The [Expanded] Bible by Thomas Nelson
The [Expanded] Bible by Thomas Nelson is a part of their signature series. There are numerous cross references spread throughout the Bible itself to aid in studying the word of God. The [Expanded] Bible though offers different interpretations such as traditional meaning of passages or a literal translation of a word. For example John 1:1 reads as:
“1In the beginning [Gen. 1:1] ·there was the Word [the Word already existed; Cthe Word refers to Christ, God’s revelation of himself]. The Word was ·with [in the presence of; in intimate relationship with] God [Cthe Father], and the Word was [fully] God.” -Thomas Nelson, Inc.. The Expanded Bible
There is an introduction to the Bible in the front while the meanings of the abbreviations and how to read The [Expanded] Bible are also in the beginning. An index of major events that occurred and topics of the Bible is included.
My Accommodations and Criticisms :
The index of major events helps a lot when I can not remember where to find stories like those of Balaam and the one of Saul and Barnabas. I find the additions intriguing and helpful in studying the Bible, and beneficial. I did like that the additions were clearly marked as additions, and could be seen as such. The only negative aspect to them is that when wanting to just read the Bible it is difficult to read through, because of the additions. Nonetheless, I find this one of the better Bible’s out today, and I would suggest it to anyone else who is interested in seeing more in depth meanings whether they be traditional or a more literal rendering.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.