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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…mehr

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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. *Written by an international team of 30 specialists, all top scholars in background studies.
Autorenporträt
John Hilber (PhD, Cambridge University) is professor of Old Testament at McMaster Divinity College, having previously taught at Dallas Theological Seminary and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is author of Cultic Prophecy in the Psalms, Psalms in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary, Ezekiel: A Focused Commentary for Preaching and Teaching, Old Testament Cosmology and Divine Accommodation: A Relevance Theory Approach, and co-editor of Behind the Scenes of the Old Testament.