NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, ImitationYou’ve heard many Bible stories hundreds of times, but how many behind-the-scenes details are you missing? Sometimes a little context is all you need to discover just how much is happening in Scripture.That’s what the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible provides. Every page is packed with expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of Bible times. These fascinating explanations will serve to clarify your study of the Scriptures, reinforcing your confidence and bringing difficult passages of Scripture into sharp focus.The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from us by thousands of years and thousands of miles. Scripture is full of symbolic references, nuances, and even plays on words that came across loud and clear to the people who originally read it, but that may get lost in translation for the modern English reader.This study Bible changes that. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Bible gives you the insight you need toDiscover what the Scriptures would have meant to their ancient hearersSet aside our own modern Western perceptions and read the Bible like its original hearers might haveEnjoy quick access to one of the most comprehensive collection of research about Bible times ever assembled in one study BibleFeatures IncludeThe full text of the NIVHundreds of full-color photographs from around the worldIn-depth book introductions explain the context in which each book of the Bible was writtenOver 10,000 verse-by-verse notes reveal new dimensions of insight to even the most familiar passagesDozens of charts, maps, diagrams in vivid colorIn-depth articles on key contextual topicsWords of Jesus in redFull study Bible tools: cross references, a concordance, indexes and other helps
The World of the New Testament: Cultural,Gain a comprehensive view of culture, society, and everyday life in the New Testament era.Knowledge of the historical, social, and political contexts of ancient Rome are crucial components of accurate New Testament interpretation. Scholars regularly uncover new evidence, artifacts, or events that significantly impact how the gospels, epistles, and other New Testament writings should be read. In The World of the New Testament a team of preeminent scholars introduces students to social, historical, and cultural elements that must be understood before they can become competent interpreters of the New Testament. Forty-four essays are classified under five broad rubrics including the Jewish historical context, Roman culture, the Jewish people in Roman culture, literary context, and geographical context. Contributors IncludeEverett FergusonLynn CohickBen WitheringtonJames D.G. DunnJoel B. GreenMichael F. BirdNicholas PerrinJames CharlesworthLee Martin McDonaldand many more!