Bible Backgrounds

 

Bible Backgrounds

Biblical Archaeology Introduction with Recent Discoveries that Support the Reliability of the Bible

$33.25
Each year archaeologists discover many new finds at sites throughout the lands of the Bible, but few of them make the news headlines. Revisionist scholars often seek to undermine and downplay the relevance of many of the discoveries, believing that Sodom never existed, the Exodus never happened, Jericho never fell to the Israelites, and David was never a great king. This work challenges the minimalist views by bringing together many of the new discoveries from the last 20 years highlighting the recent finds that are relevant to the claims of the Bible. Experienced archaeologist David Graves has assembled a helpful collection of discoveries that will take you on a journey to: -Confirm the historicity of the biblical events and people of the past -Explore the full range of new archaeological discoveries, from pottery, inscriptions, seals, ossuaries, through to coins, manuscripts, and other artifacts -Present a short history of archaeology, outlining its characteristics and role in Christian apologetics -Lay out the limitations of archaeology and its methodological fallacies -Explain the meticulous method of excavation -Explore the significance of manuscripts for the transmission of the Bible -Navigate the maze of arguments between the minimalists and maximalists controversy This insightful book will: -Illustrate archaeological finds with more than 140 pertinent photographs -Provide numerous detailed maps, carefully crafted charts and tables of previous discoveries -Include helpful breakout panes, dealing with "Quotes from Antiquity," and "Moments in History" -Include a glossary defining technical archaeological terms -Provide extensive footnotes and bibliography for future study This invaluable resource provides an interesting and informative understanding of the cultural and historical background of the Bible illustrated from archaeology. This is an accessible resource intended for laypeople who want to know more about archaeology and the Bible, whether in seminary courses, college classrooms, church groups or personal study.
0
ISBN: 
9781502467072
Binding: 
Paperback
Publication Date: 
November 18, 2014

BIBLICAL LAW & ITS RELEVANCE

$40.79
$50.99
You Save:
$10.20
Sale 20% off
This book approaches the laws of the Pentateuch from theological, historical, moral, and spiritual perspectives. Theologically, this book raises a question of hermeneutics: What are Christians to make of the law? Biblical Law and Its Relevance, while taking into consideration the approaches of Reformed, Dispensationalist, Lutheran, and Theonomist scholars, proposes a distinctive hermeneutic of seeking to find the abiding moral and religious principles inherent in the laws. In pursuing this goal, this book employs a comparative-legal methodology that examines biblical laws in their ancient Near Eastern historical setting and in comparison with rabbinic, modern, and especially cuneiform laws. It seeks to determine the original significance of the lex talionis formula ('eye for an eye') and the rules of clean / unclean. It also surveys how the laws were administered from the time of Joshua to the end of the Old Testament period. From an ethical-spiritual viewpoint, this book shows how the laws were meant to foster a relationship with God and identifies the ethical relevance of the laws to today's issues of abortion, rights of the underclass, theft, divorce, sexuality, and the conduct of war.
0
ISBN: 
9780761833727
Author: 
Binding: 
Paperback
Publication Date: 
November 22, 2005

Biblical Theology Issues Methods & Themes

$25.60
$32.00
You Save:
$6.40
Sale 20% off

In this, the first overview of biblical theology in nearly thirty years, James K. Mead addresses the core issues of biblical theology essential to both Old Testament and New Testament study. Can we draw theological principles from Scripture? What methods will give useful results for theological exploration of biblical texts? Aptly synthesizing classic and recent scholarship while asserting his own theological findings, Mead provides an excellent overview of the history of biblical theology and a thorough examination of its basic issues, methods, and themes.

0
ISBN: 
9780664229726
Author: 
Binding: 
Paperback
Publication Date: 
June 4, 2007

Biblical Theology Old & New Testaments

$37.60
$47.00
You Save:
$9.40
Sale 20% off
0
ISBN: 
9781592442911
Author: 
Binding: 
Paperback
Publication Date: 
July 1, 2003

BIND UP THE TESTIMONY EXPLORATION IN THE

$31.96
$39.95
You Save:
$7.99
Sale 20% off

One of the major flashpoints in academic biblical studies in the past 125 years has centered on the authorship and dating of the book of Isaiah. Beginning in the late 1800s, some scholars suggested that this book may have been written by multiple people over a period of centuries, a view that contrasts with the traditional one that the entire book of Isaiah was written in the eighth century BC by the Judean prophet Isaiah ben Amoz. Because for many conservative scholars the latter position is the only one that respects the divine inspiration of the text, and because they also believe that this position is endorsed by Jesus in the New Testament, the differing conclusions of mainstream and conservative scholars regarding the authorship and dating of the book of Isaiah have long served to divide these groups.


Bind Up the Testimony--a collection of essays from a colloquium held at Wheaton College in 2013--brings together a variety of evangelical responses to this issue. Although a few of the essays arrive at conservative conclusions regarding the authorship and dating of the book of Isaiah, most of them attempt to chart new, more nuanced directions for thinking on this subject, and suggest that careful attention to the (complicated) compositional history of the book of Isaiah need not be a hindrance--and can, in fact, be a help--to Christians who understand the book of Isaiah as divinely inspired Scripture that has spoken to God's people throughout the ages and that continues to speak to them today.


