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For homeschool Bible lessons, a study Bible is a must. The NIV, Halley’s Study Bible is a good resource because it includes almost everything in one book. The full text of the Bible is printed in a highly readable font, with two-column pages and standout headings in bold blue type. This edition also includes notes at the bottom of each page, as well as commentary insets.
This Bible also includes reading plans and a concordance. My favorite feature is the color photography throughout, with artwork, places, and archaeology and informative captions. These photographs are printed in higher quality than I have found in other Bibles, and the photos are even a bit glossy.
The tissue thin pages keep this hardback edition manageably sized, but I find that they tend to wrinkle and buckle easily, especially the sections nearer to the front and back cover. This Bible cannot be transported as easily as one with a closure around it. Plus it is pretty heavy.
Full-color maps include lands from the earliest ancient times through the missionary travels of Paul and then the Roman Empire during Caesar’s reign.
All of the features of Halley’s Study Bible combine to serve as a good resource for students. Though it isn’t one that I’d carry out of the house, it gets a lot of use on our homeschool table.