The Life and Customs in Ancient Israel ClipArt gallery offers 6 illustrations of everyday life as known through the Scriptures and archeology.

Anointing with oil was a custom among the Hebrews and other oriental nations. 
<p>Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, That ran down upon the beard, Even Aaron's beard; That came down upon the skirt of his garments. Psalm 133:1-2 ASV

Anointing

Anointing with oil was a custom among the Hebrews and other oriental nations. Behold, how good and how…

One middle eastern man sits on a divan while another pours water over his hands.

Eastern Divan

One middle eastern man sits on a divan while another pours water over his hands.

Women grinding grain in a mortar. The hole for receiving the grain was in the center of the upper millstone, and in the operation of grinding the lower stone was filed and the upper stone turned by means of a handle. The meal came out at the edges and was collected on a cloth spread under the mill  on the ground.

Using A Mortar

Women grinding grain in a mortar. The hole for receiving the grain was in the center of the upper millstone,…

Grouping of ancient scrolls, writing pens, and inkstand.

Ancient Scrolls

Grouping of ancient scrolls, writing pens, and inkstand.

A man  carrying a goat-skin water bottle. Such bottles were made by stripping the skin off an animal, preparing it, and closing up the holes where the legs had been. The neck was left open for receiving and discharging the contents of the bottle.

Water Bottle

A man carrying a goat-skin water bottle. Such bottles were made by stripping the skin off an animal,…

Woman carrying a goat-skin water bottle. Such bottles were made by stripping the skin off an animal, preparing it, and closing up the holes where the legs had been. The neck was left open for receiving and discharging the contents of the bottle.

Woman Carrying a Goat-Skin Water Bottle

Woman carrying a goat-skin water bottle. Such bottles were made by stripping the skin off an animal,…