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|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-305) and indexes.
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|| Footprints in archaeology and text -- Purifying the body and hands -- Creeping and swarming creatures, locusts, fish, dogs, chickens, and pigs -- Household vessels : pottery, oil lamps, glass, stone, and dung -- Dining customs and communal meals -- Sabbath observance and fasting -- Coins -- Clothing and tzitzit -- Oil and spit -- Toilets and toilet habits -- Tombs and burial customs -- Epilogue: The aftermath of 70.
|| "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"--Back cover.