The World Behind the Text helps you to understand the historical and social context in which the Biblical text was written.
Use Bible dictionaries to learn about people, places, and events during the time the Bible was written. For example, look for information about: role of women, marriage, warfare, the relationship between Canaan and Egypt, etc.
Online Bible Dictionaries:
Print Bible Dictionaries:
Look at the introduction section to the chapter about your book of the Bible in commentaries such as:
Tip for using biblical history sources:
Find the time period when your book of the Bible was written (in a bible dictionary or the introduction section of a commentary). Then use the biblical history source to learn about events happening at that time period.
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