Jonathan S. Greer, John W. Hilber, and John H. Walton answer 5 Questions about their book Behind the Scenes of the Old Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts
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What inspired you to create this volume?
Jonathan S. Greer: I teach a core course titled “The Ancient World of the Bible” at Cornerstone University, and I always struggled to find the right textbooks—not because there aren’t any, but, because I needed so many to adequately cover all of the topics that I sought to address: geography, archaeology, ancient Near Eastern texts and iconography, etc. For a while I had in mind a “dream textbook” that would cover the breadth of material in a way that would be accessible for students in this course and other interested readers as well.