Precious in His Sight : Childhood and Children in the Bible

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-01-01
  • Publisher: Baker Academic

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The author covers all the children in the Bible, intensively studying the biblical text as well as incorporating insights from the best history works on childhood and child-rearing in ancient times. The author's sensitivity to the cultural and sociological factors impinging on families in biblical times is everywhere apparent. In order to appreciate what the Book of Proverbs says about children, for example, one must understand how children were treated and viewed in other cultures during Old Testament times. Everything the Bible says about children applies to contemporary childhood, according to the author. He finds biblical examples and abundant implications for children's physical, emotional, social, and spiritual development. The principles that can be garnered from this incisive work will help educators and parents in the teaching and training of children today.

Author Biography

Roy B. Zuck is senior professor emeritus of Bible exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. 9
"Let the Children Come to Me": The Challenge of Childrenp. 11
"Children Doomed to Misfortune": Children Are in Trouble!p. 23
"To Whom Should We Go?": Is There No Answer?"p. 39
"The Children the Lord Has Given Me": Childbirth in Bible Timesp. 45
"You Shall Not Murder": America's National Crime Against the Unbornp. 71
"A Full Quiver": Size and Membership of Bible Familiesp. 91
"Bringing Up Children": Parental Responsibilities in Bible Familiesp. 105
"In the Way He Should Go": Educating Children in Bible Timesp. 127
"And the Child Grew": Growth Stages of Children in the Biblep. 149
"Honor Your Father and Your Mother": The Role of Children in Bible Familiesp. 159
"Unto Us a Child is Born": Jesus' Birth and Boyhoodp. 177
"He Took the Children in His Arms": Jesus and Childrenp. 201
"Of Such Is the Kingdom of God": Children, Baptism, and Salvationp. 217
Index of Subjectsp. 243
Index of Namesp. 247
Index of Biblical Namesp. 257
Index of Scripture Referencesp. 263
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