Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine

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Riverhead Books, 2011 - History - 256 pages
28 Reviews
What was it like to live in the time of Jesus?

What did people eat? Whom did they marry? How did they keep themselves clean? What did their cities and towns look like? What did they believe?

The answers, it turns out, are surprising. This simple question is not so simple after all. With a historian's insight and a reporter's curiosity, Scott Korb gives us a backstage pass to the unexpected and sometimes down-and-dirty truth about what everyday life was like in first-century Palestine, that tumultuous era when the Roman Empire was at its zenith and a new religion-Christianity-was born.

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Review: Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine

User Review  - Nancy Moffett - Goodreads

A little disrespectful of Jewish/Christian beliefs, annoying tone -too chatty for my taste. Still, he injected realism into a period of history that is often romanticized. Not terrible. Read full review

Review: Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine

User Review  - Jeff Deck - Goodreads

A lot of interesting stories and details about the life of primarily Jews in first-century Palestine, under Roman rule. For a book that keeps professing that it's not about Jesus, the book returns ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Scott Korb is the co-author of The Faith Between Us: A Jew and a Catholic Search for the Meaning of God. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and graduate degrees from Union Seminary and Columbia University. He has written for Harper's, Gastronomica, the Revealer, and Commonweal. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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