Yes. If your a novice pick it up. If you're a veteran its good to have another tool available to use. I am interested in the format and the layout.
I did not know about this and I believe it has not been release yet. The only disappointment for me or setback would be the fact that it is only available in NKJV which I no longer read. I wish it were an ESV or NASB or at least hope someone follows this pattern and does something similar with those texts.
Would it be useful tool or would it just sow confusion?
I don't see how it would cause any confusion unless the person who is reading it has no understanding of the term 'chronological order' - if that language is foreign to you then save your money. Buy a dictionary instead and then look up chronological and order separately to find out what it means.
Do you think it's allright that publishers alter the order of the Bible this way, or is this something that shouldn't be tampered with?
Why not! Your pastors do it regularly to do expository and topical teaching! How hypocritical to say that its okay for a pastor to do the same for a sermon for a study bible to have an outline of chronoligical events AS LONG AS nobody else makes this material available in book format for the common believer to use at his/her leisure at their expense! HYPOCRITES! smh
Me, I am mildly uncomfortable with it, that was my first thought.
Why? Please explain.
I think even my husband was a little skeptical about it when I told him. He's comes from a very conservative Christian background (a more modern Mennonite denomination that he describes as being similar to an 'uptight Baptist'), but he kind of shies away from all church involvement today, doesn't even like to talk about spiritual issues at all.
However, I am also curious about how the finished product comes out, whether or not it results in any confusion or maybe inaccuracies of some sort.
I think we should wait until that happens before we jump to conclusions about Mr Nelson's motives.
Is this a good thing to improve understanding,
Sorry, this one is a no brainer.
David: I lack understanding. Was Haggai a prophet during or after the Babylonian exile? Or was he just some random guy spouting his mouth off? What is the Babylonian exile!! Where can I read about this in the bible?
TN Pub: We have a great tool to help you understand the crazy and confusing events of scripture since they are not always presented to you chronologically nor are you getting a fuller sense of scripture w/out the synoptic accounts to provide the information you lack to make sound decisions in your exegeting.
David: No thanks. I am skeptical of anyone, particularly, NKJV scholars who have been studying the bible in Greek and Hebrew longer than I have been breathing air. I don't think you have a right to divide the scriptures in such a way just to make it easier for me to understand the the chronological sequence of events - even if your motivatation is to help me understand what I am reading to be a better equipped bible teacher and a much better informed Christian.
David: What does chronological mean?
TN Pub: lols
or is it tampering with something sacred, is it possibly leading to doctrinal error?
Can you prove that understanding something in the sequence of events that they actually occured leads to doctrinal error? If I told you that David killed Uriah before he committed adultery with his wife from the pulpit at a bible study would you say I was teaching doctrinal error? or would you just refer me to Nelson's chronological study bible?
I better end my rant on this foolishness here before I offend anyone who may read it. If you don't like it don't buy it. Save your money. On the other hand, I am already looking forward to getting my copy. I only wish it wasn't a NKJV. That is my ONLY gripe. I think its going on my Christmas wish list unless I can get it for less than $30 on amazon.