Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Old Testament and New Testament
The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Old Testament and New Testament brings to life the world of the Scriptures through informative entries and full-color photos and graphics.
This collection includes five volumes taking you passage-by-passage through each book of the Old Testament. It introduces the cultural and historical contexts surrounding Scripture, bringing you a deeper understanding of passages that may have been confusing to you in the past.
Written in a clear, engaging style, the Commentary provides a new and accessible approach that more technical expository and exegetical commentaries don’t offer.
Glen Taylor contributes to volume 5: The Minor Prophets, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, with a commentary on Hosea.
“This is a unique and important commentary. It is a milestone in the collection and comparative interpretation of ancient Near Eastern texts, pictures, and other archaeological materials as well as geographical, historical, and cultural information as they relate to the Old Testament. There is nothing else like it available today. . . . There will always be disagreements between scholars on such matters, but the many comparative and archaeological resources assembled in these volumes make it a veritable gold mine for those who desire to take the ancient context of the Lord’s work and word seriously in their study, teaching, and preaching of Holy Scripture.”
—Richard E. Averbeck, Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School