(Review) NKJV Woman's Study Bible from Thomas Nelson
Publisher and Publication Date: Thomas Nelson Publishers. March 28, 2017.
Source: Complimentary copy from Thomas Nelson Publishers. Litfuse Publicity Group.
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Features of the Bible:
The Ketubah Marriage Contract.
Family History (4 pages.)
My Spiritual Mother's page.
An Introduction to the Bible.
An explanation on the translation.
Brief information on definitions and abbreviations.
Introduction on history, author, and background for each Bible book.
Money and Measurement page.
8 full page color maps.
Additional maps, charts, and outlines are included inside the Bible.
11 point type size for Scripture words.
7 point type size for notes.
Red letter of Christ Jesus' words.
Sides of page when Bible is closed is a bright pink.
Thousands of study notes.
Cloth over board cover.
Pale pink ribbon marker.
Inspirational quotes are included.
Brief devotional type lessons on Bible life, women of the Bible, attributes of God, justice, and relationships.
Full color. Colors coordinate with the cover.
81 female contributors.
The NKJV Woman's Study Bible:
OT-1967/1977 Stuttgart edition of Biblia Hebraica, with frequent comparisons to Bomberg edition of 1524-25. Consulted Septuagint Greek Version of OT and Latin Vulgate. Scripts from Dead Sea caves.
NT-Retained the traditional text and follows the Authorized Version. The text indicates where major Critical and Majority Text in translator notes. NU-Text. M-Text.
As a comparison to other Bible translations:
The new edition of Christian Standard Bible 2017:
OT-Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia 5th edition.
NT Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece 28th edition and Greek NT 5th corrected edition. .
ESV Text Edition by Crossway, 2011, is based on Masoretic-Biblia Hebraica 2nd ed. 1983 and Greek text of Greek NT 4th corrected and Novum Testamentum Graece 27th edition. Dead Sea scrolls, Septuagint, Samratian Pentateuch, Syriac Peshitta, and Latin Vulgate.
I've been using the NKJV Woman's Study Bible for Bible Study Fellowship the past month.
I am a children's leader in BSF. I co-teach Level 5/high school. As apart of the review, I have used the Bible to answer the adult questions part in the BSF program. Since last September, BSF has studied the Gospel of John. I've read the book of John in this Bible for the review.
The first point I want to bring out is the easy print. It is 11 point type, but it is also a type font that's easy on the eyes. In addition, in the lay-out of the verses, the subtopic headings are in red script font. This font is different then the print type. These two types of prints paired together give a distinct and unique look. This is a minor review point but it's an additional reason in giving this Bible an excellent rating.
A two page outline is given on pages 1616-1617. The outline is on the women who knew Jesus. For example: Mary, Jesus' mother; Mary Magdalene, and Mary and Martha of Bethany. Included is when they were introduced in Scripture, their response, and Jesus' response to them.
A devotion on caring for older parents on page 1615. Caring for parents is becoming prominent. The devotion shares what Scripture teaches in regards to the care and treatment of parents.
Other interesting features I loved:
Two full-color maps are included in John.
A chart of "The Definitive Christological Passages."
An outline of "Jesus' Miracles Among Women."
A devotional reading on the Samaritan woman.
An outline of "The Names for Satan."
A devotional reading of Mary Magdalene. This reading is my favorite from the book of John. It reminded me of the beautiful devotion and experience Mary had with Jesus.
Two things stand out in this Bible: the visual appeal and the additional material included.