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Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Old Testament

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This one module includes the entire 5-volume series that brings to life the world of the Old Testament through informative entries and full-color photos and graphics. ZIBBC is the premier commentary set for connecting with the historical and cultural context of the Old Testament.

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.

Old Testament volumes included:

  • Volume 1: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
    • Genesis by John H. Walton
    • Exodus by Bruce Wells
    • Leviticus by Roy E. Gane
    • Numbers by R. Dennis Cole
    • Deuteronomy by Eugene E. Carpenter
  • Volume 2: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1/2 Samuel
    • Joshua by Richard S. Hess
    • Judges by Daniel I. Block
    • Ruth by Dale W. Manor
    • 1/2 Samuel by V. Philips Long
  • 1/2 Kings, 1/2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
    • 1 Kings by John Monson
    • 2 Kings by Iain Provan
    • 1 Chronicles by Simon Sherwin
    • 2 Chronicles by Frederick J. Mabie
    • Ezra/Nehemiah by Edwin M. Yamauchi
    • Esther by Anthony Tomasino
  • Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel
    • Isaiah by David W. Baker
    • Jeremiah by Steven Voth
    • Lamentations by Paul W. Ferris Jr.
    • Ezekiel by Daniel Bodi
    • Daniel by Ernest C. Lucas
  • The Minor Prophets, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs
    • Hosea by J. Glen Taylor
    • Joel by Mark W. Chavalas
    • Amos by Philip S. Johnston
    • Obadiah by Alan R. Millard
    • Jonah by John H. Walton
    • Micah by Daniel M. Master
    • Nahum by Alan R. Millard
    • Habakkuk by Victor H. Matthews
    • Zephaniah by Mark W. Chavalas
    • Haggai by Kenneth G. Hoglund
    • Zechariah by Kenneth G. Hoglund and John H. Walton
    • Malachi by Andrew E. Hill
    • Job by Izak cornelius
    • Psalms by John W. Hilber
    • Proverbs by Tremper Longman III
    • Ecclesiastes by Duane Garrett
    • Song of Songs by Duane Garrett

The New Testament Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary is also available.

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (Old Testament)
• General Editor: John H. Walton
• Publisher: Zondervan (2009)

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