To understand and apply the Bible well, you need two crucial sources of information. One is the Bible itself. The other is an understanding of the cultural background of the passage you're reading.
Only with the background can you grasp the author's original concerns and purposes. This unique commentary provides, in verse-by-verse format, the crucial cultural background you need for responsible—and richer—Bible study.
Based on ten years of in-depth study, this accessible and bestselling commentary is valuable for pastors in sermon preparation, for Sunday-school and other church teachers as they build lessons, for missionaries concerned not to import their own cultural biases into the Bible, for college and seminary students in classroom assignments, and for everyday Bible readers seeking to deepen and enhance their study of Scripture.
Glossary of cultural terms and important historical figures
Includes maps, charts, and bibliographies
Introductory essays about cultural background information for each book of the New Testament
Praise for the Print Edition
A rich and lucid resource for understanding God's Word. This work is presented in a way that serves the needs of pastors in their sermon preparation, as well as lay members in personal Bible studies.
—Charles Blake, Presiding Bishop of Church of God in Christ
Title: IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
Author: Craig S. Keener
Publication Date: 1993
About Craig S. Keener
Craig S. Keener received his PhD from Duke University and is professor of New Testament at Palmer Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Craig S. Keener (PhD, Duke University) is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, and is the author of 17 books, four of which have won book awards in Christianity Today. One, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, has sold more than half a million copies. He has authored scholarly commentaries on Matthew, John (two volumes), Acts (four volumes), and more briefly on Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Revelation. Dr. Keener is married to Dr. Médine Moussounga Keener, who spent 18 months as a refugee in her nation of Congo before their marriage.
Personally will wait for the updated edition. I have the Old Testament on Kindle and it would be lovely to have it all linked. I also have a Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (available on Logos as a note only edition). Keener is one of the writers of that as well-- though I don't know how much he contributed on that. I have noticed many overlaps in the Old Testament comments between the commentary and the bible notes even though they are different. Kindle is kind of a crummy format for these books in my opinion (I don't have Kindle device, but navigation on computer is awkward). I will check back for the updates every now and then. These are really interesting to me.
This is my 3rd time leaving a review or comment for this product, and it was removed both times. My question is regarding, would I be able to use the newer version if I purchased it from another website, on logos. Please do not delete this comment again. I only want to know the answer. Thanks.