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Lexham Geographic Commentary: The Gospels
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Lexham Geographic Commentary: The Gospels

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Lexham Press 2016

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A Guided Tour Through the Gospels

The Lexham Geographic Commentary: The Gospels delivers fresh insight by paying attention to an often overlooked component of the Gospel stories—their geographical setting. Written by a team of scholars with on-the-ground experience in Palestine, the Geographic Commentary lets you see the land through the eyes of the disciples as Jesus uses the surrounding landscape as the backdrop for his teaching. Each article addresses a particular story, event, or subject across the Gospels.

You’ll see why it was so miraculous that the disciples caught such a horde of fish on the second cast at Jesus’ bidding (hint: it’s more than the number). And you’ll appreciate the significance of Peter’s declaration of “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God” when the location of this exchange is identified and its geographical history retold. This commentary will not only place you in the sandals of the disciples as they traveled throughout Israel with Jesus, but it will explain the significance of the geographic details to the biblical text and your life today. With more than fifty Gospel stories expounded from this important geographical angle, you’re bound to take away something new from these well-worn stories.

In the Lexham Geographic Commentary, articles on each passage are enriched with relevant details that integrate the valuable resources of Logos Bible Software. So instead of being bound to the commentary text, you will be encouraged to explore Atlas maps of the region discussed, or conduct a Bible Word Study of a Greek word that was mentioned. And if reading through a commentary isn’t your thing, no worries! The wealth of information throughout the Lexham Geographic Commentary will be accessible from multiple angles within Logos Bible Software. So whether you’re studying a specific pericope using the Passage Guide or simply reading through your preferred Bible with the commentary linked together, the relevant information will be surfaced helping you further explore the Gospels.

The next volume in the Lexham Geographic Commentary series is now on Pre-Pub—pre-order the Lexham Geographic Commentary: Acts through Revelation today!

Product Details

  • Title: Lexham Geographic Commentary: The Gospels
  • Editors: Barry J. Beitzel and Kristopher Lyle
  • Series: Lexham Geographic Commentary
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Format: Logos Digital

About the Editors

Barry J. Beitzel is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, USA. He holds a Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern Studies from Dropsie University in Philadelphia. He obtained a postdoctorate in Ancient Near Eastern Geography from the Université de Liège, Belgium, and has engaged in postdoctoral archaeological work through UCLA in eastern Syria. Dr. Beitzel is the author of The New Moody Atlas of the Bible. His publications on Near Eastern geography have appeared in a variety of monographs and journals, from Biblical Archaeology Review and The Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research to Iraq: The British Institute for the Study of Iraq.

Kristopher Lyle has an M.A. in Biblical Hebrew from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa). He has published multiple articles on Biblical Hebrew lexical semantics, and his ongoing research focuses on applying cognitive linguistic frameworks to our understanding of the biblical languages. He received the SASNES award for his M.A. thesis in 2013.

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