Many today find the Old Testament a closed book. The cultural issues seem insurmountable and we are easily baffled by that which seems obscure. Fur... Read More
Many today find the Old Testament a closed book. The cultural issues seem insurmountable and we are easily baffled by that which seems obscure. Furthermore, without knowledge of the ancient culture we can easily impose our own culture on the text, potentially distorting it. This series invites you to enter the Old Testament with a company of guides, experts that will give new insights into these cherished writings.
• Over 2000 photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams and charts provide a visual feast that breathes fresh life into the text.
• Passage-by-passage commentary presents archaeological findings, historical explanations, geographic insights, notes on manners and customs, and more.
• Analysis into the literature of the ancient Near East will open your eyes to new depths of understanding both familiar and unfamiliar passages.
• Written by an international team of 30 specialists, all top scholars in background studies. Read Less
Contributor(s)John M. Monson , Iain Provan , Simon Sherwin , Frederick Mabie , Edwin Yamauchi , Anthony Tomasino , John H. Walton
About the Contributor(s)John M. Monson (PhD, Harvard University) is associate professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.Iain Provan...John M. Monson (PhD, Harvard University) is associate professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Iain Provan (PhD, Cambridge University) is Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College. An ordained minister of the Church of Scotland, he is the author of commentaries on Lamentations and 1 and 2 Kings.
Simon Sherwin (PhD, St. Edmund's College, Cambridge) is Independent Scholar; currently resides in Buckhaven, Fife, Scotland.
Frederick J. Mabie (PhD, University of California at Los Angeles) is Independent Scholar; currently resides in West Linn, Oregon.
Edwin M. Yamauchi (PhD, Brandeis University) is professor of History Emeritus, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Anthony Tomasino (PhD, University of Chicago) is assistant professor of Bible, Old Testament, and Hebrew, Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana.
John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context; Covenant: God’s Purpose, God’s Plan; The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament; and A Survey of the Old Testament.
Series Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary
Weight (lbs)3.55 lb
Case Weight (lbs)28.4 lb
Dimensions 9.38(h) x 7.63(w) x 1.5(d) inches
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