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The book was good, but most Jewish girls didn't narried that young. Most of them married around mid teen years. And only the Babylonian Jewish men married at 18.
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Everyday Life In Bible Times, by Arthur W.Klinck
Women's Evanagelical: New Testaments Commentary ( pg 2)
The New Testament on Sexuality, by William Loader ( pg 17)
Judaism and Christianity in First-Century Romeedited by Karl P. Donfried, Peter Richardson ( pg 134-135)
Very readable and to the point. Lots of references scripture and early church fathers. I wanted to summarize each chapter and found my notes were basically the same length as the text. As a Protestant I found this invaluable in understanding Marian devotion.
The Marian Revival after Vatican II
An Ancient TraditionPrayers to the Saints
Mary in the Early Church 100550 CE
Mary through the Ages
First Marian DogmaMother of God
Third DogmaImmaculately Conceived
Fourth DogmaAssumed into Heaven
Associate of the Redeemer in Scripture