A few days ago I posted on the MacArthur Study Bible in the controversial updated 2011 NIV Bible. Now another Study Bible is getting ready to flood the market in November 2013, in the New King James Version: it’s The Jeremiah Study Bible (not the Old Testament prophet, but a popular pastor and author out of California).
According to the publisher,
“The Jeremiah Study Bible focuses on three simple things: “What does the Bible say, what does it mean, and what does it mean for you?” Comprehensive in scope yet easy to understand, The Jeremiah Study Bible is a 2,200+ page, one-of-a-kind study tool that includes:
- Unique introductions to each book of the Bible
- 8,000 individual study notes with both insightful and practical content
- Hundreds of enriching sidebars with word studies, historical insights and geographical and archaeological information
- More than 60 full-page articles exploring the essential themes of the Christian life
- Thorough cross-reference system that guides readers through the Bible
- Links to additional online digital resources, including original videos featuring Dr. Jeremiah introducing each book of the Bible and a virtual library featuring live sermon clips, historical photos, helpful illustrations and further study helps highlighting specific Scripture passages
- Colorful maps, charts and tables
- Teacher’s topical index
- 80+ page general concordance”
I have about two or three Study Bibles, and they are all in storage. I have never been too crazy about them. But I know many believers who continued to be enriched and blessed by them.