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Gussy
Feb 11th 2018, 01:08 AM
Im sorry if this is a repeat post. I already posted this question but I donít see it anywhere. Could somebody recommend a good study Bible?

jayne
Feb 11th 2018, 03:03 AM
I can recommend a few. It's best to go to a bookstore, grab a few of them and look over them before buying one. Choose some passages of the Bible that you are currently wanting more information on. Sit down with a few of these and see what they have to say.

Just one caveat - don't go searching for one that agrees with something that you are wanting the Bible to say. Some people do that.



For King James, the Scofield Study Bible is good. I own one, my grandmother's and read it. Also for King James and New King James, Nelson puts out a good study Bible. My dad has one and I've used it before.
The Life Application Bible [in NIV or New Living Translation or NASB] has good notes that I have found helpful.
I have an NIV study bible that is good - I am currently reading this one. I do find there are good notes, but also too many footnotes and not all footnotes are found in the same place. It's a little busy. But I do like it.
The Holman Study Bible has been recommended to me before with lots of good comments about it.
And others have recommended the ESV study Bible, but have said that it is very large.




Just park yourself in a bookstore for an hour or two and read through some of them. Don't make a hasty choice.

Gussy
Feb 11th 2018, 03:46 PM
Thank you Jayne. Sounds like a plan and exactly what I was thinking too.

functionjunction
Feb 13th 2018, 05:38 PM
I can recommend a few. It's best to go to a bookstore, grab a few of them and look over them before buying one. Choose some passages of the Bible that you are currently wanting more information on. Sit down with a few of these and see what they have to say.

Just one caveat - don't go searching for one that agrees with something that you are wanting the Bible to say. Some people do that.



For King James, the Scofield Study Bible is good. I own one, my grandmother's and read it. Also for King James and New King James, Nelson puts out a good study Bible. My dad has one and I've used it before.
The Life Application Bible [in NIV or New Living Translation or NASB] has good notes that I have found helpful.
I have an NIV study bible that is good - I am currently reading this one. I do find there are good notes, but also too many footnotes and not all footnotes are found in the same place. It's a little busy. But I do like it.
The Holman Study Bible has been recommended to me before with lots of good comments about it.
And others have recommended the ESV study Bible, but have said that it is very large.




Just park yourself in a bookstore for an hour or two and read through some of them. Don't make a hasty choice.

you may want to try www.biblegateway.com (http://www.biblegateway.com) 55+ English bibles you can search, young's literal translation is also good for study as based off Hebrew

TrustGzus
Feb 13th 2018, 06:33 PM
Gussy,

Another good one, not to be confused with the NIV Study Bible, is the NIV Zondervan Study Bible. Very good study Bible.

Giblets
May 12th 2018, 08:51 PM
I personally prefer my Bible to only contain the Bible. That way when I read it's just God talking to me without any distractions in the text. There's so many study tools free online and download that I can research any verse, topic, or word externally.

DavePeace
Oct 30th 2018, 11:26 PM
I use Bible study software from BibleSoft. It has more than enough Bible versions so I can easily cross-check them. It offers some excellent scholarly tools also, like a Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge crossreference, The Englishman's Concordance, an Interlinear Bible, etc.

But as for a more scholarly study Bible, that would be The Companion Bible which is a 1611 KJV with margin notes by the 19th century British Christian scholar E.W. Bullinger. Just the 198 Appendixes in the back is worth having a copy. It contains much of C.D. Ginsburg's translation of the Old Testament Hebrew Massorah in side margin notes. His margin notes are more scholarly oriented than focusing on denominational traditions, which is a major reason why I prefer Bullinger's study Bible. One can find a study Bible that follows just about every denominational organization's traditions. I'm more like a Berean; I prefer to find out what God's Word says for myself, with asking His help.

RenewedFaith
Mar 5th 2019, 11:59 AM
I have found the Thompson Chain Refrence Bible to be pretty good myself. The Chain system is pretty useful

Radagast
Mar 5th 2019, 12:57 PM
Im sorry if this is a repeat post. I already posted this question but I don’t see it anywhere. Could somebody recommend a good study Bible?

It depends very much on who you are, but for anybody that's broadly Evangelical, the ESV study Bible is pretty much the ultimate study Bible.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltw4rLxGZ7Q

David Taylor
Mar 5th 2019, 03:32 PM
Im sorry if this is a repeat post. I already posted this question but I donít see it anywhere. Could somebody recommend a good study Bible?

I would suggest any bible that has a good dictionary and cross-reference scripture concordance.

I would advise against any bible endorsed by a 'big name' teacher; or focusing on any type of 'doctrine' perspective, with personal commentary.

Far too many bibles focus on their writers opinions in the commentary sections; than the scriptures themselves.

Bible printing is a big business, and far too often, personal doctrines as opposed to unbiased and agnostic neutral presentations, can create much misleadings outside of the scripture part of the bible.