Shopping Cart - $0.00

You have no items in your shopping cart.

Return to Previous Page

The Essential Companion to Life in Bible Times

Key Insights for Reading God's Word

Be the first to review this product

$16.99
Format: Paperback

Availability: In stock

Quick Overview:

Drawing on a wealth of material from the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary, this book describes in topical fashion what is known about life and customs in biblical times. Knowledge of this background proves invaluable for a proper interpretation of the Bible.
OR
 
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---and health and illnesses 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 role of priests and Levites.
Contributor Moisés Silva
Short Bio Moisés Silva
Moisés Silva taught biblical studies at Westmont College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Seminary. He is the author or coauthor of eight books and the revising editor of the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible.
UPC 025986286880
ISBN-10 0310286883
ISBN-13 9780310286882
Publish Date Aug 27, 2011
Weight 0.9400
Height 9.13
Width 7.38
Length 144.00
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Price $16.99
Format Paperback
Language English

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

Copyright © 2014 HarperCollins Publishers. All Rights Reserved. | Privacy | Terms and Conditions