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Format: Imitation Leather
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 7.11 X 2.11 (inches)
ISBN: 1401676944
ISBN-13: 9781401676940
Text Color: Black Letter
Text Size: 9 Point
Note Size: 8 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: Yes
Spine: Sewn
Page Gilding: Silver

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Publisher's Description

The Bible that allows you to study Scripture in the order of events as they happened

The Chronological Study Bible presents the text of the New King James Version in chronological order - the order in which the events actually happened - with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times. It is the only NKJV study Bible arranged in chronological order.

Features include:

  • The entire NKJV text with translators’ notes, arranged in chronological order, provides absorbing and effective Bible study
  • Full-color illustrations of places, artifacts, and cultural phenomena give the reader a dramatic, "you are there" experience
  • Fascinating articles connect the Bible text to world history and culture
  • Daily Life Notes explain how people lived in Bible times
  • Time Panels and Charts show the flow of Bible history
  • In-text and full-page color maps of the biblical world assist study

Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles

Chronological Study Bibles sold to date: More than 400,000

The New King James Version® - More than 60 million copies sold

Product Reviews

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful Bible
    July 6, 2016
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    First off I have never seen or used a chronological Bible before. I was excited to see it was offered to review so I could learn more about it. And I have to say this Bible is beautiful! It is chockfull of colorful photos and pictures. The pages are designed to look old. This Bible is broken down into 9 Epochs (Epoch: a period of time in history or a persons life, typically one marked by notable events or particular characteristics.) Throughout the pages you will find commentary and these little sections that will give insight to Biblical history and culture. Fantastic for the person who loves to geek out on Bible stuff, which pretty much sums up me.

    It is of course a study Bible so its big. I know some people love big Bibles and some dont. I personally do and have no problem lugging one around to church services. But most people would use this only in study time or in daily reading. I would use it for all 3.

    In the back the glossary and concordance are huge! Probably the largest Ive seen in a study Bible. Very helpful for studying when you dont pull out all the big books out to look things up. Overall an amazing Bible and I am looking foreword to using it.

    I received this Bible for free for my honest review.
  2. Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Could have been better
    May 20, 2016
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 3
    This edition of the Chronological Study Bible NKJV is a nicely bound chronological Bible. It has a simple, studious looking 'Leathersoft' cover, brown in color with a big dark blue stripe across its center. This Bible is full of extra content, almost to the point of being distractingly cluttered. It has charts and 'timepanels', background notes, full color illustrations (some are very neat looking while others are not very decent), and maps throughout.

    I have some problems with it though, besides some indecent works of art, some of the notes and commentary seem rather eisegetical. For instance, some of the notes dealing with wives being submissive to their husbands make it more of a concession to the culture of the time rather than God ordained. They say things like, "Paul's command 'Wives, submit to your own husbands' (Eph. 5:22) is at least partly related to concern for Christian witness within the surrounding culture, and is quite mild in comparison to the rest of his culture. What is significant is that Paul modified the culture's values, calling on all believers to submitWives were to submit 'as to the Lord' (Eph. 522), and husbands were to love their wives 'as Christ also loved the church"(5:25) and, "the structure of these traditional codes was adopted in Christian letters,".

    But the reasons given in the New Testament for wives submitting to their husbands was because of the structure that God had set up, not one man had set up. It's not that the apostles were adopting and then modifying cultural authority structures in the family and that the headship of a husband over a wife and her submission to him were just necessary cultural evils, rather they were explaining how to correctly implement the authority structure set up by God (husbands loving their wives, wives submitting to their husbands and children obeying their parents. Ironically, the commentators in this Bible are imposing modern cultural family-structure (equality of husbands and wives = no submission required) views on the Scriptures.

    And of course, you can presume, based upon the hermeneutical method used in interpreting the above concepts in the Bible there are other things that are probably erroneously interpreted as well. One hint of it is in their use of dates, the numbers they use (like 26,000 years ago) hint at an 'old earth' or theistic evolutionist perspective.

