David F. Payne’s book “Kingdoms of the Lord” now available

The following book is now available on-line in PDF:

David F. Payne, Kingdoms of the Lord. A History of the Hebrew Kingdoms. Exeter: The Paternoster Press, 1981. Hbk. ISBN: 0853642842. pp.310. Click here to view.

My thanks to Paternoster Publishing for their kind permission and to Dr David Payne for his encouragement.

Richard E. DeMaris on Corinthian Religion and Baptism for the Dead (1 Cor. 15:29)

The following article is now on-line in PDF:

Richard E. DeMaris, “Corinthian Religion and Baptism for the Dead (1 Corinthians 15:29): Insights from Archaeology and Anthropology,” Journal of Biblical Literature 114.4 (Winter 1995): 661-682. Click here to read.

Dr. DeMaris has asked me to point out that an updated version of this article can be found in the chaper “And the Greatest of these is Death” in The New Testament in its Ritual World. London: Routledge, 2008. Pbk. ISBN-13: 978-0415438261. pp.57-71.