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Basic to interpreting any literature is a proper understanding of the historical and cultural background out of which that literature is developed. The Bible is no exception. For this reason, Dr. Gary Staats has devoted this work to a consideration of Jewish domestic life and customs, especially as they are referred to in the Gospel narratives.
In this work, Dr. Staats examines the various types of Jewish houses that are alluded to in the Gospels, the subject of the Jewish family life - giving special attention to the institution of marriage and the functions of various family members in their daily life and work, and the Jewish meals - both everyday and special.
About the Author
Dr. Gary Staats is the Gale and Harriette Ritz professor of Old Testament at Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts degreee in Bible at Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963; his ThM in New Testament Greek from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1967; his ThD in Biblical Studies from DTS in 1971; and his Master of Arts in Hebrew and Ancient Near Eastern languages at Dropsie College of Hebrew and Cognate Learning in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1983. He completed his PhD in Hebrew and Near Eastern Languages at New York University in 1989. Dr. Staats has been a professor and pastor for many years, serving at various schools and in numerous pastorates.