Does anyone here use The New Pilgrim Study Bible?

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  1. Chris L.

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    One study bible I rarely hear talked about is the New Pilgrim Study Bible. I believe it is only avalible in the KJV so that may be why I don't hear much about it, and it appears to have been overshadowed by the Scofield Bible. From the notes It said it originally came out in the 40's, and was an alternative to The Scofield Study Bible at the time. It also follows the dispensational viewpoint.

    Does anyone here use this study Bible? Who were the people involved with it and where did they stand? I'd assume they were Baptists but of what type? I never hear any IFB'ers talk about this bible, even though it's KJV and I wonder why.
    This Bible is made by Oxford and I find it attractive, and I like the way it's laid out and it has excellent maps, and was thinking of getting one.
     
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    I've not used one and only seen one, but the General Editor was the late E. Schuyler English, who was incidentally also chosen as the Editor-in-Chief for the committee for the New Scofield Reference Bible, published, in 1967 and also by Oxford Press.

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    I have a copy of The NEW PILGRIM BIBLE, but I haven't used it much yet.

    The Pilgrim Edition of the KJV was edited by E. Schuyler English [who also did edit the 1967 New Scofield Reference Bible], and it was printed by Oxford University Press in 1948, 1952.

    The NEW PILGRIM BIBLE: KJV Student Edition, based on the earlier 1948 edition, and listing that same editor, was reprinted and updated by Oxford University in 2003 with consulting editors Jerry L. Rockwell and Douglas D. Stauffer.

    Douglas Stauffer is the author of a book entitled ONE BOOK STANDS ALONE: THE KEY TO BELIEVING THE BIBLE. Jerry Rockwell was an associate or assistant editor at THE SWORD OF THE LORD.

    In the new introduction, I did not notice nor read that any changes were being introduced into the text of the Oxford KJV edition used in the 1948 edition of the Pilgrim Bible. Thus, you might want to be aware of the fact that changes were introduced by someone into the text of this edition. This 2003 edition also made at least a few changes to the notes of the 1948 edition.

    Most if not all the changes seem to have come from the Cambridge edition of the KJV. Here are some examples:

    Gen. 15:13, 34:23, 43:34
    their's (1948 Pilgrim edition)
    theirs (2003 Pilgrim edition)

    Gen. 26:20, 31:16, 34:23
    our's (1948)
    ours (2003)

    Exod. 29:9
    their's (1948)
    theirs (2003)

    Num. 32:32
    our's (1948)
    ours (2003)

    Deut. 11:24
    your's (1948)
    yours (2003)

    Deut. 21:15
    her's (1948)
    hers (2003)

    Josh. 19:2
    and Sheba (1948)
    or Sheba (2003)

    1 Sam. 17:48
    hastened (1948)
    hasted (2003)

    2 Chron. 2:16
    flotes (1948)
    floats (2003)

    2 Chron. 33:19
    sins (1948)
    sins (2003)

    Ps. 148:8
    vapours (1948)
    vapour (2003)

    Eccl. 3:17
    farther (1948)
    further (2003)

    Jer. 34:16
    whom ye (1948)
    whom he (2003)

    Nahum 3:16
    fleeth (1948)
    flieth (2003)

    Matt. 4:1
    spirit (1948)
    Spirit (2003)

    Matt. 5:3
    their's (1948)
    theirs (2003)

    Mark 1:12
    spirit (1948)
    Spirit (2003)

    Rev. 21:20
    chrysolyte (1948)
    chrysolite (2003)
     
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    Thanks for the info. Do you know if there is an "Old Pilgrim Study Bible" like the Scofield has, or who might have an original 1948 version for sale?
     
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    I had obtained a copy of the 1952 edition of the 1948 Pilgrim Edition on ebay.

    Some contributing and consulting editors of this study Bible include
    the following:

    Lewis Sperry Chafter
    Frank E. Gaebelein
    Harry A. Ironside
    Hebert Lockyer
    Allan A. MacRae
    Lehman Strauss

    The introductory article entitled "How we Got Our English Bible" in the 1952 edition has been changed in the 2003 edition, especially in the
    last paragraph.

    In the 1952 edition, the last paragraph stated: "Since the appearance of the King James Version in 1611, textual scholarship has made notable advances; older manuscripts of the Bible have been found and more correct renderings of the Hebrew and Greek have been worked out. Thus, a revision of the King James Bible being needed, the Revised Version appeared from 1881-1185" (p. xiv).

    In the 2003 edition, the last paragraph stated: "Since the appearance of the King James Version in 1611, there have been many other translations of the Bible into English. . . . --the King James Version has not been equalled, let alone surpassed, in the combination of accuracy of translation and beauty of expression." (p. xxvi).
     
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    That's odd. Do you think the 2003 edition might be pandering to the KJV only club, or did the editors come to realize that the previous assessment may have not been the correct one after all?
     
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    I came across another edition of the PILGRIM STUDY BIBLE in a library today. It seems that the old 1948, 1952 edition was reprinted with the copyright renewed in 1976. Perhaps you might be able to find that 1976 edition which may have been printed in some years after that.
     
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    For Job 30:29, the 1948, 1952 Pilgrim Edition of the KJV has the following
    note: "2 DRAGONS...OWLS. These were really jackals and ostriches. Both are used frequently in the Bible as symbols of desolation or mourning"
    (p. 711).

    The 2003 NEW PILGRIM EDITION of the KJV with two KJV-only advocates as consulting editors removed that note and changed it to as follows:
    "30:29 a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls. Dragons are mentioned several times in the Bible (e.g., Rev. 12:9) The owl is an unclean bird (Lev. 11). Job sees himself as one in tribulation and a companion of evil"
    (p. 762).
     
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