This book provides many insights into the culture which shaped the Holy Bible. Numerous things can be learned from this book and the topics are well-structured and pleasant to read. I think that this book is not only for Christians but for everyone who wants to obtain a broader understanding of cultures. Next, the author tries to combine modern findings with the Word of God, this is interesting but sometimes I don't agree with the findings. Especially, some theological statements were a bit easily concluded. Still, it is a great book to delve deeper into and by doing this it will help to give the reader a more accurate image of the Biblical Word.