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Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: New Testament (5 vols.)

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The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: New Testament helps readers understand the historical and cultural background of the books of the New Testament. Brimming with lavish, full color photos and graphics, each book walks you verse-by-verse through the books of the New Testament.


  • How the springs at Hierapolis help us understand why the church at Laodicea was described as “lukewarm”
  • The background and circumstances of certificates of divorce in Judaism
  • How Jewish dietary laws provided a powerful metaphor for God’s acceptance of the Gentiles

Reading the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: New Testament is like slipping on a set of glasses that lets you read the Bible through the eyes of a first-century reader! Discoveries await you that will snap the world of the New Testament into gripping immediacy. Things that seem mystifying, puzzling, or obscure will take on tremendous meaning when you view them in their ancient context. You’ll deepen your understanding of the teachings of Jesus. You’ll discover the close, sometimes startling interplay between God’s kingdom and the practical affairs of the church. Best of all, you’ll gain a deepened awareness of the Bible’s relevance for your life.

Written in a clear, engaging style, this set provides a new and accessible approach that more technical expository and exegetical commentaries don’t offer.

  • 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
  • S. M. Baugh (Ph.D., University of California, Irvine), 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon
  • Peter H. Davids (Ph.D., University of Manchester), 1 Peter
  • David E. Garland (Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), Mark
  • David W. J. Gill (D.Phil., University of Oxford), 1 Corinthians
  • George H. Guthrie (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), Hebrews
  • Moyer V. Hubbard (D.Phil., University of Oxford), 2 Corinthians
  • Andreas J. Köstenberger (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), John
  • Ralph P. Martin (Ph.D., University of London, King’s College), Galatians
  • Douglas J. Moo (Ph.D., University of St. Andrews), Romans, James, 2 Peter, and Jude
  • Mark L. Strauss (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen), Luke
  • Frank Thielman (Ph.D., Duke University), Philippians
  • Jeffrey A. D. Weima (Ph.D., University of Toronto), 1 & 2 Thessalonians
  • 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)
  • Robert W. Yarbrough (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen)
  • Title: Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: New Testament
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Print Publication Date: 2002–2019
  • General Editor: Clinton E. Arnold
  • Volumes: 4
  • Resources: 5
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Resource ID: {41BCA3D7-0305-4FEA-846B-EC202AAAC5AB}
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The Logos edition of the New Testament volumes in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary series equips you for better study with cutting-edge functionality and features. Whether you are performing Bible word studies, preparing a sermon, or researching and writing a paper, Logos Bible Software gives you the tools you need to use your digital library effectively and efficiently by searching for verses, finding Scripture references and citations instantly. Additionally, important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, theology texts, and other resources in your library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. With most Logos resources, you can take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Clinton E. Arnold is professor of New Testament language and literature at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California.


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