Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Chronological Life Application Study Bible - A Review

A Review

The Bible is a collection of books written by multiple authors writing over 3000 years. The Chronological Life Application Bible takes the various tools that have been available since 1988 and rework them into a set of tools that are presented in chronological order. To assist those of us familiar with the traditional order of presenting Bible books, there are indexes to locate any desired material. The book has been reset with color throughout - maps, charts, sidebars, have all been redone in color. A running timeline, located across the top of the book, keeps the reader in touch with the historical setting in which the current book is set.

Though application is still a key component of the notes, additional notes have been developed to assist the reader in understanding the historical and cultural setting of the Biblical text are also included. In addition to the master timeline mentioned earlier, a number of other timelines related to specific books or characters have been included in the book.

The Chronological Life Application Bible is among my top three study Bibles. The other two are the ESV Study Bible and the HCSB Study Bible. I have others, but these three are being kept within easy reach - to be used along with more detailed reference works.

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