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JordanW
Mar 27th 2009, 07:25 PM
Hey guys, sorry for all of the threads, but I've just had a few questions. I purchased a study Bible a couple weeks ago, and some people have said not to always rely on the notes/commentaries in these Bibles, and I totally agree. So I have decided just to buy a plain reference Bible, I have narrowed it down to these 2 Bibles

http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=56157X&event=CF#curr

and

http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=98768&event=CFN

Which do you think is a better deal?

shepherdsword
Mar 27th 2009, 08:05 PM
I have had the Holman bonded leather compact...they don't stand up to well. The bonded leather cracks pretty quickly. It took less than a year for mine to go bad.

JordanW
Mar 27th 2009, 08:13 PM
Alright, I ordered the other one, it's a bigger sized one, and it's still bonded leather, but it's just the scriptures, no notes or commentaries or anything like that. Also does anyone know a difference between the 1863 version of the King James, rather than the other versions?

shepherdsword
Mar 27th 2009, 08:19 PM
Alright, I ordered the other one, it's a bigger sized one, and it's still bonded leather, but it's just the scriptures, no notes or commentaries or anything like that. Also does anyone know a difference between the 1863 version of the King James, rather than the other versions?

all you want to know about the king lames

http://www.angelfire.com/la2/prophet1/holybiblepictures.html


It also begs the question"which version of the king james is the preservation text?"

Think about that Jordan ;)

revrobor
Mar 28th 2009, 01:00 AM
Don't buy any reference Bible because all you get is the opinion of whoever edited that particular Bible. Get a Bible that has helps (but not commentary) and ask GOD what is meant.

JordanW
Mar 28th 2009, 01:35 AM
Don't buy any reference Bible because all you get is the opinion of whoever edited that particular Bible. Get a Bible that has helps (but not commentary) and ask GOD what is meant.
A reference Bible doesn't have commentary.

revrobor
Mar 28th 2009, 03:43 AM
A reference Bible doesn't have commentary.

Some of the references can be considered the opinion of the editor.

JordanW
Mar 29th 2009, 04:24 AM
Well then I guess I wouldn't look at those references then. I've had study Bible after study Bible and it's never messed up my walk with God.

crossnote
Mar 29th 2009, 05:54 AM
The one with the references at the end of each verse is nice.

Personally I wouldn't be too spooked about references or small commentaries. In the end you should check out whatever anyone says against scripture BUT remember with commentaries for example they are checking YOU out as well.
Have fun in studying even others but keep scripture of first importance.