I do wish that the work cited its sources for verification, but it offers quite a bit of helpful information. Since it doesn't cite primary sources however, one must take the author's word on any historical information.
This book is well written and easy to understand. The author has an easy to read style. This book contains information on the culture almost verse by verse, and throws new light and understanding on what one is reading. I would buy it for everyone I know if I had the money.
There is a lot of repetition where scripture deals with the same topic, but is also full of many great insights. It is a great source of information I have never heard before. It will be valuable as a study aid and research tool.