The Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: Acts-Philemon, Volume 2
Craig A. Evans, Isobel A. H. Combes, Daniel M. Gurtner
David C Cook, 2004 - Religion - 704 pages
This powerful reference tool is a book-by-book, chapter-by-chapter, detailed look at the historical, geographical, cultural, and economic background of Acts and the Pauline epistles--Acts-Philemon. Much more than simply theology or a Word study, The Bible Knowledge Background Commentary opens a window to transport the reader back into the setting of the New Testament to see, touch, and hear as much of the world of that time as possible.
The better acquainted you become with the background of the New Testament, the better you'll be able to avoid misunderstanding the allusions and references that run throughout the writings of the New Testament. Historical events, social customs, religious beliefs, figures of speech, turns of phrase, institutions, styles of dress, styles of building, and the very lay of the land all contribute to how the Bible's first readers would have understood it.
With this powerful reference in hand you will never look at the New Testament the same way again!
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This book is part of my collection that really focuses in on Biblical Commentary more than anything else (including some well known authors in the theological world). All of these books haven't been ... Read full review
An excellent background reference on the synoptics. This is one of the first books I go to when preaching or studying the first three gospels. The volume is accessible and a wealth of background information. Read full review
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