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Item description for NIV Archaeological Study Bible-Cash/Carm Euro Snap by Zondervan Publishing...
Overview A unique study Bible filled with informative articles and full-color photographs that will take you on an illustrated walk through biblical history and culture.
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: 7.18" Height: 2.54" Weight: 4.65 lbs.
Release Date Sep 4, 2007
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310938449 ISBN13 9780310938446 UPC 025986938444
Bible Binding: European Leather Closure: Snap-Flap Color: Tan Point/Type Size: 9.00 Version: NIV Redlettering: Yes - Words of Jesus in Red! Concordance: Yes - Built In Concordance Gilded: Yes - Pages are gilded!
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More About Zondervan Publishing
Zondervan is an American international Christian media and publishing company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Zondervan is a founding member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).
Zondervan was founded in 1931 in Grandville, MI, a suburb of Grand Rapids, by brothers Peter ("P.J.", "Pat") and Bernard (Bernie) Zondervan, who were the nephews of publisher William B. Eerdmans. The company began in the Zondervans' farmhouse and originally dealt with selling remainders and publishing public domain works. The first book it published was Women of the Old Testament by Abraham Kuyper, in 1933.
Within a few years Zondervan developed titles of its own, and began publishing Bible editions. The Berkeley Version appeared in 1959, and the Amplified Bible in 1965. The NIV New Testament was published in partnership with the International Bible Society in 1973, and the complete NIV Bible appeared in 1978.
The company was bought by HarperCollins, a division of News Corp, in 1988, and is the company's principal Christian book publishing division.
Zondervan also publishes many other books by Christian authors focusing on topics of interest to Christians. In the 1970s it published The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey, which has sold more than 30 million copies. They are also known for the Bible storytelling books of Ethel Barrett, Joni by quadriplegic Joni Eareckson Tada, Baptist minister and author Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life, which has sold more than 35 million copies, Sacred Marriage, the modern marriage classic by Gary Thomas (author), and Rob Bell, author of Velvet Elvis and presenter of NOOMA. NOOMA is a series of short spiritual films. In 2004, Zondervan expanded to include Renee Altson, Shane Claiborne, Sarah Raymond Cunningham and Margaret Feinberg, authors writing for young readers.
Reviews - What do customers think about NIV Archaeological Study Bible-Cash/Carm Euro Snap?
Bible Oct 7, 2009
I LOVE the concept of this book...BUT the print is TOO small, it's not King James Version and the book is too heavy to hold and manipulate (I am only 43). I was disappointed and haven't used it much...too bad because it has a lot of good historical facts that coincide with the particular scriptures when they were written.
Fine Study Aids to Biblical Antiquities, but, Alas! Affixed to Shabby N.I.V. Translation and Devoid of the O.T. Apocrypha Sep 1, 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.).
Great bible, minor external issue Oct 1, 2008
I actually shopped brick and mortar for my bible, but purchased through this site. Choosing a bible is a pretty tactile thing, I think. However, I didn't get to see this version out of the box. Probably wouldn't have made a difference, though.
I selected the Limited Edition version of the ASB because I wanted the monotone binding rather than the two-tone in the regular edition. Plus I thought that the "strap" on the front cover was actually, you know, A STRAP! Alas, it is not. It just makes it look all Indiana Jones-ey, which is fine. Would have liked a strap, but I'll live. For the life of me though, I can't find any other differences between the Limited Edition version and the regular one. So apparently the value-add is the binding alone.
I really enjoy the content of the bible, it's amazingly interesting and adds a lot of flavor and context to the scripture, and thus it gets five stars. But let the online buyer beware, the strap is not real!
Archaeological Study Bible Jun 11, 2008
I am very happy with my purchase of the Limited Edition Archaeological Study Bible. It has such an amazing amount of information that I want to read it every chance I get. Everyone in my Sunday School class wants one. In the short time I've had it, I've been able to answer many questions in my class that no one else knew because of the notes and definitions on each page. It has greatly enhanced our class discussions. I couldn't be more pleased with it.
Excellent Bible Apr 23, 2008
I purchased this bible for my 23 year old daughter. After reviewing several bible selections at our church's bookstore, she decided on this one since she is a social studies education major and a history buff. I am giving it to her as a graduation gift, but am enjoying looking through it myself before I wrap it. For anyone who has never owned a bible, this is a great one as it has actual pictures of "real" places and brings the story to life.