Manners & Customs in the Bible: An Illustrated Guide to Daily Life in Bible Times

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Hendrickson Publishers, 2006 - Religion - 256 pages
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This resource will help readers gain invaluable background information on the Bible's culture, its people, and how they lived. Each chapter furnishes an introduction to the historical, political, and physical setting of five basic periods in Israel's history. Drawing from clues in the biblical text, archaeological discoveries, and contemporary documents, Dr. Matthews opens up both difficult and overly familiar passages of Scripture. He explains cultural practices, religious tensions, and apparent contradictions in the Bible.

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Victor H. Matthews (Ph.D., Brandeis University) is professor of religious studies and associate dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs at Missouri State University. He is the author or coauthor of twelve books, including The Social World of Ancient Israel, Old Testament Parallels, and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament.

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