Archaeological backgrounds to Bible people

by Jack Pearl Lewis

Publisher: Baker Book House in Grand Rapids, Mich

Written in English
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  • Bible -- Antiquities.,
  • Bible -- Biography,
  • Bible -- History of contemporary events.

Edition Notes

Statementby Jack P. Lewis ; foreword by Charles F. Pfeiffer.
SeriesAnnual lectureship (University Christian Student Center) -- 1969
LC ClassificationsBS635.2 .L49
The Physical Object
Pagination199 p. :
Number of Pages199
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20819261M
ISBN 100801055075

Nehemiah Images and Notes. The Book of Nehemiah. Nehemiah - The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace, That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and [certain] men of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.   According to the Bible, Belshazzar hosted a grand feast for the lords and ladies of Babylon where he drank and ate from vessels that had been looted from the Temple of Jerusalem in the year BC. During the feast, scripture states a divine hand appeared and wrote a sign on the wall that Belshazzar and his people were unable to decipher.   Now, let’s get into the list! NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. Published: Publisher: Zondervan Translation: NIV Format: Double column, center column references Level: Advanced Used by: Jeffrey and Jayson We’ve both written detailed, positive reviews on this Bible (here’s Jeffrey’s and here’s Jayson’s).It’s safe to say this makes Jeffrey’s list of top 5 favorite study. Each volume includes the complete text of the NIV book of the Bible. The Christ-centered commentaries following the Scripture sections contain explanations of the text, historical background, maps, illustrations, and archaeological information. Many people have found The People’s Bible to be the most reliable Bible commentary series published.

The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from us by thousands of years and thousands of miles. The Scriptures include subtle culturally based nuances, undertones, and references to ancient events, literature and customs that were intuitively understood by .   Last, people have assumed Onesimus had stolen money or possessions from Philemon because Paul promises to pay back any damages (Phil ). It is entirely possible that Paul is offering to pay work not completed in Onesimus’ absence. This is O’Brien’s view in the Word Biblical Commentary and it is at least worth considering. Ancient. The historicity of the Bible is the question of the Bible's relationship to history—covering not just the Bible's "acceptability as history" but also the ability to understand the literary forms of biblical narrative. One can extend biblical historicity to the evaluation of whether or not the Christian New Testament is an accurate record of the historical Jesus and of the Apostolic Age. The Bible records a half-hearted attempt to return to Biblical worship, “Nevertheless, the people still sacrificed on the high places, but only to the LORD their God” (2 Chr ). The only true place of worship was the Temple in Jerusalem, not the high places.

About the Editors. Craig Keener (PhD, Duke University) is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary and is the author of 17 books, four of which have won book awards in Christianity Today. One, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, has sold more than half a million has authored scholarly commentaries on Matthew, John (two volumes), Acts (four volumes. Ezra Images and Notes. The Book of Ezra. Ezra - Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and [put it] also in writing, saying, Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all. The goal of the course is introduce students to how people thought, communicated, and lived in the ancient world during the Old Testament, New Testament, and Intertestamental periods. To do this I emphasize key people groups and political, cultural, theological, and literary developments that form the background to the Bible. The Bible says that God once caused a great flood to destroy wicked people. What facts does the Bible present to support its claim of divine origin? Did Our Languages Come From the “Tower of Babel”?

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Lewis (, Trade Paperback) at the. “The ESV Archaeology Study Bible is a valuable combination of archaeology and text, sure to be a great help for understanding the archaeological, Archaeological backgrounds to Bible people book, and cultural background of the Bible.

So much of this cultural background is lost to the modern reader, but the Archaeology Study Bible brings the text alive with its helpful articles, comments, and color photographs, all based on the /5().

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE BIBLE: Discoveries that Verify People, Places, and Events in the World's Most Influential Book Archaeologists have unearthed thousands of ancient artifacts, documents, and inscriptions that verify details in the Bible.

The ESV Archaeology Study Bible is a cutting-edge academic resource for those looking to dig deeper into the historical context of the Bible. It features study notes written by field-trained Biblical archaeologists and scholars, color maps, photographs, and drawings- all designed to bring life to the ancient text of Scripture.

Archaeological backgrounds to Bible people book editorial oversight from Dr. John Currid (PhD, University of. "Readers who desire a more intimate knowledge of the historical context of the Bible will appreciate the NIV Archaeological Study Bible.

Full of informative articles and full-color photographs of places and objects from biblical times, this Bible examines the archaeological record surrounding God's Word and brings the biblical world to s: and Biblical backgrounds, except for what appeared on the pages of the Old Testament or what happened to be preserved in the writings of classical antiquity.

In fact, modern archaeology may be said to have its beginning in when the rich antiquities of. Every archaeological discovery that describes people, places, or events mentioned in the Bible has pointed to the accuracy of the biblical record. In fact many archaeologists have become believers in the Bible because of its accuracy." "The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it.".

I bought my original Cultural Backgrounds Bible as I found the extra information on the historical situation and cultural background added much to my understanding. Having lived in the Middle East for over 15 years I have appreciated more and more having an understanding of how the people at the time viewed evens, phrases and s: Books shelved as biblical-archaeology: The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts by Israel Finke.

