Any here have/use the NKJV Study bible?

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  1. JesusFan

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    One by Nelson?

    How do the notes compare to others like NIV study/Ryrie?
     
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    ok, been very busy at work and other things. I have the NKJV study Bible from Nelson. It is not to be confused with the KJ study Bible.

    In my opinion, it is a much underated SB. It is on a par with the Ryrie, conservative, dispensational and lots of notes and good articles. Some of the authors and editors are not dispensational and there are professors from reformed seminaries. Most are dispy and Baptist.

    I use it but not as much as my MacArthur or NIV SB but mainly because of habit and a lack of time and I have about 35 conservative study Bibles in my collection and I just usually pick out my favorites and stop there. My particular SB I purchased on ebay, the seller didn't know anything about it, thought it was a hard cover. What i got was a bonded leather edition in pristine condition. Nelson doesn't really do a good job binding any of their Bibles and this is no exception. The font is a little small and some of the background colors are a little annoying but over all if you can find one in good condition like I did for around $10.00 get it.
     
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    I had one before, and just bought another one. I like it very much, but haven't used it because I find my KJV Study Bible, which I've used for 20+ years, just more "comfortable" and "familiar". Mine is brand new, black bonded leather, and still in the box, if you're interested in buying one. It's the first edition, which I much prefer, because it has the words of Christ in red, which the more recent versions do not.:thumbs:
     
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    I was thinking about mentioning the red letter issue. Mine is the second edition and it doesn't have red letters.
     
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    I have one, and I like it. Mine is also the first edition, in burgundy leather.

    I have several Study Bibles, and would have to say that the NKJV Study Bible is up near the top of the list. But I switch around between different translations and study editions so frequently that I have never really gotten that acquainted with any of them.

    Nowadays, I find myself reaching for a giant print Bible more and more...
     
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    This is one reason I have of of the later editions, I don't like red letter bibles as well as black letter ones. It's not that I'm against the words of Jesus being in red ink, it's that it's easier for my eyes to read the black print.
     
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    :laugh::laugh: I LIKE the red letter for the same reason. Makes it easier for these old eyes to pick out the words of Christ! :thumbsup:
     
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    Maybe we should exchange one eye each. That way we would be covered, red letter or not! :laugh:
     
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    :laugh::laugh: Isn't Heaven gonna be great when these old worn out bodies get replaced!
     
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    Speak up, I can't hear you. Forty years in a machine shop doesn't do the ears any good either! :laugh:
     
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    Are the words of Christ superior to the rest of the content of the Gospels?

    How do you know if the red letters are actually quoting Jesus --for instance in part of John 3 it is debatable.

    Someone can research it,but the red-letter deal is a fairly modern innovation/gimmick.
     
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    Personally I don't like red letter Bibles because each word in the Bible is the word of God and equally important. The danger is that some folks believe the red letter words somehow hold more authority or prominence over the rest of the Bible. I have personally run into this false perception on several occasions.
     
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    Why must you always look for an argument? I LIKE the red letter edition BECAUSE I'm an older guy, who grew up using a red letter edition, and it's just what I'm accustomed to. Simple as that. Nothing more.


    Gimmick? Seriously?
     
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    I have never had anyone tell me they believe that the words of Christ were in red because they were "more important". Not in all my 60 years.
     
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    Think that it is indeed a "modern" innovation in bibles, BUT also think that this is a preference call here, as B4Life just enjoys that feature!

    Also, I have heard people state that they think jesus words are superior, JUST due to the fcat that he was/is God!

    To me, ALL the scriptures speak witht the authority of God, as ALL inspired by same HS!
     
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    I have never had anyone tell me they believe that the words of Christ were in red because they were "more important". Not in all my 60 years.

    Hopefully BFL you never do. The one's I have the misfortune of running into were theologically liberal and more so down right ugly about it. The held the red letter in high regard while custom choosing the other parts of the Bible that fit their personal preferences. A group of women I once had the unfortunate opportunity to pastor literally hated anything that Paul wrote.
     
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    Well, I guess there are "nuts" everywhere! :laugh:
     
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    I agree with you. And I too have run into the red-letter people who ascribe more prominence to the "words of Christ" than to the rest of Scripture. Some of em' have been on the BB.
     
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    B4L,why don't you address my questions here?

    BTW,I don't think the 1611,or even the 1769 had red-letters in them --a certain departure from the KJV-tradition for sure. It's a modernistic device that seeks to deceive poor souls.
     
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    I pity your reading of the Old Testament. Your 60 year old eyes have no respite with only black lettering.
     

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