Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit

Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit
Author : Jodi Magness
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages : 376
Release : 2011-04-12
ISBN 10 : 9781467439770
ISBN 13 : 1467439770
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit Jodi Magness unearths “footprints” buried in both archaeological and literary evidence to shed new light on Jewish daily life in Palestine from the mid-first century b.c.e. to 70 c.e. — the time and place of Jesus’ life and ministry. Magness analyzes recent archaeological discoveries from such sites as Qumran and Masada together with a host of period texts, including the New Testament, the works of Josephus, and rabbinic teachings. Layering all these sources together, she reconstructs in detail a fascinating variety of everyday activities — dining customs, Sabbath observance, fasting, toilet habits, burial customs, and more.