As a student at the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute and as a self-professed (ok…husband professed) Bible collector, I LOVE getting my hands on a new Bible, especially one that is all about the Holy Land. So when I was offered the opportunity to review this new Holy Land Illustrated Bible, especially one with this kind of amazing Bible timeline in images, I said yes!! Count me in!!
So join me as I show you all about this beautiful illustrated Bible and all it offers to both a student of the Bible and the person who just loves Bible history!
And be sure to enter the quick give-away below and you may win a copy for yourself!
The Holy Land Illustrated Bible – Be Visually Immersed in the Setting of God’s Redemptive Story
The Holy Land Illustrated Bible is a CSB Bible, so if you prefer this version you will NOT be disappointed. I like to collect various versions for study since all translations are just that…translations. They are all what someone interpreted the meaning of the original language to be, which can be tough especially when Hebrew words can have multiple meanings.
So it is good to learn various translations and if you have not used a CSB Bible yet, this may well be your chance!
It is a visually immersive Bible reading experience that features over 1,200 images, maps, and illustrations to provide greater insight and understanding of the people, places, and events of scripture. This is not a study Bible but it does offer so many wonderful features that help you in your study of the Word.Join me as I show you all about this beautiful illustrated Bible and all it offers to both a student of the Bible and the person who just loves Bible history! Click To Tweet
Book-specific introductions provide the setting and circumstances of writing for each book, and every image includes a descriptive caption to help better understand what is pictured.
Let’s have a look at the Bible in this video to learn a bit more about it!
And if you want to look at it more closely, on this page you can view the Table of Contents, the Introduction and the first few pages so you can get an idea of what it contains!
My Review of this Amazing Bible Timeline
As I mentioned, I LOVE Bibles. One of my favorite things to do is to make the 1.5 hour drive to the shoreline in Connecticut and visit my favorite used book store and just pour over their huge collection of Bibles, books on faith, and their impressive section on Judaica! Ok…I spend most of my time in the Judaica section.
It’s always a special feeling when you come out with this treasure you found! One of my favorite versions of the English Bible is the Tree of Life version, which you see me quote from frequently. And that is because it is very much on point with the original language and keeps the Jewishness of the Bible intact.
As a Messianic Jew, that is important to me and it is important to me that I bring you verses that are as close to the original language as I can get (I admit, sometimes I go right to the Tanakh to do that). But my husband found this brand new copy of the TLV version in this bookstore and I felt like I found gold!
So what does this all have to do with the Holy Land Illustrated Bible? Well, if I had found this at that bookstore, it would have been another treasure had I found it there. That tells you how much value I think it has.
The images are tremendously valuable and give you insight into the places and people the Bible speaks of.
The Holy Land Illustrated Bible offers:
- Over 1,100 images, maps, and illustrations, all with descriptive captions for you to know what it is your looking at
- Over 275 full-length articles to provide greater insight and understanding so you can further immerse yourself in the experience
- More than 40 “Digging Deeper” call-outs strategically placed throughout, so you can do just that and dig deeper
- Book introductions to introduce setting and circumstances of writing
- Easy-to-read black-letter text, which is important for those of us with ‘aging eyes’
- Footnotes to give you reference and framing
- Two ribbon markers for easy referencing between pages – I love this in a Bible!
- A concordance so you CAN go back to the original language and see what the intended meaning is
This is truly a Bible I think you would love to have for reading, studying or just enjoying thumbing through the pages and looking at all this wonderfully beautiful imagery.
Holy Land Illustrated Bible Giveaway
I will be holding a giveaway and one person will win their own copy of this amazing Bible timeline, the Holy Land Illustrated Bible!
Enter the giveaway below – it will only be active until December 15, 2020! There are multiple ways you can receive entries so be sure to follow along with the options!
And if you don’t want to wait for the giveaway or you want to get the Bible as a gift for a loved one, get your own copy of the Holy Land Illustrated Bible, just click on the image below!
And be sure to sign up below for my upcoming weekly Torah, Haftorah and Besorah portions with commentary beginning in January! The sign up form is below the giveaway!