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Publishers Description 'Readers who desire a more intimate knowledge of the historical context of the Bible will appreciate the NIV Archaeological Study Bible. Full of informative articles and full-color photographs of places and objects from biblical times, this Bible examines the archaeological record surrounding God s Word and brings the biblical world to life. Readers personal studies will be enriched as they become more informed about the empires, places, and peoples of the ancient world. Features include: * Four-color interior throughout * Bottom-of-page study notes exploring passages that speak on archaeological and cultural facts * Articles (520) covering five main categories: Archaeological Sites, Cultural and Historical Notes, Ancient Peoples and Lands, the Reliability of the Bible, and Ancient Texts and Artifacts * Approximately 500 4-color photographs interspersed throughout * Detailed book introductions that provide basic, at-a-glance information * Detailed charts on pertinent topics * In-text color maps that assist the reader in placing the action '"
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.2" Width: 7.24" Height: 2.57" Weight: 4.55 lbs.
Release Date Aug 26, 2008
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310939585 ISBN13 9780310939580 UPC 025986939588
Bible Binding: Renaissance Genuine Color: Brown Point/Type Size: 9.00 Version: NIV Redlettering: Yes - Words of Jesus in Red! Boxed Presentation: Yes - Comes Boxed! Introduction: Yes - Features Introduction! Concordance: Yes - Built In Concordance Illustrations: Yes - Contains Illustrations Maps: Yes - Contains Maps Gilded: Yes - Pages are gilded! Ribbon Marker: Yes - Keep's your place! Presentation Bible: Yes
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Zondervan Bibles is the Bible publishing division of Zondervan Publishing, a division of HarperCollins. The company produces Bibles in several translations including the King James Version (KJV), the Amplified Translation (AMP), the New International Version (NIV), the New International Reader's Version (NIrV), and Today's New International Version (TNIV).
The company also produces a respected line of study Bibles. Over 7 million pastors, students, church leaders, and other Bible readers around the world have taken advantage of the tools found in Zondervan's NIV Study Bible. In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the NIV translation, Zondervan updated the NIV Study Bible to make it even better.
Reviews - What do customers think about NIV Archaeological Study Bible-Brown Leather?
Truly Helpful Jul 11, 2009
The archaeological study bible demonstrates wide range of references that help us to understand biblical history, lives and environment...etc. Besides it has great appearance with fine leather cover as if it tells us it was made for lifetime reading bible. This version is one of the greatest versions of NIV bibles and I strongly recommend it to people around me.
Egad! It's Now a Deluxe Inconguity: Superb Study Notes with the Tarnished & Feeble New International Version & Lacking Apocrypha Jun 18, 2009
It is disconcerting how many publishers release potentially good study (or "annotated") Bibles where the wealth of useful notes are attached to a defective translation, such as the popular but (at best the best that one say for it) mediocre and unreliable New International Version (N.I.V.). A scholarly Bible should take a scholarly translation as its base! The N.I.V. is very nearly an outright paraphrase, so loosely does it translate! The resort to "dynamic equivalency" simply occurs far too often, in passages where a "formally equivalent" rendering would be quite adequately clear, readable, and understandable. One can only encourage Zondervan to arrange to have this good study Bible re-edited to fit a responsible translation such as the New King James Version (N.K.J.V.) or the English Standard Version (E.S.V.).
Atop that, for heaven's sake, why would a Bible making so much of archaeology and biblical antiquities omit the Apocrypha? These deuterocanonical writings of the Old Testament are of inestimable historical importance for the often labelled "inter-testamental" centuries (even if these ancient writings may include, according to many, some errors here and there, which the editors of a study Bible could note) and including them in whole or in part serves as a much needed documentary transition to the New Testament. Including the deuterocanonical writings can provide an appropriate text on which to attach study notes of archaeological relevance! Merely to mention cursorily the Apocrypha, as the "Archaeological Study Bible" at least does, is not sufficient. My advice on this matter would be to include at least those Apocryphal (deuterocanonical) writings which present narratives of incontestably genuine historical matter; the remaining deuterocanonical writings have less direct importance for a project of this sort (although they hold enough interest regarding the development of Jewish religious thought and the impact of Hellenism to justify including them as well). The E.S.V. in 2009 published an edition adding the Apocrypha, and the N.K.J.V. draw on the translations of the deuterocanonical writings which appear in the N.K.J.V.-based "Orthodox Study Bible" (2008), thus avoiding the need for any resort to a Roman Catholic translation. Both of these versions (the N.K.J.V. and the E.S.V.), as already noted, are far superior to the lackluster N.I.V., so either the N.K.J.V. or the E.S.V. would make for a much better choice than the woefully inadequate N.I.V., as a translation on which to base any future edition of the "Archaeological Study Bible" with deuterocanonical writings included.
The "Archaeological Study Bible" certainly fills a need, but it incontroveribly could have done so to better effect, and more definitively, if the defective N.I.V. (New International Version) text had been avoided! As it is, many wise buyers will bypass this publication, unless their interest in archaeology is particularly keen, if they already posess Zondervan's own 1983 guide to the subject, the "New International Dictionary of Biblical Archaeology", by E. M. Blaiklock and R. K. Harrison (the latter of whom, incidentally, was one of the chief architects of the Old Testament both of the N.I.V. and of what R.K. Harrison himself considered to be the far finer N.K.J.V.).
Archaeological Study Bible -Leather Cover Feb 25, 2009
Archaeological Study Bible - I recommend this Bible if you would like a Bible that has information and background related to biblical locations, customs, history and documents as well as a concordance and notes. The benefit is that you can better understand certain chapters and verses in context of archaeological facts (again - customs, history, locations and archaeological digs and finds). Also, the articles or short bubbles seem to try to speak honestly to the evidence. If there isn't evidence or even "negative" findings, they state this. This Bible is also recommended if you like apologetics (Defensive of you religion, in this case Christian) since seeing that places, people and event in the Bible are backed up often with evidence.
The build of the Bible is good. The leather is nice and the binding seems strong. The pages are sometimes stuck together lightly, but have come apart without tearing. No bleeding from pages stuck together has happened (I have seen where pages stuck together transfer part of an image to the other - this has not happened with this bible).
Also - consider that even if this won't be your main Bible, as is my case, that it can be a great "read the Bible in a year" or whatever time frame. You will get the extra benefit if you read all the bubbles or articles from an Archaeological point of view which is why I bought this bible. If you don't want it as you main bible, you can save some money and buy the non-leather ones.
Excellent binding and presentation Aug 18, 2008
Excellent perspective to link current knowledge of the "when and where" to the biblical word. It helps to understand the context. Relative to this particular product, the binding is beautiful and feels great to the hand. Definitely a cover worthy to embrace the contents.Archaeological Study Bible: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture