Past Publications

The Other Person in the Picture: The Portrayal & Interpretation of Joseph the Carpenter

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Relying on new archaeological studies and biblical research, Jacobs’, Other Person, provides an accessible, scriptural and historical account of Joseph the Carpenter, the earthly father of Jesus, for anyone who wants to know more about the role and influence Joseph the Carpenter had on the background, life, and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. As such it will be of interest to all Christians who take the scriptures and history seriously and seek to know more about Joseph and Jesus– whether they be evangelical, Catholic, Pentecostal, or liberal.

The Life and Photography of Doris Ulmann

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Doris Ulmann (1882-1934) was one of the foremost photographers of the twentieth century, yet until now there has never been a biography of this fascinating, gifted artist. Born into a New York Jewish family with a tradition of service, Ulmann sought to portray and document individuals from various groups that she feared would vanish from American life. In the last eighteen years of her life, Ulmann created over 10,000 photographs and illustrated five books, including Roll, Jordan, Roll and Han.

A Guide to the Study of Greco-Roman and Jewish and Christian History and Literature

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This book is a comprehensive reference guide and outline of Greco-Roman and Jewish and Christian history and literature for the period between 200 BCE and 260 CE. The author examines generations of scholarship in classical, biblical, historical, and religious studies. No other single text in classical or historical or religious studies provides the amount of information this text provides on Greco-Roman and Jewish and Christian history and literature. 

Glossary of Foreign Terms for the Study of Works of Art on Paper and Books

Glossary of foreign terms for the study of works of art on paper and books.

Joseph the Carpenter: His Reception in Literature and Art from the Second to the Ninth Century

In this ground-breaking examination of responses to Joseph the Carpenter, Dr. Jacobs offers fresh insight into the historic understanding and perception of this often forgotten figure.