By Clinton E. Arnold
Discover: ·How the springs at Hierapolis aid us comprehend why Jesus defined the church at Laodicea as “lukewarm” ·The heritage and situations of certificate of divorce in Judaism ·How Jewish nutritional legislation supplied a robust metaphor for God’s reputation of the Gentiles Brimming with images and pictures, the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds remark walks you verse via verse via the entire books of the hot testomony. It’s like slipping on a suite of glasses that permits you to learn the Bible during the eyes of a first-century reader! Discoveries look ahead to you that may snap the realm of the hot testomony into gripping immediacy. issues that appear mystifying, confusing, or vague will tackle large that means if you view them of their old context. You’ll deepen your knowing of the lessons of Jesus. You’ll detect the shut, occasionally startling interaction among God’s nation and the sensible affairs of the church. better of all, you’ll achieve a deepened understanding of the Bible’s relevance in your existence. Written in a transparent, attractive sort, this gorgeous set offers a brand new and available procedure that extra technical expository and exegetical commentaries don’t supply. It positive factors: ·Commentary in keeping with appropriate papyri, inscriptions, archaeological discoveries, and reports of Judaism, Roman tradition, Hellenism, and different beneficial properties of the realm of the recent testomony ·Hundreds of photos, illustrations, and line drawings ·Copious maps, charts, and timelines·Sidebar articles and insights ·“Reflections” at the Bible’s relevance for 21st-century living
Written by way of top evangelical individuals: Clinton E. Arnold (Ph.D., college of Aberdeen), basic Editor S. M. Baugh (Ph.D., collage of California, Irvine) Peter H. Davids (Ph.D., collage of Manchester) David E. Garland (Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) David W. J. Gill (D.Phil., collage of Oxford) George H. Guthrie (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) Moyer V. Hubbard (D.Phil., college of Oxford) Andreas J. Köstenberger (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity university) Ralph P. Martin (Ph.D., collage of London, King’s university) Douglas J. Moo (Ph.D., college of St. Andrews) Mark L. Strauss (Ph.D., college of Aberdeen) Frank Thielman (Ph.D., Duke collage) Jeffrey A. D. Weima (Ph.D., college of Toronto) Michael J. Wilkins (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) Mark W. Wilson (D.Litt. et Phil., college of South Africa) Julie L. Wu (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) Robert W. Yarbrough (Ph.D., college of Aberdeen)
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