An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture, The NIV Archaeological Study Bible sheds new light on the Bible. From the beginnings of Genesis to the end of Revelation, this new study Bible is filled with informative articles and full-color photographs of places and objects that will open your eyes to the historical context of the stories you read and the people you meet in Scripture. From kings and empires to weapons of war to clay pots used for carrying water, the archaeological record surrounding God's Word will help contextualize and inform your personal study.
- 4-color interior throughout
- Bottom of page study notes highlight and add further explanation to passages that speak on archaeological or cultural facts included in the Scripture
- Articles (520) covering one of the following five categories:
- Archaeological Sites (Hazor, Ugarit, Arad, Ephesus)
- Cultural and Historical Notes (ancient seals and scarabs, perfume and anointing, the missionary journeys of Paul)
- Ancient Peoples and Lands (the Persian empire, the history of Egypt)
- The Reliability of the Bible (the question of the Psalm superscripts, the reliability of Judges, the ending of Mark)
- Ancient Texts and Artifacts (the Mesha Stone, the Prayer of Confession)
- 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
- 7-point text
- Single-column format
- Side-column references
- Section headings
- Book introductions
- Mahogany/Caramel Italian DuoTone ™
"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 Gods 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 "
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