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Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary | ZIBBC (9 vols.)

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Covering both the Old and New Testaments, the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary will help you navigate the biblical text and its context. Through informative entries and full-color photos and graphics each volume will walk you verse by verse through the books of the Bible. Here readers find the premier commentary set for connecting with the historical and cultural background to contextualize the individual books, testaments, and Bible as a whole.

The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Old Testament (5 vols.) was winner of the 2011 Christian Book Award for Bible Reference.

Please note: these nine volumes will download as ten separate resources into your digital library.

  • Thousands of photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams, and charts provide a visual feast which breathes fresh life into the text
  • Passage-by-passage commentary presents archaeological findings, historical explanations, geographic insights, notes on manners and customs, and more
  • Commentary based on relevant papyri, inscriptions, archaeological discoveries
  • Studies of Judaism, Roman culture, Hellenism, and other features of the world of the New Testament
  • Reflections on the Bible’s relevance for twenty-first century living
  • Over 2,000 photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams, and charts provide a visual feast which breathes fresh life into the biblical text
  • Passage-by-passage commentary presents archaeological findings, historical explanations, geographic insights, notes 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
  • The entire collection of commentaries is searchable by topic or text for ease of study
  • All Scripture references are linked directly to the Bibles in your library, allowing you to go directly to the referenced passages
  • Uses the New International Version (NIV)
  • Commentary based on relevant papyri, inscriptions, archaeological discoveries
  • Studies of Judaism, Roman culture, Hellenism, and other features of the world of the New Testament
  • Hundreds of full-color photographs, color illustrations, and line drawings
  • Copious maps, charts, and timelines
  • Sidebar articles and insights
  • Reflections on the Bible’s relevance for twenty-first century living
  • Clinton E. Arnold (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen), General Editor and author of chapters on Acts, Ephesians, and Colossians
  • David W. Baker (Ph.D., University of London), Isaiah
  • S. M. Baugh (Ph.D., University of California, Irvine), 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon
  • Daniel I. Block (D.Phil., University of Liverpool), Judges
  • Daniel Bodi (Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary), Ezekiel
  • Eugene Carpenter (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary), Deuteronomy
  • Mark W. Chavalas (Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles), Joel, Zephaniah
  • R. Dennis Cole (Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary), Numbers
  • Izak Cornelius (D.Lit., University of Stellenbosch), Job
  • Peter H. Davids (Ph.D., University of Manchester), 1 Peter
  • Paul Ferris Jr. (Ph.D., Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning), Lamentations
  • Roy E. Gane (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley), Leviticus
  • David E. Garland (Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), Mark
  • Duane Garrett (Ph.D., Baylor University), Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs
  • David W. J. Gill (D.Phil., University of Oxford), 1 Corinthians
  • George H. Guthrie (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), Hebrews
  • Richard S. Hess (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College), Joshua
  • John W. Hilber (Ph.D., Cambridge University), Psalms
  • Andrew E. Hill (Ph.D., University of Michigan), Malachi
  • Kenneth Hoglund (Ph.D., Duke University), Haggai, Zechariah
  • Moyer V. Hubbard (D.Phil., University of Oxford), 2 Corinthians
  • Philip S. Johnston (Ph.D. Cambridge University), Amos
  • Andreas J. Köstenberger (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), John
  • V. Philips Long (Ph.D., Cambridge University), 1 & 2 Samuel
  • Tremper Longman III (Ph.D., Yale University), Proverbs
  • Ernest C. Lucas (Ph.D., University of Liverpool), Daniel
  • Frederick J. Mabie (Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles), 2 Chronicles
  • Dale W. Manor (Ph.D., University of Arizona), Ruth
  • Ralph P. Martin (Ph.D., University of London, King’s College), Galatians
  • Daniel M. Master (Ph.D., Harvard University), Micah
  • Victor H. Matthews (Ph.D., Brandeis University), Habakkuk
  • Alan R. Millard (M.Phil., Oxford University; FSA), Obadiah/Nahum
  • John M. Monson (Ph.D., Harvard University), 1 Kings
  • Douglas J. Moo (Ph.D., University of St. Andrews), Romans, James, 2 Peter, and Jude
  • Iain Provan (Ph.D., Cambridge University), 2 Kings
  • Simon Sherwin (Ph.D., St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge), 1 Chronicles
  • Mark L. Strauss (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen), Luke
  • J. Glen Taylor (Ph.D., Yale University), Hosea
  • Frank Thielman (Ph.D., Duke University), Philippians
  • Anthony Tomasino (Ph.D., University of Chicago), Esther
  • Steven M. Voth (Ph.D. Hebrew Union College), Jeremiah
  • John H. Walton (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College). Genesis, Jonah
  • Jeffrey A. D. Weima (Ph.D., University of Toronto), 1 & 2 Thessalonians
  • Bruce Wells (Ph.D., John Hopkins University), Exodus
  • Michael J. Wilkins (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary), Matthew
  • Mark W. Wilson (D.Litt. et Phil., University of South Africa), Revelation
  • Julie L. Wu (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary), Galatians
  • Edwin M. Yamauchi (Ph. D., D., Brandeis University), Ezra, Nehemiah
  • Robert W. Yarbrough (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen), 1, 2, 3 John
This is a unique and important commentary. It is a milestone in the collection and comparative interpretation of ancient Near Eastern texts, pictures, and other archaeological materials as well as geographical, historical, and cultural information as they relate to the Old Testament. There is nothing else like it available today. . . . There will always be disagreements between scholars on such matters, but the many comparative and archaeological resources assembled in these volumes make it a veritable gold mine for those who desire to take the ancient context of the Lord’s work and word seriously in their study, teaching, and preaching of Holy Scripture.

