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We are far removed from the time and culture of the biblical world, and this distance easily leads to misunderstanding and misinterpretation. Our understanding and appreciation for God's Word increase exponentially when we know about the context in which the biblical books were written. So while many Bible commentaries explain the theological meaning of the text, The Baker Illustrated Bible Background Commentary provides fascinating cultural and historical insights into God's Word. Richly illustrated with full-color photos throughout, this one-volume background commentary includes articles by leading Old and New Testament scholars on subjects such as- countries, cities, and cultures of the Holy Land and the Greco-Roman world- warfare and execution- religious groups and customs- fashion, athletics, feasts, and celebrations- honor, shame, and hospitality- and much moreThis colorful, informative volume is an essential companion for pastors, teachers, and laypeople who want to enhance their personal Bible study and help others do the same.
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|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.20(d)|
About the Author
J. Scott Duvall (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament and J. C. and Mae Fuller Chair of Biblical Studies at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.J. Daniel Hays (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the School of Christian Studies and professor of biblical studies at Ouachita Baptist University.They are the authors or coauthors of several books, including The Baker Illustrated Guide to the Bible.