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

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Riverhead Books, 2011 - History - 241 pages
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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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User Review  - judiparadis - LibraryThing

Fairly interesting (and sometimes disturbing) about every day life in Israel around the time of Jesus' life. Though it claims not to be about Jesus, it references the gospel stories (Gnostic and traditional) often to cite examples of archaeological and historical findings. Read full review

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User Review  - jasonpettus - LibraryThing

(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.) I ... Read full review

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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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