The Minor Prophets, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs

The Minor Prophets, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs


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The Minor Prophets, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs by John H. Walton, Izak Cornelius, John Hilber, Tremper Longman III

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310255772
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 10/28/2009
Series: Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds CommentarySeries Series
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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.

John W. Hilber (Ph.D., Cambridge University) was an associate professor of Old Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary and is now teaching Old Testament exegesis courses at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the Religious Studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and general editor for the Story of God Bible Commentary Old Testament and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.

Duane Garrett (Ph.D., Baylor Univerity) is John R. Sampey Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

J. Glen Taylor (Ph.D., Yale University), is associate professor of Old Testament, Wycliffe College and the School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto.

Mark W. Chavalas (Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles) is professor of History, at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

Philip S. Johnston (Ph.D., Cambridge University) is Senior Tutor, Hughes Hall, Cambridge, UK.

Alan Millard (M.Phil., Oxford Univeristy; F.S.A.) is Emeritus Rankin Professor of Hebrew and Ancient Semitic Languages, The University of Liverpool.

Daniel M. Master (Ph.D., Harvard University) is associate professor of Archaeology, Wheaton College.

Victor H. Matthews (PhD., Brandeis University) is professor of Religious Studies, Missouri State University.

Kenneth Hoglund (Ph.D., Duke University) is professor in the Department of Religion, Wake Forest University.

Andrew E. Hill (PhD, University of Michigan) is professor of Old Testament studies at Wheaton College in Illinois. He is the coauthor with John Walton of A Survey of the Old Testament and the author of Malachi in the Anchor Bible commentary series. His articles have appeared in such scholarly publications as Hebrew Annual Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Vetus Testamentum.

Izak (Sakkie) Cornelius (D.Litt., University of Stellenbosch) is professor of ancient studies at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa). He is the author of The iconography of the Canaanite gods Reshef and Baal. Late Bronze and Iron Age I periods (c 1500-1000 BCE) and several other works in ancient near eastern studies.

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