I use this Bible daily along with other translations and it always provides a clear description of the word. The punctuation also helps. Overall, very pleased. CBD is awesome! I will continue doing business with you! God bless.
Just received my copy of the 4th edition. Went to the passages (most of them in Rom) to see any updates. I've had the third edition several years now, the best out there keeps getting better. Praise be to God and her Messiah the Lord (King of the Universe) Jesus Christ, for the best study bible out there, this is it!
This has become my main Bible since I acquired it. I purchased it because of the inclusion of apocryphal writings from not only the Roman Catholic canon, but also the Orthodox canons, and because it features introductions and commentaries on those works. The conservative Christian may find that the commentaries and introductions to the books of the protestant canon are excessively critical, and I would perhaps agree. What this Bible edition represents though, is the position of the majority of critical scholars on the biblical text. For the believer who does not have a solid academic grounding, and some familiarity with the scholars who have a higher, more orthodox view of scripture, this product could cause some discomfort. Basically, I would highly recommend this for someone seeking brief academic introductions to the biblical texts from a very modern, critical, scholarly perspective. Do not expect the notes to be spiritually edifying, to support Christian doctrine, or anything of the like, but expect them to be technical and academic.
A few thoughts on the physical quality of the product: The paper is excellent quality, much better even than on Bibles which are more expensive. The type is incredibly easy to read, and there's very little transparency to the pages; they are actually probably the least transparent pages of any Bible I have seen. The leather and binding all seem solid and durable, and the leather is comfortable to hold. I personally find the thumb indexing to be more of a hindrance than a help, but many would disagree. I hope these comments help any prospective buyers in the future. This Bible is a great resource, for a very particular audience.