Gods in the Desert: Religions of the Ancient Near East

3.78 avg rating
( 9 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780742562271: Gods in the Desert: Religions of the Ancient Near East
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Gods in the Desert explores the fascinating religious cultures of the ancient Near East. From the mysterious pyramids, tombs, and temples of Egypt to the powerful heroes, gods, and legends of Mesopotamia, Glenn Holland guides readers through the early religions of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Syria-Palestine.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Glenn S. Holland is professor of religious studies at Allegheny College. He is also the creator of the Teaching Company's popular lecture series "Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World."

Review:

With so much contemporary attention focused on the Middle East, the time is opportune for a clear, well-written, up-to-date introduction to its earlier counterpart, the ancient Near East. Holland magnificently succeeds in providing such a work. . . . Holland's writing is free of jargon; all terms, including religion, are carefully defined, and the volume offers many aids, including maps, a time line, and glossary. . . . Highly recommended. (CHOICE, March 2010)

I selected Gods in the Desert as one of the texts for my course in Middle Eastern Civilizations. There is no other book like it out there, and it is successful in distilling so much material into such a brief and accessible book. The writing is clear, avoids jargon, and really informs. It fills a real void in undergraduate texts. (Curtis F. Morgan Jr., Lord Fairfax Community College)

A valuable introduction for students and general readers alike. Glenn Holland's accessible prose and carefully structured approach take the reader on an engaging journey through time across Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Syria-Palestine. His exploration of key themes, thoughtful treatment of celebrated primary sources, and judicious handling of history combine effectively to map out the religious and cultural landscape of these fascinating regions. (Dexter E. Callender Jr., University of Miami)

An excellent book. I like the scope. I like its readability. I like that he approaches topics related to biblical history without pressing 'red buttons' for my students, who tend to be theologically conservative. I'll definitely adopt this text. (Robert Mullins, Azusa Pacific University)

Survey books tend to oversimplify, but this book provides a nuanced presentation of ancient religious practice. If used for undergraduate teaching, this book would be useful as a resource, providing general descriptions of ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian religions. (Historian)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Holland, Glenn S.
ISBN 10: 0742562271 ISBN 13: 9780742562271
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2010. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KB-9780742562271

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 27.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

HOLLAND, GLENN S
Published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 0742562271 ISBN 13: 9780742562271
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0742562271

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 30.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Holland, Glenn S.
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 0742562271 ISBN 13: 9780742562271
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0742562271 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2132683527

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 32.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Glenn S. Holland
Published by ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0742562271 ISBN 13: 9780742562271
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Gods in the Desert explores the fascinating religious cultures of the ancient Near East. From the mysterious pyramids, tombs, and temples of Egypt to the powerful heroes, gods, and legends of Mesopotamia, Glenn Holland guides readers through the early religions that are the root of many of today s major faiths. Holland compares the religions of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Syria-Palestine, including Israel and Judah, from the Neolithic era through the conquest of Alexander the Great. He provides a historical survey of each region, then discusses the gods, the rulers, the afterlife, and the worship rituals. This accessible overview makes clear how these religions converged and diverged, and are intimately connected to many of the religions we recognize today, sometimes in surprising ways. Seller Inventory # AAS9780742562271

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 37.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Glenn S. Holland
Published by ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0742562271 ISBN 13: 9780742562271
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Gods in the Desert explores the fascinating religious cultures of the ancient Near East. From the mysterious pyramids, tombs, and temples of Egypt to the powerful heroes, gods, and legends of Mesopotamia, Glenn Holland guides readers through the early religions that are the root of many of today s major faiths. Holland compares the religions of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Syria-Palestine, including Israel and Judah, from the Neolithic era through the conquest of Alexander the Great. He provides a historical survey of each region, then discusses the gods, the rulers, the afterlife, and the worship rituals. This accessible overview makes clear how these religions converged and diverged, and are intimately connected to many of the religions we recognize today, sometimes in surprising ways. Seller Inventory # AAS9780742562271

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 38.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Holland, Glenn S.
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 0742562271 ISBN 13: 9780742562271
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Condition: New. Paperback. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0742562271

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 39.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Glenn S. Holland
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2010)
ISBN 10: 0742562271 ISBN 13: 9780742562271
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Seller Inventory # DADAX0742562271

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 35.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

HOLLAND, GLENN S.
Published by RL (2018)
ISBN 10: 0742562271 ISBN 13: 9780742562271
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description RL, 2018. paperback. Condition: NEW. 9780742562271 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01060455

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 31.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.04
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Glenn S. Holland
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2010)
ISBN 10: 0742562271 ISBN 13: 9780742562271
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0742562271

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 44.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Holland
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 0742562271 ISBN 13: 9780742562271
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780742562271

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 37.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.58
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book