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Most Bible dictionaries on the market today miss a number of cultural and sociological issues of interest to the study of the Scriptures. The Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity aims to fill this void. Written and edited by a world-class historian and also by a highly respected biblical scholar, this unique reference work provides background cultural and technical information on the world of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament from 2000 BC to approximately AD 600.
Articles on domestic life, technology, culture, laws, and religious practices are rarely found in available Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias, but here they are explained in detail, accompanied by bibliographic material for further exploration. Articles range from 5-20 pages long.
While the authors are well known, they have also recruited 35-40 experts in the actual fields being discussed in numerous cases, and thus the series is further strengthened by the high level of scholarship applied to each of the articles. Scholars, pastors, and students (and their teachers) will find this to be a very useful resource for biblical study, exegesis, and sermon preparation.
This first volume in the The Dictionary of Daily Life series covers topics including: agriculture, art, barbers and beards, boats and ships, camels, childbirth and children, clothing, dance, and many more.
|Title: Antiquity, Volume 1: A-Da|
By: Edwin M. Yamauchi, Marvin R. Wilson
Number of Pages: 436
Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)|
Weight: 1 pound 9 ounces
Series: Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity
Stock No: WW704602
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"The Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity is an outstanding resource. It is not another biblical dictionary; rather, it is a reference work like no other. It contains substantial, well-written entries on significant topics that flesh out the world of biblical and post-biblical antiquity. Each entry is accompanied by a lengthy, up-to-date bibliography. This important work belongs in every library."
—Craig A. Evans, Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Acadia Divinity College
"The gifted contributors provide important surveys of both Old Testament and New Testament topics, helpfully providing background from the ancient Near East (for the Old Testament) and the Greco-Roman world (for the New Testament), as well as the later appropriation of the biblical material in Jewish and Christian sources. This invaluable reference work is a must for all students of the Bible."
—Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College
"Finally, we have been given a rich accordance of biblical knowledge. A remarkable collection of primary reference sources. The concrete topics give a better understanding of the meanings of scripture.
—Jacob Neusner, Distinguished Service Professor of the History and Theology of Judaism, Bard College
"This creative new work introduces students, pastors, teachers, and other interested readers of the Bible to the patterns of life in ancient Israel in an understandable, engaging, and, yes, exciting way. Helpful bibliographies, knowledgeable treatments of relevant ancient texts and material culture, clear writing that avoids talking down to the audience, attention to under-discussed but relevant topics—all these qualities make this a reference work that will inform and delight readers for years to come."
—Mark W. Hamilton, Professor of Old Testament, Graduate School of Theology, Abilene Christian University
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