Don Carson on the NIV Zondervan Study Bible

Ivan Mesa | August 25, 2015

Today marks official release of the NIV Zondervan Study Bible (NIVZSB) edited by Don Carson. The NIVZSB centers on biblical theology—the “ways in which many important themes work their way through Scripture and come to a focus in Jesus Christ.” With this focus on God’s unfolding revelation in the storyline of Scripture, the NIVZSB unpacks his redemptive work in Christ book by book. 

In the next few weeks TGC will be featuring NIVZSB articles by Tim Keller (on the story of the Bible), Kevin DeYoung (on sin), and Sam Storms (on prophets and prophecy). In the meantime, watch the video above as Carson joins Mark Mellinger to discuss the NIVZSB, the NIV translation, the 66-person team of contributors, and more. Then take a look at this 50-page sample as well as an overview of the features and endorsements below. 


(1) 28 articles by biblical experts on theological topics such as “The Covenant,” “The Glory of God,” and “Love and Grace.”

(2) Section introductions to the Bible’s literary genres as well as comprehensive book introductions including purpose, theme, outlines, and photos.

(3) Hundreds of color photos (e.g., biblical artifacts) are placed within the Scripture text.

(4) More than 90 color maps with explanatory notes placed near relevant passages.

(5) One-column NIV text for easy reading.



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