Commerce was an important part of ancient life, allowing people from various regions to trade with each other and acquire needed supplies.

Occupations varied from place to place. In fertile areas, agriculture thrived. In the wilderness, shepherds raised sheep and goats. Some cities developed food-processing industries. Others offered services to travelers who passed by.

In this section, you can learn more about the commercial activities and occupations of biblical times.


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