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Handbook on the Pentateuch

Author: Victor Paul Hamilton
Publisher: Grand Rapids (MI) : Baker Academic, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

A leading expert on the social world of the Bible offers students a reliable guide to the manners and customs of the ancient world.


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Genre/Form: Sacra Scrittura. Studi sul Vecchio Testamento
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Paul Hamilton
ISBN: 9780801049736 0801049733
OCLC Number: 1203474101
Description: 468 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Contents: ContentsIntroductionReconstructing Israel's Social World from ContextDevelopment of Biblical LiteratureHistorical Geography of Bible LandsApproach of This BookDiscussing Aspects of Everyday Life in Ancient Israel1. Ancestral PeriodHistorical IntroductionPhysical Appearance and FashionCultural Issues Faced by ImmigrantsHerding PracticesFood Preparation and DietMarriage CustomsReligious PracticesLegal CustomsWeapons and Warfare2. Exodus-Settlement PeriodHistorical IntroductionVillage LifeAgricultural Methods and ToolsWeapons and WarfareSocial Organization and Administration of LawFamily LifeReligious Practices3. Monarchic PeriodHistorical IntroductionThe Israelite CitySocial LifeHealth IssuesLawReligious PracticesWeapons and Warfare4. Exile and ReturnHistorical IntroductionLife in the DiasporaLife after the Return from ExileReligious Life in the Diaspora, Yehud, and Samaria5. Intertestamental and New Testament PeriodsHistorical IntroductionBackground to Hellenism: The Persian PeriodThe Rise of Hellenism: Alexander and the DiadochoiTemporary Independence: The Hasmonean KingdomLast Glimpses of Power: The HerodsRoman Rule and Jewish Protest: The First Jewish RevoltA Final Chapter: Bar Kochba and Diasporic JudaismSocial LifeEconomic LifeReligious LifeGlossaryIndexes
Responsibility: Victor P. Hamilton.


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