By Clinton E. Arnold
Discover: ·How the springs at Hierapolis aid us comprehend why Jesus defined the church at Laodicea as “lukewarm” ·The historical past and situations of certificate of divorce in Judaism ·How Jewish nutritional legislation supplied a strong metaphor for God’s reputation of the Gentiles Brimming with images and photographs, the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds remark walks you verse by way of verse via all of the books of the hot testomony. It’s like slipping on a collection of glasses that allows you to learn the Bible in the course of the eyes of a first-century reader! Discoveries look ahead to you that might snap the realm of the recent testomony into gripping immediacy. issues that appear mystifying, complicated, or imprecise will tackle large that means in case you view them of their historical context. You’ll deepen your realizing of the lessons of Jesus. You’ll notice the shut, occasionally startling interaction among God’s nation and the sensible affairs of the church. better of all, you’ll achieve a deepened wisdom of the Bible’s relevance on your lifestyles. Written in a transparent, enticing kind, this pretty set offers a brand new and available process that extra technical expository and exegetical commentaries don’t supply. It positive factors: ·Commentary in line with proper papyri, inscriptions, archaeological discoveries, and experiences of Judaism, Roman tradition, Hellenism, and different positive factors of the area of the recent testomony ·Hundreds of photos, illustrations, and line drawings ·Copious maps, charts, and timelines·Sidebar articles and insights ·“Reflections” at the Bible’s relevance for 21st-century living
Written through best evangelical members: Clinton E. Arnold (Ph.D., collage of Aberdeen), common Editor S. M. Baugh (Ph.D., collage of California, Irvine) Peter H. Davids (Ph.D., collage of Manchester) David E. Garland (Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) David W. J. Gill (D.Phil., collage of Oxford) George H. Guthrie (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) Moyer V. Hubbard (D.Phil., collage of Oxford) Andreas J. Köstenberger (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity institution) Ralph P. Martin (Ph.D., college of London, King’s collage) Douglas J. Moo (Ph.D., collage of St. Andrews) Mark L. Strauss (Ph.D., college of Aberdeen) Frank Thielman (Ph.D., Duke collage) Jeffrey A. D. Weima (Ph.D., collage of Toronto) Michael J. Wilkins (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) Mark W. Wilson (D.Litt. et Phil., college of South Africa) Julie L. Wu (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) Robert W. Yarbrough (Ph.D., college of Aberdeen)
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