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How the Bible Became Holy
Michael L. Satlow

In this sweeping narrative, Michael Satlow tells the fascinating story of how an ancient collection of obscure Israelite writings became the founding texts of both Judaism and Christianity, considered holy by followers of each faith. Drawing on cutting-edge historical and archeological research, he traces the story of how, when, and why Jews and Christians gradually granted authority to texts that had long lay dormant in a dusty temple archive. The Bible, Satlow maintains, was not the consecrated book it is now until quite late in its history.

He describes how elite scribes in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C.E. began the process that led to the creation of several of our biblical texts. It was not until these were translated int...

2014   368 pp.  15 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300171914  $35.00
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The Ten Commandments
A Short History of an Ancient Text
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Roman Architecture
A Visual Guide

A Social History of Hebrew
Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period
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The Archaeology of Jerusalem
From the Origins to the Ottomans
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What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden?
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The First Thousand Years
A Global History of Christianity
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The Formation of the Jewish Canon
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A Little History of the World
Illustrated Edition
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Ancient Rome
From Romulus to Justinian
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Cultures in Contact
From Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean in the Second Millennium B.C.

In Pursuit of Ancient Pasts
A History of Classical Archaeology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
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Transient Apostle
Paul, Travel, and the Rhetoric of Empire
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Ancient Greece
From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times, Second Edition
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Christian Beginnings
From Nazareth to Nicaea

Visual Judaism in Late Antiquity
Historical Contexts of Jewish Art
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Rome and Rhetoric
Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
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Before Religion
A History of a Modern Concept
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Fire and Sand
Ancient Glass in the Princeton University Art Museum
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The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos
Cult, Polis, and Change in the Graeco-Roman World
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Cuneiform Documents from Hellenistic Uruk

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