Wednesday, May 11, 2016
NKJV Chronological Study Bible, a review
The first thing I have to say about this Bible is that it is gorgeous. I have so enjoyed just perusing it this last week and getting to know what it has to offer. For one thing, the Books of the Bible are in chronological order in which the events happened, not by author. So in this Chronological Bible, it does not begin with Job but with Genesis.
The Bible is unique in how it adds other sections of Scripture within where they would go in the context. For instance, there are Psalms inserted into the pages of I Samuel. The Bible contains maps, notes, illustrations, and other inserts pretty much on each page.
The Bible is divided by various "Epochs" of History, combining Biblical history with World History notes quite often. They are:
Epoch 1: Before the Patriarchs, Creation - 2000 B.C.
Epoch 2: The Patriarchs, Israel's Ancestors, 2000 - 1500 B.C.
Epoch 3: The Rise of a Unified People, 1500 - 1200 B.C.
Epoch 4: From Tribes to a Nation, 1200 - 930 B.C.
Epoch 5: The Fall of Two Nations, 930 - 586 B.C.
Epoch 6: Exile and Return, 586 - 332 B.C.
Epoch 7: Between the Two Testaments, 332 - 37 B.C.
Epoch 8: The Coming of the Messiah, 37 B.C. - A.D. 30
Epoch 9: The Church Age, A.D. 30 - 100
Each Epoch features an Introduction and Historical Overview, it contains a Topical Index and Glossary, and In-text full-color maps of the world of the Bible.
For me this Bible would be best studied just reading it through a little at a time so I was pleased to see it offers a One-Year and a Two-Year Bible Reading plan. Although one could easily pick it up and get lost in any section for sheer enjoyment.
This book would make an excellent gift for someone who already has the regular approved canon Bible, what I call my "take to Church" Bible. The only caveat I would provide is that ADD people may find it a bit overwhelming for there is a lot going on in each page.
The Bible is in the New King James Version, which is not the version I use most of the time but makes it very easy to read. The print is good enough to be easy to read while not being a large print Bible. I'd say if I can read it, most people will be able to see the print.
This Bible was provided by the publisher for the sake of review but the opinions are my own.
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