The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is back by popular demand! During August, this highly accessible study Bible is available again in the Bible Gateway Plus library.
If you’re a Bible Gateway Plus member, you now have full access to this book as you read Scripture. (Click here for a step-by-step guide to accessing this and other Bible Gateway Plus titles.) If you’re not a Plus member, you can start a free 30-day trial, during which you’ll have full access to the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible while it’s available during August.
When we added the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible for a limited time earlier this year, it proved enormously popular with Bible Gateway Plus members. If you missed it earlier this year, now’s your chance to see for yourself what this study Bible can bring to your Bible reading and understanding. With the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, you can:
- Read verse-by-verse study notes that reveal important background and context for even the most familiar Bible passages
- Discover how specific Hebrew and Greek words add depth and nuance to the Bible’s narrative
- Learn what the Bible teaches about hundreds of important topics and themes
If you’d like to learn more about it, we’ve written extensively about the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible here on the blog. This interview with the editors will give you a good sense of this study Bible’s perspective. We’ve also published infographics from this study Bible that explore the parable of the Good Samaritan, the story of the Tower of Babel, and the account of the Last Supper.
The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible joins over a dozen other popular study Bibles in the Bible Gateway Plus library, including the NIV Study Bible and MacArthur Study Bible. This new titles adds a fresh focus on the historical and cultural context of Scripture that nicely complements the other study Bibles.
We’re excited to bring the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible back to Bible Gateway Plus, and hope you’ll take time to explore it during August!
How to Access the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible if You’re a Bible Gateway Plus Member
If you’re a Plus member, this title is already in your library—just log in to your Bible Gateway account, look up any Bible passage, and find the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible in your study library panel. You’ll find it alongside the other dictionaries in your library. (Click here if you need a refresher course on accessing your study library.)
If you want to jump right in, click here to read Genesis 1 with the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible open alongside the Bible text.
How to Access the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible if You’re Not Yet a Bible Gateway Plus Member
If you’re not yet a Bible Gateway Plus member, you can still get full access to this digital study Bible (along with 40+ other digital titles) free for 30 days when you start your free 30-day trial of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it and see for yourself how the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible makes it easier to read and understand the Bible! Click here to start your risk-free trial of Bible Gateway Plus, and find out why we call Bible Gateway Plus the best value in digital Bible study.