Israelite Religion

A list of the best books on Israelite Religion ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users.

All Books on Israelite Religion

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Worship In Ancient Israel: The Essential Guide Brueggemann, Walter 104 2005
Understanding Old Testament Ethics: Approaches and Explorations Barton, John 228 2003
The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel (Biblical Resource Series) Smith, Mark S. 289 2002
Religions of Ancient Israel: A Synthesis of Parallactic Approaches Zevit, Ziony 848 2003
Shades of Sheol: Death and Afterlife in the Old Testament Johnston, Philip S. 204 2002
Israelite Religions: A Biblical and Archaeological Survey Hess, Richard S. 432 2007
The Social Roots of Biblical Yahwism (Studies in Biblical Literature) (Studies in Biblical Literature (Society of Biblical Literature)) Cook, Stephen L. 312 2005
No Other Gods: Emergent Monotheism in Israel Gnuse, Robert Karl 392 LHBOTS 1997
Gods, Goddesses, and Images of God Keel, Othmar; Uehlinger, Christoph 484 1998
Family Religion in Babylonia, Syria and Israel: Continuity and Change in the Forms of Religious Life (Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East, Vol 7) Van Der Toorn, Karel 491 1996
A History of Israelite Religion in the Old Testament Period: From the Exile to the Maccabees (Old Testament Library) Albertz, Rainer 740 1994
The Rise of Yahwism: The Roots of Israelite Monotheism, Second and Revised Edition de Moor, Johannes C. 445 1997
Priests, Prophets, Diviners, Sages: A Socio-Historical Study of Religious Specialists in Ancient Israel Grabbe, Lester L. 261 1995
No Graven Image?: Israelite Aniconism in Its Ancient Near Eastern Context (Coniectanea Biblica, Old Testament Ser. , No 42) (Coniectanea Biblica, Old Testament Ser. , No 42) Mettinger, Tryggve N. D. 252 2013
The Religion of Ancient Israel Miller Jr., Patrick D. 356 2007
Aspects of Monotheism: How God Is One : Symposium at the Smithsonian Institution, October 19, 1996 eds. Shanks, Hershel; Meinhardt, Jack 131 1997
You Shall Have No Other Gods: Israelite Religion in the Light of Hebrew Inscriptions (Harvard Semitic Studies - HSS 31) Tigay, Jeffrey H. 130 1987
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible eds. Van Der Toorn, Karel; Becking, Bob; van der Horst, Pieter W. 960 1999
Jesus and Judaism Sanders, E. P. 444 1985
Archaeology, History & Society in Galilee: The Social Context of Jesus and the Rabbis Horsley, Richard A. 256 1996
The Sages - Character, Context & Creativty: Volume I: The Second Temple Period Lau, Binyamin 383 2010
The Sages - Character, Context & Creativity: Volume II: From Yavne to the Bar Kokhba Revolt Lau, Binyamin 250 2010
The Sages - Character, Context & Creativity: Volume III: The Galilean Period Lau, Binyamin 420 2013
Rewriting Scripture in Second Temple Times Crawford, Sidnie White 144 SDSSRL 2008
Education in Ancient Israel: Across the Deadening Silence Crenshaw, James L. 320 AYBRL 1998
The Jewish People in the First Century: Volume 1: Historical Geography, Political History, Social, Cultural and Religious Life and Institutions. Section One, Volume One eds. Safrai, Shmuel; Stern, M.; Flusser, David; Van Unnik, W. C. CRINT 1974
The Jewish People in the First Century: Volume 2: Historical Geography, Political History, Social, Cultural and Religious Life and Institutions, Section One, Volume Two eds. Safrai, Shmuel; Stern, M.; Flusser, David; Van Unnik, W. C. 734 CRINT 1988
God and Temple: The Idea of the Divine Presence in Ancient Israel Clements, Ronald E. 176 2016
Sage, Priest, Prophet: Religious and Intellectual Leadership in Ancient Israel Blenkinsopp, Joseph 204 1995
Religion & Culture in Ancient Israel Dearman, J. Andrew 281 1992
The Triumph of Elohim From Yahwisms to Judaisms (Contributions to Biblical Exegesis & Theology) Edelman, Diana Vikander 262 1995
Female and Male: The Cultic Personnel: The Bible and the Rest of the Ancient Near East (Princeton Theological Monograph Series) Henshaw, Richard A. 404 2004
Israel's Beneficent Dead: Ancestor Cult and Necromancy in Ancient Israelite Religion and Tradition Schmidt, Brian B. 400 1996
Galilee: History, Politics, People Horsley, Richard A. 357 1995
Immanuel in Our Place: Seeing Christ in Israel's Worship Longman III, Tremper 228 GOT 2001
Haggadah: Historical Introduction, Translation, and Commentary Tabory, Joseph 168 JPSTBC 2008
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A History of Israelite Religion in the Old Testament Period, Volume 1: From the Beginnings to the End of the Monarchy Albertz, Rainer 384 OTLM 1994
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A History of Israelite Religion in the Old Testament Period, Volume 2: From the Exile to the Maccabees Albertz, Rainer 384 OTLM 1994
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Jewish Wisdom in the Hellenistic Age Collins, John J. 285 OTLM 1999
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Exile and Restoration Revisited: Essays on the Babylonian and Persian Periods in Memory of Peter R. Ackroyd eds. Knoppers, Gary N.; Grabbe, Lester L. 237 2011
Introduction to Rabbinic Literature Neusner, Jacob 752 AYBRL 1999
Qumran and Jerusalem: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Judaism Schiffman, Lawrence H. 500 SDSSRL 2010
Hebrew Life and Literature: Selected Essays of Bernhard Lang  Lang, Bernhard 252 SOTSMS 2008
Israel and Babylon: The Babylonian Influence on Israelite Religion Gunkel, Hermann 78 2009
In Quest of the Historical Pharisees eds. Neusner, Jacob; Chilton, Bruce D. 548 2007
Josephus' Description of the Essenes: Illustrated by the Dead Sea Scrolls Beall, Todd S. 212 SNTSMS 2004
The Mystery of God: Early Jewish Mysticism and the New Testament Rowland, Christopher; Morray-Jones, Christopher R. A. 688 CRINT 2009
Studies in the Bible and Jewish Thought Greenberg, Moshe 484 JPS-SD 1994
Studies in Bible and Feminist Criticism Frymer-Kensky, Tikva 350 JPS-SD 2006
A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period: Volume 2: The Coming of the Greeks: The Early Hellenistic Period (335-175 BCE) Grabbe, Lester L. 458 LSTS 2011
A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period: Volume 1: Yehud, a History of the Persian Province of Judah Grabbe, Lester L. 480 LSTS 2004
An Introduction to Biblical Law Morrow, William S. 286 2017
Tradition and Interpretation in Early Judaism Vermes, Geza LSTS 2008
Jewish Civilization in the Hellenistic-Roman period eds. Talmon, Shemaryahu 269 LSTS 1991
Human Agents of Cosmic Power in Hellenistic Judaism and the Synoptic Tradition Mills, Mary E. 192 LNTS 2015
Early Jewish Literature: An Anthology (in two volumes) eds. Wright, Archie T.; Embry, Brad; Herms, Roland 1504 2018
The Holy Spirit before Christianity Levison, John R. 272 2019
The Spirit within Me: Self and Agency in Ancient Israel and Second Temple Judaism Newsom, Carol A. 296 AYBRL 2021
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