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  • Title: Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine
  • Author: Scott Korb
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  • Page: 171
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☆ Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine ↠ Scott Korb, Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine, Scott Korb, Life in Year One What the World Was Like in First Century Palestine 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 S

Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine

☆ Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine ↠ Scott Korb ☆ Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine ↠ Scott Korb - Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine, Life in Year One What the World Was Like in First Century Palestine 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 Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine

  • ☆ Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine ↠ Scott Korb
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Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine



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  1. This book has some interesting details about life in Jesus time though as the author goes through great pains to express this is NOT a book ABOUT JESUS If you are preaching on the Good Samaritan story, or the healing of the lepers, or anything about dead people, you may want to reference this book It s a good book to read to get a general sense of life in Jesus time, but it s pretty target focused to its intellectual Christian audience Another comment do NOT skip the footnotes I usually don t r [...]


  2. Not as interesting as I would have hoped Korb writes with tons of footnotes on every page, which makes the reading experience a bit schizophrenic Korb also says often that figuring out what life was like in first century Palestine is a guessing game since there is such a tiny amount of recorded history I wish Korb had guessed I would have liked details instead of generalities I can imagine for myself what it would be like to live with no running water and no sanitation and no health care and no [...]


  3. Informative, colorful, with a sprinkling of humor, Scott Korb relates many of the ways of life in Year One to today.We are so fortunate to have the Bible While many ancient text scholars pooh pooh using the Bible as a reference work for day to day life back then , but why not The New Testament has several authors, written in differing stages, but all recording, in famed graphic detail, the start of Common Era While Korb makes great pains to say this is not another book about Jesus, to be sure, j [...]


  4. This book Not, no not, a book about Jesus was very fun to read It was written entertainingly and gave context to the time and place that I was unaware of Definitely written for the lay person, in spite of the occasionally annoying footnotes However, even those were informative and very often funny too see tanning with dog feces How come I never learned in Sunday school that King Herod s genitals were infested with worms



  5. Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally I first became a fan of Scott Korb because of his remarkable 2008 book The Faith Between Us, co authored with Peter Bebergal, in which through a series of essays disguised as letters the two not only compare and contrast their differing religious beliefs Catholicism and Judaism , but also what it s like to be intens [...]


  6. I consider it an act of resilience and fortitude that I managed to make it to the end There is than one footnote on literally, not hyperbolically, but literally almost every page, each of them straining to be wittier than the next but only succeeding in being tiring and pointless The tone of the author is so informal as to make one question whether we re actually reading a researched topic or just chatting around a dinner table regarding a few rumors one has heard I lost confidence in the quali [...]


  7. Pretty fun and relaxing read, very nice break from the heavy academic stuff I was doing at school, which was enjoyable It got a little too casual in tone at times which was kind of annoying and I really feel like it could have done without the author s perpetual need for snarky side comments and speculation I felt like the author jumped to a lot of conclusions regarding some subjects, such as the status role of women in this time I agree that it certainly wasn t spectacular but the way it was de [...]


  8. Life in year one provides the historical context on what daily life was like in the 1st century Palestine under the Roman Empire control, from 5 BC which is believed to be the year Jesus was born until 70 AD the year the Romans destroyed Jerusalem s Second Temple.This isn t a book about Jesus though, instead it s about his neighbours, his fellow Bethlehemite and Nazarene, the politics and economics in his area, the origin of the language he uses a form of Greek known as Koine , the food, the he [...]


  9. This COULD have been pretty interesting, but the author s smug tone, silly footnotes, and all around trying to be too clever did grate after a bit Couldn t tell the author s exact position on who Jesus really was there were a few kind of condescending comments, but by and large, the author kept insisting the book was NOT about Jesus Kind of odd, really, since why else would anyone write or read a book about the first century A.D Without that one thing, why not the third century BC or the second [...]


  10. Currently re reading This is a very logical look at what we really know about the time period without too many religious overtones The author employs extensive footnotes and provides a fair critique of other works such as those by Crossan and Daniel Rops This is a light and thought provoking read for anyone interested in a realistic approach to history.


  11. A very good breakdown of everyday life, to the extent that it can be imagined from the source materials available Especially enjoyed the comparison of these materials to what is said in the Bible, shining new light on old verses Epilog is particularly enjoyable.



  12. It seems like the author has listened to a number of sources for several theories without actually researching original material for the most part I don t leave the book feeling like I actually have experienced Israel the way it was promised in the beginning To understand what it was like to live in Jesus world it does us little good to look directly at him The way this author sees it, Jesus felt the weight of Rome and the pull of money differently than other first century Galileans He doesn t a [...]


