Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel by Eugene E. Carpenter, Duane A. Garrett, Izak Cornelius, Daniel Bodi, Daniel I. Block, Roy Gane, R. Dennis Cole, Paul W. Ferris, David W. Baker, Mark W. Chavalas (Hardback, 2009)
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- DescriptionMany 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 kwledge 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 new insights into these cherished writings. Features include Over 2000 photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams and charts provide a visual feast that breathes fresh life into the text. Passage-by-passage commentary presents archaeological findings, historical explanations, geographic insights, tes on manners and customs, and more. Analysis into the literature of the ancient Near East will open your eyes to new depths of understanding both familiar and unfamiliar passages. Written by an international team of 30 specialists, all top scholars in background studies.
- Author BiographyDavid W. Baker is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages, Ashland Theological Seminary. Dr. Daniel I. Block (DPhil, University of Liverpool) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. Dennis Cople is professor of Old Testament Hebrew and Archeology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Izak (Sakkie) Cornelius is professor of ancient studies at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa). He is the author of The iconography of the Canaanite gods Reshef and Baal. Late Bronze and Iron Age I periods (c 1500-1000 BCE) and several other works in ancient near eastern studies. Roy Gane (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is professor of Hebrew Bible and ancient near eastern languages at the Theological Seminary of Andrews University. He is author of a number of scholarly articles and several books including God's Faulty Heroes (Review Herald, 1996-on the biblical book of Judges), Altar Call (Diadem, 1999-on the Israelite sanctuary services and their meaning for Christians), Ritual Dynamic Structure (Gorgias Press, 2004), Leviticus, Numbers (NIV Application Commentary; Zondervan, 2004), and Cult and Character: Purification Offerings, Day of Atonement, and Theodicy (Eisenbrauns, 2005), as well as the Leviticus portion of the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary on the Old Testament (forthcoming). Dr. Gane and his wife, Connie Clark Gane, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Mesopotamian archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley, have one daughter, Sarah Elizabeth. Duane Garrett is John R. Sampey Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a BA from Rice University, an Mdiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a PhD from Baylor University. Dr. Garrett has served on the faculty of Gordon- Conwell Theological Seminary, Bethel Seminary, Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, Mid-America Baptist Seminary and Korea Baptist Seminary. His books include Song of Songs in the Word Biblical Commentary; A Modern Grammar for Classical Hebrew; Angels and the New Spirituality; Authority and Interpretation; and Hosea and Joel in the New American Commentary. He also serves as the general editor for The Archaeology Study Bible from Zondervan. After graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM) in 1984, John served for 15 years in pastoral ministry before pursuing doctoral studies in preparation for academic ministry. He completed his PhD in Old Testament at Cambridge University in 2004 and now serves as associate professor of Old Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary. His specialized interest is the use of ancient background material in Old Testament studies. Andrew E. Hill (PhD, University of Michigan) is professor of Old Testament studies at Wheaton College in Illinois. He is the coauthor with John Walton of A Survey of the Old Testament and the author of Malachi in the Anchor Bible commentary series. His articles have appeared in such scholarly publications as Hebrew Annual Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Vetus Testamentum. Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the religious studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Bible Studies. V. Phillips Long (Ph.D., Cambridge) is at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Dale W. Manor (PhD, University of Arizona) is Professor of Archaeology and Bible at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. He has been the Field Director of the Tel Beth-Shemesh Excavation Project in Israel since 2000. In addition, he served on the staff of the Tel Miqne/Ekron and Tel Rehov Projects in Israel. He served as an Assistant to the Editor of the Anchor Bible Dictionary in which he has several articles. Addit
- Author(s)Daniel Bodi,Daniel I. Block,David W. Baker,Duane A. Garrett,Eugene E. Carpenter,Izak Cornelius,Mark W. Chavalas,Paul W. Ferris,R. Dennis Cole,Roy Gane
- Date of Publication13/10/2009
- SubjectChristianity: Bibles & Liturgy
- Series TitleZondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary
- Place of PublicationGrand Rapids
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2009
- Content Notecolour illustrations, maps, charts
- Weight1800 g
- Width198 mm
- Height239 mm
- Spine43 mm
- Interest AgeFrom 18 To 99
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