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Zondervan NIV Study Bible, Personal Size
Zondervan NIV Study Bible Personal Size
ISBN-13: 9780310923077
ISBN-10: 0310923077
Publication Date: 10/1/2002
Pages: 2,240
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Publisher: Zondervan
Book Type: Paperback
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Book Description
The Worlds Best-Selling Study Bible Now Raises the Standard Even Higher

Thats 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 Bibles Gold Medallion Award-winning study notesnow 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 todays top evangelical scholars. Icons highlight notes of special interest in the areas of character study, archaeology, and personal application. Simply put, you wont 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. Its one choice youll always be glad you made.

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 themfive 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.


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 worlds best-selling study Bible. These over-20,000 notes are the handiwork of the same translation team that produced this Bibles text, the New International Version. The same exacting, conservative scholarship that brought you todays most read, most trusted Bible translation went into creating the most celebrated, widely used Bible study notes in existence.

Why improve on whats 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 unchangedthe time-tested, trusted text of the NIV itself.

Youll 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, youll love how these revised and expanded notes add even greater depth to your study of Gods Word.

The New International Version (NIV) is todays 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.