    Oh, and I didn't like some of the chronological arrangement. For instance, they have some prophecies from Isaiah being read after the fall of Jerusalem. Part of their reasoning is that, "Other prophetic passages speak of times later than the traditional date of composition for the passage itself. For example, parts of the Book of Isaiah refer to events that took place centuries after the prophet Isaiah lived. Though Isaiah prophesied in Jerusalem during the 8th century B. C., the passage of Isa 44:28; 45:1 refers by name to Cyrus, a Persian king who lived in the 6th century . For this reason , some chapters form the Book of Isaiah appear in the time of Cyrus" Umm didn't God have the prophets prophecy LOTS of things that hadn't happened yet? It would hardly be unthinkable for God to have the prophets give out a particular name of someone in the future. Besides, right before God starts prophetically addressing Cyrus He states, "I am the Lord, the maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself, who foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners, who overthrows the learning of the wise and turns it into nonsense, who carries out the words of his servants and fulfills the predictions of his messengers."

    Overall, this Bible is very nice looking inside and out (excepting the indecent pictures), but several of the above mentioned aspects keep me from recommending this Bible highly, though there are several redeeming factors, like the timelines, charts, and even other study notes that aren't so biased. I had reviewed the NIV version of this Bible a while back but seem to have forgotten about several of the problems that I had with it.

    I am grateful to have received a free review copy of this book from the Book Look Blogger program(My review did not have to be favorable)

  3. Texas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    An Excellent Bible for reading and reference
    May 11, 2016
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Source: Free copy from Thomas Nelson in exchange for a review

    Rating: 5 stars for excellent!

    My Thoughts:

    This is the most beautiful Bible I've reviewed thus far in my 9 years of writing reviews!

    The first point I want to make is this is not the normal canonical Bible. I've read a few reviews from people who were surprised by the lay-out of the Bible books in this Chronological Study Bible. The definition of this type of Bible is in the title and should not be a surprise: Chronological Study Bible.

    A definition is given on page xiii, "The Chronological Study Bible makes the Bible's historical background more accessible by rearranging the Bible text according to nine epochs of time." In this section, an explanation of the Bible's compilation is given. The "historical text" of the whole Bible is the emphasis.

    "...whole books of the Bible are relocated according to the historical time period narrated in the books. This reordering disrupts the canonical order of the books, and though this might seem irreverent to some people, it actually continues an ancient practice. The order of books in the Septuagint (the Greek Old Testament) differs from that of the older Hebrew Bible, and some of the Septuagint reordering is reflected in our English Old Testaments."

    "Nine Epochs" divide this Bible:

    "Epoch 1": The time before the patriarchs and the beginning of civilization.

    "Epoch 2": The time of the patriarchs and Egypt.

    "Epoch 3": The Exodus from Egypt.

    "Epoch 4": The Israelite tribes and development of Canaan.

    "Epoch 5": The two divided kingdoms. The fallen kingdoms.

    "Epoch 6": "The Exile and Return." Books of wisdom.

    "Epoch 7": The Greek and Roman empires.

    "Epoch 8": Jesus Christ and the Gospels.

    "Epoch 9": "The Church Age." Revelation.

    An example of the lay-out or order of the "Church Age" is the book of Acts is already in chronological order, but the epistles are dispersed or interjected into the places where their time event happened. For example, after Acts 15, Galatians 1 begins, and after Galatians chapter 6, the books of James begins.

    In the Gospel books, the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are arranged similar to the Harmony of the Gospels; but the lead off is John chapter 1, followed by Luke, and Matthew and so forth. After Luke chapter 4, Mark begins.

    It is important to read the introduction sections of this Bible in order to fully understand the intentions and purpose.

    An important question to ask when looking for any type of Bible to purchase: how will I use this Bible?

    The Chronological Study Bible is an excellent tool for daily Bible reading. It is also excellent for reference.

    I do not believe this Bible would work for a Bible study, for example, Bible Study Fellowship.

    This is not a Bible for Bible journaling. The pages are thin. The pages do not have room for taking notes, unless small handwriting is used. Plus, most pages already have illustrations.

