~The Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible was awarded the Christian Book Awards 2017 Bible of the Year by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association!
The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from us by thousands of years and thousands of miles. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible bridges that gap by bringing the ancient world of the Bible to life- every page is packed with study notes containing expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of Bible times. These fascinating explanations will serve to clarify your study of the Scriptures, reinforce your confidence and bring difficult passages of Scripture into sharp focus. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Bible gives you the insight you need to:
Discover what the Scriptures would have meant to their ancient hearers
Set aside our own modern perceptions and read the Bible like its original hearers might have
Enjoy easy access to one of the most comprehensive collections of research about Bible times ever assembled in one study Bible