This month marks the publication of a significant new study Bible. The New International Version is the world’s most read and most trusted modern English translation and it is now complemented by study notes and resources. The General Editor of the NIV Zondervan Study Bible is D.A. Carson, co-founder of The Gospel Coalition, and one of its Associate Editors is Dr Desi Alexander of Union Theological College, Belfast.
Dr Alexander, a native of Clough, Co. Antrim, is Senior Lecturer in the Biblical Studies department at Union Theological College and is an elder in Fitzroy Presbyterian Church. His international reputation as a biblical scholar is well-established and his contribution to this new study Bible is highly significant.
As well as contributing the Introduction the Old Testament and Introduction to the Pentateuch, Dr Alexander has also written the introduction to Genesis and articles on the biblical themes of Law, Temple, The City of God and The Kingdom of God. As well as a prolific writer, Dr Alexander is much appreciated by the students at Union College for his excellent, high quality teaching.
The all-new study tools in the NIV Zondervan Study Bible support the project’s unique goal of “unpacking God’s story”, first book by book, then as collections of biblical literature, and finally tracing the Bible’s complete witness to the Gospel. Bible students from every walk of life will grow deeper in their understanding of Scripture as God’s story is unpacked by nearly 20,000 new, comprehensive verse-by-verse study notes, 28 articles by award-winning scholars, 60 informative charts, more than 90 maps and hundreds of photos.
Dr Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, says “This NIV Zondervan Study Bible is a tremendous tool for informed Bible reading and study. The notes are written by the best assembly I’ve seen of faithful, international scholars.”