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NASB, Zondervan NASB Study Bible, Hardcover, Red Letter Edition Hardcover – Jan 6 2000
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The most comprehensive NASB study Bible available * Over 20,000 in-text notes * More than 100,000 center-column references * Comprehensive study helps Headline A Complete Resource Library at Your Fingertips The Zondervan NASB Study Bible is the most comprehensive, up-to-date study Bible available in the New American Standard Bible translation. It is the first study Bible published in the Updated NASB, and combines the best in biblical scholarship with today's most literal English translation. Features include: * Over 20,000 in-text notes adapted from the bestselling Zondervan NIV Study Bible * Center-column reference system with more than 100,000 references * Book introductions and outlines * Harmony of the Gospels * Articles on Wisdom Literature, the Minor Prophets, the Synoptic Gospels, the Pastoral Letters, and the General Letters, plus the ethics of war and historical information on the period between the Testaments * 80 in-text maps and charts * 23 pages of full-color maps and timelines * Subject and study note indexes * Comprehensive NASB concordance * Words of Christ in red * 8-page presentation section * Double-column format Presenting the NASB study Bible you've always wished someone would publish. The Zondervan NASB Study Bible is hands-down the most comprehensive, up-to-date study Bible available in the New American Standard Bible translation. Combining this widely respected, word-for-word approach with study tools that represent the best in conservative scholarship, reading the Zondervan NASB Study Bible is like having a complete resource library at your fingertips. At the heart of the Zondervan NASB Study Bible is its abundance of in-text study notes. Over 20,000 notes, adapted from the bestselling Zondervan NIV Study Bible, draw on the knowledge of 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. 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 guides you swiftly to key verses and study resources. And there's much, much more. If you're an NASB lover, this is the study Bible you've been waiting for. Contemporary. Comprehensive. Easy to use. And remarkably practical. The Zondervan NASB Study Bible is a premiere study Bible designed for in-depth study, accuracy, and ease of use. The New American Standard Revised Bible In the 1880s the King James Version became the basis for the English Revised Version. The American counterpart was published in 1901 as the American Standard Version. The ASV has been highly regarded for its scholarship and accuracy. By the middle of the twentieth century, the Lockman Foundation, a non-profit Christian corporation in La Habra, California, felt an urgent need to preserve these and other lasting values of the ASV by incorporating recent discoveries of Hebrew and Greek textual sources and rendering them into more current English. The Lockman Foundation published the Gospel of John in 1960, all four Gospels as a unit in 1962, the New Testament in 1963, and the entire Bible in 1971. The NASB represented a conservative, literal approach to translation. While this translation followed the principles used in the ASV, the NASB should be viewed as a new translation rather than merely an update of the ASV. The Lockman Foundation completed an update of the NASB in 1995. The translation team carefully adhered to the principles of literal translation and made no attempt to interpret Scripture through translation. The result was the most literal translation that's both accurate and readable.
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.
Professor John Stek is an associate editor of the TNIV Study Bible. He is professor emeritus of Calvin Theological Seminary, and past Chair of the Committee on Bible Translation, which he has served since 1965. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Walter W. Wessel was professor of New Testament and Greek studies at Bethel Theological Seminary. He received his PhD from the Universtiy of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dr. Ronald Youngblood is a graduate of Valparaiso University (BA), Fuller Theological Seminary (BD), and the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning (PhD). He has served as professor of Old Testament at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Wheaton Graduate School, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Bethel Seminary in San Diego, and is currently serving in the same capacity at International College and Graduate School in Honolulu. He is an associate editor of the NIV Study Bible; author of 1 and 2 Samuel in the Expositor's Bible Commentary series; and a co-translator and co-editor of the Holy Bible, New International Version. He has also edited and/or written ten other volumes, including Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Dictionary, for which he was awarded the Gold Medallion Book Award by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. He serves as chairman of the board of directors of International Bible Society and frequently engages in preaching and teaching ministries at home?
Ken Boa (PhD, New York University; DPhil, University of Oxford) is the president of Reflections Ministries and Trinity House Publishers. His recent publications include Conformed to His Image, Face to Face, Pursuing Wisdom, The Art of Living Well, Wisdom at Work, Living What You Believe, and Sacred Readings.
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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
Compared to the Crossway ESV Study Bible and HCSB Study Bible... The Zondervan study notes are really poor.Published 5 months ago by PMHC
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 Dr. Jerry Parks, National Teacher's Hall of Fame, 2009
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