The authors of the Bible routinely mentioned manners and customs from the ancient world, fully intending that the Lord would change readers with these images. But modern readers often miss the full meaning of biblical imagery due to the distance in time and experience between the world of today and the world of the Bible. This fully illustrated guide aims to restore clarity and vitality to these portions of God’s Word in order to help readers grasp the full meaning of Scripture. For example, the entry on anointing defines the nature of this act and the connotations associated with it before illustrating how the biblical authors use the act of anointing in their communication with us. Understanding manners and customs like anointing enriches our experience of reading the Bible—and even helps us correctly interpret it.
This colorful guide succinctly introduces modern readers to daily life in Bible times. The Logos version integrates seamlessly into your personal digital library and allows you to access dictionaries and other reference resources with a click. Read your preferred Scripture translation alongside your illustrated guide for a more robust understanding of these fascinating ancient times.
- Over 300 high-quality color photos and illustrations
- Fascinating insights into ancient customs and culture
- In-depth explanations of biblical terminology
- Title: Baker Illustrated Guide to Everyday Life in Bible Times
- Author: John A. Beck
- Publisher: Baker
- Publication Date: 2013
- Pages: 320
About John A. Beck
John A. Beck earned his PhD from Trinity International University and has taught courses in Hebrew and Old Testament at various colleges and universities for more than 20 years. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at Jerusalem University College in Israel. His books include The Land of Milk and Honey: An Introduction to the Geography of Israel, God as Storyteller: Seeking Meaning in Biblical Narrative, A Visual Guide to Bible Events, A Visual Guide to Gospel Events, and more.