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The Minor Prophets, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (5) (Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary)

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Author: Hilber, John

Brand: Zondervan Academic

Edition: Illustrated

Binding: Hardcover

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 592

Release Date: 24-10-2009

Details: Product Description 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. Review 'This tool is a rich gift to everyone who seeks to teach Scriptures.' -- John Ortberg, author and pastor 'A unique and important commentary. …There is nothing else like it available today.' -- Richard E. Averbeck, professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Seminary 'To me, every Christian should own these commentaries.' -- Dan Kimball, author and pastor 'This is an impressive and rich resource…judiciously researched. …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 '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.' -- K. Lawson Younger, professor of Old Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Review “As a pastor, I am certain that the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Old Testament is a deeply valuable tool for ministry. With rock-solid scholarship, relevant commentary, and gripping visual illustrations, this will be a great tool for believers for years to come.” -- Kevin G. Harney -- Kevin G. Harney From the Back Cover 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. About the Author John W. Hilber (Ph.D., Cambridge University) was an associate professor of Old Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary and is now teaching Old Testament exegesis courses at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is a distinguished scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is on the advisory council of the BioLogos Foundation, and is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and general editor for the Story of God Bible Commentary Old Testament, and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books. Duane Garrett (Ph.D., Baylor Univerity) is John R. Sampey Professor of Old Testament Interpretation

Package Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.6 x 1.6 inches

Languages: English