    Having stated the above pros and cons: I love this Bible! As my fellow blogger friend states sometimes (Becky @ Operation Actually Read Bible). I am just giddy about this Bible!

    I have already began using it for daily Bible reading. My starting point is "Epoch 9", "The Church Age."

    Are you reading your Bible?
  4. Fruitland, Idaho
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Male
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Review of the NKJV Chronological Study Bible.
    May 10, 2016
    Snyder's Soapbox
    Fruitland, Idaho
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Male
    Quality: 2
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 1
    It is a novel idea, but not very practical. It is also not a study Bible. It is more of a reference Bible with added notes. If you want to look up a verse you have to go to the verse index in the back, find the verse you are looking for, then go to the page indicated by the index. I know that if you have purchased this Bible it is probably for the chronological arrangement, but the trouble of finding your way in this is not worth the trouble in my opinion. There is a good reason for having the Bible arranged in books instead of epochs. They could have scrapped the book, chapter, and verse, format altogether and went solely with the epoch arrangement. This would have required the user to learn the location of verses within their historical location, but would have negated the need for an awkward index system utilized by this hybrid arrangement. Of course they wouldnt be able to reach as many customers that way. The best option, in my opinion is to stick with the book, chapter, and verse arrangement, and use book introductions with the appropriate notes. The typical commentary notes youd expect from a study Bible are missing. Instead there are features, or small articles interspersed throughout the Bible. Many of these are not Reformed, or complementarian friendly. They also seem to employ a cultural hermeneutic to many scripture passages instead of the proper hermeneutic for the particular passage. It is obvious that this Bibles articles are focused on appealing to the modern cultural sensitivities in hopes of selling more Bibles. If you are a Methodist, Nazarene, Arminian Baptist, or any other non-Calvinistic confessor you will like the notes.

    The heading for Romans 8 says that it is about the rejection of the gospel by Israel. From that heading it is meant that Romans 8 is about a national election not an individual one. Which is quite odd considering how most of the converts of the early Church were Israelites. The gospel came to them first and then the gentiles. In Ephesians 5 there is an article imposing a cultural hermeneutic on the passage instead of making it prescriptive it is implied that this was just for that culture. The same thing is done with 1 Timothy 2.

    The construction of this Bible is good. It has a sewn binding. The cover is not leather. It is a synthetic cover. The inside liner is paper. There is one ribbon marker. If this were just a NKJV Bible I would recommend it, but due to the bias in the articles, and notes I cannot. I would definitely not purchase this Bible unless I was not a Calvinist. I found it insulting to be honest.
  5. Western Ky
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Chronological Bible Study
    May 10, 2016
    Western Ky
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Wow, what a wonderful study bible.

    I had never seen a bible arranged chronological so for me this was a fascinating find.

    The cover is both soft, pliable and beautiful.

    It's written in easy to understand language.

    I opened the bible and began reading through the New Testament. I was amazed at the amount of information it contained. It is listed as Epoch Eight which is The Coming of the Messiah. It lists the dates as being 37 B.C.-A.D. 30, gives the archeology of the past, peoples and groups, the biblical literature and introductions to Jesus Christ. As it begins there is section listed as Transition which gives a prehistory of Jesus, also included is a time capsule which bears witness to a time frame. Also given are time charts and panels which give the reader a visual as to exactly what was taking place. Beautiful in-text maps which shows Jesus' travels. For me each of these inclusions helped to put everything I was reading in better perspective. At the end of the book/bible there's a section that includes cultural and historical topics which answered questions and brought topics to light I had never considered. Of course there's a glossary and concordance, plus index of scripture passages. At the very back included is either a one or two year daily reading plan,

    For me this is a wonderful addition to my Bible study program. It will enhance my understanding of events and God's message. It would be difficult to use this in church, but in my opinion could be used if necessary. I find myself picking this Bible up after church to for a further understanding of the message.

    This is a Bible I would recommend to everyone. It will help in understanding exactly how everything unfolded in not only the prophesy but also the coming of Jesus, his ministry, his death and resurrection.

    **I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.
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