UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE
                                           
BY UNDERSTANDING
                                              
THE
                
CUSTOMS & CULTURE
                          
OF BIBLE TIMES

                                        
By Don LaRose

                           
Copyright (c) 2012 - All Rights Reserved

          Following a trip to the Holy Land in 1996, my pastor asked me to put together an elective course on this subject, which my wife and I have taught numerous times over the years.  This manual brings together much of that material.  It is my hope that when you complete this study, you will have a new understanding of many of the difficult passages in the Bible.  Many of them are wrapped up in cultural interpretations.

          This 204 page book looks at the storyline of the Bible; introduces the reader to the land of the Bible; shows how tent and stone dwellings often effect our understanding of an incident; and how their diet and clothing have a great deal to do with our grasp of what the Bible is seeking to convey.  The book also includes such subjects as planting and harvesting crops, vineyards and orchards; trades and professions in the Bible; animals and property customs and ownership.  And that is just the beginning.  There are a total of 27 chapters.

          This book has been put together as a manual to assist the students in our classes.  It is complete with review questions at the end of each chapter; some major things to remember from each chapter; and personal application.  There are also drawings and pictures (which I took while in Israel and Jordan) to illustrate what is being taught.

          I believe the Bible is the inspired (meaning: "God breathed"), inerrant, infallible Word of the Living God.  I believe that the Bible is to be understood literally for what the words say, unless the Bible itself indicates a particular story or incident is to be taken symbolically.  I also believe that the Bible is to be understood as the people to whom it was written understood it; and therefore we need to know the culture and customs of those people to undrstand how the message was comprehended.

          I have attempted to keep the study simple so that even someone as average and ordinary as I will be able to easily understand what is being taught.

                             UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE
                                              BY UNDERSTANDING
                                                              THE
                         CUSTOMS & CULTURE
                   OF BIBLE TIMES

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                                      Don LaRose
                                      P. O. Box 95
                                      Centerton, AR 72719-0095

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                          don @ donlarose . com


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