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Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: John
Keener, Craig S.

Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019 pp. xvi + 251. Volume 2A $29.99

Description: Brimming with lavish, full-color photos and graphics, the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary walks you verse by verse through all the books of the New Testament. It's like slipping on a set of glasses that lets you read the Bible through the eyes of a first-century reader! Discoveries await you that will snap the world of the New Testament into gripping immediacy. Things that seem mystifying, puzzling, or obscure will take on tremendous meaning when you view them in their ancient context. You'll deepen your understanding of the teachings of Jesus. You'll discover the close, sometimes startling interplay between God's kingdom and the practical affairs of the church. Best of all, you'll gain a deepened awareness of the Bible's relevance for your life. Written in a clear, engaging style, this beautiful set provides a new and accessible approach that more technical expository and exegetical commentaries don't offer.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Johannine Literature, John, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, Greco-Roman Period, Archaeology, Literary Approaches

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Review by Amy-Jill Levine
Published 3/27/2020
Citation: Amy-Jill Levine, review of Craig S. Keener, Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: John, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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