The NIV Archaeological Study Bible is the kind of study bible
that allows you to dig into archaeological facts, cultures and places where events took place as well as what times were like in the old testament and new testament biblical times.
For an individual such as myself, it definitley enhances my study time greatly, and as terrific as this bible is, the only downside is it's really a thick and heavy bible. If anyone should order this particular bible, I would not suggest that you carry it around to bible studies or to Sunday services,
because this bible is without question weighty. I keep mine here at home and study from it here, while I use a different bible to carry with me to church. This is the black genuine leather version that I have here, and it really is worth it's weight in gold if you like a really GOOD study bible!
I bought the leather bound. It is really a beautiful bible. It has informative articles, detailed coloured photo graghs throughout with archaeological & cultural facts, enhancing the whole bible experience. It is a great reference bible. I got the large print, but it really is not large at all: disappointing.