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NIV First-Century Study Bible

Explore Scripture in Its Jewish and Early Christian Context
$89.99
Format: Genuine Leather

Availability: In stock

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Experience the Bible through Eastern eyes by exploring the cultural, religious, and historical background of the Bible. This brown Italian Duo-Tone™ study Bible allows you to understand God’s Word in its original cultural context, bringing Scripture to life by providing fresh understanding to familiar passages, beloved stories and all the Scripture in between.
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Experience the Bible through the eyes of a first-century disciple by exploring the cultural, religious, and historical background of the Bible. This Bible allows you to understand God’s Word in its original cultural context, bringing Scripture to life by providing fresh understanding to familiar passages, beloved stories and all the Scripture in between. The NIV First-Century Study Bible invites you into the questions, stories, and interpretations—both ancient and modern—which introduce you to a world vastly different from your own.  Let us read with an eye on the past and with our feet planted in our present questions and circumstances.
Join Kent Dobson as he unpacks the culture of Bible times, and illuminates Scripture passages while asking thoughtful questions along the way. Kent is the teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan, where he initially served as the worship director. He has been featured on Biblical programs for the History Channel and the Discovery Channel.  Kent fell in love with Biblical studies in Israel and had the privilege of learning from both Jewish and Christian scholars. After his time in Israel, he returned to the States to teach high school religion and Bible before responding to God's call to the pastorate. Today, he keeps his connection to the Holy Land strong as he leads tours to Israel that combine study and prayer, inspired by the ancient discipline of spiritual pilgrimage.

What others are saying:

“The NIV First-Century Study Bible is the most exhilarating and deeply moving work of accessible Biblical commentary and presentation that I have seen in years. Carefully constructed and beautifully presented, The First Century adds a depth and a rootedness to our Christian heritage that will both comfort and enliven the believing heart. I, for one, cannot even begin to express my gratitude for this body of work.:

-Phyllis Tickle, founding editor of the

Religion Department of Publishers Weekly

“The NIV First-Century Study Bible is one of the finest publications available today. It deserves a Gold Medallion award for its academic excellence, practical application and beautiful presentation. Kent Dobson makes the biblical world come alive to today’s readers. He helps connect the New Testament to its Jewish roots in the Hebrew Scriptures, examines ancient interpretations and challenges his readers to dig deeper into the Word of God for themselves. Don’t miss this beautiful, helpful and insightful Study Bible. It will make the biblical world of the first-century speak to your heart in the twenty-first century.”

-Dr. Ed Hindson 
Dean & Distinguished Professor of Religion
School of Religion, Liberty University

Contributor Kent Dobson , Ed Dobson
Short Bio Kent Dobson

Kent Dobson is the teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan, where he initially served as the worship director. He has been featured on Biblical programs for the History Channel and the Discovery Channel.

After completing his undergraduate degree, Kent lived and studied in Israel where he earned a Masters Degree in History and Geography of the First Temple Period from Jerusalem University College. He also studied Comparative Religion at the Rothburg International School of the Hebrew University.

Kent fell in love with Biblical studies in Israel and had the privilege of learning from both Jewish and Christian scholars. After his time in Israel, he returned to the States to teach high school religion and Bible before responding to God's call to the pastorate. Today, he keeps his connection to the Holy Land strong as he leads tours to Israel that combine study and prayer, inspired by the ancient discipline of spiritual pilgrimage.

Kent lives is Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife and three children.

UPC 025986433758
ISBN-10 0310433754
ISBN-13 9780310433750
Publish Date Sep 9, 2014
Weight 3.7600
Length 1888.00
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Price $89.99
Format Genuine Leather
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Brandy
Overall Rating
I love the language of old. This particular Bible breaks down what the old language was and share what it means. I find it enriching, enlightening and inspiring to study the history and Greek/Hebrew words that were originally used. This Bible is easy to read, easy to use and full of great study helps to encourage any Christian no matter were they are in their walk with God. (Posted on 10/16/14)
Review by Pete
Overall Rating
I really enjoy the breakdown of the history and cultures of the times (Posted on 8/28/14)

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