KJV Study Bible

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  1. AF Guy N Paradise

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    First of all, I hope this question is in the appropriate forum. I did see another post in regards to a specific Study Bible but I have a question of which one to buy.


    All of my family’s Bibles were recently stolen from my car and I am need of a new KJV Study Bible. This was my 2nd one lost in the last few years. The last one was lost when we moved from Hawaii to here in TX. It is so sad because I had such good highlights and notes inside them.


    Anyway, I attend an IFB church that uses only the KJV (but we are not in same camp as Ruckman and other similar camps). I do not want to buy one that has an obvious tilt to false teachings so here are some of my choices that I am considering. BTW, I had the Ryrie Study Bible and liked it but the following ones look real good as well:

    · KJV Subject Bible by Dr. Everette Gaddy (not sold in stores)
    · KJV Full Color Bible (my only issue may be if the highlights and notes I would make would be easy to see)
    · KJV Sword Bible- I like that even God’s Words in O.T. are in red print
    · KJV Life Application Study Bible- The #1 selling one of its kind (loads of notes and tools)
    · KJV Grace Reigns Study Bible- Not seen anywhere but one site but looks very thorough as well
    · KJV Dake Annotated- Good reviews
    · KJV Master Study Bible- heard good things about it
    · KJV Loose-leaf Bible- great concept but maybe not appropriate for church (only study Bible in this format is from Jimmy Swaggart)
    · Many more I didn’t even mention

    Thanks for any input/advice.
     
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  2. donnA

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    what kind of person steals bibles, what a loss to lose your personal bible.
    I really can't answer your question. But I do have a life application bible, and the note do focus on applying the bible to your life, but I've found there quite a few I think are off topic or out of context, seems to be a lot of assumption. Don't know, is this found in most study bibles and you just sort through to get the good stuff?
     
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  4. Dr. Bob

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    Dake has a lot of erroneous information and wrong theology - I'd drop that from the list.

    Have you ever used a Scofield Reference Bible? The others on your list pale in comparison.
     
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    I know for years my pastor has been KJVP (although he's using the NIV for Romans right now) and he has the Scofield and likes it a lot.
     
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    We have used the Life Application Study Bible for a few years now, and have thoroughly enjoyed the notes and helps that it provides.

    As with all study bibles, it is from a differing person or groups perspective so there might be some minor things that one would question or disagree with, but I think for the most part the information is very useful.
     
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    I recommend Zondervan's KJV Study Bible, which is basically the NIV Study Bible introductions, footnotes, and appendices. They edited it to be tailored to the KJV wording of verses though. I'm not familiar with most of the others on your list, but I do prefer Zondervan over Scofield (even the updated ones).

    Sorry your Bible got stolen, but who knows maybe it was put to good use.
    Blessings,
    Brandon
     
  8. convicted1

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    I have both the Subject Bible and the Dake's. The Subject Bible is a good'un, that isn't slanted in any way to a particular doctrine. I highly recommend it. The Dake is one I like, but you must STAY AWAY from a lot of the side notes. He seems to be a Hyper-pentecostal person.....speaking in toungues, women preachers, etc. It has a huge concordance, and some Greek-Hebrew translations.....a 7.5 out of 10.

    Look into the Key Word Greek-Hebrew study bible by Spiros Zohdaties(sp?). It has the Strong's comcordance in the back. I have one and love it!! I hope this helps.

    Willis
     
  9. Amy.G

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    I have the King James Study Bible by Nelson and the Life App. Bible also. My favorite is the Nelson but it is definitely Dispensational in the study notes. The Life App. is more neutral.

    The Key Word Study Bible is great also. I have it in the NKJV.
     
  10. Marcia

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    I second that!

    A lot of the false Word of Faith teachers get their info from Dake's. Don't use Dake's.
     
  11. Samuel Owen

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    Several have mentioned the Scofield Bibles, and I second that. But do not buy the New Scofield 1967 reference Bible, its not a true KJV.

    The Old Scofield, or the Scofield lll, newer edition but with the same KJV text as the Old Scofield. But has really a lot, of study reference materials in it. Is what I would recommend.
     
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    The Open Bible in the KJV is what I have treasured for years. Although everything is not "correct", it gives some of the most detail in it's reference material.

    Scofield is great in the Old Scofield, but he isn't correct on quite a few things.
     
  13. AF Guy N Paradise

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    Thanks to all for the input. I have at least eliminated Dakes.

    There are more than I realized so I guess I will buy several eventually but for now I plan on going out and buying one tonight.

    Thanks again.
     
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    The Thompson Chain reference Bible is the best of all study Bibles. It is theologically neutral and available in the KJV, NKJV, and NASB. Beyond that I prefer the Reformation Study Bible, formerly the New Geneva Bible. It is not available in the KJV. I have it in the NKJV but I believe it is available in the ESV and NASB.
     
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    I love the Life Application Study Bible! I'd recommend that one.
     
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    It is much better to study a Bible without notes than to have a study Bible on the shelf.
     
  17. Thermodynamics

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    The two study Bibles that I like best are:

    The Ryrie Study Bible
    The New Defender's Study Bible

    The New Defender's is out of print and getting hard to find, but it is well worth the extra effort.
     
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    It is my opinion that new converts should study a plain text Bible with a concordance for several years before using a Study Bible. The only exception to this that I am aware of is the Thompson Chain Reference Bible which is theologically neutral. Frankly I would advise anyone to avoid a dispensational study Bible [Scofield, Ryrie, MacArthur, Dake, and any others]
     
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    For about six years I did not own a concordance but only read my Bible. I knew where a lot of passages were. It has benefited me a lot today. It is often that I would hear someone say something and knew it was wrong but of what I had read. One of the first set of books I receommend people to buy is some good OT and NT survey books. Lifeway has two good workbooks that are quite cheap. They are called Step by Step Through the Old Testament and Step by Step Through the New Testament.
     
  20. Plain Old Bill

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    Don't waste your money on Dakes lots of bad stuff in the notes(that's where the we are little gods and name it and claim it come from).
    I used a Scofields for years and it was good but I like the Nelson KJ Study Bible better.
     

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