IVP Bible Background Commentary to the Old Testament
Providing the cultural background of every passage in the Old Testament - Walton; Matthews; Chavalas
An indispensable resource for all students of the Bible, accessibly providing the cultural background of every passage in the Old Testament.
The narratives, genealogies, laws, poetry, proverbs and prophecies of the Old Testament are deeply rooted in history. Archaeologists, historians and social scientists have greatly advanced our knowledge of the ancient world of the Bible. When we illuminate the stories of Abraham or David, the imagery of the Psalms or Proverbs, or the prophecies of Isaiah or Jeremiah with this backlight of culture and history, these texts spring to new life.
This unique commentary gives historical, social and cultural background for each Old Testament passage. From Genesis through Malachi it gathers and condenses am abundance of specialized knowledge and makes it available to ordinary readers of the Old Testament. It will enrich your study of the bibleical books in a way that no other commentary can do.
Copyright © 2000 John H Walton, Victor H. Matthews & Mark W. Chavalas / Published by IVP USA
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