Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NIV First-Century Study Bible

I have enjoyed getting free Bibles and looking at all the "new" additions for helping with study. With this edition, Pastor Kent Dobson has added information about the First Century and its context with Scipture.

This is the new New International Version of the Bible so it might read slightly different than a typical NIV in some passages. (ie: mankind instead of man in Genesis 1)

The Bible is chock full of bonus material: you will find around 76 maps spread out, 36 charts, 8 models of buildings, articles that dive into the text, articles about the "day in the life" of a first century Jew, small boxed word studies and of course the page notes and book introductions found in most study Bibles.

Everything included in this book deals with a First Century context. This seems to be the hot button in biblical studies - everyone wants to know what was is like, how did Jesus and his disciples read the  Bible.

You'll get the middle-of-the-page cross references as well as the back of the Bible study helps which include: weights and measures, endnotes, topical index, glossary, concordance, index to maps, and more maps.

This is an excellent addition to my Bible library. It helps with my own personal study as well as preparation.

This book was provided, at no cost, by Zondervan Publishing.

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