Preface by James W. Peebles, Ph. D
The Original African Heritage Study Bible is the only one of its kind. Of the many Bible editions and translations on today's market, this is the only Bible that details and documents Africa's contribution to the formation of Judaism and Christianity. There are 2200 pages of scripture and footnotes with contributions from more than 300 ancient and modern historians and theologians. This edition is all one needs to study and understand the Black presence in the Bible.
“The purpose of The Original African Heritage Study Bible is to interpret the Bible as it relates specifically to persons of African descent and thereby to foster an appreciation of the multiculturalism inherent in the Bible.” —from the Introduction
The Original African Heritage Study Bible offers many unique features which reveal the African/Edenic contribution to Judaism and Christianity, including:
Highlighted verses about Africa and Biblical characters of African descent
48 pages of reference to African/Edenic persons, places and events
Art reproductions taken from the Mafa tribe collection of Cameroon, Africa
Full-color maps showing where important African/Edenic events and places mentioned in the Bible occurred in the Ancient World
101 favorite Bible verses from people of the African Diaspora
Specially selected articles by recognized Biblical scholars, including “Biblical Hermeneutics in Africentric Perspective” from J. Deotis Roberts’ book Africentric Christianity
Words and music to famous slave songs
Readers will also appreciate the large print format, critical introductions to each book of the Bible, and the words of Christ printed in red.
This is a Bible no African American Christian should be without!
"A unique and highly recommended edition of the King James translation...The product of meticulous and rigorous biblical scholarship, readers of The Original African Heritage Study Bible will be privileged with a special appreciation of the Holy Bible's inherent multiculturalism."—Library Bookwatch, May 2007
"One of the most popular African Bibles in the history of Bible publishing." —Black Issues Book Review, May/June 2007
"Under the expert editorship of Cain Hope Felder, The Original African Heritage Study Bible: King James Version is enhanced with special annotations providing a unique African/Edenic perspective to the primary source document of Christianity. A unique and highly recommended edition of the King James translation, The Original African Heritage Study Bible provides the reader with an interpreted Scripture as it relates to persons of African descent. Included study features include introductions to each book of the bible, highlighted scripture references of African/Edenic presence, 64 pages of full-color photographs, illustrations and maps, an identification of African martyrs and saints, women of African lineage, maps of ancient Africa, a glossary of biblical proper names, a major subject index, and the words of Jesus Christ printed in red. The product of meticulous and rigorous biblical scholarship, readers of The Original African Heritage Study Bible will be privileged with a special appreciation of the Holy Bible's inherent multiculturalism." —Midwest Book Review
"Simply, this is truly a living Bible. General Editor Cain Hope Felder has produced a fantastic exploration into the real meaning of Judaism/Christianity through the grand African/Edenic contributions and multiculturalism that is oftentimes overlooked or disregarded." —Mr. Richard D. Coreno, Berea, Ohio
"This edition is all one needs to study and understand the black presence in the Bible." —Bible Editions & Versions, January-March 2013
Bonded leather: 1890 pages