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    DescriptionIn short, accessible chapters Pilch discusses 63 topics related to the cosmos, the earth, people, family, language, human consciousness, God and the spirit world and entertainment. Pilch's fresh interpretations of the Bible challenge traditional views and explore topics often overlooked in commentaries.

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    A Cultural Handbook to the Bible
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John J. Pilch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780802867209
    ISBN 10: 0802867200

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
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    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG
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    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
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    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 10
    DC22: 220.95
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: REL006630
    B&T Approval Code: A13502500
    BIC subject category V2: HRCF
    DC22: 220.9/5
    BISAC V2.8: REL006680
    DC23: 220.67
    LC classification: BS417 .P54 2012
    Thema V1.0: QRMF1, QRM, QRVC
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Publication date
    30 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Grand Rapids
    Review quote
    John H. Elliott-- University of San Francisco"A Cultural Handbook to the Bible is a splendid resource for teachers (at any level), preachers, and general readers seeking to bridge the gaps (geographical, historical, social, cultural) separating us today from biblical times and everyday life in antiquity."Joan C. Campbell-- Atlantic School of Theology"From beginning to end, John Pilch breaks the cultural world of the Bible wide open, enabling readers along the whole theological spectrum to be more considerate readers of texts that derive from a social system vastly different from our own. With this aid at their side, readers of the Bible will avoid common misinterpretations of biblical terms, symbols, behaviors, values, and more. This is a must-have resource for theologians, preachers, and students."Bruce J. Malina-- Creighton University"John Pilch's expertise in Middle Eastern culture shines through in pointed scenarios concerning the cosmos, the earth, persons, family, language, human consciousness, God and the spirit world, and entertainment."Jerome H. Neyrey-- University of Notre Dame"Pilch's Cultural Handbook to the Bible is so interesting that readers will find it hard to stop reading. Very accessible for a wide range of readers -- college students, seminarians, theologians, laypersons. . . . Materials from this book would give lots of fizz and snap to sermons."Peter C. Phan-- Georgetown University"In a highly accessible style yet with deep and wide scholarship, John Pilch, an international authority on the biblical social world, leads us, like a trustworthy tour guide, through the highways and byways of the ancient world. Thanks to his work, the Bible becomes alive to us again as God's Word in human words. I most strongly recommend this handbook to both scholars and general readers."Douglas E. Oakman-- Pacific Lutheran University"An award-winning predecessor volume by John Pilch (The Cultural Dictionary of the Bible) proved enormously useful for my undergradua