Build your study of the Bible from the ground up with the NIV Zondervan Study Bible. Led by D.A. Carson, more than 60 contributors have crafted all-new study notes, genre and book introductions, and in-depth articles to help you understand how biblical writers unfold the story Of God’s great plan of salvation. Contributors such as Tim Keller, Douglas Moo, Andreas J. Köstenberger, and Kevin DeYoung help readers understand Scripture’s story with 28 theologically focused articles that synthesize the Bible’s message on topics such as centrality of Jesus, the return of Christ, mission, and sin. Featuring comprehensive genre and book introductions, more than 20,000 notes, hundreds of brilliant photographs, 90 full-color maps, and 60 charts, the NIV Zondervan Study Bible provides everything you need to experience and learn God’s Word.
The NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible Notes is designed for use with the 2011 New International Version (NIV) text.
“Instead, the Song describes the joys of a sexual relationship within marriage without indicating whether that relationship is reality or fantasy.” (Page 1138)
“In the NIV, the final part of v. 17 refers to Abraham’s many descendants. But it is possible that the Hebrew word denotes a single individual who will be victorious over his enemies. This singular reading could help explain the apostle Paul’s claim that Jesus Christ is the ultimate descendant of Abraham (Gal 3:16).” (Page 58)
“Revelation’s theological message challenges readers to repent of and resist worldly compromise, spiritual complacency, and false teaching (cf. 2:14–16, 20–23; 3:2–3, 15–19). It also encourages and strengthens believers to hold fast to their testimony about Jesus, steadfastly endure trials, and resiliently hope in God’s present and future reign (1:9; 2:10; 3:11; 12:17; 14:12; 22:7).” (Page 2276)
“The central theme of Hebrews is that Jesus Christ as exalted Son and high priest is God’s final revelation and provides full cleansing from sin and open access to God—the reality that the OT anticipated but was never meant to accomplish.” (Page 2197)
“Redemption is not primarily a judicial proclamation; it is a spiritual rebirth issuing in changed behavior” (Page 1265)
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—Thomas R. Schreiner, professor of New Testament interpretation and associate aean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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D.A. Carson (b. 1946) is one of the most respected New Testament scholars in the world. A respected teacher, author, and speaker, he is currently research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the president of The Gospel Coalition.
He has served as pastor of Richmond Baptist Church and as the first dean of the seminary of Northwest Baptist Theological College, now known as Northwest Baptist Seminary. Carson lectures in academic and church settings around the world, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Exegetical Fallacies, The Farewell Discourse and Final Prayer of Jesus: An Exposition of John 14–17, and Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12–14. He is the editor of the Pillar New Testament Commentary series, and was coeditor of the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament with G.K. Beale, and the Studies in New Testament Greek series with Stanley Porter.