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NIV First-Century Study Bible

NIV First-Century Study Bible Explore Scripture in Its Jewish and Early Christian Context

By Edited by Kent Dobson
Published by Zondervan

Average Blogger Rating: 4.4 Stars

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On 12/22 Charlie Tinsley wrote: Context is key in any method of biblical interpretation that is employed. From various countries reading scriptures through their own lenses to two neighbors from different walks of life reading the same passage in different ways, there is no denying that context should be playing a crucial role every ... Review of the First Century Study Bible

Charlie Tinsley's Rating:

5 Stars

On 11/30 Mindy Koentopp wrote: I've read/skimmed my fair share of Bibles in the past. I thought this Bible would be a nice edition to my collection. I write in my Bibles, so I have a tendency to run out of margins or coloring on the pages.I got this book as an eBook. While the text is the same as any NIV, this Bible incorporates lots ...

Mindy's Rating:

3 Stars

On 11/26 Chris MacKinnon wrote: Every believer needs a Bible. In many parts of the world we have a free press and the Bible is available in so many formats to so many peoples and nations, so there is little excuse for not having a Bible. Unless you don’t want one. Sometimes people need the right version. Other times people need help ... Seeing the Bible through a new set of eyes

Chris MacKinnon's Rating:

5 Stars

On 11/17 Violet Nesdoly wrote: As someone who writes a bit of biblical fiction, the overview description of the NIV First Century Study Bible drew me in: “Experience the Bible through Eastern eyes by exploring the cultural, religious and historical background of the Bible. This hardcover study Bible allows you to understand God’s ... Study helps explain culture and setting of Bible events

Violet's Rating:

4 Stars

On 11/11 scifiwritir wrote: The NIV First-Century Study Bible is arranged like most study Bibles. There are the usual sections with charts, maps, word indexes, etc. The differences with this study Bible is a long list of ancient texts used to shed light on the verses, Middle Eastern history, literary tropes, ancient laws, poetry ... An excellent Bible which might nevertheless shake the faith of some

scifiwritir's Rating:

5 Stars

On 11/11 Conrade Yap wrote: Any form of Bible study would require an understanding of contexts. If you have been attending Bible studies, you would be familiar with this phrase: "What's the context of the Bible passage?" For twenty-first century readers trying to make sense of ancient texts, it would be a big challenge if we try ... Understanding the Bible With 1st Century Eyes

Conrade's Rating:

4 Stars

On 10/24 R. J. Rivett wrote: "Even for those who do not hold to the Bible's sacred and divine origins, this book will not go away. It continues to provoke and challenge all who brush against its pages (Kent Dobson)." The Bible hasn't changed a great deal since it was originally published back in the 1450's. There have been errors ... MyBookLook: NIV First-Century Study Bible

R. J. Rivett's Rating:

5 Stars

On 10/20 Melissa Tumino wrote: I really wanted to love this Bible and to be fair some parts of it I really do. I think the Bible is beautifully printed, lots of color, photos, maps, charts, ect… everything you want in a study Bible. I know a lot of people are comparing this Bible to the NIV Archaeological Study Bible, but to be ... Missed the Mark

Melissa's Rating:

2 Stars

On 10/20 Debra Brinkman wrote: There are a couple aspects of this that I really love. One is the word studies scattered throughout. Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek -- Dobson has studied all three, and I love that they are all included. Judges 19:22 has a study on the word "wicked" -- the Hebrew word beliyyaal. This "refers to the morally ... 5.0 out of 5 stars Love the word studies -- especially the Aramaic -- and the ancient commentaries

Debra's Rating:

5 Stars

On 10/14 Jay wrote: Finding an internet connection on deputation is a bit like finding it in Africa: problematic. A few weeks overdue, here’s my review of the new NIV First-Century Study Bible after paging through this hardcover Bible and reading the book of Joel. My first impressions held strong throughout my perusal: ... Review of NIV First-Century Study Bible: Explore Scripture in Its Jewish and Early Christian Context by Kent Dobson

Jay's Rating:

3 Stars