Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: OT (5 Vols) and NT (5 Vols)

Retail: $585.88 / Accordance: $499.99

This product consists of the complete ZIBBC series that brings to life the world of the Bible through informative entries and full-color photos and graphics. ZIBBC is the premier commentary set for connecting with the historical and cultural context of the Bible.

Old Testament (5 volumes):
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.

Old Testament volumes included:

  • Volume 1: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy (2009)
    • Genesis by John H. Walton
    • Exodus by Bruce Wells
    • Leviticus by Roy E. Gane
    • Numbers by R. Dennis Cole
    • Deuteronomy by Eugene E. Carpenter
  • Volume 2: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1/2 Samuel (2009)
    • Joshua by Richard S. Hess
    • Judges by Daniel I. Block
    • Ruth by Dale W. Manor
    • 1/2 Samuel by V. Philips Long
  • 1/2 Kings, 1/2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (2009)
    • 1 Kings by John Monson
    • 2 Kings by Iain Provan
    • 1 Chronicles by Simon Sherwin
    • 2 Chronicles by Frederick J. Mabie
    • Ezra/Nehemiah by Edwin M. Yamauchi
    • Esther by Anthony Tomasino
  • Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel (2009)
    • Isaiah by David W. Baker
    • Jeremiah by Steven Voth
    • Lamentations by Paul W. Ferris Jr.
    • Ezekiel by Daniel Bodi
    • Daniel by Ernest C. Lucas
  • The Minor Prophets, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (2009)
    • Hosea by J. Glen Taylor
    • Joel by Mark W. Chavalas
    • Amos by Philip S. Johnston
    • Obadiah by Alan R. Millard
    • Jonah by John H. Walton
    • Micah by Daniel M. Master
    • Nahum by Alan R. Millard
    • Habakkuk by Victor H. Matthews
    • Zephaniah by Mark W. Chavalas
    • Haggai by Kenneth G. Hoglund
    • Zechariah by Kenneth G. Hoglund and John H. Walton
    • Malachi by Andrew E. Hill
    • Job by Izak cornelius
    • Psalms by John W. Hilber
    • Proverbs by Tremper Longman III
    • Ecclesiastes by Duane Garrett
    • Song of Songs by Duane Garrett

New Testament (5 volumes):
Brimming with lavish, full-color photos and graphics, the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary walks you verse-by-verse through all the books of the New Testament. It’s like slipping on a set of glasses that lets you read the Bible through the eyes of a first-century reader! Discoveries await you that will snap the world of the New Testament into gripping immediacy. Things that seem mystifying, puzzling, or obscure will take on tremendous meaning when you view them in their ancient context. You’ll deepen your understanding of the teachings of Jesus. You’ll discover the close, sometimes startling interplay between God’s kingdom and the practical affairs of the church. Best of all, you’ll gain a deepened awareness of the Bible’s relevance for your life.

New Testament volume included:

  • Matthew, Mark, Luke (Volume 1)
    • Matthew by Michael J. Wilkins (2002)
    • Mark by David E. Garland (2002)
    • Luke by Mark Straus (2002)
  • John (Volume 2A) by Craig S. Keener (2019)
  • Acts (Volume 2B) by Clinton E. Arnold (2002)
  • Romans to Philemon (Volume 3)
    • Romans by Douglas J. Moo (2002)
    • 1 Corinthians by David Gill (2002)
    • 2 Corinthians by Moyer Hubbard (2002)
    • Galatians by Ralph P Martin and Julie Wu (2002)
    • Ephesians/Colossians by Clinton E. Arnold (2002)
    • Philippians by Frank S. Theilman (2002)
    • 1/2 Thessalonians by Jeffrey A. D. Weima (2002)
    • 1/2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon by Steven M. Baugh (2002)
  • Hebrews to Revelation (Volume 4)
    • Hebrew by George H. Guthrie (2002)
    • James, 2 Peter, Jude by Douglas J. Moo (2002)
    • 1 Peter by Peter H. Davids (2002)
    • 1/2/3 John by Robert Yarbrough (2002)
    • Revelation by Mark Wilson (2002)

Included Modules

The following modules and groups are included when you purchase this package.

Category Code Title Price
Image Rich ToolsZIBBCNT-5Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: New Testament (5 Volumes) (With Updated Volume on John)224.99
Image Rich ToolsZIBBCOTZondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Old Testament324.99

Where to Find

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: OT (5 Vols) and NT (5 Vols) is included with the following packages

Category Code Title Price
Primary BundlesSPP-SDA3RD-20_50SPP for SDA Third World 2020 (50+ copies) (Schedule A)N/A


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