NON red letter Bibles

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  1. HankD

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    I am having difficulty finding a NON red-letter KJV Bible (words of Christ in red ink).
    I prefer the words of Christ in black.

    It was not always this way, does anyone know why there are so few non red-letter KJV Bibles being printed?
    Large Type print would be nice also.

    Does anyone have a web-site of a book store which sells them?

    Thanks in advance

    HankD

    [ July 24, 2002, 03:59 PM: Message edited by: HankD ]
     
  2. jmbertrand

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    I believe you can order Cambridge Bibles in both black-letter and red-letter format. I prefer black-letter, too, and have both Cambridge and Oxford KJVs without the red letters. According to the Cambridge website, red-letter editions were introduced by an American in 1899, which might explain why black letter Bibles seem to be more popular outside the States....

    Mark

    Try http://uk.cambridge.org/bibles/bibleversions/kjv/
     
  3. HankD

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    Thanks Mark.

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  4. Farmer's Wife

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    Is there any particular reason why y'all like the black letter edition better? Just wondering... [​IMG]
     
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    The red-letter editions are rather distracting to me as a reader, personally.

    Try reading Stephen King's "Misery" in the Annie Wilks Red Letter version. Wouldn't that get on your nerves.

    I like my bibles the way I like my coffee: Straight and black.
     
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    I once had a Bible in red, blue, brown, and black
    lettering. It didn't bother me at all, but maybe that
    is because I tend to write lots of notes in my
    Bibles. What irritates me is the little titles and
    the editorial notes. I like my Bibles free of
    notations and titles, other than those I write in my-
    sellf.

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    You may have heard of the "Defined King James Bible." It doesn't have red letter. Of course, it has all the info in the back on other translations, so you may wanna stay away from that depending on whether you like or dislike them. :D
     
  8. HankD

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    Aesthetics.
     
  9. Farmer's Wife

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    I had never heard of black letter Bibles until recently. I've always had a red letter edition. It seems to me that a black letter edition would really make me read/study the context in order to decide Who's talking. Hmmm....that sounds like a challenge. I might just get me that black letter edition when I purchase my new Bible...but then again...I do like my coffee with some cream in it! [​IMG] So, I'm still undecided. I thought maybe there was another *reason* other than cosmetics. Thanks!
     
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    Farmer's Wife is right. A black letter edition does force you to pay attention a bit more and not take things for granted in the gospels. Plus, if you do any highlighting in your Bible, red-lettering can be a real pain.
     
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    Mine is black letter, and it's a Cambride.
    I also have another black letter one, but I'm not sure of its availability. It's a Collins' Clear-Type Press.
    R
     
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    I've seen the opposite end too. There is a KJV Bible (whose name escapes me right now; possibly the Sword?) which has red lettering in the NT and the OT. Anywhere where the words of God are spoken are in red.

    The problem with this is that it implies that teh black letters are not the words of God. :(
     
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    Hmmm....what an interesting comment!

    I've never seen red lettering in the Old Testament before...that would seem strange to me! [​IMG] I guess kinda like how most folks probably felt when the first red letter edition was published. ;) Anyway, I've decided to skip the "cream" and get a black letter edition Bible when I get me a new one. [​IMG] Thanks for all y'alls comments!
     
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    I prefer a black letter edition KJV myself. I own several KJV bibles and only one of them ,ufortuniately, is black letter. They are hard to find. The one I have was printed by Cambridge.

    My wife works at a Christian bookstore. I have never seen a black letter KJV for sale in the store, and they sell a lot of bibles.

    One of the reasons I prefer a black letter KJV bible is because, the way I see it, all the words have the same authority. God did not inspire some words more than others. :D
     

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