The MacArthur Study Bible in the NIV

1401677401.jpgA classic resource. The MacArthur Study Bible is perfect for serious study. Dr. John MacArthur has collected his pastoral and scholarly work of more than 35 years to create the most comprehensive study Bible available. No other study Bible does such a thorough job of explaining the historical context, unfolding the meaning of the text, and making it practical for your life.

Features include:

  • New International Version Bible text
  • More than 20,000 study notes, charts, maps, outlines, and articles from Dr. John MacArthur
  • Overview of Theology
  • Index to Key Bible Doctrines
  • NIV Concordance

I truly find this an interesting partnership, given the objection by many conservative evangelicals to the gender approach taken by the 2011 NIV.

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11 Responses to The MacArthur Study Bible in the NIV

  1. Jon Hughes says:

    I can already hear the hype. Today’s most dynamic Bible-teacher unleashes God’s truth in a dynamic equivalent translation format. It’s an explosive combination that you and your family cannot afford to be without…

    (I’ll manage)

    • TC says:

      Some compromise must have taken place, given MacArthur’s stance on several issues that the NIV as a translation have undermined in the eyes of many.

  2. Simon says:

    I wonder what “Key Doctrines” McArthur highlights. It’s always hard to this being of a particularly narrow theological persuasion. The only thing to do, in my opinion, would be to publish the Nicene Creed, Apostle’s Creed and the Athanasian Creed.

    • TC says:

      I have MacArthur Study Bible in the NASB (it’s in storage). Doctrinally, it reflects his Calvinistic, cessationist, complementarian, dispensationalism and so on. I can’t remember the creeds being part of it.

      • Simon says:

        I think MacArthur is Calvinist only in soteriology, because surely Calvin and even most of his followers would denounce dispensationalism and his apparent anti-creedal stance (typical of much of US evangelicalism). Again, the sensible Calvinist Carl Trueman, has a book entitled The Creedal Imperative, or something like that. Calvin and Calvinists do subscribe to the creeds (whether they interpret them correctly is another matter). But at least there is an attempt to take them seriously.

  3. TC says:

    Simon, some years ago, at his Shepherds’ Conference, MacArthur made the argument why he thinks every Calvinist should be a premillennialist–so it extends to his eschatology as well. I reviewed Trueman’s work here.

  4. Simon says:

    TC, I think I heard of his argument at that conference. I believe that most attendees didn’t find his lecture very convincing. Furthermore, I think if Calvin himself was there, he would have been even less impressed

  5. Jon Hughes says:

    Didn’t he say every “self-respecting” Calvinist should be a Premillennialist? Even more provocative.

  6. TC says:

    Simon: yes, it caused quite a stir in blogosphere. MacArthur’s emphasis was on the sovereignty of God, which is really at the heart of Calvinism. But yes, in the end, even for me, it was unconvincing – he did injustice to the Holy Writ.

    Jon: yes, “self-respecting.” Being provocative is part of MacArthur DNA, I’m afraid. 😉

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  8. Robert says:

    Dr. MacArthur was willing to have his study bible made into the popular NIV translation, as long as he could put his notes on the controversial verses explaining them. see here:

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