As a surprise for my birthday Angela took me to Grand Rapids and gave me $100 to spend at Eerdmans and Baker. I spent all of it on 4 new books and 7 used ones, basically trying to get some old standards for the personal library and some others that I’m interested in. Soon the next step will be just focusing on site reports and other things of an archaeological (or at least anthro/theoretical) nature.
Here are the new books:
Kitchen, K. A. “On the Reliability of the Old Testament.”
Miller, Robert, “Chieftains of the Highland Class: A History of Israel in the 12th & 11th Centuries BC.”
Smith, Mark, “The Early History of God: Yahweh and the other Deities in Ancient Israel.”
__________, “The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel’s Polytheistic Background & the Ugaritic Texts.”
And the used books:
Baly, Denis, “The Geography of the Bible.”
de Vaux, Roland, “Ancient Israel (Vol. 1-2).”
Glueck, Nelson. “The Other Side of the Jordan.”
Kenyon, Kathleen, “Archaeology in the Holy Land.”
Mazar, Benjamin, “The Mountain of the Lord.”
Redford, Donald. “Egypt, Canaan, and Israel in Ancient Times.”
Baly, Kenyon, and Mazar are all first editions so I am quite happy finding them in Baker’s vast used book section, and for so cheap. As it turns out we already have a first edition copy of Baly, so if anyone would like to purchase the other one make me an offer. After the book shopping in GR, Angela and I went to South Haven and enjoyed the rest of the day walking along the harbor, going in shops, and eating dinner at a very nice bistro. All in all it was a very enjoyable day.