NIV Study Bible

The Zondervan NIV Study Bible is the #1 study Bible for the NIV. It features over 20,000 study notes on biblical passages. It also contains over 900 character profiles and 425 archaeological explanations.

The NIV Study Bible doesn’t stop at just explanation however. It has almost 3,000 personal applications to make scripture more than just an abstract book.

Since 1985 Zondervan’s NIV study Bible has been read by millions of Bible readers and it has been constantly updated with the most current information. The latest revision in 2008 includes updates to 25% of its study notes to ensure that it is as up to date as possible.

The NIV Study Bible comes in all bindings – paperback, hardback, and leather. It also comes in standard size, large print, and a smaller personal size.

Zondervan NIV Study Bible, Large Print

Zondervan NIV Study Bible, Premium Edition

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Archaeological Study Bible

Bible history comes alive with the NIV Archaeological Study Bible. The Bible is filled with articles and full colored photographs of biblical places and ancient artifacts.

The NIV Archaeological Study Bible has 520 articles on topics such as archaeological sites, cultural and historical notes, ancient peoples and lands, the reliability of the Bible, and ancient texts and artifacts. In addition to the articles, approximately 500 photographs help the reader get a better grasp of what the passage is talking about.

Renowned biblical historian Walter Kaiser is one of the editors of the NIV Archaeological Study Bible, lending authority to the notes and articles.

The NIV Archaeological Study Bible is available in hardback and leather editions. It comes in the NIV translation.

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New Inductive Study Bible

The New Inductive Study Bible not only gives study notes that are commonly found in any study Bible, it also gives guidelines on how to apply the truths of the Bible.

Instead of just teaching insights into Bible passages, the New Inductive Study Bible instructs on how to study the Bible and properly interpret it. It contains full color maps and charts and encourages note taking with its wide margins.

The New Inductive Study Bible is available in both hardcover and leather bindings. It is written in the NASB version.

See also: International Inductive Study Bible/New American Standard Bible

Life Application Study Bible

The Life Application Study Bible is one of the most popular study Bibles available today. It includes over 10,000 notes on Bible verses, words, places, and people. In addition to charts designed to clarify the biblical text, there are over 100 personality profiles of biblical characters.

Aside from standard notes on the Bible, the Life Application study Bible contains the Christian Worker’s Resource, a special supplement to enhance the reader’s ministry effectiveness: How to Become a Believer, How to Follow Up with a New Believer, Mining the Treasures of the Life Application Study Bible, So You’ve Been Asked to Speak, and Taking the Step to Application.

The Life Application Study Bible is available in many forms including hardback and leather bindings. There are also attractive Duo-Tone or Tu-Tone leather covers that are popular with younger readers especially.

You may purchase the life application study Bible in different sizes as well. Aside from the standard size, there is also a large print version and a personal size.

The Life Application study Bible comes in all of the most popular Bible versions including the NIV, KJV, NKJV, NLT, and NASB.

Life Application Study Bible NIV

Life Application Study Bible NLT

Life Application Study Bible NKJV

Life Application Study Bible NIV, Personal Size

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John MacArthur Study Bible

The MacArthur study Bible contains over 20,000 notes from Dr. John MacArthur himself. This is one of the most respected study Bibles as it explains the historical context, the meaning of the passage, and how it fits within the overall framework of the Bible.

The new, revised version now has an exhaustive concordance as well as a new topical index.

John MacArthur is well known as the author of over six dozen books. He is also known for his radio program, and as president of Master’s College and Seminary.

The MacArthur Study Bible is available in hardcover and leather bindings. It can also be purchased in a smaller personal size or in large print. It can be purchased in the NASB version and the NKJV. There is also a signature series edition that is premium quality and makes for a great gift for someone who studies the Bible a great deal.

The MacArthur Study Bible: Personal Size

The MacArthur Study Bible: Large Print Edition

The MacArthur Study Bible: Signature Series Edition

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John MacArthur Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

The original Geneva Bible opened the doors for millions of Christians to read the Bible in their own language and understand it without the help of a priest. The New Geneva Study Bible captures the original spirit of this with great study notes from reformed Christian leaders such as editors R.C. Sproul and J.I. Packer.

The same editorial staff teamed up to replace the New Geneva Study Bible with the Reformation Study Bible. This carries the tradition of the Geneva study Bible under a new name.

The Geneva study Bible is available in hardcover and leather editions. It is translated in the New King James Version.

If you want a more historic and authentic copy of the Geneva Bible, copies of the 1560 and 1599 versions are also available.

1599 Geneva Bible

The Geneva Bible: A Facsimile of the 1560 Edition

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Full Color Bible

The full color Bible, formerly known as the Rainbow study Bible (old versions are still available), is unique among study Bibles and is great for both new Christians and those who have been studying the Bible for a long time.

The full color Bible color codes the Bible into different themes. Each theme is represented by a different color and every time the topic of a passage changes, so does the highlight color. No longer will you have to struggle with what the author is talking about. One glance at the color and you will know that he is discussing love or forgiveness or sin. The full color Bible breaks down scripture so that everyone can grasp the big picture of a biblical passage.

You can purchase the full color Bible in hardcover form or in an attractive duo-tone leather. It is available in both the NIV and KJV translations.

New International Version-Hardcover (Standard Full Color Bible)

Holy Bible: King James Version, Standard Full Color

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Collins Study Bible

The Collins Study Bible, also known as the HarperCollins Study Bible or HCSB contains maps, study notes, and introductions to each book of the Bible. In the new, revised version of the Collins Study Bible there are informative essays on the archaeology of ancient Israel and the New Testament world, the religion of ancient Israel, and the social and historical context of each biblical book.

Some may consider the study notes in this Bible to be more liberal than other study Bibles while others may consider it to be fair and balanced. Some of the biblical stories are not interpreted as literal in the notes (Jonah, parts of Daniel, Esther, and certain miracles.) This should be considered when considering a purchase of the Collins study Bible.

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