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The Essential Companion to Life in Bible Times

Key Insights for Reading God's Word
  • By Moises Silva
Key Insights for Reading God's Word
  • By Moises Silva
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Drawing on a wealth of material from the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary, this book describes in topical fashion what is known about life and customs in biblical times. Knowledge of this background proves invaluable for a proper interpretation of the Bible.

The Essential Companion to Life in Bible Times organizes material in thematic fashion and distills from the various articles the information that is most useful for appreciating the cultural background of the biblical writings.
 
The book begins with a chapter on the family, describing what the Bible says about children, from their birth through their education, and discusses the roles played by men and women when they reached adulthood. The topics of sex, marriage, divorce, old age, death, and burial are also treated.
 
From there, topics include:
- The household—from house architecture and furniture to the subjects of food and water—and health and illnesses in biblical times.
- Social life, including population, the calendar, economics, crafts, travel and trade, dress, and music.
- Government in the towns, the larger cities, and the state; including the role of the king, as well as the function of elders and officials.
- Israel’s religious life—from the use of high places and altars, to the importance of the tabernacle and the temple, to role of priests and Levites.

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Drawing on a wealth of material from the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary, this book describes in topical fashion what is known about life and customs in biblical times. Knowledge of this background proves invaluable for a proper interpretation of the Bible.

The Essential Companion to Life in Bible Times organizes material in thematic fashion and distills from the various articles the information that is most useful for appreciating the cultural background of the biblical writings.
 
The book begins with a chapter on the family, describing what the Bible says about children, from their birth through their education, and discusses the roles played by men and women when they reached adulthood. The topics of sex, marriage, divorce, old age, death, and burial are also treated.
 
From there, topics include:
- The household—from house architecture and furniture to the subjects of food and water—and health and illnesses in biblical times.
- Social life, including population, the calendar, economics, crafts, travel and trade, dress, and music.
- Government in the towns, the larger cities, and the state; including the role of the king, as well as the function of elders and officials.
- Israel’s religious life—from the use of high places and altars, to the importance of the tabernacle and the temple, to role of priests and Levites.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780310286882
    • Manufacturer: Zondervan
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780310286882
    • Publication Date: 08/01/2011
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Moises Silva
    • Page Count: 144
    • Width: 7.30 inches
    • Height: 0.40 inches
    • Length: 9.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.95 pounds
    • SKU: 9780310535447
    • Manufacturer: Zondervan
    • Author: Moises Silva
    • ISBN 13: 9780310535447
    • Publication Date: 08/01/2011
    • Format: Electronic Media
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