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December 08, 2023
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IVP Bible Background Commentary
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IVP Bible Background Commentary
Price $29.99
Item code IVP
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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IVP Bible Background Commentary 2 Volume Set
By InterVarsity Press

This complete set includes both The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament. They provide historical, social and cultural background for each passage of the Old and New Testaments. From Genesis through Revelation, these volumes gather and condense an abundance of specialized knowledge--making it available and accessible to ordinary readers of the Bible. Expert scholars John Walton, Victor Matthews and Mark Chavalas have included along with the fruits of their research and collaboration:

  • a glossary of historical terms, ancient peoples, texts and inscriptions
  • expanded explanations of significant background issues
  • introductory essays on each book of the Old Testament

The IVP Bible Background Commentary will enrich your experience of the Bible--and your teaching and preaching from Scripture--in a way that no other commentary can do.

Cultural Background

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, 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.