Its also helped to sharpen my understanding of the ongoing war for Biblical historicity. Weights, measurements, monetary values are all explained in Chock full of cultural and historical notes, gorgeous photography, maps and tables, this bible is an excellent way to gain understanding of scripture that may otherwise entirely escape one's notice. The hyptertext cross-reference capability of the kindle version is superb. That's what this Bible is like. Aside from purple being associated with royalty an indication of social standing to even possess it , to give up a large bolt of purple is akin to your average J. Its a fine study Bible with some very interesting sidebar articles and introductory material for individual books based in known archaeology today. It does not matter how many times you pick up this Bible, every time there is something fantastic and new.
I thought we had enough of this crap already, the couple's devotional bible, the teen study bible, the soldier's bible, the chicken soup for the bible's soul edition, or whatever. It's certainly nothing the rabbis get from Genesis or Exodus, yeesh. Having not done so in nearly 60 years associating the historical secular records with the record of the Bible opens a new reality and relevance to both. So as for the version, it provides some helpful maps of the ancient world and some interesting theories as to where key events occurred and what certain items, customs, and other elements looked like based on archaeological evidence. Now four years later, this Bible is still selling strong and ther It's almost hard for me to believe that I bought two of these Bibles back in the day when the first came out. That being said this is an excellent work of scholarship and the presentation full color has a high aesthetic appeal.
About this Item: Zondervan, 2006. Note: the rating isn't related to the bible itself or the translation. I've always been fascinated by the archeological and historical basis of the Bible, and I was a lot more comfortable buying and reading the Bible with an intellectualizing rationale i I've never read the Bible--none of the New Testament, and in Sunday school I only learned stories of the Torah without any real first-hand reading of it. That pastor and laypeople that are into this kind of thing are the choice audience for this bible. It was meant to be dinner, but the spaghetti sauce with ground meat, etc. I honestly didn't think that there was enough archeological evidence surviving to fill the pages of the entirety of the bible.
I have only had it a short while, so I am hoping it will hold up with time. My goal is to read the entire Bible, commentary, articles and text. I have a fair amount of skepticism for the barrage of specialized bibles that have been coming out lately. For this, I can't understand why Jewish folks and my own Jewish upbringing was so nonjudgmental and generous. The Audience, Timeline, and Outline sections for each book were helpful. From the beginnings of Genesis to the end of Revelation, this new study Bible is filled with informative articles and photographs. So alive with historical explanation.
My Bible also has a really nice leather cover that I was able to get my name embossed into, although I think and I could be wrong about this that there is a I bought my Bible several years ago. From the beginnings of Genesis to the end of Revelation, this new study Bible is filled with informative articles and full-color photographs of places and objects that will open your eyes to the historical context of the stories you read and the people you meet in Scripture. This Bible is absolutely the most exciting study version I've ever seen! I'm disappointed in the maps in the back, I was expecting a lot more in that regard. They are very interesting and loaded with information to supplement scripture. Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles: not much spoke to me.
The apologetics bible, the reformation bible, and on and on. Images are also nicely rendered. It's a complete biblical text supported by Arcaeological research. All prices subject to change and given in U. The first today I received it, I had a tough time putting it down.
Really pleased with this Bible. I searched for the best, most current one available. The apologetics bible, the reformation bible, and on and on. After I finish the African Bible Commentary, I will continue in this Bible to cover the entire work. The amount of background material is extraordinary. I had mentioned to a friend that I was gonna get a study Bible, and she, knowing how much I loved history and archaeology, recommended that I check this one out.
The articles are soooo informative -- really giving you so much cultural insight into what you're reading without giving you the commentator's particular interpretation as with many study Bibles. It is a great reference for any Bible study you might be doing adding a lot of interest and background. Have you ever tried to buy a Bible? One for myself and a second one for my sister-in-law with the Bachelor of Science in Anthropology. I greatly appreciated the many articles; they do a very good job of teaching about what is known about The text of the New International Version with many articles and explanations of history, archaeology, geography, etc. You'll sometimes get mentions of scholarly opinion for example the fact that many scholars question the Pauline authorship of the Pastorals , but this is only so they can counter argue these viewpoints with why the traditional fundamentalist view is more likely correct. I've read through the Bible multiple times now, but the new information in this edition makes me excited to read it once more.
I first spotted this book at the bookstore several years back and was intrigued. As an analogy, let me mention my grandmother's spaghetti recipe. It's also available in Large Print. Further- the amount of cultural and historical information is a bit overwhelming in certain sections. Paul seem 5 stars for the production value of this book.