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

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

by Zondervan, Duane Garrett
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NIV, Archaeological Study Bible, eBook: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture by Zondervan

"Readers who desire a more intimate knowledge of the historical context of the Bible will appreciate the NIV Archaeological Study Bible. Full of informative articles and full-color photographs of places and objects from biblical times, this Bible examines the archaeological record surrounding God's Word and brings the biblical world to life. Readers' personal studies will be enriched as they become more informed about the empires, places, and peoples of the ancient world.
Features include:
• Four-color interior throughout
• Bottom-of-page study notes exploring passages that speak on archaeological and cultural facts
• Articles (520) covering five main categories: Archaeological Sites, Cultural and Historical Notes, Ancient Peoples and Lands, the Reliability of the Bible, and Ancient Texts and Artifacts
• Approximately 500 4-color photographs interspersed throughout
• Detailed book introductions that provide basic, at-a-glance information
• Detailed charts on pertinent topics
• In-text color maps that assist the reader in placing the action

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310870180
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 11/23/2010
Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 2336
Sales rank: 121,567
File size: 121 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Walter C. Kaiser Jr. (PhD, Brandeis University) is distinguished professor emeritus of Old Testament and president emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Dr. Kaiser has written over 40 books, including Toward an Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching; The Messiah in the Old Testament; and The Promise-Plan of God; and coauthored An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics: The Search for Meaning. Dr. Kaiser and his wife, Marge, currently reside at Kerith Farm in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin. Dr. Kaiser's website is Walter C. Kaiser, (hijo) (Ph.D., Brandeis University) es profesor distinguido de Antiguo Testamento en el Seminario Teologico de Gordon-Conwell.

