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. • 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.
|Contributor(s)||John H. Walton , David W. Baker , Steven M. Voth , Paul W. Ferris , Daniel Bodi , Ernest C. Lucas|
|About the Contributor(s)||John H. Walton
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.
Steven M. Voth
Steven Voth (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is Translation Coordinator for the Americas, United Bible Societies.
Paul W. Ferris
Paul Ferris Jr. (PhD, Dropsie College for Hebrew & Cognate Learning) is professor of Hebrew Bible, Bethel Seminary - Bethel University.
Daniel Bodi (ThD, University of Strasbourg; PhD, Union Theologiical Seminary) is associate professor of Hebrew, Aramaic and Akkadian Languages and Literatures, Paris School of Oriental Studies, INALCO Institut National des Lanques et Civilisations Orientales.
Ernest C. Lucas
Max Lucado has a BA in mass communications and a masters in biblical and related studies from Abilene Christian University in Texas. He has 80 million books in print, and altogether, 100 million products. His works have appeared on every major national bestseller list including Publishers Weekly, USA Today, The New York Times, Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and Christian Booksellers Association. Max has also been featured in countless media outlets and national broadcasts. Currently, he is the minister of preaching at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he has served since 1988. He and his wife, Denalyn, have three grown daughters.
|Publish Date||Oct 22, 2009|
|Series||Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary|