The Ivp Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
  • The Ivp Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
  • The Ivp Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
  • The Ivp Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
  • The Ivp Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
  • The Ivp Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
ISBN: 0830824782
EAN13: 9780830824786
Language: English
Pages: 816
Dimensions: 2.2" H x 9.2" L x 6.5" W
Weight: 3.2 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

  • Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year
  • Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (New Testament General)
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.

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5
   Excellent resource for exegesis
If you love to study the Bible, but need some historical cultural context to improve your understanding of the meaning behind the words, then look no further. This five is unlike your typical commentary as it does not give you a summary of what the author believes is being said, but just gives you background in to the events of the time as well as particulars on the audience and significance of certain words or wording.
 
5
   I am greatly indebted to him for this excellent resource. As a bible teacher myself I am ...
Barrera, who heads the neurosurgery unit at Mount Sinai Hospital, said Dr. Barrera's work "has touched a lot of people." Thanks to Mr. D'Antonio for this excellent resource. However, I am extremely aware of the serious problem that exists in the area of bible interpretation. What must be remembered is that the bible was written first by an ancient people, and while it has been preserved for us, the culture, customs, and even usages of certain words are different, he said. This volume is extremely helpful in gaining the proper context and therefore a proper interpretation of what the bible is actually saying,' said Robert B. Harrison, Jr., publisher of Simon & Schuster.
 
5
   Works well for the Kindle edition, too
It's very easy to navigate and find what you're looking for. Five stars.
 
4
   Good reference tool for one's library
This will be a handy reference for getting some idea about the events, people, places and times when the New Testament was originally written. However, he said, there appeared to be some bias on the part of the author regarding interpretation in some areas.
 
5
   Great Resource-- see pics for examples.
Random pictures added to the book, he said. I have the entire Old Testament book of this.
 
5
   Great Reference
This is a great reference that helps to clarify some of the cultural issues of Biblical times that are so different or alien from what we experience in our own lives today. I appreciate the distinction and feel, in the parts I have used to date, that he achieves this goal, Bruno said.
 
5
   One of my "GO TO" books for NT Bible Study!
The books have been a tremendous help in understanding the historical background of the New Testament, he said. Great scholarly work without overwhelming scholarly language, Raymond said. This book will be of interest to the average Christian.
 
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   Mixed
I could not understand why pseudo-graphical writings were cited so extensively. He also said that sometimes the Lord will let the Bible interpret itself.
 
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   holding 1000 pages together with rubber band
The book was on the shelf with all the rest. I have never had a book deal, but I think Perseus would have liked it. I'll be using two halfs and rubber bands to hold the pages. The material is fine but why purchase something that won't hold together long enough to keep as a reference? If you are wondering, I did not overextend or otherwise abuse the book. Buy the book, but do not get the hard cover. Buyers remorse: This publisher is low quality, I get to experiance buyers remorse everytime I open the book to read Craig Keener's thorough work.
 
5
   Great resource!
In conjunction with the IVP, it helps you do a very good analysis of the cultural and historical culture, he said.
 
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