The CSB Study Bible For Women

The CSB Study Bible For Women

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The most comprehensive study Bible ever prepared for women and by women, the CSB Study Bible for Women invites you to explore the riches of God’s Word. Follow God’s grand story across this Bible for women, guided by threads of specialized study that explain essential doctrines, answer hard questions, discuss biblical womanhood, and apply truth to our hearts and lives.

The CSB Study Bible for Women is edited by Dr. Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Dr. Rhonda Harrington Kelley, both long-time women’s ministry leaders, authors and seminary professors at two of the nation’s most respected seminaries. As you learn from these women extensively educated in Biblical studies and languages and passionate about God’s Word, you will be equipped in turn to mentor others in the truth and hope found in Scripture. 

Bibles for women that are so well-researched and in-depth are a valuable resource—and this women’s study Bible is one of the most exhaustive study Bibles available. If you’re looking for an excellent daily devotional Bible or a study Bible for women to help you dive deeper into God’s Word, this Bible will be a useful resource in your Christian discipleship. 

Features include: 6,490 extensive study notes, Over 500 word studies, 25 full-color maps and reconstructions, and 95 charts, Introductions to each book of the Bible, A comprehensive concordance including every woman and reference to women in the Bible, Threads of specialized women’s Bible study material woven throughout, pointing to God’s larger story including: Biblical Womanhood articles, Answers to “Hard Questions”, Character profiles, Doctrinal notes, “Written on My Heart” applications, Smyth-sewn binding, Two-column text in 9.25-point type. A woman’s Bible that is great for preparing to teach future bible studies or for daily readings.

The CSB Study Bible for Women features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture’s life-transforming message and to share it with others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433651335
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/15/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 2240
Sales rank: 406,055
File size: 61 MB
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Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Dorothy Kelley Patterson is professor of Theology in Women’s Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Forth Worth, Texas. She is a homemaker, popular speaker, and successful writer, editor, and compiler of numerous books including A Handbook for Ministers' Wives, The Family, BeAttitudes for Women, and Touched by Greatness: Women in the Life of Moses. Patterson is coeditor of the Old Testament and New Testament volumes of the Women’s Evangelical Commentary. Her husband Paige is president of Southwestern Baptist Theological

Dorothy Kelley Patterson es profesora de Teología en Estudios para Mujeres en el Seminario Teológico Bautista del Sur en Fort Worth, Texas. Es ama de casa, reconocida oradora, exitosa escritora y editora. Ha recopilado numerosos libros y es coeditora de los volúmenes del Antiguo Testamento y del Nuevo Testamento del Women’s Evangelical Commentary [Comentario Evangélico para Mujeres]. Su esposo, Paige, es presidente del Seminario Teológico Bautista del Sur.

Rhonda Harrington Kelley received her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of New Orleans and serves as the President's Wife and Adjunct Professor of Women’s Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA. She is a frequent speaker for women as well as the author of numerous books and coeditor of the Old Testament and New Testament volumes of the Women’s Evangelical Commentary. Her husband Chuck is the president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Rhonda Harrington Kelley es profesora adjunta y esposa del presidente del Ministerio para Mujeres en el Seminario Teologico Bautista del Sur en New Orleans, Louisiana. Frecuentemente brinda conferencias para mujeres y ademas es autora de numerosos libros, como tambien coeditora de los volumenes del Antiguo Testamento y del Nuevo Testamento del Women's Evangelical Commentary [Comentario Evangelico para Mujeres]. Su esposo, Chuck, es presidente del Seminario Teologico Bautista de New Orleans.

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Introduction to The Study Bible for Women ®

Opening God's Word to women through a comprehensive study of Scripture prepared by women for women on subjects important to women is not really a modern phenomenon. The apostle Paul placed within his discussion on church order a mandate for spiritually mature women to teach women who were new to the faith (Ti 2:3-5). In the modern era as well, women are devoting personal time and resources to diligent study of God's Word and woman-towoman instruction.

The Study Bible for Women, together with the Old and New Testament volumes of the Women's Evangelical Commentary, completes a trilogy of unique tools for unlocking the riches of Holy Scripture. These three volumes, without apology, are prepared primarily for women to use in personal study and preparation for teaching. In the Study Bible, women will find guidance for unfolding the clear meaning of Scripture as well as timely challenges to fashion their lives accordingly, written by believing sisters in the Lord who have a passion for woman-to-woman exposition and who are uniquely prepared to explain the Scriptures. The women who contributed to these volumes model disciplined reading of Scripture according to carefully defined hermeneutical boundaries, resulting in:

• distinctive exegesis that pulls out the meaning of the text rather than reading into the text their own personal opinions;

• sensitivity to apply Scripture to the particular needs and questions of women without using a feminist "gender lens";

• intuitive scholarship — the linking of discerning intuition with the discipline of scholarship;

• cultivation of mentoring friendships that offer common ground instead of polarity in the tasks of understanding and teaching the Bible; and

• creativity in connecting mind and heart, doctrine and practical service, firm biblical boundaries, and relevant life applications.

Scripture provides all you need for "life and godliness," and The Study Bible for Women is the perfect tool for discovering this provision (1Pt 1:3). Its specially designed features offer to any woman who comes to Scripture with an open heart and ready mind a catalyst for personal study of God's Word as well as resources for teaching other women how to read and study the Scriptures. The introduction to each of the Bible's sixty-six books answers basic fact questions about the book, explains what the book is about, offers good reasons for women to read it, and provides guidance for studying it effectively. Also included are a carefully selected key verse that captures one of the book's themes, a timeline situating people and main events in history, and a content outline that provides a helpful overview of the book and its structure. The study notes in the outer margins offer insights on difficult-to-understand passages and spotlight important truths. In addition, "threads" of specialized study are woven throughout — explanations of foundational doctrines, profiles of biblical women, relevant discussions of biblical womanhood, helpful word studies, and answers to hard questions prompted by the text of Scripture. At the end of each book is a devotional word of application, celebration, encouragement, or other means of allowing the Holy Spirit to write the particular truths of that book on your own heart.

Come to Scripture with a teachable heart ready to hear God speak, respond to Him in obedience, and find your place in His story. The godly woman will seek to conform her beliefs and behavior to Scripture, not pick and choose what Scripture is most agreeable to her own desires. Attentiveness to the Word of God, willingness to explore its depths, and eagerness to meet and enjoy fellowship with its divine Author will inspire your readiness to become a wise woman whose life is securely built on the rock of doing whatever the Lord says (Mt 7:24-25). May the Lord grant to each of you who uses this Study Bible a renewed commitment of personal time and the determination to pursue the riches found in serious study of God's Word — not only for yourself but also for the women you will teach as the Word is continually written on your heart.

Yours for a journey through God's Word,

Dorothy Kelley Patterson


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Table of Contents

Introduction to The Study Bible for Women,
How to Study the Bible,
The Christian Life,
Introduction to the Christian Standard Bible,
Transliteration Charts,
Table of Weights and Measures,
Abbreviations Used in The CSB Study Bible For Women,
Old Testament,
1 Samuel,
2 Samuel,
1 Kings,
2 Kings,
1 Chronicles,
2 Chronicles,
Song of Songs,
New Testament,
1 Corinthians,
2 Corinthians,
1 Thessalonians,
2 Thessalonians,
1 Timothy,
2 Timothy,
1 Peter,
2 Peter,
1 John,
2 John,
3 John,
Study Bible for Women Features,
Index of Features,
CSB Concordance featuring All the Women in the Bible,

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