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Cultural World of the Bible: An Illustrated Guide to Manners and Customs

Cultural World of the Bible: An Illustrated Guide to Manners and Customs

by Victor H. Matthews

In this new edition of a successful book (over 120,000 copies sold), now updated throughout, a leading expert on the social world of the Bible offers students a reliable guide to the manners and customs of the ancient world.From what people wore, ate, and built to how they exercised justice, mourned, and viewed family and legal customs, this illustrated intr… Read more…

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Study Guide: Survey of the Old Testament

Study Guide: Survey of the Old Testament

by John Walton

Zondervan's Get an A! Study Guides put critical information at your fingertips! Based on A Survey of the Old Testament by Andrew Hill and John Walton this study guide presents a summary of essential information about Old Testament culture, history, and terminology.… Read more…

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Politics - According to the Bible

Politics - According to the Bible

by Wayne Grudem

A variety of perspectives exist within the Christian community when it comes to political issues and political involvement. This comprehensive and readable book presents a political philosophy from the perspective that the Gospel pertains to all of life so Christians should be involved in political issues. In brief, this is an analysis of conservative and li… Read more…

History of the Christian Church (8 Vols.)

History of the Christian Church (8 Vols.)

by Philip Schaff

Philip Schaff (1819-1893) wrote one of the finest histories of the church available. His eight-volume work published in 1910 covers Christian history from apostolic Christianity to the Swiss Reformation (1648), and incorporates discussion of ideas and ideals throughout the history of the church with the requisite facts and figures for each period of history.… Read more…

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Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Manners and Customs

Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Manners and Customs

by Howard Vos

Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Manners and Customs provides the general reader with the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and accurate information on life in Bible times. Accessible: Written for lay persons rather than professional scholars; designed to be a companion for Bible study. Comprehensive: Considers ten distinct topics… Read more…

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An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition

An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition

by D.A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo

An Introduction to the New Testament focuses on "special introduction" that is historical questions dealing with authorship, date, sources, purpose, destination, and so forth. This approach stands in contrast to recent texts that concentrate more on literary form, rhetorical criticism, and historical parallels—topics the authors don’t minimize, b… Read more…

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Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity

Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity

by Nancy Pearcey

Does God belong in the public arena of politics, business, law, and education? Or is religion a private matter only-personally comforting but publicly irrelevant? In today's cultural etiquette, it is not considered polite to mix public and private, or sacred and secular. This division is the single most potent force keeping Christianit… Read more…

Bible History of the Old Testament (7 Vols.)

Bible History of the Old Testament (7 Vols.)

by Alfred Edersheim

Alfred Edersheim is a well-known Biblical scholar and a Jewish convert to Christianity. His Bible History of the Old Testament was originally published in seven volumes. This classic work is enriched by Edersheim's deep devotion to the authority of the Scriptures, his ability to make the Scriptures come alive in their ancient context, and his encyclope… Read more…

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Romans: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Romans: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Douglas J. Moo

The idea of absolute truth has largely disappeared from our culture. But God’s truth does not fade, and His claims on our lives must stand out in the midst of postmodernism. The church in Rome needed this message just as we do today—the message of who God is, and what He’s done for us through His sacrifice on the cross. By growing in our understanding … Read more…

Ancient Christian Texts - Commentaries on Genesis 1-3

Ancient Christian Texts - Commentaries on Genesis 1-3

by Michael Glerup

The church fathers displayed considerable interest in the early chapters of Genesis, and often wrote detailed commentaries or preached series of homilies on the Hexameron—the Six Days of Creation—among them Eustathius of Antioch, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Ambrose, John Chrysostom and Augustine. This vol… Read more…

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Ancient Christian Texts - Greek Commentaries on Revelation

Ancient Christian Texts - Greek Commentaries on Revelation

by Thomas C. Oden

The Eastern church gives little evidence of particular interest in the book of Revelation. Oecumenius of Isauria's commentary on the book is the earliest full treatment in Greek and dates only from the early sixth century. Along with Oecumenius's commentary, only that of Andrew of Caesarea (dating from the same era and often summarizing Oecumenius be… Read more…

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2 Corinthians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

2 Corinthians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Scott J. Hafemann

2 Corinthians follows in the footsteps of 1 Corinthians by providing a window into both Paul’s character and the character of God. You’ll get an intimate glimpse into Paul’s heart and his love for the church in this NIV Application Commentary volume by Scott J. Hafermann, who shows us both the original meaning of 2 Corinthians and how its message appli… Read more…


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