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Harper's encyclopedia of Bible life / Madeleine S. and J. Lane Miller.

; Miller, John Lane, 1884-1954 ; Bennett, Boyce M ; Scott, David H. (David Hart), 1911-
A completely rev. ed. of the original work / by Boyce M. Bennett, Jr., David H. Scott.. San Francisco : Harper and Row, [1978] .
ISBN 006065676X, 9780060656768

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Other Authors Bennett, Boyce M.
Miller, John Lane, 1884-1954.
Scott, David H. 1911-
Subjects Bible -- Encyclopedias.
Bible.
Description xviii, 423 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes Includes indexes.
Previous editions published under title: Encyclopedia of Bible life.
Third revised edition.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 390-395).
Contents I. The world of the bible. The land of the bible -- The history covered by the bible -- The bible as a book -- The old testament -- The new testament -- The unique nature of the bible -- II. How the people of the bible lived. Homes -- Cave-homes -- Tents -- Houses -- Food -- Hospitality -- Everyday foods -- Food in Jesus' teachings -- "At the King's table" -- Clothing -- Everyday apparel -- Clothing in mosaic law -- Traditional styles and innovations -- Clothing in new testament times -- Jesus' attitude toward clothing -- Jewelry -- Pearls -- Jewels crafted of metals and other materials -- Amulets -- Egyptian jewelry -- Israel and the decorative arts -- Medicine -- Medicine in Egypt -- Medicine in Mesopotamia -- Medicine in Israel -- Ointments, perfumes, and cosmetics -- Family events -- The birth of a child -- Circumcision -- Marriage -- Death -- Religious events -- The sabbath -- The pilgrimage festivals -- The other feasts -- III. How the people of the bible worked. The life of the nomad -- Kinds of nomads -- Basics of seminomadic life -- The institutions of nomadism -- Life of a typical nomad family -- The shepherd -- The life of the farmer -- The beginnings of agriculture in ancient Palestine -- Types of agriculture in the ancient Near East -- The geography and climate of ancient Palestine -- Land use and crops -- History of farming in the biblical period -- The life of an Israelite farmer -- The professional life -- Priests and Levites -- Prophets -- Magicians and diviners --Pharisees and Sadducees -- The Essenes -- Teachers and Rabbis -- Scribes -- Engineers and architects -- Merchants -- Sailors -- Craftsmen -- Musicians -- Mourners -- Prostitutes -- The civil life -- The structure of biblical society -- The civil institutions of biblical society -- The administrative organization of the Israelite monarchy -- Civil institutions during the period of foreign rule -- The military life -- Warfare during Israel's tribal period -- Soldiering under David -- The weapons of David's army -- Solomon's military building program -- The military life during the divided kingdom -- A soldier in the armies of Omri and Ahab -- The Roman presence -- The industrial life -- The construction industry -- The pottery industry -- The metal industry -- The textile industry -- The jewelry industry -- The fishing industry -- Miscellaneous industries.
Genre Encyclopedias.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3870139
(OCoLC)ocm03870139
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Miller, Madeleine S. 1890-1976.
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