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MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE BIBLE (VINE SYMBOLISM)

The vine was of great importance in the religion of Israel. It was used as a symbol of the religious life of Israel itself, and a carving of a bunch of grapes often adorned the front exterior of the synagogue. The symbolism was based upon passages such as Psalm 80 and Isaiah 5:1-5 where Israel is God’s vine.

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MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE BIBLE (CAMPAIGING)

When warfare took place it was normally at a time when food was available to live off the land and when weather conditions made war feasible (2 Samuel 11:1). So far as the Jewish army was concerned, the central “administration” unit (Numbers 2:17) was surrounded by four divisions (Numbers 2) and was preceded by an advance guard.

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MANNERS AND CUSTOMS IN THE BIBLE (MANY GOD’S)

Most of these religions were polytheistic, which means that they acknowledged many gods and demons. Once admitted to the pantheon (a culture’s collection of deities), a god could not be eliminated from it.

He or she had gained ‘ ‘ divine tenure.’ ‘

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MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE BIBLE (SOLOMON’S TEMPLE)

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When Solomon began to build the Temple, he found it was not an easy thing to build on so steep a ridge. David has achieved construction at the southern end by erecting a series of walls and terraces, but Solomon needed to do much more than that. Solomon solved the problem by creating large terraces. These terraces were supported by arches beneath,

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MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE BIBLE (NEW TESTAMENT DOCTRINES)

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The Bible sets forth the fundamental teachings of the Christian faith. The early church lived according to these doctrines and preserved them for us today. Let us focus our attention on how the New Testament present Christianity.

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MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE BIBLE (JEWELRY FOR THE NOSE AND ARM)

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Because of Rebekah’s kindness to him, Abraham’s servants presented her with gifts of jewelry. The “earring” was actually a nose ring. The servant said later that he had put this piece of jewelry “upon her face” (Gen 24:47).

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MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE BIBLE (THE ARK OF THE COVENANT)

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This ark of the testimony is better known by its alternate name, “ark of the covenant” (Deuteronomy 31:26. It is also called “the ark of God” (1 Samuel 3:3).  It was a sacred portable chest that symbolized God’s grace and guidance in the lives of the Israelites.

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MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE BIBLE (ANCIENT DOOR KEYS)

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UNDER LOCK AND KEY

A door lock of Bible times consisted of a sliding piece of wood that was pushed into a slot in the doorframe. A catch in the frame clamped down on the lock to hold it in place.

This lock was mounted on the inside of the door. It could be opened easily from that side

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