There are two ribbons and this Study Bible is indexed which I LOVE! It is a large Bible, but with the large print and all that this Study Bible holds I wouldn't expect any less from Holman.
Now for the inside. It just doesn't get any better than this. A Holman Study Bible contains everything you can think of for further learning and embracing a study of the Word.
We have Greek and Hebrew word studies which are amazing tools in understanding scripture. Once you learn the origin of the word and grasp the original meaning you are on your way to understanding the Word like never before.
The concordance is outstanding along with the color maps. The comprehensive study notes are outstanding. One could seriously spend hours just reading the study notes and they are of such huge value to understanding scripture. Something I really love about this Study Bible is the charts and reconstructions. I too am excited about the color photos that take us back in time and open our eyes to objects and places that tell so much about the time.
The timelines are great tools, the essays are all throughout the Bible and touch on every subject. I shouldn't say, touch on. They go deep below the surface and I love that!! The introductions to each Book of the Bible are not only beautiful, but hold a LOT of information. Once we can understand the author and the time and who the Book is written to it gives us a greater understanding, which is why we should be reading the Bible in the first place. Love going deep and a Holman Study Bible will take you there!!
I encourage you to visit the site of B&H Publishing Group. This is one beautiful Bible, but if this isn't what you're searching for you are sure to find the perfect Bible for you!!
If there was one disadvantage, and it's a small one, it would be that the pages stick together a bit. But this is easy to solve. It only happens once you open your Study Bible for the first time. With patience it's easy to run your fingers across the pages and separate them. Once you take the time to do this it never happens again. I might add that this Study Bible comes beautifully boxed and wrapped. Which makes for a wonderful gift!
This Study Bible was a gift from B&H Publishing Group for sharing my review with you.