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The CEB Study Bible combines the reliability and readability one expects of the Common English Bible translation with notes and other resources to help you grow in your understanding of and engagement with the Bible. Each biblical book has an introduction that provides an overview of the book and other details like authorship and theme. Extensive study notes throughout the Bible provide information for the reader to understand the text within the larger historical and literary framework of the Bible and give important parallel and background verses.
Unique to The CEB Study Bible are 210 sidebar articles for topics that require more discussion than the format of a study note allows. Concordance; 21 full-color maps from National Geographic; five in-depth articles from contributing scholars; and other additional in-text maps, charts, and pictures are included.
- Full-color throughout
- 21 full-color maps from National Geographic, with index
- In-text images, maps, and charts
- Single-column Bible text
- Double-column study notes
- Cross references and footnotes
- Roughly 210 sidebar articles on unique topics
- Five in-depth articles from leading biblical scholars
- 9-point Bible text size, 8-point notes text size
- Beautiful packaging for gift-giving
- Approx 9.50" x 6.50"
Number of Pages: 2048
Vendor: Common English Bible
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 9.50 X 6.50 X 2.00 (inches)
References: Cross References
Text Layout: Single Column
|Text Color: Black Letter|
Text Size: 9 Point
Note Size: 8 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: No
Page Gilding: None
Page Edges: White
CEB Step Stone Bible: People, Places & Things Along the WayCommon English Bible / 2013 / Hardcover$24.99 Retail:
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The CEB Study Bible gives you the tools, illustrations, and explanations necessary for making informed decisions about the meaning of the Bible. The notes in this study Bible don't tell you what to believe. Instead, they give you the context for what the books of the Bible meant to their earliest readers and what the Bible means right now.The CEB Study Bible is for encouragement and challenge, for guidance and reflection, for study and prayer:
- The reliable, readable, and relevant Common English Bible translation in a single-column setting
- Detailed book introductions, outlines, and notes from the finest biblical studies professors
- Full-color throughout, including more than 200 illustrations, photographs, maps, and charts
- Hundreds of thousands of cross references
- More than 300 indexed sidebar and general articles
- 21 full-color maps designed by National Geographic and fully indexed
Shorebreak Dave4 Stars Out Of 5Worth considering a better-printed versionSeptember 13, 2016Shorebreak DaveQuality: 3Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This study Bible has readable, accessible commentary. Printing the Biblical text in single column rather than the typical double column helps readability. The only other study Bible I can think of that does likewise is Oxford University Press's "The Jewish Study Bible," which has somewhat larger type and seemingly higher quality printing.
In the Gospels and Paul's letters, the commentary has been kept in check, so that the Biblical text usually takes up at least a bit more space than the comments. The commentary is admirably free of light on scholarly technical terms. Apart, perhaps, from very conservative Protestants, it's a usable, even chatty, Bible for regular use.
I'd like to see a slightly better printed version. Maybe large print?
Roberts/w WashingtonAge: Over 65Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5High quality, easy to understand study Bible.August 26, 2015Roberts/w WashingtonAge: Over 65Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have both a large print hard bound, and now this imitation leather copy of the CEB study Bible. They are both very well made, easy to read and understand copies of GODS' Word. I have enjoyed the way they use todays language, making scripture easier to understand.
I do recommend having one of these in your Bible library.
May God bless you with understanding in your study of His Wonderful WORD.
Roberts/w WashingtonAge: Over 65Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5Very nice, well bound, easy to read, study Bible.June 9, 2015Roberts/w WashingtonAge: Over 65Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I just received this Bible today, and am impressed with the clear print, bright paper, easy to understand text, and notes. This Bible would be a good addition to your library. It is very large and heavy, but wth all the notes, and helps, that is to be expected. The print is large, and easy on the eyes.
May our wonderful LORD bless you with understanding in your study of His Word.
GeorgeSan Antonio TXAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Good Bible but...May 10, 2015GeorgeSan Antonio TXAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3I really enjoy this translation and the study notes but the print is still small to me. If this is large print I wonder how they define small print. I unfortunately can not recommend it to many of my friends who would need larger print to enjoy the full depth of this otherwise wonderful bible.
Gods Son by GraceFederal Way, WAAge: 55-65Gender: male1 Stars Out Of 5Misleading, but usefulApril 3, 2014Gods Son by GraceFederal Way, WAAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 2Value: 2Meets Expectations: 1As to the book itself, quality is good...single column text is very nice...overall appearance is fine.
Unfortunately though, I cannot give this study bible my endorsement.
When we read the notes at Mark 15:38, that the rending of the curtain from top to bottom signifies that "God is loose in the World," we're reading comments that clearly miss the point of God's revelation. First, what does "God is loose in the world" mean? He's always been "loose in the world." He's omnipresent. The curtain was a symbol of our separation from Him, only allowing the High Priest to approach. The real purpose of His rending it, of course, was to show the Law had come to completion by the atoning work of Christ ("It is finished") and to demonstrate that the way was now open to ALL, to enter the Holiest of Holies. (In Him, we are all priests and kings.)
When we read comments in John that the baptism of Jesus "bridges the gap between earth and heaven", we're again reading what misses the mark. Messiah Himself said it's purpose was "to fulfill all righteousness", which was essential to His fulfillment of the Covenant of Works, perfectly obedient to all God's will, as well as prepare Himself as the Atoning Sacrifice satisfying the requirements of the Covenant of Grace.
When we read in the Corinthian letters watered down study notes intimating that Paul's interpretation of God's revelation regarding the homosexual issue may be because he was Hebrew and so "influenced by the FORMER scriptures" with reference to Leviticus, we're reading subtle hints both that apparently God may have "changed His mind" regarding His stand toward the issue (though we know that He is the same yesterday, today and forever), and that the "former" scriptures may no longer bear on the present. That is, revelation changes with time. (Or possibly with societal change.)
The more I reviewed the study notes in this bible, the more I saw a great deal of work poured into subtle uses of the English language in presenting the material, intended to speak "toward" the Truth, but fall just short of the mark, leaving more questions than answers, and a wide range of liberality able to be read into the text.
However, beloved... God is sovereign over ALL events and circumstances, and this study bible is no different. "All things work together for good to those who love God..." &c.
The great value of this Study bible is to bring it along other study bibles available... (almost any other one)... to see just how hard we can work, and still manage to leave the veil over people's eyes, and Truth unrevealed.
I strongly recommend every follower of Jesus Christ to at least review this bible so they know what it is and are prepared. Our God will be creating opportunities for us as a result of its release.
As to young seekers after the truth...I can only recommend this bible after you are well grounded from other sources...or that if you buy this one, be sure you have 3-4 others at hand to help straighten things out.
God's kingdom come, beloved.
His grace and peace be with you as you do the works He planned for you before the foundation of the world.
Q: Will the CEB Study Bible be released in a version including the Apocrypha? The CEB was promised as a Common English Bible, yet 90% of the versions released have removed the Apocrypha / Deuterocanonical books. So, this is hardly a COMMON English Bible for those of us who are Anglican, as well as Catholic, Orthodox, and some Lutheran and Methodist Christians. I would especially expect to see a study version kept intact for those of us who have an interest beyond the very protestant face of this translation.
Yes, the "CEB Study Bible with Apocrypha" in a hardcover version has a planned release date of October 2013. It can be pre-ordered from CBD using stock number WW260292.