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Context Changes Everything
You’ve heard many Bible stories hundreds of times, but how many behind-the-scenes details are you missing? Sometimes a little context is all you need to discover the rich meaning behind the stories of Scripture.
That’s what the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible provides. Every page is packed with expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of Bible times. These fascinating explanations will serve to clarify your study of the Scriptures, reinforcing your confidence and bringing difficult passages of Scripture into sharp focus.
Discover new dimensions of insight to even the most familiar Bible passages as you take a behind-the-scenes tour into the ancient world.
The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from us by thousands of years and thousands of miles. The Scriptures include subtle culturally based nuances, undertones, and references to ancient events, literature and customs that were intuitively understood by those who first heard the Scriptures read. For us to hear the Scriptures as they did, we need a window into their world.
The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Bible, with notes from Dr. John H. Walton (Wheaton College) in the Old Testament and Dr. Craig S. Keener (Asbury Theological Seminary) in the New Testament, brings to life the ancient world of Scripture for modern readers.
- The full text of the NIV
- Targeted book introductions explaining the context in which each book of the Bible was written
- Insightful and informative verse-by-verse study notes revealing new dimensions of insight to even the most familiar passages
- Key Old Testament (Hebrew) and New Testament terms explained and expanded upon in two helpful reference features
- Over 300 in-depth articles on key contextual topics
- 375 full-color photos, illustrations, and images from around the world
- Dozens of charts, maps, and diagrams in vivid color
- Words of Jesus in red
- Additional study Bible tools: cross references, a concordance, indexes and other helps
- Presentation page
- 8.5-point text size
- 9.50" x 6.75" x 2.00"
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 9.50 X 6.50 X 1.25 (inches)
References: Cross References
|Text Color: Red Letter|
Text Size: 8 Point
Note Size: 7 Point
Ribbon Marker: No
Page Gilding: None
Page Edges: White
NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Bonded Leather, Black IndexedCraig Keener, John WaltonZondervan / 2016 / Bonded Leather$51.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 15 Reviews Video
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NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Bonded Leather, BlackCraig Keener, John WaltonZondervan / 2016 / Bonded Leather$45.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 15 Reviews Video
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NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Imitation Leather, Brown/TanCraig Keener, John WaltonZondervan / 2016 / Imitation Leather$46.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 15 Reviews Video
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NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Imitation Leather, Sage/Leaves IndexedCraig Keener, John WaltonZondervan / 2016 / Imitation Leather$51.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 15 Reviews Video
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Craig S. Keener is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary and holds a doctoral degree in New Testament Studies and the Origins of Christianity from Duke University. He is the author of several commentaries on books of the New Testament.
John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context; Covenant: Gods Purpose, Gods Plan; The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament; and A Survey of the Old Testament.
Friarchuck5 Stars Out Of 5HistoricalMay 24, 2017FriarchuckQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is one of the better study bibles on the market in my opinion. If you are looking to go deeper into historical context this is an excellent study bible. It will help you understand the bible in its original context.
Gary5 Stars Out Of 5NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, HardcoverMay 16, 2017GaryQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I just received my copy today, so this is not a comment on the content of the notes. Rather it is a response to many complaints about the size of the fonts on the notes and them being very hard to read because of the coloring. Amazon particularly had quite a few bad reviews over this issue. I was hesitant to order and was going to wait till the large print version would be published. I am 74 years old and have needed reading glasses for over 30 years now. When I opened my copy to see how hard it was going to be to read the notes, I was very pleased to see that I had no trouble whatsoever. I always read with strong lighting and I find the notes very easy to read: NO PROBLEMS! As far as content, I'm sure I will be pleased overall, as any background info helps us understand God's word and apply it better to our lives today. I've seen a few reviews nit-picking over a particular note, here and there. You can always find a few things in any study Bible, commentary, sermon, etc. over which you can disagree, But if most of the content is great, how about a little Grace shown to the writers where you may not agree with them.
A very happy buyer!!!
calorie135 Stars Out Of 5BibleApril 18, 2017calorie13Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5REALLY GREAT BIBLE FOR RESEARCH ON SCRIPTURES, A MUST FOR BIBLE STUDY!!!!!
McDiva5 Stars Out Of 5AwesomenessApril 12, 2017McDivaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Could not have asked for a better learning tool. God's word and background information. What a complete learning experience
squeek5 Stars Out Of 5wonderfulApril 12, 2017squeekQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5this is an amazing resource! I already own the archeological study Bible and this is the perfect companion for it. It is so difficult for us to read God's word without a cultural bias and the study notes help me to see more of the actual culture of the Levant in Biblical times. I learn something new every day that brings God's words alive for me!