A very good resource for laypeople and for those in ministry. Information is presented clearly and the many maps, images and illustrations are helpful. Content is in-depth while not being overly technical, making it perfect for the non-academic. I would recommend this set.
I recently used the commentary for the first time. It was very helpful in commenting about the verse that I was working on. The commentary is thourough. The commentary is straight-forward. I love those attributes.
The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary is so nice, it goes beyond words. I really did enjoy After getting Zondervans Background Comm... I was so amazed. The charts, the colored maps, the photographs, the side bar key notes with explanations of pictures maps and verses. Little quick info boxes all through. And everything being fully backed up with its flawless data. The set is bound superbly just like Zondervan's Bible Encyclopedia set '5 vol' and will give you many hours each day of total enjoyment and fulfillment in your Bible studies. The hard shelled slip case to house the 4 volumes in this set was just a really nice added touch by Zondervan.