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
• Full-color maps showing where important African/Edenic events and places mentioned in the Bible occurred in the Ancient World
• 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 edition is all one needs to study and understand the black presence in the Bible."Bible Editions & Versions, January-March 2013
"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
"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
"One of the most popular African Bibles in the history of Bible publishing." Black Issues Book Review, May/June 2007
"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 might expect something written from an African heritage perspective to want us to consider that thought, but the scholarly articles introducing the King James Version (KJV) go far beyond an Africentric view. This rich heritages belongs to all of us, so I hope Christians from every background will get a copy of this excellent study edition that Judson Press kindly gave me to review. Although African-Americans who have experienced any form of oppression will especially receive healing from these pages, the matter-of-fact articles also call for reconciliation between people within the One Body of Christ."from the Bible Reviewer blog.
The late Cain Hope Felder (1943-2019) was a Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at the School of Divinity, Howard University, Washington, D.C., and editor of The Journal of Religious Thought. He also authored Troubling Biblical Waters: Race, Class, Family.