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Honor, Patronage, Kinship & Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture

Honor, Patronage, Kinship & Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture

by David A. deSilva

Contemporary Western readers may find it surprising that honor and shame, patronage and reciprocity, kinship and family, and purity and pollution offer us keys to interpreting the New Testament. But as recent scholarship has proposed and as David deSilva demonstrates, paying attention to these cultural themes opens our eyes and ears to new discoveries and de… Read more…

Finding the Lost Images of God

Finding the Lost Images of God

by Gary M. Burge and Timothy S. Laniak

Images are frequently used in the Bible to describe God and his relationship with his chosen people. Without an accurate understanding of the images, we cannot comprehend the profound biblical revelations they communicate. Understanding these cultural vehicles of communication comes by learning the cultural background of those who created them. Timothy S. La… Read more…

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Old Testament Law for Christians: Original Context and Enduring Application

Old Testament Law for Christians: Original Context and Enduring Application

by Roy E Gane

The Old Testament law is foundational for our understanding of the Bible, but for many it remains some of the Old Testament's most foreign and exotic material. This book by a leading evangelical expert in biblical law helps readers understand Old Testament law, how it functioned in the Old Testament, and how it is (and is not) instructive for contemporar… Read more…

Exploring the Story

Exploring the Story

by Adam Barr

Many people today encounter strange events, names, customs and/or people when they pick up their Bible to read. The world of the Bible can seem very distant to modern readers, even if they are reading a contemporary translation. To help readers gain a better understanding of the world of the Bible, Zondervan has developed a one-volume, handy-size reference r… Read more…

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Discovering Biblical Equality Complementarity Without Hierarchy

Discovering Biblical Equality Complementarity Without Hierarchy

by Gordon D. Fee, Ronald W. Pierce and Rebecca Merrill Groothuis

Discussions surrounding the roles of men and women--whether in the church, the home or society at large--never seem to end, often generating more heat than light. Such debate is still important, though, because this issue directly affects every member of Christ's body. What we believe the Bible teaches on these matters shapes nearly all we do in the chur… Read more…

Jesus and the Jewish Festivals

Jesus and the Jewish Festivals

by Gary M. Burge

Christian readers of the New Testament study the great stories about Jesus through the lens of western culture. In this series of books, Gary Burge uses his extensive knowledge of the first century world and the Middle East to offer insights not available to the average person. Each book will develop important cultural themes and wrap them around well-known … Read more…

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From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race

From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race

by J. Daniel Hays

"After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language . . ." (Revelation 7:9). The visions in the book of Revelation give a glimpse of the people of God at the consummation of history—a multiethnic congregation gathered together in worship around God's throne. I… Read more…

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Know How We Got Our Bible

Know How We Got Our Bible

by Justin S. Holcomb, Charles E. Hill, Justin Holcomb and Ryan Matthew Reeves

The easy accessibility of the Bible in most of the world's major languages can obscure a dramatic and sometimes unexpected story. In Know How We Got Our Bible, scholars Ryan Reeves and Charles Hill trace the history of the Bible from its beginnings to the present day, highlighting key figures and demonstrating overall the reliability of Scripture.Reeves … Read more…

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Incredible Mysteries of the Bible

Incredible Mysteries of the Bible

by Stephen M. Miller

Where was the garden of Eden?What happened to the ark of the covenant?What is the unforgivable sin Jesus spoke of?If you’ve ever wondered about these or other questions while reading the Bible, then this is the book for you. Here is a fascinating look at some of the most perplexing mysteries found in the pages of the Bible. Drawing from the latest research… Read more…

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ReVisioning

ReVisioning

by James Romaine and Linda Stratford

ReVisioning: Critical Methods of Seeing Christianity in the History of Art examines the application of art historical methods to the history of Christianity and art. As methods of art history have become more interdisciplinary, there has been a notable emergence of discussions of religion in art history as well as related fields such as visual culture and th… Read more…

Life of Christ

Life of Christ

by Larry Richards and Robert C. Girard

Discover Jesus-Son of Man, Son of God When Jesus healed, jaws dropped and eyes opened wide. And when He taught, ears and hearts burned at His wisdom. Even His closest friends wondered, 'What kind of man is this?'Get up close and personal with Jesus, His teachings, and what they mean for you today. The Smart Guide to the Bible: The Life of Christ take… Read more…

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Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World

Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World

by Warren Carter

This useful, concise introduction to the worlds around the New Testament focuses on seven key moments in the centuries before and after Jesus. It enlightens readers about the beginnings of the Christian movement, showing how religious, political, and economic factors were interwoven in the fabric of the New Testament world.Leading New Testament scholar Warre… Read more…


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