"Readers who desire a more intimate knowledge of the historical context of the Bible will appreciate the NIV Archaeological Study Bible. Full of informative articles and full-color photographs of places and objects from biblical times, this Bible examines the archaeological record surrounding Godâ€™s Word and brings the biblical world to life. Readersâ€™ personal studies will be enriched as they become more informed about the empires, places, and peoples of the ancient world. Features include: â€¢ Four-color interior throughout â€¢ Bottom-of-page study notes exploring passages that speak on archaeological and cultural facts â€¢ Articles (520) covering five main categories: Archaeological Sites, Cultural and Historical Notes, Ancient Peoples and Lands, the Reliability of the Bible, and Ancient Texts and Artifacts â€¢ Approximately 500 4-color photographs interspersed throughout â€¢ Detailed book introductions that provide basic, at-a-glance information â€¢ Detailed charts on pertinent topics â€¢ In-text color maps that assist the reader in placing the action "
Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. , Duane Garrett