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Citation for Using this Study Bible

Citation styles are based on the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Ed., and the MLA Style Manual, 2nd Ed..

MLA

O'Day, Gail R. and David Petersen. "A Guide to the Features and Uses of the Access Bible." In The Access Bible. Oxford Biblical Studies Online. Jan 24, 2020. <http://www.oxfordbiblicalcstudies.com/article/book/obso-9780195282191/obso-9780195282191-div1-9>.

Chicago

O'Day, Gail R. and David Petersen. "A Guide to the Features and Uses of the Access Bible." In The Access Bible. Oxford Biblical Studies Online, http://www.oxfordbiblicalcstudies.com/article/book/obso-9780195282191/obso-9780195282191-div1-9 (accessed Jan 24, 2020).

Using this Study Bible

The Access Bible is designed to be used in group Bible study settings, classrooms, and for individual Bible reading and study. The helps outlined above can be used in a variety of ways—to assist in verse by verse, chapter by chapter reading of the Bible or to provide information and insight about a particular text or topic.

The editors of the study Bible have designed it in such a way as to put the best resources of biblical scholarship in the hands of the general reader. We have tried to anticipate readers' questions about the ancient world and the complexities of many biblical texts, but in a way that respects both the reader and the Bible. That is, no matter how much Bible study one does, there are some texts in the Bible that are always going to be difficult to understand and that will seem challenging rather than comforting. Nonetheless, the editors hope that the Access Bible will make Bible study a rewarding experience and will make the Bible accessible to the reader—accessible in its contradictions and complexities as well as in its comfort and inspiration.

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