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Number of Pages: 349
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2005
|Dimensions: 9.75 X 6.75 (inches)|
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We know that John the Baptist ate locusts, but were they insects or sweet beans?
Why did a fish swallow a coin that Jesus later used to pay the temple tax?
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Good handling of biblical passages demands a working knowledge of the historical and cultural context in which they were written. This bestselling reference book contains colorful photography, artwork, maps, diagrams, and charts to lend knowledge of context. Additionally, there are Scripture and topical indexes for quick fact-checking.
Students and teachers of the Bible will benefit from and be fascinated by the helpful features of The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times.
shecogicEaton, OhioAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great materialAugust 6, 2011shecogicEaton, OhioAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I purchased two of these, one for my library and one as a gift to a new Elder in our church. Both of us have been pleased with the information in the book and will certainly be able to use it as a reference for my teaching and his teaching and preaching. Good format, easy to find information and great pictures.
integrity122FLAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5awesome informationMay 16, 2011integrity122FLAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5this book provided not only historical background, but links the past customs to today's traditions.
Terry Nicks5 Stars Out Of 5September 14, 2010Terry NicksIt appears to be accurate in the way it portrays the life and times of the Jewish people.
Melissa Endres1 Stars Out Of 5July 20, 2010Melissa EndresAlthough the book was nicely illustrated, I found little else about it to recommend. There are some interesting facts, but none of them are backed up by any sort of bibliography - which no reputable publishing company should allow. The majority of the Scripture verses referenced were either completely unrelated to the point he was making or taken entirely out of context. The author inserted many personal interpretations and assumptions that cannot be supported by any type of literal, Biblical interpretation. I felt that the author's text was unscholarly and un-researched and is a poor representation of Biblical study. I cannot recommend this book to anyone, because the few interesting bits of common knowledge are overshadowed by the many erroneous and illogical statements that permeate the book.
Reverend Ambridge5 Stars Out Of 5April 2, 2010Reverend AmbridgeThis has been one of my favorite reference books for a long time. I'm glad to have the updated version. There are so many great cultural references that enhance Bible understanding. I recommend this book for every serious student of the Bible!
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