Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2011 - History - 335 pages
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"In Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit Jodi Magness unearths 'footprints' buried in both archaeological and literary evidence to shed new light on Jewish daily life in Palestine from the mid-first century b.c.e. to 70 c.e. the time and place of Jesus' life and ministry. Magness analyzes recent archaeological discoveries from such sites as Qumran and Masada together with a host of period texts, including the New Testament, the works of Josephus, and rabbinic teachings. Layering all these sources together, she reconstructs in detail a fascinating variety of everyday activities dining customs, Sabbath observance, fasting, toilet habits, burial customs, and more" -- BACK COVER.
  

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Review: Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus

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An archaeologist puts a few aspects of ancient Jewish life under the magnifying glass. With a strong interest in the time and place that this book examines, and having enjoyed the author's The ... Read full review

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Contents

Footprints in Archaeology and Text
1
Purifying the Body and Hands
16
Creeping and Swarming Creatures Locusts Fish Dogs Chickens and Pigs
32
Household Vessels Pottery Oil Lamps Glass Stone and Dung
54
Dining Customs and Communal Meals
77
Sabbath Observance and Fasting
85
Coins
97
Clothing and Tzitzit
107
Toilets and Toilet Habits
130
Tombs and Burial Customs
145
Epilogue The Aftermath of 70
181
Notes
187
Bibliography
271
Index of Modern Authors
306
Index of Subjects
311
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Texts
328

Oil and Spit
121

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About the author (2011)

Jodi Magness is the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author and editor of several books, including Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus (2011), The Archaeology of the Early Islamic Settlement in Palestine (2003) and The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls (2002).

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