By Clinton E. Arnold

ISBN-10: 0310278252

ISBN-13: 9780310278252

Discover: ·How the springs at Hierapolis support us comprehend why Jesus defined the church at Laodicea as “lukewarm” ·The historical past and situations of certificate of divorce in Judaism ·How Jewish nutritional legislation supplied a strong metaphor for God’s recognition of the Gentiles Brimming with photographs and portraits, the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds observation walks you verse through verse via the entire books of the hot testomony. It’s like slipping on a collection of glasses that allows you to learn the Bible throughout the eyes of a first-century reader! Discoveries wait for you that might snap the area of the hot testomony into gripping immediacy. issues that appear mystifying, perplexing, or vague will tackle great that means should you view them of their old context. You’ll deepen your figuring out of the lessons of Jesus. You’ll notice the shut, occasionally startling interaction among God’s nation and the sensible affairs of the church. better of all, you’ll achieve a deepened wisdom of the Bible’s relevance in your lifestyles. Written in a transparent, enticing variety, this gorgeous set presents a brand new and obtainable strategy that extra technical expository and exegetical commentaries don’t supply. It beneficial properties: ·Commentary in response to correct papyri, inscriptions, archaeological discoveries, and reviews of Judaism, Roman tradition, Hellenism, and different positive aspects of the area of the recent testomony ·Hundreds of photos, illustrations, and line drawings ·Copious maps, charts, and timelines·Sidebar articles and insights ·“Reflections” at the Bible’s relevance for 21st-century living

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

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