New! – Forms of the Old Testament Literature Series

The Forms of the Old Testament Literature (FOTL) is a series of commentary volumes that presents a form-critical analysis of books in the Old Testament according to a standard outline and methodology.

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Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary Old Testament Set

The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary – Old Testament walks you verse-by-verse through all the books of the Old Testament, taking you on a tour with full-color photos and graphics. Using these volumes will help you understand the backgrounds and circumstances of the Bible and will lead you to deeper studies.

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New! What the OT & NT Authors Really Cared About

Designed to focus on the message of each book of the Bible while displaying full-color images, charts and other helpful items that make this a very accessible resource.

You will find the volumes of What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About and What the New Testament Authors Cared Really About to be easy to use and learn from.

Featuring gospel-centered content, each chapter is written by a scholar that specializes in the particular book they are covering. These surveys really strive to help users easily grasp what the biblical authors intended to relate within the Scriptures.

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Staff Pick – God Behaving Badly

GodBehavingBadlySometimes when I am reading the Old Testament, I have to stop and say, “Uh…what?” God can come off, well, angry, sexist and racist. It sometimes even seems worse compared to how loving and kind Jesus was in the New Testament, causing people to separate God into the mean, scary Old Testament God verses the nice New Testament Jesus. How do we reconcile these seemingly different portrayals of God?

That’s where David Lamb and God Behaving Badly come in. He wants us to discuss and study the hard questions that most of us ignore because we don’t understand. Each chapter is dedicated to a question about God’s character, like “Is God Angry or Loving?” and “Is God Legalistic or Gracious?” Using biblical references that we are uncomfortable with, he explains the historical circumstances to show how what God does is for good, even though it seems harsh to us.

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