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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 NKJV 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.
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 NKJV Cultural Backgrounds Study 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.
Number of Pages: 2752
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 9.50 X 6.50 X 2.25 (inches)
References: Cross References
Text Color: Red Letter
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CONTEXT CHANGES EVERYTHING
Youve 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.
Thats what the NKJV 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 NKJV Cultural Backgrounds Study 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 NKJV
- Targeted book introductions explain the context in which each book of the Bible was written
- Insightful and informative verse-by-verse study notes reveal new dimensions of insight to even the most familiar passages
- Key Old Testament (Hebrew) and New Testament terms are 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
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.
Evelyn5 Stars Out Of 5nkjv cultural backgrounds study bibleNovember 28, 2017EvelynQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Love the background history. Easy to read.
AJR5 Stars Out Of 5Historical Assistance For Biblical StudyOctober 19, 2017AJRQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I've always been interested in understanding the social and cultural factors imforming the attitudes of those who listened to the prophets, to Jesus and the apostles. Now I have a reference that helps with my studies.
Alyce30909Age: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Nice addition to my librarySeptember 9, 2017Alyce30909Age: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Very nice Bible, but pages are real thin. Book is much thicker than expected. 2 1/2" thick. Wish the leather
like cover editions were cheaper. I really did not want a hardcover, but I refuse to pay the price of the other one. Overall I am happy with the Bible contents. Wonderful additional information and color pictures. I suggest making Bible a bit larger to cut back on the thickness. Add more pictures if possible too. The size of the font is ok...since anyone needing large print will need reading glasses anyway.
joanna5 Stars Out Of 5excelent study bibleSeptember 3, 2017joannaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The NKJV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is an impressive book for people who are interested with the cultural background of the Bible. The page quality and feel is soft and not too thin. This is a heavy book. I would not want to carry this book around but it is perfect for a study. The cross references are helpful but could be more extensive. The study notes are unique in that they focus on the culture pertaining to the people, the land, the literature and political nature of the specific culture in the Bible. The NKJV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible has several indexes including a nice concordance, a useful index to maps, and an index of articles. The full color pictures and maps help connect to the archaeology of the time period. Each book has an introduction describing the uniqueness of each book like the authorship, date and purpose. There is a section between the Old and New Testaments entitled The Time Between The Testaments I recommend this Bible to anyone interested in biblical history and culture.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers 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 Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
TimIllinoisAge: 45-54Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5NKJV Cultural Backgrounds Study BibleAugust 8, 2017TimIllinoisAge: 45-54Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I previously reviewed the NIV version of this bible, and the NKJV is no different in the study notes or aids as far as I can tell. The only difference is the translation of the Bible itself. It is possible some of the translational notes will be effected by the translation itself, but overall the bible carries with it the same review characteristics as the NIV.
This bible is either going to be extremely beneficial to the reader, or a complete irritant. It really depends on the reader. I tend to fall into the former category and love this bible. So, why would I believe there would be this divide. Let me try to explain without offending.
I have known many people who read the bible and try to conform the text to the culture in which they themselves reside and understand. This is the group who will object to this bible. The simple reason is the entire premise of this bible is to reverse that thinking. The text is explained in cultural and thus historical context rather than the other way around.
A quick example would be found in Genesis. Objectors to this bible will not like the fact that the editors have included information which draws from other ancient cultures than the Hebrew people. The text of the Torah was not an isolated text. Other cultures had creation accounts, flood account, etc. These are introduced in the study notes, and as such draws the reader to see similarities and differences in the accounts. Those who wish to conform the bible to our cultural understanding will find these comparisons anywhere from irrelevant to offensive.
As for the physical characteristics of this bible, it includes the full NIV text, full color illustrations throughout the bible, and a number of study notes to expand upon the inset articles of the cultural significance of the eras. Full-color maps, book introductions, charts and graphs are all included throughout the volume.
If you are familiar with the Archaeological Study Bible which was released a few year ago, this bible is a companion edition. One discusses the physical findings of archaeologists and the other discusses the cultural information. The combination of these two volumes is essential to anyone who truly wants to understand the bible as it was originally shared with mankind.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers for review purposes in exchange for a fair and honest review of the material contained. A positive review was not required and all thoughts on the book are my own.