HISTORICAL CONTEXT

Information on the historical background of a book is available from several sources.

Perhaps the best single source is the introduction to the better commentaries. Many contain quite detailed, up-to-date summaries of the issues.

It is important to consult recent, well-researched works because of the explosion of information uncovered in the last few decades.

Osborne, The Hermeneutical Spiral (2006), 36-37.