Duane Garrett (Ph.D., Baylor Univerity) is John R. Sampey Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Archaeological Study Bible: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 238 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?"
RobbieLee More than 1 year ago
Unable to do lookups on particular Chapter and verse
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
difficult to navigate as an ebook
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This publication marks a significant contribution to the study of the Bible. It brings to the reader a wealth of excellent information and is particularly accessible to persons who are delving into the study of the Scriptures in a serious way. It is unfortunate that the editors chose to use the New International Version (NIV) - its obvious theological biases have been well documented and noted since its publication in June 1978. Any careful reading of the Translators' Preface to the NIV bears out their stated intention and approach. It is also important for any reader to be aware that the editorial perspective assumed in this Study Bible, is a thoroughly and conscientously conservative one. The specifically guarded assumptions on how one approaches the biblical text, for example, the overt scepticism toward the value of form critical analyses and methods, especially in the Hebrew Scriptures or, the First Testament, guide the work throughout. The approach taken toward an appreciation for the cultic settings in the Psalms and the important legacy of Gunkel, is particularly defensive and disappointing. There is an obvious concern on the part of the editors to appeal throughout the work, arguing that many of the archeological finds of the past century provide ample historical evidenc, which not only supports but reinforces one of conservative scholarship's historically fundamental propositional tenets: the reliability and historical accuracy of the Bible. Full page essays on 'The Reliability of the Bible' and recurrent themes are interspersed liberally throughout. It is important for any reader to be aware that there are, however, other faithful, diligent scholars, both Jewish and Christian, who would caution against making too much of any argument, drawn from the vast array of archaeological data available to contemporary biblical scholarship, as 'evidence' supporting - or NOT supporting - the historical reliability or critical claims to the infallibility and authority of the Bible. Many who have been and are serious students of the sacred texts, already appreciate and devotedly value the Bible as the impeccable and indispensable witness to God's (Yahweh) revelation and, while valuing the work of the archaeologist, recognize that the argument from 'the evidence' can and does indeed cut both ways. Having said that, the Archaeological Study Bible (which is a cooperative venture sponsored by Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA and Zondervan Publishing House) does represent the best in conservative biblical scholarship and will be a valuable resource to readers for years to come. As a graduate of GCTS '72. I commend the editorial staff on their work. And despite the fact that the seminary has made a distinct shift, and veered to the right over the past thirty-five years, I'll still give it 5 stars. It is a valuable tool for any serious student of the Bible.
Badger64 More than 1 year ago
The print version of this Bible is much prettier and has an easier to read page layout, without any doubt.The charts are more colourful than those in the nook book. But all the text of the hardback is in the nook book, so far as I can tell. I have been an avid Bible reader for over twenty years and I think have a pretty good layman's knowledge of Biblical scholarship issues. Nevertheless, the notes in this Bible (I've only read to the beginning of Exodus so far) have taught me a lot. The notes are never simplistic but are written in everyday English, not in scholarly jargon. Zondervan also publishes the excellent NIV Study Bible (available as a nook book, too) and you should check that out before you buy this. I don't think you'd need to buy both. Other ebook sellers also offer this Bible.
PaperDragon More than 1 year ago
This version is very good and not at all difficult to read. The cross referencing is by using a small cross, and additional study notes are accesses by tapping on the blue verse number if there is something available. There are archaeological notes and pictures through out the book sometimes in obtrusive places (could have been placed at the end of a chapter or in between sections). Even then, I think it still deserves 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Bible is a valuable addition to my resource materials in Biblical study, because it is packed not only with an abundance of archeological material and discoveries, and also with background information, drawings, and pictures which illuminate the reading and understanding of the text. However, for general usage, it is unfortunate that the version used for interpretation is the NIV rather than the NRSV. In every case where a question might be raised as to the veracity of the text, the authors consistently come down on the side of conservative analysis, allowing no margin for other possibilities which have been presented by credentialed scholars. In rejecting such alternate views, the authors resort to using words such as "misguided" and "simplistic" in their effort to steer the beliefs of their readers. That being said, however, this book still provides a wealth of exciting background information which enlightens and enhances a serious study of the Bible, and I can recommend it with enthusiasm.
Texas_ More than 1 year ago
I have owned other Zondervan materials (excellent bible-on-cd). I was looking for a good reference to assist me with materials when I teach my class at Church. It is only my opinion, but after reading some of the material in this book, I feel the authors have a "hidden" agenda with the material. It seems they go out of their way to present the Holy Word of God as "inclomplete", "with errors", and as they reference the book of Jonah "a work of fiction". On page 1912 of the book, the page begins with Galations 5, "Freedom in Christ", and then right beside these beautiful verses, the authors insert a "Magical Love Spell for a Woman to help her win the affection of another woman.." Whats up with this Mr. Zondervan?? Are they trying to make a politically correct bible? I will not keep this book, and will try to get my money back. I just hope this review will prevent someone else from making the same mistake I did.
TedMorgan More than 1 year ago
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.
AprilBowles More than 1 year ago
This study bible is like no other. It's like getting a sunday school lesson & sermon, in one reading session. It contains historical facts, that back up the facts that are already in the Bible. It contains several full color articles and maps, that make this study bible... a truly amazing read!
Commanderdaniel More than 1 year ago
I own or have in my possesion many bibles and enjoy reading and studying them. The NIV archelogical bible is one of my favorites....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love NIV and the maps, facts etc were an excellent supplement. I would recommend this bible!!
min1love More than 1 year ago
Love this bible. The history has helped a lot in my studies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love this bible. not only is it a great study bible, it provides great articles with historical background i would recommend it to anyone
gcfsa More than 1 year ago
i love this bible which has history and culture with great pictures. They done excellent job and take you back in time how people live and how the time has change so much. The bible has lot of evidence and proof. NIV restore God's Name(Yahweh). This bible also a great resouce. No other bibles have this kind. My collegians and I prove this bible for understanding the scriptures. I recommand for all relgion read this bible. Excellent job NIV!
Rocketeer More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding work. Over the years,I have continiously sought to correlate the formal biblical accounts with events, locations and persons with substantiated historical facts. This work does an outstanding job of that. Not only does it provide detailed information directly related to the bible, but also describes associated happenings and recovered artifacts supporting such data pertinent to associate and co-existant cultures. I employ this text to provide real time support to my bible study class every week.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Format of special text and charts does not work for nook.
vernon More than 1 year ago
the very best bible I have ever used.
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The archaeology information in this Bible make it easier to understand the locations, customs and people of the day. I enjoy adding that information to my study of each book. The only thing that I find disappointing is not being able to see the maps and timelines.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this, all excited about this new version after buying hard copy for my son. It's horrible! The margins are such that you can't see the book, chapter references on the top ( or bottom) of the page therefore you can't search by book and you can only guess if you're at the correct verse by knowing you're bible well or using another bible at your side for reference. I gave this one star because I couldn't give zero stars.
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