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Manners and Customs in the Bible: An Illustrated Guide to Daily Life in Bible Times
Matthews, Victor

Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2006 pp. 256.3rd Edition. $24.95


Description: Now fully updated with vivid new photos and images, this excellent resource will help readers gain valuable cultural background on the biblical world. What people wore, what they ate, what they built, how they exercised justice, how they mourned, how they viewed family and legal customs—all are “manners and customs” and all vary from period to period throughout Israel’s history. Offering much more than fascinating color pictures, each chapter furnishes an introduction to the political and physical setting of specific periods in Israel’s history, and outlines the basic structure of its social world. Featuring Scripture passages alongside the text to keep relevant biblical passages in view, it includes all new illustrations and photos for an invaluable visual experience of the world of Abraham, David, Jesus, and Paul.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Israel, Archaeology

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Review by Aaron Koller
Published 12/29/2007
Citation: Aaron Koller, review of Victor Matthews, Manners and Customs in the Bible: An Illustrated Guide to Daily Life in Bible Times, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


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