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  1. The Baker Illustrated Guide to Everyday Life in Bible Times
    The Baker Illustrated Guide to Everyday Life in Bible Times
    John A. Beck
    Baker Books / 2013 / Hardcover
    $5.99 Retail: $29.99 Save 80% ($24.00)
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Images are the most powerful and comprehensive way of communicating. Yet, they are made ever richer by informed and detailed commentary about the objects, places, people, and ideas that define an image. Image driven and yet highly informative the The Baker Illustrated Guide to Everyday Life in Bible Times explores many manners and customs from the biblical world that the writers and original readers of the Scriptures would have been familiar with. But being so far removed from that world, we modern readers often miss the full meaning-literally and figuratively-or are not even aware that a different concept from our own is intended by the biblical author.

Here distinguished scholar John Beck brings clarity to perennially murky waters and vitalizes these critical components of God's word in order to help us more fully grasp the meaning of God's word. Covering a host of issues including:

  • anointing
  • sacred days
  • religious offices
  • cleanliness laws
  • burial of the dead
  • divination
  • family relationships
  • social standing
  • foods and eating
  • agriculture
  • warfare
  • clothing
The cultural practices of the past are fascinating on their own, but even more so as they help us correctly interpret God's word and apply it to our lives.

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