Most Bible dictionaries on the market today completely miss a number of cultural and sociological issues of interest to the study of the Scriptures. The Dictionary of Biblical and Post-Biblical Times aims to correct this. Written by a world-class historian and a highly respected biblical scholar, this unique reference work provides background information on the world of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament from 2000 BC to approximately 600 AD. Articles on domestic life, technology, culture, laws, and religious practices are rarely found in available Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias, but here they’re addressed in cogent summaries, accompanied by bibliographic material for further exploration. While the authors are well known, they have also recruited experts in the actual fields being discussed in numerous cases, and thus the book is further strengthened by the high level of scholarship applied to each of the articles. Scholars, pastors, and students (and their teachers) will find this to be a very useful resource for biblical study, exegesis, and sermon preparation. This first volume covers 40 topics from A–Da, including: Agriculture, Boats & Ships, Children and Dance.
Dr Edwin Masao Yamauchi is a Japanese American historian, Christian apologist, editor and academic. Marvin R Wilson is an American evangelical Biblical scholar, and Harold J Ockenga Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.