Two new books of interest have just been published by Eisenbrauns.
1. Anne Porter and Glenn M. Schwartz, Sacred Killing: The Archaeology of Sacrifice in the Ancient Near East. Eisenbrauns, 2012. $59.50. ISBN: 9781575062365
This book examines the archaeology and anthropology of ancient Near Eastern sacrifice, helping us understand the nature of ancient sacrifice as reflected in the Bible.
2. William Mierse, Temples and Sanctuaries from the Early Iron Age Levant: Recovery After Collapse. Eisenbrauns, Forthcoming, October, 2012. $59.50. ISBN: 9781575062464
A study of the archaeological remains of temples in the Levant (Syria/Lebanon/Israel region) providing broad context to Solomon’s temple.