This handy reference guide gives Bible teachers and students a resource for deepening their familiarity with the biblical world. The book describes many aspects of daily life in Bible times, and explains many of the references in Scripture to daily life tasks that may be unfamiliar to modern readers. By understanding more of the background to the Bible, people will be able to understand Scripture more fully, and communicate it more effectively. This volume is part of the Concordia Teacher Education Program. It is designed to assist teachers and general students of the Bible and can be used for individual or group study.