The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament
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How can we account for the "Book of the Law" suddenly being discovered during Josiah's renovation of the temple (2 Chronicles 34:14)? We know from Egypt and Mesopotamia that it was common to seal important documents, including theological documents, in the masonry or foundations of a palace or temple in order to inform a future king who might undertake restoration of the building.
What might the psalmist have had in mind when praising God for removing our transgressions "as far as the east is from the west" (Psalms 103:12)? In an Egyptian hymn to Amun-Re, the deity is praised for his judgment of the guilty. As a result of the God's discernment, the guilty are assigned to the east and the righteous to the west.
Written in a clear, non-technical language, this invaluable aid includes a glossary of historical terms, ancient peoples, texts, and inscriptions; maps and charts of important historical resources; expanded explanations of significant background issues; introductory essays on the background of each book.
Number of Pages: 800
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
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Series: Bible Background Commentary
While I Was Praying: Finding Insights about God in Old Testament PrayersRalph HawkinsSmyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc / 2006 / Trade Paperback$8.42 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, Vol. 4 Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and DanielJohn H. Walton, David W. Baker, Daniel I. BlockZondervan / 2009 / Hardcover$34.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, Vol. 1 Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and DeuteronomyJohn H. Walton, David W. Baker, Daniel I. BlockZondervan / 2009 / Hardcover$34.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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- a glossary of historical terms, ancient peoples, texts and inscriptions
- maps and charts of important historical resources
- expanded explanations of significant background issues
- introductory essays on each book of the Old Testament
Foxindy4 Stars Out Of 5This book is thorough for its size.February 14, 2012FoxindyQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3I do wish that this book cited sources for its information. It provides a lot of helpful information, but without citing primary sources, one must trust the authors without any verification.
Andrews2 Stars Out Of 5Disappointing.January 15, 2012AndrewsQuality: 5Value: 2Meets Expectations: 1This book is not written by the same author as its New Testament counterpart. It goes through almost every verse, but offers little insight into the culture or language. It has a lot of other countries mythologies. Beware as you read this, because it also has unmarked opinions, many of them questionable or wrong.
redeemedMiddleburg, PaAge: 35-44Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5book is a gotta have it for serious Bible studyNovember 8, 2010redeemedMiddleburg, PaAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book goes into GREAT detail for the background of Biblical times. A great help for discovering the geography, culture, and history of Biblical people and places.
Timotheos Michas3 Stars Out Of 5January 23, 2008Timotheos MichasA good book for theologians but not too useful for lay people,I would recommend it to my pastor.
Dee Keith5 Stars Out Of 5January 2, 2008Dee KeithCraig Keener, in this masterful commentary, has brought to the fingertips of every Christian, whether a new believer, a seminary student, or pastor, a work that will aid your understanding of the Old Testament and enliven your study of it. I heartily recommend it.
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