Consider five important ways in which archaeology has been of great value for Bible students. Archaeology confirms Bible history, and it often shows that Bible people and incidents are correctly referred to.

One example is that of Sargon, a king named in Isaiah Critics at one time said that there was no such king. Discover new dimensions of insight with a behind-the-scenes tour of the ancient worldYou’ve heard many Bible stories hundreds of times, but how many details are you missing.

Sometimes a little context is all you need to discover the rich meaning behind even the most familiar stories of Scripture. That’s what the NKJV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible provides.

Edwin M. Yamauchi (Ph.D., Brandeis University) is professor of history emeritus at Miami University, Ohio. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Persia and the Bible, Greece and Babylon, The Archaeology of New Testament Cities in Asia Minor, Harper's World of the New Testament, and Africa and Africans in Antiquity.A co-edited work, Peoples of the Old Testament.

For almost four decades, BAS has been connecting volunteers with the opportunity to participate in some of the most exciting archaeological excavations in the Near East.

A wide variety of people take part in our featured digs, and individuals of many different ages, backgrounds, and cultures have come together to share the thrill of discovery.

Archaeology and the Bible examines these new developments and discusses what they imply for biblical studies. The book: • traces the history of the development of Near Eastern archaeology, including the rise and fall of the so-called “biblical archaeology” movement • describes how field archaeology is actually done so that the reader can.

Price focuses on biblical archaeology, that is, excavations and artifacts that come from the Biblical world that may contribute to our knowledge of the Bible’s text, history, culture, and background.

Price uses the results of archaeological excavation and research to help explain the biblical text and to defend the historicity of the. To understand the background of the Bible, is to understand the Bible better.

There are volumes of books, encyclopedias, and dictionaries that cover these subjects in great detail. It is our purpose in this background Bible study to offer illustrations and information about the ancient world, and daily living in the lands of the Bible.

For some people, the Bible looks as though it should be a history book, but serious scholars recognize that it is a collection of oral traditions: metaphors which might serve as. The most significant discoveries of biblical archaeology made in may not be known for a number of years, until the work of is published in peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Book Summary. Packed with expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of Bible times, the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Personal Size brings difficult passages of Scripture into sharp focus. Discover new dimensions of insight to even the most familiar Bible passages as you take a behind-the-scenes tour into the ancient world.

The Hebrew Bible, known in Judaism by the acronym Tanakh, is the collection of ancient writings that are considered sacred by both Jews and tell the story of the Jewish people and their ancestors, starting from the creation narrative and concluding near the end of the 5th century BCE.

Although the first mention of the name 'Israel' in archaeology dates to the 13th century BCE. The Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible was awarded the Christian Book Awards Bible of the Year by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association!.

The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from us by thousands of years and thousands of miles. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible bridges that gap by bringing the ancient world of the Bible to life- every page is.

The author of more than 30 novels, plays and profiles of Biblical figures, Elie Wiesel received the Nobel Peace Prize in This online publication is adapted from Wiesel’s article “Supporting Roles: Joshua,” which was published in Bible Review in December The article was first republished in Bible History Daily on August 9, At the inception of Wiesel’s Supporting.

Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology: A Book by Book Guide to Archaeological Discoveries Related to the Bible by J. Randall Price and H.

Wayne House | out of 5 stars   But wherever it appears in your Bible, you will want to find it and study it again after you read “Ruth—Big Theme, Little Book,” originally published in the August issue of Bible Review.

In this article, Adele Berlin argues that Ruth illuminates the main theme of the Hebrew Bible: the continuity of God’s people in their land.—Ed. History of the English Bible, Biblical Archaeology Jack Pearl Lewis (Ma – J ) was an American Bible scholar affiliated with the Churches of Christ.

[1] [2] [3] He earned a Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard University in and a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in But when you open up the Archaeological Study Bible and begin looking through it, odds are you’ll be impressed.

What’s Inside the Archaeological Study Bible Mostly, articles. The Archaeological Study Bible is a great resource, especially when it comes to articles. There are over articles covering five main categories: Archaeological Sites. While faith in the Bible does not hinge on archaeological discoveries, such historical accuracy is what you would expect of a book inspired by God.

The practical wisdom contained in the Bible benefits people of all backgrounds. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, with notes from Dr. John H. Walton (Wheaton College) in the Old Testament and Dr. Craig S. Keener (Asbury Theological Seminary) in the New Testament, brings the ancient world of Scripture to life for modern readers.

Many people view Revelation, sometimes called the Apocalypse, as a mysterious book of strange symbols and images. Yet it has a clear and definite historical background. The Bible and Archaeology: The Book of Revelation—History and Prophecy | United Church of God.

The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible —winner of the American Book Fest’s International Book Award and ECPA’s Christian Book Award® for Bible of the Year—provides expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of Bible times to help readers see behind-the-scenes of the ancient world and discover new dimensions to even.Printed book offers a fair and balanced historical and archaeological background on key Bible stories.

It includes more than full-color maps with lines showing which way people traveled, along with helpful notes, scripture references, and clear plastic overlays for regional maps.

Paul Wright's text.