This unique reference article, excerpted from the larger work (Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity), provides background cultural and technical information on the world of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament from 2000 BC to approximately AD 600. Written and edited by a world-class historian and a highly respected biblical scholar, each article addresses cultural, technical, and/or sociological issues of interest to the study of the Scriptures.
Contains a high level of scholarship.
Information and concepts are explained in detail and are accompanied by bibliographic material for further exploration.
Useful for scholars, pastors, teachers, and students—for biblical study, exegesis, or sermon preparation.
Possible areas covered include details of domestic life, technology, culture, laws, or religious practices.
Each article ranges from 5 to 20 pages in length.
For the complete contents of Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity, see ISBN 9781619708617 (4-volume set) or ISBN 9781619701458 (complete in one volume).