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  • Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible Comfort Print


    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.For the first time available in the New Revised Standard Version, the award-winning Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, with notes from Dr. John H. Walton (Wheaton College) and Dr. Craig S. Keener (Asbury Theological Seminary), is packed with expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of the ancient world.Discover new dimensions of insight to even the most familiar Bible passages as you take a behind-the-scenes tour into the world of the Bible.Expertly designed for the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) text, Comfort Print delivers a smooth reading experience that complements the foremost Bible translation vetted by Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical, and Jewish scholars. Renowned for its beautiful balance of scholarship and readability, the NRSV faithfully serves the church in personal spiritual formation, in the liturgy, and in the academy.FeaturesThe full text of the New Revised Standard Version, vetted by an ecumenical pool of Christian academics and renowned for its beautiful balance of scholarship and readabilityExclusive Zondervan NRSV Comfort Print typefaceTargeted book introductions explain the context in which each book of the Bible was writtenInsightful and informative verse-by-verse study notes reveal new dimensions of insight to even the most familiar passagesKey Old Testament (Hebrew) and New Testament terms are explained and expanded upon in two helpful reference featuresOver 300 in-depth articles on key contextual topics375 full-color photos, illustrations, and images from around the worldDozens of charts, maps, and diagrams in vivid colorAdditional study Bible tools: cross references, a concordance, indexes and other helps

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  • New Oxford Annotated Bible With Apocrypha


    For over 50 years students, professors, clergy, and general readers have relied on The New Oxford Annotated Bible as an unparalleled authority in Study Bibles. This thoroughly revised and substantially updated edition contains the best scholarship informed by recent discoveries and anchored in the solid Study Bible tradition.

    *Introductions and extensive annotations for each book by acknowledged experts in the field provide context and guidance.
    *Introductory essays on major groups of biblical writings – Pentateuch, Prophets, Gospels, and other sections – give readers an overview that guides more intensive study.
    *General essays on history, translation matters, different canons in use today, and issues of daily life in biblical times inform the reader of important aspects of biblical study.
    *Maps and diagrams within the text contextualize where events took place and how to understand them.
    *Color maps give readers the geographical orientation they need for understanding historical accounts throughout the Bible.
    *Timelines, parallel texts, weights and measures, calendars, and other helpful tables help navigate the biblical world.
    *An extensive glossary of technical terms demystifies the language of biblical scholarship.
    *An index to the study materials eases the way to the quick location of information.

    The New Oxford Annotated Bible, with twenty new essays and introductions and others–as well as annotations–fully revised, offers the reader flexibility for any learning style. Beginning with a specific passage or a significant concept, finding information for meditation, sermon preparation, or academic study is straightforward and intuitive.

    A volume that users will want to keep for continued reference, The New Oxford Annotated Bible continues the Oxford University Press tradition of providing excellence in scholarship for the general reader. Generations of users attest to its status as the best one-volume Bible reference tool for any home, library, or classroom.

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  • Lutheran Study Bible


    Augsburg Fortress is pleased to announce the publication of the new Lutheran Study Bible. This exciting new Bible features the NRSV translation as well as introductions, notes, and articles written by over sixty Lutheran pastors and teaching theologians. This resource is designed to invite readers to experience the Bible and its message through solid background material, unique Lutheran insights, and opportunities for faith reflection. Reader-friendly, inviting, and engaging, this is the perfect study Bible for both youth and adults who want to encounter Scripture in a fresh and new way! Biblical text is 10 point font; study notes are 7 point font.

    *Reader-friendly: With an attractive page layout and easy-to-read study notes, Lutheran Study Bible presents the biblical text in a fresh, approachable format. Plain-language notes assume little to no prior understanding of theological terminology, making it accessible to the youth and adults alike.
    *Inviting: The rich study notes of the new Lutheran Study Bible invite discovery, providing helpful background information while actively encouraging the reader to directly engage the biblical text.
    *Engaging: The combination of biblical text and study notes enable the reader to learn about the Bible’s content and to hear God’s Word as it was encountered by people in the Bible as well as how in now encounters us.
    Study notes are grouped into four categories:
    *The World of the Bible explores the historical, cultural, and geographic background of a particular passage.
    *Biblical Concepts explain key words or themes in the context of other parts of Scripture.
    *Lutheran Perspectives highlight Lutheran theological insights and catechetical connections drawn from particular passages.
    *Faith Reflections provide commentary and questions that encourage life application.

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