The Essential Study Bible

The Essential Study Bible

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by American Bible Society
     
 

You've read the Bible, but do you really understand it?

You want to know more, but are you intimidated by the hundreds of study Bibles on the shelf?

What are the key concepts and ideas you need to experience the Bible fully?

Where would you even start looking?

Featuring the full text of the Contemporary English Version of the

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Overview

You've read the Bible, but do you really understand it?

You want to know more, but are you intimidated by the hundreds of study Bibles on the shelf?

What are the key concepts and ideas you need to experience the Bible fully?

Where would you even start looking?

Featuring the full text of the Contemporary English Version of the Bible-the most reliable, readable, and relevant translation on the market today-The Essential Study Bible includes:

- sixteen color maps
- color charts and time lines
- special overviews, outlines, and introductions
- two easy-to-understand categories of notes that explain the key geographical, historical, and cultural references and the most important theological concepts in the Bible
- Web references for further research-not available in any other study Bible
- pull-out quotes for memorization

Provided and edited by the American Bible Society-the marquee name in Bible scholarship in America-the supplementary information is organized in a clear, user-friendly fashion. No other study Bible on the market is as chock-full of information and, at the same time, as easy to understand.

Accessible, informative, but not overwhelming, The Essential Study Bible will allow you, for the first time, to fully experience the Bible.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399153884
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1760
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 9.22(h) x 2.20(d)
Age Range:
18 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

The AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY is an interdenominational, donor- supported, nonprofit ministry whose mission is to make accurate and affordable translations of the Bible available to everyone. Founded in New York City in 1816, ABS is dedicated to the purpose of presenting the Bible in compelling ways, enabling readers to experience life in its fullness through faith in Jesus Christ. ABS has a number of "firsts" in its record books: the first Bibles in hotels, the first pocket Bibles for soldiers (during the Civil war), and the first Bibles provided for the U.S. Military in 1817. The Society extends its outreach internationally through the United Bible Societies (UBS), a fellowship of 126 international Bible societies, and was instrumental in founding this global fellowship in the interest of greater ministry impact and efficiency. In 1999 alone, more than 63 million copies of the Society's publications were distributed throughout the United States and the world.

The CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH VERSION was published by the American Bible Society in response to an urgent need for a translation that would reach those many millions who are not reading the Bible. The goal was a Bible that is a serious translation-not a paraphrase-that combines historical and scholarly accuracy with contemporary language that everyone can understand. The result is a Bible that resonates with all people, wherever they may be in their spiritual journey. At last, a Bible that is easy to read, yet allows for a deeper connection to the very God who created us. Never before has there been a Bible that speaks so clearly to the heart and the mind of every reader.

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