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    Study Bible

    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?

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    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.
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    Thank you Jayne. Sounds like a plan and exactly what I was thinking too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayne View Post
    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 55+ English bibles you can search, young's literal translation is also good for study as based off Hebrew

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    Gussy,

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    I have found the Thompson Chain Refrence Bible to be pretty good myself. The Chain system is pretty useful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gussy View Post
    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.


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    Re: Study Bible

    Quote Originally Posted by Gussy View Post
    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.

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