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Daily Life in Biblical Times (Archaeology and Biblical Studies) Paperback – August 1, 2003
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The people and community ,described in a very scholarly way in this book ,become familiar and very human. That the Bible comes from this time, this place and these people makes this book fascinating.
My absolute favorite part of the book was the last chapter. The first six chapters are informative, academic, well referenced, and can even seem at times a bit...well...boring (but only 10-15% of the time), but it is a good book. While your pressing through the material you'll get a really good golden nugget that makes you say "it was all worth it". The last chapter wraps everything up that the author covers throughout the book in a very exciting, lively, narrative that puts you right back in the biblical era. I absolutely loved this chapter, and will probably read it again.
My purpose for reading this book was to enhance my knowledge of the lifestyle people lived during biblical times, and I hoped to learn some cool facts I can use to insert in preaching material every once in a while. Both of my objectives were accomplished. I was personally hoping the author would go more in detail about wine in the Hebrew culture, who drank fermented and unfermented wine, their views on both types wine, and so on, but that was not the case. The author touches on this topic a little but doesn't go in as much academic/factual detail as I would have liked. Nevertheless it was a decent book which a much broader focus covering all aspects of society.
Lots of bible references and extrabiblical sources that link to biblical events.Read more ›
Borowski's recommendations for further study at the end of each chapter, as well as his end notes and indices of scriptural references and modern authorities are useful inclusions. He has made it easy for the researcher who is always on the lookout for just the right bit of information to fill the blank spots in an ever-growing collage of life in biblical times.
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Agree with other reviewers - very dry reading, but last chapter on a day-in-the-life was the most interesting and helpful.Published 6 months ago by Mama
Helps your understanding of how life was during Biblical times.Published 14 months ago by Panda Bear
Fascinating material with many references. It answers long held questions.Published 19 months ago by Charlotte Geier
Before buying anything from this author, google him and find out what a fraud he is.Published on July 2, 2014 by Nick Zoa