This publication of the Bible is awesome! I purchased it following my tradition of reading through the Bible nearly every year and rewarding myself with a new publication to expand my insights and to keep my eyes entertained by something visually new. I seek factual study helps and an attractive presentation. I avoid bias or opinionated study guides relating to the scripture, itself, seeking rather, to develop my own convictions and opinions, leaving more room for the Holy Spirit to guide my study.
The Archaeological Study Bible by Zondervan has made it very difficult with me to continue my tradition of getting a new Bible for each read-through. I am on my third read-through and I cannot find another publication that appeals to me enough to purchase it and read it instead of reading the Archaeological Study Bible again.
This is by far my favourite Bible. Not only is it beautiful, but it has so much information that helps me understand how and why certain things happened in the Bible. It helps you to understand where certain events unfolded as well, in today's time. I bought this one as a Christmas gift for my dad and I bought an extra one for myself. I've never seen my dad so excited to show off his gift before! We are both very pleased with the Archeological Study Bible.