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Discussion in 'Bible Versions/Translations' started by Batt4Christ, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Batt4Christ

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    Unfortunately, I have yet to find one that includes the translations I want, outside of software alternatives...

    Translations I would want in such a parallel Bible:

    KJV
    ESV
    NASB
    NKJV

    I would settle for the first three... but the above would represent the four translations that I believe are the most reliable. I could tolerate the HCSB being included in place of the NKJV, but that rounds out the translations I trust.

    Anyone have a clue?
     
  2. glfredrick

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    Not that I've ever seen.

    Go electronic. Easier, cheaper, better, plus you have unlimted search capability, not just for words or phrases or verses, but for every time "houtos" is used in conjunction with the name Jesus or something that would have taken some doctor of the church well versed in Greek an entire lifetime to search for throughout the text of Scripture, and which can be done in under 30 seconds. :wavey:

    If you are worried about using the book in a class get a tablet of some sort. They are gaining acceptablility and the Word is the Word, whether in electronic format or in book form. Same words!

    As a side note, if you have not seen some of the new "reader" tablets, you really need to check them out. VERY easy to read. Not at all like older computers.
     
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    never got into Bibles like those, with several English versions, as perfer to have Green/english interlinear to do serious comparison studies from!
     
  4. glfredrick

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    If you can use a compuer -- and forum participation indicates such -- then you should at least see what you are missing.

    I can open 30 translations side-by-side if that is what I care to do, but I'm not sure why I would unless I were trying to prove some point about the various translations themselves.

    In any case, the tools available in electronic format are worth learning. Most, if not all, current Bible translation efforts use them as well. Only real way to go for what you are contemplating.
     
  5. convicted1

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    Here is one with seven translations, and three of them are on your wish list; KJV, NKJV, and NASB.

    http://www.christianbook.com/contem...ode=WW&netp_id=112129&event=EBRN&view=details


     
  6. DaChaser1

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    How do you use multiple versions to study the Bible from via the software?

    I tend to use either the reverse Interlinear, or else just link the NKJV/NASb to the Greek text via software!
     
  7. glfredrick

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    You get multiple Bible translations in one version, Quick Verse, for instance, where I have just over 20 different translations. You can then open new windows for each version and tile the windows next to each other. Of course, you can also open other windows for commentaries, language tools, outlines, cultural encyclopedia, etc., that anchor to the text so that as you look at different verses the "tools" follow you along listing what they have for that verse. A "right click" also opens a new context senstive menu where you can immediately go to Strongs (NAS, etc.) concordance, or other key reference works.

    A very powerful and handy expression for Bible study.
     
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    Do you use any other other hebrew/Greek reference tools on bible software in addition to those listed here?
     
  9. glfredrick

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    I also use some on-line tools depending on where I'm doing my Bible study. Sometimes I work from work (I'm there now) and utilize blueletterblble.org, or one of the other Bible study tools such as that available from Crosswalk, etc.

    CCEL.org is also one of my favorite sites as they have freely available virtually every writer of Christendom from the beginning of the church.
     
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    have you tried either esword online or else the bible online at bible org?
     
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    Tried them both. Greatly prefer my software over on-line solutuions because the capability to search and manipulate text is so much greater, but all are good resources when on-line is all there is.
     

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