Oct 31, 2009

Review Overview of Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary Old Testament

I will be reviewing volume 5 of the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary Old Testament (ZIBBCOT) in the near future (thanks to Jesse Hillman at Zondervan for the free review copy). But for now here is a brief overview of the entire series.

General Overview from Zondervan:

This series brings to life the world of the Old Testament through informative entries and full-color photos and graphics. Here readers find the premier commentary set for connecting with the historical and cultural context of the Old Testament.

Features include:

• Over 2000 photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams and charts provide a visual feast that breathes fresh life into the text.
• Passage-by-passage commentary presents archaeological findings, historical explanations, geographic insights, notes on manners and customs, and more.
• Analysis into the literature of the ancient Near East will open your eyes to new depths of understanding both familiar and unfamiliar passages.

Contributors (in alphabetical order):

David W. Baker (Isaiah)
Daniel I. Block (Judges)
Daniel Bodi (Ezekiel)
Eugene E. Carpenter (Deuteronomy)
Mark W. Chavalas (Joel/Zephaniah)
R. Dennis Cole (Numbers)
Izak Cornelius (Job)
Paul Ferris Jr. (Lamentations)
Roy E. Gane (Leviticus)
Duane Garrett (Ecclesiastes/Song of Songs)
Richard S. Hess (Joshua)
John Hilber (Psalms)
Andrew E. Hill (Malachi)
Kenneth Hoglund (Haggai/Zechariah)
Philip S. Johnston (Amos)
V. Philips Long (1 & 2 Samuel)
Tremper Longman III (Psalms)
Ernest C. Lucas (Daniel)
Frederick J. Mabie (2 Chronicles)
Dale W. Manor (Ruth)
Daniel M. Master (Micah)
Victor H. Matthews (Habakkuk)
Alan R. Millard (Obadiah/Nahum)
John M. Monson (1 Kings)
Iain Provan (2 Kings)
Simon Sherwin (1 Chronicles)
J. Glen Taylor (Hosea)
Anthony Tomasino (Esther)
Steven M. Voth (Jeremiah)
John H. Walton (General Editor and Genesis/Jonah/Zechariah)
Bruce Wells (Exodus)
Edwin M. Yamauchi (Ezra/Nehemiah)

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