If there’s anything you want to know about life in first-century Jerusalem, you’ll find it in Joachim Jeremias’s classic study, Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus. Delving into conditions during New Testament times, Jeremias discusses industries, commerce, foreign influences, economic classes, social status, and more. His list of sources includes talmudic and Qumranic material, Josephus, Philo, and archaeological information.
Homilies on Hannah, David and Saul Volume One By: St. John Chrysostom The homilies on David and Saul speak very well concerning loving our enemies and those who persecute us. The homilies on Hannah speak of prayer and touch upon being barren and the raising of children.