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Experience the Bible through the eyes of a first-century disciple by exploring the cultural, religious, and historical background of the Bible. This Bible allows you to understand God’s Word in its original cultural context, bringing Scripture to life by providing fresh understanding to familiar passages, beloved stories and all the Scripture in between. The NIV Cultural Background Study Bible invites you into the questions, stories, and interpretations—both ancient and modern—which introduce you to a world vastly different from your own. Let us read with an eye on the past and with our feet planted in our present questions and circumstances.

Features

  • The complete Bible, in the clear, accessible NIV translation
  • Word studies illuminating Hebrew and Greek words and explore their meanings
  • Study notes expounding on the Scripture and incorporating writings from early church writers, rabbis, and other extra-biblical sources. These notes offer up commentary and ask thought-provoking questions about the text and the Bible times
  • Extensive Book introductions and outlines for each book of the Bible
  • “Addressing the Text Articles” delving deeper into passage of Scripture
  • “Day in the Life Articles” illustrating the daily life for people in Bible times
  • Concordance and other study helps
  • 14 full-color maps with index
  • Presentation page
  • 8-point text size
  • 9.50" x 6.75" x 2.00"

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 2240
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 9.75 X 6.50 X 1.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0310938902
ISBN-13: 9780310938903
Text Color: Black Letter
Text Size: 8 Point
Note Size: 7 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: No
Spine: Sewn
Page Gilding: None
Page Edges: White

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Publisher's Description

"The NIV First-Century Study Bible was created to help you understand God’s Word in its original cultural context. It introduces you to an ancient world vastly different from your own, but rich in valuable life lessons. This Bible is designed with great tools to help answer your questions about life in Bible times. As you dive in, you’ll see how the ancient past holds applicable truths for life today.

The NIV First-Century Study Bible includes fascinating articles from Pastor Kent Dobson, unpacking the culture of Bible times, illuminating Scripture passages, and asking thoughtful questions along the way. Kent is the teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan, where he initially served as the worship director. He has been featured on Biblical programs for the History Channel and the Discovery Channel. Kent fell in love with Biblical studies in Israel and had the privilege of learning from both Jewish and Christian scholars. After his time in Israel, he returned to the States to teach high school religion and Bible before responding to God's call to the pastorate. Today, he keeps his connection to the Holy Land strong, leading tours to Israel that combine study and prayer, inspired by the ancient discipline of spiritual pilgrimage.

This edition includes unique features to help shed light on the historical context of the Scriptures:

Complete NIV Bible text • Day In the Life Articles, describing daily life in Bible times • Word Studies expound upon original Hebrew words • "Addressing the Text" articles help you dive deeper • Study notes include writings from early church writers, rabbis, and extra-biblical sources • Full Color photographs, maps, and diagrams • Book introductions and outlines. The First Century Study Bible helps you explore Scripture in its Jewish and Early Christian context. Order yours today.

This Bible offers supplemental information on the following topics: Abomination that Causes Desolation, Antiochus IV Epiphanies, Conversion, Covenant, Dead Sea Scrolls, Essenes, Desert Law, Diviners in the Ancient World, Intertestamental Times, The Ethics of War, The Shema, Life in the Diaspora, The Greek Lions, The Biblical View on Slavery, Did Moses write the Torah, The Spirit of YHWH, Zealots, Wine Making"

Author Bio

Kent Dobson is the teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan, where he initially served as the worship director. He has been featured on Biblical programs for the History Channel and the Discovery Channel.

After completing his undergraduate degree, Kent lived and studied in Israel where he earned a Masters Degree in History and Geography of the First Temple Period from Jerusalem University College. He also studied Comparative Religion at the Rothburg International School of the Hebrew University.

Kent fell in love with Biblical studies in Israel and had the privilege of learning from both Jewish and Christian scholars. After his time in Israel, he returned to the States to teach high school religion and Bible before responding to God's call to the pastorate. Today, he keeps his connection to the Holy Land strong as he leads tours to Israel that combine study and prayer, inspired by the ancient discipline of spiritual pilgrimage.

Kent lives is Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife and three children.

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    I find the introductions very valuable, especially when I am preparing a sermon,

    There are many things to share with the congregation not found in other publications of this nature.
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