NKJV Study Bible by Thomas Nelson Publishers
Growing up with the NIV, the NKJV was not a bible I was familiar with. This new NKJV Study Bible takes all of the features of the Thomas Nelson Study Bible and makes them better. Right out of the box I noticed that the Bible was considerably lighter than most study bibles I have read. Further, the text font was much larger than most study editions, although I’m not quite sure of the size. The aquamarine color was a great touch and the Bible was finely put together, enduring the wear of many coming years of use.
Why is this Bible worth the purchase? First, the study notes were great for extra handling of particular confusing and messy areas of Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments. Yet, the study notes aren’t an obstruction to the reading of the biblical text. Clearly, the editors have taken great care in making the text stand out and the notes illuminate certain themes and areas of Scripture. Second, the NKJV takes into account all the latest scholarship of the Bible since KJV was released in 1611, and this helps every reader understand the text better. The introductory notes aid the reader in grasping larger biblical themes but don’t seek to answer every question, which pushes the reader to continue reading.
Although the size of many study bibles seem to be a distraction or a burden to carrying your Bible around, this Bible was relatively light to carry around. The main benefit of this NKJV study bible that makes it well worth it is the ease of reading, you don’t get bogged down in the details but can look at the study notes when you need to.
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