NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture ECPA BIBLE OF THE YEAR RECIPIENT How I wish someone had put a book like this into my hands years ago N T Wright Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity University of St An

  • Title: NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture
  • Author: Craig S. Keener John H. Walton
  • ISBN: 9780310431589
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 2017 ECPA BIBLE OF THE YEAR RECIPIENT How I wish someone had put a book like this into my hands 50 years ago N.T Wright, Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, University of St Andrews, Scotland I cannot recommend a study Bible any than this one Five stars Scot McKnight, Julius R Mantey Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary CON2017 ECPA BIBLE OF THE YEAR RECIPIENT How I wish someone had put a book like this into my hands 50 years ago N.T Wright, Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, University of St Andrews, Scotland I cannot recommend a study Bible any than this one Five stars Scot McKnight, Julius R Mantey Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary CONTEXT CHANGES EVERYTHINGYou 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 NIV 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 NIV 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 Features The full text of the NIV 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 8.9 point type size

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    1. NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, ed. John H. Walton and Craig S. Keener (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2016).One of the fundamental rules of biblical interpretation is that the Bible should be read in context. A corollary to this is that taking the Bible out of context is a great error. Bible readers should strive to do the former and avoid the latter. Context changes everything, you see.The problem is that our cultural context is not the cultural context of the Bible’s original writers, h [...]

    2. The Cultural Background Study Bible is a Bible that contains a lot of information about the times in which the various sections were written. It has many pictures, maps and diagrams, and of course, commentary. The Bible is pretty large and heavy, but that is to be expected with so much extra content being added to it. I must say that this Bible, or rather the extra content of this Bible, had a lot of unnecessary things, and even absolutely indecent things. First, the pictures. I don't remember i [...]

    3. MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK This is the neatest Bible. All throughout the Bible you find insight into the customs, culture, and literature of Bible times. The pictures help make this Bible as well. I love the muted colors and the beige and brown theme throughout.The Bible is hardcover with s beautiful dust jacket. If you enjoy studying the scriptures, this Cultural Backgrowns Bible will be a wonderful addition to your study tools. And if you have ever wondered about when something was written, or w [...]

    4. First of all, this is just a helpful study Bible with tons of great features--charts, articles, footnotes, etc. So many tools to use during one's study time.But since I bought the Kindle addition, I want to give an extra shout-out to the publisher for making it an excellent resource even in the digital format. I bought I different study Bible as a Kindle edition, and it was obvious they had just uploaded the Bible without really thinking about how to make it work. It was clunking and cumbersome [...]

    5. This is the best study Bible I have seen. The footnotes, the articles, and the extra content before both Testaments is so helpful for getting into the context of the ancient books, and for equipping readers to make their own informed interpretive decisions. My only critique is the lack of author attribution in the footnotes and articles, particularly in the Old Testament section. Walton is billed as the chief editor of the OT even though he didn’t write most of the content. I wish all of the s [...]

    6. ExcellentVery helpful aid to studying the Bible! The guide to culture at the time the books were written provides many insights.

    7. Properly understanding the context of a historical document such as the Bible is necessary to unlock a meaning that leads to application. Context changes everything in the arena of biblical interpretation and it is near impossible to do serious study of the Bible without a sufficient understanding of the context. As is frequently repeated, the golden rule of biblical interpretation is “context, context, context.” It is here that the recently released NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible edit [...]

    8. Every year I purchase Bibles for high school and college graduates, and each year I am excited to explore the new study Bibles that are available. In the past, I have purchased and recommended CEB and NRSV Wesley Study Bible (CEB is a great, accessible translation, and NRSV is my go-to study translation), as well as a handful of various NIV study Bibles. But last week, I received a Bible in the mail from Zondervan that is already at the top of my list of recommendations for anyone looking for a [...]

    9. I am reviewing the hardcover edition. This bible is also available as an ebook.The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible By Craig S. Keener & John H. Walton, General Editors which is published by Zondervan is an excellent resource. It would be an incredible help for seminary students but I know that it will also be so helpful for the bible studies that I belong to. I prefer study bibles because they take away the guesswork when studying scripture and allow the reader to get more out of what t [...]

    10. I was thrilled to be able to review the “Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible”. After having my interest piqued several months ago to learn more of the historical and cultural context surrounding Biblical events, I was eager to learn more, and the “Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible” provided me with a way to do just that. For, as the subtitle says, it truly does bring the ancient world of scripture to life.This Bible offers so many invaluable tools to dig deeper into Scripture. Through the co [...]

    11. I received a copy of this Bible in exchange for an honest review.While I have done literal studies of the Bible, as well as word studies in the Bible, I have always thought that with the amount of translating and re-translating that the Bible has gone through that something is lost. And that something is so vital. Not only that but culture has changed so much in the past thousand years, how much more has it changed in three thousand or five thousand years? And because of those changes, how can I [...]

    12. When we study the Bible, it’s so important to have the right tools on hand to help us to fully understand what the writers of each book truly intended to convey to their original audiences.As accurate as our modern translations are, the English language does not always fully convey the expressions and idioms that were used in the original writings or the subtle historical and cultural references that the original audiences would have intuitively understood.That’s why the NIV Cultural Backgro [...]

    13. I received a review copy of this Bible from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I haven't read it all, but what I have read so far I'm extremely impressed with. The study notes are a great resource, I highly recommend that anyone who wants to learn more about cultural backgrounds of different books of the Bible and specific verses should look into this Bible. You can read my full review/thoughts about this Bible on my blog, sydneyann

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