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Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Comm-NT

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Brimming with lavish, full-color photos and graphics, the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary walks you verse by verse through all the books of the New Testament.

You'll uncover insights...

  • How the springs at Hierapolis help us understand why Jesus described the church at Laodicea as "lukewarm"
  • The background and circumstances of certificates of divorce in Judaism
  • How Jewish dietary laws provided a powerful metaphor for God’s acceptance of the Gentiles
  • And so much more!

It's like slipping on a set of glasses that lets you read the Bible through the eyes of a first-century reader! Discoveries await you that will snap the world of the New Testament into gripping immediacy. Things that seem mystifying, puzzling, or obscure will take on tremendous meaning when you view them in their ancient context. You'll deepen your understanding of the teachings of Jesus. You'll discover the close, sometimes startling interplay between God's kingdom and the practical affairs of the church. Best of all, you'll gain a deepened awareness of the Bible's relevance for your life.

Written in a clear, engaging style, this commentary provides a new and accessible approach that more technical expository and exegetical commentaries don't offer.

Features

  • Covers the entire New Testament in four volumes: Matthew, Mark, Luke (Volume One) John, Acts (Volume Two) Romans to Philemon (Volume Three) Hebrews to Revelation (Volume Four). PocketBible version is one book with all four volumes for convenient use in the program.
  • Commentary based on relevant papyri, inscriptions, archaeological discoveries, and studies of Judaism, Roman culture, Hellenism, and other features of the world of the New Testament
  • Hundreds of full-color photographs, color illustrations, and line drawings
  • Copious maps, charts, and timelines
  • Sidebar articles and insights
  • "Reflections" on the Bible's relevance for 21st-century living

About the Author(s)

Written by leading evangelical contributors: Clinton E. Arnold (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen), General Editor S. M. Baugh (Ph.D., University of California, Irvine) Peter H. Davids (Ph.D., University of Manchester) David E. Garland (Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) David W. J. Gill (D.Phil., University of Oxford) George H. Guthrie (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) Moyer V. Hubbard (D.Phil., University of Oxford) Andreas J. Köstenberger (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) Ralph P. Martin (Ph.D., University of London, King’s College) Douglas J. Moo (Ph.D., University of St. Andrews) Mark L. Strauss (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) Frank Thielman (Ph.D., Duke University) Jeffrey A. D. Weima (Ph.D., University of Toronto) Michael J. Wilkins (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) Mark W. Wilson (D.Litt. et Phil., University of South Africa) Julie L. Wu (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) Robert W. Yarbrough (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen)

System Requirements

Installed size (unless otherwise indicated): Approximately 300.625 MB. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Requires iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS 5.0 or later. Download size: 300.625 MB. Android Requires Android OS 2.2 or later. Download size: 300.625 MB. Windows Phone Requires Windows Phone 7.5 or later. Download size: 300.625 MB. Windows Store Download size: 300.625 MB. Windows PC Requires Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, or later. Download size: 202.375 MB. Mac OS X Download size: 300.625 MB. Windows Mobile Requires Pocket PC / Windows Mobile version 6.5 or earlier. Download size: 202.625 MB. Palm OS Requires Palm OS 5.0 or later. Download size: 201.375 MB.

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