The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament Hardback

An Indispensable Resource, Now Revised & Expanded, Accessibly Providing the Cultural Background of Every Verse in the New Testament

by Craig S. Keener;

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The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament

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Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year!

This revised edition of the standard reference work in its field has been expanded throughout to now provide even more up-to-date information by Craig Keener, one of the leading New Testament scholars on Jewish, Greek and Roman culture.

To understand and apply the Bible well, you need two crucial sources of information. One is the Bible itself. The other is an understanding of the cultural background of the passage you're reading.

Only with the background can you grasp the author's original concerns and purposes. This unique commentary provides, in verse-by-verse format, the crucial cultural background you need for responsible-and richer-Bible study. It includes a glossary of cultural terms and important historical figures, maps and charts, up-to-date bibliographies, and introductory essays about cultural background information for each book of the New Testament.

Based on decades of in-depth study, this accessible and bestselling commentary is valuable for pastors in sermon preparation, for Sunday-school and other church teachers as they build lessons, for missionaries concerned not to import their own cultural biases into the Bible, for college and seminary students in classroom assignments, and for everyday Bible readers seeking to deepen and enhance their study of Scripture.

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament by Craig S. Keener was published by IVP in March 2014 and is our 26680th best seller. The ISBN for The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament is 9780830824786.

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"Most one-volume, single-author Bible commentaries or study Bibles are erratic in their coverage... Craig Keener’s work is an astonishing exception... He can be trusted in almost every statement he makes, and even his more interpretative opinions are consistently well-grounded. Keener has given preachers and lay Christians alike an invaluable resource for years to come." - Craig Blomberg, Denver Seminary.


Details for The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament

Page last updated 29th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherIVP (March 2014)
Number of Pages816
Thickness53 mm
Height234 mm
Width157 mm
Product Code4270556
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