Fishing and fisherman were important in New Testament times because fish was a common and essential part of the diet.
The Bible is God’s book and his primary way of revealing himself – and his love – to humanity.
Come and hear the One who offers life-giving water, love, and forgiveness – to even one like her.
Pottery making was an important service because the ancient peoples utilized clay for cooking pots, jars, plates, shipping containers, and even ovens.
Taxes in Bible days were a heavy burden for wherever they went, along major highways or country roads, people encountered the tax booth.
When Christ appeared on the scene it was during a time of hatred, factions, and divisions. No wonder he seemed so radical as he went about tearing walls down.
Marked by snobbery and an uncharitable spirit, the religious leaders avoided and neglected those they considered inferior or untouchable.
With travel so slow and often dangerous, hospitality was a sacred duty. And when no inns were available, people were required to take travelers into their homes.
Good roads with proper signposts were required by Jewish law because two factors in particular necessitated them.