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The World Jesus Knew : Beliefs and customs from the time of Jesus, Paperback / softback Book

The World Jesus Knew : Beliefs and customs from the time of Jesus Paperback / softback


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Lion Hudson Plc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Ancient history: to c 500 CE
  • ISBN: 9781854249470



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