Daily Life in the |
Time of Jesus
Hardback book with Dust Jacket by Henri Daniel-Rops
Over 500 pages
First published in France in 1959 under the title La Vie Quotidienne en Palestine au Temps de Jesus Christ
Translated from the French by Patrick O'Brian
Published in the United States in 1980 by Servant Books
Foreword copyright © 1980 by George Martin
English translation © 1962 by George Weidenfeld and Nicolson Ltd.
© Librarie Hachette, 1961
" The New Testament speaks of a world quite different from the world of our daily experience.
Yet understanding the facts of life in the New Testament world is important if we are to thoroughly understand the
significance of the New Testament writings. Just as we must bring a knowledge of today's world to reading our daily newspaper,
so we must bring a knowledge of the world in which Jesus and Paul and John lived to our reading of the gospels and letters
of the New Testament, if we are to fully comprehend what we read.
Consider how baffled St. Peter would be if he had been suddenly transported from fishing on the Sea of Galilee to our
living room, and we handed him a news magazine or novel to read while we went to make his dinner.
Why should we think it any easier for us to step into his world than it would be for him to step into ours ?
The more we know about the world of the New Testament, the more we will be able to read the Bible with understanding and
Henrí Daniel-Rops has written a modern classic, which avails itself of biblical scholarship in order to present background
information on daily life in Palestine during the time that Jesus lived. A prolific writer, Daniel-Rops has the rare ability to write
about history in a way that brings it alive for modern readers. Daily Life in the time of Jesus offers the reader a bridge
into the world of the New Testament, one that is sure to lead him closer to the person of Jesus himself. "
" Topics Include
The Geography of Palestine
The Political Context of Palestine
Life in Jerusalem
Seasons and Festivities
Work in Palestine
Habits and Customs
Israel's Religious Life
Jesus among His People "
Summary of Contents includes:
" FOREWORD To the American Edition of 1981
PART I: A LAND AND ITS PEOPLE
I. THE GEOGRAPHICAL CONTEXT
II. THE HUMAN CONTEXT
III. THE POLITICAL CONTEXT
PART II: THOSE DAYS AND NIGHTS THAT BLESS THE LORD
I. A CHILD OF ISRAEL
II. FAMILY, 'MY FLESH AND BLOOD'
III. HIGH AND LOW, RICH AND POOR
IV. SOCIETY'S IMPERATIVE COMMANDS
V. THE TABLETS OF HEAVEN AND HUMAN CALCULATIONS
VI. BED AND BOARD
VII. 'BY THE SWEAT OF THY BROW'
VIII. FROM TRADERS TO BRIGANDS
IX. THE SPOKEN AND THE WRITTEN WORD
X. LETTERS, ARTS AND SCIENCE
XI. HABITS AND CUSTOMS; PERSONAL CLEANLINESS; AMUSEMENTS
XII. WHEN THE BIRD-SONG DIES AWAY
PART III. A PEOPLE AND ITS GOD
I. THE AGE OF GOD
II. THE DWELLINGS OF GOD
III. THE MEN OF GOD
IV. THE FAITH OF ISRAEL AND THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH
Finale JESUS AMONG HIS PEOPLE AND IN HIS TIME
Abbreviation Used In Notes
This book is in very nice condition with minor wear.
The dust jacket has some minor wear and tear to the edges and an ink marking on the back.
There are also a few pages with some ink markings.
No torn or ripped pages.