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About "NIV First-Century Study Bible Brown"
Experience the Bible through the eyes of a first-century disciple by exploring the cultural, religious, and historical background of the Bible. This Bible allows you to understand God's Word in its original cultural context, bringing Scripture to life by providing fresh understanding to familiar passages, beloved stories and all the Scripture in between. The NIV Cultural Background Study Bible invites you into the questions, stories, and interpretations---both ancient and modern---which introduce you to a world vastly different from your own. Let us read with an eye on the past and with our feet planted in our present questions and circumstances.Join Kent Dobson as he unpacks the culture of Bible times, and illuminates Scripture passages while asking thoughtful questions along the way. Kent is the teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan, where he initially served as the worship director. He has been featured on Biblical programs for the History Channel and the Discovery Channel. Kent fell in love with Biblical studies in Israel and had the privilege of learning from both Jewish and Christian scholars. After his time in Israel, he returned to the States to teach high school religion and Bible before responding to God's call to the pastorate. Today, he keeps his connection to the Holy Land strong as he leads tours to Israel that combine study and prayer, inspired by the ancient discipline of spiritual pilgrimage.
Meet the Author
Kent Dobson teaches Bible and Theology at Grand Rapids Christian Schools. His educational background is in English, Biblical Studies and Comparative Religion. He lived in Israel where he studied at Jerusalem University College and the Hebrew University. He has also served as the Worship Director for a Grand Rapids church, as well as hosted Bible related programs for the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. He also leads groups to Israel on a contemporary pilgrimage.