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IVP Bible Background Commentary: Genesis to Deuteronomy
John H. Walton & Victor H. Matthews
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The narratives, genealogies and laws of the first five books of the Bible are deeply rooted in history. Archaeologists, historians and social scientists have greatly advanced our knowledge of the ancient world of he Bible. When we illuminate the stories of Noah, Abraham, Joseph or Moses with this backlight of culture and history, their words, actions and lives before God spring to life.
This unique commentary gives historical, social and cultural background for each passage of Genesis through Deuteronomy. It gathers and condenses an abundance of specialized knowledge and makes it available to ordinary readers of the Old Testament. It will enrich your study of these biblical books in a way that no other single commentary can do.
Written in clear, nontechnical language, this invaluable aid includes:
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About the Authors
Walton is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School (beginning Fall 2001). Previously he was professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. His several books on the Old Testament include Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context, Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament and (with Andrew E. Hill) A Survey of the Old Testament. Matthews is professor of religion at Southwest Missouri State University. He has written several books on the Old Testament, including Manners and Customs in the Bible: An Illustrated Guide to Life in Bible Times, (with James Moyer) The Old Testament: Text and Context and (with Don C. Benjamin) The Social World of Ancient Israel.
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