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Archaeological Study Bible: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Magnificent!

This book is a must have for anyone who wants a full understanding of what they read. I was wonderfully amazed at the volume of information in this bible. Nearly every verse has footnotes at to the relevence of symbols used in the text, explanations as to the meaning of...
This book is a must have for anyone who wants a full understanding of what they read. I was wonderfully amazed at the volume of information in this bible. Nearly every verse has footnotes at to the relevence of symbols used in the text, explanations as to the meaning of words and titles, references to other scripture when stories overlap, and so much more. It is quickly becoming an indespensible companion in my desire to better understand scripture.

posted by Anonymous on April 4, 2006

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26 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

Tough Sledding...

The ebook version of this great bible isn't very user friendly. In the regular version, the commentary and notes are written at the bottom of the page or in sidebars or on separate pages. In the ebook version, this is scrambled and hard to follow. You may read two li...
The ebook version of this great bible isn't very user friendly. In the regular version, the commentary and notes are written at the bottom of the page or in sidebars or on separate pages. In the ebook version, this is scrambled and hard to follow. You may read two lines of the bible, followed by three lines of commentary, followed by one line of the historical note or cross-reference. No where on the page is there a single, intact sentence to read. Scrolling through the document is even worse. The next three pages may opt to complete the historical notes. Commentary may follow. Then, several pages later, you pick up the actual bible again--wondering "what did I just read?"

posted by 5100355 on November 27, 2010

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  • Posted July 26, 2009

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    One of Best of NIV Study Bibles

    Zondervan publishes a large number of study Bibles. Frankly, I am looking for an edition that is not a study Bible because I do not automatically want to use the points-of-view used in these commentaries.

    Of the NIV Study Bibles I have reviewed, this one is one of two I most like. The editors are highly regarded evangelical scholars and educators. The essays and annotations are-well, conservative. In other words, the commentary overlooks some current debates about the archeology related to biblical texts.

    The translation is the New International Version, which seems the one used by most people I encounter in small church study and prayer groups. Biblical scholars from important evangelical denominations and institutions made the translation. For that reason, it is a Protestant translation without Apocrypha or extracanonical books.

    Some critics complain that the translation is too overtly evangelical. I think that is probably a fair evaluation and not necessarily a problem for many readers, including me, for some readings when I am working to understand evangelical friends. This is a good bridge commentary to facilitate small groups discussions or Sunday classes. The translation is clear. The translation of the Old Testament is particularly good.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2011

    GOD'S WORD

    I own or have in my possesion many bibles and enjoy reading and studying them. The NIV archelogical bible is one of my favorites....

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    Love this bible. The history has helped a lot in my studies.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2011

    Great hardcover.

    Can't rate or comment unable to down load ebook

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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