William G. Dever - History - 2006 - 268 pages
A respected archaeologist's engaging, revealing take on ancient Israel. A thorough yet readable examination of a much-debated subject -- of relevance also to the current ...
Shaye J. D. Cohen - Religion - 1987 - 251 pages
This book explores the period from the 160s to 63 B.C.E., when the Maccabees ruled the Jews, up to the publication of the Mishnah in the second century C.E.