The narratives, genealogies, laws, poetry, proverbs, and prophecies of the Old Testament are deeply rooted in history. Archaeologists, historians, and social scientists have greatly advanced our knowledge of the ancient world of the Bible. When we illuminate the stories of Abraham or David, the imagery of the Psalms or Proverbs, or the prophecies of Isaiah or Jeremiah with this backlight of culture and history, these texts spring to new life.
The unique commentary joins The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament in providing historical, social and cultural background for each passage of the Old Testament. From Genesis through Malachi, this single volume gathers and condenses an abundance of specialized knowledge—making it available and accessible to ordinary readers of the Old Testament.
The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament will enrich your experience of the Old Testament—and your teaching and preaching from Scripture—in a way that no other commentary can do.
The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament is a treasure of information crucial to enriching your understanding of the Bible.
—Tremper Longman III, Westmont College
With the Logos edition of a resource you can perform powerful searches and access a wealth of information on the Old and New Testaments quickly and easily! Hovering over Scripture references displays the text in its original language or your preferred English translation, and you can link the commentaries to the other commentaries in your digital library for accurate research and a fuller understanding of the Bible. Readers will find this series a welcome and essential aid to a better understanding of the Bible.
John H. Walton received his PhD from Hebrew Union College and is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. Previously he was Professor of Old Testament at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois.
Victor H. Matthews is Dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs and Professor of Religious Studies at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.
Mark W. Chavalasis Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.