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.
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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