Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary focuses its attention on the text of the books of the Hebrew Bible/Old
Testament. Our distance from the thought of the biblical writers
and the world in which they lived and wrote is arguably the
greatest impediment to understanding these texts. After a brief
essay that introduces each book, a verse-by-verse commentary
follows. Drawing upon linguistic analysis, archaeological
evidence, history, other ancient Near Eastern literatures, and
the like, the commentary provides the historical and cultural
background against which the texts can be read and understood.
Like The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, the commentary set
strives to be both accessible and scholarly. And nearly every
page has one or more color illustrations, making it, too, a
visually engaging set. Because of ambiguities in the biblical
texts, gaps in the historical and cultural record, scholarly
differences assessing existing evidence, and differing
approaches to textual criticism and historical method, final
judgments as to questions of interpretation and meaning are
often elusive. This does not mean that scholarly conclusions are
not drawn. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary
strives to include these varying viewpoints but is honest and
straightforward in stating that the conclusions it presents
reflect a critical and theological position that is rooted in
historic Christianity and is conservative/evangelical.
Recommended for theological collections and research libraries.
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The Search for the Real Mount Sinai
The Search for the Real Mount Sinai: Two Explorers take an incredible expedition into the blistering
Arabian Desert and turn up what many scholars believe to be one
of the greatest discoveries in history...the real Mt. Sinai, the
holy mountain on which Moses received the Ten Commandments. This
program tells their amazing story how they crawl into forbidden
military installations, and use night vision goggles to avoid
being detected as they pursue their mission and discover over a
dozen significant remnants still remaining at the site. The
explorers embark on a journey that would change their lives
forever..finding remarkable evidence that confirms the Bible as
historically accurate. Weaving together real life adventure
historical research and exclusive never-before-released footage,
this exciting adventure leaps off the screen to document a story
you'll never forget.
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Patterns of Evidence - ExodusFor many people to believe the Bible, they are looking for proof that it's true. Despite all the archaeological evidence that has been found, people are still trying to figure out where the evidence comes into play regarding the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and everything that went along with that story from the Bible. From the ten plagues that hardened Pharoah's heart to the pilgrimage of the people for 40 years into the desert, even the fall of Jericho's walls. So why all the inconsistencies? Is there proof from the Bible, that the story has played out exactly as it was written? If so where is the proof in the world today that can validate the claims that it happened exactly as Exodus clearly lays out for the reader?
Drawing on the experience of many biblical scholars, curators, archaeologists and scientists, film maker Timothy Mahoney documents his research into this compelling question to uncover whether this exodus of the Israelites truly happened or has the Bible clearly gotten it wrong. He journeys to Egypt, the Middle East, England and more in search for the answers in the documentary Patterns for Evidence Exodus. It will take his on a 12-year journey around the world to search for the same answers the world is waiting for and what he finds at the end, well it's up to you to decide if the evidence he uncovers validates what is written in the Bible. Using stunning animations, narrated by Kevin Sorbo, interviews with leading archaeologists like Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl and guest appearances by Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres. This 119 minute documentary also features bonuses like Behind the Music, From Film to Book, trailers and more.
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