When I first heard about the Archaeological Study Bible, I wasn’t sure what to think. My initial thought was how could there be an entire Bible devoted to archaeological study? And honestly, how could a study Bible devoted to archaeological study not be a snoozer?
So, I got a copy of the Archaeological Study Bible and began looking through it. Wow, was I impressed (and wrong)!
WHAT MAKES IT GREAT?
The Archaeological Study Bible is a great resource. There are 520 articles covering five main categories:
- Archaeological Sites
- Cultural and Historical Notes
- Ancient Peoples and Lands
- Reliability of the Bible
- Ancient Texts and Artifacts.
Additionally, our app enriches the Archaeological Study Bible. As you read through your Bible, the Study Center will keep you synced with your reading. If this study Bible has content related to the passage of the Bible you are reading, the Resource Guide will let you know.
Here’s an example of an article on the Zealots and Essenes:
SO MANY PHOTOS
Also included are almost 500 full-color photographs throughout the text. Here’s two examples:
Throughout the text there are detailed charts like this one:
At the end of the Archaeological Study Bible there are several maps that help you get an idea of the placement of biblical events:
The authors of the Archaeological Study Bible also included detailed book introductions for every book of the Bible. Other study tools include a glossary, extensive concordance and several indexes to help you find articles relevant to your study.
As you can see, you can spend hours learning the historical background of the Bible and the settings in which biblical events took place. The articles and pictures will give you insights into the Bible and make you feel like you could have been there. Interested? Check out the Archaeological Study Bible in our store.