I've read through the Bible multiple times now, but the new information in this edition makes me excited to read it once more. This body of work does not claim to be a study of Hebrew and Greek language, and it's not. This is ultimately somewhat conservative in its approach. The kind that you would definitely not sell back to the book store at the end of your term. At that point it was a no-brainer. The cover which features a spine handle, two exterior flap pockets, and a leather-look trim is built from sturdy khaki woven material.
To summarize, a translation produced by a larger committee of scholars is to be preferred over the translation of an individual or a group within one particular religious organization even if that religious group is your own! Questioning is an important part of learning. As you read your Bible in the main window, the Resource Guide follows along and displays relevant Bible study information from your study notes, commentaries, maps and more. The Levitical portion demonstrates that very well by offering a history of speculations and educated guesses and calling them just that. In fact, he knew so well that one day he walked right into Gods eternal home without dying. The text of the New International Version with many articles and explanations of history, archaeology, geography, etc. As an analogy, let me mention my grandmother's spaghetti recipe.
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. From the beginning of Genesis to the end of Revelation, The Archaeological Study Bible Notes is filled with study material that opens your eyes to the archaeological, historical, and cultural contexts of the stories you read and the people you meet in Scripture. My goal is to read the entire Bible, commentary, articles and text. 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. Of course, the 60% off price we got it for also covers over a multitude of sins! Get insights into the roots of the Bible that will strengthen your faith and open new vistas of knowledge and understanding.
Noah believed God would send a flood and built an ark even though he had never seen rain. It is filled with informative articles with pictures that shed new light to the bible. This is a great study Bible because its focus does not lend itself well to denominational peculiarities; the articles and notes just help to color in the cultural and historical details, and they do it well. That's what this Bible is like. Note: the rating isn't related to the bible itself or the translation. Like no other study Bible, this one provides a sweeping, detailed look at the lands and times of Scripture, bringing to light the importance of ancient civilizations, practices, historical records and artifacts, literature, architecture, religions, laws, events, movements, geography, agriculture, wars and battles, political and monetary systems, historical figures and other factors that are critical to a deep and accurate grasp of the Bible. I've read several and hope to read more once this whirlwind reading schedule is complete.
The historical context really helps to understand various passages and details that would likely otherwise be lost on the reader. Weights, measurements, monetary values are all explained in a way that allows the reader to translate and compare it to todays standards. Again, there is information on architecture and mountain passes that will offer a broader insight as to what was meant by that scripture. 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's a much larger book than I thought-- see pictures with ruler for dimensions-- it's big! It would make an incredible addition to the library of any Bible student. This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search box in the widget. That being said this is an excellent work of scholarship and the presentation full color has a high aesthetic appeal.
Makes me want to go to Gordon-Conwell Seminary which This is my favorite Bible, ever. It's certainly nothing the rabbis get from Genesis or Exodus, yeesh. The Audience, Timeline, and Outline sections for each book were helpful. You can get anything from burlap to silk on clearance in any fabric store. I was hoping for more detail and more geographic insight, such as maps of excavation sites in the Middle East, possibly geographic representations of the location of major archeological finds in the past 50 years, a detailed map of the Israelite conquest as opposed to just the land division once settled , the travels and miracles of Jesus, etc. This Bible tells you and tells you about their lives. After I finish the African Bible Commentary, I will continue in this Bible to cover the entire work.
Take a moment to reflect and digest each section as you walk through the sweeping narrative of the Bible. Also the notes can be a little brief and a lot is left out although due to the size of this already I can understand why. The next one will be specific to original language and text. Wayne Cordeiro and others, right on your handheld device. I thought that such a bible wouldn't have a broad enough audience to be published but I had a pastor not long ago ask me for a place that he could go to to find quick and dirty archeological blurbs on biblical times, places and artifacts that he could use to liven up sermons.
I recommended this and he was pretty interested and found it helpful. The Epistles, hit or miss. It was meant to be dinner, but the spaghetti sauce with ground meat, etc. It has cast a lot of light on many Biblical texts for me in my own personal study, especially in the Old Testament. You can also access these from the Resource Guide when it's applicable to the passage you're reading, providing additional context. Wayne Cordeiro has something to say to you today: Love your Bible.
Which version to choose, which version to choose. No matter how many times this masterpiece is read, there is always something new and fantastic about it. For this, I can't understand why Jewish folks and my own Jewish upbringing was so nonjudgmental and generous. I have read through this entire Bible and I am on my second time through it. Samson asked for one last triumph of strength and fulfilled Gods plan for his life.
I am thoroughly enjoying the insights into ancient culture, geography and history. The Resource Guide will let you know when information in this title is relevant to anything in the main window. Only the originals are inspired. The little historical previews here in this study Bible are a great introduction to the world of historical Biblical reality. The pictures are fun as well, what did a roman centurion's helmet look like? Anyways I originally rated this 5 stars but reading parts again I'll have to lower my score.