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Alexander, David, et al, Eerdman's Handbook to the Bible, Berkhamstead, UK, Lion Publishing, 1973.

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Barber, Noel, The Sultans, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1973.

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Bimson, John J., "A Chronology For the Middle Kingdom and Israel's Egyptian Bondage," S.I.S. Review, Vol. III (1978), pp. 64-69, and Vol. IV (1979), pp. 11-18.

Bimson, John J., and Bietak, Manfred, "Redating the Exodus--The Debate Goes On," Biblical Archaeology Review, Vol. XV, No. 4 (Jul/Aug 1988), pp. 52-55.
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Editors of Life, The Epic of Man, New York, Time Inc., 1961.

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Editors of Time-Life Books, Alexandria, VA, Time-Life Books.

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  • The Age of Calamity, 1989.
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  • The Age of God-Kings, 1987.
  • Barbarian Tides, 1987.
  • The Colonial Overlords, 1990.
  • The Divine Campaigns, 1988.
  • Egypt: Land of the Pharaohs, 1992.
  • Empires Ascendant, 1987.
  • Empires Besieged, 1988.
  • The European Emergence, 1989.
  • Fury of the Northmen, 1988.
  • The Holy Land, 1992.
  • The Human Dawn, 1990.
  • Light in the East, 1988.
  • The March of Islam, 1988.
  • The Mongol Conquests, 1989.
  • Mesopotamia: The Mighty Kings, 1995.
  • The Nuclear Age, 1990.
  • Persians: Masters of Empire, 1995.
  • Powers of the Crown, 1989.
  • Shadow of the Dictators, 1989.
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  • The World In Arms, 1989.
All of the above are from the TimeFrame or Lost Civilizations series.

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Ghirshman, Roman, Iran, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UK, Penguin Books, Ltd., 1978.

Gibbon, Edward, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, New York, The Modern Library, 1784.

Gilbert, Martin, The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Its History in Maps, London, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1974 (1976 edition used).
The Atlas of Jewish History, New York, William Morrow & Company, 1969 (1992 edition used).

Goldston, Robert, The Sword of the Prophet, New York, Fawcett Crest, 1979.

Gonick, Larry, The Cartoon History of the Universe, Volumes 1-7: From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great, New York, Doubleday, 1990.
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Grant, Michael, From Alexander to Cleopatra, The Hellenistic World, New York, Charles Scribner's sons, 1982.
The Roman Emperors, A Biographical Guide to the Rulers of Imperial Rome, 31 BC-AD 476, New York, Charles Scribner's sons, 1985.

Grosvenor, Gilbert H. et al, Everyday Life in Ancient Times, Washington, D.C., National Geographic Society, 1951. (Reprints of National Geographic articles that originally appeared in October 1941, March 1944, November 1946, and January 1951.)

Grousset, René, The Empire of the Steppes, A History of Central Asia, Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, 1970.

Halpern, Baruch, "Radical Exodus Dating Fatally Flawed," Biblical Archaeology Review, Vol. XIII, No. 6 (Nov/Dec 1987), pp. 54-61.

Hanson, Victor Davis, Carnage and Culture, New York, Anchor Books, 2001.

Hawkes, Jacquetta, Atlas of Ancient Archaeology, New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1974.

Heidel, Alexander, The Babylonian Genesis, Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 1942.

Herodotus, The Histories, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UK, Penguin Books, Ltd., 1954.

Herzog, Chaim, and Gichon, Mordechai, Battles of the Bible, Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 1978 (1997 edition used).

Hicks, Laurel, et al, The History of the World In Christian Perspective, Vol. I, Pensacola, FL, A Beka Book Publications, 1979.

Homer, The Iliad, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UK, Penguin Books, Ltd., 1950.

Jablonski, Edward, A Pictoral History of the Middle East: War and Peace From Antiquity to the Present, Garden City, NY, Doubleday and Co., 1984.

Josephus, Flavius, The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, Grand Rapids, Kregel Publications, 1867 (1960 edition).

Keller, Werner, The Bible As History, New York, Bantam Books, 1956.

Kinder, Hermann, and Hilgemann, Werner, The Anchor Atlas of World History, Garden City, NY, Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1964 (translated by Ernest A. Menze in 1974).

Koestler, Arthur, The Thirteenth Tribe, New York, Random House, 1976.

Kramer, Samuel Noah, Cradle of Civilization, New York, Time-Life Books, 1967. From the Great Ages of Man series.

León, Vicki, Uppity Women of Ancient Times, New York, MJF Books, 1995.

Lewis, David Allen, Magog 1982 (Cancelled), Harrison, AR, New Leaf Press, 1982.

Llewellyn, Sam, Small Parts in History, London, Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1985. Reprinted by Barnes & Noble Books, 1992.

MacQueen, J. G., The Hittites and Their Contemporaries in Asia Minor, London, Thames & Hudson, 1986.

Mansfield, Peter, The Arabs, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UK, Penguin Books, Ltd., 1976 (1992 edition used).

McEvedy, Colin, The Penguin Atlas of African History, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UK, Penguin Books, Ltd., 1980.
The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UK, Penguin Books, Ltd., 1967.
The Penguin Atlas of Medieval History, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UK, Penguin Books, Ltd., 1961.
The Penguin Atlas of Modern History (to 1815), Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UK, Penguin Books, Ltd., 1972.
The Penguin Atlas of Recent History, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UK, Penguin Books, Ltd., 1982.
McEvedy, Colin & Sarah, The Atlas of World History: The Dark Ages, New York, Macmillan Publishing Co., 1972.

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Roux, Georges, Ancient Iraq, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UK, Penguin Books, Ltd., 1964 (1980 edition used).

Sanders, N. K., The Epic of Gilgamesh, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UK, Penguin Books, Ltd., 1960.

Schiller, Ronald, Distant Secrets, New York, Berkley Books, 1989.

Schweitzer, Frederick, A History of the Jews Since the First Century A.D., New York, the Macmillan Company, 1971.

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Sitchin, Zecharia, The Wars of Gods and Men, New York, Avon Books, 1985.
"And it Came to Pass, in the Days of Amraphel King of Shine'ar," Catastrophism & Ancient History, Vol. XII:1 (January 1990), pp. 49-53.

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Velikovsky, Immanuel, Ages in Chaos, Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1952.
"Beyond the Mountains of Darkness: The Search for the Ten Lost Tribes," Kronos, Vol. VII:4 (Summer 1982), pp. 40-47.
Oedipus and Akhnaton, Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1960.
Peoples of the Sea, Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1977.
Ramses II and His Time, Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1978.

Wallbank, T. Walter; Taylor, Alastair M.; and Bailkey, Nels M.; Western Perspectives: A Concise History of Civilization, Glenview, IL, Scott, Foresman & Co., 1961 (1973 edition used).

Ward, William A., Egypt and the East Mediterranean World, 2200-1900 B.C., American University of Beirut, 1971.

Wells, H. G., The Outline of History, Garden City, NY, Garden City Books, 1920 (1949 edition used).

Wheatcroft, Andrew, The World Atlas of Revolutions, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1983.

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