Item description for Manners & Customs Of The Bible by James M. Freeman...
Overview Have you ever wondered how a camel can go through the eye of a needle? How the four men got their paralytic friend through the roof to Jesus? What it means to greet one another with a holy kiss? This book answers these questions and others. In it, you will learn who the magi were, how lots were used, and what it means to be engraved on the palm of God's hand. This valuable resource goes book by book through the Bible, explaining many customs practiced in Bible times. Not only is it easy to understand, but it is also filled with many helpful illustrations. This useful tool will greatly aid anyone wanting to understand more about the Bible.
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Studio: Whitaker House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 6.05" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2000
Publisher WHITAKER #54
ISBN 0883682907 ISBN13 9780883682906
Availability 1743 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 24, 2016 03:13.
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More About James M. Freeman
James M. Freeman was born in 1827 and died in 1900.
Reviews - What do customers think about Manners & Customs Of The Bible?
All Around Good Jun 11, 2001
Though there may be a mistake or error here or there; they are not so serious as to get the student of the Bible into serious doctrinal error. For the most part this book will be a big help for young and old readers alike. As with any dictionary or encyclopedia the infomration is general but often very revealing. This book will be a "cap-filler", as one publisher once put it, in your personal reference library.
there are much better antiquity books Mar 21, 1998
This book has many errors, and displays them proudly. It seems to support many misconceptions in people have about the Bible. While claiming to explain what terms in the Bible actually mean, it actually distorts the meaning. For example, it talks about the verse in mark about the camel going through the eye of the needle, and explains how there was a gate called "the needles eye" in Jerusalem. While many laymen believe this, this just ain't so. There has never been any substantial evidence to back up this claim.
If one is interested in a book like this, I suggest a book translated from German titled "What the Bible Really Says" or "The Oxford Companion to the Bible." Leave Freeman's book on the shelf.
The best overall cultural background book that anyone needs! Sep 19, 1997
Out of the 4 or 5 books on Bible manners and customs that reside in my small home library, this book is most definately the best and most used. Freeman presents insightful and relevant cultural background to almost every important verse in every book of the Bible. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to be purchased by anyone remotely interested in the manners and customs of Bible times. It is a real winner and should be in everyone's library