NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

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On August 23, decades of historical and cultural research on the ancient world will be released in Zondervan’s NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. Notes and resources hand-picked by respected scholars John H. Walton (Old Testament) and Craig Keener (New Testament) now complement the New International Version of the Bible, the world’s most read and most trusted modern-English Bible translation. Newcomers to Bible study and veteran Bible students alike will find surprising insights into ancient culture on every page of the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible.

The robust study tools and features provided in this edition stand apart from other study Bibles by focusing on the cultural context of each passage. Notes, book introductions, and articles totaling approximately 15 volumes of content ground an additional 375 vivid full-color photos, illustrations, and maps, which draw readers in and bring the ancient world of Scripture to life. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible includes a concordance, cross-references, endnotes, glossary, index to articles, and the words of Christ in red. The new project includes nearly 400,000 more words of study tools than Zondervan’s groundbreaking 2005 NIV Archaeological Study Bible and dozens more maps, charts, illustrations and graphics.

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