Based on the NIV translation Commentary from 43 world-class evangelical scholars 28 additional articles Cross-referencing, bibliographies, and in-text maps Covers the complete Old & New Testaments in one volume In one volume, the Gold Medallion Award-winning New International Bible Commentary unlocks the message and meaning of every book of the Bible. This acclaimed book marshals the insights of forty-three world-class evangelical scholars to help you gain a deeper, life-changing understanding of Scripture. Whether you re preparing a lesson or sermon or simply studying for you personal edification, the New International Bible Commentary provides you with a study resource that combines convenience with depth and relevance. It includes the following features: -28 articles 230 pages in all shed light on such important issues as text and canon; archaeology; environmental, historical, political, and religious backgrounds; and the New Testament use of the Old Testament. Commentaries by J.M. Houston, Walter L. Liefeld, and D.J. Wisemen help you grasp the meanings of Bible passages and the significance of key biblical words by exploring related Scriptures. In-text maps and a maps section at the end of the book give you a feel for the names and places of the Bible. Commentary topics are boldfaced throughout the text for greater clarity. Designed for use with the New International Version, today s most widely used Bible translation, the New International Bible Commentary is a revision of the highly successful New Layman s commentary, acclaimed as A magnificent achievement. --Christianity Today The outstanding volume of the year. --Christian Herald ZONDERVAN S UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE REFERENCE SERIES This six-volume series supplies users of today s most popular modern Bible translation, and New International Version, with scholarly, economical, and uncompromisingly evangelical study tools. It includes the New International Bible Commentary, New International Bible Dictionary, New International Bible Concordance, New International Encyclopedia of Bible Words, New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties, and the New International Encyclopedia of Bible Characters"