Review: “Know the Word” Study Bible

by ggeurs

This is a review of the Know the Word Bible published by Thomas Nelson Publishers.

I tend stay away from the King James Bible; at times I have found the language less accessible. This can be a major problem because I read the Bible in the mornings and inaccessible text is the type of thing which easily can cause my eyes to glaze over. But I am up for a challenge, and I determined not to let my eyes glaze over with a King James Bible, so I chose the Know the Word Study Bible-KJV and after going through it, I can say it was a good choice.

This Bible features the traditional KJV text, so traditionalists can rejoice. What it also provides are some unique and helpful features. Before each of the books, the editors provide an overview of the author/book, key ideas, and key verses. Throughout each book, there are topical articles, as well as verse-by-verse notes to help the reader comprehend the text. The back of the book contains a concordance of common words and their location, as long as a wide assortment of maps to help the reader obtain a geographical context. A useful reading piece the editors put in between the Old Testament and the New Testament is a two-page overview of what happens between Malachi 4:6 and Matthew 1:1 (“What Happened Between the Old and New Testaments”); it is useful because it gives the readers an idea of the culture that Jesus was born into.

For the reader who wants to start wading into the language of the KJV Bible, Know the Word is a good resource to have. The text is there, as well as study resources, to help the reader dig into the text. Considering a simple study aide, consider this book.

I received my copy of this book through the BookLook Bloggers program in exchange for reviewing it. I was not obligated to post a positive review; the opinions expressed are mine.