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Stone and dung, oil and spit : Jewish daily life in the time of Jesus / Jodi Magness.

Magness, Jodi. (Author).
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WJU Rocklin 933.05 M196s 2011 (Text) 3WJU000069143 Stacks Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780802865588 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0802865585
  • Physical Description: xv, 335 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-305) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: "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.
Subject: Jews > Social life and customs > To 70 A.D.
Jews > History > 586 B.C.-70 A.D.
Judaism > History > Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.
Jews > Social life and customs.
Judaism > Post-exilic period (Judaism)
Israel (Altertum)
Genre: History.
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