IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament

ISBN-10: 0830824782
ISBN-13: 9780830824786
Edition: 2nd 2014 (Revised)
Authors: Craig S. Keener
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Description: Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year!To understand and apply the Bible well, you need two crucial sources of information. One is the Bible itself. The other is an understanding of the cultural background of the passage you're  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 2/3/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 816
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.476
Language: English

Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year!To understand and apply the Bible well, you need two crucial sources of information. One is the Bible itself. The other is an understanding of the cultural background of the passage you're reading.Only with the background can you grasp the author's original concerns and purposes. This unique commentary provides, in verse-by-verse format, the crucial cultural background you need for responsible--and richer--Bible study. It includes a glossary of cultural terms and important historical figures, maps and charts, up-to-date bibliographies, and introductory essays about cultural background information for each book of the New Testament.Based on ten years of in-depth study, this accessible and bestselling commentary is valuable for pastors in sermon preparation, for Sunday-school and other church teachers as they build lessons, for missionaries concerned not to import their own cultural biases into the Bible, for college and seminary students in classroom assignments, and for everyday Bible readers seeking to deepen and enhance their study of Scripture.

Craig S. Keener (Ph.D., Duke University) is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. Some of his 12 books include . . . And Marries Another (Hendrickson), Paul, Women & Wives (Hendrickson) and several titles published by IVP. Three of his books have won Christianity Today book awards: his commentaries on Matthew, John and the background commentary. He has close to half a million books in print.

Abbreviations
How to Use This Commentary
The Need for a Cultural-Historical Commentary
Gospels
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
New Testament Letters
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galations
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Revelation
Glossary
Maps & Charts

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