May 23, 2012
Jesus's World of Stone & Dung, Oil & Spit
Jodi Magness, Eerd Word
Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit situates Jesus in his contemporary setting by examining Jewish daily life in late Second Temple period Palestine (modern Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories). Nearly all aspects of Jewish daily life at that time were influenced by the observance of biblical (Old Testament) law, which dictated how the God of Israel — the national deity of the Jewish people — was to be worshiped. Many of the laws concern the sacrificial cult in the Jerusalem temple, which was considered literally to be the house in which the Jewish God dwelled.
TAGGED: Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Jesus , Second Temple