From the Back Cover
In one volume, the Gold Medallion Award-winning New International Bible Commentary unlocks the message and meaning of every book of the Bible. This acclaimed book marshals the insights of forty-three world-class evangelical scholars to help you gain a deeper, life-changing understanding of the Scripture. Whether you're preparing a lesson or sermon, or simply studying for your personal edification, the New International Bible Commentary provides you with a study resource that combines convenience with depth and relevance. It includes the following features: - 28 articles -- 230 pages in all -- shed light on such important issues as text and canon; archaeology; environmental, historical, political, and religious backgrounds; and the New Testament use of the Old Testament. - Commentaries by such respected scholars as Carl Amerding, F. F. Bruce, Gerald F. Hawthorne, J. M. Houston, Walter L. Liefeld, and D. J. Wiseman help you grasp the meanings of Bible passages and the significance of key biblical words and phrases. - Extensive cross-referencing helps you deepen your study by exploring related Scriptures. - In-text maps and a new maps section at the end of the book give you a feel for the names and places of the Bible. - Commentary topics are boldfaced throughout the text for greater clarity. Designed for use with the New International Version, today's most widely used Bible translation, the New International Bible Commentary is a revision of the highly successful New Layman's Commentary.