Daily Life In Biblical Times

Author : Oded Borowski
ISBN : 9781589836761
Genre : Religion
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While the history of Israel during the period from ca. 1200 to 586 B.C.E. has been in the forefront of biblical research, little attention has been given to questions of daily life. Where did the Israelites live? What did people do for a living? What did they eat and what affected their health? How did the family function? These and similar questions form the basis for this book. The book introduces different aspects of daily life. It describes the natural setting and the people who occupied the land. It deals with the economy, both rural and urban, emphasizing the main sources of livelihood such as agriculture, herding, and trade. These topics are discussed in relation to the family in particular and the social structure in general. Other topics include urban society, the bureaucracy and the military. Beyond material culture, the book delves into daily and seasonal cultural, social and religious activities, art, music, and the place of writing in Israelite society. Drawing on textual and archaeological evidence, and written with nontechnical language, the book will be especially helpful for undergraduates, seminarians, pastors, rabbis, and other interested nonspecialist readers as well as graduate students and faculty in Hebrew Bible.
Category: Religion

The Baker Illustrated Guide To Everyday Life In Bible Times

Author : John A. Beck
ISBN : 9781441244888
Genre : Religion
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The authors of the Bible routinely employed mention of manners and customs from the ancient world in their inspired writing, fully intending that the Lord would change readers with these images. But modern readers often miss the full literal and figurative meaning of biblical imagery due to the distance in time and experience between the world of today and the world of the Bible. This fully illustrated guide aims to restore clarity and vitality to these portions of God's Word in order to help readers grasp the full meaning of Scripture. For example, the entry on anointing defines the nature of this act and the connotations associated with it before illustrating how the biblical authors use the act of anointing in their communication with us--communication that reaches its full maturity in Jesus, the Anointed One. Understanding manners and customs like anointing enriches our experience of reading the Bible--and even helps us correctly interpret it. This colorful guide clearly and succinctly introduces modern readers to daily life in Bible times. The cultural practices of the past are fascinating on their own, but even more so as they help us grasp the full meaning of Scripture.
Category: Religion

Hebrew Lexical Semantics And Daily Life In Ancient Israel

Author : Kurtis Peters
ISBN : 9789004325982
Genre : Religion
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In Hebrew Lexical Semantics Kurtis Peters provides a new way to incorporate linguistics in Biblical Hebrew studies, and does so applied to verbal lexemes of cooking.
Category: Religion

Historical Biblical Archaeology And The Future

Author : Thomas Evan Levy
ISBN : 9781134937530
Genre : Social Science
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Joint winner of the 2011 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Award in the category "Best Scholarly Book on Archaeology" The archaeology of the Holy Land is undergoing major change. 'Historical Biblical Archaeology and the Future' describes the paradigm shift brought about by objective science-based dating methods, geographic information systems, anthropological models, and digital technology tools. The book serves as a model for how researchers can investigate the relationship between ancient texts (both sacred and profane) and the archaeological record. Influential archaeologists and biblical scholars examine a range of texts, materials and cultures: the Vedas and India; the Homeric legends and Greek Classical Archaeology; the Sagas and Icelandic archaeology; Islamic Archaeology; and the Umayyad, Abbasid, and Ayyubid periods. The groundbreaking essays offer a foundation for future research in biblical archaeology, ancient Jewish history and biblical studies.
Category: Social Science

Daily Life In Bible Times

Author : Pamela Gaber
ISBN : 1592981801
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Bible tells the story of the people and events which laid the foundation of three great faiths. But what of the many other people who lived in this long ago time? What would your life be like if you were one of them? Where would you live? What would you eat? How would your life be different, and the same, from what we know today? How would your day be passed and how do we use archaeology to answer these questions? In this book two archaeologists, one also a teacher and one an illustrator, show you how we use archaeology to get a glimpse of these ancient lives and add depth and color to our understanding of how the people spent their daily life in Bible times.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Biblica

