Without a deep knowledge of the ancient cultures the Old Testament was born from, we can be tempted to impose our own culture on the text, potentially distorting it. This unique Bible backgrounds commentary set examines.
The history of the ancient Near East as a means of recovering knowledge of the events that shaped the lives of the people. The archaeology as a means of recovering the lifestyle reflected in the material cultures. The literature of the ancient Near East as a means of understanding the heart and soul of the people who inhabited the ancient world that Israel shared. Detailed exegetical notes are combined with comparative discussions of the cultural settings that help scholars interpret the Old Testament.
This set brings all five volumes together into one beautiful package. Volume 1: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.Volume 2: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel. Volume 3: 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther. Volume 4: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel. Volume 5: Minor Prophets, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs. THE ZONDERVAN ILLUSTRATED BIBLE BACKGROUNDS COMMENTARY SERIESInvites you to enter the world of the Old Testament with a company of seasoned guides, experts who 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. 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. REA's MAXnotes is an insightful series of literature study guides covering over 80 of the most popular literary works. MAXnotes study guides are student friendly and provide all the essentials needed to prepare students for homework, discussions, reports, and exams. Our MAXnotes for Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre study guide includes an overall summary, character lists, explanation and discussion of the plot, overview of the work's historical context, and a biography of the author. Each section of the work is individually summarized and includes study questions and answers. Our Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre MAXnotes study guide is a handy resource when preparing for exams or doing homework, and it makes a great companion to the original work. The Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre MAXnotes is also an invaluable resource for English teachers who are teaching the original work and need a refresher. Each MAXnotes includes topics for term papers with sample outlines.
Baker is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages, Ashland Theological Seminary. Block (DPhil, University of Liverpool) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. Dennis Cople is professor of Old Testament Hebrew and Archeology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Izak (Sakkie) Cornelius is professor of ancient studies at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).
He is the author of The iconography of the Canaanite gods Reshef and Baal. Roy Gane (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is professor of Hebrew Bible and ancient near eastern languages at the Theological Seminary of Andrews University. He is author of a number of scholarly articles and several books including God's Faulty Heroes (Review Herald, 1996-on the biblical book of Judges), Altar Call (Diadem, 1999-on the Israelite sanctuary services and their meaning for Christians), Ritual Dynamic Structure (Gorgias Press, 2004), Leviticus, Numbers (NIV Application Commentary; Zondervan, 2004), and Cult and Character: Purification Offerings, Day of Atonement, and Theodicy (Eisenbrauns, 2005), as well as the Leviticus portion of the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary on the Old Testament (forthcoming).Gane and his wife, Connie Clark Gane, who is pursuing a Ph. In Mesopotamian archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley, have one daughter, Sarah Elizabeth. Duane Garrett is John R. Sampey Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a BA from Rice University, an Mdiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a PhD from Baylor University. Garrett has served on the faculty of Gordon- Conwell Theological Seminary, Bethel Seminary, Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, Mid-America Baptist Seminary and Korea Baptist Seminary. His books include Song of Songs in the Word Biblical Commentary; A Modern Grammar for Classical Hebrew; Angels and the New Spirituality; Authority and Interpretation; and Hosea and Joel in the New American Commentary.
He also serves as the general editor for The Archaeology Study Bible from Zondervan. After graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM) in 1984, John served for 15 years in pastoral ministry before pursuing doctoral studies in preparation for academic ministry.He completed his PhD in Old Testament at Cambridge University in 2004 and now serves as associate professor of Old Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary. His specialized interest is the use of ancient background material in Old Testament studies. Hill (PhD, University of Michigan) is professor of Old Testament studies at Wheaton College in Illinois. He is the coauthor with John Walton of A Survey of the Old Testament and the author of Malachi in the Anchor Bible commentary series. His articles have appeared in such scholarly publications as Hebrew Annual Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Vetus Testamentum. Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the religious studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Bible Studies. Cambridge is at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Alan Millard is Emeritus Rankin Professor of Hebrew and Ancient Semitic Languages, School of Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology, The University of Liverpool. Iain Provan 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. Steven Voth (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is translation consultant at United Bible Societies in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has written Genesis in the Commentario Biblio Hispanoamericano, and was the Old Testament translation coordinator for Nueva Version Internacional and translator for Nuevo Testamento: Version en Lenguaje Sencillo. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) teaches 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. Bruce Wells is assistant professor of Theology at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He contributed the Exodus portion of the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary - Old Testament. Yamauchi retired in the Spring of 2006 after teaching courses in Ancient History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, since 1969.
He is the author of numerous books, articles and reviews on the Ancient Near East, the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Early Church. A unique and important commentary. There is nothing else like it available today. Averbeck, professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Seminary'Enables scholars, pastors, and laity to access the rich data from over one hundred and seventy years of explorations and excavations in the Near East. Lawson Younger, professor of Old Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School'This is an impressive and rich resource.Notwithstanding their traditional approach to Scripture, I heartily recommend this series with enthusiasm. Shalom Paul, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Bible Department, Hebrew University'This tool is a rich gift to everyone who seeks to teach Scriptures. John Ortberg, author and pastor'To me, every Christian should own these commentaries. Dan Kimball, author and pastor. Winner of Christian Book Award (Bible Reference/Study) 2011.
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.Features include Over 2000 photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams and charts provide a visual feast that breathes fresh life into the text. This tool is a rich gift to everyone who seeks to teach Scriptures. Series Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary.
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