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What Did the Ancient Israelites Eat?: Diet in Biblical Times [Paperback]

By Nathan MacDonald (Author)
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What food did the ancient Israelites really eat and how much of it did they consume? This seemingly simple question yields an incredibly complex answer. Nathan MacDonald sifts through five main types of evidence relevant to this diet examination: the biblical text, archaeological data, comparative evidence from the ancient world, comparative evidence from modern anthropological research, and modern scientific knowledge of geography and nutrition. MacDonald opens by examining biblical descriptions of the land of Israel and the Israelite diet, considering the context of ancient rhetoric and theology. In section two he delves into archaeological finds from Iron Age Israel. The difficult problem of exploring the adequacy of the ancient Israelite diet is tackled in section three where MacDonald points out the impossibility of definitive conclusions on this question. The final section is an evaluation of the variety and healthiness of the diet. He also reflects here on claims made by popular contemporary "biblical diets" and analyzes a number of books calling for a return to "biblical eating." Diet in Ancient Israel will be useful for scholars and fascinating for general readers.

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What Did the Ancient Israelites Eat?: Diet in Biblical Times by Nathan MacDonald has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Christian Century - 05/05/2009 page 24
  • Reference and Research Bk News - 05/01/2009 page 20

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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   156
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 23, 2008
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  0802862985  
ISBN13  9780802862983  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Nathan MacDonald is Reader in Old Testament Studies at St Andrews University, Scotland.

Nathan MacDonald was born in 1975.

Nathan MacDonald has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Library of New Testament Studies

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1Books > Subjects > History > Ancient > General
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A deftly researched, scholarly look into the diet of Ancient Israel  May 10, 2009
Diets throughout history can tell a bit about the people who ate them. "What Did the Ancient Israelites Eat?" is a deftly researched, scholarly look into the diet of Ancient Israel. Looking into anthropological evidence, "What Did the Ancient Israelites Eat?" examines the base ingredients, how they were combined, and how these foods affected the ancient Israelites as a people. Criticizing diet books that call for a return to a biblical diet, "What Did the Ancient Israelites Eat?" is a realistic look at a diet in a time where survival was much harder.

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