0
ISBN: 
9781619705999
Author: 
Binding: 
Paperback
Publisher: 
Publication Date: 
December 1, 2015

BIRDS IN THE LAND OF THE BIBLE

$7.99
$9.99
You Save:
$2.00
Sale 20% off
The brief book is an introductory sampling of 60 of the 500+ birds that can be found in Israel. The focus of the book is to offer the reader a general background on the birds and their natural history. The text discusses migration, feeding behavior, historical accounts, distribution, and habits. This information is general in nature.
0
ISBN: 
9789652800640
Author: 
Binding: 
Paperback
Publisher: 
Publication Date: 
December 1, 2007

Blasphemy & Exaltation in Judaism

$28.80
$36.00
You Save:
$7.20
Sale 20% off
A careful study of ancient Jewish views on blasphemy and exaltation that illuminates the charge against Jesus in Mark's gospel.
0
ISBN: 
9781498299459
Author: 
Binding: 
Paperback
Publication Date: 
June 15, 2016

Blasphemy and Exaltation in Judaism and Final Examination of Jesus

$57.00
$71.25
You Save:
$14.25
Sale 20% off
0
ISBN: 
9783161470523
Author: 
Binding: 
Paperback
Publisher: 
Publication Date: 
December 31, 1998

Book of Isaiah & Gods Kingdom Thematic Theological Approach

$20.00
$25.00
You Save:
$5.00
Sale 20% off
The book of Isaiah has nourished the church throughout the centuries. However, its massive size can be intimidating; its historical setting can seem distant, opaque, varied; its organization and composition can seem disjointed and fragmented; its abundance of terse, poetic language can make its message seem veiled--and where are those explicit prophecies about Christ? These are typical experiences for many who try to read, let alone teach or preach, through Isaiah. Andrew Abernethy's conviction is that thematic points of reference can be of great help in encountering Isaiah and its rich theological message. In view of what the structure of the book of Isaiah aims to emphasize, this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume employs the concept of "kingdom" as an entry point for organizing the book's major themes. In many respects, Isaiah provides a people living amidst imperial contexts with a theological interpretation of them in the light of YHWH's past, present and future sovereign reign. Four features of "kingdom" frame Abernethy's study: God, the King; the lead agents of the King; the realm of the kingdom and the people of the King. While his primary aim is to show how "kingdom" is fundamental to Isaiah when understood within its Old Testament context, interspersed canonical reflections assist those who are wrestling with how to read Isaiah as Christian Scripture in and for the church. Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.
0
ISBN: 
9780830826414
Author: 
Binding: 
Paperback
Publisher: 
Publication Date: 
November 19, 2016

BOOK OF PROVERBS SURVEY OF MODERN STUDY

$102.40
$128.00
You Save:
$25.60
Sale 20% off
This volume, the first of its kind, surveys Proverbs studies from 1870 to the present day. It describes theories of origins and background (affinities with international wisdom, supposed rootage in court, school and tribal wisdom), literary and structural aspects such as the nature of Hebrew poetry and the composition of the proverb collections, the special problems of chapters 1-9, 22:16-24:34 and 30-31, theological ideas (especially relationships with Egyptian wisdom texts and with characteristic Old Testament teaching), date, text and versions.
This work will be of interest to all teachers and students of Proverbs, but is especially directed to the needs of those preparing or directing doctoral dissertations.
The bibliography lists 350 books and articles, all of which are discussed in the text and notes.

0
ISBN: 
9789004103740
Author: 
Binding: 
Hardcover
Publisher: 
Publication Date: 
September 1, 1995

BOUND FOR EXILE

$38.40
$64.00
You Save:
$25.60
Sale 40% off

Bound for Exile by Mordechai Cogan, the newly translated companion volume of The Raging Torrent, presents a collection of Assyrian and Babylonian cuneiform texts that relate to the Israelites and Judeans living under the yoke of these great Mesopotamian empires during the 8th-6th centuries BCE. In the past, little was known about the life led by the exiles abroad. But now, through these ancient texts, we can learn more about the masses of Israelites and Judeans deported to distant parts of the ancient Near East.


All the texts in Bound for Exile have been newly translated into English from the most recent editions of the original documents. They are introduced by concise historical surveys, and a consecutive commentary and select bibliography accompany each selection. Maps and photographs provide additional accessibility to the sources.

0
ISBN: 
S789652208439
Author: 
Binding: 
Hardcover
Publisher: 
Publication Date: 
March 1, 2015

BRIEF HISTORY OF ANCIENT ISREAL

$13.56
$16.95
You Save:
$3.39
Sale 20% off

Grounded in the latest archeological developments, Victor Matthews's A Brief History of Ancient Israel presents a concise history of Israel covering the ancestral period, conquest and settlement, the monarchy, and both the exilic and postexilic periods. Using supplemental figures and insets, the author concentrates on providing a cogent and condensed discussion of events. He examines historical geography, archaeological data, and, where relevant, comparative cultural materials from other ancient Near Eastern civilizations. With an accessible yet high-quality introduction, A Brief History of Ancient Israel will be of immense value to both students of the Old Testament and the scholars who teach them.

0
ISBN: 
9780664224363
Author: 
Binding: 
Paperback
Publication Date: 
October 30, 2002