The T&T Clark Bible Backgrounds Collection is an invaluable help for placing the biblical world within the context of surrounding cultures, governments, economies, and physical climates. You’ll learn about the complex and deeply significant history of human sacrifice, the political climate of Israel through the years, how societal pillars like marriage evolved through the years, and the religious context of biblical figures. Gathered here are archaeologists, sociologist, anthropologists, historians, and biblical scholars who provide clear and balanced access into the societies occupied by Abraham, David, Nehemiah, Jesus, and Paul.
The Logos Bible Software edition of the Bible Backgrounds Collection strengthens your study and understanding of these topics. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and original language texts, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about marriage, politics, and religion throughout the biblical timeline. Jumping into the conversation has never been easier.
Daphna Arbel is associate professor in the department of classical, Near Eastern, and religious studies at the University of British Columbia.
Paul C. Burns is associate professor emeritus of classical, Near Eastern, and religious studies at the University of British Columbia.
J.R.C. Cousland is associate professor in the department of classical, Near Eastern, and religious studies at the University of British Columbia.
Richard Menkis is associate professor of medieval and modern Jewish history of the University of British Columbia.
Dietmar Neufeld is associate professor in the department of classical, Near Eastern, and religious studies at the University of British Columbia.
Lester L. Grabbe is professor of Hebrew Bible and early Judaism at the University of Hull. He is founder and convenor of the European Seminar in Historical Methodology.
Oded Lipschits is associate professor of Jewish history at Tel Aviv University.
Noor Mulder is an independent scholar and classical archaeologist.
Jeannette Boertien is an archaeologist in the faculty of theology and religious studies at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
Eveline van der Steen is a Near Eastern archaeologist and an honorary research fellow at the School of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool.
Christian Frevel is professor of Old Testament studies at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, member of the German Society for the Exploration of Palestine, and an internal fellow of the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities.
Jon L. Berquist is senior academic editor at Westminster Jon Knox Press.
Alice Hunt is president of Chicago Theological Seminary.
C.L. Crouch is a lecturer in Hebrew Bible at the University of Nottingham.
Kei Eun Chang earned a PhD in New Testament and Christian origins from Boston University. He continues his scholarly research and is currently leader minister of New Hampshire Korean Christian Church in New Hampshire.
Oda Wischmeyer is professor of the New Testament at the University of Erlangen, Germany.