Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, Vol. 4 Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel
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Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, Vol. 4 Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel

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Written by an international team of 30 scholars and specialists, the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary series presents a scholarly and critical introduction, in a beautifully illustrated presentation, to the books of the Bible. In Volume 4 top scholars such as David W. Baker, lead us through the biblical books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel.

Each book is set in its original historical and social context, and major issues such as translation, chronology, and authorship are presented in detail via a passage-by-passage commentary. Analysis into the literature of the ancient Near East will open your eyes to new depths of understanding both familiar and unfamiliar passages, while over 2000 photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams and charts provide a visual feast that breathes fresh life into the text.

This series, or its individual volumes, with its informative commentary and beautiful photographs, insightful outtakes, will make an excellent home school curriculum, church, curriculum, and would be perfect for courses in a Christian high school. It will also be ideal for anyone who wishes to undertake a comprehensive, but introductory study to specific sections of the Bible, or the Bible in its entirety.

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Title: Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, Vol. 4 Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel
By: John H. Walton, David W. Baker, Daniel I. Block
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 624
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.13 X 7.38 (inches)
Weight: 3 pounds 15 ounces
ISBN: 0310255767
ISBN-13: 9780310255765
Series: Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary
Stock No: WW255765

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Publisher's Description

Many today find the Old Testament a closed book. The cultural issues seem insurmountable and we are easily baffled by that which seems obscure. Furthermore, without knowledge of the ancient culture we can easily impose our own culture on the text, potentially distorting it. This series invites you to enter the Old Testament with a company of guides, experts that will give new insights into these cherished writings. Features include • Over 2000 photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams and charts provide a visual feast that breathes fresh life into the text. • Passage-by-passage commentary presents archaeological findings, historical explanations, geographic insights, notes on manners and customs, and more. • Analysis into the literature of the ancient Near East will open your eyes to new depths of understanding both familiar and unfamiliar passages. • Written by an international team of 30 specialists, all top scholars in background studies.

Author Bio

John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context; Covenant: God’s Purpose, God’s Plan; The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament; and A Survey of the Old Testament.


Steven Voth (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is Translation Coordinator for the Americas, United Bible Societies. Paul Ferris Jr. (PhD, Dropsie College for Hebrew & Cognate Learning) is professor of Hebrew Bible, Bethel Seminary - Bethel University. Daniel Bodi (ThD, University of Strasbourg; PhD, Union Theologiical Seminary) is associate professor of Hebrew, Aramaic and Akkadian Languages and Literatures, Paris School of Oriental Studies, INALCO Institut National des Lanques et Civilisations Orientales. Max Lucado has a BA in mass communications and a masters in biblical and related studies from Abilene Christian University in Texas. He has 80 million books in print, and altogether, 100 million products. His works have appeared on every major national bestseller list including Publishers Weekly, USA Today, The New York Times, Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and Christian Booksellers Association.  Max has also been featured in countless media outlets and national broadcasts. Currently, he is the minister of preaching at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he has served since 1988.  He and his wife, Denalyn, have three grown daughters.

Editorial Reviews

'This tool is a rich gift to everyone who seeks to teach Scriptures.' -- John Ortberg, author and pastor

'A unique and important commentary. …There is nothing else like it available today.' -- Richard E. Averbeck, professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Seminary

'To me, every Christian should own these commentaries.' -- Dan Kimball, author and pastor

'This is an impressive and rich resource…judiciously researched. …Notwithstanding their traditional approach to Scripture, I heartily recommend this series with enthusiasm.' -- Shalom Paul, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Bible Department, Hebrew University

'Enables scholars, pastors, and laity to access the rich data from over one hundred and seventy years of explorations and excavations in the Near East.' -- K. Lawson Younger, professor of Old Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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