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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 142 pages of information about Hebrew Life and Times.
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Start of eBook1
FOREWORD1
CHAPTER I1
THE SHEPHERD’S DAILY LIFE2
TRIPS TO TOWN2
THE HARD SIDE OF SHEPHERD LIFE3
DESERT RELIGION4
STUDY TOPICS4
CHAPTER II4
A CLUSTER OF BLACK TENTS4
PREPARING FOOD5
CLOTHING6
FAMILY LIFE7
STUDY TOPICS8
CHAPTER III9
BABYLONIAN CIVILIZATION9
THE FAULTS OF THE BABYLONIAN CIVILIZATION10
A SHEPHERD WITH IDEALS10
STUDY TOPICS11
CHAPTER IV12
THE ACCESSION OF RAMESES II12
THE BOYHOOD AND YOUTH OF MOSES13
STUDY TOPICS14
FOOTNOTES: 14
CHAPTER V15
THE STRONG EAST WIND AND ITS RESULT15
INFLUENCE OF THE EXODUS ON HEBREW RELIGION15
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS16
STUDY TOPICS17
CHAPTER VI17
THE LAND OF CANAAN17
THE WILDERNESS WANDERINGS18
THE INVASION OF CANAAN FROM THE EAST19
STUDY TOPICS20
CHAPTER VII20
LEARNING TO RAISE AND USE CATTLE20
CROPS OF ANCIENT CANAAN21
VINEYARDS AND OLIVES22
HARD WORK AND BRIGHT HOPES22
STUDY TOPICS23
CHAPTER VIII23
LESSONS IN HOUSE BUILDING24
OTHER VILLAGE ARTS AND CRAFTS25
STUDY TOPICS26
FOOTNOTES: 27
CHAPTER IX27
HOME TASKS27
WEAVING WOOL AND FLAX28
PREPARING DINNER28
STUDY TOPICS29
CHAPTER X29
IDOLATRY IN CANAAN29
CANAANITE BELIEFS ABOUT THE WORLD30
NEW TENDENCIES TO SELFISHNESS IN CANAAN30
STUDY TOPICS32
CHAPTER XI32
SISERA AND DEBORAH32
STUDY TOPICS34
CHAPTER XII34
GIDEON, THE ABIEZRITE35
THE PHILISTINES35
THE KINGDOM OF SAUL36
STUDY TOPICS37
CHAPTER XIII37
DAVID AS A LEADER37
PROGRESS IN CIVILIZATION38
DAVID’S SUCCESSOR, SOLOMON39
STUDY TOPICS40
CHAPTER XIV40
AN ERA OF PERPETUAL WAR40
BACK TO THE DESERT41
THE PROPHETS42
STUDY TOPICS43
CHAPTER XV43
SACRIFICES IN CANAAN43
PRIESTS AND THEIR DUTIES43
THE REIGN OF JEROBOAM II44
AMOS45
THE RESULTS OF AMOS’ WORDS45
STUDY TOPICS46
CHAPTER XVI46
THE GOOD AND THE EVIL IN THE OLD SACRIFICES46
HOSEA’S EXPERIENCE AND MESSAGE47
STORM CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON48
STUDY TOPICS49
CHAPTER XVII49
EARLY IDEAS OF JEHOVAH’S ANGER49
SACRIFICE AS A PROPITIATION OF JEHOVAH’S ANGER49
THE PROPHET MICAH AND HIS MESSAGE50
STUDY TOPICS50
FOOTNOTES: 51
CHAPTER XVIII51
THE MESSAGE OF ISAIAH51
THE CRAZE FOR FOREIGN GODS51
THE STATESMAN-PROPHET, ISAIAH52
STUDY TOPICS53
CHAPTER XIX53
THE EVIL DAYS OF MANASSEH’S REIGN54
THE WRITTEN LAW55
THE ADOPTION OF THE NEW LAW56
STUDY TOPICS56
CHAPTER XX56
A CONVERSATION IN A JERUSALEM STREET57
JEREMIAH’S MESSAGE OF A HEART RELIGION58
JEREMIAH AND THE BABYLONIANS58
THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM59
STUDY TOPICS59
CHAPTER XXI59
THE SETTLEMENT IN BABYLONIA60
THE TEMPTATION TO FORSAKE JEHOVAH61
KEEPING THE SABBATH62
PRAYER AND PUBLIC WORSHIP62
STUDY TOPICS63
CHAPTER XXII63
VOICES OF COMFORT AND HOPE64
THE BEGINNINGS OF A RESTORED JUDAH64
THE GREATEST OF THE PROPHETS OF HOPE65
STUDY TOPICS66
CHAPTER XXIII66
NEHEMIAH’S GREAT ADVENTURE67
THE WALLS REBUILT68
NEHEMIAH’S REFORMS68
STUDY TOPICS69
CHAPTER XXIV70
HYMN AND PRAYER BOOKS IN THE BIBLE70
HEBREW MUSIC AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS71
STUDY TOPICS73
CHAPTER XXV73
THE INCREASING HATRED TOWARDS FOREIGNERS AFTER THE EXILE73
THE COMING OF THE GREEKS74
STUDY TOPICS76
CHAPTER XXVI76
BROAD-MINDED PATRIOTS AMONG THE JEWS76
STUDY TOPICS78
CHAPTER XXVII78
SCHOOLS IN THE OPEN AIR78
THE TEACHING OF THE WISE MEN79
HELPING PEOPLE TO LIVE LOVINGLY TOGETHER80
THE RELIGIOUS TEACHING OF THE WISE MEN80
STUDY TOPICS81
FOOTNOTES: 81
CHAPTER XXVIII81
BOOK LEARNING AMONG THE JEWS81
TEACHING THE LAW AT HOME81
THE NEW KIND OF TEACHERS, THE SCRIBES82
THE SCHOOLS OF THE SCRIBES82
GOOD AND BAD RESULTS OF THE TEACHING OF THE SCRIBES83
JESUS WAS A WISE MAN RATHER THAN A SCRIBE83
STUDY TOPICS83
CHAPTER XXIX84
THE JEWS UNDER GREEK RULERS84
THE MACCABEAN REVOLTS AND VICTORIES84
THE VICTORIES OF ROME85
STUDY TOPICS86
CHAPTER XXX86
VARIOUS PARTIES AMONG THE JEWS87
SMOLDERING HATE AMONG THE PEOPLE88
STUDY TOPICS88
CHAPTER XXXI88
THE FULLNESS OF THE TIMES88
THE COMING OF JESUS89
CARRYING OUT THE IDEAS OF JESUS90
STUDY TOPICS91
CHAPTER XXXII91
SUMMARY OF RESULTS91
THE GREAT ACHIEVEMENT—­A TRUE RELIGION92
STUDY TOPICS92
REVIEW AND TEST QUESTIONS92
A SHORT LIST OF BOOKS THROWING LIGHT ON HEBREW LIFE AND TIMES94
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