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Eerdmans' family encyclopedia of the Bible

Author: Pat AlexanderJohn W DraneDavid FieldA R MillardRuth ConnellAll authors
Publisher: Grand Rapids : WM. B.Eerdmans Publishing Company, [1978] ©1978
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Alexander; John W Drane; David Field; A R Millard; Ruth Connell; Tim Dowley; Su Box; Tony Cantale; Vic Mitchell; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.,
ISBN: 0802835171 9780802835178
OCLC Number: 4056146
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 328 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The environment of the Bible. The geography of the land of Israel - Plants of the Bible - Trees and shrubs - Animals of the Bible - Birds of the Bible - Nations within the Promised Land - The Egyptians - The Assyrians - The Babylonians - The Greeks - The Romans - Other nations --
Archaeology and the Bible. Past and present: the work of excavation - Writing - Archaeology and the Old Testament - Archaeology and the New Testament --
he story of the Bible. How the Bible was written and became one book - How the Bible came to us - Understanding the Bible - The books of the Bible --
Key teaching and events of the Bible. A to Z of Bible words - Flood - Captivity in Egypt - Exodus - Conquest of Canaan - Exile - Return from exile --
Religion and worship in the Bible. The religion of Israel - The commandments - Fasts and festivals - Tabernacle and temples - Priests, Levites and the sacrifices - The prophets - Between the testaments - Jewish religion: New Testament times - The teaching of Jesus - Christian worship in the New testament - Canaanite religion - Egyptian religion - Assyrian and Babylonian religion - Greek and Roman religion --
People of the Bible. A to Z --
Home and family life in the Bible. Life within the family - Special occasions - Clothes and fashion - Town and city life - Life in the villages - Housing - Food for the family - Social life --
Work and society in the Bible. Amateurs, professionals and slaves - Farming - Building, masons and carpenters - Clothes-making - Mining and metalwork - Pottery - Other jobs - Medicine - Trade and commerce - Money, weights and measures - Government and administration - Education - War, weapons and warriors - Travel and transport --
Places of the Bible. A to Z --
Atlas of the Bible. The land of Israel - Bible history at a glance - The world of the Old Testament - The world of Genesis - Into the promised land - The Judges - Israel's first kings: Saul, David and Solomon - The two kingdoms - The rise of the Northern powers - Invasion and exile - Return to Jerusalem - Jerusalem - The world of the New testament - Israel in the New Testament - The outreach of the church --
Index to the non-alphabetical sections --
Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: Organizing editor, Pat Alexander, consulting editors, John W. Drane, David Field, Alan Millard ; editorial, Ruth Connell, Tim Dowley ; picture research, Su Box ; design and graphics, Tony Cantale ; illustrations, Vic Mitchell.

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