Enhanced for Bible Study using the Resource Guide
Available for: iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac, Windows Desktop and Windows Store.
Critical to studying, understanding and applying the Bible is a knowledge of the Bible itself, as well as an understanding of the cultural background of the passage you're studying. With an understanding of the text's background you can more easily grasp the author's original concerns and purposes.
The Bible Background Commentary provides, in verse-by-verse format, the crucial cultural background needed for responsible--and richer--Bible study. It includes a glossary of cultural terms and important historical figures, maps and charts, up-to-date bibliographies, and introductory essays about cultural background information for each book of the New Testament.
Based on ten years of in-depth study, this bestselling commentary is valuable for pastors in sermon preparation, for Sunday school and other church teachers as they build lessons, for missionaries concerned not to import their own cultural biases into the Bible, for college and seminary students in classroom assignments, and for everyday Bible readers seeking to deepen and enhance their study of Scripture.
The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament's sister volume on the Old Testament, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament is also available from Olive Tree.
Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year!
Written by Craig S. Keener, professor of New Testament at Palmer Seminary (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania). Mr. Keener has written a dozen books, three of which have won Christianity Today book awards: his commentaries on Matthew, John and the background commentary.
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This product is only available for the new 5.9 version of our apps. However, if you purchase now, you will be able to download the product at no extra charge when your app is updated to version 5.9.
The Olive Tree team has been busy working on a major technology update to give you the best reading and studying experience possible. The Bible Study App 5.9 technology update is already available for our Windows Store and iOS apps. We are currently working on the 5.9 update for our Android, Mac, and Windows Desktop apps, and hope to have them released soon!×
Will 5.9 Be Available For My Device?
We are currently working on the 5.9 update for our Android, Mac, and Windows Desktop apps. Please note that 5.9 will only be available to the Android Google Play store for those running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above, and to the Mac App Store for those running the latest Mac OS X version (Yosemite).
When Is The 5.9 Update Expected?
The 5.9 update is our top priority. We are working hard to get the update out as soon as we can. This is a major update to our core technology that requires us to rework major sections of the app. It could still be several months before we have fully rolled out 5.9 to all platforms.
Will I Have To Purchase This Resource Again?
Nope! If you purchase this product now, you will be able to download it as soon as your app has been updated to 5.9 at no additional charge.