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Over 2 million readers around the world have had their spiritual lives enriched and their understanding of God’s Word expanded by The MacArthur Study Bible. Drawing on more than fifty years of dedicated pastoral and scholarly work, Dr. John MacArthur’s verse-by-verse study notes, book introductions, and articles display an unparalleled commitment to interpretive precision— Over 2 million readers around the world have had their spiritual lives enriched and their understanding of God’s Word expanded by The MacArthur Study Bible. Drawing on more than fifty years of dedicated pastoral and scholarly work, Dr. John MacArthur’s verse-by-verse study notes, book introductions, and articles display an unparalleled commitment to interpretive precision—with the goal of making God known through His Word. Features include: Fully redesigned second edition with updated study notes and expanded selection of maps and charts Nearly 25,000 verse-by-verse study notes 190 in-text maps, charts, and diagrams that illustrate the meanings, themes, teachings, people, and places of Scripture Outline of Systematic Theology Thomas Nelson’s complete cross-reference system, with over 72,000 references Concordance Bible reading plans Chronology of Old Testament Patriarchs and Judges Chronology of Old Testament Kings and Prophets Chronology of the New Testament Overviews of Christ’s Life, Ministry, and Passion Week Harmony of the Gospels Introductions to each major section of Scripture Index to Key Bible Doctrines Clear and readable NASB Comfort Print® 9.5-point typeface  


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Over 2 million readers around the world have had their spiritual lives enriched and their understanding of God’s Word expanded by The MacArthur Study Bible. Drawing on more than fifty years of dedicated pastoral and scholarly work, Dr. John MacArthur’s verse-by-verse study notes, book introductions, and articles display an unparalleled commitment to interpretive precision— Over 2 million readers around the world have had their spiritual lives enriched and their understanding of God’s Word expanded by The MacArthur Study Bible. Drawing on more than fifty years of dedicated pastoral and scholarly work, Dr. John MacArthur’s verse-by-verse study notes, book introductions, and articles display an unparalleled commitment to interpretive precision—with the goal of making God known through His Word. Features include: Fully redesigned second edition with updated study notes and expanded selection of maps and charts Nearly 25,000 verse-by-verse study notes 190 in-text maps, charts, and diagrams that illustrate the meanings, themes, teachings, people, and places of Scripture Outline of Systematic Theology Thomas Nelson’s complete cross-reference system, with over 72,000 references Concordance Bible reading plans Chronology of Old Testament Patriarchs and Judges Chronology of Old Testament Kings and Prophets Chronology of the New Testament Overviews of Christ’s Life, Ministry, and Passion Week Harmony of the Gospels Introductions to each major section of Scripture Index to Key Bible Doctrines Clear and readable NASB Comfort Print® 9.5-point typeface  

30 review for NASB, MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition, eBook: Unleashing God's Truth One Verse at a Time

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jaye Knight

    I got this Bible as a gift several years ago and have read through it twice. I've gained an incredible amount of knowledge from the notes, especially about the Old Testament. I got this Bible as a gift several years ago and have read through it twice. I've gained an incredible amount of knowledge from the notes, especially about the Old Testament.

  2. 4 out of 5

    B

    The Bible is a classic (not to mention the truest words ever written!). This particular publication is great because: - NASB (New American Standard Bible) is a truer translation (I think) from the original Hebrew/Aramaic and Greek - Cross-references - Alternate translations for various words - Well-written footnotes - Maps and other reference materials throughout - I like the leather binding - It was given to me as a gift from my beautiful wife <3 If you're a bit of a geek like me, then you'll re The Bible is a classic (not to mention the truest words ever written!). This particular publication is great because: - NASB (New American Standard Bible) is a truer translation (I think) from the original Hebrew/Aramaic and Greek - Cross-references - Alternate translations for various words - Well-written footnotes - Maps and other reference materials throughout - I like the leather binding - It was given to me as a gift from my beautiful wife <3 If you're a bit of a geek like me, then you'll really appreciate the reference materials in particular. They are really helpful for digging in to various themes and concepts to provide a much richer, deeper picture of what is being said in the passages.

