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The Cultural World of the Bible

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The Cultural World of the Bible
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The Cultural World of the Bible

In this new edition of a successful book (over 120,000 copies sold), now updated throughout, a leading expert on the social world of the Bible offers students a reliable guide to the manners and customs of the ancient world. From what people wore, ate, and built to how they exercised justice, mourned, and viewed family and legal customs, this illustrated introduction helps readers gain valuable cultural background on the biblical world. The attractive, full-color, user-friendly design will appeal to students, while numerous pedagogical features--including fifty photos, sidebars, callouts, maps, charts, a glossary of key terms, chapter outlines, and discussion questions--increase classroom utility. Previously published as Manners and Customs in the Bible.

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In this new edition of a successful book (over 120,000 copies sold), now updated throughout, a leading expert on the social world of the Bible offers students a reliable guide to the manners and customs of the ancient world. From what people wore, ate, and built to how they exercised justice, mourned, and viewed family and legal customs, this illustrated introduction helps readers gain valuable cultural background on the biblical world. The attractive, full-color, user-friendly design will appeal to students, while numerous pedagogical features--including fifty photos, sidebars, callouts, maps, charts, a glossary of key terms, chapter outlines, and discussion questions--increase classroom utility. Previously published as Manners and Customs in the Bible.
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Meet the Author

Victor Matthews

Victor H. Matthews (PhD, Brandeis University) is associate dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs and professor of religious studies at Missouri State University. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Old Testament Turning Points, Manners and Customs in the Bible, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Genesis-Deuteronomy, The Old Testament: Text and Context, and A Brief History of Ancient Israel.

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  • In This New Edition Of A Successful Book (over 120,000 Copies Sold), Now Updated Throughout, A Leading Expert On The Social World Of The Bible Offers Students A Reliable Guide To The Manners And Customs Of The Ancient World. From What People Wore, Ate, And Built To How They Exercised Justice, Mourned, And Viewed Family And Legal Customs, This Illustrated Introduction Helps Readers Gain Valuable Cultural Background On The Biblical World. The Attractive, Full-color, User-friendly Design Will Appeal To Students, While Numerous Pedagogical Features--including Fifty Photos, Sidebars, Callouts, Maps, Charts, A Glossary Of Key Terms, Chapter Outlines, And Discussion Questions--increase Classroom Utility. Previously Published As manners And Customs In The Bible.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 432645
  • Product Code 9781441228253
  • ISBN 144122825X
  • EAN 9781441228253
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Jul 2015
  • Sales Rank #70728
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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