Cultural Handbook to the Bible

ISBN-10: 0802867200
ISBN-13: 9780802867209
Edition: 2012
Authors: John J. Pilch
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Description: In short, accessible chapters Pilch discusses 63 topics related to the cosmos, the earth, people, family, language, human consciousness, God and the spirit world and entertainment. Pilch's fresh interpretations of the Bible challenge traditional  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 319
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

In short, accessible chapters Pilch discusses 63 topics related to the cosmos, the earth, people, family, language, human consciousness, God and the spirit world and entertainment. Pilch's fresh interpretations of the Bible challenge traditional views and explore topics often overlooked in commentaries.

Preface
The Cosmos
Hell
Heaven
Earth
Imaginary Mountains in Matthew
A New Sky and a New Earth
Further Reading
Earth
Desert and Wilderness
Caves
Swamps
Snakes
Dragons
Mirrors and Glass
Further Reading
Persons
Citizen
People Are Not a Nation
"Visiting Strangers" and "Resident Aliens": Insights from 1 Peter
Jesus and the Samaritans
Individuals? or Stereotypes?
Status by Gender and Age
Names
Photina: The Samaritan Woman
Naming the Nameless in the Bible
Further Reading
Family
Virgin
Marriage
Family
Adultery
Rape
A Noble Death
Final Words
Further Reading
Language
"How Do You Read?"
The Ten Words
The Art of Insult
The Power of the Curse
No Thank You!
"Who Touched Me?"
The Evil Eye
Further Reading
Human Consciousness
Dreams
Seeing God
Jesus Walking on the Sea
Resurrection Appearances
Journeys to the Sky
Paul's Call to Be an Apostle
Paul the Apostle in Cultural Context
Divine Darkness
Further Reading
God and the Spirit World
God in Middle Eastern Perspective
God in the Parable of the Talents/Pounds
God and Lying Spirits
The Middle Eastern Jesus
Spirits: Other-Than-Human Persons
Further Reading
Entertainment
The Sound of the Flute
Singing in One Voice
"After They Had Sung a Hymn"
Solomon's, the Best of All Songs
Games, Amusement, and Sports
The Bawdy Bible
Films That Illuminate the Bible
Further Reading
Index of Authors
Index of Subjects
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Literature

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