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Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 571 pages
Published October 24th 2009 by Zondervan (first published 2009)
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Kevin C.
Jan 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
If you are looking for a commentary that is more focused on the pagan traditions and history rather than the Bible, this is a good resource. I personally did not care for it and did not ready much of it beyond Genesis due to the fact that it focused more on history, traditions and beliefs that were pagan and not Biblical.
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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 Plan; The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament; and A Survey of the Old Testament ...more