Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Manners and Customs seeks to explore and answer such questions like what was life really like in Bible times? Or how did Bible people really live? How did they dress? What did they eat? What kinds of houses did they live in? How did they make a living? What was their family life like? Can we discover anything about their government? Or their religion? The answer to these and many other questions help us to visualize and better understand the circumstances around which Biblical characters experienced their stories in relation to God's bigger plan.