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Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Manners And Customs How The People Of The Bible Really Lived Hardcover – May 15, 1999
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Take for example if I said, "This is a really cool book". 1000 years from now you would think I was saying this book is very cold. But really I meant this book is very useful, neat, or exciting. These Two Nelson books go hand in hand.
But the sections of the book that really opened my eyes was learning about life in Ur of the Chaldees and in Haran where Abram and his family relocated before God called him to leave his father's household to the place where he would show him.
Howard Vos writes in a clear and engaging style that will hold the attention of the pastor and the layperson hungry for more knowledge of the biblical world. I give it my highest recommendation.
Rev. Marc Axelrod
For instance, you can take a tour of the time of Abraham and learn of the geography, houses, religions, foods, agriculture, tools and many other such things that were pertinent to that era and less so as time progressed. This is very helpful if you wish to have accurate information for a particular time and place.
For myself, this book is not quite as helpful as I had anticipated, and this simply because I was looking more for a searchable encyclopedic book that would describe all the above items in a more itemized format. The way this book presents its cultural and historical information is valid, but makes searching for specific items "an Inn" or "yoke" difficult. Most pictures are very clear but not in color.
This would be a great book for someone wishing to study a specific era such as the Kings of Israel, Babylonian captivity, Roman rule...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great handy resource for any Bible student who wants a deeper understanding of cultural and environmental influences. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book gives a whole new look to the Bible. By seeing how bible characters lived adds a greater dimension to the text.Published 15 months ago by kejuma
This is a very enlightening book that gives some insight on biblical times, activities and cultures. Read morePublished 15 months ago by CeeCee