Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity: O-Z: Volume 4, O-Z

Volume 4


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Retail: $29.95
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 500
Pub Date: November 2016
Volumes in Series: 4
ISBN: 9781619707283
ISBN-13: 9781619707283
Item Number: 707283
Categories: Archaeology and Biblical History; General Reference Works
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Product Description

The Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity is a unique reference work that provides background cultural and technical information on the world of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament from 2000 BC to approximately AD 600.

This dictionary casts light on the culture, technology, history, and politics of the periods of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.

Written and edited by a world-class historian and a highly respected biblical scholar, with contributions by many others, this unique reference work explains details of domestic life, technology, culture, laws, and religious practices, with extensive bibliographic material for further exploration. Articles range from 5-20 pages long. Scholars, pastors, and students (and their teachers) will find this to be a useful resource for biblical study, exegesis, and sermon preparation.

This fourth volume covers 25 topics from O-Z, including: Plants & Flowers, Slavery, Taxation, Textiles, Viticulture, Wealth & Poverty, Weapons, Widows & Orphans, Wild Animals & Hunting, and more.

Reviews

“This wonderful resource is much more than a dictionary. It is a compendium of substantive essays on numerous facets of daily life in the ancient world. I am frequently asked by pastors and students for recommendations on books that illuminate the manners, customs, and cultural practices of the biblical world. Now I have the ideal set of books to recommend.”
— Clinton E. Arnold, Dean and Professor of New Testament, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

“This is not your standard Bible dictionary, but one that focuses on aspects of daily life in Bible times, addressing interesting and sometimes puzzling topics that are often overlooked in other encyclopedias. I highly recommend the Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity and will be giving it ‘shout-outs’ in my classes in the years to come.”
James K. Hoffmeier, Professor of Old Testament and Near Eastern Archaeology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School