NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible – Book Review

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible – Book Review

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 Backgrounds Study Bible is such an invaluable reference tool to add to our biblical libraries.

The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is based on the premise that “context changes everything”. As you explore the numerous study notes inside this Bible, you’ll gain new insight into familiar of Bible passages and gain clarity into puzzling portions of Scripture.

You’ll find the following features inside of the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible:

  • Introductions that explain the context in which each book of the Bible was written
  • Verse-by-verse study notes that reveal insights into even the most familiar passages
  • Explanations of key Old Testament (Hebrew) and New Testament terms
  • 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

The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible will greatly enhance your understanding of God’s Word. If you’re looking for a serious Study Bible, I recommend this Bible to you!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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4 Responses to “NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible – Book Review”

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  1. This looks like a book I would love to have.
    Thanks for the review!!

  2. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    This looks great! I find myself so hungry lately to understand more of the cultural context of the Bible! Thanks for sharing this post at Booknificent Thursday on!

  3. Mary Hill
    Twitter: MaryHill16

    Hi, thank so much for linking up with us again at the #LMMLinkup. Your resources are always so inspiring. This Biblical reference book is sure to help others learn more about God’s Word.

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