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Zondervan NIV Study Bible, Thumb Indexed, Burgundy Bonded Leather – Large Print, December 31, 2002

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The World’s Best-Selling Study Bible Now Raises the Standard Even Higher That’s because its celebrated study notes have been thoroughly revised. Turn to any page and discover the difference: over 20,000 of the Zondervan NIV Study Bible’s Gold Medallion Award-winning study notes—now meticulously updated and expanded to reflect the most current conservative Bible scholarship. Unmatched in any other study Bible, these notes place at your fingertips a treasury of instant commentary from today’s top evangelical scholars. Icons highlight notes of special interest in the areas of character study, archaeology, and personal application. Simply put, you won’t find study notes as complete, up-to-date, helpful, and easy to use anywhere else. And the benefits build from there. Like no other Bible, the Zondervan NIV Study Bible places an entire resource library for Bible study in your hands. Over 6 million people have made it their study Bible of choice. Make it yours as well. It’s one choice you’ll always be glad you made. SPECIAL FEATURES: NIV text remains unchanged - the most read, most trusted English-language translation. Over 20,000 study notes. NIV translators thoroughly revised and expanded the award-winning study notes and added over 800 new notes. Icons make important information easy to spot.

900 Character Profile icons.

425 Archaeology icons.

Almost 3,000 Personal Application icons. Introductions and outlines provide valuable background information for each book of the Bible. In-text maps, charts, diagrams, and illustrations right where you want them—five of which are completely new. 16 pages of full-color maps plus timelines and presentation page. Words of Christ in red letter. NIV concordance plus subject and study notes indexes. Clearer. Stonger. Better. Referred to daily by millions of pastors, students, church leaders, and other Bible readers around the world, the renowned Zondervan NIV Study Bible notes are the crown jewel of the world’s best-selling study Bible. These over-20,000 notes are the handiwork of the same translation team that produced this Bible’s text, the New International Version. The same exacting, conservative scholarship that brought you today’s most read, most trusted Bible translation went into creating the most celebrated, widely used Bible study notes in existence. Why improve on what’s already outstanding? Because now it can be made even better. In the years since the 1985 publication of the first Zondervan NIV Study Bible edition, ongoing discoveries in archaeology, linguistics, biblical history, and other disciplines have suggested the need to revise the notes. Drawing on the most current scholarship, the world-class team who first created the study notes now present comprehensive revisions and additions that bring the notes thoroughly up to date. With all the changes to the study notes, however, one thing has remained unchanged—the time-tested, trusted text of the NIV itself. You’ll be pleased with the results. If you found the original notes indispensable in clarifying obscure Bible passages and shedding light on the meaning and significance of Scripture, you’ll love how these revised and expanded notes add even greater depth to your study of God’s Word. The New International Version (NIV) is today’s most read and most trusted English Bible translation. The goal of the NIV translation team was to produce an accurate translation and one that would have clarity and literary quality and so prove suitable for public and private reading, teaching, preaching, memorizing, and liturgical use. Today the NIV is accepted by more denominations than any other translation and is supported by a library of reference resources that is unmatched by any other translation. Over the last five years, the editors of the NIV study Bible have painstakingly reviewed, revised, and rewritten the notes of the classic, best-selling NIV Study Bible. Over 80 percent of the notes have been revised and adapted in some way from the 1996 update, and some 30% of the notes in the text have been added, completely rewritten, replaced, or deleted. Over 800 of the more than 20,000 notes in this edition are completely new. This update reflects the most recent scholarship from a conservative academic perspective, and reflects changes to the text suggested and requested over the last 15 years by students and academics who have studied, used, and loved the NIV Study Bible.

About the Author

Kenneth L. Barker (PhD, Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning) is an author, lecturer, biblical scholar, and the general editor of the NIV Study Bible.
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Product Details

  • Bonded Leather: 2944 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (December 31, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310930340
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310930341
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.1 x 2.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,081,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've had this bible for several years. For me, the NIV makes it more readable and more easily understood. I can certainly understand some brothers and sisters who insist the KJV is the only way to go, but it can be hard reading. In addition, the study notes are great. It is a real blessing to be able to look on the same page and see the reference to background info, definitions, spiritual context, or the Jewish law or customs or any number of other study helps. There are a lot of cross references, maps, etc. I have not noticed that the red type is difficult to read and giving it one star for that is a little harsh. Thanks to all the fine people who put this together.
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The site describes Bible as LEATHER BOUND when it is BONDED LEATHER. There is a big difference. Red letter is very light - should be called pink letter. Black print also light and hard to read. Print from back side of page shows thru.
NOT A BIBLE I WOULD RECOMMEND for a senior citizen or anyone who wants easy on the eyes reading.
The OLD Zondervan Study Bible, large print was easy to read.
Red print was red print. Black print was black. No shadow of back side of page showing thru. Find it!!
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Excellent Study Bible! - Your "Secret Decoder Ring"
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The NIV translation is one easiest Bibles to understand at a grade reading level of 7.8. With the added study Bible features, this becomes an excellent resource for adults or for a confirmation class. Here is what you will like:
@ Did you even wonder what Jesus was referring to when he would say, "Did you never read in the Scriptures..." The 100,000 footnotes will show you exactly what scripture is being referenced!
@ The 20,000 study notes give you deeper understanding and historical context. They stick to the facts without making political statements.
@ Numerous charts, tables, maps, diagrams, and timelines help explain context and clarify key points.
@ The Concordance and Subject Guide will help you find passages.
The NIV Study Bible is the Bible that our church gives to all 6th graders. As one student said, "This Bible is like a secret decoder ring."
We also use it for our adult Bible studies. Enjoy! - Craig
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Perfect for adult bible study classes. Print is large enough to read without glasses. Thumb index allows easy to find books of the bible. Jesus'passages in red color. Study and discussion section for each verse. Wonderful study bible. I will give as gift to family members.
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Wonderful Reerence Bible - lovely to read and easy to search for chapters and verse.

I only wish the print was blacker to make it easier to read.
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I was looking for a new NIV study bible, since I bought my last one several years ago when me and my eyes were in our thirties.
I was a little daunted with the thickness, as I don't like toting around huge bibles, but it's comparable with other bibles, just a little thicker. Plus I will use this mostly at home.
I love the type, the layout, everything. I spent more for this than I would have for a Life Application Study Bible, which I could have gotten for a ridiculously low price, but I prefer the notes in this one. They're more objective and fact oriented compared with the Life App, which has more opinion oriented/preachy study notes. Excellent bible.
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This bible translation was done the right way, by a broad range of bible scholars from the earliest known writings. It has been said the scripture should be translated every 200 years in todays language. This translation has done it without bias from any source. I would highly recommend it.
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A good Bible, with a good, true translation - easy to understand. The print is a little larger and easier to read. I also like the little notches in the sides of the pages so that I can find the books more easily.
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