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The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times

, 1987
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The Bible was written in a culture and land vastly different from our own. It is essential that we understand the manners and customs of the time in order to fully understand scripture. The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times will open your eyes to the life-styles and customs of the Bible's writers and characters, giving you a clearer understanding of God's Word. You will be enlightened by reading about the people and times of the Bible and learning about the world that they lived in; from Moody Press.

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“When a goat was killed, its skin was often impregnated with fat and sewn up to become a water carrier (a goatskin bottle).” (source)

“Mark 2:4; Luke 5:19. It has often been assumed that the four friends who brought their paralytic friend to Jesus broke through the mud and brushwood roof to let him down. This assumes that the roof was easily repaired. The tiles Luke refers to would then be sun–baked mud. But Luke was writing to a Roman who knew about Roman tiling. It is therefore more likely that Jesus was talking under a colonnade/veranda attached to the house, and that the friends, having gained access to the roof, stripped off some of the tiling of the colonnade.” (source)

“It became a custom that part of the dowry should form a circlet of coins that were attached to the woman’s head dress. They became a symbol like a wedding ring, and therefore the loss of such a coin (Luke 15:8–10) would be the cause of a great deal of anxiety. As part of the marriage agreement, the bride’s father would make a marriage gift (dowry) to his daughter (Genesis 24:59–61; Judges 1:12–15).” (source)

“The bride and groom looked like and acted like a king and queen” (source)

“It is a nice story but not true in biblical terms.” (source)

  • Title: The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times
  • Authors: Ralph Gower, Fred Wight
  • Publisher: Moody
  • Print Publication Date: 1987
  • Logos Release Date: 2001
  • Pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Jews › Civilization--To 70 A.D; Bible › Antiquities; Palestine › Civilization
  • Resource ID: LLS:5.20.1
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-14T02:23:48Z

Ralph Gower is currently the minister of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Ainsdale, in the north west of England. He has spent most of his life in the area of religious education as teacher, lecturer, researcher, administrator and inspector, and has written educational material for teachers and children. He has contributed articles to various Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias and is the author of Frontiers, Religious Education in the Junior Years, Religious Education in the Infant Years, and Life in New Testament Times.


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  1. Fred



    My 1987 paperback edition is the updated edition with the same cover design as Logos has. It also has all the colorful illustrations, pictures, and maps. However, my Logos edition that is based on the 1987 print edition has none of the graphics. Very disappointing! I consider the many images and illustrations in the print edition highly valuable.
  2. Wilvia Cristina Sosa Brito
  3. Carlos Aguilar Piutil
    When will you update with the illustrations?
  4. Andrew Lauterbach
  5. Ronald Coleman
    Good but I wish it was the updated version with all the pictures like the printed version.
  6. T. Kem Oberholtzer, Th.M. Ph.D.


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