Have you ever been reading your Bible when questions about the text pop into your mind? What does an ephah of grain amount to? What was life like in Bible times for a widow without means? What about for a shepherd in the desert or a midwife in Egypt? What does a shekel equal in dollars? What went on in the centuries between the Old and New Testaments? Where is Jericho in relation to Jerusalem?
Having the answers to your questions at your fingertips would add so much depth to your Bible reading. You could grasp the whole meaning that’s lying right there within certain Scriptures and passages.
That’s why we’ve produced the new Jewish Voice Study Bible in the New International Version. It includes so many resources to help you understand Bible times that you’ll be amazed.
Rabbi Jonathan Bernis of Jewish Voice introduces an exclusive section of content at the end that highlights the importance of understanding the Jewish context in which the whole Bible was written and God’s continuing faithfulness to the Jewish people. You’ll learn about the “Lost Tribes of Israel” and their fascinating migrations over the millennia to surprising places around the world today.
Take a look at some of the other exciting features in the Jewish Voice Study Bible.
Connecting with Your Jewish Roots
This weekly Scripture-reading plan will take you through the first five books of the Bible – the Torah – in a year. The plan includes selected readings from the HafTorah, which are the Prophets and Writings of the Old Testament, and the New Testament.
Biblical Feasts and Jewish Memorial Days
Within the biblical Jewish feasts lies tremendous meaning ‒ for Jewish and Gentile Believers alike. You’ll learn about each of the biblically commanded Feasts of the Lord, including Passover and Yom Kippur, along with two additional Jewish memorial days described in the Bible.
The Importance of Israel
Why Israel is So Important
Today, many Believers do not understand God’s eternal promise to Israel – both to the people and the Land. This section provides key Scriptures – from Genesis through the New Testament – that declare God’s faithfulness to the Jewish people and His commitment to restoring them to Himself.
Intercessory Prayer Guide for Israel
Psalm 122:6 instructs us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all of Israel. It invokes a blessing on those who do so. The JVMI Bible includes a prayer guide that uses Scripture and a simple bulleted list to help you intercede for the salvation of Israel and Jewish people everywhere. A map of 21st century Israel will help you in your prayers and Scripture reading.
Is Peace Possible in the Middle East?
Examining the history and current news, it would appear that peace in the Middle East isn’t possible. Read an excerpt from Jonathan Bernis’ book Is Peace Possible? for an inspiring reminder that all things are possible with God.
Leading the Way to Salvation
Using the Old Testament in Sharing the Gospel
The apostle Paul taught about Jesus using the only Scriptures he had at the time – the Old Testament. Because many Jewish people don’t accept the New Testament as Scripture, it’s valuable to know how to share the Gospel of the Messiah with them from their own Holy Scriptures – what we call the Old Testament. You’ll find some helpful guidance in this article.
Today, one of the most dramatic ways to share the Good News with others is through the Old Testament’s Messianic prophecies that Jesus fulfilled. This clear list will bolster your own faith and help you talk about Him with others.
Sharing Jesus with Others & Accepting Jesus
A simple guide will help you lead someone to receive Jesus. There is also a sample prayer that can be used to accept Him as Messiah. A sample prayer for accepting Jesus as Messiah can help you pray with someone receiving Him or guide someone you might give this Bible to as a gift.
Other Exciting Features
Extensive Book Introductions
Bible book introductions provide backgrounds, dates, themes and outlines to help you understand the structure and context of each book.
Understand the deeper meaning of Scriptures with brief Hebrew and Greek word studies interspersed throughout the Scriptures.
If you’ve ever wondered what path the Israelites wandered for 40 years in the wilderness, or where Gideon and his tiny army of 300 fought and won their battles, or what Jerusalem looked like at various times in Bible history – well, there’s a map for each of those curiosities plus many more. The Jewish Voice Study Bible includes 76 full-color maps to help you understand the settings of various Bible accounts and history.
“Day in the Life” Articles
Catch a glimpse of what life was like in Bible times through 16 fascinating “A Day in the Life” articles interspersed throughout the Bible text.
54 textual articles provide more in-depth knowledge about a variety of topics that you’ll read about through your daily devotional times with the Lord.
Charts & Models
Thirty-six charts organize everything from Old and New Testament chronologies to David’s family tree, from Messianic Psalms to Daniel’s vision, and from the parables of Jesus to His resurrection appearances. Eight model drawings show you what the Tabernacle, Temples and their furnishings looked like.
Page notes offer valuable context from rabbis, scholars and early church leaders.
The Study Helps section includes handy tools to assist you in your Bible reading. A Table of Weights and Measures helps you translate meanings into modern-day equivalents. The Glossary defines certain difficult words for you. A Concordance lists nearly 5,000 words and 36,000 verses where they’re used. The Index to Maps helps you check the list of locations and know what maps show them. The Bibliography and End Notes document the sources used in writing the volume of articles and commentary.
The Word of God is living and active (Hebrews 4:12), and our faith grows by hearing it (Romans 10:17). The Jewish Voice Study Bible will connect you with the Jewish roots and foundation of your faith in Yeshua. You will see the Word come alive within its historical context and see the consistent message of redemption told from Genesis to Revelation.