library.html LOTS OF INFORMATION ONLINE!!