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Time to start thinning my bookshelves! If any of these are of interest, email and we’ll work out payment details. Shipping and packaging will likely be $4-$10 for media mail within North America.

Title Author/Editor ISBN Price
Especially interesting
De Administrando Imperio (Constantine Porphyrogenitus)

This is the Wikipedia of the 10th century! Emperor Constantine VII compiled this survey of politics and peoples as a manual to equip his son Romanos II to rule the empire and treat with its neighbors. Byzantinophiles, you need this book :-) No dust jacket, inscription inside the front cover, but otherwise very clean and crisp.

Moravcsik, Gyula 884020215 $60
The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac The Syrian (First edition, 1984) Holy Transfiguration Monastery 913026557 $150
Isaiah Through the Ages

Joins the text of Isaiah with traditional commentary from a multitude of sources, and (separated clearly) judiciously chosen modern scholarly commentary. Out of print; no reprint expected.

Manley, Joanna 0962253634 $30
A Psalter for Prayer

See details here.

James, David Mitchell 884651886 $25
Bibles and Bible Study
Holy Bible, 1611 Edition

A reprint in modern type of the Authorised/King James Bible as it actually was published in 1611.

In the beginning God created the Heauen, and the Earth. And the earth was without forme, and voyd, and darkenesse was vpon the face of the deepe: and the Spirit of God mooued vpon the face of the waters.

Useful in dialogue with KJV-Only folks who disbelieve that their Bible has changed since 1611. (See also this comment on the current (1769) revision.)

Authorised by King James II 840700415 $15
Holy Bible, Douay-Rheims Challoner, Richard 1930278241 $15
Sveto Pismo (Holy Bible in Croatian) Bible Society 900185570 $15
Septuaginta Rahlfs, Alfred 1598561804 $25
The Septuagint with Apocrypha: Greek and English Brenton, Lancelot C. 913573442 $20
A Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint: Volume I: Alpha-Iota Lust, J. 3438051257 $10
Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook Mounce, William D. 310287677 $10
Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar Mounce, William D. 310287685 $20
Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words: With Topical Index Vine, W.E. 785211608 $15
Twenty-Six (26) Translations of the Holy Bible Volume 1 (Old Testament: Genesis – Esther)

This edition gathers insights from over two dozen Bible translations into a single massively parallel work in three volumes. For each verse or phrase, the King James is shown together with several of the most distinctive reading in other versions. A useful tool for preaching and meditation on a passage from many different perspectives. All three volumes have significant wear to the dust covers but the cloth hardcover books are clean and in fine shape. content Example page – Click to embiggen.

Vaughan, Curtis n/a $20 for the set
Twenty-Six (26) Translations of the Holy Bible, Volume 2: Old Testament Job Through Malachi Vaughan, Curtis n/a
Twenty-Six (26) Translations of the Holy Bible Volume 3 (New Testament: Matthew – Revelation) Vaughan, Curtis n/a
The Practical use of the Greek New Testament Wuest, Kenneth S. 802467377 $20 for all three
A Parsing Guide to the Greek New Testament Han, Nathan E. 836116534
A Dictionary of New Testament Greek Synonyms Berry, George Ricker 310211611
Spiritual Reading
Fellow Workers With God: Orthodox Thinking on Theosis Russell, Norman 881413399 $10
Saint Gregory Palamas as a Hagiorite Vlachos, Met. Hierotheos 9607070372 $20
Western and Western Rite
The Vitellius Psalter

A treat for fans of Anglo-Saxon Christianity: a 10th-century interlinear Old English gloss of the first fifty Psalms from the Gallican Psalter.

Rosier, James L. 1258568977 $25
Monasteriales Indicia: The Anglo-Saxon Sign Language Banham, Debby 951620940 $10
Popular Religion in Late Saxon England: Elf Charms in Context

An overview of the state of the Church before the Norman conquest. Addresses the political and ecclesiastical complications that Germanic property laws and private chapel ownership imposed on the clergy of the period. The “Elf charms” in the title are a fascinating example of Churching some existing traditions. Where is the division between “magic” and sacramental blessing? Fascinating food for thought. (See this related paper.)

Jolly, Karen Louise 807845655 $15
King of Mysteries: Early Irish Religious Writings Carey, John 185182572X $10
Saint Dunstan’s Plainsong Psalter

The entire Coverdale Psalter with plainchant melodies in square notes for every psalm and response. Ideal for use in Anglican or Western Rite daily office. The text is 1928 BCP, minimally edited.

Henry, John 971404682 $25
Jewish and Early-Christian worship
The Works of Philo

Philo was a contemporary of Christ and of St Paul. He reflects the Hellenist school of Bible interpretation that became dominant in Alexandrian Christianity, and is himself a fellow heir with Paul of a number of themes and arguments; this makes his writing an interesting Hellenist Jewish comparison to Paul, who applied the Christian revelation to these topics. Also, while the Christian dogma of the Logos owes much to the pre-Christian Aramaic Memra, Philo’s Logos teaching provides a snapshot of how Alexandrian audiences (Jewish and Gentile) received Christian preaching on thw topic.

Yonge, C.D. 943575931 $20
The Mishnah

Both cults and popular Christian groups make unfounded assertions about the worship and mindset of Second Temple Judaism. The Mishnah, compiled in the 1st and 2nd centuries, provides an inside view of daily life, debated topics, and the practical realities of the Temple as Christ and the Apostles encountered it.

Neusner, Jacob 300050224 $20
The Sabbath Heschel, Abraham Joshua 374529752 $10
Interwoven Destinies: Jews and Christians through the Ages

Notable for the article in which Jewish commentators explain why Chrysostom’s “Against Judaizers” is not the antisemitic rant it has been made out to be.

Fisher, Eugene J. 809133636 $10
The Sacred Bridge Vol. 2: The Interdependence of Liturgy and Music in Synagogue and Church During the First Millennium (Volume II)

Jewish liturgical scholar Eric Werner explores parallels and borrowings in both directions between the liturgies of the early Church and the Synagogue.

Werner, Eric 088125052X $30
The Search for the Origins of Christian Worship Bradshaw, Paul F. 195080505 $15
At the Origins of Christian Worship: The Context and Character of Earliest Christian Devotion Hurtado, Larry 802847498 $10
The Heresy of Orthodoxy

A response to Bart Ehrman et al.

Köstenberger, Andreas J. 1433501430 $10
Abridged Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index (Abridged Edition 13)

Organize your library!

Dewey. Melvil 910608598 $25 for both
Dewey Decimal System: 200 Religion Class (Unabridged) Dewey. Melvil 910608601

Author: Father Silouan Thompson

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