The Sign and the Seal

Author: Graham Hancock
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780307829047
Release Date: 2012-09-19
Genre: Science

A compelling brew of mystery, crime, and science revealing the details behind the search for the lost Ark of the Covenant. The Lost Ark of the Covenant is one of the great historical mysteries of all time. To believers, the Ark is the legendary vessel holding the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Bible contains hundreds of references to the Ark's power to level mountains, destroy armies, and lay waste to cities. The Ark itself, however, mysteriously disappears from recorded history sometime after the building of the Temple of Solomon. After ten years of searching through the dusty archives of Europe and the Middle East, as well as braving the real-life dangers of a bloody civil war in Ethiopia, Graham Hancock has succeeded where scores of others have failed. This intrepid journalist tracked down the true story behind the myths and legends--revealing where the Ark is today, how it got there, and why it remains hidden. Part fascinating scholarship and part entertaining adventure yarn, tying together some of the most intriguing tales of all time--from the Knights Templar and Prester John to Parsival and the Holy Grail--this book will appeal to anyone fascinated by the revelation of hidden truths, the discovery of secret mysteries.

Sign and the Seal

Author: Graham Hancock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671865412
Release Date: 1993-07-02
Genre: Religion

A journalist tells of his quest to find the Ark of the Covenant, how he traced it to a remote corner of war-torn Ethiopia, and the significance of the Ark and its mysterious disappearance

Sacred Tropes Tanakh New Testament and Qur an as Literature and Culture

Author: Roberta Sabbath
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789047430964
Release Date: 2009-09-30
Genre: Religion

Sacred Tropes interweaves Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an essays which collectively and individually enlist literary approaches including environmental, cultural studies, gender, psychoanalytic, ideological, economic, historicism, law, and rhetorical criticisms. Sacred Tropes represents a pioneering, comparatist approach to Abrahamic studies.

The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena

Author: J Gordon Melton
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 9781578592593
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: Religion

From sacred mountains and places of pilgrimage to visions and out-of-body travel, this reference explores unusual and unexplained physical events, apparitions, and other phenomena rooted in religious beliefs. Each entry features a balanced presentation and includes a description of the phenomenon, the religious claims surrounding the occurrence, and a scientific response. Touring the world and history, this comprehensive reference includes entries on angels, comets, Marian apparitions, and religious figures such as Jesus, Mohammad, and Lao Tzu.

Popular Controversies in World History Investigating History s Intriguing Questions 4 volumes

Author: Steven L. Danver
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598840780
Release Date: 2010-12-22
Genre: History

Covering prehistoric times to the modern era, this fascinating resource presents pro-and-con arguments regarding unresolved, historic controversies throughout the development of the world. • Includes 58 chapters in four volumes that address significant historical questions focused upon topics such as the Old Testament, the Roman Empire, the historic Buddha, William Shakespeare, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and weapons of mass destruction • Provides a pro-and-con debate format that encourages readers to evaluate the validity of arguments and evidence

Going Places A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative

Author: Robert Burgin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610693851
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

The Mother of the Lord

Author: Margaret Barker
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567489906
Release Date: 2012-09-27
Genre: Religion

Are there Old Testament roots of the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Margaret Barker traces the roots of the devotion to Mary as Mother of the Lord back to the Old Testament and the first temple in Jerusalem. The evidence is consistent over more than a millennium: there had been a female deity in Israel, the Mother figure in the Royal cult, who had been abandoned about 600BCE. She was almost written out of the Hebrew text, almost excluded from the canon. This first of two volumes traces the history of the Lady in the Temple, and looks forward to the second volume in which Barker will show how the Lady of the Temple is reclaimed in the advent of Christianity, and becomes the Lady in the Church. The result is breathtaking, and like all Barker's work, is impossible to put down.

