The World Jesus Knew

Beliefs and customs from the time of Jesus


ISBN: 9781854249470 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9781854249470

Publication date: November 20, 2009

Format: Paperback

Extent: 272 pages

Dimensions: 198mm(length) 130mm(width)

Imprint: Monarch Books

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This book is an attempt to explain, in lay terms, the world that Jesus took as his reference point. The kinds of houses in which he dwelt; the education he received; the clothes he would have worn; the language he spoke; the terrain and climate; the agricultural methods; the cultural assumptions; the religious customs; the festivals; the Temple; the synagogue; the scriptures; the opposition and the political currents – all of these formed the soil in which Jesus the man was nurtured. Each chapter covers a distinct aspect, and opens a whole new range of understanding which we are likely to miss. For instance, a rich symbolism concerned with water and light, and linked with the Feast of Tabernacles, underlies John 7 and 8, but much of this will probably escape us. Previously published by Monarch and then Moody, this classic reference work has been unavailable for several years.

Meet the author: Ms Anne Punton

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