Olive Tree Bible Software Sale: These Exegetical Commentaries Are for You, If…

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Right now the Zondervan Exegetical Commentaries on the New Testament and Old Testament are steeply discounted (50% off) at Olive Tree Bible Software.

If you identify with one or more of these statements, this commentary series is for you:

you would like help interpreting the words of Scripture without getting bogged down in scholarly issues that seem irrelevant to the life of the church. you would like to see a visual representation (a graphical display) of the flow of thought in each passage. you would like expert guidance from solid evangelical scholars who set out to explain the meaning of the original text in the clearest way possible and to help you navigate through the main interpretive issues. you have taken Greek and would like a commentary that helps you apply what you have learned without assuming you are…

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Setting the Stage for the Gospel of John – An Excerpt from the Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament

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Today’s excerpt is from the gospel of John, the newest installment in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament.

Written by Edward W. Klink III, this volume treats the literary context and structure of the gospel in the original Greek, and provides an original translation based on the literary structure. 

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9780310243601_imageEXPLANATION OF THE TEXT

The prologue of John is the cornerstone for the entire Gospel, the lens through which the Gospel must be read. It is of great importance that the magnificent language and imagery of the prologue not detract the reader from grasping its functional significance for explaining and directing the rest of the Gospel.

IN DEPTH: The…

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Against Social Norms – An Excerpt from Ruth (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament)

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In a male-dominated culture, as a foreigner among the people of God, living in one of the darkest periods in history, Ruth’s story stands out. Crossing social boundaries, she meticulously followed her mother-in-law’s plan.

Daniel L. Block explores the story of Ruth’s proposal in his recently released Ruth (Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament). Join Block as he unpacks the meaning behind a story so often confusing.

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Main Idea of the Passage

Transpiring at the threshing floor, this scene highlights Ruth’s scrupulous implementation of Naomi’s plan and Boaz’ response, which included a blessing for Ruth, but also alerted her to a complication jeopardizing not only their desire to marry, but also ultimately his place in Israel’s royal line. However, declaring on oath his determination to serve as גּאֵֹל for the clan of Elimelech should the opportunity come to him,…

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Eckhard Schnabel on His Acts Commentary [Video]

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Eckhard J. Schnabel shares a taste of what you'll learn from his 2012 Christian Book Award-winning volume Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: Acts.

Find out why Paul didn't want the Athenians to think he was introducing foreign gods. The answer may surprise you.

And here's a quick quiz question, which Schnabel answers in the video:

How much of the book of Acts is direct speech?

A. 20%

B. 25%

C. 33%

D. More than 50%

Watch the video to find out.

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