Looking for a thoughtful review on our newly released one volume edition of the Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity? You’ve come to the right place.
“As Yamauchi correctly points out, the authors of the Bible took for granted what was well known to themselves and their audience, thus they had no need to provide all the requisite background information to understand what they were reporting (1). As such, we must comb the sources of the ancient world in order to understand their world and thus better understand the context of the Bible. However, outside of academia, most readers of the bible have neither the resources nor the skills to mine the depths of ancient sources, so works like DDL demonstrate their ultimate value.”
Read the rest of Jason’s review below.