NIV Archaeological Study Bible

Review of the NIV Archaeological Study Bible – part one.

As long as you don’t mind the NIV translation the NIV Archaeological Study Bible is definitely the best Bible-resource for the avid enthusiast of Bible archaeology. It is published by Zondervan.

If one goes by first impressions I noticed the following when I first examined the Archaeological Study Bible.

1. The cover box is very nicely designed. There is a cut-out swatch-area to allow the potential buyer to see what the cover material looks and feels like. This review is based on the BLACK top grain leather version [0-310-92607-6].

2. It is thicker, thus heavier, than most other study/reference Bibles I have seen.

3. It comes with FREE software (CD-format) with the complete NIV Bible, photograpghs, charts and graphs.

4. The Top Grain version is not cheap, weighing in at $89.99 at Lifeway Bookstores.
5. The paper has generous thickness and each page has the look of faded papyri around the edges. The “new Bible smell” was also nice for the Top Grain version.

This review will be continued soon…..

The Armchair Archaeologist gives the Zondervan Archaeological Study Bible four helmets.
Four helmets