Companion Bible

Discussion in 'Bible Versions/Translations' started by BobinKy, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. BobinKy

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    I am interested in thoughts and reviews of The Companion Bible.

    Thank you.

    ...Bob
     
  2. franklinmonroe

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    Good study Bible; they're a little hard to come by. I have a digital version which was a free download. Also, can be read online. Text is KJV, if I remember correctly. Bullinger's Appendices in it are wonderful. I aspire to have one someday.
     
  3. Logos1560

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    The text of the Companion Bible is the KJV, but it does differ a little from many other present KJV editions. One difference is explained in one of the appendixes.

    In Appendix 32 in The Companion Bible, it is stated: “Out of extreme (but mistaken) reverence for the ineffable Name ‘Jehovah,’ the ancient custodians of the Sacred Text substituted in many places ‘Adonai’” (p. 31). This appendix in The Companion Bible listed “The 134 passages where the Sopherim altered ‘Jehovah’ to ‘Adonai’” and noted that these 134 passages were preserved and given in the Massorah. The Companion Bible has “LORD” in its KJV text in all of these 134 passages, and a number of other KJV editions do in a good number of them. The 1611 KJV and all KJV editions have "LORD" in a few of the verses listed so there may be variation in the printed Hebrew texts in a few of the passages. The 1769 Oxford edition of the KJV has "LORD" [along with several editions based on it up to the 1829 Oxford] in around 85 of these passages where many present KJV editions do not.

    1 Kings 3:10
    the LORD (1679, 1715, 1747, 1754, 1758, 1762, 1765, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, 1773, 1774, 1777, 1778, 1782, 1784, 1787, 1788, 1791, 1792, 1795, 1798, 1799, 1803, 1804, 1810, 1812, 1819, 1821, 1823, 1828 Oxford) [1629, 1637, 1743, 1747, 1760, 1762, 1763B, 1765, 1767, 1768, 1769, 1773, 1778, 1790, 1795, 1800, 1817, 1822, 1824, 1833 Cambridge] {1611, 1613, 1614, 1617, 1634, 1672, 1705, 1711, 1750, 1760, 1767, 1772, 1817, 1824, 1825, 1838 London} (1638, 1722, 1756, 1764, 1766, 1769, 1787, 1789, 1791, 1793, 1810, 1820, 1842, 1851, 1858 Edinburgh) (1866 Glasgow) (1762 Dublin) (1782 Aitken) (1791 Collins) (1791 Thomas) (1802, 1813 Carey) (1810, 1826, 1828 Boston) (1813 Johnson) (1815 Walpole) (1816 Albany) (Clarke) (1819, 1829, 1843, 1954 ABS) (1832 PSE) (1846 Portland) (1854 Harding) (1895 NPC) (1924, 1958 Hertel) (1966 SC) (1968 Royal) (1975, 1985 Open) (1976 BH) (1975, 1978 GID) (1979, 1996 Holman) (WMCRB) (KJRLB) (CB) (VB) (1987 Dugan) (EB) (1972, 1989, 1991, 2003 TN) (Dake’s) (1991 AMG) (2010 BEAMS) (1833 WEB) (1842 Bernard)
    the Lord (1768, 1829 Oxford, SRB) [1638 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Nehemiah 1:11
    O LORD (1679, 1715, 1728, 1747, 1754, 1758, 1762, 1765, 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, 1773, 1774, 1777, 1778, 1782, 1783, 1784, 1787, 1788, 1791, 1792, 1795, 1798, 1799, 1803, 1804, 1810, 1812, 1819, 1821, 1823, 1828 Oxford, 1952 PE) [1629, 1637, 1638, 1683, 1743, 1747, 1760, 1762, 1763B, 1765, 1767, 1768, 1769, 1773, 1778, 1790, 1795, 1800, 1817, 1822, 1824, 1833 Cambridge, CSTE] {1611, 1613, 1614, 1617, 1634, 1672, 1705, 1711, 1747, 1750, 1760, 1763, 1764, 1767, 1772, 1817, 1824, 1825, 1879 London} (1638, 1722, 1756, 1764, 1766, 1769, 1787, 1789, 1791, 1793, 1810, 1820, 1842, 1851, 1858 Edinburgh) (1866 Glasgow) (1762 Dublin) (1782 Aitken) (1791 Collins) (1791 Thomas) (1802, 1813 Carey) (1810, 1826, 1828 Boston) (1813 Johnson) (1815 Walpole) (1816 Albany) (Clarke) (1819, 1829, 1843 ABS) (1832 PSE) (1846 Portland) (1854 Harding) (1895 NPC) (1924, 1958 Hertel) (1966 SC) (1968 Royal) (1975, 1985 Open) (1976 BH) (CSB) (RRB) (LASB) (CB) (Nave’s) (1987 Dugan) (1989, 2003 TN) (1991, 2008 AMG) (VB) (EB) (1833 WEB) (1842 Bernard)
    O Lord (1829 Oxford, SRB) [DKJB]

