The World Jesus Knew : Beliefs and customs from the time of Jesus Paperback / softback
by Anne Punton
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: 20/11/2009
- Category: Ancient history: to c 500 CE
- ISBN: 9781854249470