—Richard E. Averbeck, Ph.D., Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

As a pastor, I am certain that the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Old Testament is a deeply valuable tool for ministry. With rock-solid scholarship, relevant commentary, and gripping visual illustrations, this will be a great tool for believers for years to come.

—Kevin G. Harney, pastor and author of Organic Outreach for Ordinary People

To me, every Christian should own these commentaries. I say that very seriously because when you study Scripture without looking into the historical and cultural background of what was happening when each part of the Bible was written, we miss incredibly so much meaning, understanding and depth. Using these commentaries when studying Scripture turns our study into a multi-dimensional and extremely colorful study. You will have so many ‘Oh! That’s what that means!’ or ‘Now that makes sense!’ moments when studying with this commentary. I cannot imagine doing any study of the Bible without it quite honestly and couldn’t recommend a commentary of this type any higher.

—Dan Kimball, pastor and author of They Like Jesus but Not the Church

  • Title: Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary | ZIBBC (9 vols.)
  • Editors: Clinton E. Arnold, John H. Walton
  • Series: Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary | ZIBBC
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2002–2019
  • Volumes: 9
  • Resources: 10
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Resource ID: {2FDEF4C7-C5F0-4417-954E-403FA566E7F8}
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Written in a clear, engaging style, the Logos editionthese digital volumes of the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (ZIBBC) series provide a new and accessible approach that more technical expository and exegetical commentaries don’t offer. What’s more, Logos Bible Software gives you the most advanced tools and features for reading and studying this volume. With Logos, you can search by topic or Scripture reference. Learn more about the people, places, and historical events behind the text you’re studying. Incorporate pictures, illustrations, and graphics in sermons or lesson plans. Find relevant results from this commentary when you run a Passage Guide.

John H. Walton is the professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context; Covenant: God’s Purpose, God’s Plan; [[product product-id="1516" caption="The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament"]]; and [[product product-id="9674" caption="A Survey of the Old Testament"]].

Clinton E. Arnold serves as the professor of New Testament language and literature and the department chair of New Testament studies at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He has contributed to many journals such as Novum Testamentum and Journal for the Study of the New Testament, and is the author of How We Got the Bible, Ephesians: Power and Magic, and Powers of Darkness: Principalities and Powers in Paul's Letters, among others.

Save on select resources from Zondervan!

$191.99

Collection value: $399.90
Regular price: $319.99
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