Zondervan Nasb Study Bible Hardcover – Jan 6 2000
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From the Back Cover
Presenting the NASB Study Bible you've always wished someone would publish. Now it's here! The Zondervan NASB Study Bible is handsdown the most comprehensive, up-to-date study Bible available in the New American Standard Bible translation. And it's the first to use the updated NASB: the 1995 edition of today's most literal English translation, meticulously refined for optimal clarity. Combining this widely respected word-for-word approach with study tools that represent the best in conservative scholarship, the Zondervan NASB Study Bible is like having a complete resource library at your fingertips! At the heart of the Zondervan study Bible is its abundance of in-text study notes. Over 20,000 notes, adapted from the best-selling NIV Study Bible, draw on today's leading experts to provide valuable commentary right where you need it. No need to flip pages to obtain important insights on biblical words, verses, and passages. Here is by far the most complete, detailed set of study notes available today for the New American Standard Bible. And it just gets better from there. An exclusive, center-column reference system guides your study with over 100,000 references. In-text maps give you an instant feel for biblical geography. An extensive NASB concordance and indexes steer you swiftly to key verses and study resources. And there's much, much more. Simply put, if you're an NASB lover, this is the study Bible you've been waiting for. Contemporary. Exhaustive beyond description. Easy to use and remarkably practical. The Zondervan NASB Study Bible. For the dividends of a lifetime, it's the best investment you'll ever make.
About the Author
Kenneth L. Barker (PhD, Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning) is an author, lecturer, biblical scholar, and the general editor of the NIV Study Bible.
Inside This Book(Learn More)
The first phrase in the Hebrew text of 1:1 is bereshith ("in [the] beginning"), which is also the Hebrew title of the book (books in ancient times customarily were named after their first word or two). Read the first page Browse Sample Pages
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Top Customer Reviews
The introduction and the notes are not as extensive as the NIV study Bible, but they are nevertheless outstanding and contain a wealth of information.
The cross-references are NOT as extensive as the NIV study Bible--and that is to be regreted; but the NASB marginal notes make up the difference. There is a wealth of enlightening information in the NASB marginal notes--in fact, this is one of the strongest features of this Bible.
The only negatives?
1. The paper is too thin. Any personal notes written in ink will bleed through terribly. High-lighter bleed-through is pretty bad also.
2. There is virtually no room for one to write his/her own notes. I hope they come out with a wide-margin edition of this study Bible.
3. The appearance of the text could have been better. The print is a bit light for these eyes--not bad, mind you--but I would like a font that is a bit larger in size and darker in appearance. The red print is also a bit of a strain on the eyes. To fix these problems, Zondervan will need to print this Bible using a thicker and better paper.
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It goes without saying that the NASB text is peerless in it's accuracy. Period. Too, I have always admired the wealth of notes extant in the NIV Study Bible. Not to beat a dead horse, but the problem there was the NIV; the Study Bible part was great! Now the best of both are merged into the Zondervan NASB Study Bible, and it's wonderful!
While not perfect (as other reviewers have pointed out), it's the best conservative evangelical study bible to date. (Subject to change when the new MacArthur Study Bible debuts!).
While the depth of the commentary is obviously limited in such a work, the breadth is exhaustive. The strength of the notes are in their helfulness everywhere--not just in long-winded commentary on controversial passages.
The index, concordance, maps, etc., are sufficient for most everyone, and, as a whole, far better than most. I never thought I'd say it: we've come a long way from Dr. Scofield!
In summary, you'll be hard-pressed to top this work. Despite its (few) minor annoyances which other reviewers have greatly exagerated, the Zondervan Study Bible is the best of its genre in print today. Are you listening Dr. MacArthur?!
Most recent customer reviews
I have in my personal library (electronic) 70+ bible translations from Hebrew, Greek, Latin to English, German, French, etc. Read morePublished on June 8 2004 by Douglas Krause
This is a great Bible. I love all the study helps...charts, graphs, etc. I also love the genuine leather cover.Published on Aug. 26 2003 by Charlene Hauser
Although not the subject of this review, I will say up front: I love the John MacArthur Study Bible. If the editors had just included a concordance....(hint)! Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2001 by Jerry Parks
The NASB is a more literal translation than the NIV, but my rating is not related to that. Most of the NASB study notes were taken from the NIV Study Bible. Read morePublished on July 10 2001 by Randy Given
I was glad to see Zondervan match the NIV study notes with the more accurate NASB translation. While the NIV is more readable, the NASB is more literal and therefore more helpful... Read morePublished on May 27 2001 by Rob Taylor
If you love the NASB, and are a serious student of the Word, this is the bible for you. It has the award-winning study notes of the NIV Study Bible plus the reliable New American... Read morePublished on May 16 2001 by S. A. Hildebrand
This Bible is finally a study Bible worth purchasing. It combines the best study Bible notes ever (from the NIV Study Bible) with the best English translation available. Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2001 by JNH