Academic journal article Shofar

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Academic journal article Shofar

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Atlas of Archaeology, by Tim Taylor and Mick Aston. New York: DK Publishing, 1998. 208pp. $29.95 (c). ISBN0-7894-3189-0.

Covering periods from the Paleolithic Age through the Industrial Revolution, this book explains and demonstrates techniques (including geophysics, excavation, and skeletal analysis) in tracing digs from discovery to preservation. Includes a gazetteer listing 1,200 archaeological sites from all over the world.

The Complete Bible Handbook: An Illustrated Companion, by John Bowker. New York: DK Publishing, 1998. 544 pp. $39.95 (c). ISBN 0-7894-3568-3.

John Bowker and other experts present a handbook to the Bible that includes photographs of paintings, sculpture, and ancient archaeological sites. Festivals, fashions, and customs of life in biblical times are discussed.

The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions, by James R. Lewis. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1998. 595 pp. ISBN 1-57392-222-6.

The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions itemizes the historically significant and more obscure, sinister, and bizarre religious groups, from the early days of alternative religiosity to current practicing sects. The entries span more than 1,000 groups and movements; also included is an introduction that outlines the nature of religion, the process of sect formation, religious freedom, and the controversy surrounding cults. …

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