1. The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament,  Second Edition
    The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, Second Edition
    Craig S. Keener
    IVP Academic / 2014 / Hardcover
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  1. Pittsburgh
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    Ruined by the New Perspective On Paul heresy!
    November 1, 2017
    Zachary
    Pittsburgh
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Male
    Quality: 1
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    This book is written by an adherent to the recent heresy of the so-called New Perspective On Paul which destroys traditionally Reformed justification by faith alone. No doubt the author of this book is a devoted student of heretic NT Wright! You can't trust a heretic! THIS BOOK IS TRASH!
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    A Sociological Commentary
    July 26, 2017
    The Geeky Calvinist
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
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    Out of context, many times we take books quotes and other things out of their proper context to suit our own personal needs. This happens at Foley in the secular world but often in matters relating to Holy scripture. We live in the twenty-first century and we live in a contact very different from that of Holy Scripture, there are so many cultures represented by that of the ancient near East, the physical nation of Israel, and the Greco-Roman Empire as well as second temple Judaism, just to name a few. All of which are vastly different from our culture today. Each of these cultures and how they operate are usually out of the purview of many people, including pastors. Which is why a study into these ancient cultures is necessary. Yet without getting a degree in archaeology, how does one attain this needed information.

    The answer has arrived. I do p academic has recently published a great commentary , I bet more of a reference work on the cultural background of most cultures represented in the New Testament of Holy Scripture. Authored by noted New Testament scholar the Craig S. Keener this work adds a new dimension to sermon preparation. Keener has taken each section of the New Testament of scripture and added a see a logical commentary on these vs. Well he does at his own personal exegesis to this passage Keener does a phenomenal job in breaking down the wall in front of the reader so that scripture, specifically that of the New Testament, can be read in its proper context.

    Now just a reminder, this work is not a traditional commentary. You will not see exegesis of each word, phrase, or section. Despite this, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament (Second Edition), is a phenomenal tool for pastors, Scholars, and laymen alike. Keener, does described in part to the, New Perspective on Paul, which color some of his cultural investigation, yet the majority of the work in this book is exceptional and becomes invaluable when teaching for preaching. Furthermore the accessibility of this work is second to none for no matter what level of Education a person has they can understand the culture of which a particular section of scripture was written in. In the end this book is needed resource to any and all who read it, so that any and all people they understand the proper context of Holy Scripture.

    I received this book through IVP Academic Publications for the purpose of writing a review, I was not required to write positive review.
  3. Safford, AZ
    Age: 45-54
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Best ready reference for Bible background information
    June 18, 2016
    Neil
    Safford, AZ
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
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    This commentary presents background information as it applies to specific Scripture passages; so a person who is reading the Bible can have the commentary open to the same citation and read any background information that applies to the passage he/she is reading. Other Bible backgrounds resources tend to organize the same information encyclopedia style rather than Bible-order style. A Bible student may miss out on some available background information if he/she is using one of the other available resources. The student may not think to look up a particular topic by its name simply because he/she does not know there is such a topic relating to the Bible passage before him/her.

    The IVP Bible Background Commentary is a ready reference. The Bible student is alerted to background information simply because it is there in writing right there at the matching citation in the commentary.
  4. Laguna Hills, CA
    Age: 55-65
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Gift to Bible Readers
    May 18, 2016
    Thankful
    Laguna Hills, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
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    Keener is always a voice worth hearing. He seems to get better with each new book. This one should be in the hands of everyone who seeks to make the transition from reader to student. This volume will add depth and context to every passage of the NT, without become tedious and leaving the reader behind in an academic fog.

    In a very real sense, the book is remarkable. It simply and effectively makes the NT more intelligible and gives the student a new vehicle for hearing the Word of God. Highly recommended.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Pastor's Friend
    January 23, 2015
    Kaj
    Quality: 5
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    I listened to Keener on a podcast discussing End Times and loved what I heard. Along with the recommendation of Dr. Michael Brown I went on your site and ordered the commentary. It is as if it is wirtten for a pastor that loves the Word and takes very seriously the instruction of the saints and the leading of the Spirit.
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