What does it mean to “cast your bread upon the waters”? How does meat become defiled, and why does that matter? Why did the Israelites have slaves? Do these and other cultural questions about the Old Testament cause you to scratch your head?
If you want to better understand the Bible, you need to wrap your arms around the unfamiliar phrases and cultural norms of the ancient Near East. Insight’s Handbook of Old Testament Backgrounds: Key Customs from Each Book, Job–Malachi will help you do just that.
This handbook provides the cultural grounding you need to read Job through Malachi with understanding, confidence, and insight.
(200-page paperback book)