To really read a newspaper you must understand the society it comes from. Likewise, you'll fully grasp God's Word by exploring its cultural background! Opening a window onto the historical, geographical, social, and economic context of the New Testament, Evans sheds light on the environment and backdrop that biblical writers took for granted. 528 pages, hardcover from Victor.
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Review 1 for The Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: Matthew-Luke
Date:August 4, 2009
An excellent background reference on the synoptics. This is one of the first books I go to when preaching or studying the first three gospels. The volume is accessible and a wealth of background information.
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Review 2 for The Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: Matthew-Luke
Date:January 14, 2009
The book provides sometimes helpful information, but it is sometimes superficial. There is more helpful historical information to understand the New Testament better. The book although evangelical is based on the German two sources theory. The writer has got the opinion that the Evangelist Mark was written first which is wrong and a product of bible criticism.
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Review 3 for The Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: Matthew-Luke
Date:October 8, 2007
I was somewhat surprised to see that this volume had not already been reviewed. It is brilliant. I have always felt that what we need as preachers and interpreters of the Word are not more endless discussions about whether such and such a saying was from Q, or is genuinely from Jesus, or whatever, but what it actually means. Forgive me, it just doesn't matter to me where the Gospel writers got their source material from, at least in the way that so called Gospel critics worry about. It does matter to me what the historical allusions are to in the Gospels. This volume tries to give me what I need and not many others do. This is what I need to interpret accurately the texts that I have to interpret, not for a PhD, but for a living community, week by week, who live these texts, not because they want to please an academic community, but to please the Lord who inspired them in the first place. More, not less, of this kind of commentary please. A great resource and a great help!