Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus (Google eBook)
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.
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Review: Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of JesusUser Review - Jocelyn - Goodreads
And for my next trick, I will transform an archaeologist into a rabbinic scholar! Read full review
Review: Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of JesusUser Review - Sarah - Goodreads
I really learned a lot about biblical life, sects, and observance of purity laws, as well as how much we really haven't learned yet about the time and how much is open to interpretation. Really interesting, I really enjoyed it! Read full review
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