The IVP Bible Background Commentary – New Testament by Craig S. Keener
To understand and apply the Bible well, you need two crucial sources of information. One is the Bible itself. The other is an understanding of the cultural background of the passage you’re reading.
Only with the background can you grasp the author’s original concerns and purposes. This unique commentary provides, in verse-by-verse format, the crucial cultural background you need for responsible –and richer– Bible study. This revised edition of the standard reference work in its field has been expanded throughout to now provide even more up-to-date information by one of the leading New Testament scholars on Jewish, Greek and Roman culture.
CRAIG S. KEENER (PhD, Duke University) is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. He has written over 15 books, four of which have won Christianity Today book awards.