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IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament

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

For even more information, see this article and these reviews by Velarde and Ristau.

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

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 ten years 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.

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

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
• Author: Craig S. Keener
• Publisher: InterVarsity Press (1993)

IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament is included with the following packages:



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