Today I will be sharing a some of the Chronological Study Bible's Layout.
So today I wanted to explain a little about how this Bible is written.
One of the first things I would like all of you to know about this Bible is that it will take us through the history and culture of the Bible. If you read the introduction, page 6 says, "You will learn how sacred history fits into the context of secular history-why an event happened, how events relate to each other, as well as the cultural, religious, political, and geographical background that influenced the events."
The New Kings James version of the Bible is rearranged according to the time that the events took place. The entire Bible is contained in 1 of 9 Epochs of time in this Bible. An Epoch "is a period of time charactized by peculiar features or events" as stated on page 7 of the Chronological Study Bible. So Epoch 2 is characterized by the Patriarchs. Epoch 1, takes us up through Genesis 11, the descendants of Noah, the most important one for us are the descendants of Terah, the main one being Abram, who becomes our first patriarch Abraham.
This Bible contains Transition Commentary, Epoch Introductions, Historical Overviews, Background Notes, Daily Life, Time Panels, Time Capsules, Time Charts, Maps, Scripture Reference, Cultural Historical Topics, Cultural and Historical Topics, Glossary, and Concordance and Index of Scripture Passages. The goal of this Bible is not to replace the Bible, but to help us see the timeline of events of the Bible.
Next week we will start with Epoch 1 of the Chronological Study Bible. I hope all of you will join me travel back in time, and take a look at our forefathers' lives. I am really excited.
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