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On August 23, decades of historical and cultural research on the ancient world will reach the Christian trade market in Zondervan’s NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible.

Notes and resources handpicked by respected biblical backgrounds scholars John H. Walton (Old Testament) and Craig S. Keener (New Testament) now complement the New International Version of the Bible, the world’s most read and most trusted modern-English Bible translation.

Newcomers to Bible study and veteran students of the Bible alike will find surprising insights into ancient culture on every page of the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible.

“There is no such thing as a story or a teaching that doesn’t have a cultural setting,” say Keener and Walton in the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible’s author introduction. “That is not to

say that a story or teaching is not relevant for another setting, but to remember that it comes to us from a particular place and in a particular language. This Bible’s notes are meant to help readers hear and visualize the story closer to the way it was originally written, so they can get to know the people and places in the Bible more on their own terms.”

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source: EEWMagazine.com

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