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Cultural World of the Bible: An Illustrated Guide to Manners and Customs

Cultural World of the Bible: An Illustrated Guide to Manners and Customs

by Victor H. Matthews

In this new edition of a successful book (over 120,000 copies sold), now updated throughout, a leading expert on the social world of the Bible offers students a reliable guide to the manners and customs of the ancient world.From what people wore, ate, and built to how they exercised justice, mourned, and viewed family and legal customs, this illustrated intr… Read more…

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Study Guide: Survey of the Old Testament

Study Guide: Survey of the Old Testament

by John Walton

Zondervan's Get an A! Study Guides put critical information at your fingertips! Based on A Survey of the Old Testament by Andrew Hill and John Walton this study guide presents a summary of essential information about Old Testament culture, history, and terminology.… Read more…

Politics - According to the Bible

Politics - According to the Bible

by Wayne Grudem

A variety of perspectives exist within the Christian community when it comes to political issues and political involvement. This comprehensive and readable book presents a political philosophy from the perspective that the Gospel pertains to all of life so Christians should be involved in political issues. In brief, this is an analysis of conservative and li… Read more…

Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Manners and Customs

Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Manners and Customs

by Howard Vos

Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Manners and Customs provides the general reader with the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and accurate information on life in Bible times. Accessible: Written for lay persons rather than professional scholars; designed to be a companion for Bible study. Comprehensive: Considers ten distinct topics… Read more…

History of the Christian Church (8 Vols.)

History of the Christian Church (8 Vols.)

by Philip Schaff

Philip Schaff (1819-1893) wrote one of the finest histories of the church available. His eight-volume work published in 1910 covers Christian history from apostolic Christianity to the Swiss Reformation (1648), and incorporates discussion of ideas and ideals throughout the history of the church with the requisite facts and figures for each period of history.… Read more…

An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition

An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition

by D.A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo

An Introduction to the New Testament focuses on "special introduction" that is historical questions dealing with authorship, date, sources, purpose, destination, and so forth. This approach stands in contrast to recent texts that concentrate more on literary form, rhetorical criticism, and historical parallels—topics the authors don’t minimize, b… Read more…

Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity

Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity

by Nancy Pearcey

Does God belong in the public arena of politics, business, law, and education? Or is religion a private matter only-personally comforting but publicly irrelevant? In today's cultural etiquette, it is not considered polite to mix public and private, or sacred and secular. This division is the single most potent force keeping Christianit… Read more…

Bible History of the Old Testament (7 Vols.)

Bible History of the Old Testament (7 Vols.)

by Alfred Edersheim

Alfred Edersheim is a well-known Biblical scholar and a Jewish convert to Christianity. His Bible History of the Old Testament was originally published in seven volumes. This classic work is enriched by Edersheim's deep devotion to the authority of the Scriptures, his ability to make the Scriptures come alive in their ancient context, and his encyclope… Read more…

Ezekiel: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Ezekiel: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Iain M. Duguid

Ezekiel is one of the stranger books of the Bible. This book contains content ranging from a litany of prophetic judgments to a vision of a valley floor of old bones being raised to life by God. It can be difficult to look at this variety and see how the book can be relevant. But Ezekiel also emphasizes personal responsibility in one’s walk with God. God … Read more…

Ancient Christian Texts - Incomplete Commentary on Matthew (Opus Imperfectum) Volume 2

Ancient Christian Texts - Incomplete Commentary on Matthew (Opus Imperfectum) Volume 2

by Thomas C. Oden

In the translator's introduction to this volume, James Kellerman relates the following story: As Thomas Aquinas was approaching Paris, a fellow traveler pointed out the lovely buildings gracing that city. Aquinas was impressed, to be sure, but he sighed and stated that he would rather have the complete Incomplete Commentary on Matthew … Read more…

Isaiah: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Isaiah: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by John Oswalt

Like the other prophets, Isaiah’s writings are full of judgment, hope, and encouragement. Israel is a nation that knows God’s truth but, rather than living it, is hardened to it. Though God’s interactions with His people seem beyond understanding, or even altogether missing, His identity as redeemer is emphasized above all else. Isaiah is sharply aware… Read more…

Ancient Christian Texts - Commentary on the Gospel of John

Ancient Christian Texts - Commentary on the Gospel of John

by Joel C. Elowsky

Theodore of Mopsuestia, born in Antioch (c. 350) and a disciple of Diodore of Tarsus, serves as one of the most important exemplars of Antiochene exegesis of his generation. Committed to literal, linguistic, grammatical and historical interpretation, he eschewed allegorical explanations that could not be supported from the text, though he was not averse to t… Read more…


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