The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times
This thorough, fascinating study of biblical culture is designed to improve the reader's understanding of God's Word.
We know that John the Baptist ate locusts, but were they insects or sweet beans? Why did a fish swallow a coin that Jesus later used to pay the temple tax? How could walking beside a donkey have made Joseph a laughingstock? Good handling of biblical passages demands a working knowledge of the historical and cultural context from which it was written. This bestselling reference book contains colorful photography and artwork, as well as maps, diagrams and charts. Additionally, there are scripture and topical indexes for quick fact-checking. Bible students and laypeople who teach in the church will benefit from and be fascinated by the helpful features of The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times.
You May Also Be Interested In
About "The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times"
Meet the Author
Gower is Minister of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Ainsdale, in the North West of England. He has spent most of his life in the area of Religious Education as teacher, lecturer, researcher, administrator and inspector along with other work as a guide in Israel, and writing educational material for teachers and for children.
Table Of Contents
part One- Family Life
food And Meals
craftsmen And Traders
part Two- Institutions And Customs
towns And Villages
journeys And Travel
social And Political Groupings
government And Society