Author : Barry J. Beitzel
ISBN : 1845378849
Genre : Bible
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The most authoritative and up-to-the-moment atlas of the Bible available today, Biblica brings to life the dramatic stories, charismatic people and intriguing locales of the Bible.It is arranged into eight parts such as: Geography and History of the Bible Lands, Genesis and the Patriarchal Period, The Judges, The Kings, The Prophets and the Righteous, The Conquest of the Kingdoms, The Life of Jesus of Nazareth and Spreading the Word.It includes information on the topography, geology, climate, vegetation and key physical features of the region.This title contains 125 original maps showing prominent locations, journeys, battles, kingdoms and empires discussed in the Bible. It also features informative family trees and tables. It incorporates the very latest archaeological findings and theological research.Written by an international team of writers, distinguished academics and Bible scholars and illustrated with more than 650 colour images (scenic photographs as well as paintings, drawings and sculptures from the world's leading art galleries, museums and collections), Biblica is an essential family resource.
Category: Bible

Women S Lives In Biblical Times

Author : Jennie R. Ebeling
ISBN : 9780567196446
Genre : Religion
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This volume describes the lifecycle events and daily life activities experienced by girls and women in ancient Israel examining recent biblical scholarship and other textual evidence from the ancient Near East and Egypt including archaeological, iconographic and ethnographic data. From this Ebeling creates a detailed, accessible description of the lives of women living in the central highland villages of Iron Age I (ca. 1200-1000 BCE) Israel. The book opens with an introduction that provides a brief historical survey of Iron Age (ca. 1200-586 BCE) Israel, a discussion of the problems involved in using the Hebrew Bible as a source, a rationale for the project and a brief narrative of one woman's life in ancient Israel to put the events described in the book into context. It continues with seven thematic chapters that chronicle her life, focusing on the specific events, customs, crafts, technologies and other activities in which an Israelite female would have participated on a daily basis.
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The Lives Of Ordinary People In Ancient Israel

Author : William G. Dever
ISBN : 9780802867018
Genre : History
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In this book William Dever addresses the question that must guide every good historian of ancient Israel: What was life really like in those days? Writing as an expert archaeologist who is also a secular humanist, Dever relies on archaeological data, over and above the Hebrew Bible, for primary source material. He focuses on the lives of ordinary people in the eighth century B.C.E. - not kings, priests, or prophets - people who left behind rich troves of archaeological information but who are practically invisible in "typical" histories of ancient Israel. --from publisher description.
Category: History

What Did The Biblical Writers Know And When Did They Know It

Author : William G. Dever
ISBN : 080282126X
Genre : History
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For centuries the Hebrew Bible has been the fountainhead of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Today, however, the entire biblical tradition, including its historical veracity, is being challenged. Leading this assault is a group of scholars described as the "minimalist" or "revisionist" school of biblical studies, which charges that the Hebrew Bible is largely pious fiction, that its writers and editors invented "ancient Israel" as a piece of late Jewish propaganda in the Hellenistic era. In this fascinating book noted Syro-Palestinian archaeologist William G. Dever attacks the minimalist position head-on, showing how modern archaeology brilliantly illuminates both life in ancient Palestine and the sacred scriptures as we have them today. Assembling a wealth of archaeological evidence, Dever builds the clearest, most complete picture yet of the real Israel that existed during the Iron Age of ancient Palestine (1200 600 B.C.). Dever's exceptional reconstruction of this key period points up the minimalists' abuse of archaeology and reveals the weakness of their revisionist histories. Dever shows that ancient Israel, far from being an "invention," is a reality to be discovered. Equally important, his recovery of a reliable core history of ancient Israel provides a firm foundation from which to appreciate the aesthetic value and lofty moral aspirations of the Hebrew Bible.
Category: History

Listening To The Artifacts

Author : Theodore W. Burgh
ISBN : 0567025527
Genre : Religion
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Burgh examines the ways that music shaped the culture of ancient Israel/Palestine. >
Category: Religion