New Zondervan Illustrated Commentary

The new “Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary on the Old Testament” is available for purchase.

Here is an excerpt of the description from Zondervan.

This series brings to life the world of the Old Testament through informative entries and full-color photos and graphics. Here readers find 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.

The set adds up to over 2,900 pages, and includes over 12,000 endnotes. It looks like a very useful resource for Bible study and scholarship. It can be ordered directly from Zodervan for $249.95, but is also available through other retailers.

For a chuckle or two, see how editor John Walton “Lives the Old Testament”. (I previously posted the linked video.)

About LukeChandler

Luke holds an M.A. in Ancient and Classical History and has been an adjunct professor at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Luke and his wife Melanie have five children. He serves as a minister with the North Terrace Church of Christ and has participated in multiple archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke leads informative, meaningful tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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1 Response to New Zondervan Illustrated Commentary

  1. Marshal Ray says:

    Cool! Looks to be a good addition to any home & church library.

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