A classic 6-volume commentary set that focuses on the historical background and development of the Scriptures.
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The Historical Bible (1908-16), by Charles Foster Kent (a main contributor to The Messages of the Bible), is a distinctive Bible Introduction and Commentary which focuses on both the historical background and the historical development of the Scriptures—including how, when, where and why the books came to be composed as they were. Kent here follows much the same approach as in The Messages of the Bible, but with greater emphasis being paid to the historical aspect. The outlook is scholarly and (moderately) critical, utilizing and working with the newly developed methods and theories of Biblical Criticism to give the material a distinctive feel and depth, beyond the typical Bible Introduction or general Commentary set. It strikes the balance of being of genuine value for both the beginning reader and the more experienced student or minister alike. Includes 20 richly detailed maps and charts.
Also available as a bundled product together with The Messages of the Bible.