Review of ‘NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible’ edited by John H. Walton and Craig S. Keener


NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, ed. John H. Walton and Craig S. Keener (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2016). One of the fundamental rules of biblical interpretation is that the Bible should be read in context. A corollary to this is that taking the Bible out of context is a great error. Bible readers should strive to do the former and avoid the latter. Context changes everything, you see. The problem is that our cultural context is not the cultural context of the Bible‚Äôs original writers, hearers, and readers. For example, the story of Abraham (Genesis 12:1ff.) took place 4,000 years … Continue reading Review of ‘NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible’ edited by John H. Walton and Craig S. Keener