What was it like to live in the time of Jesus?
What did people eat? Whom did they marry? How did they keep themselves clean? What did their cities and towns look like? What did they believe?
The answers, it turns out, are surprising. This simple question is not so simple after all. With a historian's insight and a reporter's curiosity, Scott Korb gives us a backstage pass to the unexpected and sometimes down-and-dirty truth about what everyday life was like in first-century Palestine, that tumultuous era when the Roman Empire was at its zenith and a new religion-Christianity-was born.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.66(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Scott Korb is the co-author of The Faith Between Us: A Jew and a Catholic Search for the Meaning of God. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and graduate degrees from Union Seminary and Columbia University. He has written for Harper's, Gastronomica, the Revealer, and Commonweal. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Table of Contents
Translator's Note: On the Epigraphs for Life in Year One 1
Author's Note: On Writing Life in Year One 5
Introduction: This is Not a Book About Jesus 9
I The World in Year One 25
II Money in Year One 39
III Home in Year One 57
IV Food in Year One 77
V Baths in Year One 93
VI Health in Year One 111
VII R-E-S-P-E-C-T in Year One 127
VIII Religion in Year One 145
IX War in Year One 159
X Death in Year One 177
Epilogue: We've Nearly Reached the End of Our Journey 195
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