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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.
- 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"
|Title: NIV First-Century Study Bible|
By: Kent Dobson
Number of Pages: 2240
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 9.75 X 6.50 X 1.50 (inches)
Weight: 3 pounds 8 ounces
|Text Color: Black Letter|
Text Size: 8 Point
Note Size: 7 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: No
Page Gilding: None
Page Edges: White
Stock No: WW938903
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Understand Gods Word in its Original Cultural Context
Including fascinating articles from Pastor Kent Dobson, unpacking the culture of Bible times, illuminating Scripture passages, and asking thoughtful questions along the way, The NIV First-Century Study Bible is a wonderful way to explore Gods Word in its original Christian context and better understand the historical meaning of Scripture. This NIV study Bible introduces you to an ancient world vastly different from your own, but rich in valuable life lessons. It includes great tools to help answer your questions about life in Bible times and see how the ancient past holds applicable truths for life today.
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. 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.
- Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version
- Day in the Life articles, describing daily life in Bible times and Addressing the Text articles to help you dive deeper
- Word Studies expound upon original Hebrew words
- Study notes with writings from early church writers, rabbis, and extra-biblical sources
- Supplemental information on topics such as: 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
- Full-color photographs, maps, and diagrams
- Book introductions and outlines
- 9-point type size
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.