Windows on the World of Jesus: Time Travel to Ancient Judea

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1 ene. 1993 - 175 páginas

George Smith, a twentieth-century American, moved into a house with a large vineyard in the Eastern Mediterranean during the first century AD, going back in time and space. He needed help on his land and requested that individuals interested in work be at his place at 9 a.m. on August 8. No one showed up. Why not? This is just one of the sixty fun-to-read vignettes Bruce Malina cleverly presents in this book that explains the customs and culture of the world in which Jesus lived and taught. Each adventure depicts a twentieth-century North American encountering puzzling practices while visiting Judea during ancient times. These vignettes offer quick and easy access to the first-century Mediterranean world and relate to segments of the New Testament and other passages from the same cultural area.

 

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HONOR AND SHAME
1
Heckling a Teacher
8
The Violent Temple Guard
15
Introductory Window
21
Parents Students Teachers
29
Age Counts More than Youth
35
A Sellers Market
42
A Friend of a Friend
48
American Spoiled Children
95
Summary Window
101
The Obligated Unhappy Brother
108
Never Make a Mistake
114
Never Admit Ignorance
117
Honor Before Efficiency
124
A Helping Hand?
130
KnowWho Is What Counts
137

Friendly or Nosey?
52
Boss or Patron?
59
Trust or Competence?
65
INTRAFAMILY RELATIONS
71
Parents and Children
79
Motherly Competition
85
Introductory Window
89
More on Making Friends
146
Summary Window
153
Introductory Window
155
Time Without Clocks
162
Present Orientation
168
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Sobre el autor (1993)

Bruce J. Malina is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity of the Department of Theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

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