  3. 4 out of 5

    laurenpie

    Enriching and Trustworthy; NOTE re Large Print edition John MacArthur's commentary broadens my understanding of scripture and adds instructive historical perspective. At the same time, it helps me to focus on a passage's core spiritual truths and its applications to my life. I love John MacArthur's sermons (I listen online), and am now thrilled to find this treasure-trove of exposition. I have both the 2006 NASB "MacArthur Study Bible" and the 2005 "The MacArthur Bible Commentary." I've compared th Enriching and Trustworthy; NOTE re Large Print edition John MacArthur's commentary broadens my understanding of scripture and adds instructive historical perspective. At the same time, it helps me to focus on a passage's core spiritual truths and its applications to my life. I love John MacArthur's sermons (I listen online), and am now thrilled to find this treasure-trove of exposition. I have both the 2006 NASB "MacArthur Study Bible" and the 2005 "The MacArthur Bible Commentary." I've compared the two in terms of content (not exhaustively, but fairly extensively), and I believe the 2006 study bible DOES have all the same charts, maps and articles of the 2005 commentary, though several have been renamed and moved to a different section or location. Also, the commentary itself seems to be identical between these two works. LARGE PRINT: I have the large print edition (bonded leather). Both the scripture and the commentary are significantly larger than in the normal print edition, and though the "large-print" commentary isn't AS large as the "large-print" scripture itself, the commentary is still quite a bit larger than it is in the regular print bible and is clearly legible. The scripture font is NOT as large as my other "Giant Print" bible, but is in keeping with "Large Print" expectations. KINDLE edition warning: The charts and maps are too small to be legible. After attempting to read the commentary on my Kindle for a few weeks, I went ahead and bought the full study bible (hard copy, not Kindle) solely in order to view these charts and maps in larger print.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Dan Dartnall

    I love the layout of this bible and MacArthur's organization of the helps and commentary. I've also come to love the New American Standard translation the most because of its very accurate, literal translation. This is a great resource for bible/theology students, pastors, small group leaders, or anyone else who wishes to dig a little deeper into the bible. I love the layout of this bible and MacArthur's organization of the helps and commentary. I've also come to love the New American Standard translation the most because of its very accurate, literal translation. This is a great resource for bible/theology students, pastors, small group leaders, or anyone else who wishes to dig a little deeper into the bible.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Douglas Wilson

    Not this version, and just the New Testament.

  6. 5 out of 5

    K Nathanael

    For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 NIV). Great commentary provided by John MacArthur

  7. 5 out of 5

    librarian4Him02

    In 2010, i once again took a journey through God's word. This is something I try to do every other year or so. Each time I gain a deeper understanding of God, HIs plan, purposes, and sovereignty. In this particular edition, edited by John MacArthur, there are a myriad of maps, diagrams, footnotes, cross references and more to help you learn and understand God's word. If you're looking for a good study Bible, I highly recommend this one. In 2010, i once again took a journey through God's word. This is something I try to do every other year or so. Each time I gain a deeper understanding of God, HIs plan, purposes, and sovereignty. In this particular edition, edited by John MacArthur, there are a myriad of maps, diagrams, footnotes, cross references and more to help you learn and understand God's word. If you're looking for a good study Bible, I highly recommend this one.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Marcia

    I just finished reading through the Bible in one year. I used this study bible for the adventure. I really enjoyed the study notes in the publication. It clarified verses and content with which I was struggling. I didn't use the Bible reading plan in the book. I used the one from Discipleship Journal so I didn't have to read Job until last--often my hang-up in past attempts. I just finished reading through the Bible in one year. I used this study bible for the adventure. I really enjoyed the study notes in the publication. It clarified verses and content with which I was struggling. I didn't use the Bible reading plan in the book. I used the one from Discipleship Journal so I didn't have to read Job until last--often my hang-up in past attempts.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Dave Ebacher

    Next to the Ryrie NASV, this study bible by Dr. John MacArthur and buttressed by the Master's Seminary, is the finest study bible in current publication. The intros. and notes provide very good historical, cultural and grammatical insights that support the text for faithful application. One book that I'll never finish reading! Next to the Ryrie NASV, this study bible by Dr. John MacArthur and buttressed by the Master's Seminary, is the finest study bible in current publication. The intros. and notes provide very good historical, cultural and grammatical insights that support the text for faithful application. One book that I'll never finish reading!

  10. 5 out of 5

    'ME'

    MY FAVOURITE BIBLE VERSION!!! and yes John Macarthur's study notes do help but only to a certain point... it is always nice to continue to study and read his and other FULL length Commentaries, i mean to take a bite is nice but to actually sink your teeth into a txt and grasp it in depth is always best! (Calvin and Spurgeon have excellent commentaries!) MY FAVOURITE BIBLE VERSION!!! and yes John Macarthur's study notes do help but only to a certain point... it is always nice to continue to study and read his and other FULL length Commentaries, i mean to take a bite is nice but to actually sink your teeth into a txt and grasp it in depth is always best! (Calvin and Spurgeon have excellent commentaries!)

