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    Manners and Customs in the Bible (Paperback) By (author) Victor Harold Matthews


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    Description- How did the Exile change Israel's religious life? - Why would Lot even think of throwing his daughters to a mob? - What exactly were the differences between Herodians, Sadducees, Pharisees, and Essenes?Lots of questions crop up when you read the Bible. For answers, you need insight into the Bible's culture, its people and how they lived.What people wore, what they ate, what they built, how they exercised justice, how they mourned, how they viewed family and legal customs" all are "manners and customs" and all vary from period to period throughout Israel's history.Fortunately, this book is a lot more than just nice pictures" although there are a lot of those, too. Each chapter furnishes an introduction to the political and physical setting of the period in Israel's history and outlines the basic structure of its social world. Then specific scenes drawn from the biblical text are studied in a way that sheds light on the daily life of the people of that time. Drawing from a variety of sources to recreate the society of ancient Israel" extrabiblical sources and archaeological data as well as the biblical text itself" Dr. Matthews helps the reader to see the ancient world of Israel as never before. Once seen in this way, it will never look the same again.Now in a new, revised edition, Dr. Matthews offers even more helpful insights into the biblical world. Over a hundred Scripture passages have been placed alongside the text to complement the discussion and to keep the relevant biblical passages in view. More than twenty new illustrations and photos help to give an even better "feel" for the world of Abraham, David, Jesus, and Paul.

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    Manners and Customs in the Bible
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Victor Harold Matthews
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 283
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 800 g
    ISBN 13: 9780943575810
    ISBN 10: 0943575818

    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    DC21: 220.95
    BIC subject category V2: HR
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000, REL006000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DS112.M33
    Thema V1.0: QR
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, maps
    Hendrickson Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    Hendrickson Publishers Inc
    Publication date
    28 July 1994
    Publication City/Country