Understanding biblical people's cultural context is an important skill in biblical literacy. Why were certain animals not okay to eat? Why are people in the Bible always sacrificing animals? What did they use for money, and what did people do for a living? Dr. Martin Albl, a gifted biblical teacher and writer, is clear and to the point in addressing these topics and more. His mini-encyclopedia on biblical life and times will raise your scriptural knowledge and understanding to the next level!
Two comprehensive indexes help readers identify topics of interest that would send them to biblical passages, or if they are studying a particular passage, they can find relevant articles.
Copyright: Sept. 1, 2009
Size: 6 x 9
Length: 168 pages
Item number: 4345
By Laurie Watson, pastoral associate, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Winona, MN
By William S. Kurz, S.J., professor of New Testament, Marquette University
By John J. Pilch, visiting professor of Scripture, Georgetown University
Essential Guide to Biblical Life and Times
Whether you’re just curious or ready to research a Bible-based saga, I highly recommend this book as a reader-friendly way to immerse yourself in the environment, envision Bible stories, and catch those little nuances that might be missed if we only “translate” what we read from our own lives and culture.Read More
Review by Mary Harwell Sayler with Bible Reviewer
The Bible Today, July/August, 2010
Catholic Library World, June, 2010
Midwest Book Review, Wisconsin Bookwatch, November, 2009