The Bible was written in a distant time and place. It is filled with subtle references to a culture many of us don't understand. Now, we can bridge that culture gap and unfold new layers of meaning through Scripture by studying the historical context and unveiling the manners and customs behind the familiar stories.
This New International Version Study Bible is packed with study notes to help reveal the customs, culture, history, and literature of Bible times. Journey back through time with historical references and understand the context of Scripture in a new way.
The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, with notes from Dr. John H. Walton (Wheaton College) in the Old Testament and Dr. Craig S. Keener (Asbury Theological Seminary) in the New Testament, brings to life the ancient world of Scripture for modern readers.
“How I wish someone had put a book like this into my hands 50 years ago.” - N.T. Wright, Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
“I cannot recommend a study Bible any more than this one: Five stars!” - Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary
- Complete NIV text
- Book introductions
- Verse-by-verse study notes
- Words of Christ in red
- Key words explained
- Over 300 in-depth articles
- 375 full-color photos, illustrations, and images from around the world