NKJV Study Bible, by Thomas Nelson Publishers (book review)

This Bible is a Second Edition release, which was copyrighted in 1997 and 2007.   Not having used any previous editions, I cannot say how this edition has been updated.  However, there are several wonder features, and I'll describe a few of the more prominent ones here.


General Editor: Earl D. Radmacher, Th. D. was on staff at Western Seminary, and passed away on December 8, 2014.

Old Testament Editor: Ronald B. Allen, Th. D., is currently the Senior Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary.

New Testament Editor: H. Wayne House, Th. D., J. D. is the Distinguished Research Professor of Theology, Law, and Culture at Faith Evangelical College and Seminary, and President of Christian Perspective International.

Other contributors in the first edition are numerous, and many have titles following their names.


There are a number of articles strategically placed throughout this study Bible, and there is a nice article index located in the opening pages.  Typically, the articles long enough to cover the subject and answer key questions, but brief enough so as to not require a lot of page space.

Word Studies:
Beginning on page xxvii is a list of words for study.  It goes without saying that the list is not all-inclusive.  And while it is only five pages long, the words for studies have a Strong's concordance reference, as well as a page number index. 
The word study itself contains a brief explanation of the word from within the context of the Bible passage and concordance.  Here's how it works: Citing "God" in the word study section provides the Hebrew word, followed by the page number where the "word study" is located.  Turn to page 4 and the reader finds the brief study. This feature would probably be best used as a launching pad for deeper learning in conjunction with other study tools.


The concordance is a decent 195 pages long.  While it does not contain Hebrew or Greek references, it is competitive to other Bible concordances when the reader is in need of a quick reference.  Then again, in this digital age, a word or phrase can be quickly accessed via cell phone technology.  Nevertheless, it's a useful tool.

Dimensions and Specs:

The pages measure approximately 6 1/4 inches x 9 inches, and is approximately 1 3/4 inches thick.
Each page is divided into two columns measuring approximately 2 1/8 inches wide.  The columns are separated by a center reference column measuring approximately 3/4 inch wide.

The font is a comfortable read for a thicker study Bible.  I typically wear glasses for reading, but do not have a terribly difficult time reading the words without glasses.  Font size has to be just right for study Bibles: to small.


I like to write in my Bible, and these margins are suitable for jotting notes, especially if you write on the smaller side of the penmanship spectrum.
 I've included this photo to give you a reference point regarding font and margin sizes.


This is a good quality study Bible. Prices range from $40 to $60, and would be money well spent.  I really haven't found anything to "complain" about with this Bible (other than the color of the cover...most men will be more interested in a stronger color), so I give it 4.5 stars out of 5.  Christmas is approaching, and maybe someone in your circle needs a new Bible. 


I received this NKJV Study Bible free of charge from Thomas Nelson Publishers via BookLook Bloggers.  All opinions are mine, and I was not required or forced to provide a positive review.  By the way, the purchaser can even register his/her Bible with the publisher for warranty benefits. Since I received it free of charge, I didn't think it would be right to utilize this I'm not quite sure how user friendly that process is.

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