of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
val5 Stars Out Of 5Reese Chronological Study BibleDecember 19, 2019valExcellent way to read the Bible. Makes it comes alive and brings geneologies and historical details come into focus. Bought some for all my family.
RSCK5 Stars Out Of 5ImpressedDecember 7, 2019RSCKQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I was concerned at first buying a hard covered Bible. This book is put together amazingly well.
This Bible is great for spiritual growth as well as sermon preparation.
I enjoy how in the back is available to look up the exact passage you are looking for. Reading in the chronological order brings better understanding to the scriptures.
The Old RangerAge: Over 65Gender: Male4 Stars Out Of 5I'm still evaluatingAugust 14, 2019The Old RangerAge: Over 65Gender: MaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I've only had this for a short while, but so far, it's very good and matches some of the research I've done over the past couple of
years. If I find it matches all my other sources, I'll update this later....to a 5
Delta DawnNew York, NYAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent study bibleJuly 10, 2019Delta DawnNew York, NYAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is my second favorite bible. It's loaded with so much information. I really like reading the bible in chronological order. Buy this bible and be blessed. Dr. Reese study notes are really enlightening.
Jamie MGender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5An Essential Bible Study Resource!January 30, 2019Jamie MGender: MaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This Bible is a real treasure. Originally published in 1977, the 2016 edition features a brand new look and two-color interior. It also provides an updated chronology that strongly aligns with the dating system found in "The Chronology of the Old Testament" by Dr. Floyd Nolen Jones (Stock No. WW51416X). Dr. Reese writes, "After consulting numerous works on Bible history and chronology, and careful analysis of every time frame in the Bible, placement decisions - some necessarily arbitrary - were made in the best judgment of the editor" (p.xiii). In his introduction, Dr. Reese makes honorable mention of 14 other experts who have endeavored to arrange the Bible chronologically, and notes that no two Bible scholars are likely to arrange the Bible in the exact same order. He also adds the caveat that the dates and titles offered in his work are only aids to help better understand the Bible, and that only the Scriptures themselves are inspired.
Features of this unique study Bible include:
1) A table of contents that presents the Bible in outline form. The entire Bible is dated and divided into 18 eras.
2) Non-consecutive ordering of verses. For example: under "c. Garden of Eden" Genesis 2:8-17 is followed by vv.19-20. Then, under "d. Creation of Woman" the reader is taken back to v.18, which is then followed by vv.21-25.
3) Headings that indicate ages of people, their accomplishments and ages of death. For example: Lamech died at age 777 while his father Methuselah was still alive at age 964 and his son Noah was age 595, in the year 2353 BC).
4) Messianic prophecies with references to their fulfillment.
5) Old Testament miracles numbered within the footnotes.
6) All 64 generations of the Lord Jesus numbered in the headings.
7) Every discourse, miracle and parable of Jesus numbered and identified in their proper sequence.
8) Notes that include alternate spellings of names and references.
9) Modern weights and measurements (including time) placed in the study notes.
10) Archaeological notes and explanations of difficult passages and words.
11) The highlighting of certain contemporary historical events that add perspective to biblical times.
12) A Bible index in canonical order, listing the page number location of every chapter in the Bible.
13) A selected bibliography and one-year reading plan.
14) Eight full-color maps on a thicker, glossy paper.
For me, the headings and sub-headings are incredibly useful and are a real time-saver when wanting to study detailed information, like how old various individuals were, or the timing of certain events. A great example is Genesis 22 (p.39), where one discovers that Isaac was 33 years old when his 133 year-old father, Abraham, obeyed the Lord and offered up his son as a sacrifice on Mt. Moriah. What we learn is that Isaac wasn't a small boy who was forced onto the altar by his dad; he was a man who (according to the study note) was the same age as Jesus Christ at the time of His death on the cross. We learn that Isaac loved his father and became a willing participant on the altar of sacrifice, and that his father received him back because the Lord provided a sacrifice in place of Isaac. Thus Isaac serves as a prophetic foreshadowing of all that the Lord would accomplish by sending His Only Begotten Son to die on the cross, in Isaac's place... in our place.
I also appreciate the double (vs. single) column layout of the KJV text, as well as the way it is arranged verse-by-verse (vs. paragraph format). The Bible text is a dark and easy-to-read 9-point font (including bold, dark headings), whereas the study notes are a 7-point font (or less) but at least have the Scripture citations in bold. The two-color interior is made up of various shades of orange: tangerine for Scripture headings, and a lighter goldenrod for sidebars and timeline indicators. There's a continuing timeline that runs up the right-side edge, as well as headers at the top of every page to let the reader know the historical era and approximate dates under consideration.
In terms of product quality I could only rate it 4 stars because the paper is as thin as newsprint and could be a lot better. Case in point: I haven't had it that long and already the pages I've been turning are beginning to curl at the corners. There is also significant ghosting on the pages, once again due to the quality of paper used, but thankfully the print is line-matched so for me it really isn't an issue. If I had one suggestion for the publishers it would be to use better paper. And maybe a better binding because it is NOT smyth sewn! The pages are glued to the block. But the hardcover itself feels strong and durable, so I'm thinking (hoping) this Bible should withstand constant use if handled with care. We shall see.
Overall I'm very happy with the purchase of this study Bible. I also own the KJV Chronological Life Application Study Bible (Stock No. WW380582) which is also a tremendous gift to the body of Christ in terms of all that it provides. While the CLASB is full-color and comes with many unique charts, diagrams and practical study features, in terms of the chronological features I feel The KJV Reese Chronological Study Bible to be more accurate, insightful and useful. Both are top-notch study resources worth consulting.
My recommendation: get the KJV Reese Chronological Study Bible and enjoy the many benefits of reading and studying the Bible chronologically.