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The World of the Bible

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In this splendidly illustrated reference work, John Drane provides a comprehensive survey of the cultural context in which ancient Israel and its scriptures took shape. Drane ranges over thousands of years from the earliest hunter-gatherers to the Roman world in...


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In this splendidly illustrated reference work, John Drane provides a comprehensive survey of the cultural context in which ancient Israel and its scriptures took shape. Drane ranges over thousands of years from the earliest hunter-gatherers to the Roman world in Jesus' day. 432 pages.

The authors of the 66 books of the Bible reflect the social, cultural and religious contexts in which they lived. Understanding these contexts can greatly enrich and deepen our appreciation of the Bible's meaning and message. In this splendid book, John Drane provides an unparalleled survey of the many different worlds which helped to forge the pages of the Bible. He ranges over thousands of years from the earliest hunter-gatherers to the Roman world in Jesus' day. Areas covered include courtly and military structures, home life, social and economic relationships and ritual and cultural practices. This book will enable the reader to approach the Bible with fresh insight, understanding and appreciation.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 391612
  • Product Code 9780745956459
  • ISBN 0745956459
  • EAN 9780745956459
  • Pages 432
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Lion Hudson Publishing
  • Publication Date Feb 2014
  • Sales Rank 55424
  • Dimensions 198 x 130mm
  • Weight 0.291kg

John Drane

John Drane (Ph.D., University of Manchester) taught practical theology in the universities of Stirling and Aberdeen, and is currently a Fellow of St John's College, Durham, and an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, California.


He is the author of many books including Introducing the New Testament (Third edition); Introducing the Old Testament; What is the New Age Still Saying to the Church?; The McDonaldisation of the Church; Lion Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Bible; Cultural Change & Biblical Faith and Paul: Libertine or Legalist?
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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