I am so excited to be reviewing this Bible today! Besides reading books, Archaeology is a big hobby of mine. I love learning about history and I actually have a degree in Archaeology! Yep, I was an Archaeology student for 2 years. And no, I am sorry to say it's not like Indiana Jones. But I did have my fair share of adventures by participating in Archaeological digs throughout the western part of the U.S. And yes, I did encounter snakes - but luckily not like in the movies. ;)
This review is going to be slightly different than my traditional reviews. As it would be an extremely long review - just reviewing the Bible as a whole. Below I have captured pictures of what to expect throughout the Archaeology Study Bible.
Each chapter of the Bible starts with a section on the background and Archaeological discoveries pertaining to that chapter. For example, here in Ephesians it goes over the existence of Paul and his background. I really like this because it gives the reader a historical background before they read God's Word. By having a grasp of what life was like during this time, you can feel closer to the story. Thus, you will feel closer to God.
Throughout the Bible they are a 3D images of what certain places in the Bible looked like. For example, the first image above is the town of Jerusalem in the time of King Solomon. The image above is Herod's temple at the time of Jesus. It's really interesting to look at these images because you can get a sense of what the areas of the Bible looked like, how the people lived in those areas, etc.
At the back of the Bible, there are a few maps. For example, the one above shows how Israel looked and was divided when King Solomon was ruling. I just love looking at maps, don't you? It's so interesting to see what the land looked like 1000s of years ago. And then compare it to today, to see how much it has changed.
Throughout the Bible, there are pages filled with Biblical history. For example, above you can see a snippet of what daily life was like in the old testament. You learn what people grew, during which times of the year in the graphic below. It's just amazing how these people lived and what they endured during those times.
What I love about this Bible, is that throughout it shows little images like this one. Here it shows what a Jewish tomb would look like. So you can imagine what the tomb that Jesus would have laid in, would have looked like. I am a very visual person, so seeing images like this helps me deepen my faith.
I absolutely love this Bible and I am excited to dive into it more. This is such a unique Bible, and it really does help bring the stories to life through all the maps, graphics, and images. I have not seen anything like it out there!
I definitely recommend that you check out this Bible. I think this would make a wonderful gift to anyone who loves history, especially Biblical history.
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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you were inspired today!