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NIV First-Century Study Bible {Review}


Experience the Bible through Eastern eyes by exploring the cultural, religious, and historical background of the Bible. This brown Italian Duo-Tone™ study Bible allows you to understand God’s Word in its original cultural context, bringing Scripture to life by providing fresh understanding to familiar passages, beloved stories and all the Scripture in between.

Features of the NIV First-Century Study Bible Includes:

  • The Complete Bible, NIV translation
  • ABC Order Books of the Bible
  • Old & New Testament Chronology
  • Introductions and Outlines for each book of the Bible
  • Day in the Life Articles” life of people in Bible times
  • Study Notes includes commentary & thought-provoking questions text/Bible times
  • Word Studies(Greek & Hebrew words) explore meanings
  • “Addressing the Text Articles” deep revelation of passages
  • Photographs
  • Table of Contents
  • Maps, charts, models & Illustrations


 My Thoughts…

This is a beautiful Bible. I can tell a lot of care and consideration went into the creation.  It lays flat so it’s easy to manage when studying. The leather cover keeps the Bible protected and is sure to last for a long time. The ribbon page marker is helpful in keep my place.

I feel that it’s a good choice for study. I like that not only am I reading the Word of God but also learning about the time and culture. When learning about things historically I feel I can relate in some way and I tend to be reminded to  have a greater appreciation for all the privileges I have today.

I’m no Bible scholar but I feel that everything is delivered in such a way that most anyone could comprehend it.  I have very much enjoyed exploring scripture in its Jewish And Early Christian context. The many features  of this study Bible are excellent and I feel that it certainly trumps the others that I have! I do certainly recommend it!


Interested in Purchasing?  The NIV- New Century Study Bible is available in hardcover and various genuine leather bindings. SRV $49.99 and up. It would make a wonderful gift to a student, pastor, or anyone eager to get deeper into the Word!


For More Information: http://www.zondervan.com/more/top-bibles/niv-first-century-study-bibles

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this complimentary copy of NIV First-Century Study Bible from Zondervan. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”