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 Revised Standard 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 Journey back through time with historical references and understand the context of Scripture in a new way.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 NRSV 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 NRSV text
- 10.4-point type
- Comfort print font
- Book introductions
- Verse-by-verse study notes
- Key words explained
- Over 300 in-depth articles
- 375 full-color photos, illustrations, and images from around the world
- Charts, maps, and diagrams in vivid color
- Center-column cross references
The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible is made for mainline and interconfessional Christians. The text flows at an 8.1 to 10.4 grade reading level. For more information on the different Bible translations, view our Bible Translation Guide.