From the Publisher
When it comes to selecting a contemporary Bible translation that's reliable and easy to understand, more people pick the New International Version than any other. It's no surprise, then, that the best-selling translation is also the best-supported. From concordances, to atlases, to topical Bibles, to dictionaries, to software and more, beginning readers and scholars alike can choose from an enormous selection of study aids to help them get the most out of the NIV. And now Zondervan presents 4 outstanding hardcover NIV study tools in 1 practical, commonsense series--at prices too reasonable to resist! Zondervan's Understand the Bible Series is an exceptional value. Low price. In-depth information. And wide accessibility. Drawing on the finest in evangelical scholarship, each book is written in clear language that anyone can understand. No knowledge of Greek and Hebrew is required--just a desire to really know and apply the Bible. The 4-volume Understand the Bible Series includes: ? New International Encyclopedia of Bible Words--The rich meanings of 1,500 significant Bible words become clear with the help of this book. It offers a depth suitable for students and pastors, in language that anyone can easily understand. ? New International Bible Dictionary--More than 5,400 entries. Over 1,000 illustrations, maps, charts, and tables. Sixteen pages of maps and 16 pages of photos. From the well-known to the obscure, the International Bible Dictionary sheds light on the events, places, people, practices, and terms of the Bible. ? New International Bible Concordance--Over 250,000 references representing every verse in the NIV make this an invaluable resource for Bible study. This concordance is where to turn for locating NIV Bible passages and conducting word studies. ? New International Bible Commentary--Uniting an outstanding commentary with a thorough introduction to the Bible, this volume offers clear insight into the entire Bible from 43 leading evangelical scholars. The 230-page introduction provides a superb foundation for understanding the Bible.
From the Back Cover
The New International Bible Dictionary delivers an encyclopedic wealth of insight into the historical, chonological, archaeological, geographical, social, theological, and biographical aspects of the Bible. Whether youre a general reader of the Bible, a pastor, or a student, this volume belongs in your library. It offers the following features:
Based completely on the NIV and cross-referenced to the King James Version. Over 4,500 entries give you a broad understanding of people, places, events, and movements. More than 1,000 in-text illustrations, maps, charts, photos, and tables lend clarity and visual impact. 16 pages of indexed maps and 16 pages of photographs give you a feel for the land and culture. Complete Scripture index helps you quickly link words and topics to related Bible verse.
"Excellent . . . for conservative students and church libraries."CBA Marketplace
"A massive, important work."The Biblical Evangelist
"Highly recommended."The Reference Book Review
"Contains a wealth of data . . . useful for serious Bible students as well as for those looking for quick answers to Bible-related questions."Church Media Library Magazine Zondervans Understand the Bible Reference Series This six-volume series supplies users of todays most popular modern Bible translation, the New International Version, with scholarly, economical, and uncompromisingly evangelical study tools. It includes the New International Bible Commentary, New International Bible Dictionary, New International Bible Concordance, and New International Encyclopedia of Bible Words, New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties, and the New International Encyclopedia of Bible Characters.
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