Parallel Bibles

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  1. Friend of God

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    I've read for quite some time that using more than one Bible Version for Bible Study can help you understand the different nuances of the text.

    Perhaps for example using a Literal Bible Version and a Dynamic Equivilence Bible Version.

    Any thoughts or opinions on Parallel Bibles in general, or specific Parallel Bibles?
     
  2. JFox1

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    I have two parallel Bibles and one parallel NT:

    The Layman's Parallel Bible (KJV/MLB/LB/RSV).

    Comparative Study Bible (NIV/KJV/NASB/AMP).

    The Evangelical Parallel NT (NKJV/NIV/ESV/HCSB/TNIV/NLT/NCV/Message.
     
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    I commend the last two. :thumbs:
     
  4. Friend of God

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    I've been looking at a NASB/NIV Parallel Bible at Christianbook.

    The most Literal Bible Version and The most popular Dynamic Equivalence Bible Version. Might just be the best of both worlds.
     
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    I've started taking my TODAY'S PARALLEL BIBLE (Zondervan, 2000)
    to church with me for use in Sunday School & worship.
    I've had it several years now, but just now started using it.

    1. It has the NASB (updated) - " The most Literal Bible Version"
    2. It has the NIV - "he most popular Dynamic Equivalence
    Bible Version"

    3. In addition it has an old reliable KJV1873 Edition.

    4. In addition it has the NLT = New Living Translation -- a
    beautiful comentary on the Bible.

    I've got the Hardback - It isn't like I'm going to wear the
    book out using it to jester dramatically while preaching.
    But it is cheaper than the leather bindings that will last
    20-30 years.

    My paster uses the NASB, but has memorized half the Bible,
    so he will say the term(s) used in the KJVs on
    difficult passages. So I'm caught up with my pastor on
    the Bible he uses.

    I know in my Sunday School class, when six of us are there
    there are six Bibles. New men age 46-60 are put into my
    class (unless they want to go into a acouples class).
    But the six of us are age 56-69 (I'm 64 /the teacher/ and
    the 69-year-old is the one I call on to teach when I'm not
    there. I got used to reading the verse number, so people trying to
    follow in another version can keep up with me. All six of us
    have different verseions. Well, maybe two of them have a KJV1769
    Edition. I got used to reading all the time when I had a man who
    couldn't read in my class. Maybe I should change? - 5 of us have
    taught Sunday School sometime in the past.
     
    #5 Ed Edwards, Oct 1, 2007
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