Human Expeditions

Author: Stephen Chrisomalis
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442664562
Release Date: 2013-12-06
Genre: Social Science

In its 2007 obituary of Bruce Trigger (1937–2006), the Times of London referred to the Canadian anthropologist and archaeologist as “Canada’s leading prehistorian” and “one of the most influential archaeologists of his time.” Trained at Yale University and a faculty member at McGill University for more than forty years, he was best known for his History of Archaeological Thought, which the Times called “monumental.” Trigger inspired scholars all over the world through his questioning of assumptions and his engagement with social and political causes. Human Expeditions pays tribute to Trigger’s immense legacy by bringing together cutting edge work from internationally recognized and emerging researchers inspired by his example. Covering the length and breadth of Trigger’s wide-ranging interests – from Egyptology to the history of archaeological theory to North American aboriginal cultures – this volume highlights the diversity of his academic work and the magnitude of his impact in many different areas of scholarship.

Messiah Is Coming

Author: Yevgeny H. Wieliczko
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465328380
Release Date: 2009-06-08
Genre: Religion

At the dawn of the 21st Century, in a time when secular humanism and unbiblical religions are vying for the hearts, minds and souls of people all around the globe, MESSIAH IS COMING presents an overview of some of the messianic prophecies found throughout the Jewish Holy Scriptures, the Tanakh. Not a textbook; this is an Everymans perspective in a search for answers to one of our oldest riddles: if there is a GOD, why hasnt HE just taken over once and for all and delivered humanity from the tyrants of power, the poverty of many, the madness of war, the injustices that seem to escape our rules of law? Long ago GOD surely promised a Messianic Kingdom on Earth. Who, what, and where is the true One who can bring it about?


Author: Graham Hancock
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 0575036818
Release Date: 1985-01-01
Genre: Social Science


Author: Graham Hancock
Publisher: HarperElement
ISBN: 0007190360
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

This is an amazing work of historical investigation -- the result of 15 years of research. What the authors have uncovered is a heretical tradition rooted in Hermeticism in Egypt which has, for the past thousand years, been a hidden opponent of the Christian Church.

The Message of the Sphinx

Author: Graham Hancock
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 030755791X
Release Date: 2009-06-10
Genre: Social Science

In this riveting account of historical and archaeological investigation, the authors present hard evidence that the Sphinx, the Pyramids, and the other monuments at Giza are of far more ancient origin than previously believed. Complete with evidence of a conspiracy between the Egyptology establishment and various confidential organizations to keep the secrets of the Pyramids from the world, The Message of the Sphinx is also a modern-day detective story. of photos. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Pictorial Collection of Tractors

Author: Graham Hancock
ISBN: 1864766395
Release Date: 2011-04-01

Australia has seen the importation of many tractor makes and models from manufacturers around the world, more particularly the USA and Europe. This has been brought about by economic circumstances which have made tractor manufacture in Australia difficult. This has not stopped the efforts of many in developing an “Australian” product.Tribute must be paid to the likes of Jelbart, McDonald, Howard, Ronaldson Bros and Tippert and of course Chamberlain. In later years we have seen the development of “big” tractors through names like James Nagorcka (Waltanna), Upton Brothers, Baldwin and Phillips (Acremaster) to name a few.By the 1950s tractors were more powerful, more efficient, more manoeuvrable and more comfortable than ever before. From 1950 until now (2010) innovation and changing technologies have continued to improve this ultimate farm tool.This book seeks to bring to the reader a pictorial account of just some of the myriad of tractors found in Australia. The information provided is brief and hopefully sufficient to highlight some of the characteristics of each tractor. It should be noted that where manufacturers once released a single model for the purposes of marketing, in recent years they have released a series which may be similar in appearance and design yet have specific differences which are not always apparent to those of us who appreciate tractors but are not aware of professional and technical detail. An attempt has been made to acknowledge the series where possible.

Fingerprints of the Gods

Author: Graham Hancock
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780307829054
Release Date: 2012-09-19
Genre: Science

The bestselling author of The Sign and the Seal reveals the true origins of civilization. Connecting puzzling clues scattered throughout the world, Hancock discovers compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory. Four 8-page photo inserts.