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I'm convinced there is no study Bible that can contain everything one would want to have on hand in a portable print edition. If I had to choose just one study Bible to have in my collection it would be this one and there are several reasons. Firstly, it is solidly rooted in the confessional Lutheran tradition and was edited by some of the best modern scholars in that tradition. Since it is Lutheran it is Christ-centered in its approach to Biblical Theology. Secondly, though it is not the first study Bible to attempt to be devotional the meditations and the prayers are not moralistic like so many other Bibles. Rather, Christ is uplifted as both the Christian's justification and sanctification. It approaches the Scriptures with a strong Trinitarian and Sacramental theology showing how these apply to the life of the Christian. Thirdly, it has a good mixture of Christian apologetics, history, archeology, exegesis and theology in the study notes. Few study Bibles are as multifaceted as this one in the number of disciplines that are applied to the study notes. Finally, the topical articles are sensitive to modern reader's concerns about the Bible and give solidly Lutheran answers to difficult questions.
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