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Handbook of life in Bible times

Author: J A Thompson
Publisher: Leicester, England ; Downers Grove, Ill. : Inter-Varsity Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A handbook which provides a backcloth for understanding the Bible, its symbolism and what lies behind the parables.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J A Thompson
ISBN: 0877849498 9780877849490 0851106331 9780851106335
OCLC Number: 13216340
Description: 384 pages : color illustrations, color maps, plans ; 27 cm
Contents: Section I: Introduction. --
The people and lands of the Bible --
Shedding light on the past. --
Section II: People at home. --
Towns and villages --
Houses and homes --
Furniture and fittings --
Family customs and roles --
Clothes and shoes. --
Section III: Food and drink. --
Water-supply --
Agriculture --
Food and its preparations. --
Section IV: Industry and commerce. --
Weights and measures --
Industry --
Trade and travel --
Civil government. --
Section V: Culture and health. --
Writing and literature --
Music and games --
Health and healing. --
Section VI: Warfare. --
The rise of national conflict --
Israel under subjection. --
Section VII: Religion. --
The beliefs of Israel's neighbours --
Israel at worship --
The life and worship of the first Christians.
Responsibility: J.A. Thompson.

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