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Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by 3John2, Nov 29, 2003.
Does anyone know if there are any plans for the Thompson study bible to come out in the ESV?
I don't believe there are. Unfortunately, Kirkbride has shown no inclination to update any of their editions. At one time, there were plans to publish a new edition in the updated NASB, but these have apparently been scrapped.
I hate to say it, as I love the Thompson Chain Reference Bible, but Kirkbride shows no interest in this.
What a shame about that. I think it would be a welcome addition to the Thompson chain. OH well sooner or later SOMEONE will have to make a study bible with the ESV. Too bad the New Open bible has been so messed up with all the new notes on it. I liked it when it just had the helps & NO NOTES.
Perhaps one problem Kirkbride is reluctant in this because, so far, the ESV is not a popular version. I do not know one person who even owns this translation. My wife works at a Christian bookstore; they have not sold one copy so far.
Wow! That is surprising. I visit certain Reformed forums & websites & it is the most popular version. Perhaps it is just that small minority in which the ESV is so popular in. In that case I don't blame Kirkbride as it is a matter of business.
Why would you want a good version like the ESV saddled to such a weak study bible like the Thompson?
So what do you consider a good study bible or a "strong" study bible?
Not a study bible guy in general,money better spent on commentaries for individual books. But if you are going to go out an buy one I would go with the NIV/NASB Study Bible. Don't like the flipping back and forth of Thompson, plus the Campbellite notes in the Old Testament. No, I can't remember exactly where, it has been a while since I went through the study bible thing.
As pointed out, Kirkbride is loathe to even improve on what they already publish, let alone publish a new translation. They apparently feel they will have enough revenue from selling NIVs and KJVs.
I own the ESV. It is my favorite translation. There. Now you know one person
P.S. It is also the pew Bible in my church.
I am sure my friend Pete would agree with this next statement:
I do not wish to see the ESV in study bible format. God promised to preserve his word and has done so with the ESV. Any attempts at destroying the foundations will be met with severe judgment (Rev. 22). Don't tamper with the ESV and for the love of all thats good and right, don't buy anything but the thinline edition.
BTW, the Thompson Chain Reference Bible is also available in NKJV.
Personally, I own the Thompson in NIV, NASB, and two in KJV (one is large print, I really like large print). Using all the chain references can be awkward, but I still enjoy following the chains.
I'm another owner of the ESV (several, actually) and use it as my primary translation for preaching and teaching.
I am, alas, heterodox because I have only the classic version of the ESV, but it's my favorite.
Well for Christmas I will be buying MYSELF an ESV in Thinline black leather. ARe they red letter?
Are they red letter? My friend, who is discipling you? Check your salvation man.
BTW, I've got a burgundy gen. leather Thinline on order. You guys convinced me that it's the true, genuine Word of God.
Thanks! My main study bible is not red letter & that would be the only thing I'd change about it.
Maybe Kirkbride is awaiting publication of the Holman Christian Standard Bible...or is the mere thought considered taboo in this thread?
I am still baffled as to why the ESV is virtually unknown here in my area of Houston, Texas. After all, this is the forth largest city in the country, and I do not know, personally, anyone who has even heard of the ESV translation, let alone purchase or use one. Many of these people are pastors, and I'm not talking about people who are KJVO.
BTW, I was reading and comparing the HCSB and the ESV online. I was disappointed with the HCSB on several occasions. I think that the ESV is superior to the HCSB, but I still like the KJV better than either of these new translations.