    The Companion Bible also sometimes capitalizes "Holy" in "Holy Spirit" in agreement with some 1700's Oxford and Cambridge editions and in agreement with present American Bible Society editions, and it also put "MOST HIGH" in all capitals.

    Psalm 51:11 [holie Spirit--1560 Geneva; holy spirit--1602 Bishops]
    holy Spirit [1817, 1822, 1824, 1873 Cambridge] {1611, 1613, 1772 London} (1789, 1791, 1793 Edinburgh) (1802, 1813 Carey) (1816 Albany) (1911 TCE) (2000, 2002 ZOND) (HPB) (2008, 2010 HEND) (NHPB)
    Holy Spirit (1771, 1773, 1778, 1783 Oxford) [1756, 1760, 1765, 1767 Cambridge] {1795, 1879 London} (1810, 1820, 1842, 1858 Edinburgh) (1866 Glasgow) (1819, 1829, 1843, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1868, 1894, 1902, 1954, 1957, 1963, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1826, 1828 Boston) (1832 PSE) (1846 Portland) (1854 Harding) (1924, 1958 Hertel) (1968 Royal) (1975 Open) (CSB) (RRB) (WMCRB) (LASB) (1984 AMG) (KJRLB) (CB) (E-R) (1842 Bernard)
    Holy spirit (1991 AMG)
    holy spirit (1769 Oxford, SRB) [1629, 1743, 1762, 1769 Cambridge, CSTE, DKJB] {1617 London}

    Psalm 91:1 [most High--1560 Geneva]
    MOST HIGH (CB)
    Most High (1768, 1771, 1772, 1777 Oxford) [1817, 1822, 1824 Cambridge] {1838, 1877, 1879 London} (1866 Glasgow) (1791 Collins) (1791 Thomas) (1802 Carey) (1815 Walpole) (1816 Albany) (1819, 1829, 1843, 1853, 1855, 1868, 1894, 1902, 1954, 1957, 1963, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1826 Boston) (1832 PSE) (1846 Portland) (1854 Harding) (1924, 1958 Hertel) (1968 Royal) (1975 Open) (CSB) (RRB) (WMCRB) (1984 AMG) (LASB) (KJRLB) (E-R) (1842 Bernard)
    most high (1769, 1784, 1792, 1795, 1804, 1810, 1812, 1821, 1828, 1829, 1835, 1838, 1840 Oxford) [1637, 1790, 1800, 1833, 1837, 1844 Cambridge] {1611, 1614, 1634, 1672, 1817, 1824 London} (1851 Edinburgh)
    most High (1715, 1747, 1754, 1758, 1765, 1773, 1774, 1778, 1783, 1847 Oxford, SRB) [1743, 1747, 1756, 1760, 1762, 1765, 1767, 1768, 1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Lamentations 3:38 [most high--1602 Bishops] [see Deut. 32:8, 2 Sam. 22:14]
    most hie {1611 London}
    most Hie {1614 London}
    most high [1629 Cambridge] {1672, 1711 London} (1638 Edinburgh)
    Most High (1768, 1772, 1777 Oxford) [1817, 1822, 1824 Cambridge] {1877, 1879 London} (1791 Thomas) (1802 Carey) (1815 Walpole) (1816 Albany) (1819, 1829, 1843, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1894, 1902, 1954, 1963, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1832 PSE) (1846 Portland) (1854 Harding) (1924, 1958 Hertel) (1968 Royal) (1975 Open) (WMCRB) (1984 AMG) (E-R) (1842 Bernard)
    MOST HIGH (CB)
    most High (1769 Oxford, SRB) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]
     
  4. JesusFan

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    IF it is the same Bible as by a Bullinger...

    Know very small print/ notes ard to read/ seemed part of the text itself!

    had some good notes in it, but have to read with discernment, as he was a stauch hyper Dispensalsalist!
     

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