  11. 5 out of 5

    Roy

    I enjoy the ministry of John MacArthur and appreciate his passion for God's Word. This edition is in the NASB, a very good Bible translation (perhaps the most literal English translation). The notes are very helpful though I differed with him over his Calvinistic views. However, I do highly recommend this study Bible. I enjoy the ministry of John MacArthur and appreciate his passion for God's Word. This edition is in the NASB, a very good Bible translation (perhaps the most literal English translation). The notes are very helpful though I differed with him over his Calvinistic views. However, I do highly recommend this study Bible.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Russell

    This is my favorite translation for study, and my favorite study bible for the notes included... .The only problem with this Bible at all is it is too easy to see through the pages, so it can cause a little eye strain if lighting is not just right....

  13. 4 out of 5

    Joanna

    Great study Bible - excellent scriptural exposition and great "helps" throughout (maps, lists, book introductions, etc.) Great study Bible - excellent scriptural exposition and great "helps" throughout (maps, lists, book introductions, etc.)

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jean Pierre

    John MacArthur is one of my favorite living theologians today. This study bible has helped me to better understand God's revealed word. MacArthur's study bible is probably one of the most detailed study bibles you will ever come across. He has literally thousands of notes that expound difficult passages. The only issue, if you could call it that, that I have with this book is that he is dispensational so MacArthur does view many passages of Scripture from that framework. Besides that, this is a John MacArthur is one of my favorite living theologians today. This study bible has helped me to better understand God's revealed word. MacArthur's study bible is probably one of the most detailed study bibles you will ever come across. He has literally thousands of notes that expound difficult passages. The only issue, if you could call it that, that I have with this book is that he is dispensational so MacArthur does view many passages of Scripture from that framework. Besides that, this is a very good study bible and a must have for any Christian.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Shiba

    I loved it! I haven't read the entire thing, obviously... I prefer reading the Bible in my mother tongue (Afrikaans), anyway. But whenever I read something I don't understand, I'm able to check this study Bible - MacArthur explains the Bible with the Bible, explaining cultural background where necessary; he doesn't make up his own stories to twist the Bible his way, which is always something I worry about in study Bibles. I loved it! I haven't read the entire thing, obviously... I prefer reading the Bible in my mother tongue (Afrikaans), anyway. But whenever I read something I don't understand, I'm able to check this study Bible - MacArthur explains the Bible with the Bible, explaining cultural background where necessary; he doesn't make up his own stories to twist the Bible his way, which is always something I worry about in study Bibles.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Paquette

    This is the version I prefer when studying. I often reference back to other versions, especially NLT, when I am having trouble understaning the concept. This is also the version that I have started using for memorization work. (I don't have the MacArthur Study Bible though, I could not access the exact publication I have even though it is here on goodreads.) This is the version I prefer when studying. I often reference back to other versions, especially NLT, when I am having trouble understaning the concept. This is also the version that I have started using for memorization work. (I don't have the MacArthur Study Bible though, I could not access the exact publication I have even though it is here on goodreads.)

  17. 4 out of 5

    Steven Mills

    Gave two stars because it’s nicely formatted and a good translation...but the commentary leaves a lot to be desired. If you want someone who holds to an incredibly narrow kind of Christianity (Protestant, Baptist, cessationist, Calvinist, young-earth Creationist, pre-trib dispensationalist) to tell you what he thinks the Bible means, then this is a great Bible.

  18. 4 out of 5

    DeAnn Wilson

    1 Timothy 3:16 "The word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates, even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 1 Timothy 3:16 "The word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates, even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Denton

    This is my current favorite Bible! I love the NASB text and the study notes are abundant and shed light onto the text. I thank God for John MacArthur!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Eddie

    I have recently stopped using this Bible because I prefer the NKJV. I still use the MacArthur notes though. I don't always agree with John MacArthur but I do like his notes and ideas. I have recently stopped using this Bible because I prefer the NKJV. I still use the MacArthur notes though. I don't always agree with John MacArthur but I do like his notes and ideas.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Carl

    the amount os notes is unsurmmounted by any other study bible thus far.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kara

    Awesome! The best book you'll ever read! Awesome! The best book you'll ever read!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Merri Hawkins

    Love the format of this bible

  24. 5 out of 5

    Matthew

    A must have Bible. NASB is extremely accurate and is the best english translation that uses minority Greek text.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Julie Traxler

    The Old Testament is mind boggling.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Brandon Price

    NASB has been an interesting translation. MacArthur's commentary is excellent. NASB has been an interesting translation. MacArthur's commentary is excellent.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Adam

