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NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

by John H. Walton and Craig S. Keener

The Bible’s message of God’s love and forgiveness is eternal and enduring, but the life experiences of the people who first received the Word are much different than our lives today. No one needs to explain to us what smartphones and social media are, but a first-century Christian would have no knowledge or frame of reference for them. In the same way, w… Read more…

NKJV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

NKJV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

by John H. Walton and Craig S. Keener

The Bible’s message of God’s love and forgiveness is eternal and enduring, but the life experiences of the people who first received the Word are much different than our lives today. No one needs to explain to us what smartphones and social media are, but a first-century Christian would have no knowledge or frame of reference for them. In the same way, w… Read more…

NRSV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

NRSV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

by John H. Walton and Craig S. Keener

CONTEXT CHANGES EVERYTHING You’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 the rich meaning behind the stories of Scripture. For the first time available in the New Revised Standard Version, the award-winni… Read more…

Galatians: A Commentary

Galatians: A Commentary

by Craig S. Keener

Leading New Testament scholar Craig Keener is widely respected for his thorough research, sound judgments, and knowledge of ancient sources. His four-volume magnum opus on Acts has received high praise from all quarters. This commentary on Paul's letter to the Galatians features Keener's meticulous and comprehensive research and offers a wealth of fr… Read more…

IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, Second Edition

IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, Second Edition

by Craig Keener

This revised edition of the standard reference work in its field has been expanded throughout to now provide even more up-to-date information by Craig Keener, one of the leading New Testament scholars on Jewish, Greek and Roman culture. To understand and apply the Bible well, you need two crucial sources of information. One is the Bible it… Read more…

IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old and New Testament (2 Vols.)

IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old and New Testament (2 Vols.)

by Mark Chavalas, Victor Matthews, John Walton and Craig Keener

To understand and apply the Bible well, you need two crucial sources of information. One is the Bible itself. The other is an understanding of the cultural background of the passage you're reading. In verse-by-verse format, the IVP Bible Background Commentaries provide the crucial historical, social and cultural background you need for… Read more…

Archaeological Study Bible Notes

Archaeological Study Bible Notes

by Duane Garrett and Walter C. Jr. Kaiser

To engage the Bible more, you need to enter the world from which it came. From the beginning of Genesis to the end of Revelation, The Archaeological Study Bible Notes brings study material that opens your eyes to the archaeological, historical, and cultural contexts of the stories you read and the people you meet in Scripture. Ta… Read more…

First-Century Study Bible Notes

First-Century Study Bible Notes

by Kent Dobson

Experience the Bible through the eyes of a first-century disciple by exploring the cultural, religious, and historical background of the Bible. These study Bible notes allow you to understand God’s Word in its original cultural context, bringing Scripture to life by providing fresh understanding to familiar passages, beloved stories and all the Scripture i… Read more…

MacArthur's Quick Reference Guide to the Bible

MacArthur's Quick Reference Guide to the Bible

by John MacArthur and John F. MacArthur

Noted pastor/teacher John MacArthur takes you through the key aspects of the Bible in this guide for students. For all 66 books, key doctrines, highlighted people, geographic, historical, and cultural background, cross references, how Christ is pictured, character/attributes of God, explanations of key words and interpretive challenges will be examined. In a… Read more…

NLT (New Living Translation) Study Bible

NLT (New Living Translation) Study Bible

Reading the NLT Study Bible feels like being guided through Scripture by a compassionate Bible teacher. The NLT Study Bible is broadly and favorably regarded for its accessible and clear translation. It is based on the New Living Translation, which translates whole thoughts instead of words into conversational English—thus making it as f… Read more…