Desire of the Everlasting Hills
The World Before and After Jesus
Paperback ISBN: 0385483724
A lucid rendering of the social and political world of Jesus explores the pervasive Greek cultural influences and the oppressive Roman presence that shaped first-century Palestine.
The Book of Job
Paperback ISBN: 0060969598
The theme of The Book of Job is nothing less than human suffering and the transcendence of it: it pulses with moral energy, outrage, and spiritual insight. Now, The Book of Job has been rendered into English by the eminent translator and scholar Stephen Mitchell, whose versions of Rilke, Israeli poetry, and the Tao Te Ching have been widely praised. This is the first time ever that the Hebrew verse of Job has been translated into verse in any language, ancient or modern, and the result is a triumph.
Through the Desert in Search of the Legendary Queen
Hardcover ISBN: 0395952832
An illustration of the life of Queen Sheba, deciphered through satellite images that track Sheba on ancient caravan routes through archaeological sites, suggesting that Sheba herself was the great figure, not her love, Soloman, as long thought by many.
The Assyrian Period
Paperback ISBN: 0800616480
"An excellent introduction to the prophets and the prophetic literature . . . The goal of the book is to understand the thought of the prophets in their historical contexts, and to communicate that understanding for our time. Its approach, while innovative, builds upon he best of contemporary analysis of the prophetic literature.""