    Pretty sure I’ve read all of this by now. I can’t believe I made it through all the prophets! I started with Genesis and read chronologically while also reading the New Testament chronologically. There is still way too much meaning in passages of the Bible that I haven’t understood to say that I really truly READ everything there is to read here. But I have certainly absorbed all of it in some capacity. When I started, I scripture memorization seemed like a chore, but now it’s one of my favorite Pretty sure I’ve read all of this by now. I can’t believe I made it through all the prophets! I started with Genesis and read chronologically while also reading the New Testament chronologically. There is still way too much meaning in passages of the Bible that I haven’t understood to say that I really truly READ everything there is to read here. But I have certainly absorbed all of it in some capacity. When I started, I scripture memorization seemed like a chore, but now it’s one of my favorite things to do. When I started, I was going through a very difficult period of struggle with myself and my sin. Many things have changed since then. I was originally going to read it in a year, but then I encountered a snag during Isaiah and I slowed waaaay down. But somewhere in the middle of Isaiah, I figured out how to really READ poetry and enjoy it. This then allowed me to read the Psalms and find that they are my constant help in times of need. Poetry requires a certain baseline of experience to hear the richness of meaning in wordsthat I didn’t have in my adolescence when I was originally made to read these things, and that explains why I never remembered any of it then. The book of Daniel is my favorite book in the Bible for OBVIOUS reasons. Even the prophetic visions at the end are incredible and I learned that the exact date of Jesus’s Triumphal entry was predicted in verse 9:25. That entire section still blows my mind. Our world needs more Old Testament. The Pentateuch is the foundation of the work of Christ, who obeyed the entire Law and then provided the atonement for mankind by dying and rising again on the third day. We simply don’t understand what it means that Israel for thousands of years performed bloody sacrifices which demonstrated the atonement for sins. The meaning of it was in the actions they carried out DAILY. Leviticus ain’t boring folks. The world has no excuse but to believe in His name. The riches of the revelation of God are sufficient to bring the whole world to salvation, but only those who trust into the name of Jesus will be saved. His work is finished and reliable, but who will place their burdens on Him instead of relying on their own performance? All we like sheep have gone astray, and each of us has turned to his own way, and the Lord has laid on HIM the iniquity of us all. Who cannot receive this gift of grace? Who cannot rely on it day after day and walk in increasing obedience and joy, even in the midst of suffering? These riches have been offered to the world, and blessed are those who heed every word that is written in them. “Let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the waters of life without cost.”

  28. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    I try to read through the Bible every year or two, and I vary the translations. This year I chose the NASB. I've had an NASB on my study shelf for years, but have only used it for reference, not for reading in detail. First - the translation: I didn't care for the NASB as a reading Bible. I will stick to it as a reference Bible. The grammatical constructions were sometimes awkward, and it lacked the readability of some other translations that I've used. Second - the study notes: There are very det I try to read through the Bible every year or two, and I vary the translations. This year I chose the NASB. I've had an NASB on my study shelf for years, but have only used it for reference, not for reading in detail. First - the translation: I didn't care for the NASB as a reading Bible. I will stick to it as a reference Bible. The grammatical constructions were sometimes awkward, and it lacked the readability of some other translations that I've used. Second - the study notes: There are very detailed study notes, which were often quite helpful. MacArthur takes a pre-millennialism viewpoint, but mentions other viewpoints throughout and why he thinks his interpretation is the best. There is a schedule in the back to read through in a year, which was very helpful. I kept it bookmarked in my Kindle version so I could easily keep track of where I should be. Third - the Kindle version: This was one of the best I've seen for ease of use. It was really easy to navigate back and forth from the notes and cross-references to the text, and to get to a particular spot in the Bible. The reading guide was linked, so I was able to use that as a navigation tool as well. 5 stars for the ease of use. This version made me long for more readability, so in 2018, I'm going back to The Message for my daily reading.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Tina "IRead2Escape"

    I started a read the bible in a year study with some friends. We tweaked it by reading the bible on during the weekdays leaving the weekends for catch up if we got behind. I looked at several different bibles and interpretations before choosing this one for the read and I'm so glad I chose the MacArthur Study bible. The notes are so helpful and the print is comfortable enough that my eyes weren't overly stressed. I use colored pencils to highlight and I never had any bleed through or see through I started a read the bible in a year study with some friends. We tweaked it by reading the bible on during the weekdays leaving the weekends for catch up if we got behind. I looked at several different bibles and interpretations before choosing this one for the read and I'm so glad I chose the MacArthur Study bible. The notes are so helpful and the print is comfortable enough that my eyes weren't overly stressed. I use colored pencils to highlight and I never had any bleed through or see through on the opposite page.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Noah Frank

    I haven’t read all of this Bible, but I have read through all of the Bible a few times and this is by far my favorite translation. The Bible study commentary is very informative and this is a truly great Bible to own for those that are looking for a deeper dive into God’s amazing Word.

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