What other "gods" surrounded the ancient Israelites and early Christians? Join this well-known author and professor of New Testament history and archaeology as he examines nine pagan religions from biblical times: Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Zoroastrian, Canaanite, Greek, Roman, Gnostic, Mandaean, and Manichaean. You'll explore their beliefs, practices, writings, and their effect on biblical faiths.
Clever insights are a distinguishing mark of this excellent, concise overview of ancient religions that existed during the formative years of Judaism and Christianity.
Jack Finegan is professor emeritus of New Testament history and archaeology at Pacific School of Religion and Graduate Theological Union. This prestigious scholar has over thirty books to his credit. Among them are Light from the Ancient Past, The Archaeology of the New Testament: The Mediterranean World of the Early Christian Apostles, and Archaeological History of the Ancient Middle East.
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