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Manners & Customs

SOUTHERN BIBLE COLLEGE & SEMINARY
Post Office Box 764
Lenoir City, Tennessee 37771-0764
 
 
 
 
COURSE:    Manners & Customs  
 
TEXTBOOK:    Manners and Customs in the Bible
 
AUTHOR:  Victor H. Matthews 
 
PUBLISHER:  Hendrickson Publishers    
 
PUBLICATION DATE:   1991
 
ISBN #:  0-943575-77-X  
 
 
Syllabus:  
This course equips the student with greater knowledge about the world of the Bible. It provides an introduction to the political and physical setting of the period in Israel’s history and sketches the basic structure of its social world. This textbook sheds light on the daily life of the people of that time period, their customs from period to period and it allows the students to see the ancient world of Israel as never before.
 
 
Instructions:
Answer all questions that come with this syllabus.
 
 
 
 
*FAILURE TO FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING SUBMISSION OF COMPLETED ASSIGNMENTS WILL EFFECT YOUR GRADE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 1. What is one of the joys of studying the Bible?
 
 2. There are several sources of information from which to draw when attempting to recreate the social world of ancient Israel. What are three?
 
 3. What does the technical term “Selah” point out?
 
 4. ___________________ _________________ provides the best information on life in ancient times.
 
 5. Palestine lies geographically in the midst of what?
 
 6. How many miles is Palestine (lengthwise and width) at its broadest point?
 
 7. Name the three distinctive areas that further divide the central hill country.
 
 8. What was the result from ancient Palestine having no deep water harbors?
 
 9. What is the average annual rainfall amount?
 
10. What did the patriarchs and their wives look like?
 
11.  What is a kethoneth?
 
12. What sorts of problems did the patriarchs face on their entrance into Canaan?
 
13. Describe the wife-sister strategy?
 
14. Where did Sarah die?
 
15. What was it like to be a pastoral nomad?
 
16. What did the patriarchs and their families eat?
 
17. What were the basic marriage customs of the patriarchs?
 
18. In what ways did the patriarchs worship God?
 
19. In what ways did law and legal tradition shape the manners and customs of the patriarchal groups?
 
20. What were the methods of warfare practiced by the patriarchs?
 
21. What was life like in Israelite villages during the settlement period?
 
23. What were the weapons used by the Israelites and what were the methods of warfare used in the periods of the conquest and settlement?
 
24. How were villages organized and how was law administered?
 
25. What were the customs that governed everyday life for the Israelites?
 
26. In what ways did the Israelites in the exodus and settlement period worship God?
 
27. What were Israelite cities like during monarchy?
 
28. In what ways did the lives of the Israelites change during the monarchy period?
 
29. How did legal custom and administration of justice change during the monarchy period?
 
30. When can a male Hebrew slave go free?
 
31. In what ways did the religious practices of the Israelites change during the monarchy period?
 
32. In what ways did warfare, tactics, and weapons change during the monarchy period?
 
33. Recreate the chart on page 165.
 
34. What was life like for the people in the various areas of the exile?
 
35. What was life like for those who chose to return from exile to Palestine?
 
36.   In what ways did religious life change during the exilic and post-exilic periods?
 
37. Recreate the chart on page 186.
 
38. Briefly describe the “Persian period.”
 
39. Briefly describe the “First Jewish Revolt.”
 
40. What are the basic aspects of the social life of the people during the Hellenistic and Roman periods?
 
41. What are the basic elements of economic life during the Hellenistic and Roman periods of domination?
 
42. Who were the Sanhedrin?
 
43. Describe synagogue worship and its leadership.
 
44. What was most interesting to you and why
 
 
 
● YOU HAVE NOW COMPLETED THIS COURSE OF STUDY.