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1 KINGS TO ESTHER VOL 3 (Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary) Hardcover – 2 Nov 2009


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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.

About the Author

John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School. Previously he was professor of Old Testament at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago for twenty years. Some of Walton's books includeThe Lost World of Adam and Eve, The Lost World of Scripture, The Lost World of Genesis One, Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, The Essential Bible Companion, The NIV Application Commentary: Genesis and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament (with Victor Matthews and Mark Chavalas). Walton's ministry experience includes church classes for all age groups, high school Bible studies and adult Sunday school classes, as well as serving as a teacher for "The Bible in 90 Days." John and his wife, Kim, live in Wheaton, Illinois, and have three adult children.

John M. Monson (PhD, Harvard University) is associate professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Iain Provan (PhD, Cambridge University) is Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College. An ordained minister of the Church of Scotland, he is the author of commentaries on Lamentations and 1 and 2 Kings.

Simon Sherwin (PhD, St. Edmund's College, Cambridge) is Independent Scholar; currently resides in Buckhaven, Fife, Scotland.

Frederick J. Mabie (PhD, University of California at Los Angeles) is Independent Scholar; currently resides in West Linn, Oregon.

Edwin M. Yamauchi (PhD, Brandeis University) is professor of History Emeritus, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Anthony Tomasino (PhD, University of Chicago) is assistant professor of Bible, Old Testament, and Hebrew, Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Commentary review 16 Jan. 2011
By Shakespeare - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent commentary providing cutural and contemporary literature background to the Old Testament.
It really helps to understand the world that the Hebrews lived in. I highly recommend it anyone who is wanting to know more than just an explanation of the scriptures. It is like studying the American Civil War by knowing what Europe was doing at the time, especially England. I think you can understand why the Hebrews acted as they did when you know more about the life and pressures around them. I find it very interesting to know that much of the Bible is written in the same format as other literature of the same time, and then read that other literature. Details of everyday life make the people of the Bible come to life even more. The research is tremendous!
5.0 out of 5 stars Fountain of facts 16 Oct. 2014
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While reading the first few pages of Ezekiel I discovered at least a half dozen interesting truths previously unknown to me, one was the exact location of the river where he received his vision and why he visited, Enjoy
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awesome book and in great shape
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference. 5 Dec. 2014
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