IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament

Prod ID: IVP-OT Commentary / Pub. InterVarsity Press USA / Authors:
Retail: $34.90 / Accordance: $27.90

Now available for individual purchase. Previously included in IVP2 and IVP3.

Requires Accordance 11.2 or above.

How can we account for the “Book of the Law” suddenly being discovered during Josiah’s renovation of the temple (2 Chron 34:14)? We know from Egypt and Mesopotamia that it was common to seal important documents–including theological documents–in the masonry or foundations of a palace or temple in order to inform a future king who might undertake restoration of the building.

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.

The unique commentary joins The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament in providing historical, social and cultural background for each passage of the Old Testament. From Genesis through Malachi, this single volume gathers and condenses an abundance of specialized knowledge–making it available and accessible to ordinary readers of the Old Testament. Expert scholars John Walton, Victor Matthews and Mark Chavalas have included along with the fruits of their research and collaboration

  • a glossary of historical terms, ancient peoples, texts and inscriptions
  • maps and charts of important historical resources
  • expanded explanations of significant background issues
  • introductory essays on each book of the Old Testament

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament will enrich your experience of the Old Testament–and your teaching and preaching from Scripture–in a way that no other commentary can do.

7/10/14 Update: The 2.0 update adds page numbers.

6/5/19 Update: The 2.3 update increases the Accordance minimum version to 11.2 in order to support the proper display of the Table of Contents.

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament
• Authors: John H. Walton, Victor H. Matthew, Mark W. Chavalas
• Publisher: InterVarsity Press (2000)

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