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Handbook of Biblical Social Values
Edited by John Pilch and Bruce Malina
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Handbook of Biblical Social Values explains the values that guided behavior in biblical times. Over 100 entries cover such topics as "altruism," "freedom," "family-centeredness," "obedience," "parenting," and "power." These entries, written by an array of experts in the social-scientific study of the Bible, focus on culture and personal relationships in the ancient Mediterranean world.
This useful and accessible guide will illumine your understanding of the world and words of the Bible. It corrects common misinterpretations of social relationships in the Bible. How did the people of the biblical times view their families, their neighbors, and their world? What were their social obligations and standards? How are these ancient social values different from those of our modern Western culture? These questions and others are adderssed in this thought-provoking book.
Handbook of Biblical Social Values, an updated edition of the popular Biblical Social Values and Their Meaning: A Handbook, features a new preface, additional articles, and updated bibliographical information.
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About the Author
John J. Pilch, Ph.D., has been teaching Scripture in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., since 1993. He is a biblical scholar, international speaker, and author of books, articles, and multimedia resources. He also serves as book review editor for the Biblical Theology Bulletin. Bruce J. Malina is Professor of Biblical Studies at Creighton University. Internationally known for his work in New Testament social science criticism, he is the author of numerous books, including New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology and Windows on the World of Jesus: Time Travel to Ancient Judea.
Table of Contents
PREFACE TO THE UPDATED EDITION
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Emotion/Demonstration of Feelings
Index of Ancient Sources
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