I love the historical information provided in this bible between the Old and New Testaments. When I found out the Old Testament spanned a period of 4,000 years and the New Testament only 100 years I was very surprised. These little tidbits of information give the reader a better understanding of the time and how all prophecies and fulfillment of them play out. Also helpful is the description at the beginning of each book providing the author, date written, time period, what was happening during that dispensation and all the additional information given you have a better understanding of Jesus Christ's ministry, that of his disciples and how Christianity itself came to fruition. It is no wonder that the Bible is the greatest book ever written.
Enjoyed using this bible in the 1990s and wore out my first copy. I was disapointed when it was discontinued. Surprised and pleased when I discovered it was back in print. It is a excellent tool for finding and cross referencing scriptures. I love how it defines key words in a scripture passage.
This was a wonderful anniversary gift for a lady whose Bible was falling apart. She was just overwhelmed by all the helps it contained. My wife had the same Bible, so this is what she recommended for this lady. Thanks to the Thomas Nelson company for the product and to you for the quick shipping (ahead of expectation) and for the great price.