  13. It s a very easy enjoyable read, but I was expecting It s a very philosophical geo political look at one time place, but I was hoping every day details would be thrown into the mix In the end, I have a nagging feeling I m missing something from life in year one, although what I do get ranges satisfyingly from the funny to the profound The footnotes are also distractinginly because they re so damned detailed informative they actually compete with the main text I m going to have to go back and gi [...]


  14. Although I do not believe any one person whose name was Jesus ever existed, there is quite a bit to be gained from this slender volume, about what life was probably like not just in year one, but during the entire first century If you believe in the bible, however, you won t want to read these tidbits of actual history rather than the oral storytelling and outright lies of that bible on your nightstand.


  15. Great subject Missed opportunity Before getting to the substance I was worn out reading about what I was going to read about I finished the book with little understanding of what life was like beyond exactly what I would expect The religion sections were ok, for a non Jewish reader like me.


  16. Thought this would be interesting or at least scholarly Instead it s pseudo scholarship Detest the gossipy asides most of which are conjecture Blech


  17. Interesting insight to the social aspects of life in a time period that is signigicant to a large population I found that I learned a lot about the area and the ways of life experienced back then.




  18. I don t know what to think about this book Korb discusses some very interesting topics, but the information is undermined by the tone of the work Korb tries to present his background and knowledge of these issues as honestly as possible, which I find admirable, but he went a little too far I started the book with the impression that he really didn t know anything about these topics and that he chose sources to rely on based on personal preference rather than scholarly rigor or reliability As a h [...]


  19. Holy footnotes, Batman As far as a historical read in quick, easy bites, there s some good stuff in here But UGH, yeah someone should have advised Korb on the footnotes thing I was alright with it at first but EVERY page And then having the footnotes often be longer than the actual text That just got to feeling excessive and indulgent on the author s part Particularly when some of the footnotes are only there for him to make a lackluster joke What could have been a pretty interesting read largel [...]


  20. The book reads as though the individual chapters were designed as lectures for a course or as though the author is in your living room with your book club is seated in a circle The book follows the subtitle that its title The author explains the difference, this century in Palestine started in a very different way than it ended.Chapters cover Palestine s changing relationship to Rome, its money economy, homes, food, views on cleanliness, health, respect, religion, death and war The final chapte [...]


  21. In depth, insightful and easy to read exploration of life in Palestine during the First Century A.D or as much of it as can be pieced together Korb takes us through every facet of life imaginable, from death to taxes, from religion to respect The book is at turns humorous and horrifying as when it describes crucifixion an eye opener.Virtually every page contains lengthy footnotes that either refer to his many sources or provide additional commentary and aside While some of the footnotes are fun [...]


  22. This book is pretty decent if you re interested in knowing what it was to be a Jew in 1st century Palestine There were some insights that the author was able to give such as the growing dynamic between Rome and Israel at the time I always knew that Rome was oppressing Israel but Korb gives specific details as to how and why they were doing so As the author says many times throughout the book, this book is not about Jesus This is fine but my only criticism is that when Korb is talking about Chris [...]


  23. I picked up this book in an attempt to do some research on the daily lives of people in Judea around the first century The cover really does say it all it s dominated by a blank space in the shape of Jesus.The author can t get away from talking about not talking about Jesus He spends so much time not talking about Jesus that he has virtually no time to actually talk about things like clothing, non Jewish populations of Palestine in the first century and the affect of non Judeaen Jewish populatio [...]


  24. Shortish book by Scott Korb that looks into various elements of what it might have been like to live in Palestine in the time of Jesus Some essays are obviously interesting than others, but the overall message I took from the book I would NOT want to have lived in this era Filthy, disease ridden, short life spans, war, famine, no indoor plumbing, no air conditioning This wasn t the easiest time to live your life to say the least Korb likes to write footnotes There is rarely a page without footn [...]


  25. I m not sure what I was expecting with this book 1 , but at least it wasn t written like a history book It was written in an easier to read mash up of other authors takes and general assumptions on what life was like way back then I would say that if you ve watched HBO s Rome which is roman soldier centric , you could probably follow the stories behind Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson s character and come up with something close to the views presented in Korb s book 2.1 I definitely was not expect [...]


  26. I was pretty excited about this book While there was good information, it could have been presented much memorably and concisely The author spent waaaay too much time trying to convince the reader and unsuccessfully that this book is NOT about Jesus He also has way to many footnotes, many of which are unnecessary Basically, his writing style was super annoying, and because of all the extra fluff, it was hard to get to and focus on the real information about the 1st century, which is the whole r [...]


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