Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Chronological Study Bible NKJV: Published by Thomas Nelson

I've posted a short review, but after using this Bible for weekly study I feel that a more in depth review is needed. This is the most useful Study Bible I have ever owned. The books are in chronological order arranged by the dates that Biblical events are believed to have happened. Sadly no one knows for sure the exact dates, but its still very interesting.

About the binding & cover
This Bible is hard backed, the binding appears to be glued not sown.
The only color I've seen this Bible available in color is burgundy.

Whats in side?
Each page of this Bible is beautifully designed to look ancient, like a papyrus scroll. There are lots of beautiful photos of places you read about in the Bible. There are also photos of ancient artifacts & beautiful art work. The paper is a good quality, its thinner than most books but thicker than most Bibles. I do not recommend highlighting in this Bible, the pages are to thin for highlighting. But color pencils would work fine. Personally I like the design of the pages too much to highlight them. There are lots of notes,facts & time lines in this Bible. There are fifteen different categories of notes ranging from Culture and Customs to Medicine, Science, Technology & even the Supernatural .

In the Front
  1. Table of Contents: This Bible is arranged in 9 Epochs (Time Periods)
  2. A page explaining the features
  3. Contributors
  4. Introduction
  5. Reading Theological History
  6. Rearranging the Bible's Canonical order
  7. New King James Version (Information about the translation)
In the Back
  1. Cultural and Historical Topics
  2. Glossary
  3. Concordance
  4. Index of Scripture Passages
About this Translation.
The New King James Version is a modern translation of the Bible published by Thomas Nelson. Commissioned in 1975 by Thomas Nelson Publishers, 130 respected Bible scholars, church leaders, and lay Christians worked for seven years to create a completely new, modern translation of Scripture, yet one that would retain the purity and stylistic beauty of the original King James Version.

(Note: Thomas Nelson publishing did NOT send this Bible as part of their book review program. My husband gave me this Bible as a Christmas gift.)

This Bible can be found at the following links.

The NKJV Chronological Study Bible Hardcover

The NKJV Chronological Study Bible Bonded Leather, Distressed Umber (Brown)

The NKJV Chronological Study Bible, Black Cherry

The NKJV Chronological Study Bible, Distressed Charcoal Bonded Leather

The NKJV Chronological Study Bible, Mahogany Genuine Leather

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