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The New Manners and Customs of the Bible

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For over 100 years, Freeman's Manners and Customs of the Bible has been the serious Bible student's choice.

Short of enrolling in a course in ancient Hebrew civilization, The New Manners & Customs of the Bible is the quickest, easiest, and most enjoyable way to understand the people and culture of the Bible. It is an invaluable key to unlocking a complete and accurate understanding of Scripture that is often hidden in ancient Hebrew culture.

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“References to the sealing or setting apart of the people of God are made in 2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13; 4:30; Revelation 7:2.” (Page 514)

“Anointing was an ancient custom practiced by the Egyptians and afterward by the Greeks and Romans and other nations. Olive oil was used, either pure or mixed with fragrant and costly spices, often brought from a long distance. (See note at Matthew 26:7 Alabaster—Tables) Anointing was done not only as a part of the ceremony in connection with the coronation of kings (see 2 Kings 11:12 Coronation Ceremonies) and at the installation of the High Priest (Psalm 133:2), but also as an act of courtesy and hospitality toward a guest. Thus Jesus accuses Simon of lacking hospitality in neglecting to anoint His head when Simon invited Him to eat with him (Luke 7:46).” (Page 313)

“The precise form of the fishing nets used by the Hebrews is not known; nor do we know the exact difference between the meanings attached to the several words that are translated ‘net.’” (Page 439)

“Espousals were often made very early in life, though marriage did not take place until the bride reached twelve years of age or had experienced her first menstrual cycle.” (Page 397)

“The philosophy advanced by Epicurus considered happiness, or the avoidance of pain and emotional disturbance, to be the highest good.” (Page 529)

  • Title: The New Manners and Customs of the Bible
  • Authors: James Freeman, Harold J. Chadwick
  • Publisher: Bridge-Logos
  • Print Publication Date: 1998
  • Logos Release Date: 2003
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible › Antiquities; Bible › Handbooks, manuals, etc; Bible › History of Biblical events; Bible › Commentaries
  • Resource ID: LLS:29.1.38
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2024-03-25T18:56:52Z


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  2. David



    Awful update. I have the original. They should have just put that up. Compare the sub-standard additions of Harold J. Chadwick with James M. Freeman and I think it should be pretty clear what I'm talking about. Chadwick's first entry on the Garden of Eden is just a so-so commentary on the that passage of Scripture. Nothing of value is gained. Now Read Freeman's first entry on the use of Father in the Bible and you get tons of very interesting and hard to come by background information that actually illuminates the text. I would have suggest Logos introduce their own version of the original, though whether that would be financially viable for them is another thing. Put it into Community Pricing and see what happens...
  3. Robert  Leahy

    Robert Leahy



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