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The Essential Companion to Life in Bible Times

, 2011
ISBN: 9780310497455


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The Essential Companion to Life in Bible Times organizes material in thematic fashion and distills from the various articles the information that is most useful for appreciating the cultural background of the biblical writings. The book begins with a chapter on the family, describing what the Bible says about children, from their birth through their education, and discusses the roles played by men and women when they reached adulthood. The topics of sex, marriage, divorce, old age, death, and burial are also treated. From there, topics include:

  • The household: from house architecture and furniture to the subjects of food and water, as well as health and illness in biblical times
  • Social life: including population, the calendar, economics, crafts, travel and trade, dress, and music
  • Government: in the towns, the larger cities, and the state; including the role of the king, as well as the function of elders and officials
  • Israel’s religious life: from the use of high places and altars, to the importance of the tabernacle and the temple, to the role of priests and Levites

Drawing on a wealth of material from the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary, this book is most useful for uncovering, understanding, and appreciating the cultural background of the biblical writings.

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  • Variety of topics on the life and customs in biblical times
  • Cultural background of the biblical writings
  • Title: The Essential Companion to Life in Bible Times
  • Author: Moisés Silva
  • Series: Essential Bible Companion Series
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Print Publication Date: 2011
  • Logos Release Date: 2012
  • Pages: 144
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. O.T. › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Bible. N.T. › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Jews › Social life and customs--To 70 A.D; Jews › Antiquities
  • ISBNs: 9780310497455, 9780310286882
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-05-27T00:18:16Z

Scripture references are linked directly to Greek and Hebrew texts, along with the English Bible translations of your choice. For any word in any language, you can double-click on that word and your digital library will automatically search your lexicons for a match. That gives you unprecedented access to linguistic data, along with all the tools you need for exegesis and interpretation.

Moisés Silva (born September 4, 1945) is a Cuban-born American biblical scholar and translator.


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