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The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament

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Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (General Reference) 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 ...more
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Published December 8th 2000 by IVP Academic (first published November 2000)
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Walton, J.H., V.H. Matthews and M.W. Chavalas, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament. Downers Grove, Ill: IVP, 2000.

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Amos used paired polar opposites “fruit” and “root”, a literary device known as a merism, to depict the total destruction of the Amorites. This common practice in prophetic speech is found in a Phoenician curse formula (fifth-century Eshmun 'asor inscription): “May they have no trunk below or boughs above.” (p767)
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This is a reference book, not a book to read cover to cover. But as a reference book, it is superb in giving the context of a passage of Scripture. There is an additional New Testament volume.
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John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context; Covenant: God’s Purpose, God’s Pla
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