Thursday, October 8, 2009

In Store Now - Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary

For those of you follow the Koinonia blog you will already be familiar with this commentary. We received our first copies in the store this week and I couldn't be more excited. Jesse from Koinonia says that the ZIBBCOT (the affectionate abbreviation) includes "over 2,000 full-color photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams, and charts; and over 12,000 endnotes directing readers to the most important scholarship." As an added bonus during the month of October you can browse the entire book of Genesis compliments of Koinonia. The commentary is written by an international team of 30 specialists in background studies with John H. Walton as the general editor.

This should be on every pastor's shelf or at least in the church library. You can buy them individually ($49.99 each) or as a set ($249.95) so start saving now or put it on your Christmas list (you really don't need another TV). Handsomely bound on glossy paper and smyth sewn for extra durability. The time and care that has been put in to this is evident at every level.

Spend some time this month in Genesis and see if you don't agree that the scholarship is exemplary and this set is worth every penny. You won't be disappointed!

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