When I teach I enjoy pulling out the context of the biblical story. In doing so it becomes necessary to know the customs, traditions, economics, politics, and religion(s) of the day. Follow the Rabbi (www.followtherabbi.com) has a wealth of easily accessible and practical information and teaching points. Ray Vander Laan (also know for That The World May Know video series) is the sites main contributor and creator. He brings the scripture to life by pulling out the context out of each and every story.