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Discussion in 'Bible Versions/Translations' started by Psalm 95, Nov 5, 2007.
What type of Bible do you carry when om travel?
When I travel I carry a Thompson Chain Reference Bible Handy size in NIV in a leather Bible cover.
Sometimes I think it is a little to bulky, but I really like to be able to study a subject with the help of the chains and also to let the chains in the margin to be a very short commentary on the chapter i study.
But, on one or two day travel I am thinking of getting something less bulky.
I have been thinking og getting a Scofield with zipper.
What do you use?
I usually carry my paperback ESV since that is my current 'reading through the Bible this year' version. Next year's is a Hendrickson KJV 1611 reprint so I can read the translator's notes also.
I have a "car Bible" that is in a zipped cover, but for vacations I just bring a Bible with no cover.
I have a "car Bible" as well, but when traveling by plane I always bring my laptop and just read e-sword. And my phone has access to a good ESV Bible if I can get a wi-fi connection.
When I travel, I bring a Modern Language Bible in a plastic resealable bag to protect it from the rain.
I have 3 NKJ, (
and 1 Study bible
I usually travel with the Study bible however since I now have a laptop and wireless internet for school/work. I tend to use it more then anything when I want to look up or study something.
Unfortunately my eyes get no better when I travel (and some hotel rooms have very low wattage lamps) so I take the same large print NIV that is my favorite Bible. I like to have the zippered case too so when I stuff it in my suitcase or briefcase it doesn't get damaged. Bruce
When I travel I take my NKJV Study Bible in a Bible cover. I use the cover to protect my Bible while I travel.
I usually take my HCSB, though I often opt for a NLT since it reads well. Sometimes I also bring my Greek text.
I take along my NASB95 and my Greek NT.
The NASB95 is a big improvement over the older version.
I am thinking of buying a NASB95 Scofield with zipper to cary on some travels. I am a little conserned that NSAB95 perhaps will be a little harder to understand compared to the NIV, when reading in the bed in a hotel room you are not as scholarly as at the study desk. But I like the accuracy.
1. Generally speaking it is an improvement, but in some places it should have left it the way it was in the 1977 text.
2. For example, 1 Peter 1:17 the verse begins with kai, which I think is significant in the flow of thought. The 1977 text has kai but the 1995 doesn't.
3. I love my conjunctions and postpositives to remain--just me!
I think it's really misleading to say that the NASB95 is a difficult text to read. Of course it is not as smooth as the NIV, but it is a good read nevertheless. Go ahead and buy it; you would not regret it. experience it for yourself.
I voted "Bible with cover", as the cover is still on my Bible, not having come off, as yet. :thumbs: :laugh: :laugh:
It is the same Bible I use regularly.:jesus:
I guess when it starts to disintegrate, I'll just get another one.
I mean, for less than 50 clams, why have an old, not especially notable Bible, rebound?
I only gave about 25 bucks (regularly priced at about $40, but I caught it on sale) for the last one, and it has lasted for about 10 years, so far.
I don't travel much, but I'd take whichever one I was studying at the time. Prolly take a Ruckman or Riplinger book for some fiction to read.
I like my KJ Study Bible. Roby you are too funny for words.:laugh:
Just now I send an order for:
The Scofield Study Bible III NASB 95 Zipper (9780195280364)
Niv Pocket New Testament Burgundy Calfskin Leather Nivnt417 New International Version Pocket Edition (9780521509435)
I hope with those new Bibles and the Thompson Chain I am prepared for Bible study in various types of travel.
New testament NIV for daily train to work. Easy to read, easy to cary in pocket.
Thompson Chain handy size in Bible Cover for long travels and when i prefer NIV and have big luggage.
Scofield NASB 95 with Zipper for medium luggage travel and when I like to use a more literal translation and feel a more dispensational mode.
Well, it sometimes shine trough that english is a second language for me.