It seems that daily there is a new study Bible on the market. Each offers something special and significant that their contemporaries do not. I recently received the New King James Study Bible, Full Color Edition by General Editor Ear; D. Radmacher. I was looking forward to receiving this Bible because it is the version that I teach and preach from weekly. This Bible has a great deal going for it. The editors included a section in the Foreword that explains how the NKJV version came about and why it is a reliable translation. The full color format is a great asset. It brings the maps and articles to life. There is an extensive set of study helps found in this Bible which make this Bible a great tool for study.
1. Full length articles. Articles found in almost every book give extended detail about subjects unique to the book. For example: Psalms (The Messiah in the Psalms).
2. Bible Times and Culture Notes. Found in many of the books, these notes shine a light on the key parts of life in biblical times. For example: Matthew (Tax Collectors).
3. Charts and Diagrams. These helps aid the reader in organizing information by having in laid out in chart form. For example: 1 Samuel (The Sad and Sinful Life of Saul).
4. Word Studies. I found this to be especially helpful. Included in the great majority of the books are studies of key Hebrew and Greek words that aid in understanding. For example: Isaiah (salvation) and 1 John (advocate).
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